What is there to say? I'm 21, British, and I love being a nerd. All things geeky will be on here, films, tv, books, along with places I want to go, pretty places, other cultures, and above all, love.
I love to talk to people, about anything at all, so just plonk yourself down in my ask box, skip the formalities and talk to me like we've been friends our whole lives.
Avoid the Info Dump: When you introduce a character, do not reveal every detail all at once. Introduce what you have to without disrupting the flow of the story too much and sprinkle the rest of the details in other places.
Avoid Back Story: This is mostly for main characters. Don’t go into the whole back story of a character the second you introduce them. For tips on when to reveal back story, check the back story tag on the tags page.
This is my friend John, he’s really good at math. This is my friend Jane, she’s our student president and I was her campaign manager last year. This is Dan, he’s gay: If introducing a lgbt/mogii/etc. character, don’t fall into this juxtaposition. I’ve unfortunately seen this a few times (though the description of each character do not come right after one another) and it’s a red flag that says “this character is going to be flat/stereotyped”. If you introduce other characters with traits and accomplishments, do the same for gay characters.
Show, Don’t Tell: There are always some things you can tell, but it really helps to use showing to introduce a character. For example, instead of saying that a character is feminine, just describe their appearance, demeanor, and behavior. If a character is a soccer player, show them carrying equipment instead of outright saying they’re a soccer player.
Avoid Multiple Introductions: Don’t introduce several characters at the same time. Focus on one or two at a time and distance introductions so that the reader can remember who is who.
anyone else feel like they learned too much about volcanoes in school? like, an excessive amount of time was dedicated to volcanoes? volcanoes are cool and all but i can remember learning about volcanoes in some capacity virtually every year of school and i don’t know why. it’s not really pertinent info. is the Big Volcano lobby to blame
I learned next to nothing about volcanoes. Seriously, I think I did like, a month of it. All our time was spent looking at population