They patched the game with the en passant about 500 years ago.
She has a MasterClass coming out soon called Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation! Very excited to learn from her. https://www.masterclass.com/classes/jane-goodall-teaches-conservation
"We are the most intellectual creature that's ever walked on planet Earth. How is it possible we are destroying our only home?"
A video game producer oversees a game's entire development cycle, ensuring each department is completing their work on time and delivering a quality product. Video game producers deal more with the logistics of video game production, rather than the creative aspects of a game's development.
Chekhov's gun: Chekhov's gun is a dramatic principle that suggests that details within a story or play will contribute to the overall narrative. This encourages writers to not make false promises in their narrative by including extemporaneous details that will not ultimately pay off by the last act, chapter, or conclusion.
According to masterclass, no.
>If you visit a sushi restaurant or sushi bar, you'll typically see three different types of sushi: maki, nigiri, and sashimi. There are two critical differences between these Japanese foods: Maki sushi and nigiri sushi are made with seasoned sushi rice, while sashimi is simply raw fish slices.
Allspice is actually its own specific spice, not a blend of other spices. You can buy whole allspice :)
There's debate around who "invented" a lot of tricks but essentially the first person to do the trick invents it. Doesn't matter if you come up with a trick if you can't do it and Tony Hawk was the first to do many tricks.
Gluten is a protein. I doubt it can be “basically removed.” Can you link a source?
Maybe you’re thinking about the difference between soy sauce and tamari: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/whats-the-difference-between-soy-sauce-and-tamari#what-is-tamari
I have listened to everything this man has said about the recent UFO surge. I even said whatever to his recent episode of the Rogan show. But idk I saw this and immediately went WTF. In this ad he’s talking about data and science but also in the ad he’s talking about shit that is completely THEORETICAL (Big Bang, black holes, time travel) and then states that science is true whether or not you believe in it. WHAT.
I’m sorry but I felt like I snapped internally here. I know I’m not some mastermind that knows everything about space and astronomy. Im a damn grug. Point is. He’s talking about how important data is and HES NOT LOOKING AT IT. It pisses me off. Be skeptical but present a valid argument instead of throwing everything presented into the trash
I’m sorry if this is not allowed here but I genuinely felt almost offended to this as goofy as this may sound. I’ve done so much digging into this and someone that’s as smart as NDT to say that this is “nothing” without looking at ANYTHING, is absolutely absurd.
Practice what you preach.
Fine chop some along with celery and onions and make them into portions of mirepoix to be frozen and used when required.
> The classic French version of mirepoix includes onions, carrots, and celery in the following ratio: two parts onions, one part carrots, and one part celery. To make mirepoix, start by chopping the carrot, onion, and celery roughly. In general, the finer you chop the veggies, the quicker the aroma and flavors will be released. Source
He also literally has an online comedy class where he teaches this and other tricks of the trade.
> But at their max, both peppers are the same heat level (500 scoville) so a very mild pepper.
>Pepperoncini clock in at 15,000-30,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units), while banana peppers only measure 0–500 SHU.
but I don't know shit about either pepper
Roxane Gay has a writing class on Master Class! She is a queer Black author/editor/professor who I think primarily focuses on creative non fiction but I believe she also has some fiction novels.
ETA: proper professional titles
It's not a punishment, it's an incentive.
Please read this article on the various ways the government uses incentives to steer industries and individuals into making good decisions that benefit us all.
This includes things like oil subsidies, crop subsidies (to encourage farmers to grow specific useful crops), housing subsidies, etc. It's one of the primary ways the government can look forward in what our country needs and to turn the rudder to point us toward that goal, whether that's energy independence or a stable middle class.
The market doesn't give a fuck about how our countries run, which is what libertarians seem not to understand. The market cares about profit and cheap, exploitable labor. The American people (and hopefully our governments) should care about our quality of life and independence.
These are the low quality posts that ruin this sub. Downvote if you want, but you know it's true.
OP puts literally 0 effort and expects a road map to success? Start with books, YouTube, or literally any other mediums. Start executing on your ideas, and come back with questions of problems you run into.
Lazy people like OP, will NEVER be successful starting a business.
