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holnnes:

How to Britpick your own fanfiction by an English Sherlockian who get unreasonably annoyed when people use the wrong slang

Other useful links:

(Of course this doesn’t just apply to Sherlock, but any British characters.) 

I would like to add a few things.

Firstly, it is more common to find Primary schools than Infants & Junior schools, but most Primary schools are split into Infants and Juniors internally (They’re the same school but have a separate playground for infantas and juniors, and it’s always a big deal when you go up to the juniors).
Also, I have never heard anyone refer to the school you go to after Primary as Senior school. In my experience it’s more commonly called Secondary school or Comprehensive school (comp for short). The difference between sixth form and college is that sixth form is basically the same as comp, but in college you get way more freedom.

We also have various bank holidays throughout the year, and it would be best for you to google them. In Wales we have Saint David’s day which is a big thing, but England doesn’t have that. There’s also Saint Patrick’s day in Ireland and I think St George’s day in England, but I’m not sure how big those two are. Also in schools there are teacher training days (more commonly called inset days) where the kids don’t go to school.

You can also call your grandma nanna.

Also for the love of God remember that the temperature is different. I once read a fanfic where the author literally said ‘It was a cool 85 degree summer day and so they were having a BBQ outside’. Like no. 85 degrees is bloody boiling here. No one will be outside having a BBQ. They will be inside in front of their fans. We rarely get weather this hot though. Like probably not even once a year will it go to 85 degrees.

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Take a close look at Andrew Degraff's remarkable space advocacy print.

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But I would not oppose the invention of a telepathic keyboard.

creativewritingcat:

But I would not oppose the invention of a telepathic keyboard.

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ftnd-blog:

Dear Jennifer Lawrence,
What’s up? We are writing to tell you that we read the statements from your interview that was published today with Vanity Fair magazine. We are glad that you are brave enough to speak out on an issue that we can imagine has been super hurtful to you and has caused a lot of problems in your personal life. 
First off, we want you to know that it’s not cool what happened to you. Not cool at all. We wrote a blog article last month titled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Is Not A Porn Star. Don’t Treat Her Like One’, telling people how you were violated and that they should hashtag #HateCelebGate to show that they weren’t cool with it. We were stoked when that post went on to reach over 1 million people on Facebook. We were glad that so many people were with us in not promoting or participating in the crime that was committed against you and many other women. You don’t deserve to have your privacy violated and neither does any other human being.
However, when we just read your first interview since your hacked photos were released, you said something we found super concerning:
"I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
Now, after reading that, we couldn’t help but feel like your perceptions of a “healthy” relationship were a little bit off. However, we also know that there are thousands upon thousands of women out there who feel the exact same way. We are sorry for that.
We’re sorry that society has been “pornified” and that we are living in a culture that thinks that hacked and stolen photos of naked people are something to seek out, cheer for, laugh about, and spread around. With a society that thinks a woman is only as good as her body, it’s easy to see why you would feel like your boyfriend would turn to porn even when dating a talented and beautiful woman like yourself.
Think about this question, Jennifer. Should any person ever have to feel that they need to give their partner something because if they don’t then their partner will turn away and get it from someone else? Especially when that something is as important in a relationship as sex? We don’t think that’s cool and neither should you. If you were in a “loving, healthy, great relationship for four years”, should you have ever had to feel like if you didn’t send your boyfriend pictures that he would have no choice but to look at porn? No person in a committed relationship should have to expect that. That’s not sexy at all. And we’re sorry that you felt that way.
We are sorry that people have judged and tormented you for something that wasn’t your fault, for a crime that was committed against you. Regardless of anyone’s personal feelings about taking nude photos or sending them to a partner, we believe that none of that warrants those pictures being hacked, stolen, and spread around online for the entire world to see. We think any logical person will agree with that. No one deserves what happened to you and no one asks for it either.
We like what you said in one part of your interview:
"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting… And we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”
We feel the exact same way and so should everybody else. But let us ask this question: Is there any difference in what you just said when relating it to porn?
No! It’s the exact same meaning.
Just like the naked photos that were stolen from you and posted online for all to see, in too many cases, porn is a sexual violation made by people who have forced, abused, and threatened others to make it. In many cases, it is a sex crime that fuels the demand for even greater sex crimes like prostitution and sex trafficking. Regardless of who or what the images are of, the promotion of this material is extremely damaging and harmful to people.
Still think that it’s normal for your boyfriend to turn to that stuff if he doesn’t feel like his sexual desires are being met?
We wanted to write this letter to you, Jennifer Lawrence, to tell you that we support you and we wish the best for you. But let us give you one piece of advice: never accept porn as a normal part of any relationship, or a normal part of anything in general. It is harmful material that addicts the brain, damages relationships, and pushes warped perceptions about sex and intimacy into society. You should never be expected to do anything for fear of a partner turning to porn or ever think its normal for them to do so. This terrible thing happened to you largely because of the porn culture of our society and how the world will do anything to feed its endless appetite for sex.
Real women are beautiful and real love is sexy. Anything else is a counterfeit.
All the best,
Fight the New Drug

