Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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The screenwriter of the film Sylvia on how he writes.

So, basically, it's an iterative process, producing a fractal. Interesting.

"Pretty soon you have every event in your story mapped out. Then you can write it for real. In fact, you will discover that you have already written most of it."

I've never done it exactly this way, but I think it's worth trying a few times, to see if it works for me.

(BTW, Jeff Ford says the opposite: that a story should be written from the beginning to the end, so the writer can experience the story as the reader is going to experience it.)


meaning: soft, gentle, weak

柔道 == juudou == (noun) judo
物柔らか == monoyawaraka == (adjective that takes な, noun ) mild, mild-mannered, gentle

Top radical is 'halberd/lance' (矛), bottom radical is 'tree/wood' (木). 矛 may act phonetically to express 'newborn', referring to new plant growth, which is soft and weak'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Wooden lance is weak, indeed soft.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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