Hey, I'm 22 and currently chillin' in Ventura, California. I love this state. Absolutely love it. Nice people. Nice people everywhere. I just post random stuff I like. I'm all over the place, but I'm not hard to talk to, so don't feel intimidated.
Rules such as ‘Write what you know,’ and ‘Show, don’t tell,’ while doubtlessly grounded in good sense, can be ignored with impunity by any novelist nimble enough to get away with it. There is, in fact, only one rule in writing fiction: Whatever works, works.
Realize that anyone who tries to put you down about your appearance is assuming that it is your job to please them visually. Once you realize that it isn’t your job to be visually pleasing to anyone, ever, it becomes very hard for anyone to make you feel bad about yourself.