8 Steps for Writing Your Story's Prologue8 Steps for Writing Your Story's Prologue/Beginning8 Steps for Writing Your Story's Prologue2 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 1 “The Prologue”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Now that we have finally assembled all the pieces necessary—a World, an Outline, and a Cast of Characters—it is finally time for us to begin writing our story! If you haven't already, you may wa
Creating a Well-Developed Original CharacterCreating a Well-developed OCCreating a Well-Developed Original Character3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello! Welcome to my guide on the creation of a balanced, believable original character! Whether this is your first time creating a character and you want some advice on where to start, or you need to tweak your character, because you're unsatisfied with it, then you've come to the right place. In this guide you'll find details on the importance of every aspect of an OC, from something seemingly insignificant as the name to the powers of a character.
This guide can be applied to original characters of any fandom or purely of your creation for your own story! If your setting doesn't include some parts, like having abilities, you can simply skip over that section. Likewise, if I'm going into details on some specifics that don't apply to your character, feel free to skip over that as well.
Before I get into breaking down a character, let me first start off by asking you to do one thing. Get the term "Mary Sue" out of your head right now bef
7 Sorts of Character To Avoid in Your Novel7 Sorts of Character To Avoid in Your Novel7 Sorts of Character To Avoid in Your Novel2 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 2 “Bad Character Types”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Last we talked about the Types of Character you could add to your writing. But there are also character types that you want to avoid as much as you can. Using the following types of character is usually the result of creating them only to move the plot along. And while moving the plot is important, it is equally so to create an organic world that mimics the originality in the world around us—especially in the complexity and uniqueness of every human. I encourage you to go through your novel or cast of characters, and either eliminate or improve e
beh..how i make flashbeh..how i make flash9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
All spelling mistakes are copyrighted by meeeee, okay they aren't.. flash by macromedia and all respective companies and websites are named are owned by themselves. Yay. If you look for anything specific, hold control and F, or command and F on a Mac I believe, and look for the keyword there.
So let the headache begin ^^:
How to get Flash:
There are 4 ways:
A)Buy it at macromedia.com, the official way. it's expensive tough.
B)Go to shareware websites, like www.download.com, and get the trial version, so you can try for a month. You probably give up on flash after that time anyway.
C)Finding a bootleg version, which is illegal, so i won't discuss it to save me from trouble
D)finding a person who owns Flash, and can send it to you with msn/aim, but the file is huge mind you. And this is also illegal I think.. O_o;
This tutorial is based for Flash mx, the other versions might have their tools in a diffrent place, so you have to look for them then X__X
Unless you want to make
RubiesLittle red rubiesRubies5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You will bleed
Little red rubies
Are the seed
For the here and the now
The future and past
I think I know
This couldn't last
But there is no end
No end in sight
The rubies they bring
Such a fright
But I love them so
Crystals that glow
Deep in the night
Watch how they flow
This Feeling...This odd feeling...This Feeling...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It makes me wanna cry,
It makes me wanna look up,
And into these dark skies.
I do not know why,
I've sunk so low.
I was up so high,
Then it went down, slow.
This feeling inside,
It's tearing me up.
The joy and the pain,
I want to give up...
But I won't,
I never will,
End this life.
But even still...
The heart is such
An odd thing...
That it can break me up
Then make me sing.
Why is this feeling
Creeping into my life?
So hurtful and yet...
I want this strife.
GardenHelp me grow this garden,Garden5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love it watch it glow.
See deep within,
The things i did not know.
Help me grow this garden,
Love it watch it live.
How fast it grows,
And for that i can't forgive.
Help me grow this garden,
Love it 'till it dies.
Your false love hit,
The thorns they slit,
Now lets see who cries.
AlchoholicWhen the world is too muchAlchoholic5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I feel you warm me up
When things go too far
You are always waiting for me
Sliding down my parched throat
I feel the buzz of joy
Surge through my mind
And I can see clearly again
Drown my sorrows
In the whiskey..
When thoughts over power me
I can always turn to you
When life keeps me up at night
You put me too sleep
Strengthening my peace of mind
Only to end in more pain
More things to think about
You make me do
I can't take it
In the real world
So I will drown my sorrows
And never live in the real world again
Because if I ever have to wake up..
I'll find out what i've done.
OnceIf I told you that I loved youOnce5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What would you say?
Would you say you loved me to,
Or would you turn and walk away
If I told you that I loved you
What would that mean?
Would it bring you tears,
Or to places unseen
I know it is new,
I know it's not true.
But I can't help how I feel,
Whenever I'm with you.
So I'll run and I'll sprint,
I'll try and catch you.
Because I have to try once,
And say I love you.
