"nah we can’t have female leads or characters of colour or gay characters or else our show will bomb"
It can be hard to write effective fight scenes that don’t all sound the same. The best way to start is to plan where the fight starts and ends so that you have a goal and the scene doesn’t go on for ages. Planning an evenly matched enemy or one that’s…
Anonymous asks: The protagonist of my novel is half black and also the daughter of a prominent political family with a white Senator for a father. I imagine her home life as being dominated by white upper-middle class culture, but I don’t want her to be completely white-washed either. What sort of struggle might a person in her position face, and how would you suggest I include this part of her identity when it’s not the main conflict?
Please keep in mind that all of these are possibilities and are in no way meant to be used as hard truths. Using only these traits/experiences could make your character into a stereotype.
Your protagonist could face several struggles depending on her upbringing. Remember that every person will react differently to situations depending on their character, etc, but some things come to mind which might play a significant role in her life.
Practicing black eye make up effect for my shoot later today. Turned out pretty well I think!
If you don’t know what atmosphere is, you might have a hard time deciding how you want your own story to feel. Creating atmosphere is important and it can set the tone of your story. If you feel like your writing has been lacking something, you should begin to think…
Is hispanic consider POC like us black people?
There are latinx of color.
Why’d you correct them to say latinx???
Is there a difference? i’ve never heard my hispanic (well) friends call themselves that…
I’ve read and learned that hispanic is a term that is connected to colonialism and imperialism, while latino, latina, etc are terms that are independent of that (I think I got that rigth) and inclusive to all genders (latinx).
Its definitely not something everyone identifies with, and for good reason, but i think the simplest explanation would be:
HIspanic denotes a sense of community and heritage through connection to Spain
While Latinx denotes a sense of community and heritage through the shared connection of survival from the colonization of Spain
These terms are especially flawed when it comes to groups that were colonized by other groups, France, Portugal, England etc., but still in what is considered “Latin America.”
A Beautiful Mind (2001) - Alicia Nash, a non-fictional woman from El Salvador - Played by a white actress.
Stuck (2007) - Brandi Boski, based on a non-fictional black women named Chante Jawan Mallard - Played by a white actress (with cornrows).
30 Days of…
Films for (and staring) Young Girls of Colour
Wadjda | Bend it Like Beckham | Hula Girls
Whale Rider | Our Song | Rabbit Proof Fence
Lilkee | Pariah | Bumm Bumm Bole
Balak-Palak | Children of Heaven | How She Move
Quinceanera | Sherina’s Adventures | Before Your Eyes
Sister Act 2 | Real Women Have Curves | Nobody Knows
The Heart of the Game | Mad Hot Ballroom | Crooklyn
Anita & Me | Akeelah and the Bee | Girl in Progress
WRITING PROMPT WEDNESDAY
Write about strawberry milk. Be it an obsession, dislike, a description- anything goes.
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Panorama at Main Beach, Surfers Paradise. The clouds are amazing today.
- Rian Johnson
Good advice for writers in general.
And in life as well.(via dogandbutterfly)
- Get your notebook
- Watch a movie
- Make a hashmark for every thing that HAPPENS
- Open your screenplay
- Repeat step 3
- An action that pushes the story forward. Pro tip: Look for verbs.
- Emily asks for a divorce
- Molly smashes a photo of Cal and Emily,…
Interesting approach. Will try one day.