HEADLINE: “Jeff Sessions Puts Death Penalty In Play”
You can’t “put the death penalty in play”. It’s not a puck, dropped onto the table for morons to bat around in a life-and-death game of air-hockey.
You can stupidly forget that this isn’t a theocracy of morons, but a democracy in which the DP is unlawful in some places, and strut your drunk-ass around pretending that you have ANY influence over anything.
It seems like the beltway boys are generally useless, in-bred, narcissistic racists with illusions of superiority while still being entirely out-of-touch with the idiocracy of proles they ‘represent’. JustOneMansOpinion
Write write write
Edit edit edit
Got lost lost lost
Need a roadmap… map… map…
Once you are confident that your characters, plot, structure, and pacing are working, you can dig into the smaller details. At this stage, make sure that your timeline works and your setting hangs together. Create calendars and maps to keep track of when things happen and where people go. Then polish, polish, polish.
It’s a never-ending book… this month is simply focused on a line-by line reading, note-taking, redacting, revising to match errors, and tracking invented truths
It’s 82 chapters of 315,000 words of saga broken down into consumable bites both 80,000 words in length and sub-sected about 2000 per chapter (164,000 [2 units]). I’d like to come back to these (and the next two in series) in a few years and drop them into one volume with supporting short stories.
It’s what I would have loved – a 380,000 word book I could sink my teeth into when I was a kid.
Staying off Facebook for Lent has been one of the most frustrating things I’ve done…
“Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us. What we really are consists in what God knows us to be.”
— St. John Berchmans
How far does light travel in a year? (How far is a light year?)
10 trillion kilometers (6 trillion miles)
There are no new stories, only new ways of telling the same stories.
All human stories are about the same things: love, betrayal, greed, acceptance, etc.
These are emotional touch-points that imbue story immortality.
An ‘Epic’ story has this for multiple POV with an over-arching ‘Grande Plot’.