Tips for the Messy WriterWhen the Muse StrikesTips for the Messy Writer3 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know about you, but most of my ideas for writing come to me in the shower. There I'll be, rinsing the shampoo from my hair, and suddenly a line flits through my head - a line so beautiful, so perfectly balanced between the universal and the personal that if I do not capture it immediately my muse will torment me with silence the rest of the year. Generally this situation ends with me haphazardly wrapped in a towel, running down the hall past the rest of the household - who have now learned to politely look the other way - to the dry erase board on the refrigerator where I can scribble out the thought before it evaporates into the ether.
If this is a situation familiar to you, then you may be what I call a messy writer. Messy writers are those for whom organization is not always advantageous, or even possible. This short guide offers five rules I've discovered help keep me on track once I've started a writing task. I hope you'll find them h
NaNoWriMo Resources Write or DieNaNoWriMo Resources4 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are tons of activities for National Novel Writing Month but the most important is that pesky writing thing. To help with that you can use an online application like Write or Die to do some solo speed writing. You set the time and/or word count you'd like to reach and then select your consequence settings. During the time you must continually type or you will receive a negative consequence.
Write or Die really does put the prod in productivity with multiple consequence settings and a timer.
Track your progress! This will help you see how far you've come and how much you still need to accomplish. It's a great way to procrastinate too! There are loads of fancy and simple ones on the internet if you run a quick Google search.
I found this one on deviantART: NaNoWriMo 20
Dear Novelist: To Edit or not to EditDEAR NOVELISTDear Novelist: To Edit or not to Edit1 year ago in Writing More Like This
To Edit Or Not To Edit
(or when to lock the inner editor in a dungeon guarded by a fire-breathing dragon).
You are reading this either because:
a) You are a writer on a quest to improve your craft,
b) You want to see what another writer says on this particular subject, or
c) You are bored.
If the first, I pray you find some use in this little guide. If the second, treat me kindly, I beg you. If the last, I suggest you find some better way in future to spend your wayward hours (like, maybe write a novel).
If there is a major pitfall common among novelists, no matter our genre, it is our inner editor. You know, that little voice (or deafening voice, as the case may be) which prompts you to cease in the midst of your writing and double-check that last sentence. Or it may scream at you to look back on your previous chapter, where you discover—Heaven forbid!—a plot hole.
So often we heed that little voice as though it were Jiminy
So you want to host a devMeetSo you want to host a devmeet?So you want to host a devMeet5 years ago in DeviantArt Tutorials More Like This
dA is now ten years old and we celebrated in a big way with dozens of meets all around the world. Paging through the responses on several journals and news articles regarding these meets it has become clear that while droves of people want to attend, most are afraid to take on the responsibility themselves. Now it's important to remember that hosting a devMeet can be a challenging but it is ultimately a rewarding experience.
But how does one go about organizing an hosting a devMeet?
We're going to outline several simple steps to hosting a meet and include tips and tricks along that way which can help you hold your first successful meet in your area.
Getting started: How to plan your meet
Before anything else, a word on time. Give yourself pleanty of time to organize a meet. If it's your first one you don't want to rush anything. Give people as much time as you can for them to be able to come. Most workplaces require notice for a day off, and people have p
Writing ResourcesCharacter DesignWriting Resources1 year ago in Writing More Like This
Character Sheet- http://misslunarose.deviantart.com/art/Character-Questionnaire-202100754
Mary Sue- http://makingfunofstuff.deviantart.com/art/Is-she-Mary-Sue-296475664
For the Writer
Writer's Block- http://kitsunechann.deviantart.com/art/Writers-Block-and-How-to-Kill-It-335089231
dA Font Formatting GuidedA Font Formatting Guide4 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
To READ this with a Fancy Layout WITH source code, see http://viclou.deviantart.com/journal/DeviantART-lt-font-gt-Formatting-Guide-261232088
Did YOU Know that you can use the < font > tag in boxes, journals, descriptions, and in litterature?
Well, yes you can! No Premium Membership REQUIRED!
To prove my point, below!
Did you enjoy the awesome presentation of the "Test." text above? Well, here's the source code:
<font face="Droid Sans" size="9">Test.</font><font face="Arial" size="3">Test.</font><font face="Tahoma" size="1">Test.</font><font face="Oswald, Droid Sans, Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial" size="5">Test.</font><font face="Brainly, Nunito, Testt, Times New Roman" size="4">Test.</font><font face="Helskini, Klavika, FF Me