Writing Tips -1Writing TipsWriting Tips -13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Okay, so writing. Something you are interested in? Well,
lets get to grips with just some of the basics of great writing. These tips
will transform your attitude from "How can I fill this page?" into "How can
I fill this page with good quality writing?"
Part One: Initial Idea
Why is it that finding an idea can be so hard?
Why does everyone else have the power to come up with amazing ideas, and what
are you left with? Nothing... Well, to you, that may be what it seems
like, but I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you don't really lack in
ideas, you just have a hard time bringing them to the surface. Here
are some ways to bring out that buried inspiration:
Base some ideas on real life events
Its probably the easiest way to write, you may have experienced what you are
writing about, this helps the mind describe the situation, it also makes it
sound much more realistic.
Use inspiration from other pieces of writing
Soaring with the Rainbows Chapter 5Soaring with the Rainbows Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The pink earth pony, Pinkie Pie (somewhere in all her blather Soarin had caught her name), led, or rather, dragged Rainbow and Soarin through Ponyville. From what he could see of the town, it was remarkably undamaged considering the dragon assault. He could see a few ponies patching up tiles or sweeping away debris, but all of the big, heavy duty damage had been cleared up. This was strange, considering it was only a day after the dragon's disappearance.
Pinkie Pie let go of his arm, and Soarin stood up, massaging his poor limb. The building which she had plopped them in front was a tree, with a book sign pointing out its use as a library. Resisting Pinkie's attempts to shove him through the front door, Soarin waited until Rainbow was upright again before moving into the tree.
Inside was just about what he'd thought it would be like. Same as any library, books everywhere, and a couple of ponies wandering about. Soarin thought he recognised everypony, all five of Rainbow's friends were
Blood and Zone - Issue 1Blood and Zone - Issue 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
California 2019. The desert. I stood over the rolling plains---of sand. I'm out here all the time. Almost every day. Waiting. Waiting for one thing. My best friend. She lives in a different Zone from me.
I walked along the sand, blasting snakes with my ray gun when they popped up. When is she going to be hereeeeeeee? I whined out loud. I continued walking taking huge swigs of my water jug.
I see a black shiny 79 Trans Am speeding up the horizon of the desert. Hearing music blasting from the car's stereo. "Hey! Over here!" I said, flapping my arms and running up to the car. "Yo! Stop!" The car almost zoomed past mebut stopped just in time. She reached for the volume dial to turn the music down. "Sup, kiddo?" She said, sliding her aviator sunglasses off her nose. I jumped into the passanger seat. "I ain't a kiddo!" I said, throwing my big tall black goth boots with my feet in them up onto the dash. "Feet off my dash, yo, and you are too a kiddo. 5 years between us!" She
1. I Just Wanna...1. I Just Wanna...3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Mikey, what's wrong now?" Gerard sounded impatient. I looked up from my sketchbook and sure enough, Mikey was looking upset at something, Gee was looking like his lid was gonna blow, and Frankie and Ray shared an exasperated "here-we-go-again" expression. Mikey was looking at the ground and mumbled something.
I couldn't help but think this would be an awesome scene to draw. I mean, they were all standing so they could be seen, and it was a scene you could really feel the emotion in; Gee was looking at Mikey and leaning on his mic stand, Mikey was looking at the ground with his bass hanging off his shoulders, Frankie was in the corner, trying to stay out of the way and was fiddling with his guitar, and Ray was over at the sound system, trying to look busy even though the sound was fine.
"..feel too good." Gee sighed. "Mikes, just because Bob ain't here it doesn't mean we can skip our session. Anyway, we need the practice."
"Actually guys, time's almost up. Let's run through a
Poke Girls - Ep1Please Note: I didn't write this!! This was a fanfic by Maetch!! All credit should go to him!! Find a link in the comment box below!!Poke Girls - Ep17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Fire Girl's Fantasy
It started innocently enough, one fine morning in the Pokemon country. The sun rose high, almost grinning as Trainers and their Pokemon went about their daily lives. Trading, battling, journeying...
