Things you should know about each of your characters

the-right-writing:

These are what I would consider to be the most basic, bare-bones questions of character creation.

  • What would completely break your character?
  • What was the best thing in your character’s life?
  • What was the worst thing in your character’s life?
  • What seemingly…
tom-hiddlesboner:

I have a lot of Masterposts saved in my “likes”, and I thought i’d mix them all together in one MASSIVE masterpost! Here it is!
WRITING
Improvement
Improve Your Writing Habits Now
5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
Getting Over Roleplaying Insecurities
Improve Your Paras
Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
Writing Better Than You Normally Do
How’s My Driving?
Describing
A Description Resource
55 Words to Describe Someones Voice
Describing Skin Colors
Describing a Person: Adding Details
Emotions Vocabulary
90 Words For ‘Looks’
Be More Descriptive
Describe a Character’s Look Well
100 Words for Facial Expressions
To Show and Not To Tell
Words to Describe Facial Expressions
Describing Clothes
List of Actions
Tone, Feelings and Emotions
Masterlists
Writing Specific Characters
Character Guides
Writing Help for Writers
Ultimate Writing Resource List
Lots of RP Guides
Online Writing Resources
List of Websites to Help You Focus
Resources for Writing Bio’s
Helpful Links for Writing Help
General Writing Resources
Resources for Biography Writing
Mental Ilnesses/Disorders Guides
8 Words You Should Avoid While Writing
  Body Language
Body Language Cheat
Body Language Reference Cheat
Tips for Writers: Body Language
Types of Crying
Body Language: Mirroring
Grammar/Vocabulary
Words Instead of Walk (2)
Commonly Confused Adjectives
A Guide on Punctuation
Common Writing Mistakes
25 Synoms for ‘Expession’
How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words
Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket
The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups
Other Ways to Say..
Proofreading
300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words
List of Misused Words
Words for Sex
100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
Words to Use More Often
Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’
Three Self Editing Tips
Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’
Synonyms for Common Words
Alternatives for ‘Smile’
Transitional Words
The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’
Synonyms for ‘Wrote’
A Case Of She Said, She Said
Writer’s Block
How to: Cure Writer’s Block
Some Tips on Writer’s Block
Got Writer’s Block?
6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
Tips for Dealing With Writer’s Block
Application
How to: Make That Application Your Bitch
How to: Make Your App Better
How to: Submit a Flawless Audition
10 Tips for Applying
Para (Sample)
Para Sample Ideas
5 Tips on Writing an IC Para Sample
Writing an IC Sample Without Escaping From the Bio
How to: Create a Worthy IC Para Sample
How to: Write an Impressive Para Sample
How to: Lengthen Short Para’s
Prompts
Drabble Stuff
Prompts List
Writing Prompts
Drabble Prompts
How to Get Into Character
Writing Challenges/Prompts
A Study in Writing Prompts for RPs
Para Prompts & Ideas
Writing Prompts for Journal Entries
A List of Para Starters
Personalities
Angry
Bad Asses
Bitches (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Childishness
Emotional Detachment
Flirtatious
The Girl Next Door
Introverts (2)
Mean Persons (2)
Psychopaths
Party Girls
Rich (2) 
Rebels
Sarcasm
Serial Killers (2)
Shyness (2, 3)
Sluts
Villains (2)
Witt
Disorders
Disorders in general (2, 3, 4, 5) 
Attention Deficit Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Anxiety (2, 3, 4, 5) 
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder (2, 3)
Cotard Delusions
Depression (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)   
Eeating Disorders (2, 3)
Facitious Disorders
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder (2)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Night Terrors
