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PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized! :heart:
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
:note: In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration. 

Basic Design Concepts

Before we get started,
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CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14
More updates comings soon!!
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
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You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
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2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
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The result:
Font size = 1
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3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
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Example
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Result
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Safe fonts to use
Serif Fonts
Georgia      -----     The quick brown fox
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7 Tips For Writing Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
7 Tips For Writing Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 11 “Post-apocalyptic”
With Links to Supplementary Material
In recent history, there has been a surge of interest in stories surrounding the post-apocalyptic world, and it makes sense. Not only does the genre play off of many our fears of societal destruction, but it also create some pretty spectacular and brutal worlds, where we seen the depths of human resolve and emotions. However, movies and books in the genre (not all, but most) have begun to all share the same flavor—when there are so many fresh ways in which one could approach this genre.
Tip 1: There are many different types of Apocalypse.
Zombies, nuclear war, sentient robots, prophesied religious events, extraterrestrials, floods, disease, famine, killer plan
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Literature
How to Create an Outline for Your Novel
How to Create an Outline for Your Novel
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 4 “Preparing Your Plot” – Section 1 “The Outline”
“Plot is what happens in your story. Every story needs structure, just as every body needs a skeleton. It is how you 'flesh out and clothe' your structure that makes each story unique.”
-Caroline Lawrence
Of all of the topics to discuss in writing a novel, none of them inspire quite so much ire as that of outlining your story. As artists, we sometimes want to believe in the concept of absolute freedom from form and convention, and that our achievements come from personal brilliance, total creativity, and ingenuity. However, when we consider how visual artists are critiqued when audience-appreciation for their piece is diminished by a lack of shading, poor color selection, bad perspective, or any
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6 Tips for Creating Your Story's Timeline
6 Tips for Creating Your Story's Timeline
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 3 “World Building” – Section 1 “History”
“Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. Without hurry, without rest, the human spirit goes forth from the beginning to embody every faculty, every thought, every emotion, which belongs to it in appropriate events.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essay I, History  
From the events which take place in your novel, to the culture of the people groups present, to the attitudes present in the characters, to the nature of the cosmos and the natural consequences of actions, everything in your story will be rooted in the history of the world. Each of your characters will start out as the sum of everything they've experienced, th
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Anybody Can Write a Novel - Outline
Anybody Can Write A Novel - Outline
A Step-by-step Guide for Anyone to Learn How to Write a Novel


This is an Outline of all my current articles, and a look at what is to come. I will try to update it, at least once every two weeks. Also note that just because something is absent from the Outline does not mean I don't plan to write it. This is a compilation of only chapters that have already been written.
(You'll notice that I have neglected some points and chapters within this Outline. This this is simply a result of realizing that there is so much to learn, when it comes to writing. Don't worry, I'll be sure to come back and fill in the gaps. Also, if this list inspires any requested topics that you would like me to address, please feel free to suggest them in the comments section.)

Chapter 1– Beginning to Write
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6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist
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6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 4 “The Antagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So you now have your Protagonist up and ready to go. The next step is to create a great Antagonist that will help provide a dynamic story. I've talked abou
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Literature
Character Design 101
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
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Literature
24 YouTube Channels to Help Improve your Writing
24 YouTube Channels to Help Improve your Writing
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 11 “Resources” – Section 1 “Youtube Channels”
One of the things that inspired me to begin writing these writing tutorials was that, about a year and a half ago, I came to a frustrating point in my writing where I knew enough about the craft to no longer be a novice but not enough to make my novel publishable. In particular, I wanted to find a Youtube channel that I could listen to while I was cooking or working, so that my skills as a writer could increase. Since then I have found (through research, friends, and even you awesome peeps) a list of videos by which I can do just that, and I want to make sure that you have access to the same. So here is my list of Yout
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Literature
7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE THIS PAGE WILL REMAIN ACTIVE FOR PURPOSES OF EDUCATION AND RECORDS, IT IS OUTDATED. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE NEWEST VERSION.
7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 3 “The Protagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So I've talked about a couple types of protagonists, and how to create them: Heroes and
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Literature
6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Rising Action


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6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Rising Action
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 4 “The Rising Action”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Welcome to Act II of your story, where we are going to start by discussing Rising Action. Rising Acti
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6 Tips for Writing Dystopian Fiction
6 Tips for Writing Dystopian Fiction
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 10 “Dystopia”
With Links to Supplementary Material
From strange organizations that run the world to giant death games of various sorts, the dystopian genre has been very popular as of late. Not that it hasn't been around for a while, it's just recently surged in popularity because of “The Hunger Games.” As such, there is little tradition and so little thought into the cliches, mistakes, and trends that seem to be overtaking the genre—which is what we will be looking at, today.
Tip 1: Think about what makes Dystopian Fiction so appealing.
Usually, the answer to this is that you are creating an evil and creative world, where the villains have complete control and the heroes have no choice but to rebel in the most d
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15 Tips for Writing Horror
15 Tips for Writing Horror
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 6 “Horror"

Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0




“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” 
― Clive Barker
Horror is a genre which plays upon the emotions of the audience, but it does so for very specific reasons. We may not always analyze why we are made afraid by a sotry, but there are usually specific reason for our fears, a specific nature to them, and a specific way in which we can make fear more effective. So today, we are going to take a look at the things that scare people the most by learning the Ten Sources of Horror.
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5 Tips for Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident
5 Tips for Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 6 “Plot Points” – Section 2 “The Inciting Incident”
“The inciting incident is how you get (characters) to do something. It's the doorway through which they can't return, you know. The story takes care of the rest.”
-Donald Miller  
Once you have completed your Beginning plot-point, in which your establish the beginnings of your plot, world, and characters, your next one will be the Inciting Incident. The Inciting Incident is the point of the story at which your protagonist's world is completely changed—the balance of their life thrown off in order to create a forward momentum that will cause the story to roll forward until the end
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Literature
8 Tips for Describing a Story Setting
8 Tips for Describing a Story Setting
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “World Building” – Section 3“Describing Settings”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Another tricky skill to master in writing is setting description. Setting description is often the first thing that a reader encounters in a story, making it an essential skill to perfect if you want to hook your readers. To make matters more complicated, it is often difficult to calculate the right amount of description in settings—too much or too little can either leave the reader bored, overwhelmed, or confused. Today, I'm going to talk about how to create engaging and appropriate scene descriptions that will best serve your story.
Tip 1: Start with the lighting.
As important as what we see in any setting, are the extent and medium by which we see it. Th
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Literature
9 Character Types to Use in Your Novel
9 Character Types to Use in Your Novel
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 5 “Designing Characters” – Section 1 “Characters Types”
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality”
-Walt Disney  
Now that we've begun the process of giving depth, goals, and personality to our characters, we need to begin our look at what part they play in your central plot. Below, I've compiled a list of different character types to consider when planning your story—although you will likely create many more as you require them in the midst of writing (some poor fictional soul has to deal with your characters' nonsense). Remember that not every story has every type of characte
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7 Tips for Writing Fantasy
7 Tips for Writing Fantasy
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 3 “Fantasy”
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
-Lloyd Alexander
My editor tells me that I have a magical super-power, one that I feel I must now share with you. I have the magical ability to look at a shelf of books and pick out the absolute worst fantasy novel there. As a result of my super-power, I used to think I hated fantasy because it was filled with so many of the most tired and overused tropes in existence that I was bored out of my skull. Having been given reading lists of better fantasy, my appreciation of the genre has risen tremendously. That being said, there is so much bad fantasy out there,
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Literature
6 Tips for Mapping a Fictional World
6 Tips for Mapping a Fictional World
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0  
Chapter 3 “World Building” – Section 2 “Maps”
“I wisely started with a map, and made the story fit (generally with meticulous care for distances). The other way about lands one in confusions and impossibilities, and in any case it is weary work to compose a map from a story.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
If you've ever read or written a story that seemed unintentionally ethereal—where the descriptions did not paint a vivid picture of the setting but instead a more vague dreamscape that the characters meandered along aimlessly—then you know the problem of not having a real and tangible setting for your story. The problem is not simply that there isn't enough description for the r
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5 Steps for Creating a Plot Premise
5 Steps for Creating a Plot Premise
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 4 “Creating a Plot” – Section 2 “Plot Premise”
"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him."
-Mel Brooks
Ask a beginning writer what their story is about, and you'll likely be rewarded with a long and tedious monologue about their world, characters, and story ideas—told in such a way that reveals that they really can't answer the question without telling the entire story. If you are trying to gain reader interest, or even publish your work, you need to be able to answer that question in a c
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6 Tips for Writing Your Story's Disaster
6 Tips for Writing Your Story's Disaster
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 6 “Plot Points” – Section 7 “Disaster”
“There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.”
-Plato
After your protagonist is defeated in the Midpoint, comes the point at which they will have an emotional spiral into turmoil and dire consequences for everyone who had stakes in your protagonist's victory. Your protagonist will be impacted by this failure more here than anywhere else in the story—feeling like they have just been thrown to the bottom of a pit from which there is no escape or hope of reaching their goals. This plot-point
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Literature
8 Tips for Composing Each Chapter of Your Novel
8 Tips for Composing Each Chapter of Your Novel
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 7 “Editing” – Section 1 “The Chapter”
“Many first-time novelists end up rewriting their first two or three chapters, trying to get them 'just right.' But the point of the first draft is not to get it right; it's to get it written - so that you'll have something to work with.”
-Matt Hughes  
Recently, we've been working on all of the plot-points contained within a story and what function they serve to the overall plot. And if you've been following along with the “Write-A-Novel” exercises, and written a chapter for every plot-point, you now have a completed first draft of your novel. Now, it is time to work on editing and redrafting
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Literature
10 Tips for Writing Fantasy
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10 Tips for Writing Fantasy
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 1 “Genres” – Section 2 “Fantasy”
With Links to Supplementary Material
As you might have noticed from the Outline, my section on Story Genres is rather bare. And so during the following few weeks, I will be remedying that&
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