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I checked the tags and have searched googled but I couldn't find advice on writing a sequel that specifically explores recapping. I know first novels in series should be written as stand alone. In a second novel however, when I approach it, how much should I assume the reader knows? Any advice around what makes exceptional recapping? Should any recapping also double to progress the story? Thank-you!

thewritingcafe:

In General:

Since you asked, yes some recapping should double as progress to the story. Or, at least, it should be relevant to what you are currently writing about.

Other than that, the art of recapping is all about refreshing your readers’ minds. You only include what is necessary and you only put it where needed. Beta readers who have read the first book are especially helpful here, since they’ll be able to tell you where a reminder would be helpful for the reader.

Main Characters:

You don’t have to do too much recapping on main characters because the reader should already know them. You can mention their appearance again and perhaps their situation, but don’t dwell too much on what they did in the first book.

If you do mention something they did in the previous book, make sure it’s relevant to the scene. For example, if they broke a gate in the previous book and your character then has to squeeze through the broken gate, you can give a short explanation of why it’s broken.

Side Characters:

Side characters, supporting characters, and other minor characters may need a bit more introduction. The reader is more likely to forget about them. When you reintroduce them, you should remind the reader who they are and what they do/did.

Places:

When describing places that characters have been in during the first book, mention some of the same details to refresh the readers’ memories, but also add new details and describe things in different ways. Don’t spend too much time on revisited places unless you’re describing a new area.

Avoid:

Do not recap the entire first book. Do not use an info dump to recap the first book. Do not use a prologue to recap the first book.

Using Dialogue:

Using dialogue to recap can help limit the recap in narration that readers might skip over. Characters can reference things that happened in the past if it’s relevant.

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thatdisneylover:

radisssh:

I DONT THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW HARD ANIMATORS WORK

WHAT BUGS ME MOST IS WHEN ANY ANIMATED MOVIE BECOMES FAMOUS (DISNEY, PIXAR, ANIME’S, AND TV SHOWS) THE WRITER GETS 99.9999% OF THE CREDIT.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO DRAW THE SAME CHARACTER SLOWLY MOVING 24 TIMES- ONLY TO MAKE ONE SECOND OF ANIMATION?

HOW MANY SKETCHES THEY MADE?

TIGHT SCHEDULES?

PEOPLE NEED TO APPRECIATE ANIMATORS MORE. 

PREACH! 

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so i was in the bus with this granny by my side when we spotted two girls kissing by the bus stop. the granny turned to me and said “these girls are so pretty. at their age i was pretty ugly. well, maybe that’s why i had to marry a man” i almost died omg

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fairytalewitch:

c0l0rsandcar0usels:

prochoicebecausefuckoff:

fandomsandfeminism:

nireblue:

fandomsandfeminism:

The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide. 

(updated) 

… but….why put the my little ponies in there…….

1. Because they match the color scheme of the pride flags 

2. I like ponies. 

3. It reenforces the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint. 

This is probably one of the best and least offensive/erasing guides out there and people are complaining about the ponies.

Fucksake. 

This is important

This is what finally cleared up the bi/pan confucklement for me. 

The Bracelet Project.
Each disorder has a color that corresponds to it.
Schizophrenia is Gold
Bipolar/mood disorder is Silver
Anorexia is Red.
Bulimia is Purple.
EDNOS is Pink.
Depression is blue.
Self harm is Orange or Black.
Fasting at the time is Green.
Suicidal is Yellow.
Overweight/Obese is Turquoise.
Anxiety/Panic disorder/OCD is Teal.
Adding 1 white bead means you’re trying to recover.
If your bracelet is half of the color that your disease is and half white it means you’re in recovery.
You can also make the strand the main disorder you have then add beads to your lesser disorders, or if you have EDNOS, if you have more anorexic or bulimic tendencies then you can add a red or purple bead.
If you see a girl in public wearing one, you are supposed to make eye contact and point to your bracelet. If she nods then you know she is part of the bracelet project.
Spread awareness about the bracelet project. By (via thatpunkdrummerchick)

  • 1:

    Is there a boy/girl in your life?

  • 2:

    Think of the last person who hurt you; do you forgive them?

  • 3:

    What do you think of when you hear the word “meow?”

  • 4:

    What’s something you really want right now?

  • 5:

    Are you afraid of falling in love?

  • 6:

    Do you like the beach?

  • 7:

    Have you ever slept on a couch with someone else?

  • 8:

    What’s the background on your cell?

  • 9:

    Name the last four beds you were sat on?

  • 10:

    Do you like your phone?

  • 11:

    Honestly, are things going the way you planned?

  • 12:

    Who was the last person whose phone number you added to your contacts?

  • 13:

    Would you rather have a poodle or a Rottweiler?