ftnd-blog:

Dear Jennifer Lawrence,

What’s up? We are writing to tell you that we read the statements from your interview that was published today with Vanity Fair magazine. We are glad that you are brave enough to speak out on an issue that we can imagine has been super hurtful to you and has caused a lot of problems in your personal life. 

First off, we want you to know that it’s not cool what happened to you. Not cool at all. We wrote a blog article last month titled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Is Not A Porn Star. Don’t Treat Her Like One’, telling people how you were violated and that they should hashtag #HateCelebGate to show that they weren’t cool with it. We were stoked when that post went on to reach over 1 million people on Facebook. We were glad that so many people were with us in not promoting or participating in the crime that was committed against you and many other women. You don’t deserve to have your privacy violated and neither does any other human being.

However, when we just read your first interview since your hacked photos were released, you said something we found super concerning:

"I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

Now, after reading that, we couldn’t help but feel like your perceptions of a “healthy” relationship were a little bit off. However, we also know that there are thousands upon thousands of women out there who feel the exact same way. We are sorry for that.

We’re sorry that society has been “pornified” and that we are living in a culture that thinks that hacked and stolen photos of naked people are something to seek out, cheer for, laugh about, and spread around. With a society that thinks a woman is only as good as her body, it’s easy to see why you would feel like your boyfriend would turn to porn even when dating a talented and beautiful woman like yourself.

Think about this question, Jennifer. Should any person ever have to feel that they need to give their partner something because if they don’t then their partner will turn away and get it from someone else? Especially when that something is as important in a relationship as sex? We don’t think that’s cool and neither should you. If you were in a “loving, healthy, great relationship for four years”, should you have ever had to feel like if you didn’t send your boyfriend pictures that he would have no choice but to look at porn? No person in a committed relationship should have to expect that. That’s not sexy at all. And we’re sorry that you felt that way.

We are sorry that people have judged and tormented you for something that wasn’t your fault, for a crime that was committed against you. Regardless of anyone’s personal feelings about taking nude photos or sending them to a partner, we believe that none of that warrants those pictures being hacked, stolen, and spread around online for the entire world to see. We think any logical person will agree with that. No one deserves what happened to you and no one asks for it either.

We like what you said in one part of your interview:

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting… And we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

We feel the exact same way and so should everybody else. But let us ask this question: Is there any difference in what you just said when relating it to porn?

No! It’s the exact same meaning.

Just like the naked photos that were stolen from you and posted online for all to see, in too many cases, porn is a sexual violation made by people who have forced, abused, and threatened others to make it. In many cases, it is a sex crime that fuels the demand for even greater sex crimes like prostitution and sex trafficking. Regardless of who or what the images are of, the promotion of this material is extremely damaging and harmful to people.

Still think that it’s normal for your boyfriend to turn to that stuff if he doesn’t feel like his sexual desires are being met?

