Your idea is NOT originalYour idea is NOT original5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Originality? What's that?
You heard me, what is originality? Well the dictionary defines it as:
1. the quality or state of being original.
2. ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
3. freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance."
To this I say they are right but they are also wrong. When it comes to story writing I have only one thing to say to you and your idea.
IT IS NOT ORIGINAL.
Nothing is, sure your teacher might say it is but I can tell you now there is someone out there with the exact same idea. It is all in the matter of who gets it published first. However, your idea might not be original but the spin in which you want it to take is. It might even be the tiniest of details but you can make it your own, sparking with originality. To that I say yes it is the way to go. Just don't take my word for it, you need to know these things yourself. I might be wrong w
Embedding videos on your profileEmbedding videos on your profile4 years ago in Other More Like This
If you are still uncertain about the steps, scroll down to the author description below to see the link of the video tutorial on how to embed the music/video player on your profile.
TL;DR: Instructions simplified
Edit: You no longer have to be a Beta Tester in order to use the above code, nor a premium member. Anyone can embed a video onto their profile.
Copy Youtube code.
Use this code for custom boxes. You can change the width and height yourself: (You need to be a premium member to use custom boxes.)
Use this code for journals:
You can substitute "youtube" with "film" or "vimeo" in order to embed dA films or vimeo videos. Simply find the video ID for the video you want that corresponds.
Paste code into Custom Box.
Find video on Youtube.
Look at video's URL in the URL bar above or click on Share.
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The 10 Worst Story OpeningsThe 10 Worst Story Openings2 years ago in Writing More Like This
*disclaimer* I did not come up with all this all by my lonesome, it kind of evolved from things I read by other people when researching how I should start something I was writing, and I noticed a lot of people were saying pretty much the same things. I know I’m cynical and I know there are bountiful exceptions to these so-called “rules.” These are just things to avoid or be careful about.
1. Waking up.
“BEEEP BEEP RIIIING RIIING, the alarm clock jerks 14 year old Jessica Parker out of a sound sleep. She groans and fumbles to shut it off. Her mom calls from the next room, ‘Hurry up Jessie you’re going to be late!’ Jessie wills herself to get up, and get ready for school. She looks into the mirror at her frizzy red hair, which always turns into a rat’s nest after sleeping. As she begins to brush out her tangled locks, her annoying little brother comes running into the roo