Basics : RP TypesDistinguishing RP typesBasics : RP Types3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Roleplayers make up a large part of the community here on deviantArt. It's an ever-growing community, and new members join it every day. Thirsty for adventure, these new members leap into the large world of roleplay, blissfully simplistic, filled with hopes and anticipations. They expect a rich roleplay experience full of excitement, and they want it to be delivered!
New members, however, also means less experience, and less experience means less knowledge. That knowledge which new roleplayers need to acquire may be earned in the long run, by partaking in several satisfying and unsatisfying roleplays and learning through trial and error what is right and what is wrong to include in one. I have taken that path, and I can say that it's a hard place. Some people, even after several years, haven't even made as much progress as would have been expected; they just can't get the hang of it. I have decided to let anyone who so desires take an alternate path, a sh
50 Q to Develop Your CharacterEven if you're only writing a short piece it's good to know your characters inside and out, so answering these questions will be a big help.50 Q to Develop Your Character4 years ago in Writing More Like This
These things have really helped me and I know a lot of you find it hard to develop your characters and think of backgrounds for them, so these questions will get you well on your way!
50 Questions to Help Develop Your Character
What about your character is heroic/dastardly?
What does your character like/dislike about people?
What is your character's favourite food?
What is your character's real birth name? What name do they go by?
Does your character have a nickname? What is it and how did they get it?
How does your character dress most of the time?
How does your character "dress up"?
In your opinion what is your character's most redeeming feature?
What is your character's prized mundane possession? Why is it valued?
What one word best describes your character?
Where does your character live
Character Design 101Character Design 1014 years ago in Writing More Like This
When it comes to character design, there's more to it than just the appearance of a character. While the looks of a character can tell a lot about said character, we all know that looks can be deceiving!
A lot of people seem to think that designing the appearance of a character is a character design. It is, when it comes to visual design. But what is the character like?
When people do give attention to that question, they'll often come up with characters that are either loved or hated by everyone, that have epic superpowers or superhuman abilities that no one (not even God) can ever hope to topple, and if they do somehow get beaten the shit out of them suddenly remember that there's an even greater power sleeping within them, which they will instantly activate no matter if they got just a scratch or are severely wounded. I'm not even going into the melodramatic background stories of them there.
So, what makes a good character design? What is the key to making a belie
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.1 year 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
An Unkindness of COMMASAn Unkindness of COMMAS4 years ago in Writing More Like This
I SUCK at commas big-time. I tend to pull a "Mark Twain"; I sprinkle them in wherever to break up the monotony of the sentence. This article is my attempt to hammer the rules into my brain.
An Unkindness of COMMAS
What the heck are Commas for, anyway?
Besides abusing the sanity of the writer, the comma exists to help readers organize information in a sentence. It makes all the stuff the author is trying to say easier to swallow. Without them, sentence bits and pieces collide into one another causing confusion; rather like a train-wreck, though not nearly as exciting.
Just in case you'd like to know who made up all these comma rules, I got most of them from Strunk & White's "Elements of Style" the grammar handbook used by every publishing house in America, and a few overseas. The rest came from my editors.
To get a good idea of how commas work, let's take a look at what they are supposed to do -- and some major
Tutorial- How to Take CommissionsPlease do not copy, repost, or solicit this information without linking back to original sourceTutorial- How to Take Commissions8 months ago in Other More Like This
Download the full 22 minute audio lecture on the right for only 100da points
Judging your talent level
Have a realistic idea of your talent level
-Poll your audience for outsider opinion
-Don't be too hard on yourself
Find your niche
Specialize in something
Where to start
-study the market
-start lower than the competition, but don't undersell yourself (more on that below)
-offer beginner perks
How to price
-(most common) Level of Completion: Sketch, Inks, Flat colors, Shaded
-Types of shading: Simple cel shaded, digital painted, monotone shading, etc
-Styles: Chibi, Realistic, Cartoony, Anthro
-Portions: Bust, Full body, Waist and up, face
Break down your prices to give people affordable commissions without sacrificing the variety of what you produce
-Consider making additional charges for: