Imagine this: Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom. Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees… Read more

Imagine this: Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom. Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees… Read more

You have to be reckless when writing. Be as crazy as your conscience allows. Joseph Campbell (via maxkirin)

You have to be reckless when writing. Be as crazy as your conscience allows. Joseph Campbell (via maxkirin)

Twenty Tips on How to Science

captainshellhead: (A Fanfiction Writer’s Guide) This hardly even scratches the surface, but it’s got some nice pro-tips I think: 1. Big words does not mean more scientific. Scientists use layman’s terms, too. 2. Take a minute to give yourself a… Read moreTwenty Tips on How to Science

Twenty Tips on How to Science

captainshellhead: (A Fanfiction Writer’s Guide) This hardly even scratches the surface, but it’s got some nice pro-tips I think: 1. Big words does not mean more scientific. Scientists use layman’s terms, too. 2. Take a minute to give yourself a… Read moreTwenty Tips on How to Science

wildthicket: A worker at the Roure perfume plant in Grasse, France, scoops up the morning’s rose harvest at the end of May. These rose petals will be processed immediately into an absolute, the aromatic liquid which is the basic component… Read more

wildthicket: A worker at the Roure perfume plant in Grasse, France, scoops up the morning’s rose harvest at the end of May. These rose petals will be processed immediately into an absolute, the aromatic liquid which is the basic component… Read more

This is kinda weird but what is 2nd-person perspective? I know and get first and third, but what exactly is second? Sorry if this isn’t the type of ask you usually get ^^;.

That’s a really great question! Second-person PoV pretty much solely utilizes the understood “you” of command/imperative statements. You won’t see it in a lot of books–that is, unless you like self-help books and instruction booklets! Anything that is directions/instructions is… Read moreThis is kinda weird but what is 2nd-person perspective? I know and get first and third, but what exactly is second? Sorry if this isn’t the type of ask you usually get ^^;.

This is kinda weird but what is 2nd-person perspective? I know and get first and third, but what exactly is second? Sorry if this isn’t the type of ask you usually get ^^;.

That’s a really great question! Second-person PoV pretty much solely utilizes the understood “you” of command/imperative statements. You won’t see it in a lot of books–that is, unless you like self-help books and instruction booklets! Anything that is directions/instructions is… Read moreThis is kinda weird but what is 2nd-person perspective? I know and get first and third, but what exactly is second? Sorry if this isn’t the type of ask you usually get ^^;.

wordsandchocolate: I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for… Read more

wordsandchocolate: I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for… Read more

Adapt your style, if you wish, to admit the color of slang or freshness of neologism, but hang tough on clarity, precision, structure, grace. William Safire (via writersrelief)

Adapt your style, if you wish, to admit the color of slang or freshness of neologism, but hang tough on clarity, precision, structure, grace. William Safire (via writersrelief)

Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist. Jane Smiley

Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist. Jane Smiley

How to make a character’s death sadder

writeinspiration: the-right-writing:  Don’t have them die of old age after a long, fulfilling life. Many people don’t even think of this as sad (note that this can still work if you have enough of the other factors).  Leave one of… Read moreHow to make a character’s death sadder

How to make a character’s death sadder

writeinspiration: the-right-writing:  Don’t have them die of old age after a long, fulfilling life. Many people don’t even think of this as sad (note that this can still work if you have enough of the other factors).  Leave one of… Read moreHow to make a character’s death sadder

Finding Time To Write During A Busy Holiday Schedule

By Writer’s Relief staff: The busy holiday season is here! In between baking, visiting family and friends, decorating, shopping for gifts, wrapping the gifts, and a million other tasks that make the holidays hectic—how will you ever find tim… Are… Read moreFinding Time To Write During A Busy Holiday Schedule

Finding Time To Write During A Busy Holiday Schedule

By Writer’s Relief staff: The busy holiday season is here! In between baking, visiting family and friends, decorating, shopping for gifts, wrapping the gifts, and a million other tasks that make the holidays hectic—how will you ever find tim… Are… Read moreFinding Time To Write During A Busy Holiday Schedule