COLOR PALETTE MASTERPOST by forbiddenforest
So today I felt like sharing some useful websites that provide pre-made color palettes (left side), as well as sites that allow you to create custom ones (right side). They can be used for graphic design, themes, art, interior design,
or just something pretty to look at.
Adobe Kubler (Explore)
Adobe Kubler (Create)
Color Palette Generator (paste the URL of an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)
Color Hunter (upload an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)
I hope you find this useful (and please like or reblog if you did)! Enjoy :)
OH MY GOD I JUST USED A BUNCH OF THESE TODAY WHAT THE——?!
I miss you whenever I can’t get to spend time with you, and I cannot tell you enough times how much I love having you in my life.
So please stay with me :)
I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!
Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to set a ten minute timer for each prompt.
Wridea: I really like this site because you can write down simple ideas that you can organize later and put into a bigger project. You can share these ideas or the site will help you randomly match ideas. It’s great for brainstorming and building a fully formed outline.
List of Unusual Words — Here’s a site you can browse through that gives you a list of unusual words for every letting in the alphabet. If you’re looking to switch up your vocab, or looking to develop a way a character speaks, this is a good reference.
Picometer — Here’s a writing progress meter that can be embedded on your site or blog. There’s also the Writertopia meter that shows word count/current mood.
Cut Up Machine: This website takes whatever words you typed or pasted into the box and rearranges your sentences. It’s not practical for writing a novel, but it might help with poetry OR coming up with ideas. Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.
Orion’s Arm: This is a great website to use if you want to research worldbuilding or if you have science questions. There are tons of resources you can use.
Word Frequency Counter: If you’re finding that you’re using the same words over and over again, this website should help. You’ll be able to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. This should help you switch up the words you’re using and understand where the problem might be.
Phrase Frequency Counter: This is same site explained above, but it counts the phrases you’re using.
My Writing Nook: This allows you to write or jot down ideas wherever you are. You don’t need to have your laptop in order to access it, so it might help you during this time. You can write as long as you have your phone.
Writer: The Internet Typewriter - This site lets you write, save, share, and/or convert your writing online. I tried it out and it’s pretty cool. It saves for you and is a great way to brainstorm or plan out some ideas.
The Forge - The Forge is a fantasy, creature, spell, and location name generator. It’s awesome.
One Word: This site gives you one word to write about for 60 seconds. This should help you get started with your own writing and will work as a writing prompt to get you warmed up. It’s a great way to get yourself motivated.
Confusing Words: On this site you can search through confusing words that often stump many writers. It’s not a huge reference, but it should help you with some writing/grammar issues.
Cliché Finder: This site allows you to enter parts of your writing and it will search for clichés. If you find that you’re using the same phrases over and over again, this will help a lot. I haven’t messed around with it too much, but it looks useful.
Hand Written Fonts: If you’re looking for great hand written fonts, this is a great reference. All of them are pretty awesome.
Tip of My Tongue — you know when you’re trying to think of a specific word, but you just can’t remember what it is? This site will help you narrow down your thoughts and find that word you’ve been looking for. It can be extremely frustrating when you have to stop writing because you get a stuck on a word, so this should help cut that down.
Jane Austen Books & Films
- Emma audiobook
- Juvenilia - Volume I audiobook
- Juvenilia - Volume II
- Juvenilia - Volume III
- Lady Susan audiobook
- Mansfield Park audiobook
- Northanger Abbey audiobook
- Persuasion audiobook
- Pride and Prejudice audiobook
- Sense and Sensibility audiobook
Other Related Books:
- A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
- Austen Takes the South Series by Mary Jane Hathaway
- Behind Jane Austen’s Door by Jennifer Forest
- Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
- Emma and the Werewolves by Adam Rann/Jane Austen
- Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah Jane Downing
- I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison
- Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
- Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald
- Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners by Josephine Ross
- Jane Austen Made Me Do It - edited by Laurel Ann Nattress
- Jane Austen Mystery series by Stephanie Barron
- Jane Austen the Reader: The Artist as Critic by Olivia Murphy
- Matters of Fact in Jane Austen by Janine Barchas
- My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones
- The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor
- The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret C. Sullivan
- The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
- The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen by Lindsay Ashford
- The Real Jane Austen by Paula Byrne
- Emma - 1972
- Emma - 1996 - US
- Emma - 1996 - UK
- Mansfield Park - 1983
- Mansfield Park - 1999
- Mansfield Park - 2007
- Northanger Abbey - 1986
- Northanger Abbey - 2007
- Persuasion - 1995
- Persuasion - 2007
- Pride and Prejudice - 1940
- Pride and Prejudice - 1980
- Pride and Prejudice - 1995
- Pride and Prejudice - 2005
- Sense and Sensibility - 1971
- Sense and Sensibility - 1981 - no episode 1
- Sense and Sensibility - 1995
- Sense and Sensibility - 2008 Part 2 Part 3
Other Related Films:
- Austenland - 2013
- Becoming Jane - 2007
- Bride & Prejudice - 2004
- Bridget Jones’s Diary - 2001
- Clueless - 1995
- Emma Approved - 2013-present
- Jane Austen Book Club - 2007
- Lost in Austen - 2008
- Miss Austen Regrets - 2008
- Pride and Prejudice - 2003
- The Lizzie Bennett Diaries - 2012-2013
- Welcome to Sandition- 2013
It’s the scariest thing to realise how much someone means to you, and it’s even more terrifying when you think of life without them.
