whatdiscworldtaughtme:

646. I’d like to know if I could compare you to a summer’s day. Because — well, June 12th was quite nice. || 'Wyrd sisters'

whatdiscworldtaughtme:

646. I’d like to know if I could compare you to a summer’s day. Because — well, June 12th was quite nice. || 'Wyrd sisters'

Writing advice you’re not going to like.

madlori:

People sometimes send me Asks wanting writing advice.  I suck at it.  I don’t really know how I do the writing, or how one should do the writing, or what one should do to get better at the writing.  All I can ever think to say is “write a lot of stuff and you will get better at the writing.”  Which is true, but hardly a bolt from the sky.

Well, as it turns out, I do have one piece of Legit Writing Advice, and I am going to share it with you, right now.  If you were in any of my writing workshop groups at a con, you’ve heard this advice already.

Warning: you’re going to fucking hate it.  But if you do it, you will thank me.

If you have a piece of fiction you’re serious about, something you might want to actually shop around, or just something you really are into and want to make it as good as you can…do NOT edit it.

Repeat.  DO NOT EDIT.

REWRITE.

As in, print out the whole fucking thing and re-enter it, every word (or use two screens).  Retype the whole thing.  Recreate it from the ground up using your first draft as a template.  Start with a blank page and re-enter every. single. word.

I hear you screaming.  OH MY GOD THAT’S INSANE.

Yes.  Yes, it is.

It is also the most powerful thing you will ever do for a piece of fiction that you are serious about.

Now, let’s get real.  I don’t do this for most things.  I don’t do it for my fanfiction.  But if it’s something original, something I might like to get to a professional level - I do it.  You absolutely COULD do it for fanfiction.  It’s just up to you and how much time you want to sink into a piece.

You can edit, sure.  But you WILL NOT get down to the level of change that needs to happen in a second draft.  You will let things slide.  Your eyes will miss things.  You will say “eh, good enough.”

The first time I did this, on someone else’s advice, I was dubious.  Within two pages, I was saying WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN DOING THIS ALL THE TIME.  I was amazed at how much change was happening.  By the time I got to the end, I had an entirely different novel than the one I’d started with.  When you’re already re-entering every single word, it’s easy to make deep changes.  You’ll reformat sentences, you’ll switch phrases around, you’ll massage your word choice.  You’ll discover whole paragraphs that don’t need to be there at all because they became redundant.  You’ll find dialogue exchanges that need reimagining.  Whole plot points will suddenly be different, whole story arcs will reveal their flaws and get re-drawn.

You cannot get down to the fundamental level of change that’s required just by editing an existing document.  You have to rebuild it if you really want your story to evolve.  You will be AMAZED at the difference it will make.

It will take time.  It will seem like a huge, Herculean task.  I’m not saying it’s easy.  It isn’t.  But it is absolutely revolutionary.

Try it.  I promise, you will see what I mean.

*PSA: Tipsy!Lori wrote this post.  In case you couldn’t tell.

(via tictactoews)

legitfitneverquits:

littlemissmollymormon:

I don’t go running because I want to be thin.

I go running because

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you

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never

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know

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who’s

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going to

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show up

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and tell you

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to

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this is literally my favorite running post of all time. hands down.

(via urrone)

letusneverspeakofthis:

Do you want to write a fan fic?

Come on, what do you say?

Please write one about my favourite ship, make my stomach flip, remember make them gay!

Please don’t write them as buddies… I need ‘not safe for work’, and please do not let them die!

Do you want to write a fan fic?

It doesn’t have to be a long fic…

Guys if we don’t make this viral we have failed as a fandom.

(Source: laurencarmel, via urrone)

iamafoodblog:

Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast

  • 1 EGG
  • 1 TABLESPOON MILK
  • SPRINKLE OF SALT
  • 1/4 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER
  • 1 TABLESPOON GREEN ONIONS
  • 1 TABLESPOON CILANTRO
  • 2 SLICES THICK BREAD, PREFERABLY DAY-OLD OR STALE
  • BUTTER OR OIL FOR THE PAN
  • SRIRACHA TO TASTE

In a shallow bowl, beat together the egg, milk, salt, pepper, green onions and cilantro. Dip slices of bread into egg mix allowing the bread to soak up the eggy goodness. Melt a pat of butter or a touch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the soaked slices of bread and fry, flipping once, 2-3 minutes per side or until deeply golden brown and crispy. Enjoy warm with sriracha to taste.

(Source: maxistentialist, via agentpantybunches)

Tags: food

owldude:

flowury:

Super secret ladybug council meeting to discuss ladybug super secrets

"we must conspire against the bunnies"

owldude:

flowury:

Super secret ladybug council meeting to discuss ladybug super secrets

"we must conspire against the bunnies"

(via maleyka)

sashayed:

justinsomnia:

Insomniac Song of the Night

"Goodness Gracious" by Ellie Goulding

Check out the music video here

There are also a lot of really good remixes to this song. One of my favorites is the Dave Aude remix. Here’s the link

GOD what a sweet ass pre-chorus this song has

(via accidentallymelted)

Tags: music

theboycanthelpit:

wander1ustt:

15poundstosummer:

mcgooglykins:

merspers:

tumboner:

leoreturns:

I have been waiting all year to post this.

omg

This has been in my queue for months.

I missed it last year and I vowed that would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

YES

omg i didnt reblog this last year!

AND IT’S TRUE TODAY!

theboycanthelpit:

wander1ustt:

15poundstosummer:

mcgooglykins:

merspers:

tumboner:

leoreturns:

I have been waiting all year to post this.

omg

This has been in my queue for months.

I missed it last year and I vowed that would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

YES

omg i didnt reblog this last year!

AND IT’S TRUE TODAY!

somanyrandomthings:

Listen/purchase: Never Look Away by Vienna Teng

so do they ever shut up because you said so or
do you overthink ’em all
somebody ought to corrupt you on the dance floor
and take you home
show you all your daemons and desires and dark sides
all of your colonies and continental divides

let me uncover the silver in your dark hair
the weight of your bones
I want to witness the beauty of your repair
the shape you’ve grown
for you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky
you’re made of memories you bury or live by

I HIGHLY suggest you also listen to the vocals only, as well. 

(via puckling)

Tags: food