We wanted to write this letter to you, Jennifer Lawrence, to tell you that we support you and we wish the best for you. But let us give you one piece of advice: never accept porn as a normal part of any relationship, or a normal part of anything in general. It is harmful material that addicts the brain, damages relationships, and pushes warped perceptions about sex and intimacy into society. You should never be expected to do anything for fear of a partner turning to porn or ever think its normal for them to do so. This terrible thing happened to you largely because of the porn culture of our society and how the world will do anything to feed its endless appetite for sex.

Real women are beautiful and real love is sexy. Anything else is a counterfeit.

All the best,

Fight the New Drug


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pieissupernatural:

MY WRITING MASTERPOST
I just have a lot of writing tips and masterposts and just stuff in my likes and I decided to put them all into this. All rights goes to the people who made them.
Cool Other Masterposts:
Writing Specific Characters
Writing References
Writing Masterpost
Character Guides
Writing Help for Writers
Ultimate Writing Resource List
Lots of RP Guides
Online Writing Resources
List of Websites to Help You Focus
Resources for Writing Bio’s
Helpful Links for Writing Help
General Writing Resources
Resources for Biography Writing
Mental Ilnesses/Disorders Guides
8 Words You Should Avoid While Writing
The Ultimate Writing Masterpost
General:
The Official Ten-Step Guide to Becoming the Next Gatsby
The Periodic Table of Storytelling
Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
34 Writing Tips that will make you a Better Writer
50 Free resources that will improve your writing skills
5 ways to get out of the comfort zone and become a stronger writer
10 ways to avoid Writing Insecurity
The Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Insecurity
The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers
You’re Not Hemingway - Developing Your Own Style
7 Ways to use Brain Science to Hook Readers and Reel them In
8 Short Story Tips from Kurt Vonnegut
How to Show, Not Tell
5 Essential Story Ingredients
How to Write Fiction that grabs your readers from page one
Why research is important in writing
Make Your Reader Root for Your Main Character
Writing Ergonomics (Staying Comfortable Whilst Writing)
The Importance of Body Language
Fashion Terminology
All About Kissing
Genre Help: Romance
187 Mental Illnesses
Types of Mental Illness
Eye Color List
Spectral Groupings
Do you have trouble creating your titles?
On being a co-writer || Additional tips on effective co-writing 
The length of a chapter
How to deal with too many story ideas
On writing two stories simultaneously || a similar ask
When a story stops working
Copyright
Reading critically for writers
The question of outlining
Avoiding publishing scams
Finding story ideas
Tips on building a platform [guest blog]
How much does writing “in genre” matter?
What a “real writer” is
Pennames and aliases
A series of thoughts on series titles
The self-pub miniseries: the why
The self-pub miniseries: the what
Rewriting fanfiction into original fiction
Formatting long quotes and songs 
Characters:
10 days of Character Building
Name Generators
Name Playground
Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test
Seven Common Character Types
Handling a Cast of Thousands Part 1 - Getting To Know Your Characters
Web Resources for Developing Characters
Building Fictional Characters
Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
Body Language Cheat
Body Language Reference Cheat
Tips for Writers: Body Language
Types of Crying
Body Language: Mirroring
Character Building Workshop
Tips for Characterization
Character Chart for Fiction Writers
Villains are people too but…
How to Write a Character Bible
Character Development Exercises
All Your Characters Talk the Same - And They’re Not A Hivemind!
Medieval Names Archive
Sympathy Without Saintliness
Family Echo (Family Tree Maker)
Behind The Name
100 Character Development Questions for Writers
Aether’s Character Development Worksheet
The 12 Common Archetypes
Six Types of Courageous Characters
Kazza’s List of Character Secrets - Part 1, Part 2
Creating Believable Characters With Personality
Angry
Bad Asses
Bitches (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Childishness
Emotional Detachment
Flirtatious
The Girl Next Door
Introverts (2)
Mean Persons (2)
Psychopaths
Party Girls
Rich (2) 
Rebels
Sarcasm
Serial Killers (2)
Shyness (2, 3)
Sluts
Villains (2)
Witt
Body Language Cheat Sheet
Creating Fictional Characters Series
Three Ways to Avoid Lazy Character Description
7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters
Character Development Questionnaire
How to Create Fictional Characters
Character Name Resources
Character Development Template
Character Development Through Hobbies
Character Flaws List
10 Questions for Creating Believable Characters
Ari’s Archetype Series
How to Craft Compelling Characters
List of 200 Character Traits
Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex
Making Your Characters Likable
Do you really know your characters?
Character Development: Virtues
Character Development: Vices
Character Morality Alignment
List of Negative Personality Traits
List of Positive Personality Traits
List of Emotions - Positive
List of Emotions - Negative
