Writing Tips -1Writing TipsWriting Tips -14 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 54 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
Rock Meautumn blunders in, clumsyRock Me4 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."
Blood and Zone - Issue 1Blood and Zone - Issue 15 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
Cupcakes and Love : NiceCupcakes and Love : Nice5 years ago in Romance More Like This
Cupcakes And Love .
"Fuck. Mikey, that hurt!" Gerard whined after Mikey had thrown a spoon at him for dipping his finger in the icing bowl and lapping up the sugary substance.
"Well you shouldn't have been eating all the icing; it's for Bob's cupcakes not for you!" Mikey stuck his tongue out in his typical 'know-it-all' fashion.
Gerard glared at him with brotherly love.
Mikey was right, the cupcakes were Bob. We had decided to make "Get well cupcakes" because he was sick and had missed out on our chilled days out around NJ, on our mini tour break. However Gerard did look rather sexy when he was angry, I just wanted to run my ... Oh god! What am I saying? Not this again. Shut up Frank!
"Rinnnnnnnnnnng!" The egg-timer interrupted my thoughts.
"Here use these," Gerard handed Ray his mom's oven gloves as he went to take the cupcakes out from the oven. Looking round the kitchen, I guessed it was a good thing that Mr. and Mrs. Way were out of town while we were taking up residence in their h
Thread-bearerSew your heart onto your sleeve,Thread-bearer5 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
1. I Just Wanna...1. I Just Wanna...5 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
Chap1: The GatheringThe Fall Of Team Rocket,Chap1: The Gathering9 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
The Demi Girls Episode ONEThe Demi Girls Episode ONE9 years ago in Humor More Like This
The Demi Girls
The First Burst
Everyone loves to create worlds. They love being able to embrace in that which originated in their own imagination. Let's go to a world I created, a world where normal humans do not exist, and that anything can, and WILL happen.
The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. All over the town, people are going about their happy little lives with no cares or worries. Although these peo
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form10 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood:
Not A Happy Halloween Part1Not A Happy Halloween Part15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Everything was ruined. Everything. I didn't know that it wasn't him, I didn't know that it was even her. Stupid, fucking costumes. It wasn't my fault. I didn't know... The masks, the costumes, everyone was covered- I didn't know it was her- I thought she knew it was me- I didn't think she thought I was Mikey...
All my fault.
All of it.
I was the reason for my little brother not having a girlfriend. The reason his best friend walked out on him. The reason why I'm sitting here, just staring at her now. She didn't know- it was my fault- she thought I was Mikey...it was dark- too dark...
You're probably wondering what went wrong, what happened and how- to be sure I don't even want any of you to know- I didn't....
Halloween. Both mine and Mikey's favourite time of year- but this year it was going to be amazing- We were hosting the biggest Halloween party in the past decade, it was the biggest one anyone had thrown, so we'd even rented out an old house near the woods for the sake
FatherFather8 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
LOZ Okami 10Chapter 9: TroublemakingLOZ Okami 107 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Great! Just Great! HOW ARE WE GOING TO RESCUE LINK?!? Ninetails is very strong and near impossible to defeat! It would require much power or magic.
Issun was on a rampage as he shouts off his head. Waka was talking to Susano and Oki trying to come up with a plan while Orochi, Spider Queen and Crimson Helm all stand around the near unconscious form that is Amaterasu. Suddenly a noise comes up as Amaterasu struggles to her feet. Waka rushes to her side. Amaterasu! You should try to rest. You are very weak and could get killed.
Amaterasu doesnt listen to him as she takes a step forward, her thoughts set on helping Link. She looks up at Orochi who nods his head. He lifts Amaterasu up on his back and rushes towards the water at break-neck speed. Issun only had time to grab hold as Orochi reaches the water and starts running to Oni Island.
Deep in Tsuta Ruins, Midna falls out of a portal as Xedro lan
Kingdom Hearts: FalloutSora was dreaming.Kingdom Hearts: Fallout10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
His dreams were pretty normal, for once. There were no more mysterious calls of destiny or stained glass platforms - a welcome change. For the most part, his dreams were harmless nonsense, formed from worries about the previous day and whatever random stuff his subconscious could throw at him.
Eventually, his dreams condensed into something plausible; he found himself playing basketball - or was it volleyball? - with his friends. On his team were Kairi and Riku - but also Donald and Goofy. How he missed them! A pity they had to go back to Disney Castle so soon.
