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A Writer's Guide: Naming CharactersWhen it comes to writing novels, names often get overlooked in the grand scheme of things. Most of us are happy if we can tell who is talking and we can remember the character’s names for the entirety of the book, but bad names can ruin a book. I don’t know about you, but when I get a hold of a book where the main character’s name is a comical 20-character tangle I can’t pronounce, it ruins the book for me. It’s hard to take a book, or a character, seriously when you want to roll your eyes every time you read the narrative.A Writer's Guide: Naming Characters2 years ago in Writing More Like This
In this article I’ve compiled a list of things to consider when naming a character for a novel, and though it’s pretty simple, I hope it serves to help someone in their future endeavors to name a character. Most of this is common sense, but it’s often easy to forget these little tidbits of wisdom when you’re busy trying to figure out if your character makes a better Ashley or a Paige.
Getting a S
CSS Tricks: ListsLists are awesome So let's talk about themCSS Tricks: Lists1 year ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
The basic list format is avaiable everywhere on dA, you do not need a premium membership to create a list. Of course you could just use or a symbol like ~ to indicate a new list item, but an actual HTML coded list has a lot of benefits over that.
Especially when you have single points that exceed a single line a HTML list, a line break appears at a spot you cannot control and therefore you will end up having no indentation and it will just look messy.
You don't have to be a Premium Member to use the HTML for lists, see :faq104:
You do need it, if you want to use Journal Skins aka personal CSS.
So, let's get started.
Basics About Lists
There are two kinds of list: ordered and unordered.
Ordered means you will get a numbered list from 1 to how many items your list has.
Unordered means you will get bullet points in front of every item.
Ordered listCowherbThat news announcer hears the girl crying. I
Horse Personality RandomizerCreditsHorse Personality Randomizer1 year ago in Other More Like This
This randomizer was made by MamaT06, Hathien603 and AgerskovArt.
The original idea was to create this for the Horse Art RP Game on Deviantart - but it is free to use by others as well and for other purposes.
We do kindly ask for credit though.
Please link back to this page where possible, so others may find it as well.
Original journal by me: http://fav.me/d4986z1
Do not copy the content of this randomizer and claim it your own!
Please respect the people who put time into creating it.
Thank you ^^
About the HPR
To use the HPR, first open another browser window and go to random.org.
In the top right corner you find a little box.
Change the two numbers in the box to fit the two numbers you see in the () in the benning of the sections below.
CSS Tricks: Background ImagesToday's CSS Trick will be about using background images in Journal Skins.CSS Tricks: Background Images2 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
There are three types of images that are mostly used in journals skins: big background images, seamlessly repeatable patterns and icon/logo-like images.
Images can be used for all elements of a journal: in the header, footer, behind text, next to text etc.. Any journal element has the ability to contain an image
I cannot stress enough that the main objective of a journal is making written content enjoyable to read. It is all about readability and making it as easy for the reader as possible. Very often I come across pretty journal skins, that have a complete lack of readability. In one of my previous CSS Tricks I already mentioned the dangers of text lengths and how to limit the .text width to improve readability.
Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
Let's code! Background PropertiesIntroductionLet's code! Background Properties1 year ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
Custom shapes and images are an integral part of any journal skin. They can include buttons, icons, header backgrounds, dividers, textures - sometimes the whole design is one big, sliced image artwork with a text area so one can rightly call it a journal skin. Other times the custom image usage is low or non-existent, and you wouldn't believe how coders make their skins rock anyway (or because). In this Let's code! I'm going to address the different background properties and their values.
1. The Background Property: Structure
+ a nifty tip
1.6 Shorthand Form
1. The Background Property: Structure
A Writer's Guide to Adoption and Foster CareImagine you’re sitting in a small room shared with other kids. Some are older, some are younger. The beds aren’t all that great, you get fed but it’s not exactly a warm family meal like you see in movies, and you don’t always get the attention you really want or need. Those around you are busy doing their own thing and the adults have to take care of each kid, not just you. Suddenly, one day, a miracle has happened. You’re told that you’re going to be adopted. You feel nervous and excited. Who are the parents? Will you finally have a good home? But at the same time, you’re scared. What if they don’t like you? You meet your new parents, and after mutual liking and agreements, papers are signed and you’re on your way to your new home. You might feel one of three things:A Writer's Guide to Adoption and Foster Care2 years ago in Writing More Like This
A. Willing to accept your new family and act like you’ve been their kid from the start
B. Have a hard time adjusting and might feel anxious and resentment for a
Danes Way of Creating a StableWant to be part of a horse RPG here on dA or maybe just start an independent stable with a few horses on your own. Or want to do a little story about a riding school with a friend? Well, this is just a little guide to help get you started. You may use the parts you want, discard the ones you don’t – most important thing is to have fun with your RPG!Danes Way of Creating a Stable1 year ago in Other More Like This
What is a Horse RPG?
RPG means Role Playing Game. It’s a very common phrase on the internet these days, and in the horse world I guess it originated in simulation games for many people. We get to not only create our dream horses, but also train, compete and just love them. And we even get to invent their personalities and interact with others.
For me the Horse RPG was a chance to create a dream stable with dream horses, owned by human characters I developed.
Today I use it as a way to tell a story, and my horses aren’t perfect little robots anymore, just like my humans have their flaws, but it is still a worl
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)9 months ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Facts About My OCs #3.:SHLIT BOUT MY OCS THIRD EDITION CUZ THESE ARE FUN TO MAKE:.Facts About My OCs #32 years ago in Literature Templates More Like This
1. Thomas is kinda turning into the new Joseph.
2. I have Thomas drawn on my Language arts and Math folders, but I drew both of those in my style way before I even thougt of posting him on dA and even before Sioux existed.
3. I was actually going to make Sioux's nickname Sollux at one point.
4. Leon and Alice are practiclly the same oc, personality wise.
5. Leon forgets how things taste sometimes.
6. Thomas used to be a football player, but got kicked off his team in highschool.
7. Im pretty sure I pronounce Sioux's name wrong, but I give no fucks.
8. I actually hate the name Demetria, idk why I named her that in the rp with Hoelly.
9. I was going to give Deme a hat, like the kind of hats onision wears ((if you dont know what Im talking about, google is your friend)), but it reminded me too much of HellaPrincessy 's oc Kataya.
10. Idk wut else to write djskadbsjkdbaiowdbbhjsadsadkjfsdfdicksbdjskbausdibakjdsbajkdabsdkja
So You Want to Join an RP GroupSo You Want to Join an RP Group3 years ago in Writing More Like This
So You Want to Join an RP Group
A Guide to Creating and Playing Original Group RP Characters
Disclaimer: People have different styles of roleplaying. This centers around the style that I and my friends use. When reading instructional manuals for creative endeavors, always take suggestions with the knowledge that everyone likes different things.
RP groups are a lot of fun. After having exclusively done single one on one roleplays for the last nine or ten years, I only recently discovered the world of the deviantArt RP group. Many -- sometimes even hundreds! -- people gather in one location, all interested in the same base concept, and all hungry for roleplaying! It sounds like a writer's fantasy.
You almost always end up hitting it off with a couple of people whose style of writing compliments yours. The bonds you forge and the friendships that come with them are immensely strong, and you'll find people there for
Contacting the deviantART Help DeskContacting the deviantART Help Desk2 years ago in Other More Like This
The unofficial tutorial
Franšais: Contacter le service d'aide de deviantART.
Suomi: Yhteydenotot deviantARTin Help Deskiin
Other language? Watch #InternationalFAQ Can you translate? Please feel free!
Where to find the Help Desk?
On any dA page, go to the very bottom and click "Help & FAQ" (which looks like this).To the left, click "Contact the Help Desk" (
100 Questions to Ask Your OC100 Questions to Ask Your OC2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Hello, folks! The purpose of this exercise is to delve deep into a character's mind and tease out interesting eccentricities about them, the bits and pieces of unique information that make them special. Each question is designed to help think about the character more and understand them. Whether you're responding to one question or all of them, hopefully your character speaks to you all through it!
1. People don't behave the same way all the time. In fact, they generally have a mask for every social group -- friends, family, business. Sometimes they have a different mask for different groups of friends. How does your character act around different people? How does their personality shift and change?
2. Your character has been brought to a party and promptly ditched. They don't have a ride back home. How does this work? How comfortable are they around all of these strangers? Do they interact?
3. It's kind of awkward - what subje