“Greg Logan has worked for Newsday since 1982 covering a wide array of sports and events, currently including the Brooklyn Nets beat.”
Recently on Twitter he released his ballots. First, he left Gobert off his DPOY voting instead opting to put Drummond and Whiteside:
It only gets worse from there as he puts Luka on the All-Defensive 1st team: (https://twitter.com/greglogan1/status/1292331369880793089?s=21)
He later cites defensive rebounds in a follow-up tweet as his reasoning: (https://twitter.com/greglogan1/status/1292333736667893760?s=21)
Here are his All-NBA teams with no Dame as the most noticeable omission as Drummond and Brandon Ingram occupy his All-NBA 2nd team:
1st and 2nd team: (https://twitter.com/greglogan1/status/1292332315549618176?s=21)
3rd team: (https://twitter.com/greglogan1/status/1292332508764426241?s=21)
He then argues with people on his timeline as more and more people take exception to hi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Brandon Sanderson (Way of Kings, Mistborn, Steelheart) apparently likes to take time off from writing a fantasty epic every 6 months to teach college students.
Link to the first lesson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6HOdHEeosc&list=PLSH_xM-KC3Zv-79sVZTTj-YA6IAqh8qeQ
I’m on my phone. I’m not American. English isn’t my first language.
Mildly useful information: In my country, it’s customary to live with your parents until you get married. Please don’t give me shit for this, they’re lovely and I adore living with them.
Background: At the time of this story, I, at the time 24F, was riding a career high. I was working for a famous (in my country) screenwriter and we were doing projects for Hetflix and Spamazon. I put writing my book on hold for this. Before anyone asks, both shows went into development hell and will not be released internationally in any case.
My parents and I were moving into a new fancy apartment building that has its own cafe. You cannot access the cafe unless you are a resident or have been given a pass. I was in there one day, getting coffee and chatting with some other residents while waiting for some things to be delivered.
You all know what ED and EK means. If you thought of erectile dysfunction when you read ED, I wish... keep reading on reddit ➡
It seems like their only reference are their mothers, (maybe) sisters, and/or pornography. The words they use to describe how a woman or girl looks, eats, or even how she sits makes me regret learning how to read.
Mine would be - The bigger the situation, the smaller you write. Don't write about the war, write about the child's burnt socks.
>Regarding the story about NXT adding new writers , there have been three people who were on the regular writing team who were moved to writing NXT when it moved to television in September. They’ve added two others, one who had been a former writer brought back to the company and the other someone on the writing team who was working for the company moved to NXT. Although nobody will say it, there is a lot of unhappiness about losing in the ratings every week. The unhappiness shouldn’t be losing as much as the complete inability to draw those under 50. NXT has always had writers but they were people who were on the main roster writing team who would also help write NXT. Since going on television, NXT was given three exclusive writers and now that number has been upped to five
I know that there are resources on the internet, and also google, but i want to read your personal experiences, because it feels more realistic to me. Unlike articles.
And i have an additional question:
-how effective is it to publish it first as an e-book? why would ebook readers want a physical copy?
I admit, I do regret it a little but I'll give full context so you can understand. My gf has been writing since she was around 10, and has improved a lot. She primarily writes fanfiction but recently has branched out into original work. She has a decent ish following, and her writing isnt half bad. I supported her all this time, but ever since she started on her original work(s) she's been extremely wrapped up in it.
She's barely done anything in the house in quarantine other than writing her book(s) and working. She does make time for me wherever she can but it's really not enough. I feel like an afterthought. I did talk to her about it and we started spending more time with each other after, she said sorry too but its still not enough. She started growing a bit engrossed in it again so I brought it up again. She said she's currently putting her writing over everything and told me it's the most important thing in her life right now, and she can't wait to share whatever success she h... keep reading on reddit ➡
I cannot tell you how excited my daughter has been for the release of Midnight Sun. For those not in the know, this is a retelling of Twilight, but from Edward’s (the sparkly romance vampire) point of view, as opposed to Bella’s POV in the original novel.
The thing is, this is not the first time the author has revisited Twilight. She has also released Life & Death, which is a retelling of the original novel, but with the characters all gender swapped.
This baffles me. As a fan, I would be wanting the author to tell new stories in this world, not rehash and tweak the old ones. But my daughter is eating this stuff up.
So is this something we would be more interested in – authors revisiting their most popular tales?
Would you want a gender-swapped version of Way of Kings? Or how about a retelling of A Song of Ice and Fire from the Night King’s POV?
How would you feel if your favourite author revisiting their iconic works, instead of creating whole new stories?
I love writing and reading and would love to make a career out of it. I just don't know how to get started. Any tips?
Edit: not necessarily fiction. I'd love to write non fiction too as long as I can have good ideas for what to write.
