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

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via jonquil: A really nice discussion of 'what to write' by tightropegirl, sf and House writer Doris Egan, Potato Chips.

In brief: write what you would love to read. " the door that excites you, not the one you think you have to."

Note that this doesn't mean 'be self-indulgent', or 'don't hurt your characters because you love them so much.' I propose that it means: pick the characters you love the most, that most fascinate, intrigue, charm, and amuse you—and hurt them. Not some other characters. Them.

I think it also relates to 'voice'. Readers respond to authentic voice, and you're more likely to speak in your true voice, the one you do best, the one which is most apt to pluck a resonant string in the reader, if you're talking about stuff you love.


to(maru), to(meru)

meaning: stage, lodge

泊り客 == tomarikyaku == (noun) overnight guest, houseguest
宿泊 == shukuhaku == (noun) lodging

Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is 'white' (白), acting phonetically to express 'shallow'. Originally this character referred to 'shallow water' as an anchoring place for ships. Eventually it came to mean 'stopping place' in general, and has become associated with hotels and lodging. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Stay in white water.'

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

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