I can’t imagine not getting to spend time with you everyday once these two short years of school are over, and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be the same if you’re not in my life.
(I hope we’ll still be together a few years down the road…)
- Lang-8 (Journal in another language, be corrected by native speakers. Do the same for others by correcting them.)
- Polyglot Link
- FSI Language
- BBC Languages
- I Kinda Like Languages
- GLOSS (Foreign Language Institute)
- My Language Exchange
- So You Want to Learn a Language
- Mango Languages
- Learning with Texts
- South Asian Linguistics
- F*ckyeahsouthasia #Language
- Open Culture: Free Language Lessons (another masterlist)Reddit Threads:
SRS (Spaced Repetition flashcards):
- Memrise (Iphone/pad app available)
- Anki (droid/i-app avail)
- Skritter (Paid: Japanese/Chinese; i-app avail.)
Chinese (Mostly/All Mandarin):
- Chinese Grammar Wiki
- Fluent Flix
- Chinese Hacks
- Social Mandarin
- Hao Hao Report
- Hacking Chinese
- Reddit Resource List
- Why Chinese is so damn hard
- sugoideas, Taiwanese dramas
- Baidu radio, PRC radio stations
- Mac TV, Taiwan TV
- 中文字譜, site for making mnemonics
- Reviewing the Hanzi
- Perapera Chinese Firefox add on
- Better Chinese (Paid)
- China Sprout online retail
- Chinese Grammar (eh, looks dull)
- More Manhua
- Chinese Rage Comics
- English Slang in Chinese
- Sentence Structure / Particles / Modals
- Pleco for iPhone
- Chinese with Serge (he’s pretty clear)
- Review the Hanzi forum thread
- Nciku (search characters by drawing them)
- QQ international version / Weibo (Chinese “twitter”) / renren
- Apps: Mindsnacks Mandarin ($5, personal recommendation), Manhua Reader App, Pleco, Word Tracer Learn Chinese, Chinese with Pengyou Pal
- Books I own: (Far East) Illustrated 300 Chinese Character Dictionary, Reading and Writing Chinese (Tuttle), Chinese Link (favorite textbook so far), Integrated Chinese (Not as good as Chinese Link imho. Less organized/structured in a good format), Basic Spoken Chinese (Tuttle), Schaum’s Chinese GrammarGujarati:Hindi:
Indonesian - Bhasa Indonesian:
- Hangul Type Attack
- Seemile (Also learn Chinese)
- Talk to Me in Korean
- My Korean 1 & 2
- Busy Atom
- Korean Wiki - Hangul
- Grammar Dictionary
- Radio Korea
- Songang Korean Program
- Hulu Kdramas
- Airang “I Love Korean”
- Seoul National University Korean Crash Course
- Apps: Korean Letters Lite App (Free/Paid available), Korean Study Buddy App, Learn Sounds of Korean App (currently free)
- Korean Champ
- Korean Class 101
- Hangukdrama and Korean
- Learn Korean
- Resource List (Also Japanese)
- Books: Integrated Korean (Common textbook, friends used/liked it for class), Learn Korean for Beginner’s (Tuttle), Basic Korean: A Grammar and Workbook.
