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(inspiration; novel in progress)


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Medieval Meddler (Disney RP)

word-stuck:

Unwritten rules apply to inemuri 居眠り, including those who is allowed to do it (only those high up or low down in a company) and how it is performed (the person is supposed to remain upright to show they are still socially engaged in some way – as inemuri literally means, “sleeping while present”). Read more.

word-stuck:

Unwritten rules apply to inemuri 居眠り, including those who is allowed to do it (only those high up or low down in a company) and how it is performed (the person is supposed to remain upright to show they are still socially engaged in some way – as inemuri literally means, “sleeping while present). Read more.

fablepaint:

fablepaint:

Thought it might be fun to make some animated templates for later adoptables.
(sorry for obnoxious watermark, folks have a history of nicking my animation)

Hey! Looking for a wolf character designed by me? Want an animation by me?How about both the things?WELP! Here’s the place to bid on these! Offered now are Brown, Red, and Blue, three wolves with very different personalities looking for a home. Once you’re done bidding, you’ll receive the rough animation (at first) and the final colorized version soon after. The higher the final bid, the more complex the wolf’s design and smoothed out the animation will be.Bidding starts at $5. Raise by $1 or more.AUCTION ENDS SEPTEMBER 4TH
To bid, go HERE

fablepaint:

fablepaint:

Thought it might be fun to make some animated templates for later adoptables.

(sorry for obnoxious watermark, folks have a history of nicking my animation)

Hey! Looking for a wolf character designed by me? Want an animation by me?
How about both the things?

WELP! Here’s the place to bid on these! Offered now are Brown, Red, and Blue, three wolves with very different personalities looking for a home. 
Once you’re done bidding, you’ll receive the rough animation (at first) and the final colorized version soon after. 

The higher the final bid, the more complex the wolf’s design and smoothed out the animation will be.

Bidding starts at $5. Raise by $1 or more.

AUCTION ENDS SEPTEMBER 4TH

To bid, go HERE

(via cloudstarwolf)

davidtennantspants:

I HAVE SEARCHED ACROSS THE AGES FOR THIS GIFSET

(Source: sandandglass, via cloudstarwolf)

Tuesday Review

Humble Weekly Bundle: Leading Ladies (PC)

As a break from the norm, I’m doing some quick speed reviews of this week’s Humble Weekly Bundle titled “Leading Ladies.” I have only played about an hour of each game.

EDIT: I guess over 20 odd paragraphs is neither “quick” nor “speed.” Sorry about that.

For those who don’t know, the Humble Bundle started as the Humble Indie Bundle and has branched out to include non-indie games and even an ebook bundle. Part of (or all of—it’s customizable) your payment goes to selected charities. This bundle’s charity is Girls Make Games, a project run by LearnDistrict that runs workshops to teach girls game design, game art, and programming.

The sale started last week and will only be running until Thursday morning (11 am PDT).

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Monday Prompt

From What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

First Work with a story that you’ve already written, one whose characters need fleshing out. Write the character’s name at the top of the page. Then fill in this sentence five or ten times:

He (or she) is the sort of person who ____________.

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10 Essential Essays for Writers

tetw:

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

(via writrs)

word-stuck:

guanxi 關係

word-stuck:

guanxi 關係

“This book, when I am dead, will be
A little faint perfume of me.
People who knew me well will say,
She really used to think that way.”

—   Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems (via booksquoteslove)

(via yeahwriters)

thewritingcafe:


Anonymous asked you:
Any advice for creating a creation myth for my fantasy world?

Part I: Creating a Religion
Part II: Religious Hierarchies
Part III: Pantheons, Deities, Mythologies, etc.
Part IV: Creating a Deity
Part V: Religious Sects
BONUS: Ceremonies (birth, death, naming, sacrificing, rites of passage)
WHEN?
When does your world believe the world was made? You don’t have to create a timeline, but you can. Your characters don’t even have to give an actual time period. If the creation myth is about the creation of humans rather than the world itself and if the story involves nearby mountains, they might say “before the mountains were here”.
You can get as specific as you want with the timeline. For example, someone studied the Bible and concluded that the earth was made in October in 4004 BCE.
Come up with different ways to measure the timeline of the creation myth in your world. If one world has three moons that represent three deities, they might believe that it took three thousand years to create the world, giving one thousand years to each moon/deity. Each thousand years could add something new to the world (the natural world (planets, stars, water, rock, etc.), living things (plants, animals, etc.), and magic or something).
WHAT HAPPENED?
It’s quite common for creation stories to start with “in the beginning there was X”. X can refer to a character, a place, nothing, darkness, silence, or anything else you want if it relates to the story. If you start with this structure, something needs to disrupt, change, or add to what was.
Creations can be accidental or intended. If creations are intended, come up with a reason for why they were intended. A deity might have made the world as a gift to another deity or they might have created a volcano as a prison to hold some type of creature that shoots up lava every now and then in an attempt to escape.
CHARACTERS INVOLVED
Literally anything can be a character in a creation myth. Water can interact with deities and animals can talk. Humans can reproduce asexually and giraffes can be stretched until they have long necks. 
If you have created deities, consider putting them into your creation myth. Create relationships between these deities and make sure the events of the creation myth have an impact on the deities as well.
Other times, the creation myth creates deities and other mythological or supernatural beings. In this case, some type of being who is above the created deities will need to exist.
EXPLANATIONS
The creation of the world is not the only thing that a creation myth can explain. They can explain a number of phenomena, such as rain, death, sunrises and sunsets, stars, mountains, and other parts of the natural world.
The creation myth does not even have to be about the creation of the whole world. It might be about the island where your characters live or it might just be about humans.

thewritingcafe:

Anonymous asked you:

Any advice for creating a creation myth for my fantasy world?

Part I: Creating a Religion

Part II: Religious Hierarchies

Part III: Pantheons, Deities, Mythologies, etc.

Part IV: Creating a Deity

Part V: Religious Sects

BONUS: Ceremonies (birth, death, naming, sacrificing, rites of passage)

WHEN?

When does your world believe the world was made? You don’t have to create a timeline, but you can. Your characters don’t even have to give an actual time period. If the creation myth is about the creation of humans rather than the world itself and if the story involves nearby mountains, they might say “before the mountains were here”.

You can get as specific as you want with the timeline. For example, someone studied the Bible and concluded that the earth was made in October in 4004 BCE.

Come up with different ways to measure the timeline of the creation myth in your world. If one world has three moons that represent three deities, they might believe that it took three thousand years to create the world, giving one thousand years to each moon/deity. Each thousand years could add something new to the world (the natural world (planets, stars, water, rock, etc.), living things (plants, animals, etc.), and magic or something).

WHAT HAPPENED?

It’s quite common for creation stories to start with “in the beginning there was X”. X can refer to a character, a place, nothing, darkness, silence, or anything else you want if it relates to the story. If you start with this structure, something needs to disrupt, change, or add to what was.

Creations can be accidental or intended. If creations are intended, come up with a reason for why they were intended. A deity might have made the world as a gift to another deity or they might have created a volcano as a prison to hold some type of creature that shoots up lava every now and then in an attempt to escape.

CHARACTERS INVOLVED

Literally anything can be a character in a creation myth. Water can interact with deities and animals can talk. Humans can reproduce asexually and giraffes can be stretched until they have long necks. 

If you have created deities, consider putting them into your creation myth. Create relationships between these deities and make sure the events of the creation myth have an impact on the deities as well.

Other times, the creation myth creates deities and other mythological or supernatural beings. In this case, some type of being who is above the created deities will need to exist.

EXPLANATIONS

The creation of the world is not the only thing that a creation myth can explain. They can explain a number of phenomena, such as rain, death, sunrises and sunsets, stars, mountains, and other parts of the natural world.

The creation myth does not even have to be about the creation of the whole world. It might be about the island where your characters live or it might just be about humans.

(via fixyourwritinghabits)

5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better | WritersDigest.com

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