Photographer Francois Brunelle has been working on an amazing project; searching for people who look strikingly similar but have no relation to each other. These are some of this incredible finds. 

what the fuckkkk

Happens every year at Pride we find my doubles and we have to do a swap… Because my companions find my double their companions find me. The weird thing it is is a different person every year.

I just think G-d got lazy with making Filipino tomboys so the template got stuck.

Wait it didn’t happen last year…

I just get concerned about the one who went to the same school as me and wanted to get me alone all the time.

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Don’t worry about being original, she said dismissively. Yes, everything’s been written, but also, the thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.

Alexander Chen reminisces about studying with the inimitable Annie Dillard, who echoes Mark Twain’s contention that all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, Alexander Graham Bell’s assertion that "our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others,” and young Virginia Woolf’s observation that "all the Arts … imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see.”

Chen’s full essay is well worth the read. Pair with Annie Dillard on writing.

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Free Novel Pitch Template To Download (.doc)

Many writers lose focus when writing their novel because they don’t put in the necessary work at foundation level … And this is often because they don’t know WHAT to do at foundation level! Here is a novel pitch template to download (for your own use and/or submission to others, such as beta readers or your agent), plus a breakdown of how I filled mine in for my debut novel in English, THE DECISION: LIZZIE’S STORY. Enjoy and hope it helps!

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Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893

Illustrations from “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall that was published in the January 1893 issue of The Strand magazine.

At first I thought this was some “fashion of witches and wizards through the ages” type thing but nah everyone is supposed to dress like this. I wish everyone dressed like this. 

nailed it

How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps


I want to particularly highlight this bit:


I’m unsure whether not doing something can be a step. But that’s not important. What’s important is avoiding research. I’m serious. Research is useful in two phases: the idea phase and the rewriting phase. In between, research is a stupid boring voice that says, It doesn’t work like that. You know what? I’m writing this story, I’ll tell you how it goddamn works. I’ll make it plausible in rewrites.

Because for real, if you’re in the middle of your first draft, your one and only job is to get through that first draft. Make a note and fix it later. Lately I’ve been shooting myself in the foot by trying to find the exact location of a building that doesn’t exist anymore. For two hours. When I could have written ‘do this later’ and kept on.

Whatever you do, keep writing.

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