- All Japanese All the Time (AJATT method; perhaps worth a read for other languages)
- So You Want to Learn Japanese…
- Perapera Firefox add on
- Reviewing the Kanji
- Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese / The app
- Beginner’s Guide
- Kanji Damage
- Tofugu / Textfugu (Some-Paid)
- Rikaichan FF/Chrome
- Lingualift (Paid)
- I Know! (Paid)
- Nihon Shock ($25)
- Tagorin Dictionary
- Read the Kanji
- Nihongo Dekimasu
- Before Breakfast
- Kotodama Typing Game
- Real Kana
- The Japanese Page
- All Kana Aesop’s Fables (Practice translating)
- Manga RAWs
- Apps: Kana iphone/ipad app (all Japanese game), Ninja worlds (free/paid $3 app), Human Japanese (Free/$10)
- How to Read Manga/Watch anime (and understand) in 2 years
- Pastebin Reddit Resources
- Pera Pera Penguin
- Nihongo e na
- Jbox Study items
- Other Books: Remembering the KanjiMalay:
- Learn Thai
- Learning Thai
- TV Method Thai (Immersion oral learning)
- Learning Thai
- Women Learn Thai
— Check the detailed Resources Page.So You Want to Learn… List:
- Ainu, Arabic, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Balinese, Bengali, Burmese (Myanmar), Cantonese (Yue), Cebuano, Fuzhou (Foochow), Gujarati, Hakka, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese (Basa Jawa/Jawi), Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Malay (Melayu), Malayalam. Mandarin (Chinese), Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oriya, Pashto, Persian (Farsi, Dari, Tajik/Tajiki), Punjabi (Panjabi), Shanghainese (Wu), Sindhi, Sinhala (Singhalese), Tagalog (Filipino, Pilipino)
Taiwanese (Minnan, Southern Min, Hokkien), Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur (Uighur), Uzbek, Vietnamese
- Tumblr tags: #learning _________
- Can I become Fluent in ______ in ______ months/weeks/days?
No. You can’t.
- Can I learn Japanese from just watching Anime/Korean from Kpop/Chinese from Wuxia films?
Not on your life. Do you only speak the english you know from Spongebob? N’SYNC? The 300? Didn’t think so.
- What about Rosetta Stone?
For $180-$399 dollars? Are you insane? The program is built to teach you the Romantic languages. If you buy Rosetta stone for $400, and pass up every free resource on this list, I doubt your desire to actually learn anything. Don’t do it to yourself. That is a lot of money you probably won’t get back.
- But I heard that Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Arabic/etc is really difficult:
Well if over a billion Chinese people can speak Chinese, why can’t you? No really, don’t let something like this bother you. No, this is not the ease of moving from a English to a Romance language or German, but hey, if you wanted to learn German (and all those ridiculous cases) you’d be doing that.
- But what about ______?
I have knowledge on resources mostly limited to JPN/CHI/KOR classes. This is a participatory list, which I am more than grateful to take submissions for.I repost this every two weeks whether I need to or not. It too good not to and the original compiler deserves that much respect.
1. Inspiration comes once every other week, give or take a few months. Don’t wait for it. Just write.
2. The best way to write a strong female character has nothing to do with giving her a sword.
3. If writing is easy, you’re probably doing it wrong.
4. Or you’re just a genius. Whichever.
5. Just please make your plot’s climax more interesting than whatever happened in Twilight: Breaking Dawn.
6. Never, I repeat, never kill the dog/owl/horse/lovable pet.
7. Listening to music or eating helps distract from how awful the first draft is.
8. But it doesn’t even matter if the first draft is bad. It’s supposed to be bad. So you really just get to eat for the sake of eating—Score!
9. Sometimes, less is more with the adjectives, adverbs, and vampire romances.
10. Spellcheck is there for a reason.
11. If your character’s “heart skips a beat” more than three times in the book, take him/her to a doctor immediately. This could be life threatening.
12. Not all fantasy stories need to include elves and dwarves.
13. If you’re stuck with Writer’s Block, make use of the time by scripting out your appearance on the Ellen Show for when you become a super successful novelist.
14. Read a lot, unless the book you’re reading is stupid.
15. If a character is in the novel, he/she should have a purpose for being there. If you can replace him with a sack of flour, get rid of him.
16. Main Character should like Love Interest for a better reason than, “Yeah lol she’s hot.”
17. If readers wanted long, overly dense, nonsensical sentences, they’d pick up a chemistry textbook.
18. Borrow ideas from other writers. You can return them later.
19. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, make sure to get your sleep! It’s important to keeping your brain healthy.
