Writing advice for beginners
"It is a vast field for an untechnical brain like mine to browse in,
but I hope to get something out of it before I quit. In the meantime I am striving to organize a simple but effective scheme of work, somewhat as follows:
1. Be sure an idea is worth developing, from a ‘human interest’ standpoint.
2. Develop the climax first.
3. Start off the characters like a bunch of obstacle racers and bring
them to the climax as quickly, but as logically, as possible.
4. Write tersely at first, expanding where advisable- rather than
write voluminously and chop out.
5. Write nothing that won’t put at least a grain of weight into the
The Chemistry of Sriracha: Hot Sauce Science
Forget ketchup and mustard — Sriracha might be the world’s new favorite condiment. Beloved by millions for its unique spicy, garlicky, slightly sweet flavor, the chemistry of “rooster sauce” is the focus of our latest video.
Video by Kirk Zamieroski
Series created by Adam Dylewski
Produced by the American Chemical Society
The now-legendary Steadicam trip through the nightclub’s kitchen was a happy accident. Scorsese had been denied permission to go through the front and had to improvise an alternative.
(Margot about her character Naomi Lapaglia) “As for my character in particular, the nudity and the sexual side to her is her main power over Jordan. She uses that to manipulate men to get what she wants. That’s her form of currency in a world where she’s surrounded by millionaires, and she’s come from nothing. She didn’t have any money whatsoever. That’s how she became a millionaire, you know? So she definitely wouldn’t see it that way. She wouldn’t feel sorry for herself for having to take her clothes off. She would do that willingly. In fact, she would pity the men that are dumb enough to fall for it. It’s her form of power, so it wouldn’t feel exploitative for my character at all.”
DO YOU EVER JUST HAVE THE BIGGEST FUCKING CRUSH ON SOMEONE EVER AND YOU JUST KNOW IT WONT WORK BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO OLD OR YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH OR THEY ARE TOO ATTRACTIVE FOR YOU SO YOU PRETTY MUCH SPEND WHAT FEELS LIKE ETERNITY HAVING THIS UNEXPLAINABLE FEELING FOR THEM UNTIL IT RIDS YOU OF THE SMALL BIT OF HEART YOU HAVE LEFT UNTIL YOU FIND ANOTHER PERSON TO HAVE THE SAME SHITTY FEELING TOWARDS
"Rorschach’s journal. October 13th 1985. 11:30 p.m.: On Friday night, a comedian died in New York. Someone threw him out of a window and when he hit the sidewalk his head was driven up into his stomach. Nobody cares. Nobody cares but me."