Medici castle was on a scale that was rarely built on these days. Three hours ride out of Argonia at a gallop, it sat atop a cliff set just in from the sea, proudly overlooking the de'Medici's traditional holdings to Argonia's west. The land had been in the family for generations, and their line could be traced back even further than that. They were a force in politics, a well-worn family name that would come to Argonia's aid when asked and their constant grip on land so close to the city proved that.
However, it hardly made the place more welcoming in the winter
Basics : RP TypesDistinguishing RP typesBasics : RP Types3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Roleplayers make up a large part of the community here on deviantArt. It's an ever-growing community, and new members join it every day. Thirsty for adventure, these new members leap into the large world of roleplay, blissfully simplistic, filled with hopes and anticipations. They expect a rich roleplay experience full of excitement, and they want it to be delivered!
New members, however, also means less experience, and less experience means less knowledge. That knowledge which new roleplayers need to acquire may be earned in the long run, by partaking in several satisfying and unsatisfying roleplays and learning thr
Writing Emotions VISUALLYWriting Emotions VISUALLY3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Writing Emotions VISUALLY
"What is ...VISUAL writing?"
-- Visual writing is when the reader can SEE your story unfolding in their imaginations just like a movie.
* Non-visual: It was a dreary day.
* Visual: Icy rain slithered down the window glass from an iron gray sky.
This is more commonly known as SHOWING vs. TELLING.
* Telling: It was a dreary day.
* Showing: Icy rain slithered down the window glass from an iron gray sky.
"What's wrong with just...Telling them?"
-- The problem lays with Reader interpre
How To: deviantART SuggestionsThe following tutorial is a how-to on making, submitting and advertising your deviantART suggestions. If you ever feel it is lacking or has given false information feel free to note the author or comment.How To: deviantART Suggestions1 year ago in Writing More Like This
Step 1 - Outlining
The very fist step is identifying the goal of your suggestion. Never write a suggestion out of anger or impulse. This leaves an unprofessional feel to the suggestion and often times discredits what would otherwise be a valuable suggestion. Keep it professional. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to ensure you're on the right track:
What will my suggestion accomplish?
How will it accomplish this?
Who would be interested or affected by this suggestion?
What are the pros to applying this suggestion?
What are the cons?
Step 2 - Research
Research will often times repeat questions from the outlining stage. This is to ensure that all bases are covered and most questions are already answered
Writing Lesson: Character TraitsIt's come to my attention as of late that there are a few traits that people give their characters for no other reason than making their character unique. I thought I would just ignore it, but then they started popping up everywhere. I mean everywhere. I looked through the deviations in a group yesterday and saw reoccurring "traits" that make me want to tear my hair out. So this handy guide is here to tell you what's been done to death and when (if ever) it's still okay to use it. I am by no means a professional, but I certainly hope you'll take some of this to heart.Writing Lesson: Character Traits1 month ago in Writing More Like This
Please keep in mind that these are all just opinions, really. I am not telling you that you can't do these things! (Not that I have the authority to do that anyway). More than anything, these are just things to take into consideration when creating a character for a novel.
Heterochromia. This is the condition where one's eyes are two different colors.
My Little Pony OC makingMy Little Pony OC making2 years ago in Other More Like This
Who do I think I am writing about what's a Mary Sue and what isn't?
The answer really, I can't say. Some people will ignore this, some people will bash me, some people will take this at face value, and some people will take this as suggestions (Which is kind of the point)
First and foremost, making a character should not be, under any circumstances an obligation, it should be FUN for YOU. So if you're happy with your characters, that's everything that matters, but don't expect everyone else to fall in love with him/her too.
Again, these are just suggestions, you can follow it (or not) in any order you like, until you find something you&rsq