9 Editing Tips You (Possibly) Haven't Heard BeforeIn some form or another, we all know how to edit. Maybe you're like me and there is some information in the back of your mind still hanging around from the 3rd grade grammar lessons. We all know subj-verb-obj, I before E except after C, etc. But when it comes to editing literature there are some more particular aspects of language that one should keep in mind in order to improve your story flow.9 Editing Tips You (Possibly) Haven't Heard Before3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Complicated Vocabulary
2. Cliché v Collocation
3. Reading Out Loud
5. Getting Distance
6. Seeking Out Critique
7. Grammar Help
8. How to Use the Passive Voice and Why
9. Fixing Content Errors Before They Start
1. Least Complicated
A lot of times people get into trouble with their writing because they are either trying to emulate a certain style or because they're trying to 'sound smart', and it's not usually necessary. Yes, there are certain times that the bigger word will sound better and more appropriate, especially in period context, but most o
Batfamily Dinner"So you and the clone are dating." Damian spoke up in the middle of dinner. Jason and Dick immediately stopped eating their food- Dick to look at Bruce and Jason to rest his elbows on the table so he could make a show of listening in on the conversation.Batfamily Dinner4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"If I were it wouldn't be any concern to you." Tim shifted in his seat uncomfortably and used his fork to roll the tiny peas away from his mashed potatoes. "I heard you got invited to a charity, Dick."
"I d-" The eldest 'son' grew quiet when he caught the glare from Bruce. With a small groan and a feeling of de-aging into a child he sulked low into his chair and tried to give Tim an apologetic look.
"Are you?" Only two woulds could get all four boys to know just how serious Bruce was with this conversation. The room grew quiet and Bruce spoke up again, this time in demand rather than in question. "Are you. With the clone."
Tim let out a small nod and pushed more peas around on the plate. "He's a really nice guy. It's not like" Wh
Consejos vs el estancamientoConsejos vs el estancamiento6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Consejos para evitar el estancamiento artístico
He visto ultimamente como personas se han quedado estancadas , y en verdad , me da mucha lástima. He notado que estas personas tienen algunas características en común , puedo mencionar:
*Miedo al cambio
*No aceptan que estan estancados
*Siempre hacen las cosas de igual manera
*Jamás experimentan algo nuevo.
Recuerdo que , hace algunos años atrás, personas dibujaban a mi mismo nivel y luego yo los sobrepase , y estas personas, no echaron ni para atrás ni para adelante. También , hay personas que me superaron bastante y las admiro por eso , y , siempre , los apoyo para que se adelanten más que yo. Por eso , decidí darles algunos consejos para personas que estan "estacandas artisticamente".
Si te sientes "estancado artisticamente" , bien por ti. Estás en el primer paso del cambio , porque
Minor Character CharacterizationMinor Character CharacterizationMinor Character Characterization4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Also Known As:
Hair color; Length; Style:
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good things):
Most known for:
1 Quote by them that shows their personality: " "
In the Story:
How does the main character know them:
Relationship with main character:
Do they get killed off:
When are they introduced:
What led up to them meeting the main character:
Did meeting the main character help or hurt them:
What in their past makes them who they are today:
Creepypasta OC for Dummies: Design TipsOriginal Series (c) ShackleSoul c:Creepypasta OC for Dummies: Design Tips2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
TOPIC: Design Tips/ Inspiration from Research.
Now I wanted to add my little chapter in this to further help Deviants new to the vast Creepypasta fandom and need help creating a Creepypasta character for themselves or want to further tips to make their already created OCs unique.
We will be going through some subtopics under this:
How to make a character believable with a physical or mental illness through research.How to design a character's clothes based off of time factor or backgroundHow a person raised in a different era would probably speak and act differently due to older cultural attitudes and speech patterns
Physical/ Mental Illnesses- How to do it right for your OC:
Now, you may have seen most Creepypasta OC's with an metal or physical illness of sorts. My tip to you is before you do anything involving an illness to further flesh out your character, please research the illne
HTML CodesThese are the HTML codes I've ridden up for ~,*, and = members. + more.HTML Codes7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
These are just basic HTML codes, and if you want more, go to the FAQ Desk.
1. You want to make your text Bold
So, You want to make your text Bold? You can Either choose from the two,
(strong) or (b). Instead of "(" and ")", use "".
Open your text with (Strong) / (b), and close them with (/strong) / (/b)
But instead of "(" and ")", replace them with "".