  • 14:

    Which hurts the most, physical or emotional pain?

  • 15:

    Would you rather visit a zoo or an art museum?

  • 16:

    Are you tired?

  • 17:

    How long have you known your 1st phone contact?

  • 18:

    Are they a relative?

  • 19:

    Would you ever consider getting back together with any of your exes?

  • 20:

    When did you last talk to the last person you shared a kiss with?

  • 21:

    If you knew you had the right person, would you marry them today?

  • 22:

    Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?

  • 23:

    How many bracelets do you have on your wrists right now?

  • 24:

    Is there a certain quote you live by?

  • 25:

    What’s on your mind?

  • 26:

    Do you have any tattoos?

  • 27:

    What is your favorite color?

  • 28:

    Next time you will kiss someone on the lips?

  • 29:

    Who are you texting?

  • 30:

    Think to the last person you kissed, have you ever kissed them on a couch?

  • 31:

    Have you ever had the feeling something bad was going to happen and you were right?

  • 32:

    Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?

  • 33:

    Do you think anyone has feelings for you?

  • 34:

    Has anyone ever told you you have pretty eyes?

  • 35:

    Say the last person you kissed was kissing someone right in front of you?

  • 36:

    Were you single on Valentines Day?

  • 37:

    Are you friends with the last person you kissed?

  • 38:

    What do your friends call you?

  • 39:

    Has anyone upset you in the last week?

  • 40:

    Have you ever cried over a text?

  • 41:

    Where’s your last bruise located?

  • 42:

    What is it from?

  • 43:

    Last time you wanted to be away from somewhere really bad?

  • 44:

    Who was the last person you were on the phone with?

  • 45:

    Do you have a favourite pair of shoes?

  • 46:

    Do you wear hats if your having a bad hair day?

  • 47:

    Would you ever go bald if it was the style?

  • 48:

    Do you make supper for your family?

  • 49:

    Does your bedroom have a door?

  • 50:

    Top 3 web-pages?

  • 51:

    Do you know anyone who hates shopping?

  • 52:

    Does anything on your body hurt?

  • 53:

    Are goodbyes hard for you?

  • 54:

    What was the last beverage you spilled on yourself?

  • 55:

    How is your hair?

  • 56:

    What do you usually do first in the morning?

  • 57:

    Do you think two people can last forever?

  • 58:

    Think back to January 2007, were you single?

  • 59:

    Green or purple grapes?

  • 60:

    When’s the next time you will give someone a BIG hug?

  • 61:

    Do you wish you were somewhere else right now?

  • 62:

    When will be the next time you text someone?

  • 63:

    Where will you be 5 hours from now?

  • 64:

    What were you doing at 8 this morning.

  • 65:

    This time last year, can you remember who you liked?

  • 66:

    Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

  • 67:

    Did you kiss or hug anyone today?

  • 68:

    What was your last thought before you went to bed last night?

  • 69:

    Have you ever tried your hardest and then gotten disappointed in the end?

  • 70:

    How many windows are open on your computer?

  • 71:

    How many fingers do you have?

  • 72:

    What is your ringtone?

  • 73:

    How old will you be in 5 months?

  • 74:

    Where is your Mum right now?

  • 75:

    Why aren’t you with the person you were first in love with or almost in love?

  • 76:

    Have you held hands with somebody in the past three days?

  • 77:

    Are you friends with the people you were friends with two years ago?

  • 78:

    Do you remember who you had a crush on in year 7?

  • 79:

    Is there anyone you know with the name Mike?

  • 80:

    Have you ever fallen asleep in someones arms?

  • 81:

    How many people have you liked in the past three months?

  • 82:

    Has anyone seen you in your underwear in the last 3 days?

  • 83:

    Will you talk to the person you like tonight?

  • 84:

    You’re drunk and yelling at hot guys/girls out of your car window, you’re with?

  • 85:

    If your BF/GF was into drugs would you care?

  • 86:

    What was the most eventful thing that happened last time you went to see a movie?

  • 87:

    Who was your last received call from?

  • 88:

    If someone gave you $1,000 to burn a butterfly over a candle, would you?

  • 89:

    What is something you wish you had more of?

  • 90:

    Have you ever trusted someone too much?

  • 91:

    Do you sleep with your window open?

  • 92:

    Do you get along with girls?

  • 93:

    Are you keeping a secret from someone who needs to know the truth?

  • 94:

    Does sex mean love?

  • 95:

    You’re locked in a room with the last person you kissed, is that a problem?

  • 96:

    Have you ever kissed anyone with a lip ring?

  • 97:

    Did you sleep alone this week?

  • 98:

    Everybody has somebody that makes them happy, do you?

  • 99:

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

  • 100:

    Who was the last person that you pinky promise?