typo there i mean in fact

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“Okay, enough with the bad sound effects.”

*I didn’t know how to spell out most of what Hunk said, so I checked the episode transcript online, hoping to get an idea but…

MYTH LOKI-PSA!!! ( written with one hand at 5:30 in the morning)

Loki ( or rather Loke/Loptr/Hveðrungr) as in the original Norse god, was many things you might not know. Here are a few of them:

-gender fluid
-pansexual
-a mother
-intersex

These things are not tumblr inventions, or Marvel inventions (both is fine on it,s own and I am a huge marvel fan, and I love tumblr etc). Marvel doesn’t acknowledge most of these points. This is the original mythology/Edda Loki.

Gender fluid:
He loved to transform and transcend between genders. He also practiced magic, which was seen as ergi/womanly ( Ergi might loosely translate as “gay”, in the sense of being “unmanly -__- . though Odin did the same and used magic, he wasn’t seen as ergi ). There are different accounts of him walking around as a woman for pure fun, enjoying male attention etc. - transformation was very much his "thing”!

Pansexual:
Loki had a lot of sex, with any kind of living being ( and trees, and rocks 👌🏻). He didn’t care if it was man, woman or in between or neither. He was known to be sexually hungry, adventurous and daring. He had several affairs, casual sex and two devoted wives, over the cause of his life.

A mother:
Loki fathers children, but he also gave birth to officially one, but potentially more. In different versions of the myths, he might have given birth to a few of his monster children ( he is known as the “mother of monsters”).
They are most commonly told to be his giant wives children, but there are very old untranslated poems and stories where he is giving birth to a few of them. While that is debatable, he did birth Sleipnir the horse.
While people try to say Loki was raped by the stallion, the original Prosa Edda and early poems actually never say he didn’t enjoy being a female horse or the interaction with the stallion. It’s said that him sand the stallion had “such dealings” that he fell pregnant. That’s open to interpretation in my opinion. He wasn’t “raped by a horse”, he was a female horse himself at that point. If you see Loki as a cis male, it might feel odd to think he might not dislike what happens with the stallion. But if you know Loki was gender fluid and sexually very adventures, it’s suddenly a lot less weird or unimaginable. He might not have planned for that encounter, because he only wanted to distract the horse, but there is no real statement that he totally hated everything that happened. I mean, being in a mare-mindset and all? BUT it’s all up to personal opinion, and it’s fine to believe one thing or the other.

Intersex:
Loki as a giant ( or half giant) was most likely intersex.
The Jotnar of Jotunheimr were giants known to have both male and female genitalia, according to many versions of north mythology ( not just the Edda, but other myths and retellings too). They birthed an sired children alike, so when speaking of Lokis mother or father, it doesn’t mean them being male or female, rather if they had given birth to him or not.
There are different giants in the Edda with strikter gender presentation. But when it comes to the Jotuns/Jotnar of Jotunheimr, they were intersexual beings.
There are different versions of Lokis origin ( we ignore marvels silly attempt to make him Odins adopted son. They were blood brothers!), in some he is presented as a half-Jotun, in other just as a normal giant.
But half or full-giant, he was most likely just as intersexual as the other giants in the myths. Most likely!


These are some points people might not know about him. I researched a lot over the years, even talked to a danish Loki-expert who works with Viking museums in Denmark and Sweden. If you never heard of these things about him, please don’t just disregard these details about Loki and his rich history. It’s what MAKES him Loki.


Loki is a character that’s very often debated in depth, to the point where some people even debate if he was truly a Norse god, or if he was later written into the Edda by Christian translators to create a negative character like the devil/Lucifer. Or if he was real, but twisted to appear in a more negative light. ( I chose to believe he was an original character in the myths/religion of the Vikings, not a Christian invention )
But no matter what or who Loki was ( or is), he sure wasn’t a typical god. And I love that!
Got more cool Loki-facts? Please share!!!!!
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P.S.
Excuse typos, or that I didn’t post sources. This was a passion-post. Sourcing all the research I did for over 6 years, back before 2011, mostly offline , with experts/professors, as well as online, would mean I have to find really old links, scan books and articles I don’t have near me and call back people. HOWEVER, all this is 100% based on actual sources and not on tumblr or fan-canons or Marvel. I’d like to actually turn this into an article/master post or at best a video with sources and maybe even experts writing stuff for it. If anyone is interested in making this a group project - I have opened a Facebook research group for it! please join!   Facebook. com/ groups/ 255763984909514/

P.P.S.
Please feel free to add to this, or correct anything you feel was left out or presented incorrectly (if you DO please SOURCE your claims!). I mean no offence to anyone with this post, it was written out of love for the subject. I don’t mean to offend anyone believing otherwise, or like whatever religion etc. But this is my religion too, and I identify strongly with Loki because of all these facts that make him so appealing to.
Also just to note, I am aware that Loki isn’t like “a cinnamon roll” or “a cute bae” that needs saving, etc. I don’t try to make him look good or use him for my personal agenda. This is my personal inclusion from years of research. I want to source all my claims, but for that I need time. again, if you have sources for other cool facts, or for the things I’ve stated, please share share share!

anonymous asked:

reasons why hunk is relatable: is nice to everyone but in reality the prettiest bitch alive, a n x i e t y, has no idea what personal boundaries are, meets someone he actually likes: you are now my ride or die

small brain: anon has a typo and actually means that hunk is the nicest and pettiest bitch alive

large brain: anon doesn’t have a typo and hunk is indeed the nicest and prettiest bitch alive

galaxy brain: anon TRANSCENDS any kind of typographical error because hunk is both the pettiest and prettiest bitch alive

WELCOME TO MY TED TALK! THIS IS THE THEORY NEARLY PROVING THAT JIM HOPPER IS JONATHAN BYER’S FATHER

 family tree shown here. Below you can see the general characteristics of how Jonathan looks like Hopper. Although this is only a photo of David Harbour, you can pretty much assume that thats what Hopper looked like. You’ll see that Will Byers clearly looked like Lonnie but Jonathan looks more like Hopper.

