$80 000

London, UK

A Sotheby’s staff member holds up the last known painting by Sir Winston Churchill, the Goldfish Pool at Chartwell. The oil-on-canvas creation from about 1962 is expected to fetch £50,000-80,000 at auction

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my friend sent me a video on elon musk’s presentation for the tesla semi and god, what a fucking garbage fire 

he opens the presentation with detailing how much more quickly a tesla semi will go from 0-60 over a diesel as if that’s what fucking matters when you’re hauling a 53 foot trailer full of 20,000-80,000 pounds of freight and not like how diesel engines are virtually indestructible and incredibly reliable

the audience is eating it up too, bunch of sad sacks

jonesjourneys  asked:

Why does writing a short story have more freedom than a novel? I've heard that it gives you more range.

I think short stories have more freedom than novels because, counter-intuitively, they are shorter. A short story doesn’t need to sustain itself for as long. It can be highly experimental as a result. Something drastic and strange can be pulled off in 4000 words but might not work in 80 000,  because in a story that long the structure would need to be more readable with a more traditional sense of escalation. If you wanted you could probably write a short story from the perspective of a rotting watermelon, where as the watermelon rots the writing becomes jumbled and harder to read until eventually it’s just the word dirt repeated for a paragraph and that’s the end. Would you be able to write this as a novel? I mean, sure you can try, but something really strange and out there is better suited to the short form. You can break rules more because the time investment is shorter for the reader, so the payout of an atypical story can be the strangeness and not the satisfaction of a well set-up ending. Not that more traditionally structured short stories can’t be amazing. They obviously can be, I just think short stories better accommodate weirdness. 

I love novels and short stories, and am first a novelist and second a short story writer. I avoided short stories for so long under the notion that they ‘are too restrictive!’ But, no. They are the opposite. You have the reign to do basically anything no matter how wacky.

Be my Chef, Yuuri

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By n3dlif343va ( @n3rdlif343va )

Rating: Mature

Genres/Tags: Fluff, angst, humor, mutual pining, restaurant AU


When 28-year-old Victor loses his parents and inherits his family’s five-star restaurant, he learns that working for a living is much harder than he anticipated. That’s when young, talented chef, Yuuri Katsuki unexpectedly arrives, providing hope in the midst of Victor’s chaos.

Can these two work together? Bartender Chris, manager Mila, and sous chef Phichit can’t wait to laugh at them as they try to navigate their instant attraction in the most awkward of ways.



This fic has the laughs but also the angsty drama and just a whole lot of loving viktuuri. What I love about be my chef, Yuuri is that the characters feel real and are relatable. There ups and downs can be felt through the fic. I hope everyone that follows this blog gets a chance to read it!!

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Tesla released its new Semi truck at a launch event in Hawthorne, California, on Nov. 16
The Semi can accelerate from zero to sixty in just five seconds, and haul 80,000 pounds. Unlike other trucks, the Tesla Semi places the driver in the center of the front vehicle. Instead of the usual levers, two touchscreens are placed beside the steering wheel. It will also be semi-autonomous, capable of keeping lane and braking on its own.
The truck will have a range of 500 miles when fully charged. Plugging into one of Tesla’s fast-chargers for 30 minutes will give the Semi a 400-mile range. The Semi will be built on a truck chassis with components from Tesla’s Model 3 line, the mass-market vehicle the company plans to make in huge volumes (about 500,000 per year after 2018).
The first deliveries of the semi are expected in 2019, the same year production begins. In May, Musk said the truck will exploit manufacturing efficiencies of the Model 3, making it “a very compelling product that has low unit cost.”

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anonymous asked:

How were Utatane Koharu and Mitokado Homura important enough to be placed on a team headed by Senju Tobirama? How are Ninja Teams decided? By tracker teams, Ino-Shika-Chou, Taijutsu Specialists, etc.? What made the two advisers so important that they, who were probably civilians, got placed on a team with important Clan member and brother of the Hokage?


According to canon, there are at least some levels of intention behind genin team composition and design. We have seen that with the Ino-Shika-Cho team (a team created based on clan history and synergy) and Hinata-Kiba-Shino team (obvious tracker team). On the other hand, canon is also notorious for showing us only the exceptions to the Naruto world and not the actual statistical average. Why do I say that? Well, according to numbers during the 4th ninja world war, the allied ninja force numbered at 80 000 ninja and samurai combined. If we disregard unequal force contribution between villages and assume that they all contribute the same number of soldiers, then each village has roughly 13 333 ninja/samurai at the time of the 4th ninja war. 

