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Point of View - The Complexities

writingbox:

On Tuesday, we looked at the basics of point of view; but there’s far more to it than simply choosing between 1st, 2nd and 3rd POVs.

The POV choice you make for your story will be based on a number of different factors, and will result in a number of different effects. It’s an…

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disneysmermaids:

cherribalm:

site that you can type in the definition of a word and get the word

site for when you can only remember part of a word/its definition 

site that gives you words that rhyme with a word

site that gives you synonyms and antonyms

THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS

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"Among men you must be conscious of your dignity and worth."

"Among men you must be conscious of your dignity and worth."

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(Source: belleresources)

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Writing An Effective Action Scene

thedancingwriter:

I’m going to admit that I really struggle with action scenes. Or struggled, depending on what my publisher says about the myriad of actions scenes I have sprinkled throughout the sequel to When Stars Die.

My publisher really had to tear up the one action chapter I had in…

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fuckingtomatoes:

MUSIC TO INFLUENCE YOU TO WRITE
Feel like you need a song to influence you to write a scene or character? Here are a list of Playlists and Songs you can listen to to get you going!
HAPPY BASED
When Everything is Wrong and you need a pick-me-up
a bunch of songs that make me Legit Happy!!
Carried Away
Stutter
 Some Days they Taste Like Lemonade
Picking Up the Pieces
Keep Your Head Up
It’s Time to Begin, isn’t it?
Endless Cheesin
Free Yourself
Undertone
SEX SCENES
lets do it (lets fall in love); a playlist for an old-fashioned love affair
Songs to fuck to
Between Two Points
Erotic Moments
 Nice and Slow
Breathe My Name
We Had a Promise Made
The Only Sex Playlist
Skin & Bones
A Forever Love
SAD SCENES/ HEARTBREAK
Hello My Old Heart
Shelter
See all my dreams die
We All Feel Lost Sometimes
Whispers Wasted in the Sand
Time to Study
One of those Sad Days
Sad Sad Songs
Goodnight Moon
When I Run Through the Deep Dark Forrest
PSYCHOPATHIC CHARACTER/SUSPENSE SCENE
[MADNESS;] | a playlist to get in the insane muse for your character
The Devil Within Digital Daggers
Villains and Demons
 Lose Your Soul
Savage Desires
I’ll Be Dead Before the Day is Done
A Killer’s Symphony
Murder He Says
A Boy’s Best Friend
In a Stranger’s Dream
BADASS CHARACTERS/ACTION-FIGHT SCENE
Not Your Regular Damsel in Distress
Biting Down
Light it Up
This is it, the Apocalypse
I Pretend I’m a Bad Ass
There is No Reconciliation
Shit to Fuck Shit Up to
Run
Let’s Go Hunting
Cancel the Apocalypse
Red Lipstick and a Black Jacket
INSTRUMENTAL/ CALM 
Breathe
The Light Shines Through
Dreamland
Floating
When in France
Sing Me to Sleep
Violin at the Movies
À la dérive
Home is where your heart it is
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»»>FANMIXES
HANNIBAL
My Game my Rules
Wicked
The Devil is in the Details
The Pale Horse
Excellent Taste
Kill Run
Where is My Mind?
Psychosoma
Nothing Here is Vegetarian
Help
BBC SHERLOCK
An Absence of You
I Misbehave
Something Lonely in the Bone
I’m not a Psychopath… 
Thank You, Johann Sebastian Bach
Dying From These Exist Wounds
You Put the Devil in Me
Study and Investigate
Fist Kisses and Love Bites
Sorrow Waited Sorrow Won
SUPERNATURAL
Lost Boy
You the Moon
Taller Than God
A Very Supernatural Roadtrip
I Call This One “the Blue Steel”
Driver Picks the Music, Shotgun Shuts his Cakehole!
Bad Blood
An Angry Blade
Wow Just Smash Your Mouths Together
Fury is Coming
The Sacrifice
I’d love to add more (music and fandoms) but let’s just give you this for now! Happy Listening! 
ALSO: These (obviously) are not my fanmixes/playlists so give some props to the people who made it! They would love it! Also, if you see your playlist on here and would like it removed, tell me! Thank you!

fuckingtomatoes:

MUSIC TO INFLUENCE YOU TO WRITE

Feel like you need a song to influence you to write a scene or character? Here are a list of Playlists and Songs you can listen to to get you going!

