I know a lot of you out there are aspiring-writers (I’m one myself!) and sometimes we get so caught up in this “must publish!” attitude that we get lost in our stories along the way. Sometimes there comes a point when we stare at our half-finished novel and say “I’m stuck. “ Usually these moments happen when we don’t know where we’re going next with our story, and usually that’s because somewhere along the line we’ve strayed off the path and we aren’t quite sure how to get back.
One of the things that you may find helpful if you’ve never done it before is to take a reall
'Ello, Kitsune here. As many of you know, I'm currently working on a novel that is taking over my life. Recently, I've been having trouble keeping the personalities of my characters (who have changed a lot over the near eight years that I've been working on my novel) completely straight. I know my main character well enough, since the story follows her life closely, but sometimes I feel like I don't know everyone else in my world enough.
I'm sure you've all seen the character profiles before. (Name, age, height, physical description, likes, dislikes, etc.) I have filled out more of those than I care to admit, but they very seldom help. There
While I am not a professional by any means, I have been writing for many years and, more recently, beta-reading as well. In all of my experience, I've noticed that a lot of to-be authors follow the easy trends and miss out on some great story telling opportunities. Hopefully this guide will help you improve your story and learn that the easy way out isn't always the best! If you would like more writing guides and tutorials, check out the description below.
For this "Quick Tips" entry, I'm going to focus on an important part of back story: parents.
*Please note! I understand that, unfortunately, not everyone reading this has pare
I decided to start playing Mad Libs with my friends, but most of them are online, so I am giving everyone a chance to play with me. I posted on my site a request for words, and after so many responses, or tomorrow (whichever comes first), I will start posting the completed responses.
You can go to my site at - http://koed.bludawn.com
So, I am here, tired from I dunno. Looking through my DeviantArt watch messages, and as I look at them, I usually click 'remove from messages' to remove them from the queue as I see what there is. Ok... that's great. But when looking at a friend's journal entry, where I thought the button was (after I read the entry) there was a 'Remove from Favorites' button instead. Which I didn't realize until after I pressed it, and I was scrambling to get it re-added to favorites because I like this person and her art. Sheesh, DeviantArt please standardize the location of these buttons... I'd be happy if they were ALWAYS in the same place...
I hear this so often, tools versus pixels, some prefer one over the other, and their opinions are very vocal. This has been the case since early dolling days, and I remember coming into the community back in 2003 and seeing it very heated. Both have their advantages, and disadvantages, both are either easy or difficult depending on who you ask. Both can be beautiful or shoddily done.
When people refer to dolling, some say it isn't an art, some say that using a base is cheating, some say tool shading is cheating. These assumptions are harmful to the ARTISTS who do this form of art.
There are many definitions of doll, all equally relevant