I’m not going to tell you how I write a plot because everyone does it differently, and your own way is best for you.Lois Lowry, on writing towards an ending. (via lettersandlight)
But I will say something about the ending of a novel. I find that very often, at the ending of a novel, the writer (me, or you) will use a verb like ‘realized’, or ‘understood’, or ‘knew’, or ‘found’. It’s the job of the protagonist to accomplish all of those things.
And it’s the job of the writer to show the reader how it happened, by choosing just the right words.
Night Vale’s tweets seduce your brain until it’s taken all its clothes off, and then they kick it in the nuts.
Seriously, these are some of the most wonderful and profound statements about existence that I have ever read and I just want to sit here and think about them.
I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.
That is adorable.