Took me less than 4-5 seconds to find:
To go a bit deeper:
>> Narutomaki is a type of kamaboko, or Japanese fish cake, that features a pink swirl in the center. Its name likely comes from the naturally occurring Naruto whirlpools located in the Naruto Strait between Shikoku and Awaji Island in Japan.
According to this article the difference between pies and tarts is the crust and pies can have open tops.
Most 80s genres have plenty of gems for you to discover. Start with the well known hits and then delve into the obscure deep cuts. My personal favorite 80s genre is synthpop
These are not all synthpop but they are essential listening: Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, OMD
You’ll also learn the ways modern music is influenced by 80s music, and you’ll be shocked how many 80s songs are sampled/covered by contemporary artists.
“You’ve taken your first step, into a larger world.” —Obi Wan Kenobi
I keep seeing targeted ads for Tommy Caldwell and Alex Hannold's masterclass on rock climbing. Went and looked at the table of contents for it and it looks really underwhelming. I'm happy they got (I hope) a nice chunk of cash for producing this but it seems pretty underwhelming,especially for a supposed "masterclass".
A 7 minute episode on sport climbing and 6 minute episode on trad climbing. Seems like you're paying for exclusive Tommy and Alex content rather than actually learning anything. Kind of a wasted opportunity imo. Link if interested
yerrr, different oils all have different temperatures that they start smoking at called their "smoke point"; it's why different ones exist for cooking - you use the best one for the temperature you're going to be cooking at. Olive oil / butter are for lower heats, sunflower oil a bit higher etc etc. Can read more here if you're curious!
Hi, I only glanced over your sample, but I wanted to share something with you that I only just learned yesterday. Filter words. This is a fairly simple concept that will significantly improve your writing. As I went through your sample I saw that you have at least a few instances of filter words, which means you probably have a lot more. The good news is, they're easy to fix! The bad news is, it might be fairly time consuming depending on how many you use.
Another tip: Hire beta readers. Maybe I'm cynical but in my experience people will often offer to beta read for you, but they don't follow through. I don't blame them; it's time-consuming to read a 100k manuscript, much less a 200k one. But if you hire a beta reader on fiverr, they better follow through (and in timely fashion) or their side gig is toast. For this reason I will only utilize hired beta readers.
"In fiction writing, character development is the process of building a unique, three-dimensional character with depth, personality, and clear motivations. Character development can also refer to the changes a character undergoes over the course of a story as a result of their actions and experiences"
Character development doesn't necessarily mean change, it means giving the character depth. That's why people saying that One Piece doesn't have character development are wrong, it doesn't have a lot of character "change" or "growth" but all the characters are developed and fleshed out. And in that sense, Sanji is way more developed than Robin who had almost all her development in Water7/Ennies Lobby (though I love Robin and she's in my top 3 characters of One Piece).
Facebook Messenger and Notepad.
In David Lynch's masterclass, he said "If you want to make a feature-length film, all you need to do is get 70 ideas. You write these scenes on 3-by-5 cards, then when you have 70 of them, you've got a feature film."
So I took that concept and applied it to a shorter medium, wherein I get maybe 15-20 ideas about the subject matter of the video (maybe from research, taking a walk, having a random conversation, whatever) and send them to myself on Facebook Messenger, since I have instant access to it no matter where I am.
When I get home I pull open the ideas, throw it on Notepad, and if I have enough to work with, its time for me to fill in the gaps with the rest of the writing.
Much like in cinema, a good YouTube video is comprised of good key moments. That's what I am organizing. I'm not sitting down to write Shakespeare, because that would assume I'm pulling ideas out of the ether, which I can't do. If a good idea blesses me with its presence, I borrow it and see what can be done with it.
More specific to your question, unless you are trying to hit specific timing goals, or are working with a professional team of people, you might find that industry-level screenwriting software becomes more of a bottleneck during the creative process. Strip away what you don't need, and you might find that ideas pour forth more effortlessly when you're just jotting them down on your friendly neighborhood Notepad.
> Or a 2 hour cooking tape from Gordon Ramsey?
Hilariously this is exactly what this is based on.
The model they are following is Masterclass. Gordon Ramsey has a class on there.
