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Hello, my fellow writers and artisans!

Welcome to my tiny corner of the internet.

This is a small forum for creatives and nerds.

I want this to become a connection point for creatives. I hope this will become a little space in between where we can all exchange ideas, give each other advice, refuel on creative juices, and most of all, a place to inspire and grow.

I hope to help you recognize potential, improve writing, and live as an artist.

 I am still making these improvements and learning as well. (Lots of these posts are inspired by a lot of hot chocolate, writer's block and frequent headbanging).

What to Expect
- Tips on writing

-Creative Rambling

-Occasional exerts from my own, sad work
and articles delving into the worlds and
environments I am currently developing.

-Presenting literary ideas and opinions

-Occasional book reviews

I want to present to you all my accumulated tips and advice and occasional opinions, and I hope that someday they might add up to something. :)

(Nerd Quirk: The name "Hollingsworth" is actually an old Anglo-Saxon name that means 'by the holly bush." I chose it based on the Celtic symbolism of the holly plant: it means to live with dignity and honor even in the face of adversity or challenge). 


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(Disclaimer: This post is in no way trying to 'dis' people who do not have or even disagree with these habits.I try to keep this blog an open, positive place to help encourage writers in whatever form of writing lifestyle they are most comfortable with. )  

1. They READ.Constantly. In fact, all of my writer friends are also avid readers. I am a wild reader myself (though very far from an excellent writer). Reading helps you to experiment with new narrative voices. To give you a taste of genres outside of your fallback and also shows new ways to present ideas. THIS IS A WRITER'S MOST VALUABLE ASSET. No joke.

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How do we get out of it? Is there a cure?

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For me at least, names have always been a rough spot in my Fantasy/Sci-Fi stories. I mean, it's not like you can just give them ANY old name, can you? They are special and their name needs to be special too. 

I tried to do it in alphabetical order, but........ 

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(Note: most of these names are derived from either anglo-saxon or welsh). 

1. Arvid: (derived from Scandinavian) meaning "tree of the eagle"

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