So… 13 thousand active duty ninja per village. It’s not that much as far as army sizes go, but it is indicative of the number of academy students and genin hopefuls that the ninja academy has to put out per graduating class. Simple calculation utilizing turnover rate. Assuming the average shinobi stays active duty until 30 years old (which we were often told is a very good age for ninja since they tend to die young or be rendered unfit for combat. This number is even lower during war time), and the average starting age is 12 years old, then the average ninja has about 18 years of active duty as a soldier. Which means that every 18 years, the ninja academy has to produce enough actual genins (and not just genin hopefuls who get past the academy test but not the actual test from their jounin master) to replace the ninja population going into either retirement or KIA. That’s 740 genins per graduating class. 

Which again means that the number of ninja kids who get past the academy test and are assigned a team (but have not yet taken the actual genin test from the jounin master) must be above that 740 number. Maybe 800, maybe 1000. We don’t know. Canon hasn’t given us anything solid on that front.

And out of those dubious 740+ number, how many genins were shown to us? a measly 9, all of whom are either clan heirs or have some special relevance to the plot (8 clan heirs including Naruto who is both the son of the previous Hokage and the previous Jinchuriki, and Sakura). 

So that’s what I meant about canon being shit at showing us the actual average ninja child’s experience. We were shown the cream of the crops, the clan heirs and kids who won the superpower lottery, the exceptions and not the norms. We then see that these clan heirs are all grouped up in their own elite teams full of heirs and special snowflake kids. What about the other 731+ average ninja kids? How were they grouped up and what was their experience in the ninja world? Nobody has a fucking clue. Canon certainly did not give us anything regarding that. But considering all the special kids were already separated into their own little niche groups, my guess is that the plebe kids had to hang with other plebe kids. 

So from that observation, I’m extrapolating that just like our real world, the ninja verse group its own kids using two different standards: kids from the rich, influential families, and kids who don’t got shit going for them.

For the rich clan kids, they are grouped into specially designed teams with good synergy that compliments their skill set and promotes their growth (i.e. Ino-Shika-Cho). I imagine there would be some politicking behind the scene too. Parents pushing for their kids to be put on the same team together or getting this or that jounin master, or certain team placements acting as wordless statements from one party to another. Sure we don’t see any of that actually happening in canon, but clans are a thing in Konoha and we know they each holds power and influence (i.e. the fall of the Uchiha clan showed us that there are politicking among ninja, clans, and the village management. Tobirama specifically pushed the Uchiha into a position where they couldn’t jockey for more political power and influence, and their fall depicted how they gradually lost their sway over important village administrative decisions), so various forms of politicking both discreet and not are only logical. 

For the poor kids, the kids who don’t have big clan names backing them up, kids with no special power to speak of, who may stay a genin for the entity of their career, I imagine their placement comes with fewer frills. Because the village is still interested in efficiency and producing quality soldiers and workers, they probably have some forms or formulas for placement, but unlike the rich kid’s custom designed team composition, theirs is a more mass production style format.     


Going from the reasoning above, I think that there is a definite intention behind Koharu and Homura’s placement in team Tobirama. The reason for that? Because their jounin master is Tobirama. 

As you yourself pointed out, Tobirama is important. Not only was he the brother of the first Hokage and the second in command in their newborn village, he himself was a powerful ninja with a bloodline and who would go on to become the second Hokage. Anything regarding him had an incredibly high chance of being political in nature, especially something as important as genin teams under his tutelage. 

The way I see it, there are 2 possible explanations for Koharu and Homura being placed on Tobirama’s team along with Hiruzen who was both a clan kid (small clan) and whose clan was apparently allied with clan Senju. 

1/ Koharu and Homura were also clan kids albeit from very minor clans that weren’t explicitly mentioned in canon. Just because canon did not explicitly state that they were clan kids does not necessarily mean that they weren’t. They could very well be but Kishimoto simply didn’t deign to tell us about it. This wouldn’t be strange at all considering canon Naruto’s tendency for ass pull stuff with no explanation nor forewarning whatsoever (for example, that whole sensor thing. It just appeared out of nowhere in the middle of Shippuden. No forewarning, no nothing. Just one day, pop, it’s there. Deal with it).

In this case, then their being there is similar to Sarutobi. They were there because of clan alliance and to foster a bond between the clans and the village. 

