wishin' and hopin'

Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick!) I'm Jasmine, and I've been doing Holiday Wishes for more years than I can count now, although I don't usually post this late! I've had a roller coaster year, but things are so good right now, and I can't wait spread the holiday cheer!

01. Obligatory Amazon Wishlist Link! -- I definitely don't mind used items!
02. Gift Cards!! -- I'm doing a lot of exchanges and wish granting this year, so Amazon Gift Cards are a great help, and I'm also always in need of Google Play credits!
03. Smash Book Supplies -- I'll take anything! Especially washi tape and stickers.
04. Tarot and Oracle Decks -- Again, I'll take any! I've been gifting a lot of decks to other people, and so I don't mind having duplicates.
05. Hufflepuff Items! -- I'm a proud Hufflepuff, and I'm decorating my tree in puff theme this year, so if it's black and yellow, or badger related, I'm happy to have it!
06. Cookbooks -- I love them! I cannot get enough of them, and I'd really like for people to send me their favourite cookbooks.
07. Holiday Mixes -- I am definitely the kind of person who listens to Christmas music all year long. I especially like more folk-y instrumental music, or something like Mediæval Bæbes.
08. Your Favorite Quotes -- I'm making a quote book, and I'd live anything that really speaks to you in some way!
09. Your Best Writing Advice -- Whether it's something you came up with yourself, or it's something you've found along the way that helped, I'd love for you top send it to me. I'm trying to keep myself motivated on writing my post-Nanowrimo project, and this helps.
10. Web Series Recs -- I really like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, MisSpelled, Emma Approved, Carmilla, Green Gable Fables, Awkward Black Girl, as well as unscripted things like TableTop. But in definitely wanting to watch more stuff! Especially if it involves food, witches, or the classics!

You can email me at onawhim@lilybulb.org, and you can also request my physical address there as well! Happy holidays everyone!
The best writing advice I've ever heard is from fantasy novelist Blake Charlton: "Write what you fear."
Just a few on the more recent ones I found on tumblr:

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." - Alice Walker

"You can either sit down and be depressed by the darkness of the night, or stand up and appreciate the beauty of the stars." - Yasir Qadhi

“We must express ourselves in ways that demonstrate our respect for others.” — Stephen Carter, Carter’s Laws of Civility

“People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help others heal, love them without an agenda.” — Mike McHargue

“We are pieces of ancient Earth, bits of sacred story soaked in intellect and dirt.” — Oak Chezar

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” — Tobias Wolff

"If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it's your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life. — Charles Bukowski

“I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself.” — Chris Cleave, Incendiary

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky

“There are blessings every day. Find them. Create them. Treasure them.” — Unknown

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.” — Eliezer Yudkowsky

“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” — Buddha
Writing advice (written on the hands of some authors) - http://www.wofford.edu/sharedworlds/handinhand.aspx


Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
You have to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight - Bruce Cockburn

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen
My best writing advice is to search for the truthiest truth you can find.

That said, I just got on winter break and would love to donate my time. If you want a critique done of a chapter or two of any of your projects, please feel free tos end it my way - allisonginsburg at gmail dot com.