5 ft. 2 and full of it.

universalequalityisinevitable:

Peter Joseph, from this lecture.

This is why earning a living is an utterly ridiculous concept.

yeahwriters:

boazpriestly:

  • Over-explanation. This includes prologues. “Prologues are never needed. You can usually throw them in the garbage. They’re usually put on as a patch.”
  • Too much data. “You’re trying to seduce your reader, not burden them,” Friedman said.
  • Over-writing, or “trying too hard.” “We think the more description we add, the more vivid it will be; but we don’t want to be distracted from the story” we open the book for.
  • Beginning the novel with an interior monologue or reflection. Usually this is written as the thoughts of a character who is sitting alone, musing and thinking back on a story. Just start with the story.
  • Beginning the novel with a flashback. Friedman isn’t entirely anti-flashback, but the novel’s opening page is the wrong place for one.
  • Beginning a novel with the “waking up sequence” of a character waking, getting out of bed, putting on slippers, heading for the kitchen and coffee…a cliche
  • Related cliche: beginning the novel with an alarm clock or a ringing phone
  • Starting out with an “ordinary day’s routine” for the main character
  • Beginning with “crisis moments” that aren’t unique: “When the doctor said ‘malignant,’ my life changed forever…” or “The day my father left us I was seven years old…”
  • Don’t start with a dialogue that doesn’t have any context. Building characterization through dialogue is okay anywhere else but there.
  • Starting with backstory, or “going back, then going forward.”
  • Info dump. More formally called “exposition.”
  • Character dump, which is four or more characters on the first page.

This is like the Story Beginnings Bible.

foodforbears:

eunnieboo:

if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

ME

thebluelip-blondie:

nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

y’all see how little Black life is mattered even by other PoC

not the Palestinians other PoC

ahealthblog:

Two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.

whatarewewatching13:

Their friendship is perfection

curvesincolor:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. 

curvesincolor:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. 

yummyinmytumbly:

Easy Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken
veganismislove:

Mushroom Chilli Fry
gastrogirl:

texas tommy dogs and cheeseburger sliders.