youraverageleo asked: Hello! I’m making a blog where artists and authors can find others to work with. If you need someone to collaborate with, draw your characters, or write a plot out for you, this is the place to go. If you could go to the url artistsandauthors and reblog the latest post, or post this ask to get the word out, that’d be great! It’s fine if you don’t, though. Have a nice day...
If you make your character left handed...
Some everyday things you can include in your writing to make your character more beliveable: • most knives and scissors have the edge on the opposite side. We use ‘blunt’ or customized blades most of the time. May sound as a little thing, but really annoying. This also goes for swords, bows and some other weapons. • Left handed people need left handed music instruments...
Anonymous asked: Do you think it's a bad thing to stick with one style of writing if that's what you're comfortable and confident with?
Anonymous asked: I'm working on a story that is mostly set in a Industrial/Steampunk area, and I was wondering if you could give any tips on how to describe the areas and/or characters.
Anonymous asked: K, I'm curious.. I LOVE your character playlist! And it got me curious, what genre of story is the playlist for?
Anonymous asked: You are honestly the best group of mods I've ever seen.
I have returned from my trip to the doctor’s, and after a bunch of different tests and questions and lord knows what else, I don’t have cancer! Tests were negative! I just have some really strange viruses that simulate what they thought could be cancer. Thankthefuckinglord. But a serious thank you to all of your guys for your support and wishes. You guys are the shit, and now that I...
I’m going to sleep now. But I’m also going to link you to a RPG that’s taking applications right now (which is part of why I made that third person post earlier… I’m still struggling with my app). Click here for awesome RPG Night! -H
Anonymous asked: Prayers for Admin K, whatever the results I'll be rooting for you <3
I’m going to the doctor’s now to see if I have a type of cancer. I’m kind of really worried about this, so wish me luck guys! I’ll be back later today with [hopefully] good news. -K I love you, K. So glad you became part of the team. <3 <3 <3 Just felt like letting you know… again. -H
lesbiandog asked: Hi! I was wondering if you had tips for anyone roleplaying demons (more specifically if any of you have seen the show, Supernatural's demons!) :^) thank you
Anonymous asked: To the last anon, maybe it helps some of us to know that even some of the more experienced writers suffer blocks.
Favorite Classic Books
Anonymous asked: I once read a great book that opened my eyes to the artistic possibilities of tense and perspective changes called The Fox Woman. It was a based on a Japanese folktale about a fox who transforms into a woman to steal the love of a married man; most of the book is told in past tense from the fox's POV as she recounts her story, but we're also given glimpses into the married human...
Anonymous asked: Which is more appropriate y'all or ya'll? I've always used it as y'all but you spell it as ya'll.
May I say something?
We LOVE interacting with you guys and answering your questions. We LOVE having these opportunities to help you whether it be through tiny chat, the inbox, or Skype. We LOVE not having to be robots with y’all. We LOVE AND APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU and you guys have no idea. For us, this has become a HUGE part of our lives. We plan things around it; we’re constantly thinking...
Anonymous asked: I think it's great that this blog helps with writing and stuff, but I don't necessarily want to hear mods complaining or expressing they have writers block about homework or writing that they're working on. I think those kinds of posts belong on personal blogs. Or maybe you could tag them so I don't have to see them.
Why is writing in third person so hard?
Sigh…. :( -H P.S. I had hoped that this would spark discussion. We like to learn about you guys, too. ;)
Anonymous asked: I actually came here looking for a book that I want to by for my friend, but now I realize that this is the perfect place to ask about something that has been bothering me for quite a while: Why do so many people write that they have to go to 'hospital', and not to 'a hospital' or 'the hospital'. I have also seen that someone is now in hospital. The lack of article...
Anonymous asked: I have a question. Do you have tips on scene writing? Or rather, do you have any tips on how to pace your story with character developing scenes and not make it seem contrived?
Anonymous asked: For the vocab anon: I honestly think the best way to get a better vocabulary is just reading widely. The problem that often comes up with using a thesaurus is that it can be really easy to see that the writer's just picked the word right out of a thesaurus and stuck it in there, and it makes an entire sentence a lot more jarring (cf: all of stephenie Meyers' writing). Just my thoughts!...
Upcoming Schedule and Changes?
This is a little information on our upcoming schedule here at The Writers’ Helpers. First off, the TWH Competition [which you can learn about under the /twh+competition tag!] will be ending on May 26th. We’ll announce exactly when the submissions are closed for the contest. Then, we’ll be reading through the contest entries throughout the week, and we should have our winners...
Anonymous asked: For the Purple prose anon: I recommend you to read some of Carlos Ruiz Zafon novels, he tends to write really beautiful elaborate and vivid descriptions without them being boring or heavy. I'm not sure if the english translation kills this or not.
Anonymous asked: I'm currently writing a novel in present tense 3rd person omniscient, and it's much more difficult than I planned, but at the same time I feel like it opens up more options for me to delve into the psyches of multiple characters. However, do you think it's okay that I "get into the head" of one character more often or more deeply than others, or is it a must that I devote...
Anonymous asked: Might I ask who Taylor is? I love the advice you're giving! I'm just curious: are you a new mod?
Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips for writing rich detail and making a story seem vivid without resorting to purple prose?
I really need help expanding my vocabulary. I have tendency to repeat words very often. Can you help? Well, there’s always just opening dictionaries and thesauruses, but that’s really ineffectual when you want words that you’ll use (and actually remember!). So! I suggest you check out stuff like the word-of-the-day on dictionary.com, they usually have some interesting and...
Creating a fictional language
I asked this before, but I think it was when the questions got deleted. I wanted to know how would I go about creating a new language for my fictional story? There’s a lot of advice on world-building when I searched but not much creating a new language. This can be a tricky one. You could go completely gung-ho and buy a book or read a lot on the subject, and then spend time meticulously...
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to...– The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (via alt236)
infested waters: Flashbacks with multiple POVs →
keyboardsmashwriters: drowningchimes asked you: How effective is the use of flashbacks? And I also shift point of views but set in first person, do you think it’s effective too? Well! Let’s tackle your first question. Flashbacks are a literary tool that elaborates upon the stuff…
This sounds like a great rpg to participate in.... →
Anonymous asked: On plot vs. characters: I'd say it depends on the type of the story. Some stories rely heavily on plot while the characters and their psychology isn't explored too deeply (Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit): Their interactions and past may have an important part in the plot, though. Some focus almost solely on characters and their interactions with each other (Zen and Motorcycle Maintenance)....
yeahwriters: Arcanewriter is a new blog designed to motivate inexperienced writers to do what they love most: write! This blog was created to give advice to those who struggle with writing and at the same time help improve their writing skills. Once we get more followers, arcanewriter will begin to hold contests where people submit their work and the winner will get their work published on our...
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An additional blog on Asian culture is Non-Western Historical Fashion, and they’ve given me some of the best visual resources for particular regions and time periods that I struggled to find elsewhere! — KSW
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