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About Amy Sherman-Palladino

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Gilmore talk.

These days I was commenting to a friend about series that are in the story, such as: Friends, Full House, Seinfeld, Beverly Hills 90210, among others who have pioneered in the 90s and opened doors for other sitcoms unforgettable and which are still sold boxes and reprised.
All above mentioned, and like the vast majority, exaggerate the cliché, which gives us that feeling that we’ve seen this story and I already know the ending.
With all this bla bla bla, I really want to get into a curious detail, and that made me wonder too much the work of Amy in Gilmore girls, because she managed to create new scenarios in which we could not imagine, why would not exactly something for television, and that was when she hit.
Yesterday I finished one more time to review the series, and the fascinating is that you expect a happy ending, those in which the guy gets the girl, and the daughter graduates, gets the dream job and marries a rich guy.
Wrong.
The independence of Amy’s characters is so honest, that it may look like the life of your maiden aunt, the flirt girl next door, or “stranded” cousin.
The character of Lorelai, rebellious in healthier way possible, was created with much praise. And all her relationship with her parents, and her daughter, is closer to the reality I’ve got to see any series abroad, pseudo-cool or not.
The Tv Show in no time was corrupted to suit the public, and that made it a benchmark.
The footprint Sherman-Palladino, who shared the screenplay with her husband, comes from the quick texts, sarcastic, with drama and comedy together. When speaking of script that will talk about relationship between mother and daughter, soon we think of something forced, full of morality, repetitive afflicted and dialogues too obvious, but the Amy’s texts are extraordinary, light, inspiring, unexpected and super creative. I know she has worked with texts for the sitcom Veronica’s closet and now it’s on a new series called Bunheads, but I confess I do not know much about them, and I’m even afraid to follow up and let me down, because every genius will always be a genius with something in particular, without repetition, and the milestone it is there, in the words moved by the coffee of the Gilmores.
So, I want to invite you to dive in Stars Hollow, even if it’s a little too late, so we can have a cup of coffee and talk about geniuses like this, and grab the example the mood of the characters and independence, knowing that to live according to the precepts of society beyond be boring, is artificial. Unleash what’s inside of you and be a Gilmore girl too!!

Cheers!

How to Break Writer’s Block

Hey readers! I’m living in a moment where I’m not able to think about anything but fix my personal life which is a mess. The thing is: I really miss writing my stuff. I was searching for some answers to this issue and I found this amazing text. I felt like sharing with you.
Hope everybody is ok and I promisse getting back as soon as I get my inspirations back.
Xoxo
Gabi

How to Break Writer’s Block

by Jacob Myers

Writer’s block. All writers suffer from it at some point during their writing career. Some can bypass it pretty quickly, but for others, it takes time, time, and more time. Writer’s block can hit a writer at any time. You could have the best intentions to sit down and spend hours writing. You have a strong desire to write something new, refreshing… something meaningful. Yet, when you sit at your desk and put your pen to paper, your mind draws a blank. That void is simply writer’s block, and though it often seems to come at the worst time possible, thankfully, there are ways to break it.

While some see writer’s block as a sign of true weakness, an indication of doubt, or a sign that the imagination is truly failing, the fact is that writer’s block is not only common, but shows just how complicated and complex writing of all types, including fiction writing, can be. Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas to help break your writer’s block. Not all of them will work for everyone. Pick and choose which ones to try, and see how effective they are for you. If one doesn’t work, move onto the next.

1. Realize. Sometimes, as writers, we tend to drift into our stories more than we should. We tend to leave the real world and go to another. When writing, it’s important to realize that you’re only human, and while you may push and push to be the greatest fiction writer out there, the fact is that when we lose this sense of realization, our works suffer. Your imagination flags, and before you know it, there’s a huge void of nothingness floating around in your brain. There are times when, as a writer, you have to step back and realize that things won’t always go as planned. Make mistakes; they only make you a stronger writer. This just may get your brain out of a certain mindset and into one that allows you to explore and write.

2. Give yourself a break.
Remember that nothing and no one is perfect. Your writing isn’t perfect, you’re not a perfect artist, nor is any other story or any other author. The point is that, as a writer, it’s not rare to set goals that are too high. High standards are great to have, but when they are too high, writer’s block can easily set in, as you’re too focused on finding that one detail that seems like pure perfection. The goals and standards you have for yourself should be attainable. Out-of-reach goals are merely that: out of reach, stressful, and frustration-inducing. Cut yourself some slack. It really does help.