If you look at the story close up, it's a lot more realpolitik than if it had been a traditionally "well-told" fantasy story.
I mean, the war was literally won with an SI:7-backed coup LMAO.
Anduin took the figure of a graying, grizzled old general who opposed the current Horde leadership but at the time had no particular plans or allies -- he only saw suicide as an option. Instead, Anduin took him back to Stormwind Stockade, then released him on the condition that he form a dissident faction opposed to the Sylvanas regime. SI:7 agents abetted him, helping him travel safely.
To lend the dissident faction legitimacy, the first move was to go trot out the old retired founder figure of Thrall, not unlike how Prophet Zul tried to gain the appearance of legitimacy by resurrecting the dusty zombie of the founder-king Dazar. Thrall is a figure who, like Saurfang, articulates almost no discernible political positions, only a vague call to "restore honor to the Horde". He was, in fact, th... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys, gals, and pals,
One of the things I like to do on Reddit is to edit people's work, from copy editing to narrative critiques. And I wanted to share the most common critiques I make. Do y'all agree with them?
1. The overuse of adverbs, inadvertently and otherwise.
New writers often find adverbs an easy crutch to support their prose. It's faster to write "Billy ate as quickly as he could." than "Billy ate at a pace that would set a hippo to shame."
The reason why editors and readers find adverbs so irksome is that they are the ultimate tell not show words. By replacing these words with more prose, you may find that you're setting the scene and tone in a more vivid manner. Stephen King is quoted as saying, "...the road to Hell is paved with adverbs." I'm not so vehement. I wouldn't banish adverbs, just use them sparingly.
2. **Serving back-to-back sentences, that are way too... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: here’s a link to the quote I’m referring to
I just read this quote on another post about how bad scripts get chosen. I’m just putting this out there. I’m a producer/director and cinematographer. I’m still somewhat new in the industry but I am a dignified pro. I work for a school district in Los Angeles, California and produce documentaries, cooking shows and commercials for broadcast television. I’ve done a little bit of narrative work but would LOVE to do more. I own a lot of equipment and have access to even more. I personally would love to put myself out there as a connection for someone who feels they have an amazing script and is having difficulty getting it into the hands of someone that can turn it from pages to images. I’m not super keen on just taking a random script from a stranger, but we can definitel... keep reading on reddit ➡
And by characters, I mean in the ones in the present time, not including flashbacks. Yes there's a handful killed (Ace, Whitebeard, Yasuie), and these were all highly impactful to the story and also incredibly emotional.
My issue is Oda repeatedly builds up emotional stakes, only for him to reveal a bait and switch some chapters later. This happened with Igharam, Pell (there's exactly 0 evidence to suggest that he survived because of 9/11, this was a myth propagated by the community), Pagaya, Bon Clay and now Pound. If he didn't want to kill these characters, that's fine, it's just that it feels very uncommitted and stale at this point of the story
Like even when Pedro "died" my first though wasn't shock or empathy for the characters, but a part of me was just wondering when he would make his return. In fact I'm still convinced he's going to swoop in and save the day at some point of the climax of the Wano arc.
Not only does it undercut the tension of the story at dramatic moment... keep reading on reddit ➡
Update (4:26 CST, 7/21): Alright everyone, that about wraps things up! Thanks everyone for the questions, I appreciate getting a chance to answer them. Feel free to keep asking them, I just might not get to them until tomorrow.
Hello, I’m Bryan Le, currently a PhD candidate in food science at University of Wisconsin, Madison. I am passionate about explaining the science behind food and wrote the book “150 Food Science Questions Answered” to share more about it. I also help write, edit, and run the blog Science Meets Food as the VP of Digital and Social Media for the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA).
Feel free to ask me anything about food, science, cooking, education, or anything else that comes to mind! I will be online answering your questions throughout the day, starting at about 6:00am CST.
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*Here come the spoilers for an extremely campy horror movie known as “The Terrifier” with some rapey undertones, so be warned for spoilers and possible triggers”
Now while I love watching horror movies (the Conjuring franchise comes to mind as a particularly well down series) it’s hard to deny the history of sexism that is portrayed in many a slasher film (women in revealing outfits punished for the crime of having sex or partying with murder methods that are particularly drawn out/revealing compared to their male counterparts) but yet again I find myself watching another movie where this hits an extreme that I believe can only come from a person who truly hates women.
With this film in particular every female character either falls into the “stupid bimbo” category or the “not like other girls” category. The main female characters make decisions that no women I’ve ever met would have made, the kind of decisions that women simply don’t make. We don’t giggle and take instagrams wit... keep reading on reddit ➡
A while back, I tried my hand at wheel pottery. After a few sessions, I realised a big part of pottery is learning how to avoid common mistakes: don't twist your clay, don't leave your walls too thin, etc.
That got me thinking about writing. What common mistakes do we have to avoid? What common advice holds us back?
