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by Chuck Palahniuk 
8 Words You Should Avoid When Writing


As always, Orwell’s final rule applies: “Break any of these rules before saying anything barbarous.” There are instances where each of these words fills a valuable role. However, especially among inexperienced writers, these words are frequently molested and almost always gum up the works.


1. “Suddenly”
“Sudden” means quickly and without warning, but using the word “suddenly” both slows down the action and warns your reader. Do you know what’s more effective for creating the sense of the sudden? Just saying what happens.

I pay attention to every motion, every movement, my eyes locked on them.Suddenly, The gun goes off.

When using “suddenly,” you communicate through the narrator that the action seemed sudden. By jumping directly into the action, you allow the reader to experience that suddenness first hand. “Suddenly” also suffers from being nondescript, failing to communicate the nature of the action itself; providing no sensory experience or concrete fact to hold on to. Just … suddenly.
Feel free to employ “suddenly” in situations where the suddenness is not apparent in the action itself. For example, in “Suddenly, I don’t hate you anymore,” the “suddenly” substantially changes the way we think about the shift in emotional calibration.
2. “Then”
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brutalgeneration:

Campfire in winter by Mikkel Soya Bølstad on Flickr.
One more thing I love about Maleficent

just-a-storyteller:

In the House of Mouse series, she’s apparently the HBIC of the villains.

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Hook wants some.

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Chernabog obviously got some.

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Jafar did not have game.

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And there’s a whole episode about how much Hades wants to date her.

So according to House of Mouse, Maleficent basically goes around breaking the hearts of every villain who looks her way. Mistress of All Evil indeed.

kuzmoto:

買った ファミマ限定 鏡音リンメランコリックレモンソーダ
beatonna:

Here is part two of the sketch comic Ducks, about my time in the oil sands. If you missed it, here is part one.  
There will be another one or two to tighten the theme of what we are getting at and finish the idea.  These comics- I make them in this rigid sketch form to test how I feel and what I choose, telling those stories, both with an audience and with myself.
Life there is different for lots of people, again, these are just my experiences alone. This comic story happens to pull together a few incidents that are uncommonly sad in my mind compared to everyday life, but have stuck with me a long time. Again, names and things are changed.
loish:

revisiting an old favorite of mine… a quick ariel doodle to celebrate the fact that my arm seems to be almost completely healed!
pink-achu:
8isexual8itch:

datunofficialdisneyprincess:

theincredibleelastigirl:

the-man-and-the-mouse:

even the princesses fangirl over peter
except aurora 
that bitch be faithful

look at phillip though

can you blame her?

Goddamn.Phillip could get the business.

So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.