Damaging to Prose

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esckeyes:

allofthefeelings:

barbeauxbot:

bookgeekconfessions:

I wanted to double check that “The Cherry on Top” was a short novel or novella and I found this on uphillwriting.org. I think it’s very informative and hopefully you guys will find it useful!

Short-short stories are also frequently called “flash fiction”, though flash fiction is usually 1,000 words tops, sometimes a bit more but not much more than that. Also when submitting to literary mags, especially online literary mags, they will sometimes accept short stories that are as long as 7500 or 10,000 words. 

Also when stage play scripts are written using the stage play manuscript format, it tends to work out to 1 page=1 minute running time, depending on how explicit you get with your stage directions. So a one act script would run about 30 pages of standard manuscript format, etc. I don’t know if that translates to radio, tv, or screenplay formats as well, though.

The children’s book numbers are way off here, FTR. If your picturebook is over 1000 words, no one’s even going to consider it; even over 750 is a trek. Also, that definition of “juvenile” is reaaaaaaally broad; that may fit, say, a chapter book, but middle grade can go way over 25,000 words without a problem. And I can’t think of a YA book that’s under 25,000 words, and those tend to be sparse exceptions to the rule.

Yeah I was like, “What YA book is 15,000 words?!”

(Source: uphillwriting.org)

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sherlocksmyth:

THOU = “YOU” WHEN YOU’RE FUCKING DOING SOMETHING.

THEE = “YOU” WHEN YOU’RE HAVING SOMETHING FUCKING DONE TO YOU.

THY = “YOUR” AND “YOURS” WHEN THE THING YOU OWN BEGINS WITH A FUCKING CONSONANT.

THINE = “YOUR” AND “YOURS” WHEN THE THING YOU OWN BEGINS WITH A FUCKING VOWEL.

IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE SHITTY EARLY MODERN ENGLISH TEXT POSTS, DO IT RIGHT.

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lavenderluciddreams:

disco-zandyne:

stoneandbloodandwater:

how to walk like a queen [x]

Okay so this shit is in my likes and it’s come across my dash a few times since but this is the first time I’ve seen it since the following happened to me:

One time I was in Manhattan and I had a lot of walking to do and I was bored and was thinking about this gifset and I thought, huh, lets try it. So I did and I was thinking queenly, murderous thoughts and trying to see if people were more willing to get out of my way when I walked like this and then, I watch a guy pass me, do a double take, then a triple take.

Then he engages me in polite conversation for a block or two, tells me I have beautiful hair, then asks me out of drinks. 

CHARLIZE THERON IS A SMART LADY BUT HER ADVICE IS POWERFUL. USE IT WISELY AND WITH CAUTION, MEN MIGHT START THROWING THEMSELVES AT YOU.

well what guy in their right mind would pass up a proper queen walking by?

Amber?

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wishuponawish:

hookandthedaggersxvx:

Virginity only matters if you’re lighting the black flame candle to summon witches.

Actually, When people talk about “blood of a virgin”, what’s actually meant is “virgin blood”, aka blood that’s never before been used in a ritual.

Therefore, virginity doesn’t matter for anything.

*noises of comprehension and frustration that I didn’t make that connection before*

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