Loon’s Character Development Series - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Phobia List A-L (Part 1), M-Z (Part 2)
30 Day In Depth Character Development Meme
Words for Emotions based on Severity
Eight Bad Characters
High Level Description of the Sixteen Personality Types
How Not to Write Female Characters
Writing Female Characters
How to write empowering female characters
Why I write strong female characters
Red Flags for Female Characters Written by Men
Writing strong female characters
The Female Character Flowchart
Eight Heroine Archetypes
Eight Hero Archetypes
Help on picking character names
A tip about realistic characters
Strategies to create believable characters
Additional tips on writing PoC characters
Advice on writing genders
Creating unstable characters
Ambiguous Antagonists
A tidbit on psychological trauma [trigger warnings]
On writing accents
What makes characters stick with me
Sweetening up character description
Making an introverted character stand out
Conveying too much or too little character “inner reflection”
Revealing a character’s asexual orientation
Revealing a character’s gender & orientation
A habit of killing characters
When characters aren’t standing out
Breaking hearts with character deaths
Quick tips on expressing character 
Character development versus pacing 
A mini guide to character voice
A Description Resource
55 Words to Describe Someones Voice
Describing Skin Colors
Describing a Person: Adding Details
Emotions Vocabulary
90 Words For ‘Looks’
Be More Descriptive
Describe a Character’s Look Well
100 Words for Facial Expressions
To Show and Not To Tell
Words to Describe Facial Expressions
Describing Clothes
List of Actions
Tone, Feelings and Emotions
Writing A Vampire
Writing Pansexual Characters
Writing Characters on the Police Force
Writing Drunk Characters
Writing A Manipulative Character
Writing A Friends With Benefits Relationship
Writing A Natural Born Leader
Writing A Flirtatious Character
Writing A Nice Character
Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Villains
Five Traits to Contribute to an Epic Villain
Writing Villains that Rock
Writing British Characters
How To Write A Character With A Baby
On Assassin Characters
Disorders in general (2, 3, 4, 5) 
Attention Deficit Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Anxiety (2, 3, 4, 5) 
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder (2, 3)
Cotard Delusions
Depression (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)   
Eeating Disorders (2, 3)
Facitious Disorders
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder (2)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Night Terrors
Kleptomania (2)
A Pyromaniac
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Psychopaths
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2) (3)
Sex Addiction (2)
Schizophrenia (2)
Sociopaths (2)
Aspergers Syndrome
Apathy 
Autism
Someone Blind (2)
Cancer (2, 3)
Disability
Dyslexia
Muteness (2, 3)
Stutter
Actors
Ballet Dancer (2)
Christianity
Foreigners
Gamblers
Hinduism
Hitmen
Satanism
Smokers
Stoners
Taoism
Journalists
Vegetarians
Alcohol Influence (2, 3, 4, 5)
Cocaine Influence
Ecstasy Influence (2)
Heroin Use
LSD Influence
Marijuana Influence (2, 3)
Opiate Use
Tips on Writing Dialogue:
It’s Not What They Say…
Top 8 Tips for Writing Dialogue
Speaking of Dialogue
The Great Said Debate
He Said, She Said, Who Said What?
How to Write Dialogue Unique to Your Characters
Writing Dialogue: Go for Realistic, Not Real-Life
Tips on Writing Point of View:
Establishing The Right Point of View
How to Start Writing in the Third Person
The I Problem
Style & Craft of Writing:
The literary “weak verb”
Do you have word tics?
Victoria’s Vitamins: vague descriptive words
Victoria’s Vitamins: mood
Breaking writing habits
Varying sentences
Describing colors
Sweetening up character description
Purple prose
Grammar is a tricksy thing
"Smartening" the language of your narrative
Building suspense and making readers sweat
A couple tips about description in fast-paced scenes
Content:
The story of exposition
10 ways to hit your reader in the gut
Make your reader root for your main character
Make your reader hold their breath
What’s the big deal about intros?
A tip about description
The word count of your manuscript
Things that make me keep reading
Choosing ideas and endings
When to describe setting
Battling cliches
Is your story YA, NA, or adult?
When a plot isn’t strong enough to make a whole story
Flashbacks with multiple POVs
Bulking up your word count
Avoiding cliches
Conquer that opening line || response || discussion
Tips on revealing setting awesomely kind of
Deciding between different ideas for the same story 
Revision:
You’ve finished your manuscript! Now what?
Revision sucks but doesn’t have to suck
Where to find beta readers/critique partners
Tips on taking critique
Tips on giving critique
What to do with bad writing advice
Additional insight on bad writing advice
Five quick steps to get into revising that manuscript
When to say you’re done revising
Beginning the awesome journey of revision
Friends are not always the best readers 
Plot, Structure, & Outline:
Writing A Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Effectively Outlining Your Novel
Conflict and Character Within Story Structure
Outlining Your Plot
Ideas, Plots and Using the Premise Sheets
How To Write A Novel
Creating Conflict and Sustaining Suspense
Plunge Right In…Into Your Story, That Is
Tips for Creating a Compelling Plot
