pascalcampion: October 10, 2019Mental Health day. A very simplified version of a very serious, very complex matter. #pascalcampion

anniespositivity: starrythomas: It’s okay to give up on things that are no longer working for you, or that you are realising have never worked for you. It’s okay to give up on things. Sometimes it is when we finally let… Read more

Life is not about who you once were. It’s about who you are right now, and the person you have the potential to be. Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the same place in a year from now. Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

lsleofskye: Nightsky | Florian Kunde

christenkimbell: hunterinabrowncoat: alexazombie: squeeful: attackofthebteam: attackofthebteam: unpopular opinion but i think the film and tv industries should have better labor laws even if it makes it harder or impossible to depict certain things i dont care if it makes it… Read more

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

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

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

How is your personal process for coming up with a book title?

writingquestionsanswered: Guide: Coming Up with a Story/Book Title It’s funny you should ask this now, because normally I’m someone who tends to come up with titles, or title possibilities, fairly easily. If anything I may have to tweak a title… Read moreHow is your personal process for coming up with a book title?

art cheats

endless-cats: frostje: frostje: hello i am here today to not lose track of the art cheats i have discovered over the years. what i call art cheat is actually a cool filter/coloring style/way to shade/etc. that singlehandedly makes art like… Read moreart cheats

So idk if you’ve ever expressed your opinion on this (I’m new :) ) but how do you feel about a 3p pov backstory at the beginning of a book (ex. the first chapter of harry potter if I remember right) I think my WIP could really benefit from it since it’s such a complicated world building piece so a explanation of how everything came to be might be more helpful than the readers learning with the MC but I know some people are like super against that so I just wanted to know your thoughts personally

writingquestionsanswered: Backstory at the Beginning of a Book Part of why this method worked with Harry Potter is because things were actually happening. It wasn’t just exposition dumped into the reader’s lap by a narrator or any number of POV… Read moreSo idk if you’ve ever expressed your opinion on this (I’m new 🙂 ) but how do you feel about a 3p pov backstory at the beginning of a book (ex. the first chapter of harry potter if I remember right) I think my WIP could really benefit from it since it’s such a complicated world building piece so a explanation of how everything came to be might be more helpful than the readers learning with the MC but I know some people are like super against that so I just wanted to know your thoughts personally

fictionadventurer: I think there’s a tendency for some writers to fall into the mindset that a good story has to have All The Things. Unique and nuanced three-dimensional characters, a completely immersive setting, a structurally flawless plot and pristine prose… Read more

whatnameshallitake: writersung: How To Write an Amazingly Evil Villain Villains are addicting. Now, we all love our heroes. They’re strong, passionate, and especially the well-written ones that actually have to struggle to reach their goals, but sometimes, a villain ends… Read more

igotablankpage: surroundedbypearls: On Writing: Quick Tips on Creating a Character Profile Below are a few sources to help anyone struggling with figuring out who their characters are. They’re very simple! The Seven Virtues and Seven Sins. There are a few… Read more

7 Rules of Life

onlinecounsellingcollege: 1. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 2. What others think of you is none of your business. 3. Time heals almost everything; give it time. 4. Don`t compare your life to others`,… Read more7 Rules of Life

sonder

dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling… Read moresonder

You got to learn how to vibe alone. You can’t live your life being dependent on other sources of energy. You have the ability to be self sufficient so tap into yourself once in a while.

Hello, I wanted to ask how I could rewrite/refocus a plot? I wrote down the whole plot for my story, it’s about forbidden love (human×non-human) but I realized that I lost focus from the couple and made the story much bigger with a big fight and lots of dead ppl. But since I didn’t planned to make it a big thing or having a meaningful message I feel that the dead ppl and the end where the couple flees to live safely together is not … fitting? Can’t live up to the readers expectations?

writingquestionsanswered: How to Refocus a Plot The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of story you want this to be. Is it a romance? Is it something else with a strong romantic subplot? Is it something… Read moreHello, I wanted to ask how I could rewrite/refocus a plot? I wrote down the whole plot for my story, it’s about forbidden love (human×non-human) but I realized that I lost focus from the couple and made the story much bigger with a big fight and lots of dead ppl. But since I didn’t planned to make it a big thing or having a meaningful message I feel that the dead ppl and the end where the couple flees to live safely together is not … fitting? Can’t live up to the readers expectations?

How to be a Better Writeblr (Pt. 1) | Installing a Page for Your Stuff

cogesque: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Writeblr is all about sharing writing. The vast majority of us have projects that we’re working on that are near and dear to our hearts, and we want to share them… Read moreHow to be a Better Writeblr (Pt. 1) | Installing a Page for Your Stuff