Need some help again with writing.
1) I need a synonym for "realise", in the context "he realised that...". Even accounting for the transAtlantic shift from s to z, Merriam-Webster isn't helping me - its thesaurus is mostly thinking of realise in the business sense: "realising a vision", and that is so insanely far from the meaning I over-use that I'm surprised it's even the same word. "accomplish", "actualize" (that's English?!), "gain", "obtain" - nope, "suddenly became aware" - yep. Except "suddenly became aware" is too pretentious to fit into most of the contexts where I have "realised" currently.
2) Can anyone who knows more about drama than me (kightp, keldaryth, any of you current English or Drama scholars) please recommend a play or movie with a well-known (marriage) proposal scene? The proposal needs to be gratefully accepted, and the text of the proposal/script needs to be something that I can easily look up online or at the library. Thanks!
2667 words have happened so far today.
This would be more amazing if I could keep this up long-term; as it is, I've a tendency to write in bursts - a day of 3000 words+ followed by weeks and weeks of nothing at all. This current chapter is working purely and simply because it's percolated round my head for weeks before I've tried to write it; without that prior thought I'd probably be sitting here staring at some rubbish on a mostly-blank screen. But it's not like I have any pretense of making a living at this - I'm writing for the sake of writing, and if other people want to read it that's a bonus. Really.