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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Restrained Prologue Restrained PrologueRestrained Prologue3 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
2:38 2:422:38 2:4210 years ago in General More Like This
He sat at the bar, fingers intertwined around the neck of his beer. He ran one hand through his delicate, ebony hair and took a long drink. He was the absolute picture of misery. From my spot behind the bar I could see the slow, steady stream of tears making its winding way down his cheeks. He was a universe away and still I was close enough to wipe the tears.
He had been here before but I'd personally never spoken to him other than take his drink order. Now in the empty bar I felt the courage to speak to him, I just wasn't sure if he wanted to be interrupted in his grief. I decided that I had to, when would I ever have another chance like this.
I put down the glass I was drying, threw the towel over my shoulder and step up right in front of him. I cleared my throat and stuck out my hand awkwardly for him to shake.
"Hi, I'm Adam" I offered. He didn't take my hand but looked up at me with a tear stained face. Finally I received my chance to admire him in full. Along with jet-black hair,
As tuas diferencasAs tuas diferencas9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tu sabes que o Sol nasce para todos, porém são poucos que enxergam a sua plenitude
Porque são poucos que saem do seu auto-martírio para sentirem a luz e aquecerem seus corpos
Porque são poucos que saem de suas vidas sepulcras e vivem a intensidade de cada fôlego de vida
Porque enquanto quase todos ao seu redor apenas choram e enxergam a mesmice de seus cotidianos absurdos
Tu não derramas uma única gota, sempre enxerga horizontes que outros jamais enxergarão em uma vida inteira
Quando tudo a tua frente está negro e parece ser o próprio desespero
Tu não temes, nem vacilas porque sabes que apenas a tua imagem dissipará todas essas névoas
Enquanto muitos perecem na adversidade, tu te fortificas
Por mais tormentas que tu atravesses, tu sempre e sempre continuas de pé
Inabalável, imprescindível e imprevisível
Porque o brilho que há em teu peito é mais intenso do que qualquer estrela escarlate
Tua alma não é atrofiada e muito menos está atrelada a constante dor
A cada dia que passa o teu
How to write an exciting blogHow to write an exciting blog10 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
How to write an exciting blog in 15 easy steps!
1: First you need a very cool username! Your real name doesn't do. Something with "sex" "666" "devil" "tears" "angel" or a lot of XxXxX in it should do.
2: Live an exciting life and write about that. If you don't have a great life, make up stuff you COULD have done during the day.
3: Update at least once per day. You don't get those all important pageviews if people don't come back every day.
4: Provoke your readers. Politics is a great way to do that. If you live in the US; write about why you support Bin Laden. If you live anywhere else; write about why you support Bush. If that fails you can pretend to have homophobia, hate _all_ animals, be a racist or become a nazi.
5: Tell about your sex life. If you don't have one, make one up. The more sex partners, the better.
6: Take and post a lot of pictures, often. Clothes are no good, try to aviod those. If you don't own a camera you should steal other peoples pictures. You should at least g
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.
100 Landscapes Challenge100 Landscapes Challenge100 Landscapes Challenge2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1) Your Room!
2) Ye olde Village
3) Down by the pond
6) Bird's eye view
13) From a bug's perspective
14) Jurassic Age
20) Floating in the clouds
29) Atop a cliff
41) M. C. Escher
42) Down on the farm
47) Upside down
48) Bamboo Forest
50) Are We There Yet?
51) Oriental Village
52) Northern Lights
58) Redwood forest
61) Cherry Blossoms
62) Rush hour
63) Coral reef
64) Favorite Spot
67) DOUBLE RAINBOW!
69) Under Construction
What is Love?Love;What is Love?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is when you care,
Care for the other who cares.
Love is when you know,
That everything is alright.
Love is when your passion,
Brings you joy.
Love is when you back away from something or someone,
So that another who cares more can show their feelings.
Love is when you know when the feeling ends,
And you say that its time for you to move on.
Love is when time stops,
And when time begins.
Love is those butterflies,
The ones you get from being near another.
Love is when you squeak,
And your words fail.
Love is the embarrassing moments,
You find yourself hitting a wall over.
Love is when you linger in the past,
Wishing things turned out better.
Love is the regret,
Eating at your core.
Love is the tolerance you show,
When you don't want someone around.
Love is the music,
That makes you think of them.
Love is the art,
You share with close friends.
Love is the happiness,
That ends in sorrow.
Love is the pain,
That you get when they go.
Love is your friendships,
broken hearted I'm here heart in twobroken hearted10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All of this because of you
I can't believe I'll never be able to hold you in my arms again
I can't believe after all the pain you put me through you think we'll be friends
I'm here broken hearted
Can't believe its over
Feels like we just started
I saw you there with my own eyes
You were kissing some other guy
I guess it wasn't meant to be
But that other fling isn't half of me
You threw me away
Because I wouldn't roll in the hay
You wanted nothing more
Than to say you got to score
With a whore
I am not and will never be
The person that you want of me
I'm sorry to disappoint you
That's just som
AlwaysНа кухні знову перегоріла лампочка. але так добре, бо, коли все гаразд, то занадто світло і яскраво. Зовсім як у великому житті, якого я таємно боюсь.Always6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
І кава, немов твій погля
The true tales of twilightxD haha aweosme how you logg on when its almost bedtime for me haha <3The true tales of twilight4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
haha xD Its morning now my friend xD
Ive got scienceclass D: BAM BAM BAM
xD Im a vampire >8D
YES; YOU ARE EDWARD CULLEN!!!
