she is terrifying
with hands like silk and sandpaper
she is the place you go to sin
she is the place you go to repent…
You cannot love her like she is not a sinner too
You cannot love her like she is not a sinner too
Instead of whispered, consider:
- said in an undertone
- said low
- said into someone’s ear
- said softly
- said under one’s breath
- said in hushed tones
aye lil mama let me insinuate in ya ear
Dante’s Inferno: a helpful diagram to eternal damnation
Months have passed but Neverland still dances behind her eyes and she is plagued by troublesome thoughts of the Pan. She supposes this is her punishment for choosing to leave (escape), commandeering his shadow to help her do so. A fitting punishment, she thinks. For a queen to abandon her realm is the highest sort of disgrace.
It’s a wonder that he hasn’t come after her yet, but as the days turned into weeks and months without him or his shadow slinking across her windowsill, she feels he has forgotten about her. Children are forgetful and careless, casting aside their playthings and replacing them just as easily. It would make sense for the eternal boy king to be the very epitome of this.
These links include articles, playlists, images, tips and tutorials on building character archetypes. None of the content belongs to me. Please, take it with a grain of salt: not all information has been reviewed.
- Jungian Archetypes
- A Gallery of Archetypes
- Major Archetypes
- The 12 Common Archetypes
- About Archetypes
- What is an Archetype?
- Character Archetypes and Narrative Writing
- Definining Character Archetypes
- Creating Archetypal Characters
- Archetypes + Formulas
- List of Character Archetypes
- A List of Character Archetypes
- Eight Female Archetypes
- Heroine Archetypes
- Master Character Heroines
- Archetypes for Heroes and Heroines
- Achetypes, Myths and Characters
- The Archetypes of the Hero’s Journey
- Eight Hero Archetypes
- The Nine Hero Archetypes
- Creating Heroes and Heroines
- How To Create Better Villains
- Top Three Villain Archetypes
- The Fanatic
- The Bastard
- The Tyrant
- Queen, Medial, Amazon, Hetaria.
- Female Archetypes We Haven’t Talked About
- Queen, Mother, Wise Woman and Lover
- The Five Feminine Sexual Archetypes
- King, Warrior, Magician, Lover.
- The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
- Apollo Archetype
- Male Archetypes
and all apart
There’s firewhiskey on his breath as his mouth hovers above hers, a fierce determination in his eyes and a rigid disquiet about the stance of his body as he looms over her. Hermione finds she cannot look at him enough.
pairing: draco + hermione
rating: M (by H&V guidelines)
prompt: in hbp right before draco goes and attempts to kill dumbledore, hermione bumps into him and they fight and she sees his dark mark by fuckingdraco
It’s long past curfew and Hermione finds herself stewing over Harry’s words. The certainty in them is not something unusual. Harry always was the firmest believer in his running leaps of reasoning, but the way he bit out Malfoy’s name, the burning conviction in those impossibly green eyes of his, makes her squirm with discomfort. He can’t possibly be right this time. Not after he has been so wrong so often before.
(But it’s what she knows, not deep-rooted logic that makes her dismiss Harry’s claims at first, but now…)
Harry shoving the Marauder’s map into her hands with the demand that she keep an eye on Draco Malfoy has made all her fear and anxiety bubble to the surface. And she lies on her side, with only a dim Lumos to see by, squinting at it. She admits that she is the first to scoff at Harry when he comes up with his ridiculous conjectures, but she cannot help but feel the prickle of doubt when she sees Malfoy’s name moving steadily from the dungeons, upwards and purposeful. This is no late night wander through the dark hallways.
Write every day. Everyone says that, I know. They’re right.
Show that writing to someone whose opinion matters. Feedback is important. Anyone who wants you to get better will help you better yourself.
Don’t be afraid to write something you’re not proud of. You don’t owe the world beauty from your body or your words. The good stuff will happen.
Try not to fall in love. Put those feelings somewhere else. That writing will scare you.
Fall in love anyway. You will never write something more honest than what comes out of you when you realize you were running from the wrong things.
Lots of people are reblogging that armour gif again saying they’re happy to know the names of the various parts, so here’s a few more diagrams. Naturally, some styles of armour have extra or different parts and there are specially made suits for jousting and such.
