28 7 / 2013

How I feel about all first drafts.

How I feel about all first drafts.

28 7 / 2013

"If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful. I have never had a dry spell in my life, mainly because I feed myself well, to the point of bursting. I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed to trap them before they escape."

Ray Bradbury (via writingquotes)

28 7 / 2013

writeworld:

Writer’s Block
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

A picture says a thousand words. Write them.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

28 7 / 2013

between-the-shelves:

An esteemed subscriber asked me a question in an email this week.

She asked, “How do I write about emotion?”

To be honest, I hadn’t given the subject much individual thought until she asked. But I did think it would make a great topic for an article. So here…

(Source: easywaytowrite.com)

15 7 / 2013

referenceforwriters:

fictionwritingtips:

If you’re writing anything where your characters are getting injured a lot, it might be helpful to have an injuries reference list on hand. WELL, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE I CREATED ONE. This is mostly the result of me having to look up something every time a character was gravely injured/being a lifeguard for seven years. I have some knowledge of first aid and how it might apply to the characters in your story.

Simple scrapes/cuts: There’s usually not much to worry about besides MAYBE an infection, which can be avoided with rubbing alcohol or peroxide. Remember, peroxide usually doesn’t burn or sting, but rubbing alcohol probably will.  These injuries will bleed for a short amount of time, but it shouldn’t last too long.

Bruising: These occur when the blood vessels break under the skin, forming discoloration of the skin. The colors can vary, but they are usually purplish, bluish, or yellow. Again, this injury is usually not serious if it’s a result of a bump or cut, but if there’s significant bruising over a large area of the body there might be a serious problem. Usually time heals bruising.

Sprains: A sprain is torn or stretched ligament, but it is NOT a break. It is very common for someone to sprain an ankle or a wrist and it usually doesn’t require serious medical attention. The area might swell and should be iced. Sprains are usually treated with rest and a device that compresses the area—such as a sling or a bandage. 

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15 7 / 2013

"Those who fear the imagination condemn it: something childish, they say, something monsterish, misbegotten. Not all of us dream awake. but those of us who do have no choice."

Patricia A. McKillip (via writingquotes)

15 7 / 2013

ashtonofrp:



This guide generally covers the medical aspects of OCD, rather than the emotional and social factors. Please do keep in mind, I am not an expert, merely a helper. I often find that people take on roles whilst unaware, or ignorant of their character’s case. Thus, I have done your research for you.


DISCLAIMER: All the information below has been compiled from trustworthy sources and official medical websites.
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ashtonofrp:

This guide generally covers the medical aspects of OCD, rather than the emotional and social factors. Please do keep in mind, I am not an expert, merely a helper. I often find that people take on roles whilst unaware, or ignorant of their character’s case. Thus, I have done your research for you.

  • DISCLAIMER: All the information below has been compiled from trustworthy sources and official medical websites.

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(Source: sierraofrp, via thewritershelpers)

15 7 / 2013

writeworld:

Anonymous asked: “What would be the best way to write a character who develops PTSD? She was abducted for a couple of weeks, and I thought it’d make the story more realistic. She’s a pretty strong character, but I’m also stuck with how her colleagues, especially one who’s…

(via fixyourwritinghabits)

06 7 / 2013

fuckyourwritinghabits:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 

How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

Time to bring back this body reference sheet!

(via writeworld)

03 7 / 2013

crissverahelps:

  • This is a list of 300 possible secrets for your character when joining a secrets based rpg, or just to further character development.
  • This is not my original work. The original author is from the invisionfree site Caution 2.0
  • Please like or reblog if this helps

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