11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction14 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 7 “Historical Fiction”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Now, I may get in trouble for this from both sides of the historical fiction camp, but I do not believe in a hard difference between historical fiction and alternative historical fiction. Let me take that one step further, I do not believe in the concept of historical fiction, apart from the alternative bit. The reason for my belief is that as soon as you begin to fill in the blanks, for events and motivations outside of the historical record, you have already altered the history—not to mention the dubiousness of most modern historical records. Today, I'm going to give what I believe to be a more helpful and accurate analysis on the genre, and provide tips for wri
I Find MyselfI find myself in my bedroom walls,I Find Myself7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Silent and ever watchful.
I find myself in the worn living room floors,
Beaten down until used to it.
I find myself underneath my bed,
Understanding that I am my own monster.
I find myself looking at the door,
Wondering when it will open.
I find myself peeping through the window,
But night leaves nothing in my sight.
I find myself in old conversations,
My heart finally still.
I find myself stamped into black words,
Wishing for white paint.
I find myself in moonlight,
And beg for the sun.
I find myself in a dream,
After all of this nightmare.
I find myself crying,
Because you are still there.
I find myself hoping that this,
This is the last time.
I find myself turning from you,
There is no use lying.
I find myself smiling,
I find myself a lost cause,
I always find myself
Waiting for you.
Rising from the ashesI sank downRising from the ashes20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the way to the bottom
And I thought
I'd never rise again
But I've found my way
I relied on great friends
I fought hard
And even if I still have
A long way to go
I'll keep trying
I will survive
rainmaker digits digging into my abdomenrainmaker 14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
and for once, my fingers aren't built for judgement
they are not there to pinch the soft rolls off my skin
or to angrily paint red lines of self-hatred
instead, i am uprooting everything i am
everything i used to be
you said that friends are like seasons
they come and go as they please
and that shit changes
and you say that i've changed a lot
within the last nine months
but i still remember how those dogwood petals
felt in my hand and that
freckle on his palm and the way he would
revel in jealousy over my arms
because they were bigger than his
and i remember how his nose crinkled when
his fingers ran over my stomach rolls
and i remember that her favorite perfume was
japanese cherry blossom
and that she wanted to be a dentist and
had a hard time becoming
aware of her emotions
i remember how she would
get so quiet after they made fun of her
when she shaved off half her hair
and i remember how quiet i became after she started
Wing's Random Stuff 6((A/N: This is all just for fun and may have some OOC moments. Please do not take them seriously.))Wing's Random Stuff 611 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
At a meeting, many folks had gather to talk about an upcoming event. Most of them were sitting down as they were waiting for someone...
"What do you mean you forgot the song?!" shouted Hannah's voice in annoyances.
The person behind the door with the Underworld Princess tried to answer her.
"OK, scr-screw, JUST SCREW IT. SCREW IT! Just take my phone and hit random, no just hit random. OK, three, two, one..." started Hannah's voice.
The door then busted opened, reveling Hannah as Aeron, Sebastian, and Alucard were behind her.
I'm a b***
I'm a lover
I'm a child
I'm a mother
I'm a sinner
I'm a saint
Everyone just give the four blink stares. Hannah frowned in annoyances.
"No, ok, turn it off, turn it off," said Hannah as the music was turned off, "It didn't work. It did not work."
"Just learning from your examples," said Lord Death as Spirit smirked a little.
"Oh, catty," chuck
If only i could sleepIf only i could sleep,If only i could sleep17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
make it last for ever and ever,
lose myself down deep,
because in dreams we can be together.
Different Ways Of Life [Sousuke X Reader]Different Ways Of Life [Sousuke X Reader]12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The first time you had ever met him, you were absolutely afraid of him.
When he looked at you, you can feel him just silently judging you. It felt as if he can read your soul. Like he knew every secret. Like he knew everything.. Intimidation radiated off him. His eyes silently conveyed the message, 'Please leave me alone or I will not hesitate to hurt you.'
You had then found out that the aura the was emanating off of him was there for a reason.
You had been walking home from the store one night when you heard some faint screaming noises. You were curious on what was that noise. What is it a dog or something?
