smoochums:

women grow hair on their boobs and their butts and their legs and their arms and their stomachs and their face and really anywhere their genetics decides to have hair and it is perfectly normal what isnt normal is men who have never touched a razor trying to shame women for not looking like a hairless baby


5 Common Story Problems with Simple Fixes

fictionwritingtips:

Our stories are often plagued with these common story problems, but if we don’t know how to fix them, we’ll never improve our writing. It’s important that you remember you don’t need to scrap your novel if you keep having the same issues over and over again. Hopefully this list will help you pinpoint what’s going on and provide ways for you to improve your novel.

Problem: Unmotivated Characters

If you’re having trouble figuring out where your story should go next, the problem could be with unmotivated characters. Characters aren’t in your novel just so you can push them around every once in a while and make them do things. They need to develop over time and keep your story going in the right direction.

Solution:

Work on your character’s wants, goals, and motivations. You need to figure out what’s driving your character if you want them to do anything. Where do they want to end up? What’s standing in their way? What’s their plan? Who will help them? Think about everything your character will need to do to resolve your novel. Focus on what they want and what motivates their actions and your characters will stop being dull and lifeless.

Problem: Boring First Chapters

A boring first chapter is dangerous because you want to captivate your audience right away. You don’t want to lose readers just because of this, but sometimes it happens.  You should give enough information to keep your readers interested, while also keeping them intrigued enough to figure out what happens next.

Solution:

Putting emotion into your scenes from the beginning will not only help set the tone, but we’ll get an immediate understanding of your world. The best advice I can give is to construct a scene that helps us best understand your character. If they’re on the run, show us that they’re being chased. If they’re sad and lonely, construct a scene that lets us feel their isolation. You don’t necessarily need to open your book with action, but you do need to introduce the conflict. Think about what your character wants and go from there. Think of your first chapter as an introduction to an essay. You don’t go right into the points immediately, but you set us up for something good.

Problem: Plot Holes

Writers worry about forgetting to include important information in their novel that’s necessary to the plot. If you’re discovering that readers often point out plot holes in your story, maybe it’s time to reevaluate how you plan your novel.

Solution:

Pre-planning or prewriting your novel often solves any plot hole problems. If you take the time to write out important scenes so you don’t forget them, your story will become stronger. However, if you’re not someone who likes to do so much planning, you can tackle plot holes during the editing phase. Take notes when you’re editing so that you can catch these plot holes and figure out where you can add necessary information. A plot hole does not always mean your novel needs loads of reworking, but it is something you need to take the time to fill in.

Problem: Poor Pacing

Poor pacing can ruin a novel, but luckily it’s something you can tackle head on before you even start writing your story. Good pacing helps add tension to your novel and helps you make sure there’s enough rising and falling action to keep your story interesting.

Solution:

Planning out your novel ahead of time also helps solve pacing problems. You can create a timeline that helps you keep track and plan out when you want certain things to happen. Read up on story arcs and try to plan out your scenes accordingly. If you’re already done with your novel and you notice poor pacing, try rearranging scenes or spreading out the action.

Problem: Info-Dumping

A very common writing problem is info-dumping. This is when you tell your readers loads of information at a time without showing them anything important. Info-dumps usually occur in first chapters of novels, but they can happen anytime during the course of your story. Info- dumps can drag down your story and bore your readers.

Solution:

Cut out long paragraphs where you explain what’s going on in your novel and show your readers instead. Avoid over explaining things that can be explained through action. Letting your audience figure things out instead is a much more satisfying reading experience and it lets your readers connect with your characters on a deeper level.

-Kris Noel


Whitewashing Defenders’ Greatest Hits

reverseracism:

"If you have to have someone who looks like you in the media in order for you to relate then maybe you’re the one who’s racist"

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"children don’t see/care about race"

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"Color doesn’t matter! It’s about the actor/story!"

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"there are bigger issues to talk about than representation"

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"they whitewashed because they need to make a profit and attract their target audience"

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"historical accuracy"

"It’s a European fairytale/story so of course the characters will be white!"

"whitewashing isn’t real"

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"they considered and picked the best actor for the job"

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(The best actor? More like the best we can do at this time.)

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(It’s not the best actor when you exclude a racially ambiguous role to one race.)

"why do we need minorities in European stories!? they wouldn’t do a story about Africa with white actors!”

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Cleaned it up a bit and added some more. 


pussylipgloss:

chaozus:

adrianlamort:

chaozus:

IM NOT EVEN TALKING TO ANYONE!!!

does your religion even allow tumblr or whatever?

yes but i DO know that my religion doesn’t allow me to whoop bitches lame 2nd rate asses if they fuck w me and i think u fuckin wit me boy ima take u down town mecca get u trampled over by a couple thousand of us

rip bitch



realniggaannouncements:

I had a dream last night that Jesus finally resurrected and when white people found out he wasn’t white they arrested him for 2000 something years of tax evasion  


sylvehun:

holy shit

#BYE

sizvideos:

To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video


merryblackgirl:

the only kind of white boys i’ll date are the ones who can do this


clannyphantom:

mary had a little lamb

whos fleece was white as snow

it went out to a club one night

and dropped it hella low


thelittlestastronaut:

terumiafuro:

i love when people are passionate about a certain character, like really passionate about them bc then i start associating them with that character and then the character reminds me of them and i’ll just be looking through my dash and then suddenly i’ll think about them

if i make you think of my favorite characters i have Succeeded


valdezer101:

I feel like out of all the demigods Leo would have the worst potty mouth. Like he would drop the F bomb all the time.


bridles-and-boots:

horsesequalsmiles:

Trust won’t save you if a plastic bag comes rolling by.

if you aren’t an equestrian this would be so fucking confusing 


slackerlackermotivation:

needs to be put up in every school 


paticmak:

Quick Rapunzel sketch for Sketch Dailies