This is Jim Hopper’s time line. Born in the 1940′s, gradutated in ‘60 and somewhere between the time the war started, the ‘69 draft lottery, and the end of the war, Sara Hopper was born into the 7 year relationship of her parents. If Sara died along the time of ‘66-’67 then that would be when Hopper returned home. Maybe he spent a year trying to reconcile with Diane and then went home to Hawkins? We know that Hopper uses sex to cope with his pain but what if Joyce was one of those women? I mean, if he did return home during then, time would indicate that there would be some time gap for Joyce to sustain a full term pregnancy and give birth. 

(the war started before ‘69 but the draft took place in ‘69)

(there is a typo on here about the starting date of the war, my bad. US invaded in 65)

NOW FOR SOME SUPPORTING FACTS AND QUOTES!

Did i miss anything?

Now, lets keep our eyes peeled during season 3 for some more info. Thanks for reading my insane, sleep deprived, probably on cocaine and adderall, theory! 

illuminati confirmed

(sorry for resolution)

anonymous asked:

What's the best way to get an agent?

Getting a literary agent

In order to get a publisher, you need to find an agent. A few publishers will consider writers with no agents, but the typical submission route sees an agent pitching your work to publishers.

Who are agents?

Agents are experts in the book business. They consider hundreds of books a day, choose a few promising clients a year and try to pitch their work to publishers. If you did get an agent he/she is your best bookish friend! Agents are experts who believe in your book. Treat them fairly and don’t expect them to be you biatch. Their job is pitching to publishers, not advertise your book (nor edit or listen to you whine). Know what to expect.

Originally posted by tingeofgiiinge

What do agents do?

They select authors as clients and try to get them good deals with publishers. They are paid when the writer is paid. Never give money to anyone to read your work! A serious agent would never ask for money.What don’t agents do? They don’t advertise your book, they don’t edit, they don’t cook for you, nor look after your children.

How do I get an agent?

To get an agent you have to write a query letter. In fact, on average, you have to write about 100 queries to find an agent, and that is only if your book is prime stuff. An alternative is to take part in “pitching competitions” like PitMad on twitter or attending a writers’ pitch conference.

How do I select which agent is right for me?

Don’t flood all the literary agents of the world at once. Choose two or three who published books you liked and are similar to yours. If you can’t think of any, you should probably be spending more time reading before you consider publishing.  Check AgentQuery to find agents open to submissions in your genre. Do some research on them, make sure they are a good fit and be ready for rejection.

How do I deal with rejection?

Dismiss it. It’s part of the job and it’s good for big egos. Finding an agent is like finding a soulmate, all you need is one. BUT, if after ten queries nobody asked for a partial of your manuscript, you might want to question if there is something wrong with your query or if you’re pitching for the wrong genres. Alternatively, it could be that your project is “high risk” or not “mainstream” enough, in which case most agents will not take a chance. I personally think that high risk projects are awesome: go indie and publish yourself!

Originally posted by coralineseye

So, how do I write a query?

This is a quick guide on what is a query letter and how to write one to successfully pitch your novel to a literary agent or, less commonly, to a publisher.

Before I say anything about query letters let me disclaim that most of what I learnt comes from the infinite wisdom of Her Holiness the Query Shark, a successful agent dedicated to help hapless, unexperienced writers. Study her website and see plenty examples of failure and success, rejoicing at her snarky sense of humor.

What is a query letter?

A query letter is a short missive (typically an e-mail) that pitches your book in 200-300 words. Don’t go over 400 words, it should fit in one page. A query letter will be likely the hardest thing you will ever write.

What elements should be in a query letter?

A query should answer the following questions:

1-Why did you select this agent?

Successful agents receive about 100 queries a day. Never write “Dear Agent” (guaranteed click-delete response). Agents want to know why you think they are a good fit for you. If you are thinking this is not your job but theirs, you’re better off indie publishing. Ask yourself how many agents are banging on your door right now and how many writers are banging at any one agent’s door. Got the picture? Good. Now do research on your agent. Good lines would be: “you represent this other book (pertinent book similar in style or genre to yours) so I thought…” or “You are seeking books in this genre so…” To find information about your agent of choice, start with AgentQuery, then check the specific agent’s website and any interviews online. Sometimes you might want to go as far as to check their twitter feed or search for videos. Yes, it is a lot of work and a time drain.

2- What is your book about?

You are a writer. SHOW, DON’T TELL! Never say “this is a great story” or “this is the best book you will ever read”, “this is the next bestseller” etc… SHOW THEM!  Start with the conflict. Don’t tell them everything, just enough for them to want to read more, possibly getting a feel for your voice.