It is $90 for 20 videos. Or $180 for yearly subscription to all of masterclass.
So yes people do pay that money for the product.
The stuff he is teaching is like super basic stuff that you could probably find on youtube. It's probably the same content as Basics with Babish, but there are people who want it from the pro's.
So you’re going to correct someone without even checking to determine if you are correct or not?
> Preserve: keep (game or an area where game is found) undisturbed to allow private hunting or shooting. Or https://www.masterclass.com/articles/wildlife-preserves-explained.
Probably a 10mm lens. I'm not sure if this was shot on S16mm then printed to 35mm, or acquired in 35mm. It's essentially any very wide rectilinear lens for your respective sensor/film format.
After a teensy bit of Googling, I think that maybe op meant that Techno is a static character, not a flat character. The definitions are confusingly similar, but if you compare the two definitions, I would say that "static" is closer to directly meaning "the character doesn't change."
According to MasterClass, "A static character is one who doesn't undergo any significant change in a story, whereas a flat character is a one-dimensional character who isn't layered or deep—rather, a flat character just has one or two traits that make up their whole personality."
Not that big of a deal, just thought I'd point it out.
> Literary fiction is simply fiction set in a contemporary setting with no paranormal content
Not necessarily; that's too simple a boundary. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is unabashed gaslamp fantasy which was also longlisted for the Booker Prize. Atwood says "literary fiction tends to follow non-conventional plot structures while containing embedded symbolism and allegory" (here), but that's hardly unique to non-genre-fiction. Her definition is contrasting it not with genre fiction but commercial fiction.
You're right of course that genre fiction is historically an excellent medium for tackling bigotry of all kinds. Half of all horror is metaphor, pretty much!
Lit fic lacks any one agreed-upon definition, which makes it less than useful.
I use refined avocado oil exclusively for searing. It has no flavor and a high smoke point, 520 degrees F, 270 c. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/cooking-oils-and-smoke-points-what-to-know-and-how-to-choose#chart-of-oil-smoke-points
Bear in mind pans will get much hotter than the smoke points, so you need to keep that oil moving and add food to keep the oil from burning.
Do you mean places to apply for jobs or places to learn more about it?
Beginners often start with job boards like problogger.com and Facebook groups like the Cult of Copy Job Board. Once you get a bit of experience, there are several ways to go. Some people do a lot of cold emailing to drum up business. Some use various social media sites to build lead generation machines. Some mine their LinkedIn network to find gigs.
If you'd like to read more about it, try this:
There are so many different types of writing you can do that it's hard to find a generalized, one-size-fits-all approach to it. Some people focus on content, some specialize in journalistic work, some do business writing, some do advertising. Each one requires a different approach.
Not sure if you'd be up for this, and while I can't give recommendations on where exactly to buy since a lot of that depends on taste, Tan France has a great masterclass on putting together a capsule wardrobe.
It'll basically tell you to keep things simple so you can mix and match easily but you'd best hear it from an expert in the scene. =)
I did it last year and now I've found some personal style which doesn't take up to much space - most my clothes are now tailored to fit/re-fit me (actually turned out cheaper than buying store bought I was surprised myself), the basic stuff I bought from economical places, but I have some good items of clothing from Muji - love their minimally branded look.
Hope this is of some value to you!
Why are you adding any salt to stock, period, but especially at the start of cooking?
Stock often doesn't have any salt when it's made because that greatly limits how you can use it for sauce reductions, which will concentrate the salt to unacceptable levels. Adding salt is delayed as long as possible in the recipe as a final seasoning step to avoid oversalting and ruining the whole dish.
Here are two examples that use no salt.
Chef Thomas Keller's master class on stock
I feel the same ! " Portman chose to put her foot to Cristian's Bale mouth, a provocative and sexy moment that conveyed the emotion of the scene..."www.masterclass.com/articles/3-things-natalie-portman-learned-from-working-with-terence-malick-#a-different-approach-to-filmmaking
You can get a decent manual pasta roller for around 50$ or you can do it by hand! The hardest part is getting it thin enough and that's where the fancy equipment comes in handy. You need to be able to get it thin enough to "read" through the pasta dough.
The dough is super easy and we use this recipe as a guideline, and adjust it to get the dough to the right consistency.