So It'll turn out like: Laura11100
2. You want to make your Text Italic
Same as Question 1! Instead of (Strong) and (b), it's (i).
Remember, replace the "(" and ")" with "".
3. You want to make your Text Underlined
Already explained it! As easy as pie!
Instead of (i), (strong) and (b), replace it with (u) and don't forget to replace the "(" and ")" with ""
4. You want to make [link] into your own prefered text.
Okay, so you know how when you paste a link on your journal or so, it
Blank Orikero ProfileBlank Orikero Profile5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Background: What does your character do for a living and why? Is he/she a student, is he/she in the Space Invasion Army, Mercenary, Botanist, Teacher, Nurse? Why is he/she that?
Ever seen those summaries of a movie in the back of the packaging? Short, sweet and to the point. If there is a small story where your character is involved this would be a nice place to add a summary of it.
Name: Their given name along with any nicknames.
Etymology: What's the meaning behind the name. For example, Beroro's name comes from the name Roberto
Age: From what I've read in interviews and such, there's only speculation on how keronians age. To avoid confusion I like to use the chart bellow used for determining a human's lifespan:
Infant: Very young offspring.
Child: In developmental psychology, childhood is divided up into the developmental stages of toddlerhood (learning to walk), early c
How to create an interesting CharacterOC (Original Character) is something that sadly has a rare to no appearance in TF2 Fandom. People started to step out of the idea to create something truly original, once SFM gained on its popularity. These days most of the OCs (Which have a more accurate naming: FC – Fanmade Character) are described by a different set of cosmetic items slapped on a canon model. I’m one of the people who do that.How to create an interesting Character10 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
But that doesn’t mean your Character can’t be interesting.
PERSONALITY is what makes your characters interesting, but way too many people either limit themselves to one insignificant aspect, or they’re making a way too big variety of different behaviors.
So Happy, Sad, Serious, Shy, Friendly, Mean etc. are NOT a base for a character’s behavior. They’re merely one of many attributes.
Also known as the very core of every personality. People change over time d
How to Design complex characters using core beliefHow to Design complex characters using core belief9 years ago in Editorial More Like This
A character is basically formed by three things: Personality, Beliefs, History
After designing the character's story and personality, what will help them stay in character is designing the layers of their core beliefs.
The key thing is, these core beliefs are never, ever spoken by the character themselves. They just behave in this belief like it's normal and not even think it's there.
Of course you can still choose to have them say it, they will just be a simpler open book type character. Or say it partially hiding its true statement, you can also use a character's core belief statement to make it a story statement if you see fit.
A core belief system is the thing that will make the character see the world around them differently from one another; thus making their judgement and decisions differently as well.
Everyone (real people) operates this way. Core belief can be formed as early as babies. So watch out of the kids.
After the first layer of core belief is formed, the
7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters2 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 5 “Choosing and Designing Characters” – Section 3 “Introductions”
With Links to Supplementary Material
When a reader first picks up a book, they create an instant connection with the author of the story—formed through a required level of trust just so that the two of you can immerse yourselves in the world you have created. The writer and the reader are, at that point, friends or pleasant acquaintances; and at that moment of relationship and immersion into the realm of story, the characters become just as real as the reader/writer relationship. The writer, in this situation, has the benefit of already knowing all the characters, and it is up to him/her to create an introduction for the reader to meet the characters. The lack of a good, comfort
Rehab for Roleplayers - IntroWelcome to Rehab for Roleplayers, a series of articles aimed at helping roleplayers more successfully make the transition into writing fiction.Rehab for Roleplayers - Intro5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Introduction: How to Spot a Drow Illusionist
I can identify a habitual roleplayer from fifty paces. Those who've been spooked by my asking whether they're a roleplayer within ten seconds of reading their fiction will know what I'm talking about.
"But how did you know?" they gasp. When I'm done chuckling, I explain that I know they are a roleplayer, because they write like a roleplayer.
There's usually a pause, then, while the writer decides to what degree they're going to feel offended by this statement, and/or wonders whether I've been stalking them, before they pose the next question: "What, exactly, do you mean by that?"
What I mean is this: roleplayers almost invariably share the same basic writing habits, and some of these habits stand out as flaws in their non-RP material.
Many people develop their interest in writing
What It's LikeWhat It's Like4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Do you know what it's like
To take the weight off your shoulders
To run freely on air
And to glow?
