I am a work in progress.
Violet Yates, Lost & Found (via observando)
When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
Lemony Snicket (via psych-facts)
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People
are not
rain
or
snow
or autumn
leaves;

they
do not
look
beautiful
when
they
fall

Like a shadow,
I am and I am not.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (via larmoyante)

Legit Tip #94

legit-writing-tips:

Real people are incredibly complex beings whose personalities are built on years and years of experiences and thoughts, not to mention societal factors, biological factors, etc.

Obviously, it would be impossible to put all that into your fictional characters, even if you’re an expert on psychology. So how, then, do you give the illusion of real complexity to a character without their traits coming off as arbitrary (at best) or nonsensical (at worst)?

The answer is scale. While you can design a character’s personality based on ALL the traits that makes a real person as complex as they are, you can pick and choose a handful of events in their life and begin to apply them to the way your character thinks, behaves, and makes decisions. Let’s look at a few examples. 

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Some people reflect light, some deflect it, you by some miracle, seem to collect it.
From House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (via hush-syrup)
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