3. Bend your structure. The most important part of any piece of literature, especially fiction writing, is structure. Writers tend to stick to this structure, but they often stick to it a little bit too much. Just because your story needs strict structure doesn’t mean that your ideas and imagination do as well. Restricting yourself too much can cut off your creative thinking. With so much structure, your imagination isn’t able to run wild. Instead of creating your structure out of steel, turn it into rubber — something flexible that allows you some leeway. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in a one-idea mindset.

4. Try freewriting.
Freewriting allows you to take your mind off the project at hand and focus on something different. Stream-of-consciousness writing seems a bit weird to some writers, as we like to have structure and coherence, but sometimes writing something as it comes along gives our mind the freedom it needs. Freewriting is truly a gift to writers, as you’ll think of many new things you’d otherwise never consider writing down. No matter whether you’re stuck beginning a piece of work, trapped in the middle, or struggling to create a great ending, freewriting gives you the chance to think without any sort of boundaries or restrictions.

5. Think! Take some time alone, sit down, and just think. Think about the things that interest you. Think about a story or article that caught your mind recently. Think about things that always seem to catch your attention but that you don’t give much thought to. Consider your past, or future events. Think about your secrets. When you think of all these things, write them down, write about them. The point is to think about something new so that you can take your mind off the project you have it set to. Minds need and enjoy freedom, and sometimes as a writer you have to give it that. Take some time and think about something OTHER than your story, and before you know it, you’ll think about the perfect idea that brings you back to your story again.

Try these suggestions, and see which ones help to break your writer’s block. Don’t stress if your writer’s block doesn’t go away as quickly as you’d like. Give yourself and your imagination some time. Allow your expectations to settle, give your mind some rest, and soon enough the writer’s block will be a thing of the past.

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Nothing but EVANESCENCE

Evanescence in its no less than Evanescence’s CD.

Entitled Evanescence, the band’s new album (2011) is Splendid!
It has weight, energy, brutality incredibly sexy and Amy in her best performance saying: Hello world, now I’m back.
In The Open Door (2nd album of the band), I could not see that connection of the group,the excitement in making music and “touring” around. I do not even dare to speak what I think may have happened then, but now I can say that the band came with power.
I am proud of the response of the group through the “non-succeful” album after Ben Moody and this makes it clear that Evanescence has recovered from”depression” after losing all the members who made the successful Fallen happen(debut album) in 2003 .
We were three when we heard the new CD by Evanescence. The shock was almost mutual.
My eyes lit up when a friend said that the beat of the guitar gently reminded Slipknot and Korn. We couldn’t agree more. The whole CD is delightfully masculine and feminine to be heard. It’s light / heavy, melancholy/ encouraging.The dualism runs between the melodies. Okay, they always have an ugly duckling in the middle, and I still want to know why Swimming Home was chosen for the album, but that’s not the point.
The lyrics are clear, concise, and historically real. A charm.
The whole CD is likely to be appreciated.
I hope very much that this year the fans and non-fans of the band are caught.
Cheers!

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Gilmore girls’ author.

Behind a great TV show, there’s an amazing television writer.

Have you heard about Gilmore Girls? For God’s sake, are you serious? (Was I talking like Emily Gilmore? lol).
Gilmore Girls is an American Family comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB and was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW. The show follows single mother Lorelai Victoria Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter Lorelai “Rory” Leigh Gilmore (Bledel) living in the town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, located approximately thirty minutes from Hartford, Connecticut.
As signalled by its tagline “Life’s short. Talk Fast”, the show is known for its fast-paced dialogue filled with pop-culture references.
The series explores issues of family, friendship and romance, as well as generational divides and social class. Ambition, education and work also form part of the series’ central concerns, telling Lorelai’s story from pregnant teen runaway and high school dropout to co-owner and manager of the Dragonfly Inn. Rory’s transition from public school to the prestigious preparatory school, Chilton, is similarly followed by the series, exploring her ambition to study at an Ivy League college and to become a foreign correspondent. The show’s social commentary manifests most clearly in Lorelai’s difficult relationship with her wealthy upper-class parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, and in the interactions between the students at Chilton, and later, Yale University.
The show placed #32 on Entertainment Weekly’s “New TV Classics” list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.”