3- Why are YOU qualified to tell this story?

Are you writing a book about the Vietnam war and you’re a fifteen-year-old Italian? Well, good luck pitching that. You will have to explain why you think you are qualified, and why you are in a unique, privileged position to tell that story.

In general: You only have 200-300 words, choose them well.

1. Avoid clichés; you are a word crafter. Still, don’t overdo it! Verbose queries are not good. Use your style.

2. No typos, you hear me? None.

3. Be professional. It’s really difficult to get the tone of an e-mail or letter sometimes. Avoid jokes and confusing double meanings.

4. Be respectful. Start with Dear Miss Amman (just an example, by golly, I’m not an agent!) Most agents don’t care if you call them by their first names, but some really hate it. They are professionals and they don’t know you. Play it safe.

5. Don’t beg. If you don’t think your book is awesome, nobody will. (Avoid things like “I have been sick” “I have fifteen children” “I barely sleep” “Forgive the typos”).

6. Don’t boast. Be confident, but professional. If you have some facts that can help you list them clearly.

7. Don’t state the obvious. “I would be glad to provide a full manuscript upon request.” Of course you would be. Finish with “Thank you for your time” or similar.Essential info to include: the title of your manuscript ALL CAPITALS, the word count (approximate to the closest 5,000), the genre, your signature with your full REAL name, address and phone number.

BEWARE!

-Check for specific guidelines on each agent’s webpage! Some will go as far as to tell you what type to use. All will specify if they want a partial with the query (typically the first three chapters pasted in the body of the e-mail).

-Send no attachments unless specifically asked. It’s the fastest way to the garbage bin. They fear viruses and will never open an e-mail with unsolicited attachments (signatures, files, anything).-Separate your paragraphs, so that your e-mail is not a scary block of text. Happy querying :D

GBA

PS
I compiled this and more advice on a free writer guide you can get from my blog. Click here to check it out. No, it’s not a scam. Yes, I’m a real published author.

doujinsvar  asked:

"i said i love you" stenbrough prompt please!

Warning: I was super sleepy when I wrote this; which means 3 things:
Not many details, possible typos, and a dash of risque content.

- Why woo-would y-you d-do that?! - Bill was so mad, almost offended. He moved his fingers up and down the side of his neck, trying to use pressure against the pain. He was absolutely sure that was going to turn into a hickey in less than ten minutes. 
- I said I love you… - Stan was laughing too much now, for his words to count as a valid defense. Regardless of the fact that he indeed had whispered I love you, in the softest way one can whisper against your skin, just before making the decision to leave an aggressive mark on it. 
- Did you hit your head on the car ceiling? I’m me-meeting my literary age-agent in 15 minutes! Are you trying to sah-sabotage the puh-publishing of m-my very 1st b-book?
- No, baby. I drove you here. I know what you are here to do. - Stan was still having fun with the situation, and Bill looked like he was considering getting out of the car without saying another word. 
- We were kissing! I was leaving! It was a good luck kiss! - Bill’s stutter was nowhere to be found now, he might be debating it; but his whole body felt quite pleased with what had just happened, actually.
- It shouldn’t even have lasted the probable entire 3 minutes it did! - Bill wished he could stop screaming, someone could hear and knock on the car’s window; to ask what was going on, if he was okay. However, Bill couldn’t control himself, not with Stan looking at him like he had no regrets. That smile. That “Sorry, I’m not sorry, for turning the good luck kiss into a make-out session” smile. Why was he smiling like that when Bill had to focus on acting like a professional today?
- You look so hot when you are mad, William.
- Bye, Stanley. - Bill was so done. He opened the car’s door, got one foot out; only Stan pulled him back the same moment he meant to get up from the car seat. Why wouldn’t Stan stop chuckling? Ugh!
- Aren’t you gonna say you love me too? - Stan was all of a sudden simulating sadness now. In his voice plus his expression.
Bill shook his head no. But that looked too cute to be real anger. Stan shrugged. 
- Okay… I will ask again, once you are back from your meeting. 
Bill took the chance, gathered his stuff and got out of the car, closing the door; he was gonna be late if he didn’t move fast. But walking away from Stan’s Mustang was impossible. They had never had a serious fight, they probably would keep that record forever. Because it was impossible to stay mad at Stan. 
Stan knew that all too well. He was already opening the window. Bill leaned down, supporting his arm on the car and his forehead on the back of his hand. 
Bill Denbrough sighed and confessed: - I love you.
Stan Uris put his sunglasses on, after having winked at Bill; and started the car in a way that was louder than necessary.
- I don’t like the way she talks to you on the phone. - Stan glanced to the side. - Hope she gets the memo. You’re taken, William. Let her see it. 
Stan moved his hands around the steering wheel, and gave Bill just the exact amount of time to move away from the car, then took off. 
Oh. So that was what this was all about after all. Jealousy. 

My almost annual NaNoWriMo pep talk...

To everyone starting NaNoWriMo today…

You can do it.

Even when the enthusiasm of day 1 turns into the waning “yay…?” of day 5, and that turns into the frustrating “why the hell did I do this?” of day 17, and that becomes the “OH GOD WHAT WAS I THINKING?” of day 22…you can do it.
When you’re aggravated and panicking and convinced you CAN’T, just write a few more words. Then a few more after that. Don’t think about 50,000 words. Think about 50 words. Then 50 more. It adds up - I promise.