A really important thing to note is that not every soldier/warrior of the time had plate armour. Chainmail was much more common. For as cheap and available as it was, it did a great job against most bladed weapons. It was only when swords made for stabbing and advancements in arrows came about that could break through the links that plate armour started to really get going. But it’s expensive and has to be custom made for each warrior, unlike the one-size-fits-all chainmail tunics.
The main thing to keep in mind when designing armour is what purpose you want it to serve. Does your character need maximum mobility? How do they fight? Do they come from a background where they could get their hands on a fitting suit? And if they are wearing a full suit of armour, make bloody well sure they can move in it! Fantasy armour is more often than not, impractical and does not “meld” together. Ever play a video game and your character’s armour will clip through their own body? Yeah, don’t do that. You’ll feel like a master if you come up with armour that fits well.
epic songs to write to pt. two, a playlist for writers [listen here]
main titles, alan menken; pirate battle, liquid cinema; i see fire, ed sheeran; o death, jen titus; safe and sound, vitamin string quartet; the rain of castamere, the national; death of cedric, gof ost; a lannister always pays his debts, ramin djawadi; debris, steven price; lily’s theme, alexandre desplat; aurora borealis, steven price; doctor who xi, murry gold; invincible, mgk; epilogue, les mis cast;
Blubbering: Unattractive, loud crying. Characterized by mutters, truncated, erratic breathing, clinched facial expressions and hunched posture.
Hyperventilate-Crying: Forceful crying causing heavy breathing, resulting in the inability to speak or produce sounds even resembling words.
Scream-Crying: Violent crying accompanied with bouts of yelling or sometimes shrieking. May also include slapping, punching or other physical expressions of distress.
Silent Tears: Soft, inaudible crying that does not draw attention; May manifest only in a single tear rolling down one’s cheek.
Sobbing: Heavy crying with a large volume tears flowing steadily; Generally audible but not inappropriately loud.
Sniveling: Audible, but soft crying, also prone to muttering and erratic breathing; May also show signs of drool or mucus.
Weeping: A gentler version of sobbing; Involves soft, steady stream of tears with some times lightly audible signs of distress.
Whimpering: Soft crying usually including few or no tears at all; Often incorporates muttering and/or high-pitched sighs.
take word wars to the next level. go to battle with those who have higher word counts than you. claim their words as your own when you become the victor. win
We have more Gods and Goddesses than you can shake a stick at.
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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!!
Guides, Resources, and Writing Tips Oh My!
Guide to Murphy’s Law.
(What can go wrong, will go wrong)
1. Back it up!
Dropbox, Google Drive, Icloud.
A few years ago I would have said USB or Data CD, but in this day and age I would say keep it in the cloud. All my writing files are saved on Dropbox which means every time I save, it’s already updated on dropbox and on my other computer. So, if my computer crashes I don’t have to worry. Remember back it up!
2. Get By With A Little Help from Your Friends.
Know where you can go for support. Do you have a writing buddy? Are you on a forum? Do you have a friend who is going to commit to the challenge? Have their info ready, because at some point we all crack. Just have someone or someones who will listen to you complain about how you are the most awful writer and why the hell did you start this process in the first place. That person will hopefully remind you why you’re doing this and all the things you can get out of it.
Sure you’re using your computer, but have your other tools ready. A notebook, your iphone with your notes, your index cards.
Also, remember your outlines, your character sheets, your research and have wiki and google on standby.
Guide to keeping our sanity.
1.Give up your Harry Potter, Pulitzer prize winning notions.
NaNoWriMo is an exercise. It’s a test in endurance, in will power and focus. It is also a rough draft which means it is going to suck. Secondly, most full manuscripts are from 80k-100k…so it’s not a full novel. Do not spend your time freaking out about how good it is. Good comes later. Just get 50k words down.
2. Avoid the distracting parts of the internet.
Facebook, twitter and even Tumblr. Unless, you are going to get writing tips, do some quick research or check in with your writing partner you should NOT be on the internet. It’s as simple as that.
3.Don’t compare yourself to others.
Just, because you can write 5k words in one day does not mean you are Shakespeare. Just, because you have barely scraped past your daily goal doesn’t mean you suck. Everyone writes at their own pace.