20. Ha, yeah, I’d ignore #19 too.
21. Listen to critiques with an open mind, and know where to get them from. Your mother is 99.9% always going to say she loves your book. Good for confidence, but not much else.
22. Still, if someone takes a huge steaming dump on your manuscript, you might want to consider getting critiques elsewhere.
23. Comparing yourself to other writers is basically taking a baseball bat to your creativity.
24. A plot twist without any previous foreshadowing isn’t a plot twist. It’s a deus ex machina.
25. Writing while in pajamas is good for the soul.
26. If you want a break from writing, you could always play the Twilight drinking game: take a shot every time Bella blushes.
27. Just kidding, don’t do that. You won’t be able to write if you’re drunk.
28. But seriously though, #26 was sarcasm. Don’t do it.
29. Instead, try having the narrator in your head speak with Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice when you’re writing. It’s pretty interesting.
30. Striving for perfection is a waste of time.
31. You know you’re writing a really good argument scene if you can’t figure out who you agree with.
32. If your plot’s reached a dead end, try killing off your favorite character. Unless his name is Fred Weasley.
33. Exclamation marks get annoying after a while!!!!!!!!
34. Set goals! Try finishing your manuscript before January 19th. That way, when Sherlock comes back out, you can join in the fandom’s revelries without feeling too guilty.
35. There’s a whole universe waiting if we can just tear our eyes from that cliche.
36. Writing is hard, yes, but it should never feel like a chore.
37. Make your villains heroic.
38. If your villain’s reason for being evil is, “Because EVIL,” then he’s not a villain. He’s just the bad guy with the funny accent in children’s cartoons.
39. If you’re ever feeling a crippling sense of self doubt, go back and read whatever your wrote three years ago. It’ll be a great laugh.
40. Just for once, finish what you started.
Happy writing, everyone!
America, do you have a phobia of philosophers or something? Because apparently the movie The Philosophers was renamed After the Dark for release in the US.
On the whole, the movie was adequately thought-provoking, though the ethereal locations, cinematography and soundtrack probably allowed the hypothetical looming apocalypses become a lot less stressful than it would otherwise be. The debate about the worth of a person, and the ways people can choose to face doom and how to rebuild a civilisation from the ashes is very interesting.
I would have liked the script to touch a bit more on who these students/people left to populate the earth are as human beings. I feel like we know hardly any of them, and Petra and James who we apparently spend most time with, both basically boil down to “sweet and cute”. I feel like, this script can’t realise that skills can be learnt, and human, if nothing, is capable of adapting. Yes, it’s nice to have people with the skills already, but if you’re going to left with an empty earth after an atomic apocalypse, your skills in today’s modern world will be pretty much dust IMO. In that situation, what matters is who the people left are. Are they going to be those capable of rebuilding a stable world, or are they going to turn the world into a post-apocalyptic dystopia a la Hunger Games/every other AU novel around right now? It touches this point, but doesn’t give it.
But let’s talking the ending. The movie, up until the end, was good. Not brilliant, but reasonably praise-worthy. And then we get the ending with the affair between Petra and the teacher. For me, the entire premise of the movie falls apart with the last 10 minutes, when it became clear the teacher didn’t give a rat’s ass about the thought-experiment, and did everything in his power to manipulate the discussion to very pettily punish Petra and James.
(I don’t believe he would ever really fail Petra the class, since if it’s the last day of school, even if he could change her grade, I’d like him to explain to the rest of faculty how she went from an A+ to an F in one day. And if they’re at an international school, chances are they’d be doing some international curriculum which would have been externally assessed and completed by that time so I doubt her university place was that threatened. I’m slightly disappointed they’re not doing the International Baccalaureate because the IB does have a compulsory course called Theory of Knowledge, where, among other things, you do discuss questions like whether you should kill one person to save five. But probably questions of legality came up. And I digress.)
They totally could have left out the back-story with Petra and the teacher, and still keep in his manipulations. In many ways, that would suit the “philosophical” edge the movie much better. I’m all for the teacher – consciously or otherwise – playing the wildcard devil (not even devil’s advocate) in this situation, and deliberately throwing a wrench in the wheel. Because for all that we can sit and theorise about whether it is ethical/altruism to throw one person before a train to save five, in a real crisis, it’s rarely even that neat. Even when you have to eliminate 10 people to save another 10 people, even if your only goal was cold survival, there could still be people like the persona the teacher was playing throughout the whole movie. A complete arsehole who is a necessary evil, or one you just can’t get rid of.