You walked down the alley way where you heard the noises coming from. The noises started getting louder and you heard some crunching and slurping noises. What an animal eating something?
You saw a hunched over figure over a corpse. It looked like it was eating the meat of it. You gasped and dropped your bag of ice cream. The figure looked back at you and
Buried ChestI told the crescent my storyBuried Chest23 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And threw the wings of a moth
The stolen departures ashimmer
Like dust in the veins I left
Stare back at me with a gleam caught the ring
And socket where once was a gem
It taken like ice by the wing of the warmth
That proved to me been a lie
Key to the cabinet opened
A fob with the promise of joy
Trees that had fallen in forests
Stood at their last of employ
A knot to the tire that connected our line
The hook in a sea of the dark
To gaze with a glow the fairies I fled
From the Eden long lost in my eye
Ship on the velvet outlining
Awaiting for fog to persist
The pier I could count every timber
Stripped from the bodies it missed
A skeleton skewed to a life on the sea
Too far from the comforts of home
The time was not kind to this symbol of life
As the band of its age bare to see
Flew on the mark of sand dunes
A current as breeze in the heat
The moments enclosed by the heartwood
And words in the jewellery
I buried on isle without pick or spade
The flightless s
4 Short StoriesSome wet, short stories featuring Ariana, Circe, Loreane, and Lisa.4 Short Stories1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
The hot spring water only came up to about the middle of Ariana's lowest pair of abdominals, leaving her belly button ring's lowest point glinting just above the water line. For everyone else the water was either on the upper part of the stomach or up to the lower chest, leaving her looking even more awkwardly massive and looming than usual.
“Well, this will hardly do...I can't just get only half of me wet...”
“Can you sit down or something?”
“Um, maybe,” Ariana tried to work her way down into the water
Slowly submerging it looked almost like her torso were growing wider at the surface as it started to lap against higher sets of abs. When Ariana's chest sunk into the water her massive breasts bobbed up with it, rounding out into seemingly even more massive mammaries. The green band that composed her top seemed to strain with expansion as they floated. The water s
juxtaposition (what's left of me)i think i am (not)juxtaposition (what's left of me)11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
star-bound; i can fall
(asleep) alone, without
constellations in my eyes
(who said they couldn't
be behind them)
i told myself
that i was worth
nothing (but the world)
and i grew to believe
the lies i laid out like clothes
on a school morning.
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Two points had been proven that night.
The first was that the Hunters would try to harm Julius for leaving the Hunters, even if the reason was to be with family.
The second was that after Indra’s ordeal within the dark, gloomy bowels of the Coliseum, her demeanor had changed drastically.
For the first point, it had been a good thing Seidon was near the river when the first point had been proven.
The second point…not good at all.
It had been yet another sleepless night for the young lion. But instead of sitting up in his nest for sleep to come, he considered going for a walk down by the river. Though it took a while to persuade himself that he wasn't going to be gone all night, was glad he made his decision. The night air was warm and pleasant. The sky was clear, so he could see the bright stars overhead when he sat on the hill by th
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You watched as the magic trio whispered amongst themselves, all towering over a single vial held in Romania's left hand.
Over the course of five minutes, their voices raised to the point of audibility, probably because they were arguing.
"I don't think we should. It could be dangerous..." England said, pinching the bridge of his nose in frustration.
"Don't you want to see if the potion worked?" Norway asked in his monotonous voice.
"I just don't want anything to happen. The sin that's heightened depends on who we are as a person. What if the sense of expression becomes too empowering?" the Brit reasoned.
You arched an eyebrow behind your book.
"I think it'll be fine," Romania interrupted, shaking the vial a bit, "besides, it'll only last for an hour."
"You think it'll only last for an hour."
You listened as their voices returned to whispers, picking up a few phrases every now and then.
"...should we all take it?"
"...have someone stand guard..."
"...in an emergenc
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Your thoughts were in jumbled piles as you got ready for work that afternoon. The man at Freddy’s had known more than he had let on, you were sure of it. Certainly, he didn’t truly believe ghosts haunted the pizzeria. You wondered what else he could tell you. Sighing at yourself, you slipped on your uniform and headed outside.
