Writing Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for Dummies6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Listen, I know I'm a half-rated author in training. I'm sixteen, what can you expect? But I've read critiques like this, and I decided to make my own, because many tutorials instructed me to give my own advice in order to take it.
This is probably going to be a fairly short tutorial anyways.
Think about how your character speaks. A problem I've actually seen in some young authors' is that they try to sound smart ALL the time--including in their character dialogue. True, some characters such as professors and generally serious people will speak with a certain intelligent ring, but not everyone speaks that way. For example, do you think MOST four year olds use the word concurred? I don't think so. Think about your character, their intellect level, and even how much of it they show through speech, which is a part of characterization. For example, I know people who are very smart who try not to show it through speech because it makes them sound supe
Story Writing TipsTip #1: Write about what you know. If you're writing a love story in which the main female character is dumped by her boyfriend, think about what you have been through in your own personal experience, and think about how she might react. Does your character have a strong personality? Are they normally quite likeable? Do they have a weak personality, and they let people push them around? Or do they have a personality that is mysterious, and unpredictable? Once you have established a main character, only you, the author, can predict how they will react to a certain problem.Story Writing Tips7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Tip #2: When beginning a story, and a chapter, it often helps to start the story/chapter in the middle of an action, because then you immediately grasp the reader's attention.
Tip #3: When writing a summary, you might want to include a very short excerpt from your story. That way, you get the reader intrigued. In a real, published book, the first thing that a person sees is the cover, second the title, and third, the
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your WritingTips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing
Know the fundamentals of writing. If you don't know these or need help with them look copy and paste this link into your adress bar http://magicuser5656.deviantart.com/art/Things-Everyone-Should-Know-About-Writing-286645736
Know your audience. You need to be aware of the audience your writing is targeted towards. You'd never catch a zoologist using a children's picture book to learn about zebras!
Have an engaging opening sentence. This is your big chance at getting the reader interested after the title, and possibly a description! Use it well.
Shorter can be better. Shorter paragraphs, shorter sentences. A sentence doesn't have to be a run-on sentence to be considered too long. If your writing becomes too long you may loose the interest of some of your readers. Think short and sweet, but keep in mind short sentences make time fly by. Having longer sentences will slow tim
Tips for writing bondage storyA few tips for writing a bondage story.Tips for writing bondage story4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Nothing specific; please do not take offense at the language.
First figure out what sort of bondage story you want to write: is it about a couple friends having fun together? Innocent woman kidnapped and bondaged? A couple having a good time in the bedroom? This has a big effect on how you should write it.
Remember that the story is about the person tied up: you may write it from the perspective of the person doing the binding, but the focus should be on the person bound, though you should also put some detail into the binding, and what is used to bind, as Knottysilkscarf writes:
'. . .A lot depends on your audience. I do a lot of fetish stories. . . We deal a lot with scarves and pantyhose, for instance. The scarf people want to know, not only that a scarf is used for a gag, but that it is a floral design with these colors. The term 'scarf' is very generic, just like the terms 'bound' and 'gagged'. I don't know how many times I have seen 'she wa
Tips and Tricks for Writing a NovelTips and Tricks for Writing a Book:Tips and Tricks for Writing a Novel3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The number one thing to remember is that nobody can just magically come up with a perfect story, write it down in about 300 pages and send it off for immediate publishing. I cannot think of a single person who has had this happen. Don't get ahead of yourself, and don't set yourself up for disappointment. You should write because you enjoy writing, not because you want your book to make you millions, get on the Best Seller list and end up having it turned into a movie. As astonishing as it may seem, this kind of luck actually rarely happens.
Now that you understand the good reason to write versus the bad reason to write, I can get you started. Writing is a very interesting process. It varies from writer to writer just like any other art form. Some people find it very easy to punch out the first draft of a novel. They get the idea, sit down, type away and the basic draft is finished in about a week. Others take two years or even more just figuring out
Tips on Writing ProseLately, I've been noticing a disappointingly large number of people out there on deviantART who call themselves "writers", but are surprisingly clueless when it comes to honestly and clearly conveying a story in prose. In an effort to give them a hand up (and perhaps to reach out to other writers frustrated with our increasingly text message-happy culture), I am compiling a list of tips I think every writer should know.Tips on Writing Prose4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, I won't pretend that I know everything on the subject (since I don't), but I've been told I'm a pretty decent writer, and I think I do sufficiently know my way around the English language. These tips won't automatically make you a good writer, but they're certainly good things to keep in mind as you write. These aren't rules, but hints.
As you can imagine, this list will very much be a work in progress, as there is plenty of information that hasn't been covered here and might be added later. Feel free to drop back in later to see if I've added anything new.
