Is there a market for discontent? Does someone stand to gain by making us hate each other? What is the easiest class of people to manipulate?
There are times when we find ourselves hosed beyond hosed despite careful planning and attention to detail. What do we do when that occurs?
Exclamation points became taboo as soon as the expression of strong emotion in general became taboo. Do we want to write for a Wonder White Bread World or do we want to paint our stories with a rich palette of emotions? Use! Your! Exclamation! Points!
Death is our most person and intimate affair. And yet the two unfortunate people who were shot on camera have had their deaths splashed about like a celebrity shopping spree. Publicizing someone’s death is akin to raping them. Please advise people who spread photos or videos of others dead or dying that this is hugely disrespectful and these innocent victims deserve much better than that from us.