Fresh pasta is amazing, and you should totally give it a try!
https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-make-spaghetti-pasta-dough-with-thomas-keller#chef-thomas-kellers-pasta-dough-recipe. Make sure to set some flour aside like he says. I barely used any of the set aside flour for mine.
I think that's a stylistic choice...not a "technique".
Sorta in the same vein: you may be referring to using "Diegetic Sound" vs "Non Diegetic Sound". These are more terms than techniques: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/diegetic-sound-and-non-diegetic-sound-whats-the-difference#how-is-diegetic-sound-made
(See Ma! Film School paid off!)
You will almost certainly want an overdrive, distortion or fuzz.
I recommend overdrive first. The plumes from earthquaker devices is fantastic and affordable.
OD vs Distortion vs Fuzz
Here's my take on the issue:
Random statistical anomalies like this are not important and don't really mean anything. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you get unlucky, and sometimes you get lucky/unlucky in an odd pattern.
May as well learn from one of the most high profile successes.
This can explain it better than me
“A graphic novel, as its name suggests, is a novel that tells a complete story via illustrations. A graphic novel contains a beginning, middle, and end. A graphic novel will offer the type of resolution that one expects from a novel, even if it is part of a series. Effectively, this makes a graphic novel longer and more substantive than a comic book, which is a serialized excerpt from a larger narrative.”
You're going to do great.
Start with a log line, and from that write out a very basic 7 plot point outline, one sentence per point, focusing on a single character and their struggles. For character-oriented stories (as opposed to plot-oriented stories) this outline style may need some abstraction, but regardless it'll give you a quick jumping off point that will allow you to grow in whatever direction feels right, or allow you to see what feels wrong. It's by no means something you need to follow rigidly, but it's handy for coming up with ideas. Good luck with your writing!
Not quite. It's acid that the baking soda reacts with, not water.
Baking powder already contains an acid.
Decent explanation here: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/baking-powder-vs-baking-soda-whats-the-difference#how-to-use-baking-powder-in-baking
Its basically a deep fried egg so a high smoke point oil like peanut or canola, etc. Cooking oil can be cooled down and filtered thru a coffee filter or cheesecloth and re-used- how long depends on what is being fried in it, avoiding things like fish, it can be re-used until it has an off smell/taste or becomes dark.
What is healthy or unhealthy is outside of the scope of this sub as noted in the sidebar.
Focus your idea into a logline, then post it in the weekly Logline Monday threads for feedback.
Typically in online writing, we talk in terms of wordcount rather than pagecount, but a published page is usually about 250-300 words, and a chapter tends to run about 2000-5000 words. Fanfiction is much more flexible, of course, but that's what a lot of readers are accustomed to. A paragraph is quite short for a chapter; you might want to think about including at least a full scene per chapter.
You're right that each new speaker requires a new paragraph, e.g.
"I'm so bored," Lily said.
"We could go for a walk, if you want," Brian suggested.
"No, I'm feeling too lazy!" She flopped back on the couch and threw her arms up in frustration.
"Well, okay then."
Note that you don't have to say he said/she said after every line. Sometimes you can use an action instead, to indicate who is talking, or just rely on context. To keep a long conversation from getting too dry, you can add in actions as they talk or add pieces of internal thoughts/feelings from your point-of-view character. You can also look at a published book to see how pro authors handle dialogue or check out resources like this one.
The most common fanfiction websites are fanfiction.net, archiveofourown.org, and wattpad.com.
Sadly Guns n Roses is classic rock.
"The classic rock genre encompasses rock music made over three decades, from '60s psychedelia and '70s album-oriented rock (AOR) to 1980s college rock, heavy metal, and 1990s grunge. Most classic rock songs are guitar-driven, and the genre has many guitar heroes—from Jimi Hendrix to Jeff Beck to Eddie Van Halen." - https://www.masterclass.com/articles/classic-rock-guide
based on what I've heard, it is based on music theory. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/songwriting-101-learn-common-song-structures#what-are-the-most-common-song-structures
This is following the ABABCB structure
it goes Intro -> verse -> chorus -> verse -> chorus -> Bridge though at this point the old man will make a mistake and you do your solo. then you repeat until he makes another mistake and you do your finale
I found this article here (https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-make-bread-flour-substitute#bread-flour-substitute-recipe) that says you can measure a cup of AP flour, take out a teaspoon of the flour and replace with a teaspoon of wheat gluten. Hope that helps!