4. You are not ready for Beta Readers.
No one needs to be reading what you are writing! No one. This first month is not for getting feedback and figuring out if your book makes sense. It’s to get it all down. It’s to bring the beginning, middle and end of your story into existence. This is not the time to bring in opinions that will only discourage you or give you a false sense of your skill. Again, your first draft is gonna suck!
5. Stop editing!
I do not care if you noticed a an extra comma, if you’re not sure you spelled that big word correctly or if something seems not right. Leave it. When you’re doing you’re rewrite, that’s the time to edit.
Guide to Keeping Healthy.
When I am writing, I can literally go days without drinking a glass of water. Stay hydrated. Keep your mouth moist as your fingers do the talking.
2. Take breaks.
I don’t mean go sit and watch all your primetime shows during your allotted writing time, but…. yup go to the bathroom, walk around your living room, eat your meals and have a stretch. Staring at a computer or word processor for hours can get to your back, your hands, your wrists, your shoulders and your eyes.
3.Comfort and Support.
I have wrist pain (I think it’s carpal tunnel, but my doc disagrees) so I wear a brace especially when on my computer. I also have padding below my keyboard. Think about what will keep you comfortable. Fingerless gloves, cushions, feet warmers. I don’t know, but be comfortable.
Guide to Your Happiness.
You’re just sitting at a table, but writing is busy work. It will make you feel tired, your brain feel foggy and suddenly bed seems like the perfect place even if it’s just 5pm.
You need something to keep you lucid. For me it’s a cup of Lipton tea. But for others it can be soda and the ever important coffee.
I am going to buy myself a party size pack of Reese’s Buttercup and probably my favorite ice cream candy bar, because they give me a rush of pleasure with every bite. But, I am also going to buy red grapes, because I love them.
Gather your snacks before hand. Your guilty pleasures and your healthy ones. Have something close by that you can munch on while the creative juices are flowing.
Guide to your personal Motivation.
1. Computer Wallpaper.
For the last few weeks my wallpaper is this beautiful black on white number that I found on tumblr by Brewed Rebels that reads “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” It’s a quote from the film Inception and every time I turn my computer off, close a window, etc I see it. It’s my inspiration. My dream is to be a writer and every time I see it it reminds me not to be afraid of my big dreams.
Get something like that for yourself.
2. Goals and Rewards.
We know the ultimate goal is 50k words in 30 days, but set some smaller goals and give yourself a reward. The most common practice is probably giving yourself a small gift every 5k words you complete. This can be a book, a bag of candy…anything that can motivate you.
My daily goal is to watch an episode or 2 of Supernatural, which I am currently binge watching.
You may want to put another reward at the end of the 30 days as well. The ultimate reward is of course 50k, BUT you can talk yourself out of that. You can always say things like ‘well, I don’t have to get 50k now, I can just keep writing in December.”
No, give yourself more incentive if you think you may talk yourself out of it. Perhaps you should say “if I finish this book I can buy that expensive purse I’ve had my eyes on and walked past three times last week.” You know what I mean. Treat yourself to something. Give yourself the ultimate reward that you can afford.
Remember! You can’t tell all your friends that you’re a legit novelist and that you have written a book, if you don’t WRITE THE BOOK. Bragging rights is probably one of the best things in the world. It will take someone 10 years to do something you are going to do in 30 days.
Below are resources such as writing tips, dictionary sites, story generators, places to look up names and other tips from all over the web.
Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block
Six Simple and Difficult Tips for Beating Writer’s Block.
Symptoms and Cures for Writer’s Block
13 Famous Writers on Overcoming Writer’s Block
10 Types of Writers Block and How to Overcome Them
Overcoming Writer’s Block
NaNoWriMo Tips from the Web
Helpful Tools Guide
Scrivener NaNoWriMo Trial Offer -BEST writing software (IMO)
YWriter - Free Writing Software.
A list of Progress trackers and word counters
Write or Die- productivity app that forces you to write by providing consequences for distraction and procrastination
World Lingo- Translations
The Best of British- American’s guide to speaking British
Behind the Name -Name Meanings.
Seven Sanctum-A collection of ‘generators’ that make random characters, plots, ideas and more
Serenity- generates places, character names, title generator and descriptions
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