Novel on internet dating
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Back then, the big thing among us shoppers was, “well? ” Discreet shopper-speak for “Make it through customs”.
On Saturday, author and editor Dave Eggers helped San Franciscans increase their chances of a lifelong match by editing their online dating profiles at a National Independent Bookstore Day event at Books Inc. Eggers became famous with his 2000 autobiography, "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," and in 2013 wrote "The Circle," a dystopian novel based loosely on life at Silicon Valley tech companies like Google and Facebook.
For example, don’t claim that the character loves to garden if there is no evidence in the text that this is true.
To prepare for this project, I suggest that you pick a character early on and keep a running list of the character’s likes and dislikes and personality traits—be sure to note the passages and page numbers.
Be honest with what is a cliché (and try to avoid them). Make your self-summary feel like the first line of a novel.
"Recognize when you're repeating something that you've heard," said Dan, one of the attendees, and then try to eliminate it from your profile. It needs to be the "hook." The "about" section is where you can sound most generic, Eggers told Dan, so make sure you hook people in like you would in a book.If you love yoga, make sure you put it in your profile. I've found from working on profiles for the past two decades, that the magic number of photos to post in your profile is three to five.