7 Sorts of Character To Avoid in Your Novel7 Sorts of Character To Avoid in Your Novel7 Sorts of Character To Avoid in Your Novel8 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 2 “Bad Character Types”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Last we talked about the Types of Character you could add to your writing. But there are also character types that you want to avoid as much as you can. Using the following types of character is usually the result of creating them only to move the plot along. And while moving the plot is important, it is equally so to create an organic world that mimics the originality in the world around us—especially in the complexity and uniqueness of every human. I encourage you to go through your novel or cast of characters, and either eliminate or improve e
drawn-eyed closurespineless princess in her backless dress,drawn-eyed closure15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
boneless muscle caricature
like she's tim burton's daughter,
those whispers keel over
(you were always fearful
of cracking up, breaking
down, breath hitches
and teary eyes were only meant
for quiet showings.)
and we never embrace anymore,
never peck each other
because it's so cliche
for you to fly away from me,
a wide-eyed bird,
but i kiss the corners
of your lying, lonely lips
because i love you anyways.
(Alfred x Reader) Best Thing I Never Knew I Needed(Alfred x Reader) Best Thing I Never Knew I Needed1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Aw, damn it!"
You looked up as you heard a loud crash from the kitchen, followed by your boyfriend cussing like a sailor. Sighing, you closed you laptop and stood up from the couch, making a beeline toward the kitchen.
"Alfred, what'd you break?" You didn't even need to know how it happened--you just had to make sure that nothing valuable had been broken (cause' if another one of your mothers plates had been broken, she was going to kill you). But judging by the shattered bowl shards scattered on the ground, the plates would survive another day.
"I was trying to grab a plate out of the cabinet, but there was a bowl sitting on top of it. I tried to be cool and balance the bowl on the plate as I was getting it out, but uh, that didn't work too well..." Alfred rubbed the back of his neck, a guilty smile on his face. You shook your head at your boyfriends antics.
"Come on, Al. Did it occur to you to just move the bowl off the plate before you got it out?"
"But it looked so much coo
Too Far Gone“C'mon, babe, jus’ follow the sound o' my voice!” Catalina called from my bedroom. “Got somethin' to show ya!”Too Far Gone5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was my nineteenth birthday; the party was over; my parents were sleeping. I’d taken it on myself to start cleaning up when I heard Catalina. I smiled, setting down the big, black garbage bag and walking to my room. “Yeah? You d-” I froze in the doorway, my jaw hanging open.
Catalina looked so proud of herself. She was on my bed, stripped down to her underwear. She sat up straight, swaying as though she might fall over, her soft gut pouring over the front of her panties, hanging down, pudgy, pale and jiggling with every movement. She saw me staring, and smirked, “Like wha'chu see?” she motioned me closer, “Come closer.”
She didn’t need to ask twice. I climbed onto the bed, pulling her close, grabbing her love handles and relishing the feel of her silky-smooth skin giving way to the pressure
MarionetteYou pulled on my strings,Marionette22 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
And whispered sweet nothings in my ear...
But just like that object,
You threw me away when you no longer needed me...
Yet again it's been proven to me...
That I'm nothing more...
Than a soulless marionette...
W h a t A m I ?Just what am I,W h a t A m I ?5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
While drinking bitter
liquor from your passed
of a flask.
I am a force not
even God can interfere.
The very meaning
of the word fear.
Ghost in the shadows,
a demon who taunts,
& you're the very
being that I
I Could Do It, You Know?I could kill myself, you know?I Could Do It, You Know?18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I could put the razor against my skin.
I could wear the rope as a necklace—
Death by asphyxiation, watching the world fade into a glow.
All sights blurred and memories drawn into a line, so very thin...
Trapped to watch the my life play over; Oh! how hopeless I am; How reckless!
Bounded and ball gagged before the movie I had abruptly ended,
Forced to watch each cruel act I had cast upon myself,
The end result with bare body hanging or bleeding.