What you’re writing? It doesn’t have to be perfect. This is a first draft, y'all. It’s okay if it sucks at this stage. That doesn’t mean you should TRY to write crap, but if what comes out is crap, don’t get discouraged. The very fact that you recognize it as crap means you have the know-how to fix it during revisions. It also means that whatever you write next can and will be better. Don’t sweat the typos, plot holes, sagging middles, rushed endings, continuity errors, and homonym mix-ups – just get it written and fix it in post.

You can do it.

If you’re the competitive type, then by all means keep a close eye on how your NaNo buddies are doing. That smug bastard Ted wrote 2,500 words on day 1? Write 2,502. Lisa and all her notecards and character outlines has already finished 6 chapters and it’s not even lunch? Knock out chapter 7 and keep going. And dude, do you hear that asshole at the next table at Starbucks bragging about how he’s earned his pumpkin spice latte? Earn the crap out of your frappuccino.

But if you’re NOT the competitive type – if you’re doing NaNo to challenge yourself and you know other people’s progress will just make you anxious – focus on your progress. Everyone writes at different speeds, and that’s okay. Don’t compare yourself to others if that will just make your brain shut down and your fingers lock up. Keep your head down, your cursor moving, and your words flowing.

You can do it.

You can, but maybe you won’t. And I’m not here to tell you “Eh, if it gets tough…quit.” Not at all. Because it WILL get tough, and you probably WILL want to quit, and you’ll have to call on every bit of discipline and desire you possess in order to cross that coveted 50,000 word finish line. It’s not called a challenge because it’s easy and you can do it in your sleep. So expect it to get tough, y'all.

But sometimes, it gets *too* tough. Sometimes, through no lack of discipline and desire, the goal is unattainable. Maybe your job is taking up too much of your time and energy. Maybe the upcoming holidays mean too much stress and not enough time. Maybe the story you set out to write still needs to spend some time in pre-production. Or maybe NaNo turns out to be the wrong means of motivation for you. Too much competition and not enough craft. Too much worrying about how much you’re writing when you really need to stop and rethink how chapters 20-26 actually connect to each other.

So, while I’m here telling you that you can do it, I’m also here telling you that it’s okay to say “I’m done.” The purpose of NaNo isn’t to burn yourself out and sap all the joy from the writing process. It’s not to make you feel like you suck because you can’t keep up with everyone around you (spoiler alert: you don’t). It’s to make you buckle down and get words on paper, and if it’s paralyzing your mind and fingers to the point you can’t write at all, then it’s backfiring. It’s not working *for you*. And that’s okay.

And in the end, whether you hit 50,000 words or not, you will have something you didn’t have on October 31st – whether it’s 1,000 words or 49,999, you’ll have words on paper that weren’t there at the beginning of the month. What you do with those is up to you – edit them and do something with them, scrap them and start over using everything you learned in November… no one can decide that but you.

Remember that NaNo is about challenging yourself and making yourself write. If it’s not working, you have my permission to bail. Shake off the pressure, recharge with some hot chocolate, and get back to writing without worrying about NaNo.

If NaNo IS working, and you’re just struggling because your story has hit the “it’s not shiny and new anymore so now it’s actually HARD” phase…well… *smacks palm with crop whip*

Challenge yourself. Push yourself. Know yourself.

You can do it.

  • Me: Encyclopedia Eorzea is convenient as a quick reference for trivia and superficial facts but ultimately leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the lore and character building related to my own areas of interest within the world of Hydaelyn. This, combined with its typos and occasionally questionable veracity, means that I don't rely on it as often as I would like.
  • Also me: I NEED TO FIT ENCYCLOPEDIA EORZEA INTO FIFTY POUNDS OF CHECKED LUGGAGE.

anonymous asked:

Do you ever have a fear of posting work? I regularly write fanfiction for myself, but on rare occasions, I feel confident enough to post it. The only thing holding me back is my fear of getting something wrong factually or characteristically. Can you relate, and if so, how do you deal with the fear?

While I don’t post my work, nor have I written fanfiction since high school, I can understand your concern. Perhaps when I was starting out I had that form of fear, but now I’ve gotten to the point where I’m well aware that you can’t please everyone.

When dealing with fanfiction, the content isn’t 100% yours, so you’re essentially working with your personal interpretation which isn’t going to match everyone else’s. That’s okay. There’s a difference between a total out-of-character moment and a fanfic author choosing for one part of a character background to affect an action over another. (And even then, I think there’s a warning system for OOC moments? I’m not too familiar with fanfic communities, but I’m pretty sure there’s a general agreed-upon method of tagging your work so new readers know the content before they jump in).

Factual error, you have more control over, and the only way to remedy that is to research and do it properly. Different sources can give you different sides to information, though that depends on what you’re looking up. “Life in Victorian England” would be a research subject that would require some serious detail to get correct, because so much of that life was dependent on social class, wealth, geography, etc. The truth doesn’t always match what we immediately think of, and a single source may not have enough information. 

