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quote 2015-09-09 21:01
One of the most basic assumptions that an audience makes is that the person who created the entertainment they’re about to enjoy is going to treat them fairly. They assume that everything they witness has a point, and is necessary to the story. Audiences are prepared to accept small exceptions to this rule – writers are allowed a few red herrings and MacGuffins – but break it in a major way and they’re going to feel cheated...

The secret storytelling truth we must mainline:

Be aware of the contract between you and your audience. Everything that happens must happen for a reason, and the more of a big deal you make of an event, the bigger the pay off must be.

Source: LitReactor (Spoiler Alert for True Detective: Season Two)


I suggest every author who sees this read the entire article.

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quote 2015-04-02 14:51
How can it be that so many people’s ex-girlfriends are crazy? What happens to these women? Do they eventually go on to birth babies and care for their elderly parents and scramble up gigantic pans of eggs on Sunday mornings for oodles of lounge-abouts who later have the nerve to inquire about what’s for dinner or is there some corporate Rest Home for Crazy Bitches chain in cities across the land that I am unaware of that houses all these women who used to love men who later claim they were actually crazy bitches?
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quote 2014-05-09 02:02
On especially hot days, when you'd like to murder whoever crosses you, or at least give him a good slap, drink lemonade instead. Go out and buy a first-rate ceiling fan. Make certain never to step on one of the crickets that may have taken refuge in a dark corner of your living room, or your luck will change for the worse. Avoid men who call you Baby, and women who have no friends, and dogs that scratch at their bellies and refuse to lie down at your feet. Wear dark glasses; bathe with lavender oil and cool, fresh water. Seek shelter from the sun at noon.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

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quote 2014-02-24 14:55
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. -Ralph Nader
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quote 2013-10-18 20:13
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'One word at a time.'

Steven King said this, and it is meant, in my eyes, for aspiring writers.


Sometimes, it can be hard to sit down and write an entire novel, or even a paragraph. Words can become stuck, and no matter how long you sit at the computer, nothing flows onto the blank screen.


The easiest advice? Just write word-by-word; write in small bits, and eventually, you will have a completed piece! Super simple!


We have to keep chiseling away at our blank computer screen, or notebook, until it is chock full of adventure and inspiration!


Happy writing, and thanks Steven King!



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