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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, William Goldman, born 12 August 193110 Quotes http://bit.ly/1or2JRt

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, William Goldman, born 12 August 1931
10 Quotes http://bit.ly/1or2JRt

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Writing Tips: Displaying a Scene with Narrator’s Absence

thepenspointofview:

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On Writing: Classist Characters

readingwithavengeance:

This one is for mynamesdrstuff, who asked how to write a classist character.

  • Classist characters don’t have to be mean.  As in, they don’t have to be willfully malicious about their classism.  Classism is a systemic form of prejudice in which both individuals and the society/system at large treat people differently based on their class or perceived class.  A person does not have to be cackling and twirling a handlebar mustache while kicking orphans in order to achieve this.  They can, in fact, be perfectly cordial with a world of sympathy in their eyes while telling the homeless man that they won’t hire him because he’s probably a drunk.  They can even smile while offering pay for rehab.  If they make the assumption that homeless = drunk without any proof beyond their own suppositions, they’re still classist.  So the first step to writing a classist character is to accept that a whole range of actions from well-meaning to mean-spirited fall under the classist banner.  Understand that you need to write your classist character as having motivations that span that range.  (Or, at least, a human-sized portion of it.)  Displaying classist characters too narrowly (especially if you’re narrowed in on the evil end) means that readers are going to get a warped vision of what classism is.  We need to see classists as squishy and human, not in an attempt to forgive/absolve them, but because squishy human problems need squishy human solutions.  Coming at things from a cartoon villain angle just compounds the issue.

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clementive:

kamikazeworld:

fantasticsteve:

ohyousourwolf:

Why is it that evil villains always find poison to inject into their victims like just literally fill the syringe with air and just stick the needle between their toes or something. It’ll mimic a heart attack and the victim will die pretty quick and NO ONE WILL ASK MANY QUESTIONS BECAUSE IT’LL LOOK LIKE A HEART ATTACK

first of all how do you know this information i feel like the government doesnt want you to know that

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A) The correct term is ‘air embolism’ and it may not look like an heart attack. It depends on where the air bubble lodges itself. (Veins are part of a complex network. It has to end up in a an artery to cause serious damage.) One of the symptoms is heart failure though

B) It is possible (even though difficult) to see it during an autopsy. Since it happens among divers, here is the autopsy procedure to spot an air embolism. (pdf)

C) Some poisons ARE untraceable. Maybe.

D) When it doubt, the answer is C)

E) The Perfect Murder- A Criminal Psychology Perspective

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robinlafevers:

maggie-stiefvater:

Petition for readers of fiction everywhere to remember that views of characters are not necessarily held by the author.

Yes. Please.

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