ivanebeoulve:

adventuresintimeandspace:

Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.

yeah, for writting..

yeahwriters:

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referenceforwriters:

Hemingway App

thetrolliestcritic:

Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. 

Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.

This is awesome!!!

do you have any resources that help create online timelines? ― Anonymous

How would one go about writing a riot scene? I'm writing this post-apocalyptic book, and in it, there's a scene where some civilians riot against their government. Do you have any resources on what a riot looks like, smells like, sounds like, what is used to quell riots, etc? Thanks. ― Anonymous

characterandwritinghelp:

thewritingcafe:

Riots vary widely.

  • What it Looks Like: It might start out as a peaceful protest and law enforcement might be the ones who start the riot. This is common. Riots can be small or large. They can be in a small space or they can spread out over a large area. There might be looting in stores, people running away, people lying in the street, people climbing things to get away from whatever is on the ground. Look for some videos of riots and find one that is similar to yours.
  • What it smells like: It might not smell like anything out of the ordinary. It might smell like blood or like a certain gas. Your character, if in a tight space, might smell sweat and other people.
  • What it sounds like: Again, this can vary. It might be loud and it might not be. People might be screaming or shouting. There might be gunfire or people falling on the ground or car alarms going off. Like I said above, looking at videos of riots can help you with this.
  • How they end: This depends on the technology and what law enforcement is allowed to use. Do they have protective gear? Guns? Pepper spray? Gas of some kind? Tanks? Swords? Knives? Clubs? Whips? Magic? Do they arrest people or just chase them away? Do they attack them? Do people run away in fear or do they stand their ground until they are all injured or arrested?

I would also suggest personal accounts of riots on sites like experience project.

On the subject of protests: Cracked.com recently ran an article in which they interviewed some folks who were a part of a major Ukranian protest movement that interested writers might like to read.

heretobeofhelp:

This is a small list of website links to look at when writer a story or even a starter for roleplaying. Want to know how to describe something or someone? Check out this list. 

Words to describe behavior 

Words to describe someone’s voice

Words to describe Someone’s voice #2

Words to describe physical features of a person

Words to describe behavior #2

Words to describe someone’s voice #3

Words to describe a character’s mood

Words to describe someone’s facial expressions  

Words to describe someone’s face 100 words

Words to describe hair

Words to describe Texture

Words to describe emotions

Words to describe female clothing

Action Verb word list

amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

Types of Humor: The 5 “S”s

philip-the-nickel:

Slapstick: physical humor, as in humor found from physical stimuli or physical reactions. Ex: farts, sex, AFV, pie to the face, Three Stooges.
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Sarcastic: double-entente humor, as in humor based off of the ironic difference between literal and intended meaning. Ex: Bert and Ernie, Squidward, 9th Doctor, Sam Winchester
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Subtle: dry or deadpan humor, as in humor which is found by an unaffected delivery of emotional or radical subject material. Ex: Mikasa, Jeff Dunham, Sheldon, Phil Coulson, Castiel
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Satirical: ridiculing humor, as in humor which seeks to mock faults in the status quos or belief systems. Ex: Deadpool, SNL, Monty Python, Springtime with Hitler
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Sardonic: dark humor, as in humor which plays off of tragic events to create a grim irony. Ex: Cruel Irony, “Laugh to keep from crying”,  Shakespeare, Olaf the Snowman
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-Now, keep in mind that people can have one or many of these types of humors, and often can appreciate one or many types of humor. Its good to give a character some funny aspects to them, and hopefully this little cheat sheet will help you decide what kind of aspects that might be.-

writeworld:

10 secrets to writing a memoir
by Now Novel

Memoir writing is not just a popular commercial genre but a satisfying and sometimes even therapeutic creative endeavour. Some of the keys to memoir writing are unique to the genre while others are similar to the advice you’d hear for any other type of writing with a bit of an added twist.

  1. Know your field. As with any genre, you should be well-read in the best the memoir has to offer before embarking on your own. Look into some of the award-winning and best-selling memoirs such as those by Frank McCourt, Mary Karr and Dorothy Allison, and try to sample a variety from different times and places. You probably won’t like everything that you read even amongst the popular memoirists; when that happens, note what you disliked about the memoir and why.
  2. Remember it’s a story first and foremost. You have all the techniques of fiction at your disposal, and you should use them. This can be anything from recreating dialogue to rearranging the order in which you tell your story. Just because it happened to you in a linear fashion doesn’t mean your memoir has to be linear as well.

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kastiakbc:

theironduchess:

More logical fallacies for your viewing pleasure (1/2)

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why the hell  didn’t i have this during philosophy ;____________;

useful links about the 50s/60s/70s for fanfiction/imagine writers!!

sodaspop:

slang:

  • 50s 
  • 60s
  • 70s (includes lots of phrases used by hippies)

fashion:

music:

movies:

culture:

inventions:

extras:

it’s good to be well-informed when writing fanfictions and such and i hope this helps u guys out!!!

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