I used to watch Gilmore girls when I was teenager and years later, I got the TV show boxes full with the whole seasons. I fell in love twice. How could this be possible? Well, the answer can be easy: the TV show is perfect.
Amy Sherman-Palladino, my heroin, is best known as the creator and executive producer of Gilmore Girls, an hour-long television dramedy that aired initially on The WB network, and concluded on its successor network, The CW. She and her husband (Daniel Palladino) wore many hats as the creative forces of the show, writing many of the episodes and also acting as producers, directors, and show runners for six of its seven years’ run.
On April 20, 2006, it was announced that Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel could not come to an agreement with The CW to continue their contracts. As a result, the Palladinos’ involvement with Gilmore Girls came to an end. Writer and producer David S. Rosenthal replaced them.
The couple did an interview with TV Guide writer Michael Ausiello, where they went further into their reasons for leaving the show. The official statement was as follows: “Despite our best efforts to return and ensure the future of Gilmore Girls for years to come, we were unable to reach an agreement with the studio and are therefore leaving when our contracts expire at the end of this season. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our amazing cast, hard-working crew and loyal fans.”

Daughter of a still-active Borscht Belt-style comedian–to whom she attributes her distinctive ear for rapid-fire dialogue–Amy Sherman-Palladino landed her first job as a writer for ABC’s groundbreaking sitcom Roseanne in 1991. As evidence of the show’s willingness to break the rules, she and writing partner Jennifer Heath earned an Emmy nomination for “A Bitter Pill To Swallow,” an episode about Roseanne’s daughter asking for birth control. After four seasons, Sherman-Palladino left to pursue other opportunities, including a show that stalled at Fox (Love And Marriage) and a writing stint for NBC’s Veronica’s Closet. But she finally came into her own as creator and executive producer of Gilmore Girls.

Visit this weblink http://www.avclub.com/articles/amy-shermanpalladino,13914/ to read a curious interview with Amy.

There are rumors about shooting a Gilmore girls movie. Many fans didn’t like the end of the series, so they might have a chance to see the ending through another perspective. I really wish they don’t take too long to start this project, if it’s really true.

Sources: Wikipedia.com and avclub.com

Raphaela’s stupid diary – Book

Erica Si

Raphaela’s stupid diary (Original name: O diário idiota de Rafaela)
Author: Gabriella Lima
Cover: Érica Si
Grammar review: Amanda Sarmento
Diagramming: Layane Crispim
Language: Portuguese
Country: Brazil
Publisher: Independent
Year: 2011

Synopsis by Ana Paula Moura

What can we understand about normal life? We wouldn’t be all crazy living in total frenzy!
Raphaela, like many girls, has lovers, platonic passions, but she feels different because she has character and attitudes that occur suddenly.
Unreasonable actions, misunderstood words, which for many people reveals a mind that needs help.
For two years, our Rapha tells in this stupid diary a daily battle against maniac-depressive disorder, a disease which is believed to suffer. She goes through ups and downs, cries, laughs and live strong emotions in trips that were sometimes mere imagination. A troubled life, sometimes for traumas sustained in everyday life, others by memories that never knew she had awakened from her unconscious. The culprit would be her virtual love, that makes her life turn upside down, but this torment dies with time.
This is Raphaela, living each moment so intensely that even her dreams believed to be real, and keep a dialogue with her diary that accepts everything she writes, might be a way to stay connected to reality.

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The description of Anne Rice

What’s your favorite author? And what makes you like what he/she writes? The way he/she describes the scenario or their special quotes you can find during your journey of reading? Yeah, we can make ourselves such questions and I’m going to share my point of view.
I, myself, love the fantastic philosophical quotes we can find in some readings. I usually like to copy and save it in my several diaries. We will never know! I have a few friends who enjoy so much all the details you can find in a descriptive reading, but I don’t. I like when they go straight to some point and I love the lines. Yeah. The dialog is delightful, specially when the author knows how to do it right.
In my books I focus most on the dialogs. Sometimes my readers don’t like it. They say they miss the idea of the characters, but I prefer to let the readers to create the appearance they want. My focus is on the personality trait. That’s the point and that’s new. My character loves to analyze how they are feeling and what they think about the other. For those who like psychological profile, it might like my stories.
I’m reading “The witching hour” from Anne Rice. Gosh! I envy her creative mind. In this book. We have so many characters and I don’t know how she makes up all those “lives”. Sometimes I think she’s telling a true documentary, because it’s kinda “impossible” to tell such creative story.
I confess it took me a while to enjoy the reading. The first 100 pages it was very suck, but later, I couldn’t stop reading.
Let’s talk a bit about this author?