A single note, holding my final words and what I wished when I was descended;
Let it begin with, “If you’re reading this, I’m no longer myself,
“I hang before you as a corpse with no more suffering, no more pleading.”
I could do it, you know?
I could die without any remorse.
You would be able to say the same
When you see me lifeless?
Growing Around - Episodes - Opposite Day (Draft 2)[This episode should be exaggerated in it’s set up. All the backgrounds and settings will have a surreal edge to them, and the Dunn’s friends will be acting abnormally out of character. The episode starts with the horrible sound of an alarm clock. It should be annoying, but not realistic enough to annoy the audience. Linda rolls over. They are in the master bedroom, which looks like the bedroom in a typical world]Growing Around - Episodes - Opposite Day (Draft 2)17 hours ago in Comedy More Like This
Linda: Ugh, what is that noise!? Why won’t it stop?
Robert: Ugh Sally, can I please have five more minutes? School doesn’t start for another hour!
Linda: Robbie, what are you doing in my room?
[Robert wakes up]
Robert: Linda, why are you in my bedroom? Wait, why are we in Sally & Timmy’s room?
[Linda wakes up]
Linda: Ugh, probably some strange prank. Now can you please do something about that horrible noise? Where is it coming from?
[Robert picks up the clock]
Robert: I think that it’s coming from this.
[He rattles it a few times, unable to
Thug!Levi x Noble!Reader: Hide me!Running.Thug!Levi x Noble!Reader: Hide me!7 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
I was running. If they caught me my life would be nothing more than a living hell. You see I came from a noble family that lived in the inner wall, wall Sina. The youngest of five children all of which being male and I was the only female it was only a matter of time till my parents wanted to sell me off to the highest bidder. The highest bidder turned out to be nothing more than a man that was three times my age and the most abusive, vile man I'd ever met. So I ran.
The Military Police were notified as soon as it was clear that I was gone, which wasn't long after I ran. The disguise wasn't much but it worked for a short while. I'd disguised myself to look like a male, for once in my life I was happy to be flat chested. I hid my (H/L) (H/C) hair under a cap, swapping a dress for black pants, a white dress shirt and one of my brothers red waist coats. I don't want to go back, I don't want to marry him, I want a life, my own life to make my own decisions. Was it so much to
Hated by loveI long for love to make my life happyHated by love14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
But all it brings me is pain and sorrow
I keep trying, I keep fighting, always
Simply because I have no other option
This is what happens when love hates you
Boxers: Tadashi Hamada x ReaderBoxers: Tadashi Hamada x Reader18 hours ago in Humor More Like This
“Tadashi! Are you almost ready?! We’re going to be late, if you don’t hurry up!” you call out as you hurry up the stairs to his room.
“(Name)?!” he calls back. “Wait! Don’t come up here!”
But it’s too late. You’ve already bounded passed Hiro’s side of the room and over to Tadashi’s side. You stop and take him in. He’s only wearing a t-shirt and a pair of boxers. You can’t help but grin in amusement. Crossing your arms, you lean against the corner of the wall, “Pokémon boxers, huh?” The blue fabric was decorated with Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander.
He cheeks flush as he scrambles to grab his pants and put them on. “Don’t laugh,” he says in a stern tone.
“Too late,” you respond, already starting to giggle. “Oh my gosh, you’re the biggest nerd that I know!” your g
Godzilla stomps into DEATH BATTLE!Godzilla stomps into DEATH BATTLE!19 hours ago in Profiles More Like This
-Species: Mutated Godzillasaurus
-Age: 150,000,000 years old.
-Height: 50-336 meters tall (164-1,106 feet).
-Weight: 90,000 tons (201,599,903 pounds).
-First Appearance: Gojira (1954)
-Defeated King Ghidorah with the aid of Rodan and Mothra.
-Drove off King Ghidorah and the Xiliens
-Killed both King Condor and Ebirah.
-Aided his son in defeating Kumonga.
-Survived the inside of a black hole, thrice and came out unharmed.
-Spent 5 years, trapped in the core of a volcano and was completely unfazed.
