Anonymous asked: "Hi, how come some links eg the graphics tutorials and FC Help don't work? x"

I have no idea, no matter what I try, it won’t link. But what can I help you with? :)


Anonymous asked: "hey so i need advice in something: i don't know if i should go through with a book idea... i want to do a reincarnation thing, with the first half of the book in todays normal world and then the second half (the secong book if you will) in a supernatural world kind of thing. i want to use the same characters, like they die in the first half and the second book cuts to a time where they are in the other world... should i do it like that? cut it to two halves? thanks in advance :)"

I think so. It means you can incorporate parts of the future story into the current one to create a better flow, I think it’s a fantastic idea!


maxkirin:

So, someone wanted some tips on planning/outlining their novel and instead I made this. It kind of happened.

If you’re new to my silliness let me introduce myself.

My name is M. Kirin and I write books. If you’re interested in writer resources, inspiration, and the adventures of a dork, you could do a lot worse than me :3


A Body Language Masterlist

daisybuchananrph:

Cheat Sheets

Body Language Cheat Sheet (archetypewriting)

Body Language Cheat Sheet (writerswrite1)

Writing-Specific Guides

Using Body Language to Create Believable Characters

Character Emotion Written All Over Their Face

Ideas For Using Knowledge of Body Language in Your Writing

Elaboration: The Power Punch of “Body Language” Detail

How to Read a Person Like a Book

Body Language: An Artistic Writing Tool

Body Language Basics

41 Flavors of Body Language for Writers (very nice guide/reference)

Reveal Character Through Body Language (a good quick reference with emotions and behaviors associated with them)

Non-Writing Specific Guides

Dimensions of Body Language (very extensive with pictures)

Nonverbal Dictionary

Body Language Index (lots of tables, resources, and terms. I highly recommend checking out this link)

Body Language Wikipedia Page

Important Features of Body Language

Exercises

Creative Writing Exercises: Body Language

An Exercise in Character Differentiation 

A Conversation Through Body Language


cleverhelp:

The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic on Narrative Structure

cleverhelp:

The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic on Narrative Structure


Three Goals for Every Character

mooderino:

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You can break down each character’s goals into three types: professional, private and personal.

‘Professional’ refers to the job that needs to be done. A monster has to be killed, a treasure has to be found, a wedding has to take place etc. This physical goal drives the main story and gives the hero something to do.

‘Private’ is something that characters want for themselves. It may not be the main focus of the story as it doesn’t necessarily affect other characters, but a character that only acts out of pure altruism and self-sacrifice is both unrealistic and a little annoying.

‘Personal’ is more about the psychological needs of the character. Whatever flaws or hang-ups the character might have (and he should definitely have some), there will have to be a resolution or understanding reached at some point in the story. This aspect is often the most rewarding and satisfying in a novel, but also risks being the most clichéd and obvious.

These three elements are often very closely linked and intertwined, but they can also be very separate.  Both approaches have their advantages and their disadvantages.

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wonderesources:

download fonts by wonderesources


Seven Steps to the Perfect Story

From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it’s to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.


1DFF easy chapter formatting tutorial

xeastsea:

hello, earthlings. so i can only assume every author on 1DFF knows the struggle of posting a new chapter you’re super excited about only to see the site double space each passage and eat the ending. of course, you can turn off tinyMCE, c/p your chapter into the html box and manually go in and type in the line breaks to ensure the ending stays attached but that takes forever and sometimes, you don’t know all of the codes you need to know.

i’m here to tell you: i’ve figured out an easier way! through trial and error, i’ve learnt how to cheat the system and i hope this tutorial helps you out - if anything, to just save time and prevent you from accidentally deleting your story like i have.

all you need is google docs (or w/e program you use), textedit (i believe notepad works too but i’m a mac user) and tumblr. 

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thequeen117:

Some links I have found in various Tumblr Posts that I have saved on my computer. I do not take credit for collecting all these links. Unfortunately, I did not have the mind to save/note where these various links come from. Thank you to whoever compiled these links together.
General Writing Tips, Guides and Advice

How to be Confident in Your WritingStart Your Novel Already!Why First Chapters MatterHow to Outline a NovelIncorporating FlashbacksWord Building 101Common Mistakes in WritingTips on Getting StartedWhat Not to Do7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen KingHow to Use Reading to Become a Better WriterWhy Writers Must ReadHow to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing10 Tips to Write FanfictionWriting a Blurb10 Writing TipsPerfecting DescriptionPoint of ViewSpeed Up Your WritingRecieving Bad NewsUseful Writing AppsAvoiding ClichésWriting LessonsFinding Inspiration

Plot and Conflict

What is Conflict?Where’s Your Conflict?Adding Conflict to Your ScenesGuides for Using Inner Conflict That Makes SensePlotting Your NovelInternal and External ConflictThe Top Ten Plotting ProblemsThe Elements of Plot DevelopmentPlot HelpWriting a Plot Your Own WayPlot DevelopmentDevelop a PlotTension and ConflictYour Plot, Step by StepPlot vs. ExpositionPlot and Conflict

Character Development
How to Describe the Body Shape of Female Characters
Character Apperance HelpWords to Describe VoiceBody Language Cheat SheetCharacter Development Exercises101 Character Development QuestionsArt of Character DevelopmentIntroducing CharactersCharacters You Need to ReinventMaking Characters LikeableHeros and VillainsDescribing ClothingUnderstanding Body Language100 Positive TraitsMental Illness in WritingConflicts and CharactersIndifferent, Distant CharactersBitchy CharactersDescribing VoiceBeing a BitchHeartless BitchWriting Nice CharactersCharacter QuestionnaireMental DisordersWriting Characters with Mental IllnessWriting Male CharactersPlaying Male CharactersBreaking SterotypesCharacters with GlassesRebellious CharactersWriting Female CharactersWriting Intriuging Male and Female Characters



