What’s on your wishlist? What do you want for your nearest and dearest? What’s your favorite book, movie, album, game, cocktail, or best-loved anything?
Tumblr wants you! We’ve seen lots of great recommendations this holiday season, but we’d like to add one small innovation: Instead of a few contributors, we’ll have millions. And who knows the greatest stuff in art and design, fashion and food, gadgets and tech, or TV and literature better than the Tumblr community? Join us in creating the world’s largest gift guide.
Starting on Cyber Monday, post your favorite things and tag them #tumblrgiftguide. We’ll reblog some standouts onto a special blog all week long. Follow us here to see every fantastic idea to give and get this December. Happy Holidays!
I’ve been trying to get back into doing free writing as part of my comics process, so I thought I’d post this simplified version of a lecture I made for CCS’s Summer Workshops. To me, free writing is all about pouring words out on the page without judging what you are producing - it’s a way to just enjoy the shape and sound and feel of words in your head and on the page, and a way to explore images in your mind. It helps me clear out some of the anxiety tangling up my ideas for stories, but it can also serve as an excellent self-soothing activity. You don’t gotta do this for anybody but you.
If you want to find more real writing exercises to get you started, head over to Lynda Barry’s tumblr or grab a copy of her incredible WHAT IT IS! Grab your favorite pen or pencil and write something for yourself today!