There it is. pic.twitter.com/mTl6iJI9sU— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) May 24, 2019
via Twitter https://twitter.com/jowrotethis
May 24, 2019 at 12:13PM
A few words written is better than no words written.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) May 21, 2019
Thirty minutes in the chair is better than no time in the chair.
Ten minutes of grappling with a scene and getting nowhere is better than not thinking about it.
Books get written in struggles.
We should try holding our politicians to the same standard we've set for producers of Game of Thrones.— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) May 20, 2019
Female politicians deal with daily death and rape threats, male politicians ban the sale of ice cream near their events. Real life is highlighting the men fear laughter, women fear murder proverb. https://t.co/XKQxaKAeD9— Caroline (@LineyHunt) May 18, 2019
When a guy says, "You're not like other girls," he's admitting that he has a generally low regard for your entire gender but is willing to make an exception for you. This is not a compliment. Girl, run.— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) May 20, 2019
Worth noting you don't need a gubernatorial pardon to shop at Walmart, nor has there ever been a registration deadline for shopping at Walmart, nor does the location of Walmart change in the weeks before you need to shop there, nor do you need ID. https://t.co/np4IgZP0Fk— Rae Hodge (@RaeHodge) May 20, 2019
Dear all writers: Callbacks are NOT character arcs. That’s it. That’s the whole lesson.— Matt Wallace (@MattFnWallace) May 20, 2019
All any writer in the world wants is to know that their work affected someone. Tell them. Write a review. Draw fanart. Send a kind email or letter or tweet.— Brit E. B. Hvide (@bhvide) May 19, 2019
Politics=people disagreeing about how to govern. I’m trying each day to be part of the human bulwark against a slide into religious barbarism and oligarchy. PEOPLE ARE DYING. CHILDREN ARE IN CAGES. What I’m doing is survival not politics. I care not one bit if you don’t like it. https://t.co/O0DbNry5mr— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) May 16, 2019
Super-engaged liberals are better at seeing the world from the perspective of a super-engaged conservative — and vice versa — than either side is at seeing the perspective of someone who doesn't know or care much about politics, but votes.— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) May 13, 2019
It's not a storyteller's job to give their audience EXACTLY what they want.— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) May 13, 2019
It's a storyteller's job to keep them INVESTED in the story.
You may NEVER give them what they wanted, but there's a caveat:
At the story's END, they need to feel that the journey was worth it.
Sometimes I wish people would take it on good faith that when someone tweets “I enjoyed [thing]” they’re not implicitly stating “...And I found none of it problematic and would defend every part of it to the death!”— Kate Leth (@kateleth) May 11, 2019
"Plotting" and "pantsing" are useful terms for what writers do, but irrelevant terms for what writers are. Nobody is wholly one or the other. It's a false binary. Story construction techniques are just tools, not biometric identifiers.— Scott Lynch (@scottlynch78) May 11, 2019
See... the version of this I'd agree with is "Don't write like the narrative is a competition between you and the fan-theorists." https://t.co/dkomLsGb0w— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) May 11, 2019
"..And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.."(Quran 5:32)— Maliha| some spoilers (@malihaness) May 8, 2019
And without realizing the MCU manifested the most heroic act a Muslim could do, saving Tony Starks life that one day on May 2, 2008, Ho Yinsen indirectly ends up saving the whole universe in 2023. pic.twitter.com/ZSoyOjJvad
Picard management tip: Admit ignorance and ask a question rather than blunder forward out of pride.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) May 10, 2019
The desire among "moderates" for a politics without conflict is one of the most authoritarian impulses in American political life.— Kevin 💾 Baker (@kevinbaker) May 9, 2019
Dystopia is an emergent side-effect of kakistocracy.— Charlie Stross (@cstross) May 7, 2019
(Actual COMPETENT tyranny is … rare … because tyranny is usually a product of incompetence; when it’s competent we tend to call it something else.) https://t.co/D7w7Ccsu9n
Trump didn’t gut the Voting Rights Act— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) May 4, 2019
Trump didn’t blockade Merrick Garland
Trump didn’t invade Iraq on a lie
Trump didn’t threaten a financial crisis by taking the debt ceiling hostage to slash Social Security
Trump is but a symptom of a far greater disease within the GOP https://t.co/iSoOXfd3tT
