Have you ever heard of Screwpulp?

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Self publishing is becoming more and more common and successful, but many new authors struggle to find readers interested in their work. Screwpulp might be a solution for that problem - it’s a platform where authors can upload their book and readers can download them in…

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So you’ve got your world built up and you’re ready to write, but you’re not sure how to introduce everything you’ve created.
One of the most important devices you need to avoid is the info dump. The info dump is when a writer uses dialogue or narration to give an excess of information. Info dumps often come in the form of several paragraphs of details. Here are some of the problems with info dumps:
Too Much Detail: When you write info dumps, you are writing too much detail in a small space. This ruins the pacing and stalls the story. Readers get bored when they have to read an entire page explaining one part of your world, which leads to the next point:
Telling: Info dumps tell rather than show. You want to show. Telling can be okay, but in moderation.
Memory: Your reader is not going to remember all of the details you put into info dumps. There is too much information to absorb. When information is spread out, it is easier for the reader to remember and they are less likely to skip over it.
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thewritingcafe:

So you’ve got your world built up and you’re ready to write, but you’re not sure how to introduce everything you’ve created.

One of the most important devices you need to avoid is the info dump. The info dump is when a writer uses dialogue or narration to give an excess of information. Info dumps often come in the form of several paragraphs of details. Here are some of the problems with info dumps:

  • Too Much Detail: When you write info dumps, you are writing too much detail in a small space. This ruins the pacing and stalls the story. Readers get bored when they have to read an entire page explaining one part of your world, which leads to the next point:
  • Telling: Info dumps tell rather than show. You want to show. Telling can be okay, but in moderation.
  • Memory: Your reader is not going to remember all of the details you put into info dumps. There is too much information to absorb. When information is spread out, it is easier for the reader to remember and they are less likely to skip over it.

Read More

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Resources: For Aspiring Editors

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10 Ways to Kick-Start a Stalled Story

writingbox:

  1. Introduce a new character
  2. Kill off an existing character
  3. Throw an unexpected obstacle in the path of your character
  4. Edit your opening
  5. Let your character go somewhere they’ve never been before
  6. Write from another character’s point of view
  7. Let your character discover a secret
  8. Let your character share a secret with someone else
  9. Let your character fall in love
  10. Start an argument between two characters
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The trail to Gotoku-ji.

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The Giver, 2014 ()

thoughts on the upcoming film adaptation of the giver by lois lowry? 

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glorious—headfuck:

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Melissa May - “Dear Ursula” (WoWPS 2014)

"You, big lady, were the only Disney character who ever looked like me. And while you may not have had the waist line of a princess, I’ll be goddamned if you didn’t have the swagger of a queen."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Melissa placed 7th overall in the tournament.

it’s been a while since a poem has actually made me break down sobbing.

I am posting this on every social media website I can.

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18 Famous Literary First Lines Perfectly Paired With Rap Lyrics

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This is amazing and from mentalfloss.

1. ERNEST HEMINGWAY/WALE

He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff
With an impending mixtape that only seems like a myth
(The Old Man and The Sea and “New Soul”)

2. WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS/RUN-D.M.C.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
I won’t stop rockin’ till I retire

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Funeral Customs information on 50+ religions & groups.

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