When you got in your vehicle and started the engine, you found your mind filled with confusing thoughts. You decided that you’d definitely have to find that redhead again after work today. You needed more explanations than what he gave you. You would make him give more information to you, whether he was forced or not.
As 12 AM came, you had settled down in your office chair and picked up your touchpad for the cameras. As scheduled, a voice crackled to life from the office’s phone.
“Uhh… Hello? Hello!” you heard the familiar voice once the clock struck midnight. “Uh, well, if you’re hearing this a
. IV. IV7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
are not beautiful.
don't tell me.
What is love?time and time again, theWhat is love?13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
weary workaholic soldier
trudges in with aching
head bowed and staring
at the ground,
eyes bright with hope
he will search the dusty
rooms of a two-bedroom
but still too big house
for a demon disguised
as an angel (he hopes
it is his angel disguised
as a demon)
time and time again,
he tastes the bitter
loneliness and retires
to an ever-empty bed
still, when his unfaithful
spouse creeps in at
half-past one (or half-past
the time she loved him) he
seals his lips shut,
refusing to accuse her
of crimes they both know of.
and time and time again,
he will rise early and return
to work for her, marching forth
like any good soldier
bearing his broken banner
Daydream (Link X Reader)"You're such a dork."Daydream (Link X Reader)11 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
His crystal blue eyes blinked. "H-Huh?"
"Link, you've been staring at me for like 5 minutes now. I'm trying to explain something here!" You playfully scolded him. You flashed him a smile. "Anyway, like I was saying before..."
He was trying to pay attention, he really was. But everything about you was just so...enchanting to him. The way your eyes would sparkle and alight when you got excited whilst talking, the sweet curve of your lips when you smiled, the melody that was your voice, your laughter.
He blinked a few times, and was brought back into reality only to be taken away again by your overwhelming beauty.
"Do you know just how beautiful you are?"
He said it before he could think about what he was saying. His eyes widened and he slammed his hand over his mouth. You stared at him, mouth agape, before bursting into a fit of giggles, a pink blush adorning your cheeks.
"You're still a dork!! Even after what I was talking about and I told you to listen
[REQ] Why Not Me?... (Human! Toy Freddy x Reader)[REQ] Why Not Me?... (Human! Toy Freddy x Reader)18 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
(Y/n) furrowed her eyebrows as she looked around frantically for a certain brunette. BonBon noticed her distress and looked up from his guitar.
“Everything alright?” he asked. (Y/n) sighed as she peeled herself from the door and made her way over to her chair at the table.
“Not really…” muttered (Y/n), slightly hesitant to answer BonBon. The bluette raised an eyebrow, but didn’t push her.
“Where’s Troy?” blurted out (Y/n). BonBon smiled slightly, but frowned as he pointed to the Show Stage.
“If he’s not up there, then I have no idea where else he would be. Honestly I can understand why you’re worrying,” said BonBon as he went back to tuning his guitar.
(Y/n) sighed as she got up and went to look off for the brunette.
Two months at Freddy
Death Battle: Donatello vs Scott PilgrimDeath Battle: Donatello vs Scott Pilgrim3 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hydro Frez: The beer has been poured and the pizza is fresh out of the oven! I can see the ending!
Tempest: It's time for, a DEATH BATTLE!
Large Hockey Arena
"So tell me why I have to ditch my Saturday night date with Ramona to come watch you guys?"
The young Canadian scowled as he walked across the empty mosh pit while his friends and former bandmates started setting up their equipment on the stage at the far end of the arena. Steven Stills tossed a rolled up poster down to Scott, who caught and unrolled it to reveal some dramatic typeface surrounded by a shit-ton of glitter. In the centre of the poster, a hastily cut out picture of Scott showed him facing off against a mystery opponent alongside a small note that mentioned free beer.
"It's a special event Scott!" The lead singer of Sex Bob-Omb shouted. "We play the venue while you take on this mystery opponent on in a battle to the death!"
Kim Pines propped her drums up before sit
The MirrorA monster like meThe Mirror16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Is just what you’ll see.
