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Christina. 23. Graduate Students. Blogger. Wannabe Writer





Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers

As described by Selnick’s article:

Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters.

This is something I have always encouraged people to consider when writing. If you can afford it, and you have one in your area - TAKE A BODY LANGUAGE CLASS.  It will open your eyes to a whole new world of subtleties you never knew existed. SO worth it as a “Real Life” skill and for all those times when you’re writing and you need your character to react nonverbally.

There is also, in addition to these others, the writer resource book: The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

This is how you show, not tell what your character is feeling.

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Georgian First Grader Beaten and Sexually Assaulted by Male Classmates…School Says Boys Just “Rough Housing”

Valdosta - Three first grade boys kept a female classmate outside after recess by hiding in the woods, pushing her face first into the ground. The victim, whose name is being withheld, has suffered scarring to the right side of her face from broken tree branches and rocks that she was allegedly assaulted with both physically and sexually.

The victim was able to escape the male classmates after fifteen minutes of torture, running into a fifth grade classroom and alerting a teacher of what had happened. The principle of the elementary school said he had a “man to man” talk with the boys and their parents, giving them two days of suspension. He neglected calling the local authorities claiming “it did not seem like a police matter, just simple rough housing gone a little too far”.

The parents of the victim are looking to press charges on the boys for sexual and physical assault, as well as a possible law suit against the school district. District superintendent was not available for comment. 

This is called rape culture you guys. The girl was 7 years old and they called it “rough housing” between boys.

Please boost this post! People NEED to hear about this.

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Outlander 1x03 "G’nite"

This scene was so hot. She was literally just untying his shirt and checking his wound and even knowing that they’re not gonna have sex yet I was like…they’re totally gonna fuck on that table. I just know it.

Ugh, look at his face! 

Precisely how my sister felt about this scene.

How  great is the chemistry between these two? The sexual tension oozes right off the screen. He has the best “I’m going to do things to that body I’ve never done with any other woman” look though. Literally.

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one gifset per episode ◆ 1x01: sassenach

People disappear all the time. Most are found eventually. Disappearances after all, have explanations. Usually.

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So here is a closer shot of the baby bunny. My cousin saved him from getting run over.

Aug 20th (+0)

We had a little visitor at my house today.

Aug 20th (+0)


"Every woman deserves a man who will look at her each day like she is the most amazing woman he’s ever laid eyes on.
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So I picked this up. I figured if I was going to watch the show I should also read the book. So far I have to say I like it. I dare say this romance novel has a feminist twist.

Aug 13th (+0)

Claire rails against the gender politics of 18th-century Scotland the same way that she would’ve railed against the gender politics of 1950s Western culture. She’s a woman attempting to negotiate patriarchy and her own sexual and emotional desires — why, when described this way, does it sound like such a narrative innovation?

Maybe because it’s feminist one. [ x ]

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