I have to say though, the very end with the teacher killing himself (at least that’s what I got from those last few scenes) was just…weird. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to do for the rest of the story. All throughout, it’s obvious he was obsessed with survival for the sake of it, and guns and death, but…what on earth just happened? I’m convinced he either has some terminal illness which is why he keeps clinging to the idea of survival, and somehow Petra is a metaphorical representation of that, being youthful and alive and having a whole bright future in front of her, or that he has some serious mental illness. If the latter, it came even more out of the blue than the affair and is even more baffling. Because it was never hinted upon in the whole movie, the existence of it in the end did nothing to rest of the movie, it was just…there. Or am I missing some really obvious point?
I get quite a few questions about where I find my stock images that are used in live previews so here’s a list of my favourite (all can be found on the resources page). Most of these are free to use on personal and commercial projects but double check the licenses before use.
So, this is a masterpost with references and links I found myself AND from other usefull masterposts on writing. I will add credit to the people whose masterposts I took from, so people will know their hard work (because it fucking is). So, this is liveanotherslifes combined writing masterpost anno 2014. :D (that took 5 hours to make so you better reblog)
Feel free to add anything, and message me if you see any mistakes or broken links.
- Writing a bitchy character (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
- Writing a cocky character (1,2,3,4)
Writing a emotionally character (1,2)
- How to play a hippie
- Playing the quiet character.
- How to play the stalker.
- Writing distant, indifferent characters.
- How to write a character who stutters.
- Writing a character who is sassy.
- A guide to playing a southern character.
- Portraying characters with crushes.
- How to portray a teen mom.
- How to play a character who is mean.
- Playing an efficient male character.
- Portraying the asshole.
- Playing a character who suffers from shyness.
- Writing a happy character.
- Writing a leader.
- Tips on writing the pregnant female.
- How to write a bad ass character.
- How to write a worry wart.
- Portraying a character with diabetes.
- How to play a prankster.
- Playing a character who has been adopted.
- Portraying a vampire.
- How to play a serial killer.
- Writing a tomboy.
- How to play a bitchy/vicious character.
- Playing a pregnant woman.
- Playing the burn-out.
- Writing a “nice” character.
- How to play a gentleman.
- How to play a shy/introvert character.
- How to play a naive character.
- How to write pirates.
- How to play a character who isn’t ready for sex.
- How to play the geek.
- Playing the manipulative character.
- Playing a rebellious character.
- Playing the bullies.
- Playing a promiscuous male.
- How to portray a bubbly character.
- How to portray a power driven character.
- How to portray the shy character.
- Portraying a hippie.
- Portraying characters who have secrets.
- How to play someone creepy.
- Portraying a foreigner.
- Portraying an emotionally detatched character.
- How to play a strong, female character.
- Playing angry characters.
- Playing a character who is smarter than you.
- How to portray a dominant character.
- Playing a character who is faking a disorder.
- Playing a prisoner.
- Playing the opposite sex.
- Portraying the “dumb” character.
- Writing a closeted character.
- Playing a werewolf.
- Portraying a character who is British.
- Playing a Brit.
- Playing heroes.
- Portraying a witty character.
- How to play an INTJ.
- How to play a vampire.
- How to play a character who is manipulative.
- Portraying the natural born leader.
- Portraying the character who is flirtatious.
- Writing a nice character.
- Old Persons
- Introducing Characters
- Characters You Need to Reinvent
- Making Characters Likeable
- Heros and Villains
- 100 Positive Traits
- Conflicts and Characters
- Portraying the drug dealer.
- How to play a swimmer.
- Portraying a ballerina.