I think you’re far from alone with your fear, but there really is a point where you need to let go. If it gives you peace of mind, I could see someone listing their factual sources for certain choices in a bibliography, but you don’t owe your readers explanation when they aren’t even paying you. I absolutely love to see writers put in good effort because it shows a certain respect for the craft, and I will avoid those who don’t proofread their work or make blatant factual errors, but I also know that fanfiction is not a professional job and I don’t expect perfection. 

There’s a big difference between the occasional typo that can be easily missed in a proofread vs the writer not understanding basic grammar and making no effort to improve. There needs to be a level of respect for the writer’s work and a level of respect for the reader’s consumption. 

The fact that you’re worried about it tells me that you care, which means you’re probably careful enough to avoid any big issues :)

So in your situation, I’d perhaps keep record of your research sources, but the character concern may take longer to get over. You can’t please everyone, and it’s your story (even if it’s fanfiction). If a reader wants to give nonconstructive criticism, then they’re not worth your time to pay attention to. If you get reasonable criticism, then learn from it! It’s always beneficial to hear other perspectives as a writer.

Part of getting over any fear when it comes to writing is learning to take pride in your work, which is a mix of respect for the craft and yourself. Every reader is different and will react differently to what you produce, so all you can do it make sure you’re working at a level that you’re content with (and never stop trying to improve).

Good luck with everything!

defiantlilsheep  asked:

I was wondering if you'll give me your opinion on this. As a writer, say for example there's certain hard fact that you may have gotten wrong (like maybe science stuff) and a reader points that out to u. How does that make you feel? Like generally, how does it feel when a reader points out a flaw or contributes criticism (mainly the constructive type). I hope I dont sound too rude...

Nope, you don’t sound rude at all @defiantlilsheep!! It’s an interesting question!

Short answer: It depends!

Mode of delivery, tone, and content matter a lot.

Mode of delivery: private message are preferable to criticisms or corrections left in public comments. If people are reading my fic, it’s either on LJ (which has a private messaging system), tumblr (which has a private messaging system) or AO3, where I link to my tumblr ask box at the end of my fic, so there’s not a logistical reason for people to choose the public route. So when people leave a comment like that on AO3 or wherever else, it sometimes feels like a callout or like it’s more about them showing off what they know than trying to reach out to me and be helpful. Think of it this way: if you saw that someone had toilet paper stuck to their shoe, would it be better to tap them on the shoulder and whisper it in their ear so they can fix it quietly, or to make an announcement to everyone in the vicinity?

Tone: It’s hard to describe, but some messages or comments are clearly friendly and well-intentioned and some read as smug and condescending. As you might imagine, that makes a big difference in how it feels to get the comment!

Content: Hard facts and typos, yes. A comment about hard facts is different than a flaw or criticism more generally, though. If there’s something factually wrong, I want to know (preferably in a private message, from someone who’s genuinely being friendly and trying to help). Ditto typos. I want to know! And generally feel momentary exasperation with myself and gratitude to the person who’s pointed it out for giving me the chance to fix it before other people see it. But the broader stuff….there’s a good chance I don’t want to hear about it bc:

  1. if the story is out in the world, the odds that I’m going to change something other than a hard fact or typo are slim, so if you’re telling me there’s something wrong with the story that’s just gonna stress me out and feel shitty.
  2. giving constructive criticism takes skill and practice, and reading a lot of fic is not the same thing as learning how to workshop fiction; tbh a lot of readers don’t know how to give criticism that’s really constructive, and will leave comments that say things like “that twist was obvious” or “that was heavy handed” or “that dialogue was bad” without explaining (without knowing how to explain?) exactly what made that obvious or heavy-handed or bad. At that point it’s not concrit, it’s just telling me why you thought something was crappy. It’s only concrit if it’s constructive, if it’s teaching me something new or helping make me a better writer, and maaaybe .01% of “constructive” comments do that.
  3. the line between a flaw in the story and a matter of personal taste gets reallllll blurry for some people. There’s one commenter who comes to mind who, across multiple stories, only comments about whether the “right” person bottomed and sometimes about whether Ginny and/or Pansy were the “right” amount of bitchy. That is not constructive. Reading a story that doesn’t jibe with your headcanons doesn’t make the story bad, it just means you see things differently. But I’ve gotten a fair number of comments that are just about how readers would have preferred a different way of writing X event/character/sex scene, and that is annoying af. It’s fanfic! If you want something done differently, write it yourself!
  4. some commenters hide behind the idea of “constructive criticism” and use it as an excuse to be dicks. “Your story sucked it was flat and cardboard, bad sex, no feeling, wish I had my time back, you shouldn’t write more.” “That was really mean! If you don’t like it, stop reading!” “Why are you being so sensitive, jeez, it’s constructive criticism!” Like, buddy. My non-friend. My non-pal. Nothing about that is constructive, you’re just venting your shit all over my inbox.

tl;dr:

  • Corrections on typos and hard facts (like, scientific facts, dates, etc. that you’re going to include a source for) are welcome and appreciated
  • Preferably in a polite private message 
  • Your headcanons/preferences/kinks/power trips/mean feels disguised as concrit are not welcome, in a private message or otherwise

But! I know I differ from some other authors in this, and would be interested to hear what other people think!!

