Write a story about somebody spreading positivity.
If you write something based on this, let me know. I’d love to read it!
I’m whiter than white and my hair holds zero curls.
But I’m writing a character of mixed race. One of her grandparents is Japanese-American, two are African-American, and one is Anglo-American. She’s got kinky curls like so
Oh yeah, all the time. Let me put that in bold italics again: all the time.
I think everyone does it.
It’s a matter of imagination hyping up a story because you’re seeing the end result rather than the work, lame drafts, occasional self-loathing, and time consuming editing that has to be put into it.
The way not to be scared is to remember that a story isn’t going to start out good at all, but that you have all the time in the world to make it good. Eventually your imagination becomes the reality.
the-lovely-anna asked: I never can find the right balance between events in my writing. Sometimes I feel like I have too much happening too fast and sometimes I feel like it’s all going too slow, the pacing always feels off. Do you have any advice?
I think timelines are great for getting a bird’s eye view of your story. Start with a list of events that you know need to happen in your story, then figure out the general time frame of your story and plot each event on the timeline where it needs to go. This will help you see how the events relate to one another, can help you figure out natural chapter divisions, and can help you see good places for slower paced scenes to balance out the action scenes.
It’s a good idea to follow-up action scenes with exposition, introspection, or slower paced dialogue scenes. Alternatively, if you want to speed up the pace of your story but you don’t have an action scene handy, you can use snappier dialogue, shorter sentences, and shorter paragraphs to manually increase the pace.
Here’s a grand masterlist of crime-related resources. This list is organized into categories, so it is recommended that you take advantage of the CTRL+F function on your keyboard. Let me know if something is amiss, if you have a crime-related post and want it added to this list, or if you want a category added.
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This will be updated every time I hoard more links. Last Update: 6/5/14.
do you ever play cards against humanity and there’s that moment where the perfect card for the hand is in your hand and you just go “my time has come” and lay it down with such grace
and then you don’t get the point
It looks like Tom is about to fucking cry.
If he was touched, it’s kinda understandable.
I mean, think about it. He is cast as a villain. Sure, it’s a fun role (especially since it’s such a multifaceted, complicated character). He might make a name for himself in the world if you’re lucky, but really, what other expectations did he have?
The film’s protagonist is attractive (in the very masculine, classic sense), strong—the person everyone will root for.
I can believe it if Tom never thought that his character—the bad guy—would become not only the most popular character in the Thor series, but possibly one of the most popular characters in the entire MCU. (Honestly, I think only RDJ’s Tony Stark might have him beat.)
And it just hit him, in this moment, how much people love the work he’s done. It’s overwhelming. I’m happy for him.
friend-zoning guys is horrible. it is disgusting. funzone them instead. send them to a small childs park so they can cry with the other babies when they dont get what they want.
|—||Ray Bradbury (via ilovereadingandwriting)|
one of my favorite FOB encounter stories is the one where this girl was eating at a restaurant and she was wearing a FOB shirt and she felt someone looking at her so she looked out the glass window she was sitting by and Pete Wentz was on the other side of the glass just staring at her and grinning.