Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch. Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden (The Orphan’s Tales)

fairy-fables: The witch was blessed by a silent wolf. The shepherdess gave their life, and suddenly the moon went out. Writing prompt!

fairy-fables: The witch was blessed by a silent wolf. The shepherdess gave their life, and suddenly the moon went out. Writing prompt!

No, it was not common “back in the day” for 13 year old girls to already have children.

fandomsandfeminism: So I posted about this in a reply the other day, but I think it deserves it’s own post too. You see this reasoning a lot: that huge age gaps in fantasy fiction or historical fiction or whatever were… Read moreNo, it was not common “back in the day” for 13 year old girls to already have children.

No, it was not common “back in the day” for 13 year old girls to already have children.

fandomsandfeminism: So I posted about this in a reply the other day, but I think it deserves it’s own post too. You see this reasoning a lot: that huge age gaps in fantasy fiction or historical fiction or whatever were… Read moreNo, it was not common “back in the day” for 13 year old girls to already have children.

Do you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear :)

Okay, so, I’m answering this as part of my initiative to actually answer the hundred-million asks I have in my inbox. And no, your questions made perfect sense! 🙂 This is certainly far past when you would have figured it… Read moreDo you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear 🙂

Do you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear :)

Okay, so, I’m answering this as part of my initiative to actually answer the hundred-million asks I have in my inbox. And no, your questions made perfect sense! 🙂 This is certainly far past when you would have figured it… Read moreDo you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear 🙂

Library Gothic

writeinspiration: blackwidowry: “Do you have that book?” a patron asks. You reply, “I’m sorry, could you be more specific?” “The book,” is the only answer you get. This happens with three more patrons today. “I’m sorry,” you say to them… Read moreLibrary Gothic

Library Gothic

writeinspiration: blackwidowry: “Do you have that book?” a patron asks. You reply, “I’m sorry, could you be more specific?” “The book,” is the only answer you get. This happens with three more patrons today. “I’m sorry,” you say to them… Read moreLibrary Gothic

inkwings: Michele Massagli I believe this character needs a story written about her.

inkwings: Michele Massagli I believe this character needs a story written about her.

ancwritingresources: Resource: Writing a Character with Magical Powers So you want to write a magical character, but you can’t decide on a power, or you’re not sure of the “laws of magic” and how they apply to your specific story…. Read more

ancwritingresources: Resource: Writing a Character with Magical Powers So you want to write a magical character, but you can’t decide on a power, or you’re not sure of the “laws of magic” and how they apply to your specific story…. Read more