Writing Lesson: Naming Your CharacterYour character's name is one of the most important decisions you have to make when writing a story. There are tons of resources for naming your characters (baby name websites being my personal favorite) but there are also many things you should take into consideration. Here are some do's and don'ts in no particular order.Writing Lesson: Naming Your Character3 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
Similar names for twins I read an article on names recently that expressly forbid the use of matching or similar twin names because it was "overdone". While yes, naming your twins Jayden and Kayden can be a bit tacky sounding, the truth is that people do it. A lot. I've personally met a pair of identical twins named Kirsten and Kristen. Do I think their parents are crazy? A little, but when you're choosing names for your twins, it's hard not to look for rhyming or alliteration. For writers, my only suggestion is to make them visually different enough that readers can tell them apart. Jace and Jackson are easy twin names to read, but
Writing Lesson: Character TraitsIt's come to my attention as of late that there are a few traits that people give their characters for no other reason than making their character unique. I thought I would just ignore it, but then they started popping up everywhere. I mean everywhere. I looked through the deviations in a group yesterday and saw reoccurring "traits" that make me want to tear my hair out. So this handy guide is here to tell you what's been done to death and when (if ever) it's still okay to use it. I am by no means a professional, but I certainly hope you'll take some of this to heart.Writing Lesson: Character Traits1 month ago in Writing More Like This
Please keep in mind that these are all just opinions, really. I am not telling you that you can't do these things! (Not that I have the authority to do that anyway). More than anything, these are just things to take into consideration when creating a character for a novel.
Heterochromia. This is the condition where one's eyes are two different colors.
Writing 101: Why Good Villains Are ImportantA good friend of mine asked me recently to review a screenplay he's working on. It's an excellent piece, an action-packed sci-fi/fantasy with a very compelling protagonist. Overall I'm a tad jealous of his ability to create a completely new world and have the script read in such a way that I can actually see the potential film in my head.Writing 101: Why Good Villains Are Important1 month ago in Writing More Like This
There was just one problem, though. His villain (or villains, rather) fell a bit flat.
My writing mentor once told me the following: Your hero is only as good as your villain. Now, she didn't mean that your villain has to be good in the sense of being redeemable or even sympathetic (though
A Writer's Guide to Adoption and Foster Care Imagine you’re sitting in a small room shared with other kids. Some are older, some are younger. The beds aren’t all that great, you get fed but it’s not exactly a warm family meal like you see in movies, and you don’t always get the attention you really want or need. Those around you are busy doing their own thing and the adults have to take care of each kid, not just you. Suddenly, one day, a miracle has happened. You’re told that you’re going to be adopted. You feel nervous and excited. Who are the parents? Will you finally have a good home? But at the same time, you’re scared. What if they don&rsA Writer's Guide to Adoption and Foster Care5 days ago in Writing More Like This
Language Creation Pt. 1Language Creation Pt. 1: Cultural EmphasisLanguage Creation Pt. 14 days ago in Writing More Like This
All information given in this tutorial is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge but I do not claim to be the “be all, end all” in language creation. Everything I know about language creation was taught to me by my anthropological linguistics professor.
Before we begin I would like to point out that I will not be teaching you how to create your writing system until the very end of the tutorial, if at all. This tutorial will be mostly comprised of the speaking part of a language which always comes before the writing system.
Part 1 Section 1: Introduction
So here y
Genre Switch: Pokeuman Story PromptsOkay, some of you might wonder why this deviation has a rainbow bookmark and is not by Spooner. Actually, this is a guide initially made by me which then turned into a collab between Spooner. Anyways, where was I.. oh yeah.Genre Switch: Pokeuman Story Prompts2 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
Unovian: Want to find a great idea for a spinoff? Want to go beyond cookie-cutter clone stories? Look no further – here are some discarded, small random ideas and some things on my wishlist that I had that I'd like to use to inspire you. I'm still looking for more, so if you have any ideas or comments, drop them in the comment box below!
Spooner: We've all been stuck for ideas at times - you know the feeling. It's that mental blank - some people call it writer's block. Maybe you want to continue the plot, but you've no idea how. Maybe you're writing a new series, and you desperately want to do something different from the rest of the pack. Or maybe you're just bored, you feel like writing a bit of a oneshot, but you're not sure where to start. Whatever t
For DaniFor Dani3 days ago in Writing More Like This
~Dani X Niall~
You looked down at your wedding dress. Today was your wedding day, to the one and only Niall Horan. You love him. He loves you. And you don’t love him just because he is in the famous band, one direction. Not at all. You love him for the Immature Irish man he is. And Today was the day, you would both express your love for each other, properly. Not to mention, your best friends, family, and everyone who cares for you two are here. And you believe everything will go perfectly well, and all your family and friends, know it will.
~~ we shall skip to the vows ;)~~
You smiled. Your hands start to shake a little, you were g
digimon: X miguelito the blacdigimon: Xdigimon: X miguelito the blac2 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
miguelito the black and white guilmon
hair:white and black
partners and friends:liz,konishito,konan,robierto,caron ,gunny
weapon: iron claw
apearance:the only thing he wears is a large green scarf and he got a scar that cross over his face.
persona 5 flamestar history:"tpersona 5persona 5 flamestar history:"t3 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
history:"the legendary flame devil"also known by his given name flamestar is the seven emperor toghter between and alongside with arceus and phelisepheus one day he desapearead and no heard about him anymore
physical apearance:he wears a large black jacket(like volcano in his human form)and has too big ninja stars on his hands that he uses to atack and manipulate the flames ,also he is thin and is pretty fast .
