there's more to it than this

Any rule can be broken while writing, period.

But it often helps to have a reason to break a rule, one that is purposeful and adds to the story you’re telling. Writers do this all the time, if you know where to look:

  • PUNCTUATION - Cormac McCarthy doesn’t use quotation marks in his novel The Road, even when characters are talking- but it contributes significantly to the lonely, desolate, ash-laden setting.
  • POV / LINEAR - In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes in third and first person narration, out of chronological order, with deliberately conflicting accounts of certain scenes- and this helps convey a “story truth” rather than a “happening truth“ (his own words), as well as the confusing reality of war for soldiers.
  • PASSIVE VOICE - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle frequently uses the passive voice in his Sherlock Holmes stories, adding a sense of mystery and  more natural conversation between characters.

These are only a handful of the many examples that are out there- novels, short stories, poetry, all forms of writing have instances of this.

It’s never strictly necessary to have a reason, of course- as writers, we rarely deal in absolutes when it comes to rules. But if you can bend and break the rules in a way that enhances your story, you can add another layer of depth to it.

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anonymous asked:

Ok so I just watched the whistle Japanese ver mv again and why the fuck didn't they include that bit with them sitting around the tea table (during Lisa's rap) in the Korean??? They look divine and the colours are just 😍

idk honestly i think all the new scenes they added to the jpn versions of the mvs stick out too much asdf the colors r too saturated and bright compared with the original ones

I love my classmates so much omg, we’re having so much fun together and I can be my weird self with them, they’re not judging me and only joke along with me and srsly that’s the BEST FEELING EVER ♥

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happy birthday to our dearest jungkook!
thank you for being you 

michael burnham

  • is the first human to attend the vulcan science academy
  • has a background in xenoanthropology and is a big fat NERD who constantly tries to one-up her chief science officer
  • follows the surakian way but lets emotions inform her logic
  • is curious to the point of impulsivity and recklessness
  • loves her crew and her captain
  • has lost so much to the klingon empire
  • volunteered for a suicide mission so that her captain could remain alive
  • watched her captain and friend die at the hands of her own personal demons and was unable to recover her body
  • is grief-stricken and assumes the guilt and responsibility for an entire war
  • believes in starfleet and its principles
  • is an amazing and utterly unforgettable protagonist even after only two episodes

My mom: oh my daughter just loves to read, she’s read more books than anyone I know

Me internally: all I read is gay fanfiction

Me out loud: oh yeah I love reading

bts songs that make you feel something 

  • sea
  • run
  • rain
  • tomorrow
  • serendipity
  • spring day
  • blood sweat & tears
  • coffee
  • autumn leaves
  • house of cards
  • love is not over
  • butterfly
  • young forever
  • i need u
  • save me
  • hold me tight
  • born singer
  • you never walk alone
  • nevermind
  • in the mood for love
  • what am i to you 
  • does that make sense
  • 2!3!
  • begin (jk solo)
  • stigma (tae solo)
  • first love (yoongi solo)
  • awake (jin solo)
  • so far away (agust d)
  • 2u (jk cover)
  • paper hearts (jk cover)
  • fools (namkook cover)
  • 4 o’clock (vmon duet)
  • we don’t talk anymore (jikook cover)
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KATELYNN’S ENDLESS LIST OF FAVORITE GAMES

↳ Night in the Woods (2017)

“You know after I sent that kid to the hospital years ago they said I had an anger problem, but that’s not true. I was angry because of something else. Something I’d lost. Trying so hard since not to be angry got me all defenseless and I lost more, and more, and more… that’s not getting better. I want to be angry. When I ran home from college, on the bus I had this dream… or maybe I saw it out the window, last leaf on the tree finally blown off. I’m so scared all the time, and the fear hurts, feeling like everything is over… was over long before I got here, so long, hiding or trying to outrun this. I get it. This won’t stop until I die. But when I die I want it to hurt. When my friends leave, when I have to let go, when this entire town is wiped off the map, I want it to hurt. Bad. I want to lose. I want to get beaten up. I want to hold on until I’m thrown off and everything ends. And you know what? Until that happens I want to hope again and I want it to hurt. Because that means it meant something. It means I am… something, at least. Pretty amazing to be something at least.”

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The Sanders Sides!Patton: Morality

The others: RomanLoganVirgil

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reputation + songs // part II