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gyllenhaha:

this guy in my personal finance class pointed at my water bottle and asked me “why are girls always drinking that” and i was like “water?” he asked me why girls are always drinking water

The 13 Most Common Errors on a Novel's First Page

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.

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empressfab:

Find Your Light: a mix for fresh starts, new places, and being brave about doing scary things (a graduation present for E)[ listen ] [ download ] 



01. chicago - sufjan stevens ✈  we sold our clothes to the state / i don’t mind, i don’t mind / i made a lot of mistakes / in my mind, in my mind 02. new soul - yael naim ✈  i’m a young soul in this very strange world / hoping i could learn a bit about what’s true and fake 03. big jumps - emiliana torrini ✈  make some big jumps, big jumps / you afraid to break some bones? 04. the painter - i’m from barcelona ✈  don’t give up on your dreams, boy / don’t give up on your dreams now, buddy 05. streetlights - rocky votolato ✈  seems like i’ve got so much more to lose now / than i ever had before06. live your life - yuna ✈  we were meant for something bigger than this / don’t ever try to dismiss yourself, ‘cause you don’t have to 07. wetsuit - the vaccines ✈  oh you want to do things differently / go do them independently 08. go places - the new pornographers ✈  make records, then set them / make copies, win races / stay with me, go places 09. look up - stars ✈  so far, keeping it together’s been enough / look up, rain is falling, looks like love 10. payne’s bay - beirut ✈  headstrong today, i’ve been headstrong 11. go do - jónsi ✈  go do, you’ll learn to / just let yourself fall into landslide 12. laughter lines - bastille ✈  i’ll see you in the future when we’re older / when we are full of stories to be told 13. can’t go back now - the weepies ✈  you and me walk on / ‘cause you can’t go back now 14. keep your head up - ben howard ✈  keep your head up / keep your heart strong / keep your mind set / keep your hair long 15. wake up - arcade fire ✈  with my lightnin’ bolts aglowin’ / i can see where i am go-goin’ / you better look out below

empressfab:

Find Your Light: a mix for fresh starts, new places, and being brave about doing scary things (a graduation present for E)
[ listen ] [ download

01. chicago - sufjan stevens
 we sold our clothes to the state / i don’t mind, i don’t mind / i made a lot of mistakes / in my mind, in my mind
02. new soul - yael naim
  i’m a young soul in this very strange world / hoping i could learn a bit about what’s true and fake
03. big jumps - emiliana torrini
✈  make some big jumps, big jumps / you afraid to break some bones?
04. the painter - i’m from barcelona
✈  don’t give up on your dreams, boy / don’t give up on your dreams now, buddy
05. streetlights - rocky votolato
✈  seems like i’ve got so much more to lose now / than i ever had before
06. live your life - yuna
✈  we were meant for something bigger than this / don’t ever try to dismiss yourself, ‘cause you don’t have to
07. wetsuit - the vaccines
✈  oh you want to do things differently / go do them independently
08. go places - the new pornographers
✈  make records, then set them / make copies, win races / stay with me, go places
09. look up - stars
✈  so far, keeping it together’s been enough / look up, rain is falling, looks like love
10. payne’s bay - beirut
✈  headstrong today, i’ve been headstrong
11. go do - jónsi
✈  go do, you’ll learn to / just let yourself fall into landslide
12. laughter lines - bastille
✈  i’ll see you in the future when we’re older / when we are full of stories to be told
13. can’t go back now - the weepies
✈  you and me walk on / ‘cause you can’t go back now
14. keep your head up - ben howard
✈  keep your head up / keep your heart strong / keep your mind set / keep your hair long
15. wake up - arcade fire
✈  with my lightnin’ bolts aglowin’ / i can see where i am go-goin’ / you better look out below

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mashable:

Lena the Rottweiler totally understands your love of a nice, relaxing shower after a long day.

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