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Character Questionnaire
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Convenient location for consolidating facts (986 mg)
Useful reminders (310 mg)
Advice (127 mg)
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This is a questionnaire meant for recording important information in a convenient place to facilitate consistency.
Directions
Copy and paste text into a Sta.sh Writer, .txt, or Microsoft Word document. Highlight information after the colons and type over it. When writing, record facts about your character here to keep track of them.
Warnings
The questionnaire is not a substitute for proper character development.
Do not use if you have not written any scenes with this character.
Stop and ask a doctor if you find yourself uncertain about what the answers to many of these questions are.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away, and purchase a new computer.
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Finding Motivation
This article focuses on novels, but its advice can be applied to any long-term project.
Do you tell yourself that you're going to write and never do it? Do you keep talking about your book but leave it sitting at chapter 2 for five months straight? Is it difficult for you to sit down and actually write something?
Most people don't write because there are so many easier ways to spend their time. Their favorite show is on at eight. Oh, look, their friend just posted a bunch of photos online. Then they feel like baking cookies. And suddenly, a day that was supposed to be productive has been spent on TV, the internet, and food.
When I tell adults that I want to be a writer, around ten percent of them say, "Oh, I've always wanted to be a writer, too, but I simply haven't found the time to write that novel." And chances are, they haven't even drafted an outline. Why not? Something more pressing or interesting always seems to pop up.
Unless you make time for writing, you will be
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The secret to drawing
Is not caring.
The last couple of years I've been struggling with drawing regularly, probably because I've always been under a lot of pressure from myself. Everything had to look perfect, be original, and good enough to be put in a portfolio, eventually. I was so scared of messing up and always ended up unsatisfied with the end result, I just shut down and stopped trying. But that has changed, lately.
I don't know exactly how it happened. Maybe it's because I'm older. Maybe it's because I feel good living my life the way I do now. Or it might be because I've been inspired by things I enjoy. (Thanks, fire emblem) Nevertheless, I've been drawing at least once, but usually more, every month for the last year, and I couldn't be more happy about it. I stopped worrying. If I want to draw this piece of fanart, you bet I'm gonna draw that fanart. If I want to draw self indulgent things, I will draw it, because who cares about what others might think? If something ends up looking nothing like t
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Your OC's Hair
Brought to you by Super Editor
You have the unique opportunity to see a Writer's Guide being drafted.
Some bug of a mysterious nature decided to delete the resource text last January or so and I think the text is gone for good, so I'm re-writing it. This notice will be taken down when this is no longer considered a draft. (Yes, I'm letting you read my draft. Now you have insights into my evil mind...)
*~*~*~The Actual Guide~*~*~*
Most girls are taught that there is a standard, all-encompassing way to take care of hair. You brush it every morning and don't pull the tangles too hard. When you wash it, you use a little bit of shampoo for the hair near your scalp, and a little bit of conditioner for the rest of it to minimize tangles. You should only blow-dry it, curl it, or straighten it on special occasions, because doing so damages your hair.
So we learn the rules and follow them, perhaps tweaking them here or there if necessary. It's just like Mom
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Literature
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! :D
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
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Paulien
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Ohai!

I'm Paulien. I joined deviantart in Januari 2010 because of a friend of mine Plienuh.
I already knew deviantart through my sister AidanAsha who showed me deviations many times.

I like watching other people's art and commenting on them.
At first I really enjoyed making realistic things but I found that a just a wee bit coughcough too hard. :P
When I discovered abstract painting during my Drawing lessons it was hard to get me back at the realistic drawings.

Half a year ago I found myself with lots of stories in my mind which I couldn't shake off.
I always wanted to write so I tried and now I skip my homework in order to continue writing.
I submitted the first chapters of my first book here so if you enjoy reading, please do. :D
I love to receive critics about my work and though I have no premium membership you can always give me critic-comments They are extremely welcome
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Happy birthday! :D
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Leanai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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