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hey guys since the creepy stories I post are so highly requested, I found more 2 sentence horror stories!
if you wanna read more creepy stories that will scar you for life click here
Oh I wasn’t going to sleep or anything like that
What’s interesting to me about most of these is that all that they imply is that there is something paranormal present. Not that it’s done anything in particular. Not that it’s aggressive in any way. Just that it’s there.
I find it interesting that that’s so terrifying to people.
Why are we so afraid of the mere presence of things that we cannot see?
And why does that fear seem so universal?
I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!
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Witty characters are what I, in my own opinion, write best and enjoy most; even though I do like to try as wide a range of different characters as possible in order to develop myself as a writer. Being witty is not an easy task, especially if it’s not a gift you were born with. Often the result is varying, to a degree where I end up either loving or hating what I’ve written.
The guide begins with an introduction to wit and different types of it. If you think you already have that part covered, feel free to scroll to the ending where I share some pointers on how to go about writing a witty character or witty dialogue.
“ Sometimes when you open a book, time stops. ”
Ned Vizzini (via marylovesbooks)
Or speeds up.
In my case.
mbwriter asked: Am I the only one that feels like the way people talk about diversity on some tumblr blogs feels a bit too much like forcing the issue? Writing diversity into your story should not become a formula.
I suspect that no, you’re not the only one who feels that way.
Personally, I think the issue needs to be forced. Sometimes I get a little irritated with the sheer levels of anger and hate that come from some blogs, but I can’t really fault people for being angry and hateful when they’ve suffered because of the lack of diversity. They’ve suffered because they’ve been oppressed, and telling people to be quieter with their anger when they’ve been through something like that is, frankly, disrespectful to their experiences.
If when you say ‘formula’, you mean that there shouldn’t be ‘token’ characters for each group, I agree with you. The characters all need to be as well-represented and three-dimensional as each other and have a part to play in the story that goes beyond ‘diversity points’. I don’t think every story needs to have one person of colour, one gay person, one asexual person, and so on, and so forth to the point where it does become a formula, but…
Hell, they do need to be somewhere. We don’t live in a world of white, male, cisgendered heterosexuality. White, male, cisgendered heterosexuality is not as expansive as some people believe it to be.
If art imitates life, then it needs to imitate it for what it is, not what a certain group of people want it to be.
To be honest, it shouldn’t need ‘forcing’ into our literature to begin with. It should be there already. But it isn’t. And the idea that a person feels ‘forced’ to include diversity makes me wonder why they’re so resistant to it in the first place.
In short, I can understand why under-represented people want to force the issue into literature.
TheyWe have barely seen our own reflections in the so-called ‘mirror of life’.
What I don’t understand is the force applied to resisting it. If nobody was resisting, nobody would have to shout to be heard. Nobody would have to be angry in what they say on their blogs.
If people didn’t oppress, be it in what they do or simply in the way they think (and I do categorise the “Why should I include diversity in my writing?” as thought-oppression, because it implies that it’s a chore to think about others who are under-represented), we wouldn’t have to force any issue.
There shouldn’t need to be any formula to writing. It comes naturally, it comes out of the heart, it comes out of what we stand for and what we care about and the things we want to say to the world.
And if diversity isn’t one of those things, then I’m not sure what ‘reality’ is being imitated in our art.