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why is this so hard for people to understand

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Weekly prompt : September 1, 2014
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       He surveyed the crime scene. In the background,                   the music played on.
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Weekly prompt : September 1, 2014

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       He surveyed the crime scene. In the background,
the music played on.

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RvB: Way Out

completelysane:

Carolina and Wash know better than to confab at the start of a perimeter walk even if that walk is largely invented. Carolina did one almost as soon as they arrived, stalking through the oil-stained garbage behind the gas depot, listening to the retching and posturing behind her. After, though, the ex-Freelancers lock eyes while the others are talking over Felix’s proposal, Gray’s voice loud as she argues as the only Chorus native.

"He’s still here, right?" Wash says.

"Epsilon? Yes. He’s just quiet. He talks to himself, sometimes."

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graceyu:

Pixar on stories

Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted a list of guidelines she learned from her colleagues on how to create appealing stories:

#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.

#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.

#3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.

#5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.

#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?

#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.

#8: Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.

#9: When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.

#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.

#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.

#12: Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.

#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.

#14: Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.

#15: If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.

#16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.

#17: No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on - it’ll come back around to be useful later.

#18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.

#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.

#20: Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into what you DO like?

#21: You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can’t just write ‘cool’. What would make YOU act that way?

#22: What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.

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Weekly prompt : September 1, 2014
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       He surveyed the crime scene. In the background,                   the music played on.
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To participate:
Simply write or draw whatever this prompt inspires. 
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Have fun!

texelations:

Weekly prompt : September 1, 2014

╔═══════════════════════════════════════════╗

       He surveyed the crime scene. In the background,
the music played on.

╚═══════════════════════════════════════════╝

To participate:

Simply write or draw whatever this prompt inspires. 

If you wish, share a link to your creation in my submit box, or simply tag with #starlight challenge.

Have fun!

zimeta:

There’s a lack of Short Circuit Gifsets on Tumblr, so I made one. :3

The stone inside you still hasn’t hit bottom

thought-:

There’s a bicycle. There’s an apartment. For now, there are two people living in the apartment, and only one body. Begin and the beginning.

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daftprodigy:

rane0:

daftprodigy:

Freckles!
You’re okay!
And you’re on my dash!
And you’re not going to be destroyed forever on RvB today, because you are here!
Everything is great!
<3

Oh…. honey I have to take Freckles to live on a mantis farm today. You may want to say goodbye because I don’t know if we’ll be able to visit anytime soon.

Awww :( Will he be okay? Will the other mantises be nice to him? Will he have lots of bugs to eat and sticks to climb on?
I will miss him so much! :(

daftprodigy:

rane0:

daftprodigy:

Freckles!

You’re okay!

And you’re on my dash!

And you’re not going to be destroyed forever on RvB today, because you are here!

Everything is great!

<3

Oh…. honey I have to take Freckles to live on a mantis farm today. You may want to say goodbye because I don’t know if we’ll be able to visit anytime soon.

Awww :( Will he be okay? Will the other mantises be nice to him? Will he have lots of bugs to eat and sticks to climb on?

I will miss him so much! :(

ladugard:

The only nail polish for me

ladugard:

The only nail polish for me