- the 12 archetypes
- Writing A Vampire
- Writing Characters on the Police Force
- Writing A Manipulative Character
- Writing A Friends With Benefits Relationship
- Writing A Natural Born Leader
- Writing A Flirtatious Character
- Writing A Nice Character
- Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Villains
- Five Traits to Contribute to an Epic Villain
- Writing Villains that Rock
- Writing British Characters
- How To Write A Character With A Baby
- On Assassin Characters
- 123 Character Flaws
- Character Trait Cheat Sheet
- List of Personality Traits
- Character Virtues And Vices
JOBS/HOBBIES FOR YOUR CHARACTER
- Ballet Dancer (2)
- LOCATIONS / TIME PERIODS / WORLDBUILDING
- The South (2)
Info about the 50s/60s/70s
- Magical Word Builder’s Guide
- World Building 101
- The Art of Description: Eight Tips to Help Bring Your Settings to Life
- Creating the Perfect Setting - Part 1
- Names for fictional worlds
- Fictional languages
- Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds
- Creating a Believable World
- Character and Setting Interactions
- Maps Workshop - Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping
- World Builders Project
- How To Create Fantasy Worlds
- Sexual Abuse
- How to play a sexual assault victim.
- Portraying sexually/emotionally abused characters.
- How to play a victim of rape.
- Domestic Abuse
- Writing a character who lost someone important.
- Loosing Someone
- Writing a character who lost someone important in their life
- Writing Female Characters
How Not to Write Female Character
- How to write empowering female characters
- Why I write strong female characters
- Red Flags for Female Characters Written by Men
- Writing strong female characters
- The Female Character Flowchart
- Eight Heroine Archetypes
Eight Hero Archetypes
Portraying a trans characters
Playing the opposite sex
How to write female characters
- AVEN- this site is run by and for asexuals, and is very educating.
- How to die horrible deaths (2) (3)
- Likely way you will die
- Overdose Basics
- Drug overdose
- Famous people who died from drug-related incidents
HOW TO WRITE SUMMARIES:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT / CHARACTERIZATION
- Character Development Exercises
- 101 Character Development Questions
- Art of Character Development
- character development sheet
- characterization tips
- 10 days of Character Building
- Name Playground
- Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test
- Seven Common Character Types
- Handling a Cast of Thousands Part 1 - Getting To Know Your Characters
- Web Resources for Developing Characters
- Building Fictional Characters
- Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
- Character Building Workshop
- Tips for Characterization
- Character Chart for Fiction Writers
- Villains are people too but…
- How to Write a Character Bible
- Character Development Exercises
- All Your Characters Talk the Same - And They’re Not A Hivemind!
- Medieval Names Archive
- Sympathy Without Saintliness
- Family Echo (Family Tree Maker)
- Behind The Name
- 100 Character Development Questions for Writers
- Aether’s Character Development Worksheet
- The 12 Common Archetypes
- Six Types of Courageous Characters
- Kazza’s List of Character Secrets - Part 1, Part 2
- Creating Believable Characters With Personality
- Body Language Cheat Sheet
- Creating Fictional Characters Series
- Three Ways to Avoid Lazy Character Description
- 7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters
- Character Development Questionnaire
- How to Create Fictional Characters
- Character Name Resources
- Character Development Template
- Character Development Through Hobbies
- Character Flaws List
- 10 Questions for Creating Believable Characters
- Ari’s Archetype Series
- How to Craft Compelling Characters
- List of 200 Character Traits
- Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex
- Making Your Characters Likable
- Do you really know your characters?
- Character Development: Virtues
- Character Development: Vices
- Character Morality Alignment
- List of Negative Personality Traits
- List of Positive Personality Traits
- List of Emotions - Positive
- List of Emotions - Negative
- Loon’s Character Development Series - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
- Phobia List A-L (Part 1), M-Z (Part 2)
- 30 Day In Depth Character Development Meme
- Words for Emotions based on Severity
- Eight Bad Characters
- High Level Description of the Sixteen Personality Types
- MBTI Personality Test
- MBTI Personality Descriptions
- Underused Personalities
- 7 Rules For Picking Names
- Top 8 Tips for Writing Dialogue
- Speaking of Dialogue
- The Great Said Debate
- He Said, She Said, Who Said What?
- How to Write Dialogue Unique to Your Characters
- Writing Dialogue: Go for Realistic, Not Real-Life
- Dialogue tips
- It’s Not What They Say…
PLOT / STRUCTURE / OUTLINING / CONFLICT
- Writing A Novel Using the Snowflake Method
- Effectively Outlining Your Novel
- Conflict and Character Within Story Structure
- Outlining Your Plot
- Ideas, Plots and Using the Premise Sheets
- How To Write A Novel
- Creating Conflict and Sustaining Suspense
- Plunge Right In…Into Your Story, That Is
- Tips for Creating a Compelling Plot
- 36 (plus one) Dramatic Situations
- The Evil Overlord Devises A Plot: Excerpt from Stupid Plot Tricks
- Conflict Test
- What is Conflict?