The Nurse Who Loved MeSay hello,The Nurse Who Loved Me7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
To the rugs topography
It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it
It is a pretty rug; she finally notices that after all this time. He always loved this rug. She's fairly sure it's Oriental, but whatever it is, it's beautiful, full of tiny intricate little patterns, and every time she tries to follow the pattern she loses it again, only to find a new one and lose that too. All of it makes her head spin. Its a lot like him.
Or maybe, she considers, eyes drifting downward once again to the carpet shes laying on, making the patterns closest to her eyes swim and blur before her, shes reading too much into this looking too close, so close she cant see the whole picture. That makes sense, doesnt it? How is a rug anything like a man?
How is a raven like a writing desk? Its his voice that says it, not the voice of her mind. It was always one of his favorite sayings; he loves to
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #97, 98, 99!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #97, 98, 99!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#97) I am an open brony with everyone, except my parents. I'd tell them, but my dad will not approve. He even disapproved and called me gay when I was really into "Phineas and Ferb". Imagine if he found out [about "Friendship is Magic"]! There's no way he would approve. But I want to buy merchandise, shirts, and other stuff. So what do you think I should do about telling my parents?
Answer: Your dad sounds like a royal prick. I don't know what his upbringing was like, but your sexuality isn't defined by watching a simple TV show. "Phineas and Ferb" might be geared towards an audience younger than yourself, but I'm not sure why it would be considered, in his eyes, to be 'gay'. I think he might be getting mixed up between watching something that's distinctly effeminate and watching something that targets kids in general. If anything, "Phineas and Ferb" is a show pitched at boys (although, naturally, it does have universal appeal) and so I can see why you'd be worried about
When It Rains - USUKEngland lay awake, the lavender rubbed on his pillow making him drowsy but not helping him sleep. He never liked leaving little America alone to read at night but the latter had insisted.When It Rains - USUK6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I'm a big kid now, Arthur! I can read by myself!" England scoffed to himself. He's probably reading ghost stories, the little idiot, he thought with a smile. America, though terrified of ghosts, liked reading stories about them at night. England figured the little colony was trying to prove he was brave but every night he would come running into his guardian's bed. Sure enough...
"Arthur?" The small timid voice of America broke the silence at the door to England's room. England sat up, seeing the voice's owner shivering in the doorway. He smiled affectionately and tilted his head.
"Come on in, Alfred," he said patting the mattress, "Did you have a bad dream?" The little colony hurried to the bed and climbed in, snuggling close to England.
"Uh-uh. The shadows in m
Five's a CrowdA Saskatoon year is not symmetrical:Five's a Crowd6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it has five seasons
stumbling into one another
toasting timeless acquaintance
is grey and tan
a folded old woman
a stalk of straw in her gravel teeth.
Limping, smiling and wet
from between Winters supermodel thighs
she stains white legs
damp cigarette butts and chokecherries
knotted in her grove of hair.
Yet we smile
we only feel
her forehead warmth
her wrinkle-dust like talc
she unbends her back
to reach behind us
and breaks the hour-hand
suggests she stay.
Her cracked lips like sidewalks
crusted folds of her face
cold fingers up our backs
are nothing like Spring
Draconic Embrace- Charizard TFIt was a quiet, peaceful night as Peter, a Pokémon trainer, was sitting back against the side of his house, looking up quietly at the stars. He let out a soft sigh of content as he gazed up at the night sky - after spending so long travelling it was good to take a break every once in a while, and he was pretty sure his Pokémon agreed with him there.Draconic Embrace- Charizard TF4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Perhaps I should call one of them out." He wondered aloud, standing up as he went into his house to check on his team.
He quickly scanned over his Pokéballs, considering which one he ought to take with him outside. Clearly not Espeon; they weren't night loving creatures. Aerodactyl was worn out from the flight back home, so he thought that it was probably already asleep. Gabite and Luxray were possibilities, but they'd spent a lot of time wandering the forests earlier. He considered the final two, but decided that Nidoking could wait until later. Charizard rarely got a chance to just come out and relax, and it had definitely
Making a Naruto OCNaming your OC: Some people find that naming your OC before designing them, choosing their abilities, choosing their personality, etc. is easier than creating the character. I usually do this step last. Anyways, it's important to understand how the Japanese choose their children's name. Naruto doesn't take place in Japan but it is based in an Eastern Asian culture and world. Japanese people don't have middle names. Also the Japanese don't usually name their children after a relative or themselves. They usually take a kanji from whomever's name they want to give their child. For example, if the father's name is Daiki the son might get the kanji "dai" and might be named Daisuke. Some names that are ridiculously common among Naruto OCs are Ookami, Tori, Yuki, Akuma, Kumiko, Mai, Yumi, Kiyo, Kyo, Nami Yuri, Ai, Ken, Dan, Kei, Keiko, Chi, Emi, Emiko (I do have one but I chose it for the meaning. ) Akiko, Sora, Ryu, Rin, Rei, Tora, Yuu, Amaya, Aka, Kuro (I'm such a hypocrite), Gen,Making a Naruto OC5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How to Script a Comic or MangaHow to Script a Comic or Manga8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
This is a sort of tutoral of how you might want you script for a comic/manga to
look. Although, this is just for a friend and I, but, with some modifications, it could
work for a normal writer/artist pair. Simply say which character is where in each
panel, and where it is, and it's basically the same as the examples that I will
THE COMIC/MANGA SCRIPT TUTORAL! ( As demonstrated by the Doodle People.
