10 Ways to Know You’re a Writer

Justin Burnell:

I’m truly impressed with this post. Great tips about being a writer.

Originally posted on Stories are the Wildest Things:

You’ve wondered, right?

You’ve asked yourself this question many times and you’re reading this post to find out, “Am I a writer?”

Like a hypochondriac checking out WebMD for signs and symptoms, you scour articles and blog posts for the telltale signs and symptoms that you’ve got what it takes to declare yourself a writer.

I do, too. That’s why I came up with this list of 10 Ways to Know You’re a Writer.

After reading the list, click on the links to the other great blog posts and articles that relate to each of these ideas.

Please leave me a comment about which symptoms you come down with most often, or add some new ones of your own

You Know You’re a Writer if…

10. You take really long showers because you’re working on a writing problem or your fictional characters are having conversations in your head and…

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Fargo Renewed for Season 2 Prequel — New Details on Time Period, Returning Characters

Justin Burnell:

Thank God for Fargo!!

Originally posted on TVLine:

Grab your mittens and button down your ear flaps: FX on Monday announced that it has ordered a second season of its Emmy-nominated series Fargo.

Per the cabler, the new 10-episode chapter (to launch in Fall 2015 at the earliest) will feature all-new characters (played by all-new actors), a new period of time and a new true crime story.

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“We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement. “[Season 1] was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment.”

The series’ 10-episode first season, which recently netted 18 Emmy nominations, was inspired by the Coen Brothers’ 1996 film of the same name, followed the fallout caused by murders in the Minnesota city of Bemidji.

Earlier this month, star Allison Tolman told TVLine that “there’s discussion” that Season 2 would have a whole new cast, but that she hoped…

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2 Years Since Aurora Theater Massacre – The Epoch Times

DENVER— On July 20, 2012, a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in the Denver suburb of Aurora. James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings. His attorneys say he was gripped by a psychotic episode. Here are things to know on the second anniversary Sunday:

—THE TRIAL: Now scheduled to start Dec. 8 after three postponements. The first was when prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty; the second, when prosecutors asked for a second state sanity evaluation of Holmes; the third, when a doctor doing that exam asked for more time.

—JURY SELECTION: Seating 12 jurors and 12 alternates will take months. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. will issue a summons to 6,000 people and expects 3,300 candidates. They’ll fill out questionnaires and undergo questioning

.—OUTCOMES: If found guilty, Holmes could face the death penalty. If found not guilty by reason of insanity, he would be committed indefinitely to the state mental hospital.

—HOLMES: The 26-year-old sits quietly in shackles during hearings and stares straight ahead. He no longer has the vacant, wide-eyed stare of his first hearings. Whether he could tell right from wrong in the shooting — the key finding of the first sanity exam — wasn’t released. But the judge agreed with prosecutors that the doctor was biased and ordered a second exam that’s due Oct. 15

.—SURVIVORS: Tom Teves, of Phoenix, lost his son, Alex, 24. He’s frustrated by the slow progress. “That individual Holmes has a multitude more rights than any of the victims,” he says. “I think it’s the grief like carrying around a big weight. You get stronger carrying it around, but it never gets lighter.” Tom Sullivan, of Aurora, lost his son, also named Alex, 27. Sunday is Alex’s birthday. “There are still a lot of people out there who are hurting,” Tom Sullivan said.

—THE THEATER: The former Century 16 was renovated and renamed the Century Aurora. It opened its doors to victims of the attack in January 2013 with a remembrance and a special showing of “The Hobbit.” Theater 9 is now an XD theater with a wall-to-wall screen.

—THE ANNIVERSARY: This year’s commemoration is lower key. Aurora Strong Resilience Center, set up to help residents deal with trauma, holds events on coping and will hold a Day of Remembrance. The Potter’s House church across the border in Denver will dedicate a stand of trees in honor of the dead.

via 2 Years Since Aurora Theater Massacre – The Epoch Times.

Two years ago today I was working at Fairfield Inn for summer and then I turned on the news about what happenend on the Aurora movie shooting at Colorado. It was devastating. My condolences still goes out to the victims who lost their lives.

James Garner: TV & Movie Legend Dies At 86

Justin Burnell:

Great legendary actor. RIP James Garner.

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Just heartbreaking. TV and movie legend James Garner passed away on July 19 at his home. He was 86.

James Garner, beloved on both the TV and movie screen, has died at the age of 86. The actor, best known for starring roles on the television series’ The Rockford Files and Maverick, passed away of natural causes in his home on July 19, police said. What a loss of a true Hollywood legend.

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Top 15 Albums of 2014 (So Far)

During the six months of 2014, I’ve been purchasing and listening to the albums. Well here are my top 15 list of albums that came out in twenty-fourteen so far. By the way this list is in no particular order.

1. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Piñata
2. Coldplay, Ghost Stories
3. Rick Ross, Mastermind
4. Nas, Illmatic XX
5. SchoolBoy Q, Oxymoron
6. Pharrell Williams, G I R L
7. Birdy, The Fire Within
8. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
9. Isaiah Rashad, Cilvia Demo
10. Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
11. SZA, Z
12. Linkin Park, The Hunting Party
13. YG, My Krazy Life
14. Mobb Deep, The Infamous Mobb Deep
15. Kid Ink, My Own Lane

Malaysia Airlines: 80 Children Killed In MH17 Tragedy, Including 3 Infants

Justin Burnell:

My prayers and condolences goes out to the victims who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash.

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

The devastating tragedy of flight MH17 took the lives of 298 people, including 80 small children and 3 infants. Of those children, three of them were Australian siblings traveling with their grandfather. So sad.

Flight MH17 was carrying 80 children when it was allegedly shot down and destroyed by Russian rebels on Thursday, July 17. The horrific incident killed all of the plane’s passengers, including an entire Indonesian family and three Australian siblings who were on their way home, accompanied only by their grandfather. The plane’s wreckage — including body parts of the passengers — reportedly spreads over a 9 mile area.

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Throwback Thursday: Styles P – Good Times (I Get High) (2002)

Throwback Thursday for July 17th goes to Styles P with the classic weed smoking anthem “Good Times (I Get High)” from his solo album titled A Gangster and A Gentleman in 2002. This takes me back to my summer days in ’02 while I was 12 years old when I heard it. This track was produced by Saint Denson and Swizz Beatz. It samples Freda Payne “I Get High (On Your Memory)”. I love the song and the original sample. It’s still one of my favorites to this day. Summer of 2002 was the shit!!

Bonus: Styles P featuring Method Man and Redman – Good Times (I Get High) (Remix)

Best remix of 2002.

MTV VMA 2014 Nominations: Beyonce, Miley Cyrus & More

Justin Burnell:

Awesome VMA nominations!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

It’s that time of the year again! MTV announced the nominations for the 2014 VMAs on July 17 — and Beyonce is leading the pack with eight nods. Read the full list here.

BeyonceIggy Azalea and Eminem are leading the pack with the most nominations for the 2014 Video Music Awards, which will take place on August 24 from The Forum in Inglewood, Cali. From new singers like Sam Smith to our favorites like Miley Cyrus, this year’s VMAs will for sure be star studded! Below is the full list, as well as three stars who will perform!

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