Just recently, a beta reader advised me to "never skip an action scene." If I was a new writer, I might have taken that feedback to heart and filled my manuscript with pointless action sequences that would bore even Michael Bay!
What would you add to the list?
Not trying to instigate a bunch of Trek arguments, but a few months ago I'd binged Deep Space 9 and had the craziest lingering feelings about the show after completing it. I finished Voyager about an hour ago, after a pretty hard-line completion marathon (I'm a teacher on summer vacation) and I must say, what the fuck? It just...ended. The ending was literally "We made it! Hurray!"
Where's the payoff with Paris confronting/reconnecting with his father? Where's Chakotay and 7 of 9 at least giving each other a knowing look of hope and happiness? WHERE IS HARRY KIM'S TINY WOODEN BOX WITH A PROMOTION PIP?? Who the fuck gave up on this show and started regurgitating TNG's 'business as usual' self-contained episodes?
I'm being unfair to the MVP's of the show, the EMH and 7 of 9, and occasionally Captain Janeway, but the writers were truly unfair to the other characters, which they seemed to abandon after season 3. The Maquis plot line was totally abandoned, and that's understandable, bu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey, long time no post. Suriko here, writer for Lilly path, co-writer for Hanako path, and Producer.
Just wanted to give a heads-up on a new visual novel I've written, which is releasing in a few days. It's releasing on Steam, for free.
The game is called First Snow, and is a yuri romance story. Tonally similar to Katawa Shoujo, fairly laid-back and comfy.
It's being developed by Salty Salty Studios and published by Studio Élan, who are full of fine folks.
I have a couple other games I've been working on in the pipeline for later, and can note them here once they're further along if there's an interest.
I'm just... heartbroken. As if 2020 wasn't already going bad enough, there's quite a few women coming forward with pretty terrible stories of how higher profile male authors treated them when they were just starting to hit the con scene as a professional writer. They're saying they didn't say anything at the time of the harassment because they felt they had little to no power in comparison to the harasser that already had a lot of connections in the industry and was generally seen as a "nice guy."
As a man, I can understand how a single guy might think "this will be a great place to meet somebody. Somebody who likes reading and writing the same kind of stuff I do. Someone with similar goals." ... What I don't understand is how someone can completely ignore basic manners and social cues in ANY setting... let alone, a PROFESSIONAL setting.
But like I said, I'm just heartbroken to see so many women that were just trying to get a foot in the door and make connections in a professional, n... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey - I’m looking for recommendations on books by black writers. I’d like to “support Black art” so to speak, and it’s been recommended to also “celebrate Black joy” not only to focus on purely educational / systemic racism related content (I do read content of that nature as well).
So, I’m looking for anything that’s: comedy/satire, could be set at any time but I do enjoy “grounded sci fi” or futuristic but not deep space exploration etc.
Any tips, let me know!
Sadly, it seems that one of the most notable RPG writers of the past few decades is a sexual predator piece of shit. However, PCGaming seems to think that it's no big deal cause they like Fallout so much.
>It's fucking bullshit how accusations are enough to destroy your livelihood. There needs to be some kind of legal recourse victims of cancel culture can take if the accusations turn out to be bullshit.
>it only shows how weak and liberal the gaming industry has unfortunately become (This guy gets bonus points for posting in transphobic subreddits)
>[So she was held down against her will and forced to drink through a funnel? Too much hyperbole and he s... keep reading on reddit ➡
I didn't realize how much I loved it until I recognized a name liking some fan art. I know that fanfic writers aren't celebrities or anything but I love recognizing the name of someone who wrote a fic I really like liking/sharing my stuff. Like "Omg! Is that you So-and-so? Writer of such fics like blahblahblahlove and etc.etc.angst??? And here you are gracing my art with your likes?! I am not worthy!"
I hope that every single traffic light that author approaches turns red.
Who do you consider, in terms of pure writing ability, the best of the Big 3?
Clarke, Heinlein or Asimov?
EDIT: Holy crud my notifications, had to turn them off. Ouch oof.
I will preface this by saying I am obviously not from the United States, Canada, Australia, England, or any of the nationalities that I believe frequent this sub the most. I am a colombian man who studied literature and cinema but ended up working in environmental conservation due to the lack of opportunities inside the audiovisual world. It´s a tight environment and most of what gets produced is always the same telenovelas and only about 10, 15 films a year, that are written by the same five or six people (mexico might be a little different I believe, but no that much). When I graduated university I got a job editing screenplays for a soap opera channel. Unfortunately the pay was too low and the nature of the job felt so pointless that I ended up getting another job tracking tapirs and spectacled bears for a living. A total 180 degrees change from what I thought my life was going to be.
Now, if you guys are not from a thirworld country and think your screenplay has no chance, then... keep reading on reddit ➡