2/ They were actual civilian kids from families with no prior experience in the ninja world. Which means that their placement in team Tobirama is likely a political statement. What sort of statement you say? Well, one of inclusion of course and that even civilian born ninja are important to the village. A sort of ‘even if you are the baker’s son and the maid’s daughter, you may still be taught by the Hokage’s brother!!! So join the army today and contribute to the course!’ political statement. 

Think about it for a second. Out of a graduating class of upward of 740 children, you get maybe double digit number of clan kids and kids with special powers. The rest of them are either civilians or ninjas from small families with nothing special going on for them. Narrative wise, they are nameless cannon fodder, especially in a universe where superpowers are the prerequisite to your having any sort of voice or influence whatsoever. However, logistically speaking, these clanless ninja are the actual meat of the village. They are the people at the ground level, the foot soldiers, the ones doing the million nameless jobs that keep the village running. A ninja village is a pseudo military organization, an army of specialized soldiers and operatives so to say. Regardless of how powerful some individuals are, you can’t run an army with only a double digit number of people. War can be a game of attrition, and in games of attrition, you need numbers. Especially during that tender time when the village was newborn. The ninja were enterring a new era then, one in which their wars would be in much larger scale as they were no longer between clans but between villages. Battlefields and territories would be larger which in turn makes supply chains and logistics that much more complicated and manpower intensive. Death toll and attrition rate would also be far higher than the days of clan to clan fighting. More than ever, they needed numbers. They needed new blood to hold up the clans which had taken a toll after all the years of fighting. 

More than that, there are also social factors to consider. Back in the days of its founding, Konoha was made up of a lot of clans with histories with each others. Some of them were allies. Some were enemies who had laid down the war axe under the new banner. In some ways, the ninja world is a small place. People ran into each other. People knew each other. People had history, had things to settle. That they belonged to the same village now doesn’t make all that go away. So civilian born ninjas and clanless families should also serve as social buffer to gently and gradually ease the clans into living with each other. 

There’s also genetic factors. Despite the fact that Naruto verse seems to function on lego genetics, my guess is that not all bloodlines play nice with each other. The fact that the more influencial clans tend to maintain bloodline purity instead of opting for breeding powerful hybrids (i.e. Hyuga and Uchiha all looking the same and placing heacy emphasis on purity at least in the case of Hyuga. Also, the fact that apparently pure Senju DNA is too much for normal folks as Hashirama’s DNA implanted in 60+ embryos killed all of the fetuses bar one who eventually grew up to become Yamato). Close proximity and the comraderie of fighting for the same side tend to breed passion though. Eventually, you are going to have people from differeny bloodlines bonking each other and probably producing children whose genetics don’t play nice. Best case scenario, maybe they have some health issues growing up. Worst case scenario, they die or are born with horrific birth defects. Neither of those cases are good for a newborn village. So again, they needed the genetic buffer provided by ninjas coming from civilian or clanless families. 

Civilian born ninja maybe weak compared to clan ninja on an individual level. However, on a village or national level, they are vital to the village’s existence. Without them, Konoha would literally cease to be. 

Tobirama, smart guy that he is, should be able to see that from a mile away. With this sort of reasoning, Koharu and Homura, two civilian kids, being placed in the team taught by the Hokage’s brother and second in command of Konoha is an obvious political statement meant to court more civilian families and ninjas. 


Von Bagan aus ging es weiter zum Inle Lake, einem der Wahrzeichen Myanmars. Der See ist Umgeben vom Shan Gebirge und das Zuhause von mehr als 80′000 Menschen der Volksgruppe der Intha. Mit einem Boot haben wir den See und die Umgebung erkundet, sowie verschiedene Manufakturen besucht. Die Fischer haben mit den Jahren eine spezielle Technik erworben, die ihnen das Navigieren und gleichzeitige Fischen beim stehen erlaubt. Dabei wird mit einer Hand das Netz oder der Korb geworfen, wobei mit der anderen Hand und der Hilfe eines Beins, das Paddel geschwungen wird. Es ist faszinierend ihnen bei der Arbeit zuzusehen, doch gleichzeitig stören die Touristenboote (wir sassen natürlich in einem von ihnen), welche mit Aussenbootmotor die Fischer umkreisen, sehr. Wieder sind wir an einem Ort, wo der Tourismus für die Menschen vor Ort eher unangenehm ist und in den nächsten Jahren noch extrem zunehmen wird. Das ungesunde Mass ist leider schon bald erreicht.

