downtoncaitlin:


I have a story to go along with this.
My 6th grade English teacher was insane. Like, certifiable, I’m fairly certain. She was nice enough, but she was crazy as shit.
One day, about February-ish, we come to school and she’s standing outside of her classroom (like she did every day between classes) wearing all black and sobbing into a kleenex.
Naturally we were worried.
I had her 3rd period, I think, and I remember all of the classes were sworn to secrecy about what the fuck was going on. When we got there, she had candles all over (against the school rules, but hey, who gives a flying fuck, right?), all the lights were out, and there was a tiny coffin up at the front of the room, right in front of the blackboard. (Yes, that classroom had a blackboard. Cower before my antiquity, younglings.)
Okay, so that ruled out any of her family members being dead.
Once we’d all gotten settled into our seats, she came striding in, still tearful and noisy, to announce:
“S-s-s-said is DEAD!”
What the ever-loving shit, Mrs. Hester. What the ever-loving shit.
The rest of class was a dramatized funeral (read: we had to write essays and read them in front of the class) and the announcement, heralded by these sheets, that we were not allowed to use the word “said” any more, as it had passed away.
Apparently she does this every year.

every teacher should do this

downtoncaitlin:

I have a story to go along with this.

My 6th grade English teacher was insane. Like, certifiable, I’m fairly certain. She was nice enough, but she was crazy as shit.

One day, about February-ish, we come to school and she’s standing outside of her classroom (like she did every day between classes) wearing all black and sobbing into a kleenex.

Naturally we were worried.

I had her 3rd period, I think, and I remember all of the classes were sworn to secrecy about what the fuck was going on. When we got there, she had candles all over (against the school rules, but hey, who gives a flying fuck, right?), all the lights were out, and there was a tiny coffin up at the front of the room, right in front of the blackboard. (Yes, that classroom had a blackboard. Cower before my antiquity, younglings.)

Okay, so that ruled out any of her family members being dead.

Once we’d all gotten settled into our seats, she came striding in, still tearful and noisy, to announce:

“S-s-s-said is DEAD!”

What the ever-loving shit, Mrs. Hester. What the ever-loving shit.

The rest of class was a dramatized funeral (read: we had to write essays and read them in front of the class) and the announcement, heralded by these sheets, that we were not allowed to use the word “said” any more, as it had passed away.

Apparently she does this every year.

every teacher should do this

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Why You Should Start Over Every Once in a While 

fictionwritingtips:

I know it’s really important to finish what you’ve started or you might not finish anything. Now, I’ve completed about nine novels in my life, so I know personally I have the ability to finish things. I know that if I’m properly motivated, I can also write pretty…

"Subplots bring realism to your main plot simply by existing – by interrupting the flow. Why is this? Because life doesn’t move forward all at once. Interruptions happen, change rushes in, we juggle three or ten balls at once. Readers don’t expect continuous narratives." — Elizabeth Sims (via planb-becomeapirate)


Legit Tip #105 

legit-writing-tips:

Why is your main character the main character?

No, it’s not because you said so. It’s not because they’re the chosen one, either. Stop that. Chosen one stories are only interesting if you find a way to put a spin on it (like J.K. Rowling did by designing a prophecy that…

Hey, I'm an amateur writer. I was wondering if you happened to know of a website or forum for writers to post their work, and for others to comment on and such?

bibliophylum:

bibliophylum:

Hi! Here are a few that I know of:

If anyone knows more websites and forums, please do share!

I also found this link: 16 Blogging Platforms That Won’t Distract From Your Writing

August 30

Making History (and thereby a World) 

writedemon:

It’s one thing to make a world, a fantasy land or alternative place where things are different, but it’s an entirely different thing to make a World.

That sounds stupid, right?

Perhaps not so much as you think; you’ve heard the phrase “a whole new world”? (Disney counts too)…

1,167 notes August 29 ORIGINAL
heronswing:

Hey Crime Writers - don’t just have your detectives say bland things like “the fingerprints matched” - use correct terminology and make your writing precise. Here’s a cool little fingerprint chart to get you started.

heronswing:

Hey Crime Writers - don’t just have your detectives say bland things like “the fingerprints matched” - use correct terminology and make your writing precise. Here’s a cool little fingerprint chart to get you started.

4,062 notes August 28 ORIGINAL

maxkirin:

A kind follower reminded me of that '7 Cardinal Rules of Life' post going around, and they asked me if I would ever do my take on them (that being, a writerly take). Well, seeing as how I’ve been running a Writer Positivity series for over 100 posts, I thought it would be a fun chance to collect some of my favorite advice!

PS: The above are not meant to be taken as ‘literal’ rules for writing, but rather advice for leading the lifestyle of a writer~ ♥︎

Looking for more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

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"When you write, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story." — Stephen King (via hello095)


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fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A superb fuck-ton of human facial expressions and emotions.

[From various sources.]

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