However, there was something else that was smiling at the sight below, as he hovered high above Hoenn. Draped in black robes and holding what looked like a scythe, the figure mumbled and chuckled to himself in anticipation
"Ahh... Such a peaceful day." the figure grinned as his gaze looked towards a small town situated at the foot of Mt. Chimney. "So calm, so serene... so boring." Raising his scythe, he flew off towards the town. "Let's have some fun!"
Lavaridge Town Hot Springs...
It was an off-day for Flannery as she soaked up the steaming hot liquid in the springs. With no Gym battles and no Ba
Pokegirls Ep2--------------------Pokegirls Ep27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pokegirls: Episode 2
Route 25, north of Cerulean City, Kanto...
Route 25 was often consider a prime dating spot by the locals. However, on the nearby river, a far different date was taking place.
"Starmie, WATER PULSE!" shouted Misty as her purple-and-gold Pokemon launched its attack at her opponent, a rather mean-looking Murkrow. The attack hit true, and the poor Murkrow collapsed in a fainting spell.
Looking up, Misty saw her old enemies, the Invincible Brothers, sneering at her. Ever since she made fools of them as payback for trying to sabotage her position as Gym Leader, they've been itching for revenge. "I told you once, and I'll tell you again: STAY OUT OF MY GYM!"
"Blah, blah, blah." taunted Shin, the red-headed leader. Apparently, this was funny, as his brothers Chan and Rin (the brown-haired and the blue-haired boys, respectively) chuckled meanly. "You're full of talk, y'know that? Anyway, go Tentacruel!" he finished as
Mommy? -Cloverfield-WARNING!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED CLOVERFIELD AND/OR HAVE NOT BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THE REVIEWS/THEORIES/VIRAL TIE-INS. THOUGH THIS SHORT STORY MAY END UP HAVING NO RELEVANCE TO THE PLOT OF THE MYTH OF THE CREATURE, THERE ARE STILL SPOILING ELEMENTS TO THE FILM AND FAKE NEWSCASTING ON THE WEB. WATCHING THE FILM FIRST IS STRONGLY ADVISED!Mommy? -Cloverfield-7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And now for those who have passed by the warning or don't give a damn, please enjoy the following interputation of the monster of the movie, based on recent reports of what the design and concept of the creature was "to be" or "were" based on.
What has happened to the world?
Where did these fleshy ants come from?
Why have the oceans gotten so small?
Where is my mommy?
I was sleeping for so long
The days have turned to years
I thought I was safe here
Knowing my mother was with me
Then something crashed from the sky
And the ants began to make so much noise
I finally awoke to a fright
My mother was nowhere to b
FatherFather7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Could we really call them "Daddies"? No I think not. They are nothing more then monsters."
"Get him, Mr. B!" cried a small girl, who was hiding behind a huge pillar.
Her bouncer was no more then 6 feet away fighting off a spider splicer. He moaned, throwing his huge fist into the head of the crazed man, sending him flying into the wall. He peered back at his little one, seeing if she was unharmed. She looked at him in fright. He moaned in worry, turning around to see what was wrong.
She shivered at his step and cried, "Look out, Mr. Bubbles!"
Pain stabbed his backside, sending a loud cry from his chest.
"I got you now you fat fuck!" yelled the splicer on his back. The splicer dug his hooked hands deeper and whispered into his hamlet, "And that little bitch is mine too..."
He roared! No one takes to little one away! No one touches her! NO ONE!! He whipped his arm around, grabbing the splicer with his enormous glove. He tore it off, moaning in pain as his did and slam
The Life Painter Part 2The Life PainterThe Life Painter Part 29 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
John sat in the chair at his desk, breathing heavily. He wiped perspiration from his forehead. Not a minute before, he had awoken suddenly from a disturbingly realistic dream; for some reason, he could do nothing but sit and collect his thoughts concerning this strange turn of events. He looked down. There was the art book, laying there open to the last page, just as he had left it when he had fallen asleep. Rubbing his hands over eyes, he tried to get himself together. "Man….," he thought as got out of the chair and stretched a bit, "That dream was so real….I could have sworn I was actually there…..wait a minute…" John's eyes opened wide with surprise. "I remember everything from the dream….even the sensations. I've never heard of anyone being able to recall things like that!"