Dark season 1 episode 3 has a song that begins at roughly 12 minutes into the episode. This is a mythical song. When you hear it, it will torment you without relent - mercilessly. No search engine in our universe has ever heard of it. I will even take a leap and posit that this song is in fact from a parallel universe. It was chosen to be a part of this episode in Universe 2 and it was clearly a banger. Now as it passes through our ears in universe 1 we can not resist the urge to hear it in its entirety. By all means skip minutes 12-14 of episode 3. Just know that Ulrich’s son mikkel comes into some pudgy man’s office who made a typo on his typewriter (insert expletive)…. again I implore you, please skip these two minutes, we mustn’t spread this mistake and expose anyone else to another one of Universe 2′s slip ups.

Originally posted by imstilljulie

yoongi; have a break, have me

》typing this on my phone for the devil @mvnyoongis ♡ good luck, satan-i mean, sweetie! pls excuse any typos i’m half dead but i wanted to write a lil’ something before i hibernate.

if yoongi had been right, or at least, if he had kept track of the time since you woke up until now, it would approximately be three hours and forty-two minutes since your bum has been glued to the chair by the study table. now don’t get yoongi wrong, he knows how important this is for you. the whole procedure and the amount of facts and knowledge you’d need to remember accordingly to move forward to complete your goals to proceed to living your dream; yoongi knows of the struggles and watching you slump over the table as you read through the same thing over and over, it sort of aches his heart.

he rolls over on the bed, chin in his palm, elbow propped as he lazily fixates his eyes to the back of your head. he clears his throat, shifting slightly before he coos your name, followed by: “shouldn’t you take a break…? it’s been hours since you got up to stretch,”

on cue, you stand with your eyes still robotically locked onto your notes. you do a few moves to pop the joints and you wiggle your arms a little to give your muscles a bit of movement before you slop down to the chair, “done.”

yoongi rolls his eyes, finding you’re being absolutely ridiculous and his book isn’t as entertaining anymore. whining, he frowns at you, “that wasn’t even proper! at least do it right,”

“busy,” you murmur, locked in the haze of wanting to remember everything in order that you brush him off. usually, it works. all the time, actually. until yoongi finds a reason to break this pattern because you yelp at the sudden force dragging your chair back and fuck the day yoongi suggesred the rollers to be installed at the sole of each leg.

“hey! let go!” you desperately clutch onto the edge of the table, finding leverage to anchor yourself down but yoongi’s stubborn like you, chuckling, “don’t think so. you’re gonna take a break and you’re gonna take it now,”

“piss off! i didn’t force you to take breaks when you were busy!” oh, wait a minute- “yes you did,” yoongi snaps, grunting as he tugs onto your chair harder, “now it’s time for me to return the favor,”

the image of you making yoongi stay hydrated and fed as he curls himself up in the studio flashes. as to that other time when he was practicing nonstop. or that one day he locked himself in the recording room but only unlocked the door for you so that you’d have the benefit to care for him and it looks like yoongi’s not going down without a fight.

“you’re going to break the chair! and my arms!”

“so don’t make me and let go,” he hisses, hating how your arms are trembling but you’re as fucking hard headed as he is. but in the end you relent with a grunted fine and your fingers release your hold for yoongi to nudge you back straight to the bed. with minimal effort, yoongi gets you to lay with him in the soft blankets and cozy mattress that dips as both of your weight presses down. his arms slip around your waist and he buries his face in your neck, grinning, “there we go,”

“you know, usually when i make you take breaks, i give you food and make you drink water,” your hands betray you when they slide over his forearms, relishing on the warmth of his skin and the gentle caress of his lips at the side of your neck, his chest molding against your back delightfully, “well, you ate already. and that big bottle of water of yours is empty. so obviously you lack of love and care so of course, it’ll be from me,”

“…where the hell did you get that logic?”

“just shut up and let me hold you for a while.”

anonymous asked:

I like a freaking lot about you but right now I'll just say two things...1: the fact you describe yourself as "a cherry spud"(it amuses me to no end) and 2: your writing is amazing and I love your...you.

I am a cheery spud (I’ll forgive your typo this one time but if you mischaracterise me again you will have an enemy for life) 😉 and my writing means a lot to me so thank you darlin’ ♥

I love ya too nonnie ♥ I feel like you’re familiar to me and that means that I do hold ya in some considerable affection xx

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anonymous asked:

I would just like to point out that you wrote Sunday January 6th on the event post, but Sunday is the 7th

Thank you so much for letting me know!! I typed that post up super late last night after many hours of no sleep & after managing to somehow delete the entire thing, so I was anticipating a few typos. But somehow I missed that in my proofreading!

That said, I feel like I should probably remind everyone that the event starts tomorrow! Sunday, January 7th at 5pm EST!! Meaning, you’re more than welcome to keep writing all day today, tonight, and tomorrow. In fact, it’s encouraged that you do so, to finish up your current threads + so that the dash isn’t just stagnant for 24+ hours.

anonymous asked:

I'm a teen author trying to become a published teen author. I've read about success stories, but I'd love to hear any more advice. Should I mention my age in query letters? I'm unpublished as of now.

First of all, whenever you pitch to an agent, you want to sound professional. I think that being a teen might be a great selling factor from the marketing standpoint, but it implies that likely you lack experience. I would first try to impress them with your work and your professional query, then mention at the end that you are a teen to justify your competence.

Originally posted by dailyhappylife

For example, “I am particularly qualified to write about young adults” (if that’s the case, I’m not sure what your work is about) “because I am still in my teens.”

