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Fiction is about stuff that's screwed up.


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Every paragraph should accomplish two goals: advance the story, and develop your characters as complex human beings.

Every paragraph should accomplish two goals: advance the story, and develop your characters as complex human beings.



What characters do must grow out of who they are, and who they are is, in turn, influenced by what you make happen to them.

What characters do must grow out of who they are, and who they are is, in turn, influenced by what you make happen to them.



Characterization is not divorced from plot, not a coat of paint you slap on after the structure of events is already built. Rather characterization is inseparable from plot.

Characterization is not divorced from plot, not a coat of paint you slap on after the structure of events is already built. Rather characterization is inseparable from plot.



There are two wrong reactions to a rejection slip: deciding it's a final judgment on your story and/or talent, and deciding it's no judgment on your story and/or talent.

There are two wrong reactions to a rejection slip: deciding it's a final judgment on your story and/or talent, and deciding it's no judgment on your story and/or talent.



In commercial fiction especially, everything in the story usually contributes directly to the plot The shorter the story, the truer this is

In commercial fiction especially, everything in the story usually contributes directly to the plot The shorter the story, the truer this is



You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion.

You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion.




Technology is Darwinian. It spreads. It evolves. It adapts. The most dangerous wipes out the less fit.

Technology is Darwinian. It spreads. It evolves. It adapts. The most dangerous wipes out the less fit.



Conflict is the place where character and plot intersect.

Conflict is the place where character and plot intersect.



Religious reverence for one's own job, even if the job is worth doing, is a sexual turnoff.

Religious reverence for one's own job, even if the job is worth doing, is a sexual turnoff.





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Everyone should have a form of a diary it’s a great release Most people’s Diaries are called "My Diary" Mines called "Conversations with Me".

Everyone should have a form of a diary it’s a great release Most people’s Diaries are called "My Diary" Mines called "Conversations with Me".



When he let go of Clary, he turned and hugged Jace. Clary watched, tears running down her face.

When he let go of Clary, he turned and hugged Jace. Clary watched, tears running down her face.



Meeting each other and leaving each other. Leaving and meeting. That's what life is!

Meeting each other and leaving each other. Leaving and meeting. That's what life is!



I think everybody at some point in time has thought to themselves, "I have a really great idea for a restaurant."

I think everybody at some point in time has thought to themselves, "I have a really great idea for a restaurant."



Humans are the only animals who will follow unstable pack leaders.

Humans are the only animals who will follow unstable pack leaders.



Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people

Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people



Many studies have discovered a close link between prejudice and "patriotism" . . . Extreme bigots are almost always super-patriots.

Many studies have discovered a close link between prejudice and "patriotism" . . . Extreme bigots are almost always super-patriots.



But I think that what you'll discover more and more as you get older is that most people aren't thinking about you at all.

But I think that what you'll discover more and more as you get older is that most people aren't thinking about you at all.



There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don't think you do. It's just business.

There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don't think you do. It's just business.




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