Looks great! I highly recommended watching a video on cutting against the grain. It will be even better. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-slice-brisket-with-pitmaster-aaron-franklin-with-video#aarons-tips-for-slicing-brisket
I would Google “Apophenia”. It’s 100% normal and something people deal with pretty consistently but it’s only becomes a problem when you buy into it and let it start dictating your life.
Just know it means your brain is working in a way it’s supposed to, but that as a consequence it is recognizing unhelpful patterns.
Dutch angles actually have nothing to do with the Dutch. It's actually a distortion of Deutch Angle (German angle) as it originated in Germany. Why Wikipedia doesn't mention this is odd? I learned about it from a storyboard course, but managed to find these sites mentioning the history as well:
I'm not incorrect. Curds are used to make cheese. Put another way, one step of the cheese making process is to separate the curd from the whey. The curd is then pressed to remove moisture and put into a mold to give it shape. Anything left over is a by-product. Cheese does not crumble into curd. That would be like saying bread crumbles into dough. It just crumbles into smaller bread.
"Cheese curds a by-product of the cheese making process..."
"Any curd that doesn't make it into the mold are "cheese curds," the by-product of cheese making..."
"The main difference between cheese curds and actual cheese is that the former is the byproduct of the latter."
Masterclass is $180 for unlimited access to a lot of very cool content, including stuff by Werner Herzog, Aaron Sorkin, and Martin Scorsese. I'm tempted.
It's tough to follow up a gut punch with anything, but I think Up does better at finishing its sentence than you might be thinking. The story is about Carl letting Ellie go after her death, and every single detail in the movie, small or large, acts in service to this central theme.
The magical realism is executed literally perfectly with stunning visuals. Talking dogs, floating houses, the giant bird, even the trip to Venezuela from NYC taking a few hours instead of a few weeks. And the climax of the movie where Carl dumps all of Ellie's stuff to make the house light enough to fly again...chef's kiss. Masterpiece. Wanna know what the title of the score is for that scene? "Memories Can Weigh You Down."
Sure, it suffers a little from being too cute after that emotional wrecking ball of an opening sequence. But it stands up to closer examination.
Actually, maybe I like it SO much because the first time I watched it, I had to go to the bathroom and came in late, just when Married Life ended. I think that made the movie better for me because I was spending my time examining the details closely and trying to figure out who Ellie was and what she was like. Watching Married Life at the END of the movie, rather than the beginning, filled in all of those details and gave me the emotional gut-punch after I had already watched the cute adventure movie. Then I rewatched it, a whole bunch of times, and every time I noticed something new. Amazing movie.
Epistolary books are fun. My one tip is to keep it as authentic or as true to the medium as possible.
Here is a link to Masterclass talking about them. It also contains a list of 20 novels which use the method, which you can also check out.
The literary device you’re referring to is called a “Chekhov’s gun” and it is used extensively in just about every narrative-driven story.
“Chekhov's gun is a dramatic principle that suggests that details within a story or play will contribute to the overall narrative. This encourages writers to not make false promises in their narrative by including extemporaneous details that will not ultimately pay off by the last act, chapter, or conclusion.”
That said, I love this theory.
Yea, I've been doing a lot of poaching recently, namely the method David Chang mentions because you do get a really great broth when you use a whole chicken with minimal poaching liquid. Plus when it comes to effort versus result, poaching is way more convenient than what I used to do which is spatchcock, dry brine, and roast.
If you're ever up for it, it may be worth trying dark meat since it's usually cheaper and more flavorful (Thomas Keller has a whole Masterclass episode on it) .
Television shows are usually 16:9 because that's what TVs are. Movies vary.
Many youtubers moved to 2:1 (18:9) because of people watching on smartphones that have mostly expanded past 16:9.
You can do whatever you want.