Howard Allen O’Brien (Anne Rice), born in October 4, 1941 in New Orleans. She’s known as the best-selling American author of gothic, erotic and religious-themed books from her city.
She completed her first book, Interview with the Vampire, in 1973 and published it in 1976. This book would be the first in Rice’s popular Vampire Chronicles series, which now includes over a dozen novels, including 1985’s The Vampire Lestat and 1988’s The Queen of the Damned. Along with several non-series works, Rice has written three novels in the Lives of the Mayfair Witches sequence. Additionally, Rice wrote three novels under the pseudonym “A.N. Roquelaure” which are titled, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment, and Beauty’s Release along with two under the name “Anne Rampling” that are titled Exit to Eden and Belinda. In October 2005, Rice announced in a Newsweek article that she would henceforth “write only for the Lord.” Her subsequent book, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, she calls the beginning of a series chronicling the life of Jesus. The second volume, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, was published in March 2008. The third book [christ the lord: kingdom of heaven] in the series is due out sometime in 2011.
In 2005, Newsweek reported, “[Rice] came close to death last year, when she had surgery for an intestinal blockage, and also back in 1998, when she went into a sudden diabetic coma; that same year she returned to the Roman Catholic Church, which she’d left at 18.”.[12] Her return has not come with a full embrace of the Church’s stances on social issues; Rice remains a supporter of equality for gay men and lesbians (including marriage rights), as well as abortion rights and birth control.[13] Rice has written extensively on the matter.
Exit from organized religion
On July 29, 2010, Rice publicly renounced her dedication to her Roman Catholic faith, while remaining committed to Christ, on her Facebook page:
“For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being “Christian” or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to “belong” to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.” [16]
Well, my dear readers. Those religious things we cannot say much. But one thing we’re quite sure, she’s an amazing author and that we must respect.
See you later.
Au revoir!

Bipolar disorder

Hello adorable readers!
I have this girl friend that always comes to me complaining about her roller coaster life, which is lived into ups and downs, of the higher happiness and the darker depression. Well, she is Sagittarius.
She always jokes saying that she is bipolar because she has this amazing mind that creates, most of the time, dramas, psychosis, excessive joy, energy, and also deep sorrow. She is really smart for her age, intelligent, alive girl, and when things don’t go the way she expected, she pretends to suffer from some issue. “I can’t stand this crazy emotion anymore. I need a doctor”. She said once.
My character Rafaela Drummond from “The stupid diary of Rafaela” tells us about something like that. I got some inspiration from this friend and many other people I met online it’s all written on my new book which is on around March.
Today I’d like to talk a little bit about this disease.

Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder, which is also referred to as bipolar affective disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or, if milder, hypomania. Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience depressive episodes, or symptoms, or mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time. These episodes are usually separated by periods of “normal” mood; but, in some individuals, depression and mania may rapidly alternate, which is known as rapid cycling. Extreme manic episodes can sometimes lead to such psychotic symptoms as delusions and hallucinations.

Signs and symptoms
Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people experience abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) and, in many cases, abnormally depressed states for periods of time in a way that interferes with functioning. Not everyone’s symptoms are the same, and there is no simple physiological test to confirm the disorder. Bipolar disorder can appear to be unipolar depression. Diagnosing bipolar disorder is often difficult, even for mental health professionals. What distinguishes bipolar disorder from unipolar depression is that the affected person experiences states of mania and depression. Often bipolar is inconsistent among patients because some people feel depressed more often than not and experience little mania whereas others experience predominantly manic symptoms. Additionally, the younger the age of onset—bipolar disorder starts in childhood or early adulthood in most patients—the more likely the first few episodes are to be depression. Because a bipolar diagnosis requires a manic or hypomanic episode, many patients are initially diagnosed and treated as having major depression.
Many people involved with the arts, such as Vincent van Gogh, are believed to have suffered from bipolar disorder.
Nowadays, being unsatisfied it’s not so unusual.
Society demands more from us than before. We need to realize this detail and try to understand, so we can see that life is not so complicated. We have to accept that everyone has your own time to learn everything.
Take your time and respect the other.

Source: wikipedia.