A working Pinocchio marionette constructed as reference for the animators of Pinocchio.
John Light as Oberon and Matthew Tennyson as Puck, in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole.
There aren’t many authors (who actually sell books) who can get away without plotting. Best-selling authors, like Stephen King, who say they don’t plot, don’t realise that they actually do it without realising it. They have an innate plotting talent. They just need less help than the rest of us.
I have noticed that even talented literary authors, who obviously don’t plot, have a shorter shelf life, and fewer readers, than writers who do plot. My greatest wish as a reader is that more literary writers would learn to plot. Can you imagine the incredible books we would have to read? There are some literary authors who do this. Kate Atkinson writes beautifully, and her books have plots.
Is there a difference between a commercial and a literary plot?
What is a literary plot?
Generally, literary plots are full of isolated characters without a clear goal. They are slow and full of ambiguities. The author concentrates on the inner journeys of the characters and their psychological setbacks. The endings are often inconclusive and they mostly don’t end happily.
The bottom line
There are fewer book sales and the author makes less money, unless he or she wins a literary prize.
What is a commercial plot?
Generally, commercial plots are driven by characters with a well-defined story goal. There is lots of action and the author deals with the interior and exterior worlds of the characters. There are physical and emotional setbacks. The endings generally suit the genre of the story.
The bottom line
More of these books are sold and the author makes more money. There is no chance of winning a literary prize.
I think the way forward for modern writers is to marry the two.
- If you write literary fiction, spend some time on plotting and add some pace.
- If you write commercial fiction, make your characters more complex and add small twists to the endings of your stories.
The fact that this episode is 10 years old and Beyoncé is even more relevant today is just fabulous
RETTA IS MY FAVORITE HUMAN BEING ON THIS PLANET YOU HAVE NO IDEA
leave kudos to fanfiction writers. bookmark their fics. give them reviews. let them know you enjoyed reading their fic. its really important do itRemember that something you read in an hour, a day, a week, might have taken the author months or the better part of a year to write - with nothing but a little fandom recognition to show for it- just because they wanted to share it with you.
super important to be supportive to fic writers because they’re super rad
The March Gif Contest submitted by: justamoviejunkie
today i heard 2 kids talking about buying fake IDs after school and so i started eavesdropping cuz u know thats big kid stuff and then one was like “yeah but is all this really worth it like im pretty sure the fake IDs cost more than the fish we r gonna buy”
to buy fish at petco u have to be 18 or older
they were going to get fakes to buy fish
This person deserves the internet award.
This person deserves a fandom award. *slow claps*
I do not know the individual involved in this, but, as an EMT, I feel compelled to post things like this. Wear a damn helmet, guys. I know you may think you look awesome and all the ladies will love how reckless you are, but you’re honestly just demonstrating just how little you value your own life. I know this horse has been absolutely beaten to death over the years, and I’m sure that my words won’t change some of your minds, but just look at the damage sustained by that helmet. Now imagine if your face was put through the same situation. While the helmet merely had part of it ground away by the sheer friction involved, your skull would be pudding. End of story.
TLDR Version: Wear a freaking helmet.
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