stop it :(((((

Dear People Who Smoke

I don’t know if you have considered this but stop smoking in areas where people are forced to wait at. Don’t smoke at crosswalks. Don’t smoke outside doorways. Don’t smoke at bus stops. People with asthma or other breathing conditions or people that idk DON’T WANT TO BREATHE IN YOUR CIGARETTE SMOKE are trying to get to places and need to be able to breathe. Stop smoking in crowded areas. stop smoking in crowded areas. STOP FORCING NONSMOKERS TO SECOND HAND SMOKE. 

Straight men cause me the most anxiety when they walk up and I have to pretend like I know how to do their weird bro handshakes. 

it’s too much just stop

Listen to me.

Happy endings are not bad.

Wanting characters to be ultimately happy is not the same ignoring conflict.

Writing good conflict WITH a satisfying and believable resolution takes time and talent.

You are a good writer even if you only write happy endings.

Grimdark sad endings do not have more depth than happy endings.

Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably a grimdark writer with a disproportionate sense of their own ability and depth.

Let your characters be happy, and don’t let anyone tell you that you are subpar for wanting that.

Literature-savvy adults who “don’t understand” why adults enjoy Harry Potter (and other death-centric YA lit) are the stale raisins of the human race. Listen, adult lit is tagged as boring or depressing because a lot of it is about coming to terms with death, whereas YA lit is seen as immature because it’s almost universally about coming to terms with life. Harry Potter is about coming to terms with death as a means of coming to terms with life, ok Chadwick IV? Mystery solved sit back down on ur pile of 1st edition Steinbecks