The Periodic Table of Storytelling

writingprompts:

I think an excellent and challenging exercise for narrative writing would be to select at random a handful of elements from The Periodic Table of Storytelling* by James Harris. It’s wonderful:

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[make sure to click through for the full version]

*fair warning to teachers: unfortunately, some of this is probably not quite safe for the classroom.

windycitylibrarian:

midnightsun17:

thedaughterofvalentine:

thelastofthemorgensterns:

olplya:

Looking for something to read post-Hunger Games? Check out this great map. Whatever it was that you liked about Hunger Games (or other dystopia/science fiction/fantasy novels), you can find here!

DYSTOPIAN HEAVEN

Praise the person who had created this post

Awkward moment when you have already read all of those

Reblogging for later.

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Yo, Grammar: What’s up with adding -ly and -ally to adjectives?

theyuniversity:

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Great question, wear-the-frock.

The simple answer is as follows:

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(Source: Classzone)

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Interestingly, “publicly" is nowhere to be found in the above list.

This is because “publicly” is an exception. Instead of turning into “publically,” just like all other adjectives that end in -c, it takes -ly.

Just remember this:

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(Cat GIF source: Cheezburger; Old Spice Guy GIF source: Fred Manning)

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hpldreads:

If you loved:

Maybe you should try one of these!

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fastcodesign:

fastcompany:

This Generic Brand Video Is The Greatest Thing About The Absolute Worst In Advertising

Stock footage brand Dissolve puts its product to good use to call out lazy marketers peddling empty ideas. 

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"See how this guy in a lab coat holds up a beaker? That means we do research."

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hithertokt:

barrylyga:

andrewstuntpilot:

Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays. 

I was always told that a Shakespearean tragedy basically boils down to “Everyone stab the person to your left.” This is a little more precise.

That last one is the best exit in a text known to mankind.

blackrosekz13whovian:

apsarcasm:

sherlocksmyth:

Deflate when writing prose; inflate when writing essays for school.


Procrastinating on finding ways to add one page to my essay to get the page requirement! Thank you so much.

blackrosekz13whovian:

apsarcasm:

sherlocksmyth:

Deflate when writing prose; inflate when writing essays for school.

Procrastinating on finding ways to add one page to my essay to get the page requirement! Thank you so much.

(Source: amandaonwriting, via nottoojazzy)

hithertokt:

How I spent my evening…

thegrownuplife:

To Kill a Mockingbird: Scout is more like Atticus than she knows. Who are you most like, mom or dad?
1. I am more like my mom because I am a hard worker like her and her family.  2. I’m more like my mom. That is a good thing because she is honest and very loyal. And committed to her jobs.  3. I am like both my parents. I am like my mom because she likes to keep to herself and is very sentimental. I am like my dad because I always like to be right and am very stubborn. If my father doesn’t like something then you can’t change his mind. That is a bad thing.  4. I am more like my dad because he is very stubborn and doesn’t have patience and I think that is bad.  5. I am more like my dad because I disagree with my mom a lot and me and my dad have the same color eyes, same color hair and the same smile. I say it’s a good thing because my dad is a hard worker. 6. I am more like my dad because he is a little more educated and I’m sorta getting there.  7. I’m most like my mom because she is a strong independent woman and gets her shit done when she needs to. She doesn’t care who you are, if you are wrong or you get her mad, you will get punched, I do that too! My dad says that I’m like my mom the most.  8. I’m more like my dad because I’m stubborn and I’m a ridiculous romantic. It’s kind of bad because I won’t take a no and I fall in love.  9. I am more like my mom. A person that likes to laugh a lot. I think that’s good because we are here to enjoy life.  10. I’m mostly more like my dad because we don’t let anybody treat us bad and we always find solutions to problems.  11. I think I’m more like my dad because I always do what I think is right and help others even if it means harming you.

thegrownuplife:

To Kill a Mockingbird: Scout is more like Atticus than she knows. Who are you most like, mom or dad?

1. I am more like my mom because I am a hard worker like her and her family.
2. I’m more like my mom. That is a good thing because she is honest and very loyal. And committed to her jobs.
3. I am like both my parents. I am like my mom because she likes to keep to herself and is very sentimental. I am like my dad because I always like to be right and am very stubborn. If my father doesn’t like something then you can’t change his mind. That is a bad thing.
4. I am more like my dad because he is very stubborn and doesn’t have patience and I think that is bad.
5. I am more like my dad because I disagree with my mom a lot and me and my dad have the same color eyes, same color hair and the same smile. I say it’s a good thing because my dad is a hard worker.
6. I am more like my dad because he is a little more educated and I’m sorta getting there.
7. I’m most like my mom because she is a strong independent woman and gets her shit done when she needs to. She doesn’t care who you are, if you are wrong or you get her mad, you will get punched, I do that too! My dad says that I’m like my mom the most.
8. I’m more like my dad because I’m stubborn and I’m a ridiculous romantic. It’s kind of bad because I won’t take a no and I fall in love.
9. I am more like my mom. A person that likes to laugh a lot. I think that’s good because we are here to enjoy life.
10. I’m mostly more like my dad because we don’t let anybody treat us bad and we always find solutions to problems.
11. I think I’m more like my dad because I always do what I think is right and help others even if it means harming you.

And so for me the act of writing is an exploration, a reaching out, an act of trusting search for the correct incantation that will return me to certain feelings whenever I want them. And of course I have never completely succeeded in finding the correct incantations.

from “Writing a Poem” by Thom Gunn (via tongueoftheworld)

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