It costs money in terms of data and server resources to host players. Each additional play is a marginal cost, defined as $M
If this player does not contribute via monetization at least the cost of their keep, they result in a net loss to the company of $M
There is also opportunity cost $O, where the resources spent on attracting and retaining this player could have been spent on something or someone else. If the player is a whale and spends $W, W - M - O will be profit on the order satisfactory to Gaijin, while if it's a F2P player or just some sporadic purchaser of premium, Gaijin will either lose money or lose out on the opportunity of tagging and retaining a Whale
Here's a primer similar to the one I used while studying for my babby-tier Econ 101 course in college: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/economics-101-what-is-the-marginal-cost-formula
>If you're writing your first novel, the general rule of thumb for novel writing is a word count in the 80,000 to 100,000 range. While anything over 40,000 words can fall into the novel category, 50,000 is considered the minimum novel length. Anything over 110,000 words is considered too long for a fiction novel.
There IS a generally agreed upon length, just to be clear, but that wasn't my point. You can't be going around acting pedantic over 'the difference between a book and a novel' while then giving the worst definition of what a novel is, which basically amounts to gibberish because there is no agreed upon 'book length' since book itself is a general term. The hungry caterpillar is just as much a book, and thus 'book length', as Fellowship of the ring, but only one of those is a novel.
Here's an article I found on this subject:
This might help explain some of the differences between the two groups
First result to come up when I google "Chess en passant."
To be fair to Elfman here, he says that what Hans Zimmer wrote was more rhythm focussed and about drive and wasn't a complete theme, which is actually what Zimmer himself said about the theme.
He wrote the motif to be unresolved, because that's how he saw the character of Batman. It wasn't meant to have that full on feeling of a heroic theme (in the way Elfman's did) it was meant to be a motif that left the character unresolved. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-hans-zimmer-composed-the-batman-dark-knight-theme-song#hans-zimmers-tips-for-writing-theme-music
Like I don't like how Elfman phrased it, as the incomplete nature of the motif was part of the point of it, but I do get what he was saying.
I wonder how good Serena's class is? https://www.masterclass.com/classes/serena-williams-teaches-tennis?utm_source=Organic%20Social-PR&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_term=Instru-Social&utm_content=Post&utm_campaign=SW
You could check out his Masterclass if you want some stories and anecdotes from the man himself about his process.
You could also check out the Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Composer discussions on Youtube that he participates in for more stories and anecdotes.
So Metallica has a Masterclass™ where they teach you how to be a band
Before we begin, let’s review. Here are the roles and responsibilities of the DoT.
Have you reviewed them?
Now… which of those responsibilities would directly address the ongoing supply chain crises?
I extrapolated my definitions from here, which is a site I find quite useful for these things: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/preface-prologue-introduction-difference#what-is-an-introduction
In fictional works I’ve noticed that a preface is often listed as an introduction instead, which is why I used that term. The two also get blurred a lot, especially with authors who like to play with translation conventions. Preface also tends to sound overly scholastic, likely because it’s most commonly used in non-fiction works.
Prologues should always be part of a story however, unlike the other two. That’s the biggest literary distinction.
I found these 8 exercises to be helpful.
The one with writing prompts is the one I love and use the most.
There are thousands of free writing prompts online.
Countless topics, themes and challenges.
You can find one if you google a bit more specifically that is tailor made for you.
Read a lot, specifically on these topics.
Google Narrative, descriptive writing examples.
A training I do is:
1. random word prompted short stories. (I go to a random word generator online, and choose the first word out of 10, making a story around it.)
No editing, no correcting, and a deadline of 10-15 minutes. (I post it on my blog to make it even more final. At least for me, nobody reads them anyway.)
Cheers and good luck!
It’s a common logical fallacy. An easier example to look at it in cards. This applies to how any sport where variance is at play. When you’re dealing with sample sizes as small as football, it is EXTREMELY important to keep results separate from strategy.
I'm sure there are courses online that you could take?
I saw Neil Gaiman doing one on masterclass.com, I haven't taken it, but it looks awesome:
When persuading someone to an alternate point of view, I find it useful to listen to their side of the argument in absolute entirety, before even attempting to persuade them.
Giving them full approval to vent their opinion to you (people love doing this), allows you to see any gaps in their knowledge that could be attacked, as well as where you may already share agreements.
