Conversation is a test. Always. An exam which you can fail at any moment. The key, I find, is to get into the mindset of not really giving a shit about any of the stuff you say; just fling every thought you have into the ether and see what happens. 169 more words
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This mostly happens where there is some kind of fantasy, a made-up world, sword and sorcery, where anything or anyone has a special power. I have no idea why this is. 1,116 more words
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…I mean in a big picture kind of way. When you think about who you’re going to vote for, I doubt you say to yourself: 546 more words
Bad Writing Advice IX, "4 Ways to End a Chapter that Will Make Readers Squeal (And Not Like Stuck Pigs)"
Rick Riordan once asked me how to end a book chapter properly. Actually Rick asks me how to do a lot of things, such as how to start a story “en media res,” how to craft a great anti-hero, and how to microwave popcorn without starting a grease fire (not the brightest, that one). 1,524 more words
Have you ever been writing when all of a sudden a character just walks into the scene and starts doing and saying things that you hadn’t planned on? 263 more words
Just to change ’em up, the Grammar Cop will share a totally different class of eyesores this week. (Because I can.) I’m sure you have similar ones that grate on your nerves, but for now, these are the top… 216 more words