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fashioninfographics:

Visual Shoe Dictionary
More Visual Glossaries: Backpacks / Bags / Bra Types / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Shapes / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Eyeliner Strokes / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Lingerie / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines /  Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Tops / Underwear / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool
Via

See this is good.  Because the best I can get with describing shoes is basically:
"So what kind of shoes do you wear?"
"Um…  The feet ones."

fashioninfographics:

Visual Shoe Dictionary

More Visual Glossaries: Backpacks / Bags / Bra Types / HatsBelt knots / CoatsCollarsDarts / Dress Shapes / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Eyeliner Strokes / Hangers / Harem PantsHeels / Lingerie / Nail shapes / NecklacesNecklinesPuffy SleevesShoes / ShortsSilhouettes / SkirtsTartans / Tops / Underwear / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool

Via

See this is good.  Because the best I can get with describing shoes is basically:

"So what kind of shoes do you wear?"

"Um…  The feet ones."

Reblog if you love to write.

ohfortheloveofchuck:

Whether it be fanfiction, original stories, drabbles, songs, poems, books, or anything that has to do with creative words, then reblog. Let’s gather all the writers of Tumblr together.

That’s so me right now. I’m staring at my screen like, how do I story?

How do you story?

YOU CAN STORY VIA PROMPTS FROM ‘WRITER’S DIGEST’

YOU CAN STORY VIA REDDIT’S PROMPTS

YOU CAN STORY VIA THETEACHERSCORNER PROMPTS

YOU CAN STORY

CAN STORY

STORY

And if you follow anyone who writes, you can ask then to give you a prompt (or maybe 3 words to put into a story), and I’m sure they’d be more than happy to reply.  

(Source: insaneandproudofit)

Got any questions after reading this? If you do, feel free to message me or maybe go actually read a book about it.  

I recommend Ninja: The Shadow Warrior by Joel Levy.

demeaniac:

wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.
[x]

a list of my pronouns, everyone

demeaniac:

wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.

[x]

a list of my pronouns, everyone

Sam’s Writing Tip #22

You want to expand your vocabulary?

Go to a bookstore, go to education, and find a book on the GREs, or any other test like it.

The GREs are a test you have to take to get into business school after college.

But, regardless of if you’re in college or not, if you get a book on the vocabulary section of the GREs, such as this one: [x], and begin to memorize the words in there, not only will you have the vocabulary of an educated individual, you’ll also have that much less studying to do when you finally get to the GREs themselves.

Though, for the first days of studying your new words, the only complicated vocabulary you’ll have will start with the letter ‘A’.

characterdesigninspiration:

Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

Feedback for teen writers from Dr.Glitter: PhD in literature and professor

Hey!  Just started following your blog! I’m a professor- I have a PhD in literature and it has always been my dream to help teen writers. I’ve been getting requests to give teen writers on tumblr feedback on the writing on their blogs. I’m offering free detailed feedback on writing to anyone interested. The details are in my blog post. I would really appreciate it if you shared this resource! I know there are teen writers out there looking for some input. Thank you! blog.http://myspoonfulofglitter.tumblr.com/post/91974935324/drglitters-feedback-request-and-receive-detailed

ragnaroked:

  • found their phone number in a library book au
  • hitchhiker ride au
  • met through online rpg au
  • disneyworld cosplayers au
  • accidentally taking each other’s bags au
  • camp councelors au
  • antiques shop au
  • called the wrong number while drunk au
  • sex shop au
  • found their dog au
  • crashed the their car au
  • yoga class au
  • public demonstration au

(Source: fionagallagherrr)

nikaalexandra:

OKAY SIT DOWN SHUT UP, WE’RE GONNA TALK COLORS

THIS IS SAPPHIRE

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THIS IS TEAL

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THIS IS PERIWINKLE

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THIS IS AZURE

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 AND THIS IS TURQUOISE

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WONDER WHY THOSE ALL DON’T LOOK LIKE THE SAME COLOR? BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT 

OTHER THAN BEING PART OF THE SAME FAMILY OF BLUES, THEY ARE NOT ALL THE SAME FUCKING COLOR! WHY WOULD THEY ALL BE THE SAME FUCKING COLOR! DO YOU THINK WE JUST NAME NEW COLORS FOR KICKS!?!?!?

WHEN DESCRIBING A CHARACTER’S GOD FORSAKEN EYE COLOR, PICK ONE YA GODDAMN HIPPIE

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
Character Apperance HelpWords to Describe VoiceBody Language Cheat SheetCharacter Development Exercises101 Character Development QuestionsArt of Character DevelopmentIntroducing CharactersCharacters You Need to ReinventMaking Characters LikeableHeros and VillainsDescribing ClothingUnderstanding Body Language100 Positive TraitsMental Illness in WritingConflicts and CharactersIndifferent, Distant CharactersBitchy CharactersDescribing VoiceBeing a BitchHeartless BitchWriting Nice CharactersCharacter QuestionnaireMental DisordersWriting Characters with Mental IllnessWriting Male CharactersPlaying Male CharactersBreaking SterotypesCharacters with GlassesRebellious CharactersWriting Female CharactersWriting Intriuging Male and Female Characters

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


Other
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