I'm re-writing a novel. A week ago I was in despair and convinced I had taken on more than I can handle. But in last few days I've gotten a handle on it again. Note to aspiring writers: It doesn't get easier. The trick is to remember that.— Jack Skillingstead (@JSkillingstead) May 4, 2019
Picard management tip: If your crew is afraid to talk to you, they won't always give you the information you need. Be approachable.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) May 4, 2019
“i don’t know enough to have an opinion about that” is the most underrated sentence in the world— J. Jennifer Espinoza (@sadqueer4life) April 30, 2019
If the source of your biggest rage in this world is that a movie about space wizards didn’t turn out the way you would have liked, you badly need to unfuck your priorities.— Marko Kloos (@markokloos) May 1, 2019
Game of Thrones is clearly fantasy because the leaders try to deal with the existential threat to humanity first— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) April 29, 2019
“something i didn’t learn” is not synonymous with “something i was never taught”— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) April 24, 2019
A writing career is like going through puberty: its unpredictable, frequently uncomfortable and confusing, different for everyone and you’re convinced everyone else knows what they’re doing but everyone is just kind of winging it.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) April 24, 2019
"the sexy lamp test holds ‘if you can replace yr female character with a sexy lamp & the story still basically works, maybe u need another draft.’ If you can replace your ethnic minority character w a teddy bear that says ‘I believe in you!’, that may also need another draft." https://t.co/faqB6JLzPT— Ellen Kushner: Queen of the Lizard People (@EllenKushner) April 23, 2019
A human being suffers, and says, "No one should suffer the way I have."— Mere Smith (@EvilGalProds) April 23, 2019
An asshole suffers, and says, "Everyone should suffer the way I have."
writer friendships are literally just you yelling that your friend is amazing and you suck, and then your friend yelling that you are amazing and they suck, and then repeating the conversation over and over, louder and louder, until the cafe owner calls the police— hannah capin (@tldaaollf) April 23, 2019
All of Irish twitter replying to the tweets Americans write that say the Irish use to be slaves too pic.twitter.com/40cPJmJ3JM— Ciara McShane (@Ciara87C) April 18, 2019
If pro-writer advice makes you feel like you're failing because you're not devoting every waking second to writing, remember that one size does not fit all. Remember that only you know your potential and limits. Use advice to inspire you and encourage you -- NOT tear you down.— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) April 18, 2019
Speaking as a Catholic here…please don't donate to help Notre Dame. The Church is worth $30 billion. Donate to help Puerto Rico recover. Donate to get the people of Flint clean water. Donate to get kids out of cages. Jesus didn't care about stained glass. He cared about humans.— Kristan Higgins (@Kristan_Higgins) April 16, 2019
“I miss the days when everybody didn’t make everything all political” really just means “I miss the time when I didn’t realize everything was political.”— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) April 15, 2019
As fine a summary of the works of HL Mencken as you’ll find anywhere. https://t.co/xbdft0LXiB— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) April 16, 2019
This twitter account calls out press releases of studies on mice that discuss the studies as if they were performed on humans. I feel like it has the potential to become a phenomenon. https://t.co/7bjPHPOcHT— Samantha Joel (@datingdecisions) April 13, 2019
As the guy who’s gonna be recapping the final season of GAME OF THRONES for NPR, I would humbly ask that you keep in mind that your performative disdain for/apathy toward a property that many people, for their own different reasons, enjoy is neither radical nor compelling.— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) April 10, 2019
No inspiring quote on this one. Mental illness sucks. It hurts, and it can cause you to do stuff you really regret. Take care of yourself and show others around you that you love them today 💖— Emily Grace Buck (@emilybuckshot) April 8, 2019
People who throw around that “If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best” quote, usually have a TERRIBLE worst and a mediocre best.— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) April 7, 2019
Sometimes you stare at a computer screen for three hours and write 30 words.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) April 7, 2019
Sometimes you get everything you need done in 30 minutes.