[ From my comic, 'Holiday Village DOODLES'.])
EXAMPLE 1 (EX1): Word Bubbles
( Basically, the text in EX1 would appear as follows in a script: )
Doodle Guy: This is text in a bubble!
( Note that, to show that a character is speaking in a different language, but to
give the reader a translation, simply put the name of the language on the outside
of the bubble. Example in a script: Random Guy: *in Spanish* Hello! )
EXAMPLE 2 (EX2): Text With No Bubble
( Sometimes, if a character is speaking softly, or if a character is saying a short
answer, the text does not need to be in a bub
Entente cordialeVuosia.Entente cordiale3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
...ja edelleen lisää sotia.
Eiväthän he muuta osanneet kuin tapella, se oli todistettu. Sodassa kaikki on sallittua jopa rakkauden unohtaminen.
Vai onko? Olihan menneessä paljon muutakin kuin taisteluita.
Oli hiljaisuutta. Oli pitkiä, polveilevia keskusteluja. Oli huomaamattomia, kevyitä kosketuksia, oli kaipuuta. Ja ymmärrystä.
L'Entente cordiale. Sydämellinen yhteisymmärrys, sopimus, jota Francis joskus Arthuria ärsyttääkseen kutsui heidän hääpäiväkseen saaden palkaksi yleensä läimäyksen. Tai potkun. Vähintäänkin komean silmienpyöräytyksen. Ja myöhemmin kenties jotain muuta.
Tänään siitä oli kulunut 108 vuotta, 108 pitkää ja vaivalloista vuotta milloin minkäkin ongelman kimpussa. Pienimpinä molemmat maailmansodat ja talouskriisit.
Greg-Rodrick -- DOAWK"We're leaving you two home for the weekend, so you better get along while we're gone." Their mother told them before leaving.Greg-Rodrick -- DOAWK4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They haven't been getting along, at all, for the past few months. And it's been getting at their mother. Her, their father, and baby brother are going on a trip.
And they've been acting up so much, their mother think it's best for them to stay. She thinks this may be a chance for them to spend some time together.
In her mind, it could be fun. For them, it's like torture.
"No friends over, either." Their father added sternly, waiting for a response. Greg and Rodrick nodded, and let out a low sigh, watching as their father walked out the door.
"This is going to be so boring.." Greg mumbled, trudging to the living room. He fell on the couch, only to get pushed off. "Hey!"
"Not for long." Rodrick grinned, getting out his phone as he layed out on the couch.
Greg squinted his eyes, "What are you doing..?"
"Nothing." He said, as he started texting.
Why Writers Should Watch TVWhy Writers Should Watch TV6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Ive heard the argument that writers shouldnt watch TV and movies because that will inundate them with all the cliché plots and characters out there and somehow brainwash them into not being able to create an original story.
Me: *blank stare*
First of all, there is absolutely nothing new under the sun. Therefore, it is impossible to create something totally unique and original no matter how many bad movies you see. Furthermore, the more story lines that enter your brain, the more you realize just how unique or not your own story is.
Most importantly, an original story is not a new story. It is simply taking a common idea and combining it with other common ideas to create a new and fresh sequence of otherwise common ideas.
Think of stories like cookies. All the different types of cookies represent different types of genres and plots. Ingredients like chocolate chips and nuts represent c
The Writing ProcessWhat is the Writing Process?The Writing Process7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Many of us learned that the writing process is made up of five parts: Pre-writing, Writing, Revision, Editing, and Publishing. Indeed, this process has been so ingrained, and the vocabulary and terms have become such a part of our education, that some students (and adults) feel as if writing is a formulaic, rigid thingnot unlike learning mathematicsthat they simply never excelled in. Fortunately, this simply isn't true. While the five basic steps of the writing process are effective, they can only be effective if the people using the process understand the purpose of each step.
Experience has shown that many students do not know the purpose of drafting beyond a certain, vague understanding that you're supposed to "correct" or "fix" something for each new draft. Its unfortunate, but its also been shown that students who are forced to Pre-Write in certain ways, even when they have been