11 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

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These are some of my favorite TED talks of all-time, guaranteed to inspire. If you have some favorites of your own that are not listed here, you may add them in the comments below.

John Hunter - The World Peace Game

Marcin Jakubowski - Open Sourced Blueprints for Civilization

Hyenseo Lee - My Escape from North Korea

Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Brene Brown - The Power of Vulnerability

Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking

Derek Sivers - How to Start a Movement

William Kamkwamba - How I Harnessed the Wind

Elizabeth Gilbert - Your Elusive Creative Genius

Myshkin Ingawale - A Blood Test Without Bleeding

Hans Rosling - Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset

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clevergirlhelps:

how can i create, more or less, an “evil” character but still have them retain their humanity. i don’t want her to seem evil, but choices she makes and things she does, some may consider “evil.” im not sure how to give her virtues without invalidating her vices.

Sounds like you’re writing an antivillain.

I’ve been using scrivener for writing, the problem is that the timeline I have prepared for my story is so long, it’s confusing to scroll up and down inside the folder and I get lost inside the timeline. Question is if you know about any good timeline programs since I find it hard to keep track of events and such.

There are a number of programs on this site and here. I’m not familiar with Scrivener, but if you can create more than one project, perhaps you can split your existing timeline in half.

I have a boy characters who are pretty much completely different in their values and reactions. When they first meet there’s a lot of tension between them and they kind of seem like they hate each other. Its set in a post apocalyptic world so I think its reasonable that they don’t trust each other for a while. The problem is that I’m afraid its too unbelievable that they would trust one another by the end. Should I ease up on the tension between them at the beginning?

No. Whatever happens between their first meeting and their last scene will dictate whether they trust each other - if they save each others’ lives or put their safety/gain on the line for the other/their loved ones, then they will probably trust each other by the end.

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