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Placement of Speech Tags
Grammar and SpellingGrammar Slammer!American vs. British GrammarHyperGrammarGrammar GirlPunctuating DialogueHow to Use the SemicolonIntroduction to the Basic Rules of PunctuationComma 101All About Dialouge11 Grammar TipsComma UsageCorrect Use of ApostropheProofreadingTransition Words40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and PunctuationBetter Writing: Grammar & SpellingSemicolons and ColonsUnderlining and ItalicizingDashes and ParenthesesHyphensApostrophesThe EllipsisList of 1000+ Adjectives



All About Names
List of Names
100 Most Popular NamesSci-Fi Names Sci-Fi Names Part 2Name BerryBehind the NameFantasy Name Generator20,000+ Names From Around the WorldVictorian Era NamesHow to Choose a NameNaming Your CharactersGive Your Character the Perfect NameName that Character!10 Tips to Name Your Character

Genre Based
20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes
On Love And SexAll That Sex!Writing “Real” Men in Romance FictionKissingHow to Write a Kissing Scene: Valentine EditionHow to Write a Kiss? And Should You Write Sex?The Keys to ConflictWriting Gender-Specific DialougeThings Smut Writers Should KnowHow to Write a Sex Scene3 Secrets to Writing SexWriting Love ScenesWhy You Should Write Love StoriesHow to Write HorrorHorror Sub-GenresHorror Plot Cliches25 Things You Should Know About Writing HorrorPlot and Character in Horror Fiction7 Laws of Comedy5 Secrets for Improving Comedy WritingHow to Break into ComedyHow to Be FunnyMystery Writing Lessons10 Rules for MysteryMystery Writing




Other
Word Count
Story Starters & idea GeneratorsFifty Quick Writing PromptsWrite or DieWriting Prompt GeneratorDictionary.comThesaurus.comOxford DictionarySpanish DictionaryMedical DictionaryYour DictionaryA Bunch of Character Questionnaires

thequeen117:

Some links I have found in various Tumblr Posts that I have saved on my computer. I do not take credit for collecting all these links. Unfortunately, I did not have the mind to save/note where these various links come from. Thank you to whoever compiled these links together.

General Writing Tips, Guides and Advice

How to be Confident in Your Writing
Start Your Novel Already!
Why First Chapters Matter
How to Outline a Novel
Incorporating Flashbacks
Word Building 101
Common Mistakes in Writing
Tips on Getting Started
What Not to Do
7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer
Why Writers Must Read
How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers
31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
10 Tips to Write Fanfiction
Writing a Blurb
10 Writing Tips
Perfecting Description
Point of View
Speed Up Your Writing
Recieving Bad News
Useful Writing Apps
Avoiding Clichés
Writing Lessons
Finding Inspiration

Plot and Conflict

What is Conflict?
Where’s Your Conflict?
Adding Conflict to Your Scenes
Guides for Using Inner Conflict That Makes Sense
Plotting Your Novel
Internal and External Conflict
The Top Ten Plotting Problems
The Elements of Plot Development
Plot Help
Writing a Plot Your Own Way
Plot Development
Develop a Plot
Tension and Conflict
Your Plot, Step by Step
Plot vs. Exposition
Plot and Conflict

Character Development

How to Describe the Body Shape of Female Characters
Character Apperance Help
Words to Describe Voice
Body Language Cheat Sheet
Character Development Exercises
101 Character Development Questions
Art of Character Development
Introducing Characters
Characters You Need to Reinvent
Making Characters Likeable
Heros and Villains
Describing Clothing
Understanding Body Language
100 Positive Traits
Mental Illness in Writing
Conflicts and Characters
Indifferent, Distant Characters
Bitchy Characters
Describing Voice
Being a Bitch
Heartless Bitch
Writing Nice Characters
Character Questionnaire
Mental Disorders
Writing Characters with Mental Illness
Writing Male Characters
Playing Male Characters
Breaking Sterotypes
Characters with Glasses
Rebellious Characters
Writing Female Characters
Writing Intriuging Male and Female Characters

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Placement of Speech Tags
Grammar and Spelling
Grammar Slammer!
American vs. British Grammar
HyperGrammar
Grammar Girl
Punctuating Dialogue
How to Use the Semicolon
Introduction to the Basic Rules of Punctuation
Comma 101
All About Dialouge
11 Grammar Tips
Comma Usage
Correct Use of Apostrophe
Proofreading
Transition Words
40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation
Better Writing: Grammar & Spelling
Semicolons and Colons
Underlining and Italicizing
Dashes and Parentheses
Hyphens
Apostrophes
The Ellipsis
List of 1000+ Adjectives

All About Names

List of Names
100 Most Popular Names
Sci-Fi Names 
Sci-Fi Names Part 2
Name Berry
Behind the Name
Fantasy Name Generator
20,000+ Names From Around the World
Victorian Era Names
How to Choose a Name
Naming Your Characters
Give Your Character the Perfect Name
Name that Character!
10 Tips to Name Your Character

Genre Based

20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes
On Love And Sex
All That Sex!

Other

Word Count
Story Starters & idea Generators
Fifty Quick Writing Prompts
Write or Die
Writing Prompt Generator
Dictionary.com
Thesaurus.com
Oxford Dictionary
Spanish Dictionary
Medical Dictionary
Your Dictionary
A Bunch of Character Questionnaires