Rant About: Always Use Perfect GrammarHow dare you? How dare you write that to my face? To anyone's face? But I am no square. I'll give you the chance to explain. Explain to me:Rant About: Always Use Perfect Grammar2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Why? Why use correct grammar?
Come on, lay it on me.
I won't punch you.
All righty. So, the thing is, kind of every writing guide on deviantART tells me to watch my grammar like she's going to slip out the window and elope with her crackhead boyfriend to then die horribly in a car crash, presumably because being high on drugs while driving a high-speed vehicle isn't the recipe for live long and prosper.
I Have One Plural For You: Patterns.
routine by MustafaDedeogLu
People love order. People love things that make sense. And while people also love to now and then take a break from their daily routines to go ecotourism in Thailand, they love habit. Order, sense, habit, they make us feel secure. Just how much we depend on them is shown in our approach t
To Name A Hero! A Villain! Someone!Naming a character sucks. It's the most fun part, but it sucks like an open airplane window. If there was a slam dunk rule to creating the most fitting name for your unique character, it wouldn't suck, and it wouldn't be fun. It would be effective, and that'd be more than what we currently have.To Name A Hero! A Villain! Someone!2 years ago in Writing More Like This
thinking is a hard job by breathing2004
And still, people come up with character names that blast us away. How do they do it? Some say names just come to them. Others have a few phone books. Then some look at the credits of movies. Some jot down names they like for later use (maybe). Some people have friends and family. And so on. My method? I pretty much do it like I do it with everything I want to understand: I take what I like, cut it to screaming little pieces and only stop once I have found out why I like it and can replicate the effect. But that's just me.
If you've read past opinion deviations of mine, you know that I have to throw s
Rant About: Write What You KnowFor if you write bullshit, bullshit will be written about you. I am completely and genuinely, without any reservations, in favor of what this marvel of writing advice tries to communicate to the budding author.Rant About: Write What You Know2 years ago in Writing More Like This
THE READER: A CURIOUS SPECIMEN
the reader. by MothArt
As a group of people wasting their time on your story because you chose a profession that hinges on owing people entertainment in exchange for money, your readers are about as ferocious in their criticism as hungry cannibals come. They do not forgive, and they start not forgiving with the very first line. However, readers are human, too. So while many of them possess the ability to walk away from having just finished a book they'd love to round up every copy of so they can throw it into an active vulcano for the good of humanity, others will feel that you have failed and betrayed them on a personal level.
You know this, because you are one of th