N.X. Lee

A Few Things Writers Can Learn from Harry Potter →

notsomolly:

Cheryl Klein is the continuity editor for the US version of the Harry Potter books.

I suggest that, when you finish your first draft, you go back and outline the entire book, chapter by chapter making a “book map,” as it’s called, describing the key action and plot or character-development points of each chapter and writing down key thoughts or lines. 


I do this with each and every novel I edit because it allows me to see how the conflict develops, where the clues to any mysteries are being laid, how the protagonist is getting what he needs and more important, it lets me see how the book isn’t working. Where the author is going for long periods without introducing any new developments or information. Where characters are behaving inconsistently. Where there’s a dialogue scene that’s fun but sort of pointless or where two scenes in a row establish the exact same plot points, so one isn’t necessary. 


everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

nokki1:

cypheroftyr:

tiny-vessels:

achubbycupcake:

Tim Gunn on Plus Size Clothing
“Have you seen most of the plus-size sections out there? It’s horrifying. Whoever’s designing for plus-size doesn’t get it. The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger. In my travels, I’ve been an advocate for larger women. I’ve been talking to designers, but only a half-dozen make an effort. Most say, ‘I don’t want a woman who’s a size 10 or 11 wearing my clothes.’ Well, shame on you! It’s not realistic

Love him.

"You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger."Praise Jesus and all the saints for him saying this because damn, most “PLUS SIZED” clothing is fugly.

Amen. The plus sized clothing out there is crazy and makes me just…


I’m not surprised he said this. Ever since the first season, when they’ve had to do garments for everyday people who aren’t models, there’s always one designer (at the very least) who flips out as though they’ve never in their life considered that people who aren’t a size 0 might wear their clothes. Tim always looks at them like he wants to drown them in a lake.

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

nokki1:

cypheroftyr:

tiny-vessels:

achubbycupcake:

Tim Gunn on Plus Size Clothing

“Have you seen most of the plus-size sections out there? It’s horrifying. Whoever’s designing for plus-size doesn’t get it. The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger. In my travels, I’ve been an advocate for larger women. I’ve been talking to designers, but only a half-dozen make an effort. Most say, ‘I don’t want a woman who’s a size 10 or 11 wearing my clothes.’ Well, shame on you! It’s not realistic

Love him.

"You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger."

Praise Jesus and all the saints for him saying this because damn, most “PLUS SIZED” clothing is fugly.

Amen. The plus sized clothing out there is crazy and makes me just…

I’m not surprised he said this. Ever since the first season, when they’ve had to do garments for everyday people who aren’t models, there’s always one designer (at the very least) who flips out as though they’ve never in their life considered that people who aren’t a size 0 might wear their clothes. Tim always looks at them like he wants to drown them in a lake.