anonymous asked:

I'm having trouble moving too fast in my story. I really don't mean to. I also tend to write my things strangely and they end up sounding like instructions, or like a play. Any advice?

Focus more on the detail around your characters. Don’t just make it sound like,

He said. She said. He sat down, then got up.

Focus on emotions and thoughts, as well. What’s going through your character’s head? What’s going through the heads of the people around them? And then focus on the actual time span of conversations. Something as a simple greeting or hello should be short. A conversation about the plot should be relatively important and be written as such.

Just expand on detail, that’s my best advice.

-Ashley ❤

Leia: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan.


Originally posted by amgc-96

like…listen…everything is messy as hell and Lukas is in a really bad place and it’s all stressful as anything but…that scene with Philip and Lukas and Anne…where Lukas admits out loud to someone other than Philip, that he likes Philip and it’s hard for him…and Anne reassured him it was ok and kissed his cheek…I’d like to thank each and every deity for that scene because it cleansed my skin and watered my crops and added years to my life

I overheard an argument in the bookstore today.
  • I was looking at Neil Gaiman’s books and on the next shelf over were a bunch of Stephen King novels. A couple was arguing as they made their way towards where I was standing.
  • Girl: What do you mean you don’t like any books?
  • Guy: I’ve just never read anything any good, it’s all been crap.
  • Girl: Are you fucking kidding me, all books are crap? is that what you’re saying?
  • Guy: Yep, all of them. I hate all books ever written.
  • (now they’re standing next to me, in front of the Stephen King books)
  • Girl: Isn’t ‘It’ your favorite movie?
  • Guy: OMG YES, it’s the best movie I’ve...
  • Girl: *hits him in the face with a copy of it* IT WAS A FUCKING BOOK FIRST YOU DOUCHEBAG.
  • Me: *dies laughing*

Star Wars is so reflective of our real world. You got creepy evil nazis, fascism, science, and Jyn plagiarizing Cassian like she’s Melania and it’s debate season

Y'all, Hazel and Nico are not actually 70+ years old….