yummyyayaya: bartierbakarimobisson: tani-b-art: tani-b-art: tani-b-art: tani-b-art: tani-b-art: Casting directors… These young Black actresses exist It’s truly sad that I only know a small handful of these names. smh Beautiful

The Art of the Fake Name

lizard-is-writing: Anonymous asked: “I’ve been trying to come up with some character names that sound foreign, but I don’t want them to sound ridiculous to people who can speak the language they’re supposed to be based on. I know I… Read moreThe Art of the Fake Name

suggestions for a young writer? im 15 and i just started seriously writing about a year ago~ since then I’ve written mostly poetry but I really write other stuff like short stories or plays too! but i always have trouble making my ideas ideas into something and just deciding how or what i want to write. and i get so worried that i lose motivation! i think that i first want to tackle trying to make characters/a simple short story. advice, tips, or tricks? thank youuu!

Hi! I’m glad you’re ready to get started! Being eager about writing is the best. Writing a poem is a lot like writing a short story, so you’re on the right track. Good writing is precise and almost lyrical. It… Read moresuggestions for a young writer? im 15 and i just started seriously writing about a year ago~ since then I’ve written mostly poetry but I really write other stuff like short stories or plays too! but i always have trouble making my ideas ideas into something and just deciding how or what i want to write. and i get so worried that i lose motivation! i think that i first want to tackle trying to make characters/a simple short story. advice, tips, or tricks? thank youuu!

Characters of Color

writerivers: A lot of people seem to have problems when it comes to describing a character’s race and how to approach it. There are mutiple ways to drop hints about your charcters race/ethnicity/religion/etc. 1. Have them participate in a cultural… Read moreCharacters of Color

aleatoryw: shawnhenryspencer: betazeds: shawnhenryspencer: shawnhenryspencer: betazeds: shawnhenryspencer: do you think vampires and werewolves are an exclusively human phenomenon or are there dwarfish werewolves and elvish vamps and shit?? would you fucking go to bed *griffin voice* come plaaaaaay with me… Read more

aleatoryw: shawnhenryspencer: betazeds: shawnhenryspencer: shawnhenryspencer: betazeds: shawnhenryspencer: do you think vampires and werewolves are an exclusively human phenomenon or are there dwarfish werewolves and elvish vamps and shit?? would you fucking go to bed *griffin voice* come plaaaaaay with me… Read more

doctordragonisback: If you’re straight, write stories with gay characters, but don’t write stories about being gay. That’s not your story to tell. If you’re cis, write stories with trans characters, but don’t white stories about being trans. That’s not your… Read more

Character Development Questions: Hard Mode

i-see-light: Does your character have siblings or family members in their age group? Which one are they closest with? What is/was your character’s relationship with their mother like? What is/was your character’s relationship with their father like? Has your character… Read moreCharacter Development Questions: Hard Mode

reblog if you want your followers to tell you what fictional character you remind them of

robe-boy-kid: !!!!!!!! please !!!!!!!! Please do! I could use some inspiration and motivation these days. You can go by personality, appearance, vibe, etc.–whatever makes the most sense to you!

startledoctopus: ronibravo: i started writing original fiction because of a comment i got on a house md fic i wrote when i was 12 years old. someone said “this is out of character, house and wilson would never act like this.”… Read more

startledoctopus: ronibravo: i started writing original fiction because of a comment i got on a house md fic i wrote when i was 12 years old. someone said “this is out of character, house and wilson would never act like this.”… Read more

hiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

heywriters: Save them for another story or sequel, otherwise, kill your darlings. From experience as a reader and writer, redundant and interchangeable characters in a story will confuse the reader and reduce the impact of your lead roles. Find a… Read morehiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

hiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

heywriters: Save them for another story or sequel, otherwise, kill your darlings. From experience as a reader and writer, redundant and interchangeable characters in a story will confuse the reader and reduce the impact of your lead roles. Find a… Read morehiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

If you’re writing a story with a lot of characters, how do you introduce them all without making it feel like you’re going down a list?

legit-writing-tips: Don’t introduce them all to us at the same time, even if they’re in the same scene. And take the time to figure out which characters are most important, i.e. “secondary characters” – and which are mostly there for background… Read moreIf you’re writing a story with a lot of characters, how do you introduce them all without making it feel like you’re going down a list?

If you’re writing a story with a lot of characters, how do you introduce them all without making it feel like you’re going down a list?

legit-writing-tips: Don’t introduce them all to us at the same time, even if they’re in the same scene. And take the time to figure out which characters are most important, i.e. “secondary characters” – and which are mostly there for background… Read moreIf you’re writing a story with a lot of characters, how do you introduce them all without making it feel like you’re going down a list?

legit-writing-tips: gaymermell: let your art look bad. don’t waste hours on perfecting something when you should be practicing and improving. let your art look bad and let your future art look better. Absolutely goes for writing as well. Let yourself… Read more

legit-writing-tips: gaymermell: let your art look bad. don’t waste hours on perfecting something when you should be practicing and improving. let your art look bad and let your future art look better. Absolutely goes for writing as well. Let yourself… Read more

Unlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

writeydoos: Here’s a little fun fact: I love unlikeable main characters. Characters who are morally ambiguous or just straight up assholes—they’re usually my favorite brand of main character. I think they’re more exciting. Give me a Chaotic Neutral over a… Read moreUnlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

Unlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

writeydoos: Here’s a little fun fact: I love unlikeable main characters. Characters who are morally ambiguous or just straight up assholes—they’re usually my favorite brand of main character. I think they’re more exciting. Give me a Chaotic Neutral over a… Read moreUnlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

Diversity in International Fiction

writing-questions-answered: I got a really long (seven parts) ask from a university student in an undisclosed location, but one in which there is apparently very little racial diversity. I’m not going to post the whole thing here, but suffice it… Read moreDiversity in International Fiction