Giving Prose Visual AppealAnyone who's spent any time reading text on a computer screen can tell you that things such as font, spacing, formatting, and size all play a role in how well a text is received. Often times people make comments that disregard the importance of formatting a text. What these people fail to realize is that many people find it difficult to read certain things, not because they're lazy, old, or uncool, but because they have vision problems that prevent them from digesting entire blocks of text with no clear paragraph breaks or focusing on more than a line or two of bold/italic writing. In fact, even people with 20/20 vision have a difficult time maintaining focus if text is improperly formatted. That's why we have proper formatting guidelines to begin with! With that in mind, WordCount is offering this quick guide to making your prose more appealing to the general public.Giving Prose Visual Appeal8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
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Yet Another LWD Fanfiction"There's a game that life playsYet Another LWD Fanfiction8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Makes you think you're everything they ever said you were"
Emily was taking one of Dimi's broken toys out to the garbage can in the back alley when she looked over and spotted her neighbour and long-time crush, Derek, sitting on his back porch, looking utterly helpless with his head buried in his hands. With a curious and concerned expression, she deposited the toy and went to the short wooden fench that divided their backyards.
"Derek," she said in a gentle voice, "Hey, you okay?"
He looked up quickly, his eyes droopy and tired, but trying to play it off, "Yeah, fine. Why do you ask?"
"Well, for starters," she rested her arms on the fence and leaned forward, "Its ten o'clock on a Saturday night, and you're sitting on your back porch...alone." She emphasized the last word intentionally, remembering the numerous times she'd come across him making out with a girl on the steps. Then she asked, "Where's the fam?"
He yawned widely, then shrugged
Restrained Prologue Restrained PrologueRestrained Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Serpentine took over Britain first. Near enough the whole of England had voted them into power as they seemed to be the most trusted political power and then came their move over to Ireland. Pretty much over the next five years they had risen to power all over Europe and Europe welcomed them with open arms. After Europe had fallen to their commands the whole world was ready and they where wise; you can give them that. They took the biggest economies after Europe with China, Japan and then America was forced into accepting. There real aim soon came clear; the Serpentines were none other than some sort of religious cult in striving for the peoples support on the almighty God with society's beliefs ever fading and of course they had somewhere to put the blame. The epidemic outbreak of divination and seers, people who could have the Sight, a Sight that only the almighty God should have and then came faze one. Identification
PersephonePersephone11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She waits in the darkness,
Longing for the light,
The chirping of birds,
And the blooming flowers.
The earth misses her too,
For only her beauty,
Her presence and grace,
Can bring it back to life.
The world of the living,
And the realm of the dead,
Take turns with her,
In every six turns of the moon.
She belongs there,
For she is the goddess of harvest,
But she also belongs here,
For she is the queen of the dead.
MK Seven Minutes in Heaven: Reptile.MK Seven Minutes in Heaven: Reptile.9 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
You blushed at how the hell you were involved into this game but it didn't matter anyway now you were playing with them and you didn't like the idea at all. You pick from the purse a soft yet rounded item and you handle it. It was an egg. Jade gave you a grimm expression.
-That´s not good (name)... Reptile is waiting for you...- Your face goes white in fear. Reptile was one of the scariest kombatents from the tournament. And the worst, he defeated you last night. He walks to you slowly. Luckily he has his human ninja outffit. He hissed at you.
-Sssshall we sstart?- His voice makes you shake in fear. Jade notice that.
-You don't have to deal with him (name) ... you can pick...-
-I-im okay with h-him... don't worry...- You chuckled nerviously. She still have a concerned face. Same Kitana. You walked to the closet but Scorpion your master stopped you.
-I don't trust in reptile...-
-I'll be okay master Hasashi... besides i'm sure you will enjoy making out with master Kuai- you chuckle
Shadow of faded love- Къде си?Shadow of faded love5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
- Точно тук. - гласът му, мек и нежен, достигна до мен от терасата.
Облегнах се на касата на вратата и просто попивах този момент с очи.
Той седеше на парапета замислен.
SCDR.Ch I.PremierePremiereSCDR.Ch I.Premiere9 years ago in Transgressive More Like This
Act One; Scene One; Take One.