-Laughs off any and every attempt of the military to try and kill him.
-Has caused massive amounts of destruction to parts of the world.
FeralHe told of how he'd found her whenFeral8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
a comet streaked by overhead.
While later, people asked where she had gone.
Listing distantly, replied,
with heaven drifting through his eyes:
She's with me now, a patch of blue,
trusting where she takes me to
from a world not meant for us.
I'm by her side, and on the run.
We stop and rest when evening comes
to love her 'neath the stars
when day is done; my feral one.
And when the comet comes, she'll leave
that day, and here I'll lay
where I'll love her 'neath the stars
when day is done; my feral one.
Race Against Time(Assassin!Golden Freddy x Reader)Race Against Time(Assassin!Golden Freddy x Reader)20 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
Listen/Watch while reading: [link]
The crowd roared with energy and excitement as the guillotine was lowered, beheading another victim.
The ticking second hand finally reached five till and noon struck. The hooded being flipped the cover of the pocketwatch shut as he put it away and began to run.
His race against time had begun.
The soldiers happily threw the headless body onto the wagon below, the crowd exploded with enthusiasm. The guillotine blade was raised again as the head commander looked over his soldiers and turned his attention back to the crowd.
He smirked as he watched another victim being escorted up the steps to the guillotine.
The golden hooded being jumped, dodged, and slide under/over every obstacle that crossed his path. S
RainThe rain did not start slowly,Rain7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Instead, it fell quickly,
Like a skyward bucket,
Upended on the lazy earth below.
Fat raindrops drum their own,
Frantic beat, with thunder, like a distant drum.
And the wind can't stop from singing the melody.
Each sky-splitting crash is followed by an arc of light,
Tracing its erratic pattern across the canvas of the clouds
Only to vanish into thin air,
Only to strike again.
And, even through a curtain of rain swollen clouds,
The sun manages to sneak a few rays through,
As if to let us know it is still there.
But they are cut off, like a closed door,
As the storm resumes its fury.
And you can still hear the thunder,
Like the beat of a far off drum,
As the world becomes water,
And the water becomes life.
earth in five movementsthe orange dance of lifeearth in five movements12 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
sees a wavering seam, an
eternal thread of smoke
the limits of space
to the surface of the sea
precious blue mantle
swirling with wild clouds and dust
protects us from the fierce sun
the glistening flow
of infinite to infinite blue
ripples to become
the swaying creation
of all coral
accretion disk whirls in space
cools and hardens to a globe
the stage for living is set
mixing to the wisp
light above physical
bright spirit of life
Fancy Party Shenanigans: ProloguePrologue:Fancy Party Shenanigans: Prologue18 hours ago in Humor More Like This
“Oh no…” the fox mumbled as his eyes scanned the letter in his hands. He groaned, hanging his head low in defeat.
“What troubles you?” a sweet yet robotic voice asked behind him. CC walked towards the two-tailed fox, tugging on his lab coat to encourage him to answer her. Tails smiled as he turned to her.
“Oh, it’s just this charity event on behalf of Yellow Sky Industries. I completely forgot I agreed to it.”
“Do you mean the annual Young Heroes barbeque? I have heard a lot about that.” CC responded.
“I wish. That would be a blast. No, this is some banquet thing I have to host for the ‘upper class’ folk in town. You can’t get these guys to donate money to anything unless they’ve had their fill of crumpets and what not,” Tails growled, crumpling the letter into a ball before tossing it in a nearby bin, but CC let out a buzz of excitement.
“A social?! With guests to entertain
the lessonFollowing the last communiquethe lesson8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
of any order
we'll not find a posteriori death
no grand apocalypse
carried off in bits by ants
or hurtling beside us
like dark matter twins
nestled in our bullet blue capsules
fighting us for singular dimension.
