Plot A Month W1D4: Backstory

fixyourwritinghabits: Horrible fact of writing: you are going to know a lot more about your character than will ever be put on the page. This also drags writers down, because often they’re so exciting about their characters, that they want… Read morePlot A Month W1D4: Backstory

anaisnein: anaisnein: mapsontheweb: US climate with equivalent cities from around the world. Keep reading This is the greatest map I have ever seen. I want an interactive version where you can click on any city in the world and get… Read more

violentwavesofemotion: a feral heart needs a feral kind of understanding

deepspacepirate: One of the things I really dig about Invader Zim is that Zim wears a pink dress, but literally nobody comments on it. It’s never joked about, and nobody makes fun of him for it. In other kids’ cartoons… Read more

The Rules of Marketing Your Fic

mikkeneko: This is by no means an ‘official’ writing guide, not backed by studies or science. Say rather it’s the things I’ve observed, trial-and-error over my going-on-twenty years of writing and publishing fics online. 1. Starting out in a new… Read moreThe Rules of Marketing Your Fic

just–space: Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy : Despite the vastness of space, objects tend to get in front of each other. (via NASA)

caffeinewitchcraft: Hey listen, I’m totally on the bandwagon of mocking the Male Novelist TM who writes very 2d, objectified female characters and finds his story much more important than anyone else’s because he’s in it and scoffs at any genre… Read more

aishwaryaaraiii: This photoshoot is dedicated to all the South Asian women out there who are often underrepresented in media simply because the color of their skin doesn’t fit South Asia’s unreasonable, fair&lovely, eurocentric beauty standards. As we all know, colorism… Read more

fuckyeahasexual: I’m so pleased you got a copy because when o saw the first post I was like 10/10 would frame redbeardace: The physical copy of the Ace Week proclamation from the governor of Washington arrived today! This thing is… Read more

nachashim: like i quite literally have never been more passionate about anything than i am about the human race’s invariable desire to tell stories and the fact that we always find a way to do it, through spoken language and… Read more

writingwithcolor: Writingwithcolor & Nanowrimo Collaboration 2019 Hey folks, We’re happy to announce that Writingwithcolor is teaming up with Nanowrimo this year! Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month. The organization helps writers stay on track to write 50,000 words of a… Read more

i-am-a-fish: sources; loud-underscore-screaming: i need proof of this statement, fish. i need citations. i-am-a-fish: contrary to popular belief black cats are good luck actually because they are baby

concerningwolves: hey, fantasy and historical writers!! Just a quick thing but uh, you know your blacksmiths? yeah? okay, so,they don’t just make weapons. Like, the  general village blacksmith was a person who made kitchen utensils, latches for gates, pots, cauldrons, candle… Read more

I’m writing a story in which my 2 main characters get curse put on them. Part of the curse makes their hair act magically on it’s own. One of them is a black woman who used to have very long hair until she was cursed, then she cut it short and now she covers it most of the time to keep it under control. Is this okay or do you think I need to rethink this concept?

writingwithcolor: Black Woman with Cursed Hair Black hair struggles under the weight of negative connotations. To make it an actual negative entity doesn’t sit well with me. Having magical hair isn’t a problem for me in itself. It’s the cursed… Read moreI’m writing a story in which my 2 main characters get curse put on them. Part of the curse makes their hair act magically on it’s own. One of them is a black woman who used to have very long hair until she was cursed, then she cut it short and now she covers it most of the time to keep it under control. Is this okay or do you think I need to rethink this concept?

inkflowergarden: You are allowed to do things differently.

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

Legit’s Character Development Worksheet

legit-writing-tips: There are lots of character development worksheets out there, but in my opinion nothing that really examines a character’s growth and development, which is what I’m aiming to do with mine. You can use this to better understand your… Read moreLegit’s Character Development Worksheet

Slang Resources

legit-writing-tips: Since I had an earlier ask about slang, I thought I’d pull together a few resources: Historical Dictionary of American Slang – allows you to search by year Slang Terms for Sex (And Related F*ckery) – Bow chicka wah… Read moreSlang Resources

Legit’s Historical Fashion Masterpost

legit-writing-tips: All right guys, I’ve decided to put together another masterpost for you – this time on historical fashion. This could get lengthy so… bear with me. (Forgive me also if some of the dates are a touch inaccurate –… Read moreLegit’s Historical Fashion Masterpost

Steampunk Masterpost

legit-writing-tips: With so much interest in steampunk, I thought I’d throw together a masterlist of resources for writers! (I may add to this over time). Steampunk Archetypes List of Cyberpunk Derivatives – Of which Steampunk is just one. The Steampunk… Read moreSteampunk Masterpost