Do you know what it's like
To obey people's orders
To have it pay off
And to know?
Do you know what it's like
To find what you worked for
To look in the light
And to see?
Do you know what it's like
To be saved by the sore
To find their heart
Rhyden InformationRhyden Information3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Nickname(s): Rhy, Denny
Righty or lefty: Lefty
Weight: 173 lbs
Eye Color: Deep red
Hair Color: Currently Black w/ red streaks (Originally Light Brown)
- Two birthmarks under his Left eye and a few on his lower back.
- Spider bites
- Rhyden has a slim but a bit muscular body. His hair reaching to
his neck, and bangs covering his right eye(nothing hidden, just
kept it as a hairstyle). He eyes droop a bit. his posture is very laid
back, his fingertips usually covered in bandaids, trying to play
guitar. The most he wears is sweatshirts with designs of
bands/logos/etc, followed by skinny jeans and leather boots.
Died at 32(when Rhy was 16), unable to fight the Influenza. She
was the one closest to Rhyden, due to the fact she brought him to
school from time to time and his father was working alot. She
raised him nicely to make sure he wouldnt worry about anything
listen:1.listen:2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
People will let you down.
You’ll love them, anyways.
Don’t let anyone romanticize
It won’t be beautiful
when somebody breaks your heart
the first time
or the second
or the eighteenth.
Pain is not beautiful.
Maybe on paper
but not inside of you
not in numbers.
A million people
but you’re still here,
and that's important.
You're doing something
My father told me
“Be selfish –
if you don’t take care of you
I liked to think
that this is the reason
he ignored me
I don’t have good advice
on this one.
Because the people who let you down,
are the ones promised to save you.
Are the ones promised to love you
and protect you
and I’ll tell you,
nothing quite hurts
like waking up in the morning
to the police in your doorway.
Nothing quite hurts
like being eleven
and hearing a cop say
“Poor girl had to live wi
7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes1 month ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 7 “Action Scenes”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Action scenes in a novel are a difficult tool to master, but well worth the time and effort to create dramatic an memorable scenes that will engage and entertain your readers. To pull them off effectively, you must be able to keep a quick yet varied pace, keep a tight focus, reflect your story, and make it all quick and crisp. Today, I'm going to give you a starting-point for honing your skills in this method of storytelling.
Tip 1: Create a visible plane of space to work within.
Blake sat in a dark bedroom—the white light of his computer glancing off his face and hands as he typed. Against the wall to his left, there was a closed and curtained window and an unmad
OC Bio and Profile TemplateOriginal Character Bio/Profile TemplateOC Bio and Profile Template5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
You Ain't Never Been BlueA-toot, a-toot, a-toot-diddelyada-tootYou Ain't Never Been Blue10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crack for the groovy
like a silent movie—
Your an onomatopoeia to
every crap baloney to wash
the hog back to jail.
You're tongue tied without
a bail. I'm the player—the real
cool radical anonymity.
You need protection;
you need the director for stage direction.
Enter stage left and exit stage right;
you better walk quick if you're looking for a fight.
I'm the famous sax chick from Chicago way—
you're the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy's company name.
Honey Suckle Rose my ass;
you ain't the sugar in my cup.
You speak my fortissimo,
but you've got no lingo.
Keep up shlep—
The Yankee dollar ain't half
of the Mood Indigo blues.
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form9 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:
Blank Character Sheet (Moving to TheChugsBoson!)Blank Character Sheet (Moving to TheChugsBoson!)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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Symbol: (What symbol helps identify your character? Family symbols can also count. Again, descriptions are fine.) Example: Uchiha Clan symbol
Pronunciation: (Spelled Pronunciation Legend /
SainSize: 6 feet, one inchÕs tall.Sain2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Body colour: Cyan and Chrome
Sleek, fast looking design (think bumble bee from the Hub Transformers series]
Fancy looking cutlass sometimes.
When heÕs wearing his skin:
His skin is kind of neat because its basicly just like a humans, it bleeds, he feels pain and stuff because of high tech it is, but yeah idk
HeÕs got long hippie hair and wears a lot of baggy comfy clothes but spends a lot of time being depressed because no one knows heÕs a robo and he cant tell anyone cos theyÕd stop treating him like a human.
When he gets flustered his speakers fritz out and make a noise that sounds like purring and he gets real twitchy.