someone called me fat today at school because i was eating chips in math class so i looked at them, then to my bag of chips, then poured the rest of the bag inside my mouth and without breaking eye contact, pulled out another bag from my backpack and kept eating
I had just taken to reading. I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes… My world began to expand very rapidly,… the reading habit had got me securely.
H. G. Wells (via amandaonwriting)
1. experience of intense mental suffering.
2. a great ordeal.
3. a sculptured depiction of the Crucifixion.
4. a hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.
I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via pavorst)
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Help with Character Development
Characters are hard. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that I’ve stopped in the middle of writing and questioned myself about my characters. Are they too unrealistic? What is their motivation? Do I really know them as well as I should?
I have found that it helps to think about characters as real people. Imagine or write scenes for them that have absolutely nothing to do with your story. Here are some good prompts for scenes to help you get to know your characters:
THIS ONE WAS SO MUCH FUN TO DO OMFG
even if you don’t have a character planned out, just go ahead and do it!