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Things I’ve learned writing and reading fic:

If a descriptive word in a sentence or an action in a scene doesn’t add to the imagery, cadence, emotional weight, plot, cut it. More isn’t better.

If a touch is emotionally significant, don’t just tell what they did: tell how it felt. Mention the warmth of the other’s hands, the weight of their head on the lover’s shoulder.

Keep in mind whose point of view you’re telling the story from, and don’t describe their partner’s unspoken thoughts or feelings, unless they’re visible in their partner’s body; then you can mention the hesitance in their smile, the fear in their eyes, the sudden joy clear in their tone.

Don’t use verbs that create contradictory imagery; don’t evoke violence in a tender scene. If they’re kissing, they’re not crashing together; that means hard surfaces and noise and unpleasantness. They’re not crushing each other’s mouths, unless they’re jealous or angry or frightened. Use words that bring up the emotions they feel; two people in love and at peace sink into each other, they press into the touch, they taste and savor and drink each other in.

Try to create the space they exist in, the sounds and the scents, the light, little things in the room–not every detail, just a few relevant to the mood of the space; the reader will fill in the rest.

Don’t create drama for drama’s sake; have reasons. If a character is cruel, or incommunicative, why? What are they afraid of, remembering, hurt by, too proud to admit? If they finally give in and kiss their love, what changed, or built up to the breaking point?–what made them brave enough?

At the moment of crisis, their thoughts should be blunt, breathless–short sentences; feeling, realizing, not analyzing. Analysis comes after, as they begin to calm.

The things you write and rewrite until you can’t read them anymore–they’ll mean something to someone. The things you write all in a rush and never rework will mean something too. Not everyone will love each phrase, but someone will. Be brave.

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roachpatrol Auction #1

Type of fanwork: fic
Fandom(s): homestuck, harry potter, animorphs, gravity falls, steven universe, motorcity, doctor who (ten or earlier), star trek
Rating(s): G, Teen, Mature, Explicit
Length/size: up to 5k words, 5-10k words
Especially interested in: war/rebellion stories, romance, slash, femslash, polyamory and trios, whump, sci fi, genre AUs (western AU, space pirate AU, werewolf AU, etc) , hurt/comfort, sick fic, species/gender/role/genre swaps
Will not: highschool aus, murder mysteries, spy stories, fluffy domestic fic, sweet slice of life
Notes: the higher the donation, the longer the fic. 1k words per 10$ bid seems very reasonable, BUT i’ll have to cap guaranteed wordcount at 10-15k, i can’t promise that anything longer will actually get finished. work may wind up longer than bidded amount but again this is not guaranteed.

A vague prompt and an incommunicative prompter are very frustrating. please be available to talk about and brainstorm what kind of fic you want me to write for you. thanks!

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DAY 2165

Jalsa, Mumbai            Mar 20/21,  2014           Thu/Fri  2 : 23 am

I have been uncertain … I have been incommunicative .. I have been reserved .. I have not written at all, all that I would wish to ..

I am in apology. I shall make up for this soon. The construct of my schedules, the construct of my work around my schedules, has been nothing short of disastrous .. it may get worse ..

But in time I shall recover, and be in spirit and will, the way we were ..

I am in apology ..

Amitabh Bachchan

A police officer who shot a 12-year-old dead in a Cleveland park late last month had been judged unfit for police service two years earlier by a small suburban force where he worked for six months, according to records released Wednesday.

Officer Timothy Loehmann, who killed Tamir Rice on 22 November, was specifically faulted for breaking down emotionally while handling a live gun. During a training episode at a firing range, Loehmann was reported to be “distracted and weepy” and incommunicative. “

His handgun performance was dismal,” deputy chief Jim Polak of the Independence, Ohio, police department wrote in an internal memo.

The memo concludes with a recommendation that Loehmann be “released from the employment of the City of Independence.” Less than a week later, on 3 December 2012, Loehmann resigned.

In March of this year, Loehmann was hired by the Cleveland police department. It is unclear whether the department had seen the Independence memo at the time of Loehmann’s hiring.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/03/officer-who-fatally-shot-tamir-rice-had-been-judged-unfit?CMP=share_btn_tw

Officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice judged unfit for duty by police in 2012

Officer Timothy Loehmann, who killed Tamir Rice on 22 November, was specifically faulted for breaking down emotionally while handling a live gun. During a training episode at a firing range, Loehmann was reported to be “distracted and weepy” and incommunicative. “His handgun performance was dismal,” deputy chief Jim Polak of the Independence, Ohio, police department wrote in an internal memo.

The memo concludes with a recommendation that Loehmann be “released from the employment of the City of Independence.” Less than a week later, on 3 December 2012, Loehmann resigned.

In March of this year, Loehmann was hired by the Cleveland police department. It is unclear whether the department had seen the Independence memo at the time of Loehmann’s hiring.

DAY 2532

Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur       Mar 21/22,  2015    Sat/Sun  1:19 am



The event comes to an elegant end .. regal, cause conscious, involved and sonorous .. the music of the Shillong Choir backed by the Vienna Camber orchestra was ethereal .. some of the personal compositions of the conductor and the chief of it, Neil, giving some beautiful renditions of some of our more prominent songs through the ages .. and the fusion with western music as well ..

But … meeting Shivraj Singh, the Maharaja’s son and heir, who suffered the head injury, and on whose inspiration his Father started this Foundation, was so filled with joy and hope. He has suffered immense trauma, but silently fought it and has survived. He was thrilled to see me, and loved my beard .. hahah .. I wish him complete stability and repair, as he undergoes his life … 

I am back tomorrow .. and then prepare for Egypt and Cairo for the ‘India by the Nile’ festival and activities, starting in a few days ..

Egypt was a revelation on my visit there in 90′s … the enthusiasm and the love of the people was incredible and invaluable. It still remains presumably, and I hope that my short visit gives me ample time to reach out to my well wishers and friends ..

I feel inconsistent with my thoughts and feelings. There is so much to know and learn .. and now the realisation that time is not of the essence … its flown past too rapidly. The diverse acts that one wishes attention to be given, is so vast that even starting on one is difficult to chose …

So one sits in isolation .. in scant respect and consideration of how this malaise could be cured .. there is no solution, no care, no opinion of oneself .. frustrating, immature and worthless …

There is but one solution. Get back to work. Any kind. Just work. 

The advice though is the exact opposite. Sit back, be of one that does not succumb to the obvious. Be difficult, exclusive, incommunicative, sad and boring. That they say shall build greater curiosity and strength and position.

I argue that position is no longer there, so it shall be difficult to exercise value and worth. They disagree and condemn my career thoughts. I do not give value to this, when I should. For me, the idea of independent worth of talent is non existent … they think otherwise, a has been a spent force … a anything !

Fine so I am anything, nothing … good .. it will mean coming back to normalcy pretty soon … soon enough when there is space for one like me ..

I wish all a pleasant night ..


Love,


Amitabh Bachchan