Trotzdem habe ich unsere Zeit am Inle Lake sehr genossen. Wir haben zudem Burmesen kennen gelernt und mit ihnen bis spät in die Nacht musiziert und gefeiert. Die Menschen sind sehr offen und erinnern uns von der Art her extrem an Nepalesen! Wir lieben es :)


«Cyrano» casting release, Ryu Jung-han, Hong Kwang-ho, Kim Dong-wan, etc.

The «Cyrano» musical casting was released.

In the cast released by the production company on the 24th, the actors, Ryu Jung-han, Hong Kwang-ho and Kim Dong-wan will share the role of Cyrano.
Cyrano is an excellent swordsman, magician and a romanticist who speaks beautiful poetry, but he is a passive figure in his love life because of the complexity of his big, tacky nose.

The beautiful and innocent Roxanne which receives the love of Cyrano and Christian will be played by Choi Hyun-joo and Lina. Christian is struggling to get the of Roxanne’s heart because he has a young and beautiful appearance but lacks of rhetoric. Christian will be played by Im Byung-geun and Seo Kyung-soo.

In addition, Lee Chang-yong and Joo Jong-hyuk will join as the Comte de Guiche, the commander of the battalion to which belong Christian. Le Bret will be played by Kim Dae-jong and Hong Woo-jin. 또 한 명의 절친 라그노 역은 임기홍이 합류해 극의 무게중심을 유지한다.**

«Cyrano» is based on a play by the French playwrighter Edmond Rostand, who has become a motif of many movies and dramas around the world, starting with the 1st ever representation « Cyrano de Bergerac» in 1897. Beautiful and dramatic music is added to the pure, touching love story that Cyrano, Roxanne and Christian create, and this summer’s audience is already waiting.

Meanwhile, the musical «Cyrano» will start in July at the LG Arts Center.

**Sorry but I find it harder to re-translate French names from Hangul, but I think the sentence is about the role of Lignière, friend of Cyrano, this role will be played by Im Gi-hong.

Cr: Yamstage, Translation by SHCJFrance

More info from the website TheMusical

The musical will be held at the LG Arts Center
From July 7th to October 8th.
The ticket opening is scheduled for May.
VIP seats 140,000 won | R seats 120,000 won | S seats 80,000 won | A seats 60,000 won

«Cyrano» avec Ryu Jung-han, Hong Kwang-ho, Kim Dong-wan, etc.

Le casting la comédie musicale «Cyrano» a été dévoilé.

Dans le casting publié par la société de production le 24 avril, les acteurs, Ryu Jung-han, Hong Kwang-ho et Kim Dong-wan partageront le rôle de Cyrano.
Cyrano est un excellent épéiste, magicien et un romantique qui parle avec une belle prose, mais il est aussi une figure passive dans sa vie amoureuse à cause de la complexité de son gros nez collant.

La belle et innocente Roxanne qui reçoit l'amour de Cyrano et Christian sera jouée par Choi Hyun-joo et Lina. Christian a du mal à obtenir le cœur de Roxanne car il a une apparence jeune et belle mais manque de rhétorique. Christian sera joué par Im Byung-geun et Seo Kyung-soo.

De plus, Lee Chang-yong et Joo Jong-hyuk se joindront à la troupe en tant que Comte de Guiche, commandant du bataillon auquel appartient Christian. Le Bret sera joué par Kim Dae-jong et Hong Woo-jin. 또 한 명의 절친 라그 노 역 은 임기홍 이 합류 해 극 의 무게 중심 을 유지 한다. **

«Cyrano» est basé sur une pièce de l’auteur français Edmond Rostand, qui est devenue un motif de nombreux films et drames à travers le monde, en commençant par la toute première représentation «Cyrano de Bergerac» en 1897. Une musique magnifique et dramatique est ajoutée à l'histoire d'amour pure et touchante que Cyrano, Roxanne et Christian créent, et le public de cet été attend déjà.

Pendant ce temps, la comédie musicale «Cyrano» débutera en juillet au LG Arts Center.

** Désolé, mais j'ai du mal à traduire les noms français qui ont déjà été traduit en Hangul, mais je pense que la phrase porte sur le rôle de Lignière, ami de Cyrano, ce rôle sera joué par Im Gi-hong.

Plus d’infos venant du site TheMusical

La comédie musicale aura lieu au LG Arts Center du 7 juillet au 8 octobre.
L'ouverture des tickets est prévue pour le mois de mai.
Sièges VIP 140 000 won | Sièges R 120 000 won | Sièges S 80 000 won | Sièges A 60 000 won.

Cueva de Blombos

La Cueva de Blombos es una cueva en un arrecife de arenisca calcarenítica en la costa del cabo sur de Sudáfrica. Es un yacimiento arqueológico que saltó a la fama por el descubrimiento de piezas de ocre de 76 000 años de antigüedad grabadas con diseños abstractos y cuentas hechas de caparazones de Nassarius, así como herramientas de hueso de 80 000 años de antigüedad. Se han descubierto evidencias de marisqueo y posiblemente pesca, y el asentamiento data de hace 140 000 años.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for short story writing? I'm currently writing one right now but not sure how to bring my story to a close as well as incorporate enough detail without it being too much. Very appreciative of you and your channel!😊

I do! I searched through my blog for some posts I’ve already made on short stories, so I’m just going to post them here as a comprehensive short story writing thing.


My process for stories looks like this:

First I draft, which is not always linear. Meaning if I’m halfway through and I realize I needed a scene earlier on, I jump back and write it. Mostly I do write in order, though. I also go back and edit a lot as I’m drafting.

Once the first draft is done I attend to any large plot issues I see. The story has probably been edited several times by this point since I edit as a go, but we’ll call it one draft even though it’s more like three. Plot issues sometimes involve adding/removing scenes, but this also involves going back to scenes that are severely under written since I am an underwriter.

Then, I usually do two drafts on the computer looking at line level stuff. Basically just reading through the story and cleaning it up.

After that I start printing hard copies. This is also for line edits. My focus is everything prose here (if I notice more plot/character issues I’ll fix them though). Grammar is usually fine except for the odd typo or comma splice (my first drafts are generally grammatically pretty clean). Mostly I’m focusing on editing for economy, meaning cutting every word that’s not adding something and arranging sentences to be as economical as possible. And, I’m focusing on strengthening the prose which involves: cutting -ing verbs, cutting -ly adverbs, using the strongest possible verb/noun/word, removing cliches and familiar phrases, fixing monotonous sentence rhythm, removing repetitive word choice, fixing repetitive noun + verb constructions, removing ‘to be’ verbs, removing filters, removing passive voice, fixing convoluted phrases, enhancing patterns or making them more subtle if too obvious, cutting weasel words, removing unnecessary telling, varying vocabulary and enhancing diction, adding specific details and removing vague ones. And more! Also on those printed copies I have a strong focus on expanding description beats (or dialogue beats) that were underwritten in the original draft, as well as trying to make every image or analogy original and interesting. Basically, I’m trying to make the prose as clean and interesting as it can be.

I generally do that 5-7 times. Each draft has two parts. First editing on the hard copy, then going back into the document. I usually edit on the hard copy in the evening, and then the next morning go into the document. Each half of the process takes over an hour. Sometimes two for earlier drafts, but the time gets shorter with each one.

Then it gets handed in to my workshop, and it’s generally on draft 7-9.

After the workshop I do all my plot edits first. Then, I go back into the line level, except this time referencing hard copy edits from my prof and peers. I’ll have around 13 hard copies with edits, although some people in my workshop don’t do many line edits so there’re usually only 5ish with a lot written on them.

Post workshop is going to be another 7 or so drafts.

After I get my final grade from my prof I’ll do another few drafts based on her final comments. I think for Melting Point I did like four drafts after getting my final grade, but they were quick drafts with very few line edits. Just adding some new stuff and final polishing.

So in total a short story is looking like 15+ drafts, probably over 20


I think one of the biggest misconceptions from people who don’t write short stories (including myself before I started writing short stories) is that the medium is restricting.

Yes, you have less words to tell a story. But, it’s not restricting. The short story form is so free. There is no one way a short story has to be. There are stories that only capture a single moment in time, there are short stories that span decades. In fact, in the short form, you can do cool, experimental, meta stuff that novels don’t accommodate as well.

It is very hard to get started in short stories when you’re used to writing novels, but I think the best thing to do is read some short stories, and jump into writing one. Once you’ve had more experience writing short stories, it’ll get easier and easier to determine what ideas function well in the short form.

I always like to make it clear that I never wrote short stories until I had to for school. I had a time restraint, and so naturally I had to get the thing done. I had to force myself to keep the ideas small. I’d suggest you impose similar rules on yourself. Refuse to go over a certain word limit, and make yourself contain the idea. Once you’ve done it once, it’ll be easier each time.