Though he probably could have stood there in his room all day, theorizing over the implications of such vivid dream recall, one glance at the clock showed that he had an hour before his
Rock Meautumn blunders in, clumsyRock Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
stiff fingers frosted still
by early winds, rocking trees
back and forth
red leaves splatter the ground
paint drops, hanging from drooping
branches, rotten fruit still litters the sidewalks
i head south for the fall with the ducks.
the train creaks like aching joints
there's a crow on
my windowsill, ruffling his feathers
the trees flash by
my ticket's got a hole in the middle
from being folded over and over
the crow says "summer ain't that great, Peach Girl."
i watch the sky and ignore his clicking black beak
"the autumn's gonna follow
right behind ya
'n turn the whole world red-yellow-red
at yer heels."
i know in a week
the only green left will be my sweater
holes in the elbows, stringy cuffs
but i waddle like a duck
towards the leftover southern summer.
"i'm not ready for jack frost yet."
i tell him.
"get ready. the autumn storms are a-comin'
an' there ain't nothin' on heaven or earth to stop 'em."
Dragon of HyruleDRAGON OF HYRULEDragon of Hyrule6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Princess Zelda was enjoying a quiet afternoon in the garden around Hyrule castle. She walked gracefully around the garden grounds, her purple and white dress flowing about her slender legs, and the sun shining off her long shimmering chocolate brown hair, as she made her way towards her favorite field of flowers. The sun was shining down upon the brilliant field of daffodils that Zelda favored so much. This was one of her favorite places to be and also the first place she met Link, back when they were kids, long before he was the legendary hero of Hyrule, and long before Zelda had grown into the elegant young woman she was now.
Link, meanwhile was riding across the land of Hyrule on Epona, the Master Sword at his side, and his Magical Shield on his arm as he headed towards Hyrule Castle. Hyrule had been relatively at peace, since Ganondorf and his dark magic had been banished from the land. Link had agreed to go on a date with Zelda today, so they co
Hybrid Theory Sapphire VersionHybrid Theory Sapphire Version: Suicuna's NovelHybrid Theory Sapphire Version8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Why? Why did I have to answer that ad? I was so immersed in the benefits of the super-vitamin that I forgot to read the fine print. If it wasn't for that stupid MetaboAnthro, I would still be normal. Life would have been just fine if I hadn't answered that stupid ad! Then again, my life right now isn't as bad as I had hoped. This school is the perfect place for people like me...
Whoa now! I'm spoiling the ending, aren't I? I'd probably better slow down and start from the beginning where it all went wrong. It all started when I was reading the local paper...
I was sitting in Fantastic Sam's Salon getting my hair done so that it actually stayed straight. If there was one thing that I pride myself on, it's my hair. I had a long, straight crop of it that reached down to my middle back. I was currently having it shampooed with the finest Aussie products that they had. No sense in trying to cut any corners here.
While I waited
Our Little Secret"Gee?" I shouted, waking up from a horrific dream. I was nine and he was twelve. I'd been having these nightmares since I was two and no one knew why, but Gee was used to it.Our Little Secret4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Mikey? Another nightmare?" Gee said, getting out of bed. He got in bed next to me and put his arm around my shoulder. I put my head on his chest and tried to fight back my tears.
"It's ok, Mikey. What happened, tell me?"
"Ok, Gee. There was a little boy at the door I knew him. He was my best friend. I loved him. He was you."
"Oh, god Carry on."
"You walked away from me. I wanted a hug. You wouldn't let me touch you. You just opened the door and walked away. You crossed a road outside and I followed you. I caught up with you and hugged you. You turned around and pushed me away. You told me that you hate me and pushed me again. I fell into the road and a car hit me. You ran away laughing and and an-" I started crying.