Below is some advice on how to write a query letter in general, I hope it helps ^_^

GBA

Writing the perfect query letter to get an agent or publisher

Before I say anything about query letters let me disclaim that most of what I learnt comes from the infinite wisdom of Her Holiness the Query Shark, a successful agent dedicated to help hapless, unexperienced writers. Study her website and see plenty examples of failure and success, rejoicing at her snarky sense of humor.

What is a query letter?

A query letter is a short missive (typically an e-mail) that pitches your book in 200-300 words. Don’t go over 400 words, it should fit in one page. A query letter will be likely the hardest thing you will ever write.

What elements should be in a query letter?

A query should answer the following questions:

1-Why did you select this agent?

Successful agents receive about 100 queries a day. Never write “Dear Agent” (guaranteed click-delete response). Agents want to know why you think they are a good fit for you. If you are thinking this is not your job but theirs, you’re better off indie publishing. Ask yourself how many agents are banging on your door right now and how many writers are banging at any one agent’s door. Got the picture? Good. Now do research on your agent. Good lines would be: “you represent this other book (pertinent book similar in style or genre to yours) so I thought…” or “You are seeking books in this genre so…” To find information about your agent of choice, start with AgentQuery, then check the specific agent’s website and any interviews online. Sometimes you might want to go as far as to check their twitter feed or search for videos. Yes, it is a lot of work and a time drain.

2- What is your book about?

You are a writer. SHOW, DON’T TELL! Never say “this is a great story” or “this is the best book you will ever read”, “this is the next bestseller” etc… SHOW THEM!  Start with the conflict. Don’t tell them everything, just enough for them to want to read more, possibly getting a feel for your voice.

3- Why are YOU qualified to tell this story?

Are you writing a book about the Vietnam war and you’re a fifteen-year-old Italian? Well, good luck pitching that. You will have to explain why you think you are qualified, and why you are in a unique, privileged position to tell that story.

In general:You only have 200-300 words, choose them well.

1. Avoid clichés; you are a word crafter. Still, don’t overdo it! Verbose queries are not good. Use your style.

2. No typos, you hear me? None.

3. Be professional. It’s really difficult to get the tone of an e-mail or letter sometimes. Avoid jokes and confusing double meanings.

4. Be respectful. Start with Dear Miss Amman (just an example, by golly, I’m not an agent!) Most agents don’t care if you call them by their first names, but some really hate it. They are professionals and they don’t know you. Play it safe.

5. Don’t beg. If you don’t think your book is awesome, nobody will. (Avoid things like “I have been sick” “I have fifteen children” “I barely sleep” “Forgive the typos”).

6. Don’t boast. Be confident, but professional. If you have some facts that can help you list them clearly.

7. Don’t state the obvious. “I would be glad to provide a full manuscript upon request.” Of course you would be. Finish with “Thank you for your time” or similar.Essential info to include: the title of your manuscript ALL CAPITALS, the word count (approximate to the closest 5,000), the genre, your signature with your full REAL name, address and phone number.

BEWARE!

-Check for specific guidelines on each agent’s webpage! Some will go as far as to tell you what type to use. All will specify if they want a partial with the query (typically the first three chapters pasted in the body of the e-mail).

-Send no attachments unless specifically asked. It’s the fastest way to the garbage bin. They fear viruses and will never open an e-mail with unsolicited attachments (signatures, files, anything).-Separate your paragraphs, so that your e-mail is not a scary block of text. Happy querying :D

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I am Gaia B Amman, the author of the Italian Saga (below), a YA series talking about everything that matters. Check out my Author page on Amazon and Goodreads! The first three books were number one releases on Amazon, book 4 comes out in November ^_^

anonymous asked:

Did you notice on the LAX pic the back of his jacket has her bros name on it

Oi, Madre di Dio! Zayn’s fabulous NT found out I’m on leave and started the shenanigans!

Hello my Anons, and before I answer seriously (or as seriously as i can considering the hilarity of the topic), let me tell you something funny: When I first saw the photos, about 4 hours ago while I was out, I was on my phone so I didn’t have a clear picture. I saw Zayn’s jacket, i saw the suffix “WAR” and the letter “N” before it, and my first thought was “why the hell is Zayn wearing a MANOWAR jacket???”… Manowar was a heavy metal band (they still exist) of the ‘80s who had the record for the loudest band ever…. yeah! Good lyrics but you cannot possibly listen to the “music”…. Then I had a stroke of genius and turned the phone so the pic became bigger and saw the word “ANWAR” and thought that manowar might have been preferable….

Anwar Hadid; younger brother to Gigi and Bella, 16 years old…. a model, signed to IMG (they sure start young these days) and having the same ‘agent’ ( Luiz mattos who is a senior manager) as his sister Gigi. Should I say “Nepotism”?

You know, Anwar had given an interview to Paper magazine that was publicised in April where he said some interesting things:

Modeling isn’t Hadid’s only goal, though. “I started working on clothing designs about two years ago but didn’t think anything of it until recently,” he says. “I made a bunch of pieces – not just men’s or women’s, but for anyone who wants to wear them – and one of the things I really want to do is put them into production.”