The opposing team were the kids from Twilight Town: Hayner, Olette, Pence, Vivi, and... Sefier?
Rai and Fui cheered from the sidelines. "He's gonna beat you all, y'know?" "Slam dunk."
Well, dreams weren't supposed to make sense, anyway.
A particularly strong serve from Kairi sent the bal
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 Secret5 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
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 - Ep18 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
XANA's Virus :Chapter Two:XANA's Virus :Chapter Two:9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER TWO: Possessed Emotions
Robin blinked several times as he took this all in. It seemed ridiculous and absurd, and yet... after the evils they, the Titans themselves, have faced recently... It could be possible.
"You said that they're in France? Right?"
"Paris... yeah..." Cyborg read the paper that had been printed out.
"That's pretty far... west, huh?" Said Beastboy, waving his finger in the air as if he was doing an imaginary math problem on a sheet of imaginary paper.
"East... Beastboy..." Robin corrected the monochromatically green teen.
"Oh... right... sorry, dude..." Beastboy sweat dropped. "Sooooooo... we gonna go?"
"We must..." Said Starfire, who hadn't talked since Cyborg began to explain the situation. "We must, or surely Raven will not recover from her illness."
"How we gonna get there?"
"We'll take the T-Car..." Said Cyborg.
"No, duh, dude... I mean how are we gonna get Raven to that Paris place? With her as sick as she is?"
"We'll figure it out..." Said Robin.
The Story of My Clan"The story of my clan"The Story of My Clan8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Written by General Mike, June 26th, 2008
A long... long time ago... way before any technology, pokecenter, pokeball, potion, it existed a clan, so powerful, that even themselves didn't knew, or didn't care about it. They were peaceful, oposite to any other force that used it, most for bad, some for good. This clan consisted on some humans, and many riolus and lucarios. Although it's unknown the true origins of this, these riolus and lucarios were around 42% bigger than regular lucarios from the world, they could talk human language and communicate using aura, in which they used this to maintain private conversations. This, is the Clan of Dark and Shine, a clan who uses wielders of mystical powers like light, darkness, and some, even the pure raw power of hell, which was forbidden for many centuries. The true origins of those powers remain a mystery to many, but many say it was a gift from powerful beings, that rewarded them for their kindness. This clan lived for
Hybrid Theory Sapphire VersionHybrid Theory Sapphire Version: Suicuna's NovelHybrid Theory Sapphire Version9 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
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-8 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
KH3d Burning Heart The World That Never WasKH3d Burning Heart The World That Never Was3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fugeo and Riku reached the farthest point they could on the ground and stood in front of the floating castle in "The World that Never Was.“
Riku looked up and said, “Never thought I would turn back to this place again.”
“I think this castle is creepy but I have seen worse,” told Fugeo. “But I bet the inside is a nightmare.”
“You are right. Sora and I have been here before and the battles were very hard. We thought it was over after we beat Organization XII and Xemmas…”
“Now we have to handle their reincarnations,” nods Fugeo and told to Riku, “Hop on! I'll fly us over!”
Riku nods and climbs on Fugeo’s back. The dragon took off and flew over to the entry of the castle. But once Riku was off from Fugeo’s back, several Heartless and Nobodies appeared around them. Riku called his Keyblade and cursed.
Fugeo looked around and said, “What are they? I saw the black ones before, but the grey o
Left 4 Dead: PerksLeft 4 dead PerksLeft 4 Dead: Perks7 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
Left 4 Dead Origins Part 1Scott wake up Scott wake up your gonna miss your class. The tall bleach blond girl said shaking her friend whod fallen asleep the night on the couch. He only moaned and rolled over as she stopped shaking him. She was about to shake him again when a figure jumped onto him and grabbed him by the shirt collar Scott wake up wakeupwakeupwakeupwakeup! Scott pushed the boy on his chest off of him Jesus Matt what the hell is wrong with you as he got up, he was very tall around 6 8 and very skinny with medium length dirty blond hair Liz you should keep him on a leash or at least cut him of from coffee. he said to Liz as she laughed Hey I dont drink coffee. came Matts voice from the kitchen and was soon fallowed by the crack of an energy drink can opening. Scott sighed Im going to class Ill see you guys later. he said lighting a cigarette as he closed the door behindLeft 4 Dead Origins Part 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pokegirls Ep2--------------------Pokegirls Ep28 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