- The Hero’s Journey: Summary of Steps
- Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes
- Plotting Without Fears
- Novel Outlining 101
- Writing The Perfect Scene
- One-Page Plotting
- The Great Swampy Middle
- How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
- Create A Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps
- How to Organize and Develop Ideas for Your Novel
- Create Structure in your novel using index cards
- Choosing the best outline method for you
- Hatch’s Plot Bank
- Name generator 1
- Name generator 2
- Meanings of any names
- Popular baby names
- Upper class names
- Common last names
- Fancy last names
- Aristocratic/royal names
- Random name generator
- Random place name generator
- List of latin words
- English to latin translator
- English to greek translat
- Greek mythology database
- The culture of ancient rome
- List of legendary creatures
- Fantasy name generator
- Names that have specific meanings
- Surname master post
- Fight Scenes (2, 3, 4)
- Words to use while writing combat
- What not to do while you’re character’s fighting
DISEASES / DISORDERS / ILLNESSES / ADDICTION
- Playing a character with an eating disorder.
- Playing a character with ADHD.
- Portraying a character who is anti-social.
- Writing characters with anxiety.
- How to portray someone with dyslexia.
- How to portray a character with bipolar disorder.
- Portraying a character with severe depression.
- How to portray a character who has asthma.
- Mental Illness in Writing
- How to play a blind character.
- Writing a compulsive gambler
- Portraying a character who has PTSD.
- Playing a character who stutters.
- Portraying characters with Aspergers Syndrome.
- How to play a depressed character who selfharms.
- How to portray a sociopath
- How to play a mentally ill/insane character.
- Writing a character who self-harms.
- Writing a character who suffers from night terrors.
- Writing a character with paranoid personality disorder.
- Portraying the shopaholic.
- Portraying a mute character.
- Portraying a kleptomaniac.
- Writing a character with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
- Writing a character with depression.
- Writing a character with schizophrenia.
- Playing a fe/male character.
- Writing a character with Nymphomania.
- How to write a character with HPD.
- Portraying a character with diabetes.
- Playing a character who struggles with Bulimia.
- Portraying a character with borderline personality disorder.
- Playing a character with Orthorexia Nervosa.
- Writing insane characters.
- Playing a pyromaniac.
- Playing characters with memory loss.
- How to write a character who smokes.
- How to write characters with PTSD.
- Playing and writing autistic characters.
- Playing a character with cancer.
- Playing a character under the influence of drugs.
- How to RP a blind character.
- How to play a character with social anxiety.
- How to write a mute character.1
- Types of Mental Illnesses
ADDICTIONS / INFLUENCED CHARACTERS
- Writing a character who is high on amphetamines.
- How to portray a character high on cocaine.
- Tips on writing a drug addict.
- Writing insane characters.
- Writing a character with an addiction to sex.
- Portraying a recovering alcoholic.
- Writing a character who is drunk.
- How to portray a character high on cocaine.
- Writing a character who is high on amphetamines.
- Playing a character under the influence of marijuana.
- Writing a character with a hangover
- Writing a character who is drunk
- Writing Drunk Characters
- Describing Clothing
- How to Describe the Body Shape of Female Characters
- Character Apperance Help
- Words to Describe Voice
- helpful descriptive words
- Weather Example
POINT OF VIEW
ACTUALLY WRITING / GRAMMAR / REVISION
- Editing Recipe
- Cliche Finder
- Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
- Writing 101: Revising A Novel
- 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes
- Synonyms for the Most Commonly Used Words of the English Language
- Grammar Urban Legends
- 234 synonyms for ‘said’
- How To Rewrite
- Placement of Speech Tags
- Grammar and Spelling
- Grammar Slammer!
