The (Fictional) Vampire Bloodloss WorksheetThe (Fictional) Vampire Bloodloss Worksheet2 years ago in Other More Like This
First of all, I want to stress one thing here. This article is NOT about real vampires! I am a firm believer that there are real vampires out there and those people consume blood. They don't look/act like Dracula. They are rather ordinary and aren't making nightly kills in order to survive. This worksheet is for the many authors who are writing vampire stories where they need information as to how much blood their vampire characters will need to survive, and how much blood can be drained from their victims before they die.
The main reason I am writing this is that I'm an author too and in my pursuit to find this information, I have stumbled across so many other writers looking for the same thing. I have never seen this type of information collected into one place, so I decided to create this page in the hopes it might help a few people. Note that this could also be used for any general fiction where a victim has substantial bloodloss, such as a gunshot wound, etc.
Now, I'm not a
World Building Formula pt. 1-2World Building FormulaWorld Building Formula pt. 1-26 years ago in Writing More Like This
Section 1: Real Life Influences
Before we delve into creating an imaginary world, we must understand the importance of using real life influences as a base. No one can imagine anything not based on real life.
The best way to start creating or to fine-tune an imaginary world is to find influences from our world to be inspired from.
If a fantastical world has cargo full of imaginary species and magic or alternate laws of physics, the reader needs something, at least a few principles, that are the same as Earths so that they have grounding in your story. Theres a fine balance, as many wise writer types will say between patronizing and keeping your audience in the dark enough that they want to know more. The correct balance allows them to understand without confusion while being drawn on through the book by suspense.
Section 2: Nature
Reality, or at least what we perceive as reality, is probably the most key factor in what w
Mentally DisabledWhen have you ever read, or even heard of, a book/movie/graphic novel/whatever in your favorite genre that had a main character who was mentally disabled?Mentally Disabled5 years ago in Writing More Like This
My challenge to you is to write that story, or at least the premise of one.
There's quite a few disabilities to choose from:
A character with Autism has distorted or overloaded senses, and will easily get overwhelmed by new textures, changing appearances, and facial expressions. They tend to like repetition, organization, and simplicity. What would happen if Eragon from the "Inheritance Cycle" were Autistic?
This is actually a variant on the Autism spectrum. Asperger's Syndrome is often called a milder form of Autism. People with each will share many symptoms like repetitive motor movement, having issues with normal speech, and obsessive interests like collecting bottle caps. However, a character with Asperger's likely seems more "normal" to the average observer, and wants to socially interact (he or she wi
The Ultimate Writing GuideThe Ultimate Writing Guide6 years ago in Writing More Like This
Have great tutorial that you want to show off to help others? Or need a great tutorial yourself to make your characters shine across the battlefield? Then check out the description for more information.