D8< I DONT SPARKLE I BURN
YES YOU SPARKLE
YOU SPARKLE SPARKLY SPARKLES OF SPARKLENESS
AND I CAN BE BELLA, AND YOU CAN WATCH ME SLEEP, how romantic <3
and ill drink juice because im a vegetarian veganer vampire
I dont sparkle when i go out in the sun, I BECOME A FLASHLIGHT 8D
and ill be a angsty bitch and cry over my not so miserable life though everyone loves me <3
Im a white bread with curls lD
oh my white bread, i love you but i cant be with you because you are food and objects dont belong together
*throws dramatically with his head*
but flashlight, i love you *desu eyes*
Oh i know D: what about the other indianchair? gosh i dont like him
Dont make this so dificult edward! I love you both, how can i c
WantingEveryone tells me they're so proud of me,Wanting5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that all that I want is within my reach;
then why does it feel like my dreams are
It's like trying to drink from a cup made of
But they know that no matter what,
I'll keep on climbing, keep trying
but let me tell you this my friends:
it feels like this mountain is growing right
under my feet
And the top was already so far up that it
was buried in the clouds.
PersephonePersephone10 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.
APPLEJAZZ Ghost in the BedroomAPPLEJAZZ Ghost in the Bedroom6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Episode - Ghost in the Bedroom
Winter mornings were always too cold and dim especially at 5am when Hayaki finally decided to give up on his courageous act and try a new one, to knock on Kieran's front door. It was only three steps away from his own door, but when youve been sitting on a corner of your bedroom for 4 long hours, trying to avoid seeing anything in the dark that shouldnt be there, any step is too far.
The boys legs were bare, covered only by an old loose long sleeved t-shirt and a pair of worn socks. He took a deep breath and, staring at his feet, quickly walked out of the bedroom, through the hall to the outside, where he finally let the air leave his lungs. His eyes finally raised as he stood in front of his neighbour door, ashamed and embarrassed, but that night, fear took over him and he wasnt feeling brave at all.
The first few knocks echoed through the stairway pointlessly as there was no answer from the other side
Lord of the Rings ABCsLord of the Rings ABCs9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A is for brave Aragorn whom Arwen did admire
B is for the Balrog and dear Bilbo of the Shire
C is for the courage of the heroes in the story
D for the Dead Marshes, which the hobbitses found gory
E is for Lord Elrond and the Elvish clan he leads
F is for young Frodo and his mighty, noble deeds
G is for ol' Gandalf, little Gimili and (yuck!) Gollum
H is for Helms Deep and the battle at the bottom
I is for Isildur, too bad he kept the ring
J is jubilation at the return of the King
K is for dark Khazad-dum, where orcish evil lies
L is for *sigh* Legolas, what dreamy, crystal eyes
M is for Meriadoc, known as Merry by his friends
N is for the Nazgul, nasty creatures to the end
O is for Osgiliath, the mighty, broken city
P for Peregrin (Pippin) Took's insatiable curiosity
Q is for the quiet way of life back at Bag End
R for peaceful Rivendell and the Rohhirim that Rohan sends
S is for good Samwise, and Shelob whom he slew
(not to mention Saruma
A little too obviousKieran typed slowly on his laptop as he tried not to misspell the numbers of his credit card. Online shopping wasnt his idea of shopping at all, but with that awful weather in Glasgow, going out meant feeling cold and wet. As if that wasnt enough, Lani was offered an excellent training opportunity back in Japan that she couldnt refuse, so little Saaya had to stay behind and that meant, staying with Kieran for a few months. Taking her out during Christmas shopping frenzy wasnt his idea of quality time either.A little too obvious6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What? Kieran stared at the monitor with an unlit cigarette between his lips. What is the problem now?
The living room door opened slowly. Laken had just come out of the slower and his hair was all wet, tied up in a bun. He walked in and yawned, looking at Kieran as if he wasnt even there. Kieran raised his head and stared into the others eyes. Laken stared back for a moment, emotionless, then suddenly his eyes went big and
To BelleTo Belle10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Now is time to put your books away
And throw your expectations to the floor;
Now castle walls will wrap your brilliant day:
Black night behind a cold, unfeeling door.
Look up as it descends the lonely stair,
Ponder not the life that you will miss;
Turn cold your gentle gaze to concrete stare,
Cower not from deathly demon's kiss.
Find strength within the halls and silent tower;
Befriend the ticking clocks and candlesticks;
Discover hope: the wilting scarlet flower;
Learn empathy as silent minutes tick.
Keep faith, for these rough hands which you detest
Will be the loving arms in which you rest.
-Why can't it be the same?--Why can't it be the same?--Why can't it be the same?-8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Why can't things be the same?
Why can't they be like they used to?
Why is everyone walking away...
Not caring, turning their backs..
This isn't how it used to be..
We all used to be happy, together and stood for each other.
Now it's like the rain, coming and going..
Destroying all that we had..
Don't you wish we could go back?
Don't you wish we could be like we once were?
All of our memories..all of the good times we all had..
All of that washed away as if it was lost in the rain..
Now we have yelling and arguing, pushing away, neglect and pain..
That's not what we wanted, don't you want to fix that now..?
I just hope one day, we can all go back..and be the same...