You Should be Writing

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Some of you are probably familiar with that “you should be writing meme”, wherein people take a picture of their favorite TV or film characters, and put the caption “you should be writing” on the picture. You can do a quick Google image search to get the gist of the idea.

I have a few of these pictures saved in a file to try and motivate or remind me to write. I realized, however, there were very few “you should be writing” images with actual, yaknow, writers. Thus, I took it upon myself to further avoid writing to make a few of my own, with writers who have inspired me.

Repost where-ever you like. I don’t own the original images and I ain’t making any money off these silly things. These are just to enjoy and maybe inspire.

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Brian Jacques was my childhood hero and if anyone wants to give me shit about this, that’s okay. That just means I got to enjoy his books and you probably didn’t.

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Toni Morrison, forever one of my favorites.

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Gloria Anzaldúa. Her book Borderlands/La Fronteria was one of the most influential to me as a fermenting writer. It would be more appropriate if the text were in Spanish, but, my Spanish is really really crappy.

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N. K. Jemisin, who wrote The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Killing Moon, is saddened by your lack of writing!

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Nnedi Okorafor. I am in the middle of her novel, Who Fears Death and thoroughly enjoying it.

And finally, the Grand Master of speculative fiction herself, Ursula K LeGuin, in two variations:

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Edit: Have some bonus Mary Shelley (the Mother of SFF, really) from this site:

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