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In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
- tragic backstory
- a fighter
- strong political ideals (which she works to act on)
- capable of critical thinking (like!!! this is literally!!! soo rare in the series its phenomenal anyone got anything done ever)
- actually nice!!!! and values human life!!
- doesn’t put up with your bullshit at ALL
- no seriously she moves out at like 15 to be closer to her terrorist organisation
- which she then later quits due to different ideals (which is something not many people would be capable of doing)
- really intelligent!!!! but still makes human mistakes!!!
- driven and works for the oppressed commoners
- despite having being beaten by magicians several times she refuses to back down
- solid character development arc (female characters with actual good development arcs are really rare in YA lit)
- good at reading people (had suspicious about the ptolemy/bartimaeus thing from the first time she met barty, yet NATTYBOY, who is supposed to be super intelligent or whatever, knew barty for years and never suspected anything (he had to be told by her)
- ^pretty much responsible for nattys redemption
- both barty and nat admire her “strength of will and character”
- and you should too
- good role model (mostly) (i greatly admired her as a kid though)
- crucial to plot and the nat/bart/kit trinity
- just amazing in general
- all hail kitty jones
63. after the fall of parliament, kitty and bartimaeus are enlisted by the new government as a sort of treasure-hunting duo for magical artifacts that need to be contained and kept from magicians looking to rise to power once more. on one successful raid of mentuhotep’s tomb, they find their prize: the book of the dead. sure, the new government needs it immediately, but why not see if they can’t bring back a few friends first?
I spoke about overcoming writing excuses the other day, but what should you do to keep up your writing productivity once you’ve started? If you’re trying to reach writing goals and remain consistent, focusing on what makes your more productive should help.
Here are 5 tips to increase your writing productivity:
Find your writing space
Having your own space to write often increases your productivity. I know you won’t always have your own space, but you should be able to identify where you’re most productive. Some people like to write in a crowded place, like a coffee shop, and some people like to write in an academic setting, like a library. If there’s room in your home or apartment, try to carve out a space that’s ONLY for writing. You know when you sit there you should only be focused on writing. Try to surround that space with things that inspire you or are related to writing.
Keep a notebook
Nothing helps increase writing productivity like brainstorming. Taking a few moments to jot down ideas or explore where your novel is going will help you stay productive. That’s why I always keep a small notebook with me in case I feel inspired by something. This helps because if you run out of ideas when you’re writing, you can always refer to your notebook, which will help prevent you from getting stuck.
Set a weekly goal
Daily word goals can be difficult for some people to stick with. We don’t always have time and we end up feeling frustrated when we don’t meet certain goals. I like to set a weekly goal, so it gives me the flexibility I need to stay motivated. For example, focus on finishing a chapter or working on a scene you want to finish. You can also set a goal to write for a certain amount of time. This also allows you to go beyond your goals for the week and be extra productive.
Plan it out
If you plan your novel before you begin and then actively adjust your outline when something changes, you’ll see a significant increase in productivity. Knowing what you’re going to work on next will allow you to write faster than you thought possible. I know it isn’t a race, but this will keep you from second guessing what you already wrote about and will help you stay on track. If you often get stuck while writing, considering more planning.
Write when you can
Productivity doesn’t come from forcing yourself to write for an hour or two, it comes from taking small writing breaks when you get the chance. Sometimes I write during my lunch break, sometimes I write about ten minutes before I go to bed, and sometimes I write a couple sentences in the morning. The point is, all these writing sprints add up, and they’re significant. Being able to schedule your writing time is nice, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Write when it’s best for you and don’t worry about not being able to dedicate a large chunk of time to it!
"He could not help feeling gawky and inelegant beside her, despite the splendors of his ruffled red handkerchief."
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