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The two motives for reading a book

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Reading to stop ignorance

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Of course, this presumes you read stuff written by people who aren’t just sharing their ignorance or deliberately lying to you…

Science writing explained

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Have you ever heard a scientist talk and wondered what the hell they were saying? Did they use the word theory to mean something other than “I reckon”? Well, you’re not alone.

Language is very important to scientists. Without precise language there would be no way for them to write peer reviewed papers that could send an insomniac to sleep. Communicating science is all about letting everyone in on the data and knowledge that is being accumulated in the endless march forward into the unknown. But because scientists are marching into the unknown, they prefer to make their statements as vague and non-committal as possible. This way, if they are correct they have cautiously alluded to the right answer, and if they are wrong they can pretend their statement was hinting at the correct answer all along.

In keeping with my previous explanations of music reviews and book reviews I have found a chart explaining science terms. This list has helped me, I hope it helps you too.

The Hero’s Journey

Ever thought that Harry Potter’s adventures shared a lot in common with Luke Skywalker’s? Ever thought that Simba and Neo were soul mates? Can you believe I just used the term soul mates?

The reason so many of the stories we know and love feel familiar is because of one of the most popular narrative structures writers like to use. The Hero’s Journey is explained below using Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Matrix, Spiderman, The Lion King, and The Lord of the Rings. Worth also seeing how this structure fits into the 6 Story Arcs.

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Source: https://venngage.com/blog/heros-journey/

Killing Characters

Killing characters

Another good reason to kill a character is to use their body to fill a plot hole. The bigger the plot hole, the more bodies you’re going to need.

Collective nouns

A harem of guitars

An invisible of ninjas

A dude of potheads

A lie of politicians
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A scheme of crime writers

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A crock of shit

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A run dammit of bears

A swim faster of sharks

A tedium of golfers

A fiction of journalists

An ambivalence of decision makers

Writer’s Block Solved

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More from Grant at his site: http://www.incidentalcomics.com/

More on Writer’s Block.

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See also: Fan Fiction is Awesome.

A Real Scroller

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14 Tips From Stephen King’s On Writing

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Made it to Friday

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Multitasking definition

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I’ve mentioned before how multitasking is one of those things everyone does badly (here and here). Time to focus… cat picture!

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Those end of book feels

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Just Add Coffee

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Manuscript Love

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Finding something to read

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The Reading Channel

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Your Story

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Happily Ever After…

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Reading Pet Peeves

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