36 (plus one) Dramatic Situations
The Evil Overlord Devises A Plot: Excerpt from Stupid Plot Tricks
Conflict Test
What is Conflict?
Monomyth
The Hero’s Journey: Summary of Steps
Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes
Plotting Without Fears
Novel Outlining 101
Writing The Perfect Scene
One-Page Plotting
The Great Swampy Middle
How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
Create A Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps
How to Organize and Develop Ideas for Your Novel
Create Structure in your novel using index cards
Choosing the best outline method for you
Hatch’s Plot Bank
Setting & Making Your Own World
Magical Word Builder’s Guide
I Love The End Of The World
World Building 101
The Art of Description: Eight Tips to Help Bring Your Settings to Life
Creating the Perfect Setting - Part 1
Creating a Believable World
Setting
Character and Setting Interactions
Maps Workshop - Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping
World Builders Project
How To Create Fantasy Worlds
Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds
Helpful Tools & Software:
Tip Of My Tongue - Find the word you’re looking for
Write or Die - Stay motivated
Stay Focused - Tool for Chrome, lock yourself out of distracting websites
My Writing Nook - Online Text Editor, Free
Bubbl.us - Online Mind Map Application, Free
Family Echo - Online Family Tree Maker, Free
Freemind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable
Xmind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable
Liquid Story Binder - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $45.95; Windows, Portable
Scrivener - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $39.95; Mac
SuperNotecard - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable
yWriter - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free; Windows, Linux, portable
JDarkRoom - Minimalist Text Editing Application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable
AutoRealm - Map Creation Application; free; Windows, Linux with Wine
Grammer & Revision:
How To Rewrite
Editing Recipe
Cliche Finder
Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
Writing 101: Revising A Novel
20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes
Synonyms for the Most Commonly Used Words of the English Language
Grammar Urban Legends
Words Instead of Walk (2)
Commonly Confused Adjectives
A Guide on Punctuation
Common Writing Mistakes
25 Synoms for ‘Expession’
How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words
Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket
The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups
Other Ways to Say..
Proofreading
300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words
List of Misused Words
Words for Sex
100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
Words to Use More Often
Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’
Three Self Editing Tips
Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’
Synonyms for Common Words
Alternatives for ‘Smile’
Transitional Words
The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’
Synonyms for ‘Wrote’
A Case Of She Said, She Said
Creativity Boosters:
*Creative Writing Prompts
*Ink Provoking
*Story Starter
*Story Spinner
*Story Kitchen
*Language is a Virus
*The Dabbling Mum
Quick Story Idea Generator
Solve Your Problems By Simply Saying Them Out Loud
Busting Your Writing Rut
Creative Acceleration: 11 Tips To Engineer A Productive Flow
Writing Inspiration, Or Sex on a Bicycle
The Seven Major Beginner Mistakes
Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits
Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging
Random Book Title Generator
Finishing Your Novel
Story Starters & Idea Generators
Words to Use More Often
How to: Cure Writer’s Block
Some Tips on Writer’s Block
Got Writer’s Block?
6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
Tips for Dealing With Writer’s Block
Improvement:
Improve Your Writing Habits Now
5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
Getting Over Roleplaying Insecurities
Improve Your Paras
Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
Writing Better Than You Normally Do
How’s My Driving?
Motivation:
Backhanding procrastination
On habits and taking care of yourself || Response
More troubles with writing motivation
The inner critic and ways to fight it
The writing life is hard on us
For troubles with starting your story
Writing to be published
"You’re a writer, will you write this for me?"
Writing a story that’s doomed to suck
Writing stamina builds slowly
When depression goes and writing goes with it
Additional inner critic strategies
Tips on conquering NaNoWriMo (or any project, really)
You will change as a writer
Ways to keep writing while in school
13 quick tips when you’re starting your novel
First draft blues
Getting in your own way 
Writing an Application:
How to: Make That Application Your Bitch
How to: Make Your App Better
How to: Submit a Flawless Audition
10 Tips for Applying
Para Sample Ideas
5 Tips on Writing an IC Para Sample
Writing an IC Sample Without Escaping From the Bio
How to: Create a Worthy IC Para Sample
How to: Write an Impressive Para Sample
How to: Lengthen Short Para’s
Prompts:
Drabble Stuff
Prompts List
Writing Prompts
Drabble Prompts
How to Get Into Character
Writing Challenges/Prompts
A Study in Writing Prompts for RPs
Para Prompts & Ideas
Writing Prompts for Journal Entries
A List of Para Starters