There are lots of ways to get started with a story. You can start with a character, determine their goal and subtextual goal, their want and need, and work from there. You can pick a setting that feels vivid to you and drop some characters in. You can start with a concept you want to explore. I like to use photographs as inspiration as a sort of prompt, building a story around the feeling of the image.

With short stories, sometimes it can be fun to just wing it. I am a plotter with novels, but often with short stories I don’t know where it’s going at first. I’ll get an idea for an image and just start writing. It feels like less of a risk because short stories are much easier to revise than novels. A lot of my short stories start with the first line. I write a few pages to feel it out, and the story usually clears up around the 3-7 page mark.

My biggest advice would be to just start. You don’t even have to know where it’s going. The more short stories you write, the easier they’ll be and the more adventurous you’ll realize you can be with the form.


When it comes to short stories, first I would go through this checklist:
1. Is the inciting incident clear and not too late in the story?
2. Is the climax clear and not out of the protagonist’s hands?
3. Are all the events in the story causally related?
4. Are all flashbacks needed, and described rather than explained in an expository way when they necessitate in-depth description?
5. Have you physically described your main character? Other characters?
6. Does your protagonist have an external and subtextual goal?
7. Does your protagonist face internal, interpersonal, and societal conflict?
8. Does the protagonist surprise us? That is, act in a way that reveals new complexities and facets of their personality? They are not one-dimensional.

Once you’ve dealt with all of those, I would recommend printing your story and doing line edits. When I’m revising a short story I print the story every evening, and read it through and make notes all over. A lot of notes. My most common notes are ‘sw’ which means ‘stronger word’ or ‘add one/two sentences/clauses to image’ which is basically just me wanting to carry an image more fully. But, I look for tons of things. Then, the next day I go through and apply all my edits. I repeat that for usually around seven drafts.

But, I would also recommend finding some betas of CPs to make sure you get outside feedback.


1. The economy and the skill of the language is key in a short story. I wouldn’t read a boring novel just because it had gorgeous writing, but I honestly would read a boring short story if the writing was amazing. Stay focused and be as economical as possible.

2. Cut the ‘connective tissue.’ All events need to have clear causal relation, but you can trim all the stuff around the edges.

3. Don’t be afraid to experiment. You don’t get this luxury as much in a novel. A heavily experimental voice or form might not be able to sustain itself for 80 000 words, but it can for 5000. If it benefits the story, don’t be scared to try something like second person or a really unique voice. It could make the story.

4. Every character should have an external goal (what is wanted) and a subtextual goal (why the goal is wanted). This applies to novels as well, but in a short story there isn’t time to ponder the goal, change the goal, discover the goal. Establish the goal and explore it, and make sure it’s clear.

5. Make sure your inciting incident isn’t too late. This has been the downfall of so many short stories in my workshop (including mine). Place it as early as possible.

6. Make sure the ending involves a character’s choice, and is not deus ex machina. This applies to novels, but I think it happens more in short stories. With so little time it’s easy to make the ending a coincidence or something outside the protagonist’s hands. Avoid this at all costs.

7. Compress the timeline as much as possible. Why have events be spaced three months apart if they could happen on the same day? It’ll make the story feel tighter and more cohesive, as well as reduce confusion.

8. Cohesion. Every aspect of the story should feel as if it is a cohesive part of the story.

9. Be careful about withholding information. I made this mistake in my first  story, because I was used to writing novels where the rate of reveal is slower. You’ll run into mad clarity issues if you’re revealing important details late in the story. Be clear as early as possible.

anonymous asked:

i have literally no idea how money works in norway. i understand it's like norwegian krone and you've got 50 krone notes, and 100 krone notes and stuff, but i don't understand how much is a lot. cause i googled it and like, a beer is supposedly like 80.000kr, which is like $9. but in ep1 s1, vilde says the toilet paper was 40.000 kr, and she doesn't have that kind of money, but google says thats only $5. so how much is a lot of money in norway, basically?? and is 40.000kr actually that much?? xx

Hey! You need to be careful about the “.”
A beer is about 80 kr which is like 10$
The toilet paper was 40 000 which is almost 5000$
I have no idea why you thought a beer was 80 000! That’s like 9k bucks for a pint hahaha

We have 1, 5, 10 and 20 kr coins. We used to have 50 øre which was half a krone but not anymore. We have 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kr bills