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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Aoba's One Night (Dmmd X Male!Reader)Aoba's One Night (Dmmd X Male!Reader)7 hours ago in Humor More Like This
You got surprised when you received a call from Aoba who said he's going to throw a party over his place for one night because his grandmother, Tae, is out of town for a few days and he's inviting you to come over tonight along with the rest who he chose to invite as well.
You thought it's unusual for Aoba to choose to plan a party over at his house, especially when his guardian is going to be away for short while. It's just not like him. Since you were not in the mood at that time, you called Aoba and told him you won't be going. To your surprise, he persistent responded
"You're coming over for the night. It's just one night! One night!
He even threatens to come over at your place to force you to go. Since this is unlike Aoba, you were getting a bit of concern over him and decided to come for the sake of checking if someone is not taking over his body and pretend to be him.
So you made it over at his place but didn't go in just yet, you look up at his house to see if there's an
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
So Long Self ControlI thought I had some restraint,So Long Self Control2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
A shred of self control.
But I didn't know when we were together
That'd I'd agreed to sale my soul.
You know that I love you.
To me, you mean everything.
Whenever you and I are together
You make me want to laugh and sing.
But when you want to do more,
A touch more than a kiss,
I didn't know I'd be so willing
To break and do all of this.
Now I'm disappointed and confused.
My morals are left up for scrutiny.
But though I'm tangled in your luscious web,
I don't think I really want to be free.
I'll Take Care of You (Sick!Levi X Nurse!Reader) "Hey Levi!" Hanji's loud obnoxious voice reached his ears but she received a grumble in response. "Levi? You feeling okay buddy?" Her energetic aura dimmed into a calm concerned presence the closer she got to him. He had his head down on his desk and appeared more pale than usual. "Levi?" She reached out and her wrist brushed against his forehead. "Holy- Erwin!" She ran out of the room screaming.I'll Take Care of You (Sick!Levi X Nurse!Reader)8 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
Levi opened his eyes slowly and watched her figure run from his office through fuzzy vision. He sat up slowly, his body aching from the position he was in. He had barely registered what was going on when he realized he was on the floor looking up at the ceiling. He fell out of his chair. "Levi?" He struggled to sit up but managed with Erwin's help. He felt a cold hand against his cheek and another against his forehead.
"Stop touching me..." He muttered in a feeble attempt to move away. "I'm fine, I've been sick before."
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.
School of Madness pt24~ Unexpected!School of Madness pt24~ Unexpected!7 hours ago in Romance More Like This
"No, this way,"
You glared at eachother, it's been two hours and you've been butting heads for one of them. "Zoro, we've been going your way, and I swear I've seen that rock twice now!" You point out. He scowls at the rock.
"But... Fine. Go your way, I'll send a search party when I get back to the school," He huffs. You blink and then glare at him.
"Fine! Be forever lost!" You tell him. He blinks and glares back.
"FINE!" You both yell at eachother and stalk off in random directions. You march th
Shrunken on the farmYou owned a farm and one day whet to the field with your friends. Your farm had anthro animals and feral animals. Your friends and you suddenly shrink. The animals smiled as they came to play with their tiny sized owners.Shrunken on the farm2 hours ago in Comedy More Like This
Horse (most recommended, good as feral)
Chicken(anthro is most recommended)
Rules: you must choose gender, species, and if the animal is anthro or feral. Describe your character and if you choose, your friends. Fetishes are allowed (ex: butt, feet,boobs,etc.)
This Is MeMy name is MetalThis Is Me7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is me
I want y'all to see
I rap my visions on my sheet
First off, I want to address a friend
Her name is Christy
She got hurt by someone
And that pisses me
If I wasn't so far away
I would beat up the kids who call her names
And hurt her in ways through bullying
But moving back to my rap in the state of KS
There are certain things people say that
I don't ever agree with (Yeah)
Stop using the word "Faggot" around me
I think that's fucked and I'd rather you treat people equally
Plus some people suck my dick with their compliments
Calling me a 'pimp' or that I get all and every 'bitch'
I'd never want that shit in my life
I prefer just my friends and condition in my time
Friendship is the best shit but I'm not no ones
Homie to someone who don't even know me
I'm not a rapper
I'm a poet, a philosopher
Shadow is real
He is everywhere
This is me
Hip hop beat
My friends and real homies
It's because of you I rap what I see
I Visited A Mosque A Thursday night; my friend and I had just gotten back after a disappointing night. We had planned to go see a play, but we were late so they didn’t let us in. On our way back, we decided to stop by a nearby mosque, since he had missed one of his daily prayers in order attend the play, he wanted to make up for it. I decided to tag along; I had my DSLR on me, so I figured I might get some good shots there.I Visited A Mosque2 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Upon entering, one of the first things I noticed was just how friendly everyone was. While taking off my shoes at the entrance (they don’t allow shoes in the worship area), we were quickly greeted by a complete stranger, a bearded man in his 40s or 50s, in fact – at first I thought my friend was already acquainted the guy based on how they greeted each other. The stranger turned back to me and ask if I was new. I put on a shy smile and told him it was my first time ever being at a mo
Death Battle Tag Battle: Kratos/GutsDeath Battle Tag Battle: Kratos/Guts5 hours ago in Profiles More Like This
Bio: The Ghost of Sparta found himself part of the mortal world yet again and he couldn't have been more furious at the denial of finally finding rest, he swore to find those responsible and put them through HELL. While in the world of the Tag Battle Event, he met another who shared a similar desire for revenge--one who was ripped from his world when he was so close to achieving his goals, the Black Swordsman himself. Both bearing histories of violence and stained with blood, they vowed to find their way to the top and make the higher-ups pay.