Fade in to a practically deserted rural highway in plain centre of the Albertan countryside where shrubs and ghosts of trees dot the scenery here and there and the main vegetation is made up of long grasses and reeds. Pan across the farmers field, across where in daytime, cows and bulls and horses roam and ruminate, past where they defecate and make crude animal love in mating season, past that. Pan over the barbed wire fence that catches and gouges whatever it makes contact with, past the fallen leaves gathering in small heaps in the ditches, past that, past that. Pan over to the abused neck of concrete, the road which makes our scene, stay, by the cracks, by the rocks. Stop.
Pan up, pan up, slowly, slowly to the moon in the sky which is just days away from being full, to the sky that is darker than darkness itself, to the stars that there make their home. Still and watch the gloomy clouds that streak across in broad b
Altair x Reader-Assassin partnersAltair x Reader:Assassin partnersAltair x Reader-Assassin partners2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What have I done to deserve this?" He ask coughing up bits of blood staining the color tile floor. "You have been committing crimes that go far beyond Acre's history, I hope the next will not do the same.." a female voice replies before she brings out a feather and smeared it across his neck. "You will regret this woman..you will die from the hands of m-my brothers.." was his last words as his eyelids drop and the female prayed for him. "Rest in peace." She quickly made her escape and rode off towards Masyaf.
After walking through the Assassin headquarters, you felt many eyes on your figure. Your robe was different then the other members: it was sleeveless, goes above your knees, red scarf (?) warped around below your chest, black socks that went pass your knees with long dark brown boots but weapons were in their rightful places. "Ahh (name), finish the mission already?" turning towards the voice of your friend, Kuni,
Made of Stone (Steve x Reader) - Part 3Made of Stone (Steve x Reader) - Part 34 months ago in Romance More Like This
2015, New York - At the Avengers Tower after the party
Sounds were slowly returning. Screams and gunshots echoed in your head, but it wasn't until strong arms closed around you, that you realized you were under attack.
'[Name]!' Steve cried out, soflty shaking you awake while he was looking around him to see if any of the three robots Ultron sent at you were coming his way. 'Are you alright?'
You groaned softly, feeling a sharp pain burn in your side. Steve pulled you from the floor and you stumbled with him to safety. Chaos had erupted in the living room. Tony was thrown onto the platform above the living room, while Bruce and Natasha hid behind the bar as a grenade went off. Maria and Cho were nowhere to be found, but you could see Rhodes flying through the room, getting knocked through the glass floor and onto the lower level of the tower.
'Stay here,' Steve ordered you, letting go of you and running towards one of the robots, jumping on its back.
The pain in your side was s
-Scissorhands fic chap.2--Scissorhands fic chap.2-10 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
With a finalized plan Jim had been released from his imprisonment and with the gang ready to go, he would be able seek out his old girlfriend and get her love, whether or not she was willing to give it.
Thanks to his friends he knew all about her supposed new life without him, how she just forgot him and left him to rot in prison.
And who did she forget him for but the freak with scissors for hands that lived in the supposed haunted mansion, the freak that was supposed to be dead. Though the freak hadnt been part of his original plan to get Sage, Jim had fit him and his mansion into the equation.
It would make the experience that much more entertaining.
Now August, Sage could relax and stay at her official second home, the mansion, considering she had moved half of her wardrobe into the retreat.
During the past few years, her and Edward had grown accustomed to each other and had become good friends.
Laughs and smiles were shared commonly, but serious co
Made of Stone (Steve x Reader) - Part 7Made of Stone (Steve x Reader) - Part 74 months ago in Romance More Like This
2015, somewhere in Asia - Going after Ultron
'There!' you cried out to Clint, pointing at a truck that was driving just below you with the logo of doctor Cho's lab on the side.
Once Steve had made his way inside, it had become clear that Ultron had already escaped. He had destroyed the whole lab, killing everyone inside. Except Helen, but she was only barely alive.
'Steve, I'm going down,' you spoke into your earpiece, nodding at Clint to lower the plane so that you could jump out.
'Cap, the truck is on the bridge,' Clint added. 'The cradle is inside. I could take out the driver.'
'Negative,' Steve replied. 'If that truck crashes, the gem could level the city. [Name], I'll meet you there. We need to draw out Ultron.'
'Alright then,' Clint nodded, lowering the jet and opening the back again. 'Go get that son of a bitch.'