pieissupernatural:

MY WRITING MASTERPOST

I just have a lot of writing tips and masterposts and just stuff in my likes and I decided to put them all into this. All rights goes to the people who made them.

Cool Other Masterposts:

General:

Characters:

Tips on Writing Dialogue:

Tips on Writing Point of View:

Style & Craft of Writing:

Content:

Revision:

Plot, Structure, & Outline:

Setting & Making Your Own World

Helpful Tools & Software:

Grammer & Revision:

Creativity Boosters:

Improvement:

Motivation:

Writing an Application:

Prompts:

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2 weeks ago - 15,590 notes

reignofdreams:

September marks the start of NaNo Prep.  Since I haven’t seen any calendars for this year yet, I decided to make my own.

The full-size and download links are over on my deviantART page here.

If you want to know more about National Novel Writing Month, visit their site here or send me an ask.

(the background images aren’t mine)

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3 weeks ago - 2,156 notes

❝A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.❞ - Irish proverb  (via paradiche)

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favorite-season:

End of the Trail by Melanie Kern-Favilla

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End of the Trail by Melanie Kern-Favilla

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girlsbydaylight:

Frozen by 契回 on pixiv

girlsbydaylight:

Frozen by 契回 on pixiv

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3 weeks ago - 1,127 notes

dyslexic-kids:

Many of you saw this when I originally posted it a few months ago, and it was incredibly popular. However, we have a lot of new people and I thought they might want to see it, as well.  Dyslexia is often accompanied by other conditions such as ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia.

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micdotcom:

12 invaluable life lessons we learned from children’s books

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1 month ago - 2,116 notes

Let’s Make Fun Of: Anthropologie Furniture

lizgalvao:

I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).

They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.

If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:

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1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening

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2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring

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3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)


Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?

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❝Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.❞ - John Berger (via exoticwild)

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