FFM XShe has more books than friends. Even on her Facebook account.
Eleven are duplicated, four are autographed, nine are missing covers, and six are in languages she doesn't speak.
(Her books, not the friends, but one never knows.)
She's worked the same job for three years, saying that it will get her to bigger and better places. It took her three years to figure out that she can't see any places, let alone bigger or better ones.
She writes stories about sad little people like her, except she didn't realize that she was like all of them. She was different because she liked her job. She liked her job until she realized she didn't. And then she
Motivation: PsychologicalFirst of all, you are probably thinking about writing the wrong way. Writing, ultimately, is not about getting published. It is not about writing "the next big thing." It is not about making money. Writing is about writing, and don't look at me like that because you know exactly what I mean.Motivation: Psychological2 years ago in Writing More Like This
You write because you love that sweet spot. You love scrolling back up through your document or flipping through pages of your handwriting. You love getting down that scene that's been in your head since you came up with the story. You love that point where your brain turns off and the world narrows to the stream of words in your head, when you no longer
How to be a Guiding LightHow to be a Guiding Light3 years ago in deviantART Tutorials More Like This
How can I help?You don't have to be a Gallery Moderator or have a fancy symbol next to your name to promote and support artists within your favourite gallery. The suggestions listed below are for everyone, and if you want something a little more useful than just my ideas, don't forget to pay a visit to the Help & FAQ section of dA - you'll find a link at the bottom of every single page.
Featuring artTo avoid repeating myself, I'd like to point you in the direction of a tutorial called Promoting other people's art [ http://rockstarvanity.deviantart.com/art/Promoting-Other-People-s-Art-174149972 ] which contains information about...
STUCK on a Short Story?STUCK on a Short Story?3 years ago in Writing More Like This
10 Second Tip:
Stuck on a SHORT Story?
Stuck on what to put in your story?
-- This is the list of things I check off when I create a story:
Do you have a Setting in mind?
- Modern day
Do you have ONE big main event for the story to focus on?
- A battle
- An escape
- A love scene
- An act of revenge
- A sacrifice
- A treasure to claim
- A magic spell
- A transformation
Do you know what you want to SAY with your story?
- Love sucks.
- Friendship is forever.
- No good deed goes unpunished.
- A snake can only ever be a snake.
To Create a CharacterAre you starting a story? Do you have an incomplete, flawed, or no character at all? It's happened to me many times and in my struggles to perfect my creations, I have learned a few things. I present you with seven easy steps with a challenge each to get you thinking.To Create a Character2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Grab a piece of paper and a pencil. Let's start
Step 1: Past
When creating a character, you must first establish a past. Even a person with amnesia has a past, they just don't remember it. Pasts are important, they show what shaped the person and why they are the way they are today.
If your character has a scar, why? If they have amnesia, why? If they have a phobia of