I get a lot of questions about plotting, so I figured I’d write up some tips on getting started. Learning how to plot your novel can be difficult, but it’s really all about knowing what your characters want and how they’re going to get it or attempt to get it. A…
I wish I knew what the toys actually looked like. Alas, this was a reused box at work, so I’ll never know. (at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis)
March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower Opens
On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in a ceremony in Paris. Built in commemoration of the French Revolution, it was the tallest building in the world when it was unveiled at the Paris World’s Fair.
Although it has been surpassed in height by many skyscrapers since then, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel’s chocolate-brown, 984-foot open-lattice wrought-iron tower remains one of the world’s premiere tourist attractions.
Learn some fast facts about the Eiffel Tower with Building Big's Wonders of the World Databank.
Image: View of the World’s Fair, Paris, France, engraving 1889 (Wikimedia Commons).
For all you writers out there:
If you are doing NaNoWriMo or are just having trouble finding the right words I thought I’d put up this set of helpful materials that I have collected over time
(Except “said” is not dead, it’s a super useful, practically invisible verb to keep your dialogue flowing. Still, nice vocabulary/synonyms on that chart so yeah. Good references.)