When you look in the mirror
Will you set the beast free?
It takes over your mind
As it’s free to unwind.
When you looked in the mirror
What did you find?
We say we don’t want a fight
Yet we’re the ones with no light.
Look deeper in the mirror
Can you tell wrong from right?
It’s all but a matter of perspective
How do we know it’s not us who’s defective
The mirror looks back into us and asks
Which side is reflective?
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It always hurt. The shocks. The kicks. The injections. She was left in the dark about what they were forcing into her system. They told her that it would enhance her abilities. It would make her stronger, more agile.
When she had first arrived they had revealed a file with every last detail about her life. From her first school to the ones that she moved to after her father had decided to move across the states. They even had a list of the people that she had been in relationships with. The fact that they were able to gain all of this information about her terrified her.
On the file, however, in big bold letters, was something that only her family knew about. Something that they had been determined to keep a secret.
"Telekinetic," A scientist had said when she had first arrived. She was forced to sit in a chair, handcuffed and shaking. "Maybe not as powerful as the Scarlet Witch but could possibly be in her league once we begin to further her mutation."
The scientists continued to prod
Emilia Clarke TGEmilia Clarke TG12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Emilia Clarke TG
Seb has been a huge fan of Game of Thrones since the show started in 2011. As a poor college student, he had all the time in the world to regularly binge watch the entire show from start to the most recent episode. Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke, was Sebs favorite character on the show. At first he sympathised with her because she was in such a tough situation and her ambition to regain her family's kingdom. But as the show went on, she turned away from that goal even more and acted like a little, spoiled brat. To Seb it felt like the character he loved and made him enjoy Game of Thrones turned into one of the worst and boring characters of the show.
The fifth season of the show did not help to alleviate his fears and after the last episode, he seriously doubted continuing to watch at all. Daenerys was what kept him and if her storyline was not of any interest to him anymore, he had no reason to watch the show at all. Another thing he found out through the internet
A Worrying QuestionWhat makes life worth living?A Worrying Question18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it your friends,
Your loved ones,
Even your dog,
Is it that rush you get,
When everything goes your way
Mine was my purpose,
I'm not so sure
For it has been taken
Pulled from beneath my feet
Leaving me lost and confused
So now I must ask
A worrying question
What is my life without direction?
ImPrisoned Intro"I still feel the Court is lacking in numbers" Amy said. We find ourselfs in the Queens Palace, where the Queens Court is having a court session, discussing future matters.ImPrisoned Intro12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I think we have enough people my Queen" George said.
"To be honest its starting to get a little crowded in here" Leo said feeling uncomfortable.
"No! My forces are spread thin due to missions. I'm only able to keep five of you behind at a time. That will simply not do" Amy explained.
"Well you have some of the best fighters across the land, what more can you ask for?" Alexis questioned.
"Oh there's plenty more I could ask for. Lance, report!" Amy commanded.
"The weapon is ready to be claimed my Queen" Lance said.
"Excellent" Amy said with a smirk on her face.
"All forces, move out!" Amy ordered.
We find ourselfs at a prison.
"Are we seriously getting some psycho on our team?" George questioned in fear.
"But of course" Amy quickly replied.
"I was hoping you wouldn't say that" George said in fear.
"This member will b
Chemical Weight GainThere was this kid. And I hated him. He wasn’t mean or anything, he was just “cool.” He was good-looking and tall and everyone loved him. And I was jealous. I mean, I’m good-looking too. I have a nice face and all, but I just don’t really have that “athlete” body. This kid has a mild six pack, you know, the toned stomach. He wears tight shirts and skinny shorts so you can see his body. I don’t think he does it on purpose, he’s not vain or anything, it’s just annoying. I mean, we have a uniform at school where you have to wear a collared shirt and tuck it into your shorts with a belt, but he still manages to look better than everyone else.Chemical Weight Gain6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
His name was Jack. And I wanted “revenge” on him. It’s not like he did anything to deserve payback, I just wanted him to feel what it was like to just not be so cool. To see what happens when all the girls don’t fawn all over you. Specifically, I wanted him to know how