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the-right-writing:

Writer Beware makes posts on which publishing houses to avoid at all costs, which words to look for and which words to watch out for in contracts, and several other things that will keep you in control and knowledgeable about the publishing process.  I’d suggest reading through the website if you want to avoid getting ripped off, cheated, or scammed.

I’m just going to reblog this every so often because it’s a site that every writer needs to see.

reblogged 1 day ago @ 31 Aug 2014 with 9,330 notes via/source
Whenever I try to line this, it loses half its charm. This is what my first/concept sketches usually look like! 
Lonlor, Shainaka, Finnalon and Kanaray. 

Whenever I try to line this, it loses half its charm. This is what my first/concept sketches usually look like! 

Lonlor, Shainaka, Finnalon and Kanaray. 

posted 2 days ago @ 30 Aug 2014 with 13 notes
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
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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


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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

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Placement of Speech Tags

All About Names

List of Names

Genre Based

20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes

Other

Word Count

reblogged 2 days ago @ 29 Aug 2014 with 67,633 notes via/source
My chapter notes are always painfully clear when I return to them later. Thanks, Past Me. 

My chapter notes are always painfully clear when I return to them later. Thanks, Past Me. 

posted 1 week ago @ 24 Aug 2014 with 2 notes

haydenmariecreations:

Taking on commissions (5 slots). Signal boosts and questions welcome!

Commission details here. 

Palette meme here (or make up your own palette for the commission). 

Reminder! :) 

reblogged 1 week ago @ 24 Aug 2014 with 18 notes via/source

"Change is comin’, Lonlor Swift. Are you prepared for what it will sing?" 

"Change is comin’, Lonlor Swift. Are you prepared for what it will sing?" 

posted 1 week ago @ 24 Aug 2014 with 10 notes
thetroglodyte:

So I know that Jam is the one known to be the joker in these books, but pffft as if Mordecai doesn’t know the punch line of every joke imaginable and I need to sped my time imagining pre-book events where everyone is happy.
Anyway, these big losers are godsdragongirl's, and I love them.

This would totally happen. 

thetroglodyte:

So I know that Jam is the one known to be the joker in these books, but pffft as if Mordecai doesn’t know the punch line of every joke imaginable and I need to sped my time imagining pre-book events where everyone is happy.

Anyway, these big losers are godsdragongirl's, and I love them.

This would totally happen. 

reblogged 1 week ago @ 21 Aug 2014 with 30 notes via/source
Mordecai (and Juliet) doodles! Crossfire. 

Mordecai (and Juliet) doodles! Crossfire. 

posted 1 week ago @ 21 Aug 2014 with 10 notes

Gunna do doodle sheets of my OCs. (Just sheets full of sketches of each character from any story) Any suggestions?

posted 1 week ago @ 20 Aug 2014 with 3 notes
thetroglodyte:

Coloured the lovely commission I got from godsdragongirl because it was too perfect not too—and to be perfectly honest this is 100% the actual reason I commissioned her because I stare at all her linework and want to colour it!
Just wish I had more than an hour to spend on it D:

thetroglodyte:

Coloured the lovely commission I got from godsdragongirl because it was too perfect not too—and to be perfectly honest this is 100% the actual reason I commissioned her because I stare at all her linework and want to colour it!

Just wish I had more than an hour to spend on it D:

reblogged 2 weeks ago @ 18 Aug 2014 with 9 notes via/source