wands up your face had many names,wands up1 month ago in Free Verse
each one a ring in the tree of your life;
a paragon in the arts, a kind voice in the wind
you were the lighthouse in the fog,
the booming presence from above,
the firework display in Germany,
and the wizard who struck Muggle gold
in the hearts of millions;
the laughter in your halls will cease
to be mo
I am a writer.And I don't even careI am a writer.3 days ago in Free Verse
if the world hears my story.
All I want to do
is put my ink to paper
and stain the white with all the things
you said to me
and watch the paper blacken
until you can't see the lines,
because I am a writer.
And I always carry my pen
so I can stain the world with my stories
the way you stained me.
I'll see you in the pages.
Writing Tips - Creating Civilizations (Part I)Or alternatively, I explain my fantasy generator game from awhile back. Today we’re going to talk about how you can create a civilization/society for your fantasy or science fiction world. There will be another part to this though, and in that one I’ll be telling you how to create a society/civilization integral to the theme of your novel. Think of the first parts as creating something like The Shire, and the final ones about creating something like Oceania from 1984.Writing Tips - Creating Civilizations (Part I)2 weeks ago in Articles & Interviews
The main difference is that from there, we start with the “end” - we figure out what we want for the story, and we build things that come from a specific conclusion. In 1984 the civilization is there to prove that totalitarianism is bad. In this one, we start from the beginning. We figure out a society’s assets and we build it to a logical conclusion. It helps make societies more… realistic.
Although, it might be wise for you to pick a certain conclusion, even when
10 Tips for Creating a Protagonist10 Tips for Creating a Protagonist10 Tips for Creating a Protagonist1 month ago in Reviews & Guides
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 5 “Characters” – Section 2 “Protagonists”
“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.”
Apart from Primary and Secondary Protagonists, there are many other different protagonist characters-types that can drive a story—ranging from heroes, to villains, to antiheroes, to just normal people. Today, I'm going to discuss what universal attributes make a great protagonist that will drive your story forward, as well as how to define and craft this character in a way that gives them a great level of depth and autonomy from the writer. By creating
five kinds of kisses. | tsukishima keifive kinds of kisses. | tsukishima kei 3 weeks ago in Romance
five kinds of kisses. | tsukishima kei x reader
i. after practise kisses
Tsukishima has practise everyday after school. You'd wait for him everyday, even though he told you not to do that. What kind of lover would you be if you went home, leaving your boyfriend alone to work hard and walk home by himself? Besides, watching him as he moves around the court is always interesting.
After practise ends, he is drenched in sweat and his breathing is a little heavy. You walk up to Tsukki, a towel in one hand and the other holding his drink bottle.
He accepts the water bottle silently; his Adam's apple bob as he drinks the water. "You know you don't have to wait for me everyday," he says for the umpteenth time when he finishes his drink.
"I know," you reply, "but I do it anyways." You give him a crooked grin; you held up an end of the towel, gently dabbing the clothe to his sweat-streaked forehead.
Tsukishima tries to swat your hand away, mumbling that he can do it on his own. You
ShadowsByDay's 10 Tips for Aspiring WritersThere are a lot of writers here on dA, and a lot of them are very good. But some... could use some work. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best at writing. Not by a long shot. Everyone learns differently and at different speeds, and everyone has room for improvement. (I know I certainly do!)ShadowsByDay's 10 Tips for Aspiring Writers1 week ago in Reviews & Guides
I get questions sometimes from various people who want help with their writing, or for me to critique something. I'm happy to help and I've decided to compile some of my knowledge and writing techniques that I've picked up over the years. If you want help with one of your pieces of have specific questions, shoot me a note! If I can't help you, I'd be more than happy to send you to someone else who might know!
Now, down to business.
Tip #1: Read a book!
The more, the better! Read lots of books. Read lots of different authors' works! There is no limit to different styles and languages that authors can range in, even if you're technically only reading in one language. In o
Tips for Fighting Depression1) Avoid alcohol. I find having a drink can trigger the depression quite severely the following day, although it should be noted that alcohol effects everyone differently, and some drinks are worse than others. Alcohol is a depressant, so this should be taken seriously...You may love a drink, but you have to consider if it's worth it if you are a sufferer.Tips for Fighting Depression1 month ago in Articles & Interviews
Avoid smoking. Regular smoking is linked to feelings of depression.
2) Consider your diet. Aside from eating healthy and drinking lots of water (which helps with everything), dark chocolate is scientifically proven to help fight depression as well as anxiety, and here's how...
Dark, as well as raw chocolate, contains high amounts of tryptophan, which is an amino acid that breaks down into two other very important neurotransmitters. These are serotonin and melatonin, and both help to protect you against stress. Serotonin is a natural antidepressant, which goes to work immediately to lift your spirits as well as hel
Treasure [Soulmate!AU] [Kuroo Tetsurou x Reader]Treasure [Soulmate!AU] [Kuroo Tetsurou x Reader]1 month ago in Romance
Soulmate!AU where an arrow on your wrist acts like a compass pointing towards your soulmate
A/N: Reader is part of karasuno girls’ volleyball team
Spring Tournament was fast approaching, the number of days slowly decreasing whilst practices persisted on. If anything, everyone in Karasuno’s Volleyball Club was working harder than ever, striving to improve – aiming to be the team that emerges victorious. The pressure of the competition was not only weighing down on the students, but also on Coach Ukai and Takeda-sensei.