As for whether Hadid might get back on a “traditional” trajectory and attend college, he says it’s something he’d like to do – but not yet. “At some point in my life I’d like to go, I think,” he says. “But I want to do that when everything else that I’ve wanted to accomplish is accomplished.” This ambition is echoed in advice imparted to him by his mom, who he calls his “biggest role model in life.” Says Hadid: “She tells us ‘to work hard now so you can play hard later.’”

In the photos of last night Zayn is clearky wearing one the pieces that Anwar made and wants to put into production which means that Zayn is promoting Anwar. Now, if you go through Anwar’s twitter, or through his IG, you will not find him promoting Zayn’s work; on the contrary, there are a few tweets about… Jordan Payton! (remember him???). And I will refrain from commenting on the fact that for him education is an aftrthought…

We knew that ZiGi was a PR relationshit (not a typo) set up mainly to benefit Gigi who needed greater exposure in Social Media to get better jobs and contracts (Bless you Tommy Hilfiger for saying it in public!). She has managed well in IG (though she is still 40M behind in followers from her friend kendall jenner and this means that she’s losing MONEY) but in twitter she needs all the help she can get with less than 3M followers.. 

What I couldn’t fathom was that Zayn would be shouldering the promo of more members of the family; though coming to think of it, why I am surprised? During the unforgettable Zerrie era, Zayn was saddled quite often with Jonnie, Perrie’s brother (with whom he had such a close friendship that” they went camping together on the date on jay’s marriage”, remember the articles?). Now he is saddled with Anwar, with whom he has such a close friendship that he wants to help him with his fashion endeavours; meh… same old shit on a different day! At this point I consider him lucky that he wasn’t ask to buy a house for Gigi’s mom too, though I think that the only reason is her father’s job. But if the BS goes on for longer, they’ll find a way to bring her more into the narrative.

As to Zayn’s whereabouts, we simply do not know them! When we see them leaving Gigi’s apartment even if they have one suitcase with them (only one suitcase? for two fashionistas of such caliber?), it doesn’t mean that they are flying out of NYC… it could very well be that they are driving around the block…

Last evening they were “pappped” in LAX by paps who had nothing better do but were chilling there having coffee and took two selfies with two attendants who asked for them. Since we know that zayn can easily fall of the grid and travel without fanfare,this means that they needed to be seen together out in public. My gues is that since they hadn’t bee seen for almost a month (since July 13, I think) and the stunting was only done via social media, anxiety or no anxiety, they needed to put up a performance for the public.

I can practically hear zayn’s voice saying “it’s showtime folks”!

legoprime replied to your post “Ways to beat you chaotic neutral brother at tacky Christmas presents: …”

That is GENIUS.

It would have been had I bothered to confirm that he would be at my mother’s house when opening this. He’ll be at mine. Which, I mean, I guess is fair. 

birdthany replied to your post “Ways to beat you chaotic neutral brother at tacky Christmas presents: …”

the fact that this is on carpet is making me sweat blood

If it makes you feel any better, we rent this place, and I’m pretty sure the rental company replaces it as a matter of routine whenever someone moves, so no one will have to live with this glitter induced nightmare carpet forever. Also, there’s no carpet in the room where it’ll be opened, which will make it easier to deal with. 

deviantdragons replied to your post “Ways to beat you chaotic neutral brother at tacky Christmas presents: …”

the most ominous christmas present i’ve ever seen.

For now. I guarantee that whatever he does next year as payback will be far worse. It’ll be like ten thousand kazoos blaring the second someone touches it or something. 

kneelb4kesha  asked:

Hi! So I checked your FAQ and I couldn't find anything on whether or not you have plans to do a short story compilation for October Daye... just wondering if that's on the docket? Obviously that takes time and effort so no pressure, I'm just wondering if it's something you've considered. (If not, this girl's gotta go on a hunt for certain anthologies asap!)

I am not a publisher!

Things publishers have:

* The budget for original cover art
* Access to printing resources
* Distribution resources
* Someone to copy-edit all my bullshit

Things I do not have:

* Any of that

I mean, I commission the amazing @taraljc to design eBook covers for me, but those are all very story-specific, and not great for collections.

“But wait,” you may cry.  “Self publishing is a thing which exists in the world, and you already distribute your InCryptid shorts in eBook form!”  And this would be true, but also false, because I don’t sell my InCryptid shorts.  I either give them away or sell them to anthologies, which means that when there are copy-editing issues (see #4 above), I can shrug and say “you get what you paid for,” and not feel bad about the fact that typos exist.

(Typos in my totally-for-free work that I did all by myself for no financial reward have led to negative reviews because someone didn’t like the fact that the the word “the” appeared twice in a sentence.  Which is totally fair–you do you–but the fact that it happens with free stuff means that it happens twice as much with stuff that people have to pay for, which means you have to have a CE budget.)

Also, I am very passionate about the digital divide, which is why I have gone out of my way to arrange for physical editions of everything possible, including Velveteen vs. and Sparrow Hill Road.  So self-publishing a collection of Toby stories would not, for me, fulfill the accessibility requirements I put on my own work.

As far as a traditional publisher doing it…any Toby collection would have to come from DAW, as they publish the novels and it would be uncool of me to go elsewhere.  Which means DAW needs to know that there’s enough interest to make it profitable.

TL;DR: I would love to do a Toby collection, but it would have to be through a traditional publisher, and they would have to know that there was a market.  So tell ‘em, if it’s something you want.