Can we talk about Sarabi for a moment? Because it seems as though many people underestimate/forget about her. Which is a pity.
Because this is one BAMF lion.
Her husband is dead. Her son is supposedly dead. Her husband’s brother brought hyenas into the Pride Lands and they ultimately destroyed the land.
And yet she does not look down. She does not dip her head. She stands her ground as she walks down a long line of ravaging hyenas who bite and leer at her. She keeps her head high. Even as she faces Scar, she ultimately keeps her head high and even tells Scar off.
As we discussed two weeks ago, many stories “strike out” with readers in the first chapter. Jefferson Smith confirmed that fact in his Immerse or Die challenge, and I’ve found that with my usage of Amazon’s Look Inside feature as well. So our opening pages can be just as critical to sales as our book cover, title, back-cover blurb, etc.
That’s a lot of pressure on a few thousand words, and we might struggle with finding the right balance of action, characterization, setting, and description to hook readers. Nowhere is that pressure higher than on the first page itself, so let’s take a closer look at clichés to avoid and tips to make those pages work for us.
do you ever get friendlust. like. you just see someone and you’re like. man. i have such a friendcrush on you. i wanna be ur friend so bad. i wanna be more than a friend. i wanna be a BEST friend u hear me. ur so cool. i admire u a lot and ur so funny. plz b my bffl. i will treat u right. let me be ur drake-friend. no other friend will treat u like i would
it sucks when you have a bad teacher for a subject you’re genuinely interested in
Imagine if people’s hair color matched their eye color
/every person who has brown hair and brown eyes sighs deeply
red heads would in fact be satanic
Why aren’t we thinking about this the other way round. If your hair looked like your eyes that’d be neato
*brown eyed people sighs deeply again*
you do realize you just rewrote the original sentence right? lol
yet it still applies…
Season 3 didn’t go so well, Sam. Just saying.
The past month has been bleh, but hopefully I’ll be drawing more quality comics like this one in the near future.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! it’s a hammer, you call yourselves carpenters??? I asked for a drill how am I supposed to get this screw out