Under stones, behind the clouds
sleeping in fire, circling in bodies
we'll turn over nothing in nothing
that doesn't lead the way to these:
of my judas tree;
Be Gone Foul DemonBe Gone DemonBe Gone Foul Demon6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Be Gone foul Demon
Away from my eyes
For you have made me cry
Telling other innocent people these pitiful lies
You work for the devil
Taking this into a whole new level
This page is my realm
If you think you can control my helm
This is my ship I steer
So let me be clear:
This is my page
You oh faceless demon, whom needs to be placed in a cage
You need to go away
Sooner or later you will be slayed
Out of sight
Out of mind
You have no rights
To continue this plight
You may have gotten the kicks in this
But you’re just being a piece of shit
And you will soon get it
Who are you really?
Just a coward behind a computer
In which your doings can affect your whole entire future
What are your goals from this endless torture?
Increasing mindless pain
With your sick little game
Having nothing to gain
You have a faceless ghostless name
That will soon be in vain
Never spoken too
People are booing at you
For your lame dramatic act
And that’s a fact
Now be gone foul
OC LITERARY REFERENCE: LilithName: LilithOC LITERARY REFERENCE: Lilith3 hours ago in Profiles More Like This
Species: Mermaid/Siren hybrid
Age: 4,723 years old
Length: 11'3 from head to caudal fin
Weight: 623 lbs
Skin Color: Deeply Tanned (similar to Polynesian/Hawaiian skintone)
Hair Color: Silvery White
Eye Color: Orchid
Personality: Bubbly and outgoing, a bit spoiled, pouts pretty often, too curious for her own good
Likes: Watching humans (singers especially), strawberries and lemonade, examining old submarine wrecks, loves to play checkers
Dislikes: Pelicans and dolphins (considers both irritating), sea-mines, interacting with other sirens
Appearance: Toned from constantly swimming, violet gillslits on side of the neck and ribcage, mid-sized breasts (no nips yo), "areolas" colored same shade as eyes, tail begins at hips, forming a low angled vee, tail is smooth like dolphin flesh and is colored orchid, tail is fan shaped (similar to the
Children teaching usIt’s funny what we can learn from kids.Children teaching us4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
They are secluded and don’t know the world.
Yet they continue to surprise us by their knowledge.
They are able to find a way to make everything better.
To remain happy when they should not.
To laugh when they cry.
They know sadness,
They are able to feel it,
But they still move on.
Each day is a new day for them.
They may remember the past,
But they don’t dwell on it.
We have a lot to learn from children.
They show us how to live.
Do not focus on the bad,
And laugh all the way.
Ready to FlyReady to Fly15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Indeed you managed to sprout from concrete,
But at your own cost.
Each joyous day success is gained
In spite of all that you've lost.
As you gradually continue to grow
Minus all the shiny medals
Please find it in your heart
To embrace your damaged petals.
As society tries to detach your stems
Don't ever let them break you.
Through good and bad the haters hate
But they played no role to make you.
Remember no matter what they claim
If you can dream you can fly.
So raise your petals; spread your wings.
Fly beyond the stars, deep into the sky.
Dazzling Greedstars are made to be wished upon,Dazzling Greed21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
not to witness your guilty desires.
(Levi x Shy!Reader) Notice Me Senpai! (CRACK)Mild warning for language(Levi x Shy!Reader) Notice Me Senpai! (CRACK)19 hours ago in Humor More Like This
“I really don't think that's a good idea, Reiner...” you mumbled nervously as you bit your lip.
“Aww c'mon, (name)! You need to loosen up.” He patted your shoulder as he grabbed your book from your hands and placed it on the small table in front of you. “Learn to have some fun!”
“That book was fun.” You pouted and looked over to Armin for help. He was sitting on the sofa that was next to where you were seated. You spent most of your days in the library reading with Armin.
“I know this is going to sound weird coming from me, (name)” Armin said as he marked his book and set it on the table next to yours. “but, I think this would be a good opportunity for you to open up.” He smiled gently as your pout turned into a glare. You were extremely shy and because of that only had a few friends, Armin and Christa being the closest.
“You're in too, Armin?” Christa bounced excited