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Literature
OC Exercise: The Best Cure for Writers Block
'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. Therefore, I came up with this "OC Exercise" to help you get to know your characters better. The best part is, it will even get you some writing practice!


:lightbulb: I highly suggest posting your finished products on deviantart and requesting a critique. This will not only help with your actual writing, but it mi
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Exercise: Your Character's Distinct Voice
The purpose of this exercise is to see how much you've differentiated each of your main characters' voices from each other.
How to Use
Pick a few major characters in your story. (I recommend using between 3 and 6.) For each of the numbered prompts below, choose what each character would say in that circumstance. You may want to write a few sentences of dialogue from that character or a quick internal monologue.
These lines are meant to generate short pieces of dialogue (about 1-5 sentences), as it's easiest to compare lines to each other that way. If you start writing long paragraphs or another character's reply to your character, then stop. Copy and paste the text. Then place it in a Sta.sh Writer or other document and continue the scene there. If you like it, post it (and credit me for the prompt, if you please!). When you finish that and return to this exercise, write about 1-5 sentences for that character and c
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Sans x Reader [PUNishment]
"Oh. My. Goodness."
Your eyes were wide with horror, body shaking as your legs crumbled and you fell to the floor. Looking at the desk in front of you, you screamed as huge piles of papers towered over you.
"Nooooooo!!!!"
SLAM!!!
"something wrong, kid?!"
"Oh shi- Sans?!"
Sans was alarmed as he busted into your room, looking around for any signs of danger. Incidents with gangs were common these days, ever since the monsters returned to the surface. People against monsters grouped and destroyed places where monsters lived but you were one of the persons who were kind enough to understand monsters.
"Humans are the REAL monsters," you had said before which led to Sans' admiration towards you and he had made a promise (although he hates them) to protect you at all costs.
"is something wrong, (y/n)? are you hurt somewhere? are you-?" Sans continued fussing over you, helping you stand up.
A look of confusion crossed your face, before your lips formed a smile and you started laughing, clutchin
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I Have Writer's Block!
Don't panic. Don't bang your head against the wall. (All you get is a headache... trust me on that.) Writer's block requires a thoughtful, logical approach, so hating yourself will go nowhere.
The first thing we tend to do when we have writer's block is to leave the book. We close the file or notebook and say we'll get to it later. Well, sometimes that works, but sometimes we still haven't touched it a week later. Or a month later. At that point things get a little worrisome. That's why I've compiled this list.
1. Try taking a walk or bike ride. Sometimes you just need the time to yourself. I know you've probably heard this before, but that's because it works. Let your mind drift to your characters, and an idea may arrive.
2. Think about your book before you go to sleep. Sometimes you dream about it, which can provide ideas. Sometimes you figure out the answer to your writer's block before you fall asleep. (If you're like me, you'll grab the nearest Post-it, scribble down your ideas, a
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Beating the Block
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Please read this list slowly and carefully, considering not only the individual prompt but ways to bend it. You'll get much more out of it. (Thinking about specific characters and/or listening to your book's theme music while you read may help.)
This list is designed mainly to give ideas for characterization-related scenes. If your issue is more along the lines of "I don't know where I'm going," then this may not be as helpful. While you can read this anyway, meditation and logic are usually the things that work best.
If this gives you an idea, write it down! It's a long list, so you don't want to risk forgetting anything.
Not all of these thoughts and ideas will apply to your story, but perhaps one can give you an idea! I encourage you to modify the ideas below to better fit your characters' unique situation. This is just meant to get the ideas flowing. Let's get started! :plotting:
Ideas
Two characters are stuck under a br
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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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Literature
Songs That Sound Like Space
I think I might be coming back.
I hear the echo,
the sonic boom from
the beginning of time,
shocking my system with static potential,
the hum that's always been there.
In between my ears
I think there's someone chattering again,
and she's lilting along
puffing out thoughts
into the warming winter air.
Maybe I just needed to ground myself,
let the electricity in once more,
but I was afraid to touch the universe
for fear of the stars stinging my fingers.
Beginning again can hurt
but again I feel awake.
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NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of Prompts
Day 1: I am a poet.
Day 2: I own my flesh.
Day 3: Tell a lie.
Day 4: Love through letters.
Day 5: A thousand kisses deep.
Day 6: Monochromatic fears.
Day 7: You have 7 days to live.
Day 8: Glow in the dark stars
Day 9: Misplaced bones
Day 10: Write as if you are a body part.
Day 11: Wake the dead.
Day 12: Love bites
Day 13: I never think about ____ anymore.
Day 14: Find me.
Day 15: 7 Deadly Sins
Day 16: 3AM coffee
Day 17: Kiss the stars on her arms.
Day 18: ‘Last night—’
Day 19: What is your sign? Write about it.
Day 20: Galaxy skin
Day 21: What is tangled up in your heartstrings?
Day 22: A fight in a stairwell
Day 23: A forbidden desire
Day 24: Stitched the words into my heart
Day 25: Cross-hatched skin
Day 26: Artist fingers
Day 27: Holding up the universe
Day 28: Dig deep
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Writers Notes - Writers Block
Writers Block is one of the worst feelings a writer can experience.  Even the best writers will suffer it at some point or another.  Point in fact that I myself am suffering writers block in my novel at this moment.
Some writers use it as an excuse to give up and stop writing completely.  This happens more when the writers block  lasts for a considerable period.  It does not just have to be over days, I have known it to be over weeks and even over two months before now.
Writers block can be for many reasons.  Often it can be when you are struggling with a key part of your writing / plot and are not making any headway.  If this continues and affects the flow of your writing you can find yourself feeling "stunted."
Other writers blocks can be because you have overstretched yourself.  Maybe you have been taking too much on or pushing yourself too hard.  This is often when the hobby and joy of writing
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