For The Women Who Feel Too Much — Thought Catalog

Thought.isWhen I decide that I want something, I end up needing it. My passion gets the best of me. A single, stray thought quickly flourishes into an obsessive idea that won’t leave my mind. With me, it’s all or nothing. I either feel too much or nothing at all — there is no in between. If I say…

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Donald Trump’s quest for “law and order” will likely lead instead to chaos and racism — Quartz

US president-elect Donald Trump is a fan of stop and frisk. He’s also talked about his “zero tolerance” approach to immigration. “Stop and frisk” and “zero tolerance” are both familiar buzzwords for tough-on-crime policies; Trump used them throughout his campaign to highlight his strongman, law-and-order persona. Now civil rights advocates worry that the incoming president’s…

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Here’s How You Can Avoid Dating A Fuckboy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign — Thought Catalog

unsplash.comAries (March 21st to April 19th) You’re attracted to people who have a thirst for adventure, but this can often lead to you ending up with flighty, restless guys who ghost you the minute things get comfortable or routine-like. Stop letting yourself instantly fall for the mysterious, pioneering types and take your time getting to…

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Manuscript Mapping/Scene Interrogation

From Hook to Book

Lots of authors use index cards to map their plot, create scenes and work out structure or scene placement.

Last week I used a similar exercise to track my novel’s progress using index cards, preparatory to restructuring the manuscript.

First: I wrote up every scene/story break in my novel. I was gobsmacked to find there were one hundred and twenty four scenes. Is that way too many? They seemed appropriate during the writing. But since it sounded so many, I went to my bookcase and checked out lots of books. Some have few story breaks, but to my relief, others had lots and lots too.

The aim of the exercise was threefold.

1. To check for crucial and strong scenes (hoping there’d be lots)
2. To interrogate whether each scene grew the plot and propelled the story forward
3. To enable me to juggle the scenes when I (shortly) experiment with the structure.

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Ten “Comfort Food” Books/Series by Jennie Albrecht — Nerdy Book Club

We all have our comfort food – chicken noodle soup, macaroni & cheese, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream. While these are favorite foods of mine, I also have a list of “comfort books”. These are my most favorite books/series/authors. This list is also my “go-to” list when I don’t know what to read, don’t feel […]

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Enigmatic Long-Exposure Photos of Films Captured in a Single Frame — Flavorwire

Go to any New Age fair or woo-woo event and you’ll see aura photography — an electronic interpretation of what a person’s energy field or aura supposedly looks like. It’s usually an indistinguishable swirl of colors. Jason Shulman’s Photographs of Film series doesn’t look too dissimilar. He captures long-exposure photos of entire movies, creating a…

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The ‘New York Times’ Reveals Interviews with Woman About Donald Trump’s Inappropriate Behavior for Over 40 Years — Flavorwire

The New York Times just dropped a bomb on Donald Trump, revealing disturbing interviews with dozens of women who detail the sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior they experienced with the 2016 presidential candidate in private over the past 40 years. From the New York Times report: The New York Times interviewed dozens of women who had…

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