#16: This is What Dreams Are Made Of

Featuring 2000s nostalgia + tons of new music + more

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I’ve got some exciting news to share with you beautiful people--oh, write is on TikTok! Go and follow a real one! It’s been fun to explore, and I’m excited to create more awkward 15-second videos. Enjoy the 16th issue folks!

Writer’s Log #6

Fanfiction is, initially, what ushered me into this writing-on-the-internet game. It makes sense that, eventually, I’d find my way back. 

A few days ago, I found myself watching Lizzie McGuire on Disney+. Drowning in nostalgia, I became so angry that the Lizzie McGuire reboot was axed

I live tweeted my angst, per usual: 

Because I’m a woman of my word, and that’s on period, I started to write my vision of a Lizzie McGuire reboot. What began as a fun lil’ exercise led me to plan out three entire episodes. It reminded me of how fun writing fanfiction was, and how I missed it. 

I love playing in a familiar world with characters I already love. Worldbuilding and character development are already done for you. You can just write. 

If you never wrote fanfiction, or you’ve been out of the game for a while like me, try it out.

Pick a fictional world from your favorite TV show, movie, video game, book, etc. Write 500 words building a story within its fictional world. For example, maybe there’s a recent episode or chapter that didn’t end the way you’d like it to. Fix it in your own words!

And, on the small chance that someone connected with the Lizzie reboot is reading this—holla at cha girl.

4 Things I Consumed

  1. J Cole’s new album The Off Season

  2. Christopher Nolan’s movie Tenet (legit the most confusing movie I’ve ever seen)

  3. HBOMax’s true crime docuseries about scamming, Generation Hustle

  4. Julie Chibbaro and JM Superville Novak’s book Into the Dangerous World

3 Things I Created

  1. 9 whole TikToks!!! *pats self on back*

  2. An article talking about J Cole’s struggles with self doubt

  3. A piece of microfiction inspired by Isaiah Rashad’s new track “Lay Wit Ya”

Writing Prompts

  1. This post from r/TwoSentenceHorror

  2. Romance/science fiction prompt

  3. Science fiction prompt


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