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If you’re a writer and you see this post, stop what you’re doing.

mark-helsing:

WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.

Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.

If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.

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Art Block Execution #26: Stamps

This is an exercise in simplicity! Make a very small illustration, no more than 1x2 inches (or at least something that’s around the size of a Postage Stamp wherever you are in the world.)

If you don’t do visual art: Keep It Simple, Silly is more or less the goal and rule here. Make it short, make it small, don’t try to cram a lot of detail into the thing.
Moviemakers: Make a vine. as an extra challenge, what can you accomplish in three seconds?
Writers, what can you do in 200 words? What about 140 Characters? or 6 words?

Difficulty: 3/5

How Does This Kill Art Block: This one is a mix of warm-up and learning! It’ll either get your juices flowing orit’ll force you to learn how to make something work at that size- which should help you in the future with planning larger pieces. (Thumbnailing and blocking are important!)

We love to see your completed ABEs! If you post your ABE here on tumblr, please use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution- OR, you can submit it to us!

Have an Idea for an ABE? You can Submit that to us, too!

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Mental health no Jutsu 9: Secondhand Grief

This is one of those issues where there is definitely not a one-size-fits-all answer, but this is the one that seems to be working best for Roo, so far.

If you have any thoughts, you should definitely tell us about them in our tags- which are #mhnj #mental health no jutsu, and #TixnRoo, or you can use the comments on our site, or If you have a twitter, you can share it with us @tixnroo

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belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.
Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.

  1. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
  2. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
  3. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
  4. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
  5. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
  6. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
  7. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
  8. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
  9. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
  10. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

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occoris:

Yo hey i know i have some friends/followers/peeps who do less-mainstream kinds of arts.

If you have a thing that you do (knitting, music, sculpting, w/e) that doesn’t see as many or as good of quality tutorials and support as, say, drawing does, can you hit me up?

I am trying to expand the resources section of the tix-n-roo site and we are severely lacking in content for- actually a lot of things. 

additionally, if you have any exercises that would make decent Art Block killers (they can be mostly for a specific medium or bonus points for able to be modified to apply to one or more other things) we are also always in need of those! a lot of the time they’re mostly just warm-ups or things that make you think outside of the box just a little, or small projects to help expand skillsets.

http://tix-n-roo.com/

or just generally anything that you think should be on the site that isn’t there, i’d love to hear about it!

Oh! Also: if anyone has written or knows where to find Good, Easy-To-Follow Instructions covering how to file taxes as an individual/freelancer/small business, we need that, too! For any/every location where that knowledge would be relevant, not just the us federal government, but also individual states and in other countries and their segments as well.

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occoris:

Yo hey i know i have some friends/followers/peeps who do less-mainstream kinds of arts.

If you have a thing that you do (knitting, music, sculpting, w/e) that doesn’t see as many or as good of quality tutorials and support as, say, drawing does, can you hit me up?

I am trying to expand the resources section of the tix-n-roo site and we are severely lacking in content for- actually a lot of things. 

additionally, if you have any exercises that would make decent Art Block killers (they can be mostly for a specific medium or bonus points for able to be modified to apply to one or more other things) we are also always in need of those! a lot of the time they’re mostly just warm-ups or things that make you think outside of the box just a little, or small projects to help expand skillsets.

http://tix-n-roo.com/

or just generally anything that you think should be on the site that isn’t there, i’d love to hear about it!