“At the time, I didn’t think these sorts of things still happened in the United States. I was wrong.”
*He wrote my favorite opening line in literature:
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.” - R.I.P.
My handwriting hasn’t improved much. #NationalLibraryWeek #LibraryLoveLetter
OH MY GOD.
I’ve never before related to a comic quite so much.
Ms Marvel #3
Not in my back yard.
It’s National Library Week. Send a love letter to a librarian!
Jane Austen is always right.
Start with a prologue.
Start with dialogue, usually.
Start with a character waking up.
Start with a character waking up on the first day of school.
Start with a character waking up on the first day of school and then making a meticulous inventory of personal physical assets in the mirror, Christ.
Use dialogue tags other than “said.” Usually.
Be vague about items in a character’s emotional past just to string the reader along.
Reuse a word in the same paragraph—or the same page—unless you have a conscious reason to repeat it.
Put bullet points in a query letter for fiction.
Misspell my name, please.
Open your query with a rhetorical question—I will answer “no.”
Let all this discourage you.