Lie To MeFingertips lace around my ribs
And pull at my skin
As my breath catches
At the coolness of your touch.
Calm these trembling hands
And hold them tight in yours.
I'll move my lips on yours
Just so you don't have to.
Hearts beat faster and
My breath shudders with insecurity.
Press my body close to yours
So I don't shatter into fragments.
Lie to me one more time.
Tangle your legs in mine,
Brush your lips along my neck.
Make me feel alive.
NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of PromptsDay 1: I am a poet.NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of Prompts2 months ago in Literature Templates More Like This
Day 2: I own my flesh.
Day 3: Tell a lie.
Day 4: Love through letters.
Day 5: A thousand kisses deep.
Day 6: Monochromatic fears.
Day 7: You have 7 days to live.
Day 8: Glow in the dark stars
Day 9: Misplaced bones
Day 10: Write as if you are a body part.
Day 11: Wake the dead.
Day 12: Love bites
Day 13: I never think about ____ anymore.
Day 14: Find me.
Day 15: 7 Deadly Sins
Day 16: 3AM coffee
Day 17: Kiss the stars on her arms.
Day 18: ‘Last night—’
Day 19: What is your sign? Write about it.
Day 20: Galaxy skin
Day 21: What is tangled up in your heartstrings?
Day 22: A fight in a stairwell
Day 23: A for
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3. Death is a weird thing, life is even weirder. They both inspire a question who is simple and complex at the same time: Why?
4. I want to save you but I dont think I can, so Ill try until the last hope has faded away.
5. Kat started to unpack her
Proofreading Tips #2 Semicolon Conjunctive AdverbsProofreading Tips #2 Semicolon Conjunctive Adverbs7 months ago in Writing More Like This
...Wow, that's a mouthful! These suckers are used to attach two independent clauses as one single sentence. Many people have confusion about when to use commas, semicolons, and colons. Semicolon conjunctive adverbs are helpful to emphasize the relationship between two thoughts (as opposed to separate sentences). Here is a list of words commonly used for this:ConsequentlyFurthermoreHoweverThereforeThenThusAdditionallySimilarlySubsequently
Some examples in sentences include:
"She arrived to school late; consequently, the teacher did not accept her homework."
"Man could not overcome the demon army; thus, the age of darkness was born."
Proofreading Tips #1: RedundanciesProofreading Tips #1: Redundancies8 months ago in Writing More Like This
Have you ever thought about how redundantly we speak in every day conversation? Sometimes this passes into our writing. For graduates especially, we are unfortunately trained to add extra "padding" into our text to reach a desired word count.
Word redundancies (known as pleonasms and sometimes given the nickname of "baby puppies") are one such way. Here is a list highlighting such phrases--avoid using these at all costs:advance warningalter or changeassemble togetherbasic fundamentalscollect togetherconsensus of opinioncontributing factordollar amounteach and everyend resultexactly identicalfew in numberfree and cleargrateful thanksgreat majo
How to Not Screw Up a Fanfiction EDIT: HANG ON GUYS, THIS IS GETTING A MAJOR EDIT, SO HOLD ON.How to Not Screw Up a Fanfiction10 months ago in Writing More Like This
Fanfiction has a terrible reputation due to the amount of inexperienced authors that don't care for criticism. Since the majority decide that their writing is as good as it gets, they keep going with the same annoying clichés that we've seen every day. They never seem improve, thus writing "BAD" all over them. Unfortunately, due to the amount of immature fangirls and fanboys that pollute the internet, the vast majority of fanfiction is covered by these authors.
What they need to realize is that criticism isn't there to make them feel terrible. Taking criticism can
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Anyone here familiar with a little show called "Moral Orel"? If not, make yourself familiar with it RIGHT NOW. If so, you made my life a little easier. Orel is pretty much what I imagine when I think of a Pisces person. Naïve, sweet, optimistic… but of course, just like in his case, this presents problems. Pisces people are just… I don't wanna say blissfully ignorant. That's not a nice way of putting it. In fact, that's not even accurate. They're just… trusting. No, that's not right either. God, how do I go about describing Pisces?
They're sweethearts, for beginners. Some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. They have hearts j
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Maybe it's just me, but I can't find a decent tutorial on dA for how to find good names :P I’ve looked all over, and maybe I’m just missing it, but I figured, “Hey, maybe we need a tutorial for this sort of thing!” So hopefully someone will find this useful and I won’t be writing this for nothing.
These styles of names will probably work best for non-human characters, but you shouldn’t have much of a problem selecting a name or two from at least a few of these categories that will fit your human characters :) I’m making this with Roleplay characters in mind, but these techniques will wor
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"Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep."-Fran Lebowitz
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."-Carl Jung
"Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity. "-Henry Bromel
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." -Jane Austin
"There is nothing
To War Against the Dialogue Tags!I am waging a war. Consider this your invitation to join my army.To War Against the Dialogue Tags!8 months ago in Writing More Like This
What is this war about, you ask? It's about destroying dialogue tags. What are dialogue tags, you ask? They are the parts that explain who's talking, like "he said" and "she asked". Why am I doing this, you ask? It's not that they kicked my puppy (I don't even have one, despite the opposition's claim). It's not that they burned my toast. It's not even that they opened my favorite book too far and creased the spine. Here. Let me explain why you're going to be fighting the good fight.
Dialogue tags have a use. It's a very useful use, even. They prevent confusion about who gener