You ran out to the opening, checking if the guns Tony had given you were still on your back. You looked around you for a few seconds and just as the truck drove
Partners In Crime - Deadpool X Reader pt. 15|Final“I think you're trying to say that you'll always be here for me,” you smirk, nudging his elbow with your own, “such an incurable romantic. And you didn't even try.”Partners In Crime - Deadpool X Reader pt. 15|Final1 month ago in Drama More Like This
“Hey, what can I say? I'm the best at swooning the ladies, wink wink,” he smiled smugly with his hands on his hips. You smiled up at him and gave in to your urge.
You'd been the first person to give him a hug in a very long time.
He stood rigid between your enveloping arms which only made you smile even wider, “Ah, come on. Is Deadpool too cool for hugs now?” you pulled back and grabbed his shoulders.
“No—I just... wasn't expecting that,” he gently took you into an embrace, curling your locks around his fingers. He silently fiddles with your hair before asking, “What do you think of this?” You turn to face the mercenary, “This? Well, it's the most relaxed I've been in some time, I can tell you that.” He grins. You glance at the tall, b
His Brother: IntroductionHis Brother: Introduction9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His Brother by P4perCake
Choking. Wheezing. Choking and wheezing.
Hiccuping breaths accompanied by crimson-stained tears were all he could muster as he choked and wheezed, drowning in his own blood. The room was very bright this morning, painfully so.
Or perhaps it was the gashes across his face that ached…no, that would be the slices all along his arms, yeah, those hurt too…no, no…the deep stab wounds into his torso were probably the most painful…then again, it felt like some of his toes had been sliced clean off…
A finger twitched, just as the sound of screaming and frantic voices of men filled the hallway downstairs, the sounds of boots marching their way all around the house and up the stairs. Just as he felt the floor shaking and they came closer, finally, his eyes slipped shut.
He felt his lungs collapse under the weight of gravity one last time, before slipping into a world of nightmares.
The light neve
DBSK Fanfiction 15 FINAL SEVEN YEARS LATER ^_^DBSK Fanfiction 15 FINAL7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Jaemin ah," Ji Woo pointed to a stack of papers. "Please, check those over." He began walking away, when he suddenly stopped. "Oh! And you got a package."
Jaemin looked up. She never got a package. "One sec, I'll look at it later," she told him, and he began to pace once again.
Jaemin rushed to the bathroom. She had to go pee really badly. Then she went to the mirror. She'd changed quite a bit. Her hair was shorter, and she'd long forgotten about Jaejoong. She'd had a couple of boyfriends, but none of them made her feel like she did when she was with Jaejoong.
Jaemin quickly went out of the bathroom and found the package in her cubicle. She opened it slowly. Inside was a black box. Jaemin squinted at it. It looked awfully familiar.
She pried open the lid. Inside there was a note. Jaemin opened it. A purple heart necklace fell from the note.
Did you miss me?
Mary BoleynI may as well have no will.Mary Boleyn7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is cruel of God to give women volition,
for our entire lives we strangle it,
choke it back,
wish it to forget everything it wants to say.
God should have muted us,
made us pretty dolls with painted mouths
that never open,
wrapped in velvet and silk,
for I will die of blood loss
from biting my tongue
against this need to express want.
God should have smothered our desire,
for I cannot murder it with my own hands.
Let me return to Hever, to my bastard children,
so we can walk through gardens
of foxgloves, honeysuckle,
and ride our horses
with no destinations.
Let me lead my quiet life in Rochford
with my third attempt at love,
away from my brother the sodomite,
my uncle Lucifer, and my sister
whose only future is the scaffold.
Made of Stone (Steve x Reader) - Part 4Made of Stone (Steve x Reader) - Part 44 months ago in Romance More Like This
2015, Wakanda - After the attack
'You won't even be able to tell the difference,' Cho told you as you were laying under some machine that regenerated your cells.
You nodded. The black spots had finally disappeared and Steve had left your side to plan a counter attack on Ultron after they had learned he had escaped through the internet. All the while you had laid on this table, staring down at the destroyed living room.
'You were very lucky,' Cho spoke again. 'The metal sharf only just missed your fatal organs. I can't believe you were even able to fight for as long as you did.'
'Me either,' you whispered, looking down at the red piece of skin on your side. It was almost completely healed and you couldn't wait to get off that table to join the Avengers in their plans to go after Ultron.
'How is she doing?' you heard someone ask from behind you.
'She is doing fine,' you started. 'Thank you for asking, Steve.'
'You're awake?' he asked, walking over to the other side so