Productivity in a creative field never looks like what you think it will. Don't get too hung up on it. Nobody knows what they're doing, anyway.
Your first podcast will be awful.— We're Not Wizards Tabletop Podcast (@werenotwizards) April 1, 2019
Your first video will be awful
Your first article will be awful
Your first art will be awful
Your first photo will awful
Your first game will be awful
But you can't make your 50th without making your first.
So get it over with, and make it.
Pay attention to impact, not intent.— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) April 2, 2019
This includes when you are the person with good intentions. If you caused harm—whether or not you meant to—harm was caused, repair work must be done.
Every single time.
What will kill your career is not focusing on the career side of writing. If you want to write as a hobby that’s fine, but if you want to live off your earnings you need to treat it like a business.— Charlie Stross (@cstross) March 31, 2019
Today on Batman’s 80th birthday we should celebrate Superman, who gracefully tolerates Batman and all his ridiculous bullshit.— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) March 31, 2019
I have deleted— Cole Townsend (@twnsndco) March 30, 2019
The commented out code
That was in
The legacy codebase
You were probably saving
For god knows what
Why did you do this
Picard management tip: Some of your decisions are going to be mistakes. You have to make them anyway.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) March 30, 2019
The toxic, stupid myth of the starving artist:— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) March 27, 2019
You don't need to starve to be honest.
You don't need to be poor to stay pure.
You don't need to be an alcoholic to be creative.
No-one should ever make you feel that being happy, healthy or comfortable makes you less of an artist.
Highest compliments one can pay to writers:— Emma Newman (@EmApocalyptic) March 26, 2019
You made me cry
You are a monster
I nearly missed my stop because of your book
Your book destroyed me (in the best way)
Spreading the word about the books you love
Giving them a nice cup of tea
On Twitter dot com, the people are represented by two separate but equally important groups:— The Warax. 🦛💨 (@iAmTheWarax) March 25, 2019
The Experts, who dedicate their lives to the study of their chosen field, and the Reply Guys, who are “pretty sure they know what they’re talking about.”
These are their stories.
Folks that struggle with worldbuilding like me, a tip: study history. This wasn't obvious to me. A lot of worldbuilding panels I've attended have emphasized thinking about the economics, religion, politics "of your world" and I was like but how? Where? How do?— Isabel Yap (@visyap) March 25, 2019
Look at history.
not sure who needs to hear this right now but I sure tf need to say it:— Leah Williams (@mymonsterischic) March 25, 2019
hey! LGBTQ content isn't "adult" content, you're just a bigot 😘
Is it a coincidence that "Wine Country" drops on Netflix the same weekend as my own Country, With Wine* trip with hilarious women friends? The universe is making good decisions for us already (*not to be confused with // + caftans)— Erin Keane (@eekshecried) March 25, 2019
twitter is like an eternal version of the day on a group vacation when everyone goes sour and turns on each other— Max Read (@max_read) March 25, 2019
In a 5e game w/Jody Lynne Nye:— The Gryphon King, Larry Dixon (@LarryDixonTGK) March 21, 2019
(Jody edited the 1st D&D tables)
Gamer: "I can cast light on a lot of things when we go down."
Jody: "That only affects 1 item at a time."
Gamer: "Are you sure?"
Jody: "It has been for 40 years."
Dude tries to throw light. Jody throws SHADE. 😁
ah yes writing, that thing i do where i open a word document and then get up and start cleaning my entire house— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) March 21, 2019
Resource for those writing about military training who don't want to go Full Historian like me, there's a show on Netflix called "Surviving the Cut" that takes you through high level overview of training xp for various special forces. Also everyone should read "On Killing." https://t.co/7Ogx7AI5uo— Kameron Hurley (@KameronHurley) March 20, 2019
Aristotle really nails the Spartan myth (Politics 1338b 25 on) - they weren’t the greatest heavy infantry in Greece because they trained hard, but because they trained *at all*. And the minute other poleis began professionalizing, they started losing badly.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) March 20, 2019
PRO TIP: Maybe don't have the first comment you have about a woman in a professional setting be about how attractive you find her.— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) March 20, 2019
people complain I "play the flute" and "hypnotize their town" and "steal their children" or whatever. but like? pay your freelancers and this wouldn't happen— Dickie Greenleaf (@ohgoddickie) March 20, 2019
PSA:— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) March 20, 2019
You do not earn magical ally cookies by being a decent human being that you can then spend defending problematic behavior.
