Damn fine collection of awesome street art – Bro My God
10 Pictures That Will Hit You In The Gut Like A Ton Of Bricks – Caveman Circus
This Is Why Dogs Are Man’s Best Friend (28 Pics) —“ We Rule The Internet
Inflatable Car Bed Is Genius —“ Knowd
The Greatest Wrong Answers on Jeopardy —“ Crowd Ignite
10 Items Every Bro Needs for the Perfect Wardrobe —“ Linkiest
Claudia Romani | Bikini Wedgie on Miami Beach —“ G-Celeb
TGIF We Have Sexy Ladies in Lingerie —“ Bro My God
Five Super Mario World Levels I Dread —“ Unreality Mag
8 Athletes We Just Really Want to Punch in the Face —“ Uncoached
Cute Gamer Girls (15 Sexy Pics) —“ Regretful Morning
55 Pictures The Sexiest Love Dolls Money Can Buy —“ Super Booyah
The 50 Weirdest Engagement Portraits Of All Time —“ World Wide Interweb
Nicole Scherzinger & Her Booty Leaving C London Restaurant —“ Moe Jackson
How To Not Care What Other People Think Of You – Caveman Circus
20 animal pics that will make you LOL —“ We Rule The Internet
The 50 Greatest Examples Of Superman Being A Dick —“ Knowd
10 Plastic Surgery Fails: Before, After and Final Form – Linkiest
Lamborghini Veneno 750hp of Awesome —“ Bro My God
That dress looks really good on Jessica Alba —“ Celeb Slam
The Hilarity of Video Game Sex —“ Unreality Mag
The Worst Ex-Wife Revenge Plot of All-Time —“ Uncoached
Tiffany Toth Can Cause Hyperventilation —“ Regretful Morning
12 Photos of Little Kids Watching Strippers – Ego TV
Kelly Brook Looking Beautiful Working Her Sexy Legs In London – Moe Jackson
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next —“ is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres.
- You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
- You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.
- Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.
- Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
- Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.
- What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?
- Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.
- Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.
- When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.
- Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.
- Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.
- Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th —“ get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.
- Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.
- Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.
- If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.
- What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.
- No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on —“ it’ll come back around to be useful later.
- You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.
- Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
- Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into what you DO like?
- You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can’t just write ‘cool’. What would make YOU act that way?
- What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.