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Nick Hight
Writer, reader, thinker, and making sense of social media. I like books and stuff.
Writer, reader, thinker, and making sense of social media. I like books and stuff.
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This is one of my favourite quotes of all time. Fantasy doesn't try to deny or replace reality. It tries to explore reality on a greater scale than any other genre, using epic symbols to prove a point. G. K. Chesterton puts it fantastically.

What kind of dragons are your characters dealing with?
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Theme in Fiction #Writing  

"In 388 B.C. Plato urged the city fathers of Athens to exile all poets and storytellers. They are a threat to society, he argued. Writers deal with ideas, but not in the open, rational manner of philosophers. Instead, they conceal their ideas inside the seductive emotions of art. Yet felt ideas, as Plato pointed out, are ideas nonetheless. Every effective story sends a charged idea out to us, in effect compelling the idea into us, so that we must believe. ... Storytellers, Plato insisted, are dangerous people. He was right." -- Robert McKee, STORY

There's a reason why we spend high school studying themes in literature. Storytelling is the single best and most powerful way to present meaningful ideas. You could tell me in a bullet-point fashion about the social effects of cancer, but I'd learn a whole lot more if you handed me +John Green's THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

What ideas are you conveying in your writing?

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James Clear discusses creative genius, and he gives some of the best writing advice I've come across. If you want to be a writer or an artist, or a creator of any kind, then this article is for you.

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Been watching a few videos on basic photography by +Allversity. Totally recommended for noobs (like myself!) wanting to get a better grasp how cameras work and how to take good photos!

Just bought a Canon Powershot S100, one of the higher end compact cameras. Expect some fantastic quality images and videos just as soon as I learn how to use it! Who knows, I might even get into vlogging again.

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So I'm finally up and running on Twitter and Google+ (I hear this is a thing now?)! Planning on posting on writing, reading, books, movies, travel, life and just whatever. Find me: http://twitter.com/nickhight
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