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25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters. As storyteller, you are god.

25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters

And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. From this essential conflict — storyteller versus character — a story is born. The 25 Most Stylish Men on TV: Style. 16.

The 25 Most Stylish Men on TV: Style

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor. Being poor is like a game of poker where if you lose, the other players get to fuck you.

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor

And if you win, the dealer fucks you. A bunch of you reading this are among the 45 million "working poor" in America, and if you're not, you know somebody who is. Like me. Getty.comOr 60 percent of all retired NBA players, according to this site. I'm not blaming anybody but myself for getting into this situation (I was drunk for two straight decades) and I'm not asking for anybody's sympathy. If you're not poor, that's awesome. You Get Charged for Using Your Own Money This is the future, where many businesses no longer accept cash as payment. Because having a checking account while poor doesn't just mean you have to be responsible and good at math -- you have to be perfect. Let's say you're running late for work and hurriedly stop to get gas, paying with a bank card.

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Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? How to Write Like You Love It: Stephen King and 6 Tools Every Writer Should Have in His ToolBox. In his Memoir of the Craft , Stephen King breaks up his book into three parts: 1) memories of his personal and professional life told in numbered chunks and fragmented snippets; 2) what's in his toolbox and what should be in yours; and 3) comments on the actual craft of writing.

How to Write Like You Love It: Stephen King and 6 Tools Every Writer Should Have in His ToolBox

Take this, my body of water: Archive. What's the coolest thing your Dad did where you knew what he was doing, and he said "Never tell Mom"? : AskReddit. When I was a kid, my dad regularly sabotaged our stove so that we would be "forced" to go out to eat at a restaurant.

What's the coolest thing your Dad did where you knew what he was doing, and he said "Never tell Mom"? : AskReddit

We loved Pizza Inn, and my mom always nagged that we needed to "eat something green". My mom knew squat about anything electrical, mechanical, etc. Sometimes Dad flipped the switch in the circuit box, or anything else he could think of to make the stove non-functional. To this day, my Mom still thinks the stove we had in the 90's was a flaky, intermittently faulty piece of shit, before we got a new one when I was in high school. Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories. The Proletarian Writer. Broadcast in the Home Service of the B.B.C., 6 December 1940; printed in The Listener, 19 December 1940.

The Proletarian Writer

Discussion between George Orwell and Desmond Hawkins Desmond Hawkins was an author, editor and radio personality. He founded the BBC's Natural History Unit. #54 – Writing Hacks, Part 1: Starting. By Scott Berkun, Aug. 28 2006 Writing is easy, it’s quality that’s hard.

#54 – Writing Hacks, Part 1: Starting

Any idiot who knows 5 words can write a sentence (e.g. “Dufus big much Scott is”). It might be grammarless, broken, or inaccurate but it is writing. This means when people can’t start they’re imagining the precision of the end, all polished and brilliant. For this reason writer’s block is a sham. Consider this: Have you ever been blocked while playing Frisbee? So play. Writing hacks for starting In the grand tradition of lists and books of hacks, writing hacks are clever little actions that give you leverage and put the dynamics in your favor.

Start with a word. Write about how it feels not to be able to write. Film School: How to write an ending- Flixist. Good afternoon, class.

Film School: How to write an ending- Flixist

Please settle down. Tomkins, put that finger away. A Flappers' Dictionary. Hidden deep within a box of materials that came into the shop this week was a short stack of old magazines.

A Flappers' Dictionary

I’d never seen this title before, but I knew what it was just as soon as I saw it: Flapper. “Not for Old Fogies” said the masthead, but I took a look anyway. These were in beautiful condition (“Near Mint” is the technical term) and were just a lot of fun to page through. During the Roaring 20s of the last century, young ladies took on a new, and for the time radical, lifestyle. These were the years following World War I and prior to The Great Depression. It was all a reaction to what women perceived as stifling control placed over them by the male of the species.