That is not how that works.
Dungeon Master expectation:— Sean Hunt (@seanofthehunt) March 19, 2019
A master storyteller who gets to weave epic adventures for their friends.
An accidental therapist who has to guide a group of friends through weird parts of their personalities, whilst pretending to be a goblin.#DnD
FYI candidates are legally prohibited from accepting contributions from corporations so if you see one bragging about that, they’re counting on your ignorance and hoping you’ll read it as “corporate PACS” which are largely just a way to skirt the aforementioned rule.— Dawn (@502eire) March 19, 2019
Kory's hit the nail on the head. You have to treat every internet-based source of revenue like it could disappear overnight. https://t.co/gBEItnnwLN— URL, You'll Be A Woman Soon (@jephjacques) March 19, 2019
One point that the college admissions scandal reminds me of: actual imposters almost never suffer from imposter syndrome.— jelani cobb (@jelani9) March 18, 2019
If a college admissions office considers it a plus that an applicant went on a "service trip" to Guatemala that cost 3k, but doesn't consider it a plus that a kid worked part-time at Safeway 20 to help support the family, they aren't only doing it wrong, but doing in backwards.— David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) March 15, 2019
The weird thing about J.K. Rowling trying to make her work diverse after the fact is she could literally write a whole story about a gay AF Dumbledore or a cross-race marriage between a human and a centaur and her publisher would release it without question and it would sell.— Dr. Grand Moff Duke🐍🚀 (@shaunduke) March 17, 2019
Christchurch is why I have no patience for all the shitposters, edgelords, apocalypse theorists, ironic art-school memers, patrician new atheists, tradcath wannabe Torquemadas and all the assorted other trash that dress up their hate as intellect or entertainment— Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) March 15, 2019
Write the book you've always wanted to read.— Brit E. B. Hvide (@bhvide) March 13, 2019
Write the book you've always wanted.
Write the book.
Sometimes you gotta be uncivilized, when you live and write within a civilization built on bigotry. If it helps, remember that *you* weren't the one who created this civilization... but you can help fix it.— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) March 13, 2019
Last year, when I was grappling with whether I wanted to keep practicing law, my husband gave me some really good advice. Sharing today in case you need to hear it, too. Ready?— Lauren Rad (@laurenclarkrad) March 8, 2019
The person you were at 22 does not get to decide who you have to be for the rest of your life.
A cool thing about writing is that the better you get at it, the more you're aware of what you want out of it, which means it gets harder, which means you actually feel like you're getting worse.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) March 10, 2019
And by "cool thing," I mean "what the fuck, man"
This year Wil Wheaton will be as old as Patrick Stewart was when TNG premiered. You're welcome, fellow geezers.— Talia (@dptalia) March 8, 2019
I'm going to cry in a corner, like the old woman I am.
Captain Marvel’s box office shows us that when misogynist comic book bros organize with pathological, borderline psychotic focus they can REALLY accomplish absolutely nothing.— Matt Wallace (@MattFnWallace) March 9, 2019
Do you understand what a shitty little internet troll you need to be to motivate Warren Ellis to lumber from his underground antideluvian trans-dimensional pub ensconced deep between tectonic plates in order to point out you were so very, very ineffectual? https://t.co/1DL72hZv8W— John Rogers (@jonrog1) March 9, 2019
No actual TV critic has ever said anything as insightful as my dad after watching five minutes of the Gilmore Girls who said "These people all talk like they're leaving voicemails for each other"— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) March 8, 2019
said it before and i'll say it again— Mary Phillips-Sandy (@maryps) March 8, 2019
if you see a brand tweeting about international women's day
tweet 'em back and ask to see their family leave policy
“Write what you know” is why we have so many mediocre novels about middle aged male writers and their nearly identical midlife crises.— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) March 6, 2019
(That and publishing biases, obviously.)
