so the text doesn't really fit~

@people who get pissy when mcu doesn’t follow comic book canon to the letter, have you considered the following alternatives:

- Petting a dog

- Looking at the clouds

- Eating some toast

- Going back to your comics and being happy about interesting, alternative storylines instead of acting like you’re somehow superior to people who haven’t read them

- Taking a nap

  • me: *works out*
  • me: wow calum should really appreciate the shit i do for him
  • calum: *doesn't know i exist*

anonymous asked:

What do I do when I've used a certain character's name too much? Like say Mark is a really important person in a scene. How do I not over-use his name? I could just say the blue-eyed boy walked towards the desk, but in some situations it doesn't really fit?

Ouch. Don’t write stuff like “…the blue eyed boy… etc., etc.” Especially if he’s an established character with a name.

Names, like pronouns or words like “said,” tend to disappear into the text. They’re invisible words that establish who’s doing what, and when, and where, and honestly you as the writer are likely going to be the only one who’s aware of just how much you’ve used it, unless it’s truly excessive.

If it does seem a bit much, realize that so long as it’s clear in the text who is doing what, you don’t need to use their name. Additionally, by following the “show, don’t tell” rule you can avoid writing direct character actions by instead showing what they’re experiencing and what’s going on in the scene.