HAPPY BASED

SEX SCENES

SAD SCENES/ HEARTBREAK

PSYCHOPATHIC CHARACTER/SUSPENSE SCENE

BADASS CHARACTERS/ACTION-FIGHT SCENE

INSTRUMENTAL/ CALM 

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»»>FANMIXES

HANNIBAL

BBC SHERLOCK

SUPERNATURAL


I’d love to add more (music and fandoms) but let’s just give you this for now! Happy Listening! 

ALSO: These (obviously) are not my fanmixes/playlists so give some props to the people who made it! They would love it! Also, if you see your playlist on here and would like it removed, tell me! Thank you!

posted:5 months ago, 143390 notes
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ranaicygnus:

I need this.

ranaicygnus:

I need this.

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I’m so frustrated. I have them in my head. I have Rose and Sydney in my head and I know their pasts.

But every time I try to sit down and write them, I end up staring at a blank screen. I’msofrustrated. 

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It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for my Sydney and Rose story. It’s a very cathartic story for me and helps me deal with my own depression and anxiety.

Both Syndey and Rose are so messed up that I can project my emotions onto them and it works. I haven’t been as upset lately, so I haven’t written much. But I actually missed them, so I wrote some more backstory today.

Poor Sydney. Her life is so much more messed up than I anticipated.

posted:7 months ago, 1 notes
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spookyjoel:

HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboardwhich is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!! 
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!

spookyjoel:

HEY WRITER FRIENDS

there’s this amazing site called realtimeboardwhich is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!! 

this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!

(Source: joelmillers)

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1. Don’t think that being published will make you happy. It will for four weeks, if you are lucky. Then it’s the same old fucking shit.

2. Hemingway was fucking wrong. You shouldn’t write drunk. (See my third novel for details.)

3. Hemingway was also right. ‘The first draft of everything is shit.’

4. Never ask a publisher or agent what they are looking for. The best ones, if they are honest, don’t have a fucking clue, because the best books are the ones that seemingly come from nowhere.

5. In five years time the semi-colon is going to be nothing more than a fucking wink.

6. In five years time every fucking person on Twitter will be a writer.

7. Ignore the fucking snobs. Write that space zombie sex opera. Just give it some fucking soul.

8. If it’s not worth fucking reading, it’s not worth fucking writing. If it doesn’t make people laugh or cry or blow their fucking minds then why bother?

9. Don’t be the next Stephen King or the next Zadie Smith or the next Neil Gaiman or the next Jonathan Safran fucking Foer. Be the next fucking you.

10. Stories are fucking easy. PLOT OF EVERY BOOK EVER: Someone is looking for something. COMMERCIAL VERSION: They find it. LITERARY VERSION: They don’t find it. (That’s fucking it.)

11. No-one knows anything. Especially fucking me. Except:

12. Don’t kill off the fucking dog.

13. Oh, yeah, and lastly: write whatever you fucking want.

Matt Haig, “Some Fucking Writing Tips” (via robotgod)

All of this and especially #7.

(via travisbeacham)

#12, definitely listen to #12

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peachymints:

For character development of course.
I miss my OCs right now.

peachymints:

For character development of course.

I miss my OCs right now.

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The characters I created from my ‘vampire’ dream 3 years ago finally have names! I’m really excited.

There’s Pasha, Sigfried, and Samael (Sam)!

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OH MY GOSH I JUST FOUND MY OLD STORY IDEAS. 

I HAVE A STORY CALLED THE PRIEST AND THE WHORE AND ALL I REMEMBER IS THAT IT WAS AMAZING BUT I NEVER BOTHERED TO WRITE DOWN OH GOD WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF

NOOOOOOOOOOOO