Jennifer x HarryJennifer x Harry8 hours ago in Writing More Like This
Jennifer x Harry
~~* Harry’s pov *~~
Me and Jen walked hand and hand on the streets of New York City. Tonight was New Year’s (eve). And I was going to propose to her tonight at midnight, as soon as the ball dropped. Tonight was going to be great, the ring looked like - * in description*. And I was so happy. We’ve been together for two years now, and I feel like she’s the one, and I’m determined to make her mine, so that’s why, I’m going to propose.
~~ Later that Night in about a minute of New Year’s~~
We were waiting for the ball to drop to the ground, and I had on hand on the box, the other
Tips On Creative WritingHey… so I’ve been reading fan fictions a lot recently (mainly Hetalia…). Most of them… aren’t well… decent… to say the least… So… I’m taking it upon my narcissistic self to help you out with some tips on writing (well, what works for me anyway, it might or might not work for you. I called them “tips” and not “steps” for a reason…)Tips On Creative Writing3 days ago in Writing More Like This
This is not for the Koreans. This is not for the French. This is not for the Swedish. No. This is for the English speakers who apparently can’t speak or write in their own language. The main thin
summers in the beach part 2 irsummers in the beach part 2summers in the beach part 2 ir3 days ago in Writing More Like This
volcano:yeah yeah whatever!
irene:GRRRRRRgrrrrrrr ,YOU ARE ALWAYS LIKE THAT A TOTAL IDIOT INBECILE!!!!
volcano:FIRST OFF:YOU WERE THE ONE WHO GETS IN THE WAY!!!second:YOU ARE THE INBECILE HERE YOU UGLY LARVITAR!!!!
irene:what?!?!thats it! you're dead*jumps on him and start punching him*
me:hey hey no fights you two*try to separate them*
*after 30 minutes of pain *
irene:*on the river close to her sand castle*moron
volcano:*with me and aisling*ugly
Hex's guide to making your fursonaHex: Alright, so you want to know how to design your OWN fursona, or "Sona" for short!Hex's guide to making your fursona2 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
I'll run you through the basics, and leave the rest to YOU!
In my opinion this first step MAY be one of the most important: Aside from one other step that is!
:bulletred: FIRST STEP: Choosing a species for your "sona"!
There are a few steps within this one of how you can choose your "sona" animal!
:bulletblue: The animal you prefer, or like
:bulletgreen: Using your spirit animal
Hex: I know what you're thinking what is this ani... spi..Spirit animal you are speaking of?
In a nut shell:
In pagan religions and systems, a spirit animal or totem is meant to
A Few Things About Your Mary SueCongratulations! You decided your female character would have a traditionally male occupation / role. Now, no one can call you sexist or stereotypical. And there’s more great things about her, too!A Few Things About Your Mary Sue3 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
She’s the best at what she does!
She is famous for her skill. She is the one everyone goes to when they need the job done and done right. And, what’s this? She’s only 25!
Why is this wrong?
1. Any character, male or female, would probably not be the best at what they do at age 25. Nor is it likely that they will be well known. To a teenager, 25 might be old, but in reality, it’s actually young. The chance that they
Brookpaw TDE .: Roleplay Tracker :.Skype: Feyrah.Mae (tell me who you are on skype, or I won't accept your request xD )Brookpaw TDE .: Roleplay Tracker :.3 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
Notes: Sure! ; v ;
Chats: Not right now n w n;
"Your kinda cute"
Any Clan, Male, Apprentice/Warrior
Brookpaw meets a tom at the border. The tom instantly likes her, showing his affection/suggesting certain things. Brookpaw finds him slightly confronting, but then falls for him.
Brookpaw is climbing a tree when she slips and almost falls to her death. She calls for help and a tom/she-cat saves her.
Any Clan, Any Gender, Any Age
Any Clan, Any Gender, Any Age
summers in the beach me(zangoosummers in the beachsummers in the beach me(zangoo3 days ago in Writing More Like This
me(zangoose form):ah ,no school ,no missions ,just sit relax and fun right aisling
aisling:*nods*yes its cool have a break some times....what the?!volcano get down you gonna get hurt seriously*see him in a huge rock he was about to jump on the water*
volcano:here i go!*jumps but*
irene:huh?*looks up *awww dammit,OWWWW
me and aisling:.......ugh
devil tales hiro age:unknow(adevil talesdevil tales hiro age:unknow(a3 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
age:unknow(apears to be 18)
likes:fights,strong adversaries,jacobe okasiwada(rival,friend)
dislikes:theather or ophera(boring)
weapon:knuckles(mantrix and ventus)
special moves:high impact,double kick,inverse kick,high upercut,fireball.
distortion drives:meteor squall,30 punches+double uppercut,Power charge.
astral heat:grand desttroyer.
saphira sayagashi toshira age:saphira sayagashi toshirasaphira sayagashi toshira age:1 month ago in Writing More Like This
age:25 years old
apearance:saphira is a young lady wearing a large blue blouse and pants ,she got a long scarf with a moon mark
personality:she is nice and kind,pretty gentle she loves help her family ,and likes her life dont want nothing to be changed
persona 5 shadow volcano hispersona 5persona 5 shadow volcano his11 hours ago in Writing More Like This
history:borned from volcano hiden feelings he apears on a strange factory of pupets aafter he reveals his true feelings and the fact he is actualy a coward volcano denies him and them he goes bersek
apearance and design:he wears a long white cape with two small ropes(pants are black)(like a pupet )over his chest to the feet after he goes bersek he apears actualy on the top of a huge dragon pupet(robot or shadow your choice)and he also is conected to it,in the anime his cape has a quite black parts
simliarities with flamestar:flamestar long X mark on his chest,flamestar eyes and lizard mouth