I’m 22 today. :)
5 Ways to Write Anti-Heroes Your Readers Won't...
robottrees: Anti-heroes. They’re pretty awesome, right? They have tons of attitude and don’t afraid of anything! But for those of us who aren’t teenage boys, they can get kind of obnoxious. Their power-tripping can seem over the top and their angst can seem downright whiny. So how do you write troubled characters who your readers don’t want to strangle with their own totally kewl leather...
So I moved three weeks ago, and we only just got internet now. It’s like I’m entering a world of wonder again. I just…so many things I missed. On a happier note, last week I wrote 35,000 words because we didn’t have internet, soo….. Trial by Fire is almost done. go me.
WriteWorld: You're Not Perfect →
krisnoel-lionhead: Whenever you receive harsh criticism, it can be hard to get yourself motivated again. The thing is—your writing is always going to be judged, either by people who want to help you or people who want to take you down a notch. I’ve talked before about distinguishing…
One hasn’t become a writer until one has distilled writing into a habit, and...– Niyi Osundare (via therealkdgreen)
Writing is sacred to me. It is, at times perhaps, a rapture, but not an easy...– Dawn Tripp (via ladysaviours) this quote is everything. (via retrogrammartown)
new serial post is up. sorry it took so long - too much moving. www.deathcaps-for-dinner.tumblr.com
you know what makes me angry
You know what makes me angry. That people when they talk to me go “oh you’re a writer.” Or worse “You wanna be a writer?” But they don’t say it like they’re interested, but like they are literally baffled that I wanna write for a career. “You won’t make any money that way. No one appreciates writing. Everyone wants to write. Why would you want to be a writer? What a half-assed, lazy career...
The advice I continually give to young writers is this, “Learn to paint pictures...– Brian Jacques (via writingquotes)
reference for writers: Location, Location,... →
writeworld: sunshineboi94 asked: How important is location to a story? I’m asking about specific location, not setting. I know landscape, climate, and environment can all be important details but is it necessary to give an exact location to your story? Personally, I feel like it makes it…
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes...– Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. (via riverran) #mary shelley #this quote though #it’s all kinds of wonderful #hey remember that time one asswipe was like you have 30 seconds to name something invented by a woman… #…and Mary was like SCIENCE FICTION MOTHERFUCKERS #that was awesome #thanks Mary Shelley...
I write because I would like to live forever. The fact of my future death...– Reginald Shepherd (via cuntroversie)
Keyboard Smash Writers!: Designing Magical Systems →
fuckyourwritinghabits: Anonymous asked fuckyourwritinghabits: I have a good limit I put on my magic system, I know how it works and how it affects to the person using it, but I have a problem - I really have trouble figuring out what it’s capable of and what it looks like, any tips to…
Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop... →
yeahwriters: fuckyourwritinghabits: amandaonwriting: 1. Characters describing themselves in mirrors 2. Broadcasting an upcoming plot twist 3. Blaming bad behavior on bad parenting 4. Too many inside jokes/references 5. The chosen one 6. Countdown clocks 7. Veiling your message in a dream 8. Using sex as wish fulfillment 9. Magical Negroes and Noble Savages 10. Knocking characters unconscious...
Death Caps for Dinner: I The man in the bowler hat... →
deathcaps-for-dinner: I The man in the bowler hat strolled down the street, counting the numbers as he swung his cane in time with his steps. He didn’t need it – he was a pompous man, and he thought that the clacking of the cane against the sidewalk was a wonderful herald to his approaching presence. In his other…
My exams are done. Time to stretch my writing muscles.
5 Ways You're Accidentally Making Everyone Hate...
the-hardyest-rpcw: …and by consequence, hate you. Read More
In any of my pages in any of my books may life a perfect account of my...– Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night (via aestheticization)
My head is filled with poetic theory. My exam is at 9am. This time tomorrow, I will know nothing of poetic theory. The failings of the University system, everybody.
The new serial has its first post! “A Serial Cheesy Novella in Which a Crime-Solving, Tea Afficiendo Tropical Harpy and Her Were-Jaguar Assistant Must Solve a Case Surrounding Beatrix Potter’s Missing Mycology Essay and Deadly, White-Capped Murder!” you can find it at www.deathcaps-for-dinner.tumblr.com
firemakesmesmile asked: *shouting voice* Harpy
4me4real4good asked: Thats really cool that you are making a documentary - good luck with it ! What is it about ? Is it part of your serial or separate from it ( and if its separate whats the serial about ? ). I'd most definitely be interested in your serial ! Do you have a Youtube channel or something where we can watch past videos of yours ?
superblys: Do you. bite your thumb. at us, sir? I do bite. my thumb, sir. DO YOU BITE YOUR THUMB AT US, SIR? Is the law of our side, if I say ay? No. NO, SIR, I DO NOT BITE MY THUMB AT YOU, SIR, BUT I BITE MY THUMB, SIR. DO YOU QUARREL, SIR? QUARREL SIR! NO, SIR.
How to end your novel →
writeworld: nanowrimodiary: The Dos and Don’ts By James V. Smith Jr. Don’ts Don’t introduce any new characters or subplots. Any appearances within the last 50 pages should have been foreshadowed earlier, even if mysteriously. Don’t describe, muse, explain or philosophize. Keep description to a minimum, but maximize action and conflict. You have placed all your charges. Now, light the fuse...
Six times telling can be better than showing
shannahmcgill: When characters travel uneventfully from point A to point B When a motivation is needed for a character who only appears for a couple of paragraphs When you have a scene right after one time skip and right before another When a scene is moving at such a fast pace you don’t have time to dedicate ten words to the rain When a character is slow on the uptake and has a captain...
WriteWorld: 22 Best Writing Tips →
writersfriend: These writing tips cover the basics and the most important aspects of writing. Do it. Write. Read as much and as often as you can. Remember, every writer is a reader first. Keep a journal or notebook handy at all times so you can jot down all of your brilliant ideas. Make…
We just completed day one of the documentary that I wrote/am directing. IT WENT SUPER FANTASTIC. SO GOOD. SO EXCITED. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee On that note, would people be interested in my serial?
Hey Teen Books Hey: Liking David Foster Wallace... →
yaflash: So I have A LOT OF FEELINGS about people who use their love of very particular kinds of literature to sort of “one up” people who like other kinds of fiction. Who dictate that if you like Book A instead of Book B, you are a plebeian sheep with a grade-school education. Or something. FOR-C
I want to read crate-fulls of old used, bent, wrinkly paged books. With the...– (via impulseandinstincts)
A Brief History of Time in Story
Spoilers – there isn’t any history in here. Just definitions. I just thought the title was clever. Time in a story can be a tricky thing, especially if you’re going back and forth between time periods. It’s one of the main four components of a story, with the others being setting, character, location, and time. Once you have a story that you want to tell, you have to decide a bunch...
laugh-addict: When you’re writing aND YOU CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORD
The snark is back! I am done with school for two weeks, until I have my final exam on the 16th, then you have me alllll summer. And I mean all fucking summer. Awesome. So while I work on sequel and editing, I thought I’d do CampNanowrimo since I now have no excuses to not be writing. And in horribly procrastinating studying, I came up with character sketches/plot outline/research. Because...