Writing Tips 101Over the 10 years of writing, from online role-playing to full out story writing, I've come to learn a few things that I find helps me when I write my stories. They're little tips that I wish I had known when I had first begun this crazy trip. Some of them are rather obvious, yet unless someone points it out you might not realize it until late into writing. As such, I'd like to share some of those things for you now. If you find this even remotely helpful, please consider faving it.Writing Tips 1013 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. First Drafts ALWAYS Suck
It's a simple fact. You won't be a pro from the beginning, no matter how much natural talent you may have. Just accept this. So how do you deal with this? Just write. Write the first draft of whatever you're working on. Write a lot of it, if not all of it. From when you start and when you stop, you will see a HUGE progression in your writing. You'll see just how much your writing evolved and improved over time, especially if you got feedback along the way.
With that experi
Writing Tips -1Writing TipsWriting Tips -14 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Okay, so writing. Something you are interested in? Well,
lets get to grips with just some of the basics of great writing. These tips
will transform your attitude from "How can I fill this page?" into "How can
I fill this page with good quality writing?"
Part One: Initial Idea
Why is it that finding an idea can be so hard?
Why does everyone else have the power to come up with amazing ideas, and what
are you left with? Nothing... Well, to you, that may be what it seems
like, but I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you don't really lack in
ideas, you just have a hard time bringing them to the surface. Here
are some ways to bring out that buried inspiration:
Base some ideas on real life events
Its probably the easiest way to write, you may have experienced what you are
writing about, this helps the mind describe the situation, it also makes it
sound much more realistic.
Use inspiration from other pieces of writing
A Discussion of PacingHave a Seat on My CouchA Discussion of Pacing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
There's this thing that's been bothering me. This word that crops up in the various writerly circles I frequent which, for the longest time, baffled the snap out of me. In many ways, it still does. I want to talk about it, to eke some advice out of whosoever may read this and share the few things I've learned myself.
It's called pacing, and I swear, there are few aspects of crafting a good story that I find more mystifying.
As near as I can tell, pacing refers to a whole scope of things. It means how often important things happen in your plot, whether you dally over descriptions or race through line after line of dialogue, if you use long sentences/paragraphs/chapters or short ones, and why. It's essential to the art of keeping your readers engaged.
And it's pretty snappin' subjective.
First off, let me lay down the few things I know that I'm reasonably certain of.
Long or Short?
Sentences & Paragraphs
Starting off with s
Writing Tips for Dummies Pt 2Writing Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for Dummies Pt 26 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
This is the second part to my Writing Tips for Dummies. I don't expect anyone to listen to it; as before, it mainly serves as a guide for myself.
Description is an important role in any story. The key is to have exactly the correct amount, and to do it in the least obvious way possible.
Do not start your story by describing too much. Perhaps start with dialogue, or an action, or a few words to set the scene. Thrust your reader into what is happening, right away, into what the character is doing and how their story begins.
Never over-describe. Do not use the infamous 'purple prose.' Purple prose is what happens when someone tries too hard to impress the reader with paragraph after paragraph of flowing, poetic description. A tree is a tree; you may describe it as lengthy, morose, decrepit, fresh, or sparse. It doesn't have to be 'agleam with delicate tendrils that dripped across the landscape as if reaching for something.' There is no need for
Character Creation text Sheet 1.2.0--Character creation text sheet, created and written by Reaku the crate.--Character Creation text Sheet 1.2.01 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Personal note: I am sick and tired of seeing people without a proper written reference for their characters, so I made this
text file to fill the gap, removing the excuss of not having one. This text file also helps when creating a new character
from scratch, as well as helping to write down and save ideas in an organized fashion.
This text file is open to any modification that is seen fit for whoever may need. I encourage modification and redistribution
of this file. Have fun!
Examples are left within Parentheses, notes are not, Brackets, Braces, and Chevrons are used for name here signs.
Any given entry in the template may be multiplied as many times as needed for a characters design, just proceed every new entry with a number.
Friendly reminder, do not exceed 100 points in the Statistics section, OR think of modifying that part of the template, as it's possibly the most
sanctioned part of the entire template,
Avatar: The Chakras The Chakras:Avatar: The Chakras3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Imagine a creek with water flowing through it. Like the creek, our bodies have energy which flows through it. Now in this creek imagine several pools of water where the water swirls around before flowing on. These pools are like our chakras, which are spiraling pools of energy within our bodies.
However, life is messy, and things tend to fall in the creek, like the moss in our creek which prevents the water from flowing. If nothing else were around, this creek would flow pure and clear. But, if we open the paths between the pools and clear the moss... the energy flows!
There are seven chakras that go up the body, from the base of the spine to the brain. Each pool of energy has a purpose, and can be blocked by a specific kind of emotional muck.
First is the Earth chakra, located at the base of the spine. It deals with survival and is blocked by fear. What are you most afraid of? Let your fear
Ten Commandments of Writing1. Have an original plot.Ten Commandments of Writing5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
If every book was the same, we'd get bored with them pretty quick. Variety is what gives that special spice. Try to come up with a story that's entirely your own. If your work is based off another work, however loosely, make sure you use your own style. Don't just repeat what someone else has already written. Nobody likes a copycat, and you could face an unpleasant lawsuit that way.
