“We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist — but don’t think anything is of any importance because it happens to you or anyone belonging to you.”—Ernest Hemingway (via scout) (via dilaudid)
“You know what? You’re an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it’s gonna keep making people nervous for the rest of your life.”—Harriet the Spy (via jackieheartsb) (via unicornology) (via dilaudid)
Guess what? There is this really neat literary device I just learned about, and it’s called “foreshadowing.” It’s this thing where, in the beginning of the story, you put in all these little “hints” about stuff that’s going to happen later on. I can’t wait to try it out!
I think the best part about foreshadowing is that it doesn’t come right out and tell everyone what’s going to happen. Instead, it does this thing called “planting a seed” in the reader’s mind, so that the ending will still be a surprise but also seem logical. At least that’s what it said on WritersZone.com, which is a really good site with lots of fun tips on writing.
Jewelry You might spell it jewellery if you’ve been unable to shake off the chains of British orthography, but however you spell it, don’t take it too seriously: the word is ultimately from a Latin root that means game or joke, and that also gives us such words as jocular and juggle.
“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up save in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless- it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”—C.S. Lewis (via scout) (via afemme) (via hipsterdiet)
This is a nice thought, but it isn’t realistic. People shop at places like Walmart out of necessity, not because they like it. If you ask anyone why they shop at Walmart, the typical answer will be “because of the low prices.” If a single parent is presented with 2 identical packs of toilet paper, one selling for $2.99 and the other for $5, it doesn’t really matter which store is offering it…
…I think it’s inappropriate to expect people to change their shopping habits if it means a lower quality of life for them.
I agree with this completely. ‘Luxuries’ like Starbucks excluded, places like Walmart help out people who need that help. People are people and they’re just trying to get by… no need to make them feel guilty about it. Thanks karmcity.
“Only the most mature of us are able to be childlike. And to be able to be childlike involves memory; we must never forget any part of ourselves. As of this writing I am sixty-one years old in chronology. But I am not an isoloated, chronological numerical statistic. I am sixty-one, and I am also four, and twelve, and fifteen, and twenty-three, and thirty-one, and forty-five, and…and…and…If we lose part of ourselves, we are thereby diminished. If I cannot be thirteen and sixty-one simultaneously, part of me has been taken away.”—Madeleine L’Engle (via kylebingman)