"Mikey, it's ok. I love you, I don't hate you. I'd never hurt you like that. I
Link and Ruto Switched Ch. 4Chapter 4: Zelda Discovers the SecretLink and Ruto Switched Ch. 47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It has been about a week or so since Link became a girl and is stuck that way. She gets a kick out of being a girl, especially when she changes in and out of her clothes seeing her lovely female body. But her sister Malon made sure she learned a few things as well. Malon had the teach were how to put on a Bra which for some reason felt not to bad on Link and to have her wear panties. The Blue Tunic needed to be tailored to fit Link.
The Tunic now fits Link and Malon wanted a cute skirt to go on the Tunic. Link did not like the idea, but got use to it and it looked pretty cute on her. Malon also had Link try on dresses and Link was not in the mood to do so, but she should learn this, especially for formal occasions. Also Malon taught Link have to put on Make-Up and Link did not care much for that since she thinks she looks good enough without it. So Link pretty much was having a hard time learning all this new girl stuff.
Ruto was having better time
Chap1: The GatheringThe Fall Of Team Rocket,Chap1: The Gathering7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Chapter One: the Gathering.
It all began in a dark, stormy night. Mike was taking his walk around the city when suddenly he was cornered in an alley! Wild pokemon surrounded him in the blackness of night.
He couldn't recognize any of the pokemon, all he could tell is that they were groaning like mad at him and red eyes glaring through the darkness. He had left all his pokemon in his research center, so he was probably doomed!
Before he could move an inch, on of the wild pokemon suddenly rushed at him, when all of a sudden a blue, glowing sphere came through the shadows and hit the pokemon, defeating him in just a blink of an eye!
Then a pokemon, ressembling a biped dog stood between Mike and the remaining pokemon. Then, to Mike's suprise, the pokemon talked!
"...You shall not harm this human...Prepare to face your doom!" said the pokemon, quietly but in a voice that would terrify a Gengar! Then the remaining pokemon rushed at him, and all he did was stand defen
Portal Story: Chapter OnePortal Story: Chapter One7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And Even I Dont Know Whats Going On Outside.
The screaming could be heard from a mile away.
I was hypnotized by the red and yellow flashes as loud
booms followed each one of them shortly after. My legs
stopped working, I couldnt move. The booms got louder
and louder as the flashes got brighter.
Move move .comeon move! Why arent you moving?!?
I could hear my inner self telling my body to run, but I just
couldnt! I felt a tug on my shoulder. Star! What are you
doing?! We have to get to the safe! Come on!! My friend
grabbed my shirt sleeve and ran, forcing me to run behind her.
I could hear a voice calling from a distance. HURRY! GIRLS,
PLEASE HURRY!! I felt my friend run faster as everything soon
got very dark. I herd the safe door close behind us as we ran in,
gasping for breath. Everyone got really quiet. All that could
be herd was the deep, scared breathing of the people crowded
Zelda Prank Ch. 1Chapter 1: They plan their PrankZelda Prank Ch. 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Link and Ruto are very good friends and love each other a lot. But they also equally hate Zelda Princess of Hyrule quite a bit. Link hates her not only she is a spoiled brat, but also she has a bit dislike that Link loves Ruto and not her at all. Ruto has troubles with Zelda as well. Zelda always rudely called names on Ruto like Fish Girl and other names like that, and also thinks she should not love Link because she is a Zora, not a human.
They both are at their ends of being annoyed by the stupid princess! Zelda only makes the couple's lives very miserable most of the time. What they needed was a plan to shut up Zelda for good. If only Zelda was a Zora like you, than that would teach her a lesson! said Link. Ruto was with Link and heard his idea while they complained about the spoiled princess. Link, that's brilliant! Make Zelda a Zora is a perfect plan! said Ruto and give a kiss on Link's cheek. Yeah, but how do we trans
Thread-bearerSew your heart onto your sleeve,Thread-bearer4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
walk thirty years through a forest of thorns,
then tell me if you've anything left to bleed
Have you ever hoped for loss;
just to be rid of fear?
© 2010 Matthew M. Danielson
Left 4 Dead: PerksLeft 4 dead PerksLeft 4 Dead: Perks5 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Anti Tank Unit: +15% Damage to The Tank
Unlock: Inflict 120,000 damage to Tanks and acquire either the Tankbusters or Man Vs Tank achievement.