2. Have a good title.
If you want people to read your book, you'll need a title that will catch their eye. Make it exciting, but keep it brief, too. Don't make your title so long that it wears the reader down. Try to stay within the limit of ten words. If you have trouble inventing a title, go through your story and decide what the main theme is, what it is in that story that really stands out.
3. Make your characters as believable as possible.
The characters are what make the story a story. You learn about them, sympathize with them, and hate them.
Ivy's Smut Writing TipsIvy's Smut Tip'sIvy's Smut Writing Tips3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In this piece of writing I will be explaining to all you lovely lot how I write my band slash sexy scenes. I know what your thinking 'Ewww Ivy but some of your smut is really detailed and I could never do that," Well the secret my dears is practice, once you overcome that wall of saying no I can't put this and that in my writing, people would think I'm sex craved! Once that's over you'll be surprised that you could write them banging each other with baseball bats...not recommended.
So let's start this shit then!
1.Setting the scene
In smut you obviously need a place or area where your two characters can romp to their hearts content. It's no fun if you just place them in a bed is it? That just takes all the imagination away just throwing them in a bed and saying 'Get to it' No my dears we do not do this.
To get you started I'm going to share my favourite little places to put my characters in;
-Tents, Underneath the moonlight with the stars shining in each others eyes as
20 Writing Tips1. Write like crazy. Whether it's by hand or on a computer, just write, write, write, write, WRITE. The more you work at it, the better you'll get at it.20 Writing Tips2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2. Be flexible. Don't just stick to what you already know. Dare to write something outside your comfort zone.
3. Never throw an idea away. Ideas are like fish: you never know when you'll catch a good one, and if you let it go, you most likely won't get it back. Keep a journal for your ideas and write down anything that comes to mind, no matter how silly or stupid it may sound.
4. Take your time. Don't expect to write a bestseller in a few months, or even a few years. (I learned this the hard way.)
5. Be prepared for a LOT of rejections and a LOT of criticism. Don't assume you'll hit it off with the first publisher you find, and don't expect everyone to like your book, or to bother reading it at all.
6. Be open to other people's suggestions, but write the story that YOU want.
7. Go easy on yourself. Don't expect your book
Writing Prompt 101 - CharacterWriting Prompt 101Writing Prompt 101 - Character6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Note: Many people have asked how I come up with my characters so I figured I would share what I do. This is just an outline and know that you dont have to fill out any and all. Its a guideline. Also note, that though you answer these questions not everything should be included or expected in your writing. This is so you can know your characters intimately and how they would react but not everyone else needs to know some things.
Basic Information is key to the first vital step
Name: (normal, foreign, alien etc)
Age: (2 years, 1000, immortal etc)
Gender: (female, male, transvestite etc)
Race: (human, vampire, alien etc)
Profession: (student, doctor, king, mage etc)
Note: These tell you what your character is but it just scratches the surface to character building
Ivy's Smut Writing Tips #2IntroductionIvy's Smut Writing Tips #23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hello Guys, Ivy is back again with her bandslash smut tips!
I did one of these before but now that I look back on it I really don't think that I put much effort into it and I felt that I didn't really explain everything fully. So I'm going to re-write them!
And this time I'm going to give you guys examples and stuff using; Andley.
Obviously I'll still keep the original one I did up, but I hope that this one will be clearer and much more helpful!
Right so in smut there needs to be a background story, I believe that if there's a cute little background story behind it then it makes the smut much more believable. But don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with writing a piece which just involves the characters getting it on, sometimes that can be pretty hot. But as you know me when I write smut I try to involve a background story, it can be as short or as detailed as you wish but I just feel that it makes it better!
Words and Dialogue
Dialogue is quite impo
Poetry Self-Edit ChecklistPoetry Self-Edit Checklist4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Poetry Self-Edit Quick Start Guide and Checklist
The idea behind this is to give newer poets a way to better edit their poetry themselves, without having to rely as much on an external editor. It can be frustrating, especially for new poets to request feedback from a friend, or worse, to post a poem, and have all of the responses be about grammatical errors and other details. We write poetry to convey ideas and emotions, and when something is off technically about the poem it distracts the reader. When a reader is distracted enough to notice an error or other problem it means they might spend the time they might otherwise have spent glowing about your poem to post a comment correcting you instead.
After this introduction is over the checklist will be as brief as possible while retaining its utility. The idea is to serve as an organizational tool and a reminder rather than to educate on effective
3: 33 questions, 3 answers3: 33 questions, 3 answers10 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU'VE HAD:
THREE THINGS YOU'VE DONE IN THE LAST 33 MINUTES:
THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
THREE THINGS YOU DISLIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
THREE PARTS OF YOUR ORIGINS:
THREE THINGS YOU'RE AFRAID OF:
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
THREE IMPORTANT OBJECTS:
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS:
THREE WAYS TO BE HAPPY:
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS AT PRESENT:
THREE NEW THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:
THREE THINGS YOU REGRET:
THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
THREE IMPORTANT THINGS YOU'VE GIVING TO THE WORLD:
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE (in order):
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX: