Legit’s Dialogue Writing Masterpost

legit-writing-tips: Writing good dialogue is hard. Whether you’re a novice writer or you have plenty of experience, dialogue is one of those things that takes more time and effort to polish to a shine than you may realize.  One of… Read moreLegit’s Dialogue Writing Masterpost

buckysbrat: embyrr922: pyrrhiccomedy: ifshehadwings: ovaadosedonconfidence: Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Energy doesn’t lie. Tune in. This is actually called thin slicing. Your brain recognizes patterns from very small “slices” of information by comparing them to things you have experienced… Read more

otherwindow: I wish rpgs just went ape shit with fantasy races instead of just making them humans with different stats. Dwarves only get exp when drunk. Elves can’t wear ugly armour even if the stats are great. Orcs can’t read…. Read more

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses: builttobulk: sparkofstorm: nicolegendary: okay i’ve just had such a perfect idea for the layout of a wedding ceremony that i drew a diagram and will now describe it so a traditional set up for a ceremony would look like… Read more

manie-sans-delire-x: darkestelemental616: todaysbird: crows have been documented holding ‘funerals’ for many years. however, researchers suggest that they may not be mourning; evidence indicates that crows may be examining the body & surrounding area for potential threats to the rest of… Read more

tamberella: Collection of my plant animal series thus far

I heard an agent say in a blog post the other day that YA is the most difficult (and crowded) genre for authors to get into today. DO you agree? If no, which genre would you say it is? and why?

petejknapp: To start, in publishing-speak, YA is considered a category, not a genre. Categories are defined by age ranges and formats: picture books, chapter books, paper-over-board, middle grade, etc. Genres would be more based on the specific subject-matter: science fiction,… Read moreI heard an agent say in a blog post the other day that YA is the most difficult (and crowded) genre for authors to get into today. DO you agree? If no, which genre would you say it is? and why?

I’m writing a YA fantasy with a main character outside of my perspective, in terms of sexuality. Should I hire a sensitivity reader before I query? Or do I wait until I have an agent/before going on submission?

petejknapp: This is really your call, ultimately…you only get to query most agents once, so if you have concerns about the rep in your book, it may help to hire a sensitivity reader first, and you can do another sensitivity… Read moreI’m writing a YA fantasy with a main character outside of my perspective, in terms of sexuality. Should I hire a sensitivity reader before I query? Or do I wait until I have an agent/before going on submission?

m-l-rio: Remember this next time you have the urge to compare your work (or your success) to someone else’s. 

Fair Use in Novels

ofmoonlightandthesun: thedancingwriter: I often get questions from Anons asking me what is appropriate to use in a novel, from song quotes to character names of wildly popular characters from other books (names that are obviously more unique than just Sarah… Read moreFair Use in Novels

dirtshrines: Darling retreat on the  Isle of Wight

Amateur Tips

writtenhastily: like pro tips, but not. 🙂 I just wanted to throw a few websites out there that I use often while writing.  Let me know if you guys know of any better versions and feel free to add to… Read moreAmateur Tips

rubyetc: up to no good

PWC recommended that corporations should ask science fiction writers about the future

mostlysignssomeportents: In 2017, Pricewaterhousecooper published Using science fiction to explore business innovation, a guide for corporations that wanted to work with sf writers to think about the future of their businesses; it was part of a wave of corporate interest… Read morePWC recommended that corporations should ask science fiction writers about the future

cogwrites: nausicaaharris: i think a far better metric for sci-fi is not “hard” or “soft” or “science fantasy” or whatever but the ease with which one can fuck aliens from one end to the other, the scale is: it is impossible to fuck… Read more

vampireapologist: I was working with a seagull and I said “as someone in Wildlife I know I should never anthropomorphize animals or hold them to any human moral standard, but seagulls are capable of and regularly knowingly commit evil” and… Read more

Research Tips

legit-writing-tips: Researching is easy. It’s also incredibly difficult. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to find better resources.  1. Use Google to Your Advantage Having good Google-fu means knowing how to narrow down your search to find… Read moreResearch Tips

tips for writing bilingual characters

animeismybestfriend104: ironinkpen: ironinkpen: there are different types of bilinguals the All Around: speaks, reads, and writes both languages pretty well the Conversational: one language is stronger than the other; can speak the other language a lot better than they read/write… Read moretips for writing bilingual characters

jumpingjacktrash: blarghnessrawr: jvk-illustrations: I drew a quick chart about good wrist and finger exercise before playing Splatoon (or engaging in any other intense activity such as but not limited to gaming in general, programming, drawing, computer work etc.)As with all… Read more

bibliotheque-la-nature: Library of Nicholas II, Hermitage museum, Russia Heaven