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    amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – James Michener

    amandaonwriting:

    Writing Quote – James Michener

     
  2. allyofrp:


so you've got a theme and a plot. you know that the next step is building the characters that will fuel your roleplay. characters make the setting and situations come alive. without characters there would be no roleplay, simple as. but writing them isn't as easy as slapping down a personality under a couple of nicely edited photos. you've got to captivate. here i've provided several links to resources that will help in this process.

a website to provide those snazzy symbols everyone is using.
a list of 1000+ surnames.
a first name generator. (make sure to select english in the categories.)
a list of 1000 girls names based on popularity.
a list of 1000 boys names based on popularity.
100 positive personality traits.
100 negative personality traits.
a personality generator.
100 character quirks.
a means of relaxation. (put it on over your favorite writing songs for best results.)

    allyofrp:

    so you've got a theme and a plot. you know that the next step is building the characters that will fuel your roleplay. characters make the setting and situations come alive. without characters there would be no roleplay, simple as. but writing them isn't as easy as slapping down a personality under a couple of nicely edited photos. you've got to captivate. here i've provided several links to resources that will help in this process.

    a website to provide those snazzy symbols everyone is using.

    a list of 1000+ surnames.

    a first name generator. (make sure to select english in the categories.)

    a list of 1000 girls names based on popularity.

    a list of 1000 boys names based on popularity.

    100 positive personality traits.

    100 negative personality traits.

    a personality generator.

    100 character quirks.

    a means of relaxation. (put it on over your favorite writing songs for best results.)

     
  3. melvillehouse:

Ursula K. Le Guin thinks you should subscribe.
That quote from the introduction to her wonderful new story anthologies, just out from Small Beer Press

    melvillehouse:

    Ursula K. Le Guin thinks you should subscribe.

    That quote from the introduction to her wonderful new story anthologies, just out from Small Beer Press

     
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  5. The sooner you start the action in a scene, the more momentum it has to carry the reader forward. If you find yourself explaining an action, then you’re not demonstrating the action any longer; you’re floating in a distant star system known as ‘Nebulous Intellectulus’ – more commonly known as your head – and so is the reader.
    — Jordan E. Rosenfeld (via writingquotes)
     
  6. Right Here By Your Side

    thechrysalis:

    "Molly! The car is here!"

    Dressed in his usual suit and Molly’s favourite purple shirt under his Belstaff coat, Sherlock glanced at his watch as he stood by the entrance to 221B Baker Street’s sitting room. The khaki shoulder bag that he held swung from side to side as he raised his arm to check the time.

    "Just one second!" Molly’s voice floated out from their bedroom. "Sherlock, have you seen the changing bag?"

    Barely suppressing an impatient sigh, he took a few steps towards the kitchen, where she could see him from their bedroom door. “It’s with me,” he declared, raising his arm to show Molly that he indeed carried it. “Now, could you please hurry up? My mother may be fond of you and our daughter, but she loathes tardiness.”

    Read the full story on FF.net or on AO3.

    Series: Facing Your Fears; follows Your Worst Fears

    Summary: Sherlock, Molly, and Baby Minerva visit Violet Holmes’s mansion for their monthly family lunch. This time, they are joined by Mycroft. Family fluff ensues. [AU-Canon Divergence]

    Characters: Molly Hooper, Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Violet Holmes (Mummy Holmes)

    Rating: T, for sexual references and one slightly sexual scene

    Genre: Romance & Family 

    A year ago, I received the following review for YWF Chapter 6 from Kathmak:

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    At that point, I couldn’t add new elements to YWF. So I thought I’d just write a separate fic based on this review. I’m so sorry that it took so long. And thank you for the idea! (Also, if you’re Kathmak, then let me know and I’ll tag you on this post. But only if you want me to. 😃)

    It also has over 12K words. I honestly haven’t written a 12K-word one-shot in my life. 

    I hope y’all like this one. Reviews and constructive criticism are welcome!

     
  7. Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.
    — Nikki Giovanni (via writersrelief)
     
  8. mumblingsage:

    xekstrinavidad:

    fictionwritingtips:

    thebluebird:

    A professional script reader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he made with the collected data offers a glimpse at where screenwriting goes wrong.

    pay attention to this

    this is important even if you don’t write scripts

    This is exceedingly important to all storytellers

     
  9. The story is the only thing that’s important. Everything else will take care of itself. It’s like what bowlers say. You hear writers talk about character or theme or mood or mode or tense or person. But bowlers say, if you make the spares, the strikes will take care of themselves. If you can tell a story, everything else becomes possible. But without story, nothing is possible, because nobody wants to hear about your sensitive characters if there’s nothing happening in the story. And the same is true with mood. Story is the only thing that’s important.
    — Stephen King (via writingquotes)
     
  10. impishtubist:

    shadowstep-of-bast:

    tomhiddllestop:

    IF YOU LOVE WRITING BUT DON’T HAVE THE INSPIRATION FOR A 10-PART BOOK SAGA YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SITE

    IT’S INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND CAN FOR INSTANCE GENERATE TOPICS AND FIRST LINES, CONTAINS LOADS OF EXERCISES AND YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF WRITING TIPS.

    BLESS YOU I LOVE YOU OH MY GODS I’VE NEEDED THIS

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

    (Source: noshitloki)