unicyclehippo: me, panicking, not writing my story: it’s stupid, it’s a stupid story! the tiny gremlin in my brain, enjoying a lollipop & wearing the Most Eyewateringly vibrant shorts: so what?

how to punctuate dialogue

ao3commentoftheday: (a general guide, dedicated to anon) For the purposes of this description I’m going to use the word Words to indicate whatever the character is saying and the word Attribution to refer to the dialogue tag (the bit where you write ‘she… Read morehow to punctuate dialogue

heywriters: heywriters: Not every writer wants to post their work online, however there are positives to doing so. If you seek feedback and advice from readers and writers, you might consider posting a draft or two. Even a few chapters… 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

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

Q&A: Reaction to Punching

howtofightwrite: I know this may sound stupid but, how do you write what happens after the punch hits to person? Like, when the punch hit “Their head flung/snapped sideways” Is there a word/words to describe that moment? itshighnowon This isn’t… Read moreQ&A: Reaction to Punching

plague-of-insomnia: bookishdiplodocus: 250 words = 1 book page OUT: I wrote only 1,000 words today :/ IN: I wrote FOUR whole pages of my book! ♡ Tbh I like thinking in terms of scenes and fuck word count. OUT: “I… Read more

incognegro2017: notlucy: goddammitstacey: An inspiration to us all Patreon | Instagram | Goddammitstacey.com Need this lately, I swear. <3

Photographer Accuses Cover Artist Of Elizabeth Acevedo Novel ‘The Poet X’ Of Plagiarism

Photographer Accuses Cover Artist Of Elizabeth Acevedo Novel ‘The Poet X’ Of Plagiarism bookcoversalt: It’s unlikely anyone with a pulse on the YA/ book cover scene doesn’t already know about this, but doing my due diligence by reposting this big… Read morePhotographer Accuses Cover Artist Of Elizabeth Acevedo Novel ‘The Poet X’ Of Plagiarism

lethal-cuddles: emerson-awesome: lethal-cuddles: Fun fact: a character doesn’t have to be a good person to be a good character. SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK! A CHARACTER DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A GOOD PERSON TO BE A… Read more

Warming up your creativity

bookishdiplodocus: You probably heard of warming-up excercises before working out. It would make sense for writers to do warming-up exercises too. I sometimes do, when I’m stuck or when I’m just not feeling the creative sparks. Just make ridiculous, outlandish… Read moreWarming up your creativity

leave-her-a-tome: Writing a Good Motive For Apathetic Characters  Recently @rosemarymilktea and I were discussing how create a sense of urgency for immortal characters to complete goals. In fiction, a lot of immortals are written as apathetic or aloof which makes giving… Read more

Writing great friendships – Part 2

thatwritergirlsblog: A lot of people requested that I do a Part 2 to my writing friendships post, so here it is: 1. Knowing & keeping each other’s secrets I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me a secret, you… Read moreWriting great friendships – Part 2

My MC (for a fanfiction but the character is an OC) is mixed race (African and white with a little bit more white) and I was wondering what hair styles I could have her have and how possible they would be for her to do on her own. The story is set in a kind of medieval period and she is living mostly on her own. Thank you so much!

writingwithcolor: Mixed (Black/White) Hairstyles in Medieval setting There’s no one way to look when you are mixed race, so I can’t really tell you how their hair would look. Tips would be to look at natural hair posts and pics… Read moreMy MC (for a fanfiction but the character is an OC) is mixed race (African and white with a little bit more white) and I was wondering what hair styles I could have her have and how possible they would be for her to do on her own. The story is set in a kind of medieval period and she is living mostly on her own. Thank you so much!

My MC (for a fanfiction but the character is an OC) is mixed race (African and white with a little bit more white) and I was wondering what hair styles I could have her have and how possible they would be for her to do on her own. The story is set in a kind of medieval period and she is living mostly on her own. Thank you so much!

Mixed (Black/White) Hairstyles in Medieval settingThere’s no one way to look when you are mixed… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/185799808887

heywriters: People don’t always end up with their “type.” Some of the best relationships are between people who didn’t catch each other’s eye at first, but turned out to be the perfect personality fits and who love each other unequivocally. 

heywriters:People don’t always end up with their “type.” Some of the best relationships are between…

heywriters:People don’t always end up with their “type.” Some of the best relationships are between… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/185553292863

Quick Analysis: Romantic vs. Platonic Interaction

heywriters: Was just working on a scene where two non-related characters with a brother/sister dynamic are talking. The female is lying in bed with the bedroom door on one side and the male character on the other. They’re exchanging banter… Read moreQuick Analysis: Romantic vs. Platonic Interaction

Quick Analysis: Romantic vs. Platonic Interaction

heywriters: Was just working on a scene where two non-related characters with a brother/sister… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/185484464063

Hi. So I have a question. I’m going to write about a city I’ve never been to, New York, do you have any tips on how to do this?

heywriters: Hello, dear. I get asked this often and 4/5 times it’s about New York City, so you’re getting a resource list so I can just direct people to your ask from now on! Writing Real-Life Locations How To Write… Read moreHi. So I have a question. I’m going to write about a city I’ve never been to, New York, do you have any tips on how to do this?