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John Grishman reportedly advised: "Don’t write the first scene until you know the last. This necessitates the use of a dreaded device commonly called an outline. Virtually all writers hate that word. I have yet to meet one who admits to using an outline."
But the pulp fiction writer Elmore Leonard is said to have shared: "At the time I begin writing a novel, the last thing I want to do is follow a plot outline. To know too much at the start takes the pleasure out of discovering what the book is about."
Thus, the question remains: "To outline or not to outline?" And the answer is: "Try both ways and use the method that works the best - for you as a writer."
Teens Love and Want to F*ck James Franco: A Study of a Life and Works is a study of the raunchy comments left by teens and young women on James Franco’s since deleted Instagram account, a look at the popularity of “the daddy thing” in popular culture, and an analysis of nympholepsy (i.e., a passion aroused in men [i.e., nympholepts] by beautiful young girls) and the sexual nature of teens in James Franco’s oeuvre.
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Megalith (8th-9th century)
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It turns out that having having houseplants or flowers may increase your concentration (i.e., make you a better writer).
Per Scientific American: In a study to be published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers show that the mere presence of plants in an office setting boosts one’s ability to maintain attention.
And Bio Advanced posted: A study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70% greater attentiveness when they're taught in rooms containing plants.
I don’t think I’ve ever made up anything. Everything has happened. Nothing’s made up. You don’t have to make anything up in this world.— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) February 29, 2020
THOMAS HARRIS#amwriting #fiction
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