In a Little Girl's MindThere sits the girl with the things in her eyes
Monsters, destruction, and sweet butterflies
Hopscotch and daisies, surrounded by screams
Beautiful dresses now torn at the seams
Crayons and paintbrushes, villains and grins
Young, gladsome innocence, hatred and sins
Little red houses on roads left to fade
Gorgeous moonlight shining off of the blade
Blood pouring out as she cries her own name
Knowing she's forced to take each bit of blame
She could have stopped it and left it behind
All of these things in her troubled young mind
She could have saved them if she dared to try
Rather, though, she left herself there to die.
Now, others watch as she sits on the ground
Keeping their distance and letting her drown
In her own worries and things she won't tell
Waiting for her mind to kill her as well…
NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of PromptsDay 1: I am a poet.NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of Prompts2 years 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 forbidden desire
Day 24: Stitched the words into my heart
Day 25: Cross-hatched skin
Day 26: Artist fingers
Day 27: Holding up the universe
Day 28: Dig deep
The (Fictional) Vampire Bloodloss WorksheetThe (Fictional) Vampire Bloodloss Worksheet2 years ago in Other More Like This
First of all, I want to stress one thing here. This article is NOT about real vampires! I am a firm believer that there are real vampires out there and those people consume blood. They don't look/act like Dracula. They are rather ordinary and aren't making nightly kills in order to survive. This worksheet is for the many authors who are writing vampire stories where they need information as to how much blood their vampire characters will need to survive, and how much blood can be drained from their victims before they die.
The main reason I am writing this is that I'm an author too and in my pursuit to find this information, I have stumbled across so many other writers looking for the same thing. I have never seen this type of information collected into one place, so I decided to create this page in the hopes it might help a few people. Note that this could also be used for any general fiction where a victim has substantial bloodloss, such as a gunshot wound, etc.
Now, I'm not a
Writing Lesson: Naming Your Character Your character's name is one of the most important decisions you have to make when writing a story. There are tons of resources for naming your characters (baby name websites being my personal favorite) but there are also many things you should take into consideration. Here are some do's and don'ts in no particular order.Writing Lesson: Naming Your Character2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Similar names for twins I read an article on names recently that expressly forbid the use of matching or similar twin names because it was "overdone". While yes, naming your twins Jayden and Kayden can be a bit tacky sounding, the truth is that people do it. A lot. I've personally met a pair of identical twins named Kirsten and Kristen. Do I think their parents are crazy? A little, but when you're choosing names for your twins, it's hard not to look for rhyming or alliteration. For writers, my only suggestion is to make them visually different enough that readers can tell them apart. Jace and Jackson are easy tw
10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing.These are some very basic things for new writers. If you see somebody that could benefit from this, send them a link!10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing.2 years ago in Writing More Like This
1. Use correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar everywhere, not just in your writing.
I see a lot of writers that text-talk in conversations, leave out punctuation, don't capitalize words, etc. Even if you're just shooting a message to a friend on Facebook remember those rules! Not only does this create good habits, but I find that it leads to better and more intelligent conversations
2. Learn those tricky rules like "laid/lay" and "effect/affect".
A lot of people slack off on these. Personally, I have to look up things like this all the time because I just don't remember. They're annoying, but learning the differences can help you out in your writing and in real life. Also, the difference between "good" and "well" is a must-know! I hear this used incorrectly every single day.
3. Paragraphs and when to use them.
Obviously your wr
All Artists Should Use CondomsAll Artists Should Use Condoms4 years ago in Other More Like This
Art theft occurs unbelievably often, but even if it happened only once every two hundred years, art theft is absolutely appalling no matter what. The thieves range from immature and stupid to ignorant and stupid, making battling art theft an exhausting and often frustrating task. On DeviantArt or most other art sharing sites, you have the option of simply reporting the stolen art, however that is not the case for other personal or even commercial websites. You might be a DA user, but your art could be distributed in other places too.
Now, it has come to my attention that half the theft occurs not just because people don't give a damn, but because the artist hasn't bothered to properly protect his or her work.
Thankfully we've come quite a ways with Copyrights, but it's also something that a lot of people remain ignorant towards, even the artists themselves. It surprises me time and again how unaware a lot of artists are of the rights to their own work and what they can do to first of a
16 Personality types - Loki as INTJINTJ PERSONALITY – Loki Laufeyson16 Personality types - Loki as INTJ2 years ago in Literature Templates More Like This
I got a request from :iconGreen-Nicole5: which wanted me to do a more specific personality of Loki, to know more of him as a INTJ.
What does INTJ stand for?
INTJ is the four letters that can describe your personality.
The (I) means Introverted. Introverted means that the person is a thinker, a quite person, one who think before they talk, they often have fewer friends than other. They are happy with their own presence instead of others.
The (N) means Intuititon. Intuitition means that the person is very future looking, or they think mostly on what could be or how it will be. They are very deep and is very imaginary when it comes to thinking and theoretical.
The (T) means Thinking. Thinking is pretty simple to understand, the person would rather plan something than jump straight into it without a plan. They are logical and would prefer to do things the logical ways and not often affected by feelings. They wouldn’t want a sweet lie instead of
Character Tips 3 - ClothingCharacter Creation ClothingCharacter Tips 3 - Clothing4 years ago in Other More Like This
So, your character has a body, a life and a personality. The thing is, they're still naked! Well, this should solve their problem.
Before we decide on their clothes, we need to figure out what they actually do for a living. This is important because, apart from their personality, this will decide the type of clothing your character will wear. For example, a princess will wear a lot of fine dresses and have a lot of jewellery whereas a peasant will have patched up clothes and little to no jewellery. A business man will wear a suit to work whereas a person working on a construction site will wear jeans, steel toed boots, a shirt, a high vis. vest and a hard hat.
Basically, position in society and career will determine what your character usually wears.
How Personality Fits In
Appearance is influenced by your personality, not the other way around. For example, an outgoing person will more likely reveal more skin than a shy per
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1. It's like a riddle, you see.
2. Rain was falling in the street.
3. They say a monster lives in those hills.
4. I tried opening it, but it's like it was locked.
5. The sky was so heavy I could almost touch it.
6. Why did he bring me here?
7. I keep having the same dream.
8. I always knew this would come back to haunt me.
9. How did the windows get so dirty?
10. I don't think they've mowed their lawn in weeks.
11. That's what happens when two people like that meet.
12. He really had to borrow a cup of sugar.
13. The water stopped flowing from the tap.
14. That old tree finally fell last night.
15. Maybe tomorrow he'll come.
16. I can't believe it's Saturday!
17. Did I ever tell you about the footprints?
18. You told me to look for the red teacup, but it's not ther
Pre-Writing and Brainstorming.Pre-Writing and Brainstorming.3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Writing is a multi-step process. If Shakespeare were to just write whatever he wanted to with no prior planning, well we probably wouldn't know who Shakespeare is today. Writing takes time, thought and a lot of organization in order for it to come out as one, cohesive work. In the midst of your random scribbling, many of your ideas may seem to be jumbled and in-cohesive. This makes it hard for you to really get your ideas in motion. How do you fix that? Well, the ultimate way to ensure flow with writing is to undergo Pre-Writing and a little organized Brainstorming.
There are several, critical points to Pre-Writing. For each point, write down whatever it is that entails of it.
~Why are you writing? Where do you plan to take your writing? Make sure you have a deep reason as to why you are writing. Wi
Beta Reading TutorialBeta Reading Tutorial5 years ago in Writing More Like This
What is a Beta Reader?
Apart from being a writer's best friend, beta readers provide a cross between edits and a critique. A beta reader does not edit a manuscript, but will note the errors for the author to fix. Advice and critiques are other services a beta may perform.
Establishing a Relationship
You've just partnered with an author; what do you do first? Establish with your author what each of you expects from the relationship. A solid understanding of expectations starts the partnership on a productive path and avoids misunderstandings.Time Expectations
Is the author expecting a 24 hour turn around, while you're thinking a week? If not discussed prior to an exchange, turn around time can cause tension. Be honest with your availability and then add some padding, in case of emergency. Do not agree to time constraints you cannot meet.
Length of Partnership
Is the manuscript a novel or a short story? Ask what the author is seeking a beta
250 Erotic Prompts1) Blindfold250 Erotic Prompts2 years ago in Literature Templates More Like This
2) Under the sheets
7) From behind
11) Take Me (Away)
13) Blow Me Away
14) Role Play
18) First time
30) On the edge
35) Do That Again
36) All Night Long
37) Moment of Weakness
39) Whipped Cream
40) Upside Down
42) For dessert
43) Don't Stop.
45) Bump in the Night
46) Booty call
47) One Night Stand
49) The Witching Hour
50) What Happens After Midnight
51) Best Kept Secret
52) Talking Dirty
57) With the lights on
58) Behind closed doors
59) Blinded Senses
61) "Hellooooo, Nurse!"
62) Shake It
63) Hide and Seek
69) Lose Contr