Write whatever you can dream. Ground it in the emotional truths you know.
This is really good to see. Sometimes we think that brilliant people are brilliant all by themselves, but it takes a team to be professionally brilliant at a certain level. https://t.co/eyOlrkjaGz— Tara Anderson (@TaraEAnderson) March 7, 2019
A Columbia University study found that comprehensive sex ed in middle and high school leads to a 50% reduction in sexual assault in college.— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) March 6, 2019
FIFTY PERCENT https://t.co/PBPEG9y6Mj
My son's 13-year-old non-binary classmate had a shirt on yesterday that said "Error 404: Gender Not Found" and I just about died.— Amanda Jette Knox (@MavenOfMayhem) March 6, 2019
Their mom had it made for them. That mom is a hero.
Startup culture is basically a Ponzi scheme with VCs corralling gullible but ambitious workaholics into signing away obscene amounts of equity who then graduate into advisory roles where they advise the next generation of gullible workaholics into signing away their equity...— holly (@girlziplocked) March 7, 2019
In a culture that assigns value to people based on their productivity, it is a radical act to choose to rest.— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) March 1, 2019
Your value is not in what you do or make.
Shabbat Shalom, y’all.
For people obsessed with the free market, baby boomers love blaming millennials for killing business. Like, I'm sorry, it's not millennials killing the bar soap industry gary, it's capitalism and your slimy-ass soap— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 2, 2019
For a story, have you ever attended a comic convention and paid for an autograph? If so, whose and how much did you pay?— Ashlie D. Stevens (@AshlieD_Stevens) March 1, 2019
We won’t bring about peace in the world merely by praying for it; we have to take steps to tackle the violence and corruption that disrupt peace. We can’t expect change if we don’t take action.— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) February 25, 2019
Something gaming has taught me about fiction is that fight scenes are not inherently interesting. They're a delivery mechanism, and need additional ingredients to be memorable: a cool setting, strong personalities/dialogue, weird monsters, unusual magic, or—best of all—emotion.— James L. Sutter (@jameslsutter) February 26, 2019
This is your reminder that you can only move forward if you do THE SCARY THING. Maybe it's writing the book, putting that webcomic online, reaching out to a pro, querying, or dropping art off with an editor at a con. Everything you want lies on the other side of OMG EEK.— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) February 26, 2019
it’s weird how we use words like “faces backlash” and “stirs controversy” and “ignites debates” over patently stupid shit being said and done. A more honest headline would be “person says shitty thing, is shitty.”— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) February 24, 2019
The greatest lie ever told is that cauliflower is an acceptable substitute for rice or potatoes.— Trey Lawson (@T_Lawson) February 25, 2019
How To Be a Beautiful Woman— C.L. Polk (@clpolk) February 24, 2019
-walk like you own it. show up uninvited.
-whatever the fuck lipstick color you want
-remember that black hides the bloodstains
-swords or poison, it's up to you
-you can drink whatever you want in a skull goblet
-there's a curse for every occasion
people pretending that fun stories and deep, meaningful stories are mutually exclusive are conveniently forgetting that, for people to pay attention to your story long enough to get meaning out of it, they need to have fun, first.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) February 23, 2019
When working out D&D backgrounds, I try to approach them the way I do character backgrounds in fiction: whatever I can see offering the most opportunities for a flat "...what," I do that.— Seanan McGuire (@seananmcguire) February 24, 2019
you don't need drugs to be cool, friends, when you can read fantasy novels and get "fucked up" on imagination— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) February 23, 2019
WRITER FRIEND: I'm stuck on this plot point— Paul Krueger (@NotLikeFreddy) February 23, 2019
ME: tell me more
WRITER FRIEND: *gives me a summary*
WRITER FRIEND: OH SHIT I JUST FIGURED OUT EVERYTHING
Sometimes when I am in the mood to want to go back and change comics history, I would take Buscema off of the b-team Avengers, and see him change Superman into a guy you never wanted to cross.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) February 21, 2019
Because that would have been cool af.