- American vs. British Grammar
- Grammar Girl
- Punctuating Dialogue
- How to Use the Semicolon
- Introduction to the Basic Rules of Punctuation
- Comma 101
- All About Dialouge
- 11 Grammar Tips
- Comma Usage
- Correct Use of Apostrophe
- Transition Words
- 40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation
- Better Writing: Grammar & Spelling
- Semicolons and Colons
- Underlining and Italicizing
- Dashes and Parentheses
- The Ellipsis
TOOLS / SOFTWARE
- Tip Of My Tongue - Find the word you’re looking for
- Write or Die - Stay motivated
- Stay Focused - Tool for Chrome, lock yourself out of distracting websites
- My Writing Nook - Online Text Editor, Free
- Bubbl.us - Online Mind Map Application, Free
- Family Echo - Online Family Tree Maker, Free
- Freemind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable
- Xmind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable
- Liquid Story Binder - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $45.95; Windows, Portable
- Scrivener - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $39.95; Mac
- SuperNotecard - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable
- yWriter - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free; Windows, Linux, portable
- JDarkRoom - Minimalist Text Editing Application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable
- AutoRealm - Map Creation Application; free; Windows, Linux with Wine
EVERYTHING ABOUT SMUT/SEX
Regular guides on How To Smut:
- Huge guide on smut.
- Writing a Sex Scene
- Writing from a Male’s Perspective
- Writing Sex
- Writing Smut
- Writing Smut for the First Time
- Writing Smut when You’re a Prude
- Writing Tips
- 12-Step Program [How to Write Sex]
- The Basics
- The Basic Ideas
- Smut 101
- Smut 101
- Smut Guide!
- How to Write Smokin’ Hot Smut
- How to Write good smut: A Tutorial
- Writing Smut, A Guide
- 3 Part Series on Writing Smut
- Bella-Helps: A Smut Guide
- How to Write Sex Scenes - The 12-Step Program
- Writing a Sex Scene
- Tumblr User Beermuda’s Guide to Not Writing Sex that Makes People Want to Cry
- A How To Guide to Writing Smut
- Writing Sex Scenes is Hard… er… Difficult.
- So I Heard You Wanted to Write Smut.
- Writing Smut, A Guide
- Writing Guide: Making Love
- Here’s a guide on writing general smut scenes
- Guide to Casual Sex
- How to write smut
- How to Smut (for virgins)
- A Virgins Guide to writing Smut
- The First Time
- A guide on how to smut if you’re a virgin yourself.
- WonderWriting: A Girl’s First Time
- WonderWriting: A Boy’s First Time
- Blog dedicated to how to write smut.
- Smut-101 [A Blog Dedicated to Smut]
- Dedicated to smut
- How to Smut blog
Words/Phrases/Language for smut
- Masterlist of phases/words for sex.
- Masterlist of sexy adjectives.
- How to smut guide that talks about the language used in writing smut.
- Language in Smut
- Words and Synonyms
- Words for Sex
- How to write an accurate gay sex scene.
- Guide to gay smut.
- Guide to gay smut.
- Lesbian Smut
- Lesbian Smut
- How to write Lesbian Smut
- Here’s a guide on gay smut focusing on anal
- Here’s an extremely detailed guide on writing gay smut
- Here’s a guide on smut with a section on gay smut scenes
- How to Write Femslash: Lesbian Sex 101
- How to Write Lesbian Smut
Advice and tips on smut:
- Smut-writing advice
- Tips from Smut-101
- Writing Tips
- General Smut Advice
- Sex Tips for Slashwriters
- Smut-101 Tips Tag
- What is a kiss?
- What does a kiss mean?
- 7 Kinds of kisses & What they mean
- How to kiss: Four types of kisses men love.
- Guide to different kinds of kisses
- 15 songs about kissing
- Kiss & Tell: How to write a kissing scene
- How to write a kiss
- How to write a kiss
- How to write a kissing scene
- How To Write A Perfect First Kiss
- Guide to bottoming
- Domination & Submission
- What Not to Do
- The Do’s and Don’ts of smut
- How to write an orgasm
- Write a Better Orgasm
- Once Upon An Orgasm
- The Female Orgasm writing about public sex
- Writing about an Orgasm
CREATIVITY BOOSTERS* denotes prompts
- *Creative Writing Prompts
- *Ink Provoking
- *Story Starter
- *Story Spinner
- *Story Kitchen
- *Language is a Virus
- *The Dabbling Mum
- Quick Story Idea Generator
- Solve Your Problems By Simply Saying Them Out Loud
- Busting Your Writing Rut
- Creative Acceleration: 11 Tips To Engineer A Productive Flow
- Writing Inspiration, Or Sex on a Bicycle
- The Seven Major Beginner Mistakes
- Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits
- Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging
- Random Book Title Generator
- Finishing Your Novel
- Story Starters & Idea Generators
KNOCK YOURSELF OUT