Intro: Kratos strides forward, Guts coming to stand just to his right. Kratos draws his Blades of Exile as he growls, "YOU will not see the end of this day!" Guts pulls forth his Dragonslayer in response and says, "Damn right they won't."
Kratos mostly specializes in mid-range attacks
recursive cursesnew peerrecursive curses7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
into acrid elements
into full flight
and rabid testament
my vein splash
and darling lists
for my visage
is not known
if the mirror
it is errant
America x Male! Reader : Gaming Love(M/N) looked around the airport, trying to find his friend, Alfred. He held his bag closely to himself, while his left hand held the handle for his luggage. It was quite obvious to anyone that was looking at him, that he was very nervous. But, he does have a very good reason as to why though. He was going to meet his online gaming buddy, and secretly crush, for the first time in 7 years.America x Male! Reader : Gaming Love8 hours ago in Romance More Like This
In truth though, the two had never met in real life, but instead it was online gaming that had brought the two together. From the age of 15 to 22, they had stayed in contact with each other throughout the years, sometimes they would Skype or use some other sort of media to talk with each other.
Though, now, (M/N) had saved up money over the years and since he worked for a gaming industry, which paid him a lot since he was a professional game tester, he got more than enough to have a two week long paid vacation.
“Where is he?” he thought, worriedly. He hoped that Alfred remembered to pick hi
New Foundationi can taste itNew Foundation2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the breath
tomorrow, in the mildly
of the cup and its
barrel full of daylight
a we, who rise
from the past,
have already tasted
in this existential
of words and lives
this we, who've
to fall back into it
like it's the
that knows us
well enough to hold us
like we're home
stand with me
restack these floors
on a new foundation
on the fusion of
one less mystery
in the mixture
and like us, today
will fall, but rise
as tomorrow, like
our caffeine sweats
and morning suns
the haze of this
the we, who rise, know
there is no last chance
to know Love
and no better mystery
than its longing and lack
for our foundation's
mixture to lose
awakenedshadows sleep all nightawakened6 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
except when moon stars and man
disturb them with light
[Echidna!Thor] My Old Man"Well my father can control the storms and lightning!"[Echidna!Thor] My Old Man5 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"So can my father!"
"Yes well my father can also change his shape into anything he wants!"
"Mine can too!"
There was a brief pause before Apollo sneered meanly, folding his arms as he looked at his rival. The two boys had been at this for nearly ten minutes now.
"Well, at least my father has both his eyes."
The golden-furred godling received a swift punch in the lip for that and then was tackled to the ground where the other straddled him, eyes burning. Even as a child, Thor was strong and he would not let anyone demean his father's scars, be they ever so glorious. Another swing from his fist to the other boy's face. "You take that back, you--you grape eater!" It had not been a graceful time in the boys' lives. The gods (and subsequently their mortals) had begun to war with one another. While most of the gods, those of the tribes of the North, were content to not physically rain down thei
SoW: Husky DinnerFirestorm looked at the restaurant with a slight frown. "Why are we here?" she asked the dog beside her, glancing at Viktor. The striped husky gave a charming smile that would had made any other she-dog swoon, but the red husky didn't bat her eye. "That is a surprise. Shall we go, my Lady?" The crippled husky made a little bow and led the way to the back of the eating place, where a table cloth had been laid on an old crate and had a lamp on it.SoW: Husky Dinner7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Firestorm raised a brow as she sat beside Viktor, said dog turning his head to let out a loud and commanding bark. From the shop came a waiter carrying a large plate which he sat down in front of the two huskies. "Enjoy," the human said with a bow, then retreated back inside.
The red husky was confused as she watch Viktor took a bite of the pasta, slurping the noodles up with a sly smile. She sniffed at the strange food then tried some, slurping the noodles up. Yum!
As the two dogs ate, the sound of music drifted out from the opened door of the
100 WatchersCome, my friends100 Watchers6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let us run this race
Called life together
I will hold you up
Cheering you on
I will be the one
You call a true friend