A lot of people ask what the difference is between a mystery and a thriller:— Jason Pinter (@jasonpinter) February 20, 2019
—A mystery is what my toddler daughter is putting in her mouth.
—A thriller is getting to her before she swallows it.
everyone knows you're not a real software engineer unless you've collected sand to put into a furnace and purify into ingots for silicon wafers, duh— yan (@bcrypt) February 20, 2019
I like to hope that my depression struggles with ME.— Imperator Gastropoda (she/her) (@DarcyLRoss) February 19, 2019
"Aw shit, she's taking her Vitamin D supplements AGAIN."
"Noooo, not an 11 minute morning yoga video, this is going to set the tenor of her whole day!"
"FUCK she saw a really cute crustacean. Pack it up boys, let's go home."
Democrats agree that Bernie Sanders is terrible except for all of his 2016 policy ideas which they love and/or have adopted as their own.— Joe Dunman (@JoeDunman) February 19, 2019
Entirely accurate. Librarians are gold, and romance writers will flat out fuck your shit up. https://t.co/zwTAvuK6b0— John Scalzi (@scalzi) February 20, 2019
I just saw a Twitter thread from a single author with 100 posts on it. You know what, if you're doing that, at some point along the way you should just realize you're writing a goddamned blog post, then do that and point people to it.— John Scalzi (@scalzi) February 18, 2019
When he called the Charlottesville neo fascists, “fine people,” you were fine.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) February 18, 2019
When he called Mexicans “murderers and rapists,” you were fine.
When he put kids in cages, you were fine.
When he cozied up to despots and dictators, you were fine
But now he’s costing you money https://t.co/gLgsNZ7WLg
Nobody wants to hear it, but this is why I think the national minimum wage should indexed instead of flat https://t.co/MGlsbBHaoH— Dawn (@502eire) February 18, 2019
INT. DEATH STAR. NIGHT.— A. Merc Rustad is very cold in MN 😰 (@Merc_Rustad) February 18, 2019
*Darth Vader lifts the emperor over his head*
(shooting lighting from hands) what r u doing
*Vader throws the emperor down a bottomless pit*
this no longer sparks joy pic.twitter.com/oYtb8kEhtk
Imagine believing we’re significant in any way whatsoever. pic.twitter.com/SsKgvd9HyY— Daniel Benneworth-Gray (@gray) February 16, 2019
That reminds me of this story from 2007. Reporter's wife discovers she's a world class Tetris player. https://t.co/yCTdfbaa8u— sick of mind and body (@djr) February 16, 2019
Picard management tip: Humility without confidence is sheepishness. Confidence without humility is arrogance.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) February 15, 2019
This is your reminder that the timeline starts today. Not yesterday, not 5 years ago, not January 1, not when you reach some arbitrary goal or age. If you want to write a book, start now. Think of where you'll be in 3 months. Small actions add up. Just start, then don't stop.— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) February 14, 2019
For today's #TenThings, let's talk about PLOT TWISTS. What are they? Why do you need them? How do you set them up? Did Luke totally regret kissing his sister?— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) February 14, 2019
Sci-fi: *robots will become so advanced that they will demand rights and then rise up when society refuses to acknowledge their humanity*— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) February 14, 2019
Real life: *humans anthropomorphize the Mars rover so much that they cry at its goodbye message*
Did you ever notice how many restaurant chains sound like early Spider-man villains?— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) February 6, 2019
Face the fury of...THE BURGER KING!
Beware the bombast of...EL POLLO LOCO!
Dread the danger of...IHOP!
Shudder at the sound of...THE SIZZLER!
