I have finished Storm of Swords, I am now safe from spoilers.
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8 Words You Should Avoid When Writing
As always, Orwell’s final rule applies: “Break any of these rules before saying anything barbarous.” There are instances where each of these words fills a valuable role. However, especially among inexperienced writers, these words are frequently molested and almost always gum up the works.
“Sudden” means quickly and without warning, but using the word “suddenly” both slows down the action and warns your reader. Do you know what’s more effective for creating the sense of the sudden? Just saying what happens.I pay attention to every motion, every movement, my eyes locked on them.
Suddenly,The gun goes off.
When using “suddenly,” you communicate through the narrator that the action seemed sudden. By jumping directly into the action, you allow the reader to experience that suddenness first hand. “Suddenly” also suffers from being nondescript, failing to communicate the nature of the action itself; providing no sensory experience or concrete fact to hold on to. Just … suddenly.
Feel free to employ “suddenly” in situations where the suddenness is not apparent in the action itself. For example, in “Suddenly, I don’t hate you anymore,” the “suddenly” substantially changes the way we think about the shift in emotional calibration.
This is extremely useful I must say
Well, love was kind for a time Now just aches and it makes me blind
(God your love used to fill me with joy and peace, but now I feel like its burden, asking everything from me)
This mirror holds my eyes too bright I can’t see the others in my life
(I’m so focused on the problems inside me that…
…………………….OH MY GOD
The Brain Scoop
I could have never imagined that a decision to take an internship with The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum could have resulted in a job at The Field Museum.
My journey would never have been possible without the support and encouragement of Dave Dyer, Hank Green, Heather Hsu, and everyone else for watching and learning with us.
Leaving the UMZM is one of the hardest things I have ever been faced with. I love that collection, and in that space I learned valuable lessons and grew as a person, not just academically and intellectually but also on a deeper, personal level. Working so closely around death has helped me to appreciate the wonder of individual life itself. It’s also been difficult to shut the door on the collection when I am so uncertain of its future, but I remain hopeful that an achievable solution will arise and the museum will continue to be a sustainable educational resource for years and generations to come.
Thank you for coming along on the adventure with me - it’s proving to be a good one.
I have cried at least once every day for the last week. This was today’s.
Happy 43rd Birthday David Tennant! (April 18th, 1971)