Thus, with a week left till the competition, another practice session with Nekoma was to be held.
The other team was due to arrive soon, and the preparations for a whole day of training was finally complete, giving you a moment to sit down to catch your breath. The day had barely begun, the sun only just making its appearance in the sky.
As you watched the boys doing drills to warm-up, you had
I'm Gonna Be A Kitty!I'm gonna be a kittyI'm Gonna Be A Kitty!3 weeks ago in Songs & Lyrics
I'm gonna rule the world
I'll have all the catnip mice I want
I'll get to chase the squirrels
No one will ever tell me no the instant that I purr
I will be so beautiful
and have the softest fur!
I'm gonna be a kitty
You cannot tell me no
I'm gonna be a kitty
because I decided so
Loving The NightI fell in love today.Loving The Night2 weeks ago in Free Verse
I fell in love with the night and the moon,
with the stars, the ocean and the midnight's tune.
I fell in love with the flickering diamonds and silver eyes,
with the black and blue skies and life with no lies.
I fell in love with the wolf's howl and simple jewelry,
with my broken mirrors and poetic chemistry.
I fell in love with happy endings and art galleries,
with random reminiscence and eerie memories.
I fell in love today..
with life..and with me.
Because I finally know that what I want
in my life is worth fighting for.
The GiftThe Gift2 weeks ago in Short Stories
I lean back in my chair and turn on my pc and take a sip of my water as the pc boots up
i close my eyes and sing lowly to myself as the desktop boots up
i open up the web and starts browsing around
after browsing for a bit i lean back in the chair and look up at ceiling
''Ben dear, come downstairs please'' i heard yelling from downstairs, just as i had gotten comfortable as well..
i looked at my pc screen and and slowly got off my chair and trudged downstairs
''me and Catherine are going out to the mall''
''Okay ? Do you want me to come along or something?''
''Sorry dear, girls trip only, me and your sister only''
''fair enough...have fun'' i said in a upbeat tone
''thank you hon, if i find something for you i might pick it up''
''like what ? you never buy me clothes and i dont think you have ever bought male clothing before''
''thats not true! i got you that...t-shirt that one time''
''it was a women's V-neck! if you bought m
No Girls on the Internet tg (Story)No Girls on the Internet tg (Story)2 weeks ago in Short Stories
Grits: Hey Reya. You gonna jump on chat?
Killer: She's just stalling. She just doesn't want to reveal she's actually a guy.
Quincy: Who did I make that bet with that Reya's a guy?
Mog: That'd be me. I'm starting to regret it.
Killer: Mog, Mog, Mog. You forgot Rule 37: there are no girls on the internet.
Mog: Lol, so true.
Reya: You guys are mean. Give me a couple of minutes. My headphones just came in the mail.
Quincy: Hurry, we're starting soon. I also want to cash in on that bet.
Simon smiled as he opened the package. Inside were pink headphones. For some reason, he told his group of online friends that he was a girl. He always played as the female characters in games, and he kind of wanted to experience what it felt like to be treated as a girl online. He had been able to pull it off so far, but the group recently decided to use voice chat.
Simon decided to go all the way with his prank. He plugged the headphones in and opened the software that came with it: a high qual
Profile in Change - Kiara TanakaProfile in Change - Kiara Tanaka 4 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Kiara had a voice in her head that wanted her to destroy everything. Or at the very least cause some serious pandemonium with substantial amount of property damage. Some people getting hurt from all that was only to be expected.
That voice was just terrible really.
But Kiara had to deal with it. And sadly enough of some times she found herself listening to the voice too. Not always giving in to temptation, but even listening was a pretty dangerous thing too since it was really good at coaxing her.
This was because the voice was an echo of a demon lord, Black Fox.
Space Oddity (epilogue)This is Major Tom to ground controlSpace Oddity (epilogue)1 month ago in Songs & Lyrics
the power's been restored
But I've only got a minute left to spare
and there's blinking panels crying everywhere
This is Ground Control to Major Tom
your signal's very weak
but our engineers are working on a plan
so save your breath and listen while you can
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
I can hear you Ground Control
I can hear you Ground Control
but there's peace now in my soul
I can hear you Ground Control
Here, I'm dreaming in a tin can
far above the stars
planet earth is blue
and there's nothing more to do.
Hannibal on Facebook (+Reader)Hannibal on Facebook (+Reader)2 weeks ago in Short Stories
(Y/n) (L/n) has become friends with Jack Crawford and 7 others.
Hannibal Lecter - (Y/n) (L/n)
'I am pleased you accepted my friend request. Although I must request you change your profile picture, it is rather revealing'
Will Graham, Alana Bloom and 4 others like this.
(Y/n) (L/n): Hannibal like an inch of my stomach is showing...
Hannibal Lecter: An inch to much.
Will Graham: Your picture is fine (Y/n), ignore Hannibal.
Hannibal Lecter: Fine but don't say I did not warn you when you attract creeps.
(Y/n) (L/n): Pft who's stupid enough to hit on an FBI agent?
Frederick Chilton - (Y/n) (L/n)
'Hello Agent (L/n), I must say you look rather delightful '
(Y/n) (L/n): Goddamit Chilton
Hannibal Lecter: Told you so.
Frederick Chilton: What? Can't I compliment someone?
(Y/n) (L/n): Stop sending me wink emoticons in private message
Hannibal Lecter: I think I'm having finger food tonight.