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Remember, the super rich said we couldn’t afford to end slavery, offer Social Security, end Jim Crow or guarantee women’s rights. But truth was always that we couldn’t afford not to.— Rev. Dr. Barber (@RevDrBarber) January 31, 2019
I have never seen someone use the phrase "grow thicker skin" and not mean "don't point out that I'm being an asshole."— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) January 31, 2019
Concepts like “calories” and “meals” don’t exist on planes. There, we follow the laws of the sky.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 26, 2019
You may not believe in climate change—but your bank does. And your phone provider. And your hardware store. And your credit card company.— Christopher Flavelle (@cflav) January 22, 2019
And they’re all thinking about how to use it to sell you more stuff. https://t.co/1ZAT0GgbDp
Given that the Covington Catholic High School students think they're mature enough to understand pregnancy, abortion, childbirth, and parenting — and to tell women what we should do with our bodies — it'd be great if the media would stop coddling them like they're little boys.— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) January 22, 2019
Twitter's all a-buzz with news of Ariana Grande's new single, 7 Rings.— Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) January 18, 2019
But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made...
"It's a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps." That is an absolutely perfect line. What a brilliant man. https://t.co/14Ae93vGn4— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 22, 2019
I have no patience for outright despair. I have no patience for self-virtuous, puritanical devotion to defeat & doom. It is a self-protective surrender that excuses people from action—from the disappointment of trying & losing anyway.— syd🌹🌱 (@SydneyAzari) January 21, 2019
If you want to understand the power of science fiction— Damien Walter (@damiengwalter) January 21, 2019
note that a product named after a trope in a science fiction story that predicted a future where people live in poverty on a single food source is now the single food source for people living in poverty in the present https://t.co/sruuKwFgYJ
Reminder that anyone running for president is *a politician*, not your mom, your dad, your savior, a saint, a messiah, a preacher or an entertainer. They will have messed up and they will mess up. Pick the best one anyway.— Summer Brennan 🌈👠 (@summerbrennan) January 21, 2019
Happy "White Conservatives Telling You That Dr. Martin Luther King Would Do and Say Things He Absolutely Never Would in Order to Advance Their Own Awful Bigoted Agenda" Day— John Scalzi (@scalzi) January 21, 2019
If you're having trouble building a magic system for your story, try writing down four bullet points:— James L. Sutter (@jameslsutter) January 20, 2019
*Something magic can do.
*Something magic CAN'T do.
*A price/toll that using magic incurs.
*What it feels like to do magic.
Those four points are often all you need.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s writing routine is the ideal writing routine. pic.twitter.com/D0sXigDvWe— Michael J Seidlinger (@mjseidlinger) January 18, 2019
3. HERO - WORLD - HOOK is a perfectly balanced triangle.— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) January 18, 2019
This HOOK could only happen to this HERO in this WORLD.
This HERO is uniquely challenged by this WORLD.
This WORLD created this HERO.
They should all logically fit. Your job is to fit this puzzle together with a plot.
Hey Everybody But Especially #Louisville And/Or #Tabletop Game #Nerds:— Ben Carter (@notbencarter) January 17, 2019
Here is a Louisville-made, @kertiscreative-designed board game about politics on @kickstarter 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Christmas is just around the corner. https://t.co/SjtrFyb0lC
This is the best creative advice you’ll ever get. https://t.co/uXrpqXrUmn— Walt Williams (@waltdwilliams) January 16, 2019
Despite our many disputes and differences over the years it’s good for close friends, England and America, to look across the great ocean at each other and remember the fundamental things that bind us:— HamberderHat (@Popehat) January 15, 2019
We are both complete trash fires right now
Less interested in a 70% marginal rate than I am in taxing long-term capital gains the same as ordinary income.— Dawn (@502eire) January 15, 2019
The world is choked with men who have never fought, lionizing other men whose battle experience they don’t understand, crowing for conflicts they won’t have to shoulder personally, and scolding us when we deviate from their expectations.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) January 15, 2019
Well I don’t know how you keep nailing these, but thank you for my new screensaver. And headshot. How do I make this my ringtone? https://t.co/eXGKmUyLiN— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 15, 2019