Secondly, this allows you to talk fairly uninterrupted, as they have already vented everything , and may feel guilty for interrupting you after you've just listened so attentively to them.
Whilst listening to them, be sure to use the effective techniques of Mirroring, Labelling, and Tactical Empathy.
Then, when it's time to critique them, I find it useful to employ Rapoport’s Rules:
>1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.”
You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
You should mention anything that you have learned from your target.
Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
This in conjunction with the Steelman technique, work very effectively.
TV Tropes says that the Abusive Parents trope is older than Feudalism.
It's used because it's effective. It's an intrinsic conflict between parent and child, and as Masterclass puts it: In literature and film, conflict is a clash between two opposing forces that creates the narrative thread for a story. Conflict occurs when the main character struggles with either an external conflict or an internal conflict, with this hitting the 2^nd example of character - versus - character, potentially hitting the 1^st example of character - versus - self (I hate him/her for how they treat me. I love them anyway, they're my parent. Man, am I messed up or what?) and potentially hitting the 3^rd example of character - versus - society (Right or wrong, they're still my elder, and everyone's going to take their side.) as well.
That's a lot of storytelling potential, in a neatly-wrapped package.
Place your protagonist fall in the 16-22 range, and it can practically write itself.
Olive oil is totally fine to sear steaks with, as long as it's not extra virgin. It's not all that far off from refined avocado oil.
This is awesome
Bro, I speak multiple languages fluently, and have hyperlexia. You are the one who couldn't understand a simply worded sentence or two. I highly doubt I'm the one with an eighth grade level of comprehension.
Post does not suck, his success is evidence enough of that. Travis also doesn't suck because his success is evident of that. That doesn't mean I have to like his music. But he doesn't suck. People who suck don't become that fucking successful.
If your reasoning is repetition, that's a stupid argument, because the GOATS have been doing it forever. It's a literary device. Maybe if you had a better comprehension of English, you would've come across this
jaytrain12 is right.
The Main Character's name doesn't matter --> in your logline: because nobody "knows" who "Thomas Sunday" is (yet).
Better to replace the name with 2-3 words that help the reader be able to visualize who the character "is" (i.e. - type of person they are.)
This is from a good article on Loglines:
Identify the protagonist.
List out all of your main character’s biographical and physical information, then select the strongest adjective and proper noun combination that represents who they are.
Some examples of strong combinations for your protagonist description include “cheerful school teacher,” “elitist funeral director,” or “depressed cop.”
Here's the link to the full article: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/screenwriting-tips-how-to-write-a-logline#3-tips-for-writing-the-perfect-logline
I think it’s damask. Is it a reversible pattern? If so, it’s likely damask. This article might be helpful! (Jump to the part of damask vs brocade) >> https://www.masterclass.com/articles/everything-to-know-about-damask-fabric-history-characteristics-uses-and-care-for-damask#how-is-damask-used
Smoke point is not as big of a deal as you think.
Even if smoke point mattered, refined olive oil has a fairly high smoke point of 465 F. What you are thinking of is Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which can have a much lower smoke point around 325-375 F.
Basically, if the flavor suits what you are making, it's fine to use Olive Oil for frying. However, it a waste of money to use EVOO when regular olive oil will do, so save the EVOO for your low heat applications where the flavor shines and it doesn't break down.
Thomas Keller's brine, Martha Stewart's roasting, we add thyme to the butter and wine. Also, if you have convection on your oven, use it for the last 20 or so minutes to even out the browning on the skin.
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
FYI: rhyme scheme
It depends. But, a general rule is: new speaker, new line. Indented.
And like any rule, you can break it stylistically, once you've learned it. And do this sparingly. If you've seen examples outside of these rules, they may have just been making an artistic choice.
Third person past tense is more or less the default mode of story telling. It gives you a sort of birds eye view of the story. Like a fly on the wall.
If you write in first person you'll be writing the story from the perspective of one singular character. So you can play around with how they perceive the world and the characters around them. But since this is OPs first rodeo they should stick to the basics.
This article should give more light on the first person v third person thing.
Serve with arroz blanco and black beans
You'd think that with an abundance of aphids ladybirds would be flocking to your garden.