Heavy Hitter: Larger punch reach and cone, double punch damage and increased chance of knockdown. Increased chance of hitting hunters out of the air.
Unlock: Punch 250 common or special infected to death and acquire any two of the following achievements: Dead Stop, Hunter Punter, Clean Kill, Spinal Tap.
Head-Hunter: +25% Damage to Headshots on any infected, and a +5% damage to Hunters
Unlock: Kill 5 Hunters with a headshot and acquire either the Jump Shot or the Brain Salad achievement.
Light Step: If you walk slowly, the aggro area of idle infected and the Witch becomes much smaller for you
Unlock: Kill less than 1000 infected through-out an entire campaign
Witch Hugger: Gives you the option to hug the wi
Portal Story: Chapter ThreePortal Story: Chapter Three7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Your Specimen Has Been Processed.
I felt the cold-deadness of the cameras metal skin as
it pressed agents my cheek. I slapped it out of the way and
clenched my hand into a fist. What do you mean by
specimen?!? Im a human being! You cant treat me like this!!
The camera zoomed away and went back to the ceiling while
I herd the buzzing noise start again. The voice followed. Yes.
All Humans Are Different. They Have A Different Look, Personality,
Styyyy-buzz-le, And Scream- I herd a rewinding sound as the
voice rewound itself. Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzrrrrrrr__Ppperrrsonality,
Style, And__Voice. You Are All Different, And Your Specimen Is
Perfect For This Test. Thank You For Your Participation.
My eyes widened as I looked towards the door. Please just
let me out of here! Please!! I walked towards the door. Of Course.
Your Specimen Has Been Processed And You Are Now Ready To
Being The Test. The
Portal Story: Chapter TwoPortal Story: Chapter Two7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Once Again, Welcome. We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay Here.
Beep Bepp Bepp
The quietness was broke.
Oohhh ..What what is that beeping noise ?
W-where am I ? Why is everything so bright ? Oowww..
my head .. I slowly open my eyes to the sound of faint beeps
following 3 - 4 seconds of quietness. Then another beep would
follow. All I saw at first was white. White and blue. Then, shapes
started to form. I saw a light .a really bright light shinning above
me. What -what is this ? I put my hand straight out ahead
of me until it hit something. A .wall..? It felt like glass wait
it WAS glass! It was covering me! Oh no .HEY LET ME OUT OF
THIS!! I started banging on the glass above me as hard as I coul
.a world in black and white 14.a world in black and white 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been three weeks since she had left Unova with N. Touko sat on her bed, staring down at the small device in her hand -- her Xtransceiver. Though she still wore it every day, the batteries had long been taken out to keep people that might be searching for her from calling. At the moment she was seriously considering putting them back in. What was she thinking? She couldn't possibly contact anyone from her home town, no matter how much she missed them. If she did that, then they would surely insist on her returning home. Were Cheren and Bianca still angry at her? She hadn't exactly been on good terms with either of them before she left.
Beloved lay next to her with his head resting on her leg. She gave him a pat on the head. "What should I do?" Touko asked him. "I want everyone to know that I'm okay, but... if I did call them, I wouldn't know what to say. 'Hey, I'm just calling to say that I'm fine, but I don't plan on going back any time soon?' I can't tell them that! Mom would h
The Nobodies - Episode 1The NobodiesThe Nobodies - Episode 16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Copyright(c)2007 Stephen Winterflood
The young girl whistled a merry tune as she walked down the road. The grey sky that hung over the deserted town was hardly an inspiration for the happiness she seemed to have inside but then maybe a grey sky was just the thing to make an unusual girl happy on this cold morning.
To any passer-by, if there had been any about, she would have looked like an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. But if they had taken the time and looked deep into her eyes they would have seen a spirit within that was far older than she appeared, a power that could only belong to a Nobody.
Good morning Rätsel, said a diminutive man, who just seemed to appear out of nowhere on the road next to her.
Good morning Sans, replied the girl not even reacting to the small man appearing out of thin air, as if it happened all the time.
Feels like a morning full of possibilities to me, said Sans giving her a broad smile.