The whole underlying theme of the show is if humans can get their shit together to face an existential threat.
(Also, maybe you don’t understand what a theme is? https://www.masterclass.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-narrative-theme-in-literature-definition-examples-and-writing-how-to
The protomolecule is just a plot device to show how humans really can’t work together even when their very existence depends on it. And how tragically, painfully understandable it all is.
Seasons 4 and 5 are about how humanity’s greed will leave the Belters even worse off than they are now — and the revolution that ensues when the poorest people feel they have no hope of survival. It’s a very clever way to tell the story of how humans have behaved for millennia (and appears will continue to act.)
Omg you are getting so far away from the point it’s ridiculous. You are wasting my time because you can’t argue with someone who just wanna be left alone from sexist men like OP.
Here. Read this. Yes, our basic need is love and people around us, but no one is entitled to a relationship if it comes on the expense of someone else’s need for safety. I (and many women) don’t want strange men just walking up to me in the street just because they want a relationship. They WANT a relationship, they don’t NEED it. And they CHOSE this approach, it’s not the ONLY ONE.
Consider this my last reply. Feels like I’m arguing with my teenage brother.
"Believed to have been invented in Scotland sometime in the eighteenth century, the hot toddy is a popular cocktail during the cold months and especially around Christmas"
> sometimes prologues are by another author talking about the work, life, or meaning of the book author
What you're describing is a foreword, not a prologue. A prologue is written by the author and is part of the novel- though it often takes place outside the main action and acts as something like a cold open.
Aight folks, flash fiction time. Rules for this workshop are as follows: I'll post a prompt every week that you should write to, and I'll also be posting the prompt for the following week so you have a week to come up with something good; feel free to pass prompt ideas to me so that we can keep this going. Rules for the fiction are as follows: at least one sentence, no more than 1000 words, and try to tell a story not a vignette. Rules of engagement are as follows: obviously follow all of reddit's and /r/anime's rules for how to treat one another but also keep in mind that putting creative work out there requires a lot of bravery so treat each other kindly - this isn't to say don't critique, but be mindful for how you phrase things when you ask questions about the work or state how some part could be improved; likewise, remember that your writing is not you, and therefore it's not an attack on you if your writing gets challenged.
For folks new to the genre like me, I thought this Writing 101 page was helpful though it's filled with their own self-advertisements which are annoying. If folks have other resources or examples they'd like to recommend, I'm all ears.
The prompt for next week is as follows: "Write a murder as it would happen in your house."
The prompt for this week: There is no prompt so [AMA](#ama).
Don't disappoint onee-san by not having something ready for next week!
Humans are very good at pattern recognition, that's just how our brains are wired, but that sometimes leads to seeing patterns that are not actually there.
https://www.masterclass.com/articles/ottolenghis-confit-garlic-oil#yotam-ottolenghis-confit-garlic-oil-recipe this recipe looks great! Tempted to try it myself.
I don’t think this is very abnormal these days. It’s just a product of our media and social media algorithms that promote hate and discourage debate and discourse. So it’s definitely easy to fall into a trap. Maybe ask him to cut down the amount of time he spends on these platforms and limit time reading the news and maybe ask him to spend a bit of time doing positive things he enjoys. Here’s a link about confirmation bias that he could benefit from too.
Novellas and novelettes are two different things. Novelettes are not as long as novellas, but longer than short stories. Roughly, novelettes run 7,500-17,500 words, novellas run from 15,000 to 40,000 words. Novels are over 40,000 words. There are other differences, but that's the bare bones.
Well that was part of his character and its development. If someone’s past included drugs, then it would be normal in some cases to want to discuss as part of the healing the process. His past is part of his character arc and that’s what makes his growth process beautiful. We get to witness his growth and that’s a great privilege as an audience.
He’s what writers call a dynamic character:
What about a subscription to something on Masterclass? This one is Margaret Atwood teaching creative writing!
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>As I explained in another response, "Fire station burning down" isn't ironic
>"Fire station burning down" is often offered as an example of irony, but it isn't ironic.
I like that your explanation as to why you're correct is simply that you are correct. Has a simple elegance to it, like a perfect circle.
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