Kleptomania (2)
A Pyromaniac
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Psychopaths
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2)
Sex Addiction (2)
Schizophrenia (2)
Sociopaths (2)
Disabilities
Aspergers Syndrome
Apathy 
Someone Blind (2)
Cancer (2, 3)
Disability
Dyslexia
Muteness (2, 3)
Stutter
Jobs/Hobbies/Beliefs
Actors
Ballet Dancer (2)
Christianity
Foreigners
Gamblers
Hinduism
Hitmen
Satanism
Smokers
Stoners
Taoism
Journalists
Vegetarians
Drugs
Alcohol Influence (2, 3, 4, 5)
Cocaine Influence
Ecstasy Influence (2)
Heroin Use
LSD Influence
Marijuana Influence (2, 3)
Opiate Use
Locations
Australia
Boston
California (2, 3)
England/Britain (2, 3, 4, 5)
New York
Prison
London
The South (2)
Genders
Females (2)
Males (2)
Transgenders
Supernatural
Vampires
Witches (2)
Werewolves
Other
Amnesia
Children
A Death Scene
Loosing Someone (2)
Old Persons
Physical Injuries (2, 3)
Sexual Abuse (2)
Fight Scenes (2, 3, 4)
Horror
Torture
Biography Writing
Components of Your Biographies
Character sheet (2, 3)
Need Help With Character Creation?
How to: Draw Inspiration for Characters From Music
How to: Write a Biography (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
How to: Write a Fully Developed Character
How to: Create a Cast of Characters (2)
Writing an Original Character (2, 3)
Creating Believable Characters (2, 3)
Bio Formats (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Little Things You Can Add To Your Bios
Connections (2)
Titles
Bio Twists
Names
Female Names (2, 3, 4, 5)
Male Names (2, 3, 4, 5) 
Last Names  (2, 3, 4)
Personalities
Jung’s 16 Personality Types
Underused Character Personalities
Birth-Order: Personality Traits
The Difference Between Personality and Behavior
How to: Show a Characters Personality In a Paragraph
16 Character Traits
Underused Personalities
Personality Traits
Positive (2)
Negative (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Both (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Habits
Addictions and Bad Habits
Bad Habits
Character Habits
Character Quirks
Phobias (2)
Secrets
300 Possible Secrets to Give Your Characters
I Bet You Didn’t Know..
Character Plots And Secrets (2)
Celebrity Secrets
Secret Masterlist
Quotes
Song Lyrics Masterlist
Songs for Biographies
Favorite Quotes: TV and Movies
Favorite Quotes: Notable Authors
Favorite Quotes: Celebrities
Favorite Quotes: Popular Books (2)
Quotes From Songs
Character Quotes
Masterlist of Bio Lyrics
Masterlist of Bio Quotes
Masterlist of Song Lyrics
Biography Lyrics
A Masterlist of Quotes
+130 Quotes
The Quotation Garden
Mary Sue’s
A Mary Sue In The Inbox
Your Character Is A Sue, Not Just A Mary Or Gary
Not Writing A Mary Sue
Para Titles
100 Paragraph Titles
Para Titles - Song Title Edition (2,3)
A Whole Ton of Para Titles
350+ Song Titles
Para Titles For You (2)
Starters
How to: Create an interesting starter
How to: Make an Interesting Starter
Gif Conversations: A Guide
A Brief Guide to Starters
Interesting Gif Convesation Starters
Starters Masterlist
Gif Starter Posts
46 Interesting Gif Chat Starters
Ideas for Gif Chat Starters
Starters
Careers/Jobs
Masterlist: Jobs
Possible Careers for Characters
Artistic Occupations
Martha’s Vineyard Job Masterlist
Interesting Jobs
Locations/Settings/Activities
Para Ideas
Masterlist: Para Ideas
Top 50 Places for Starters
Writing Topics: Para Ideas
101 Date Ideas
68 Date Ideas
22 Date Ideas
Popular Places to Eat
Character Developement
Character Development Questionaire
Character Surveys
C.D. Questionaire
30 Day Character Development Meme
Character Development Questions (2)
100 Pt. Questionaire
IC and OOC Surveys
Online Test for Character Building
30 Days of Character Development
How to: Develop Characters
Get To Know Your Characters
Romance
The Little Ways a Ship Gets Build
Roleplaying Relationships
8 Ways to Say I Love You
How to: Make a Set Ship RP Work
How to: Write a Romantic Scene
Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Relationships
Putting a Label on It
Synonyms for Love
Pregnancy (2, 3, 4, 5)
Smut
Smut Guide: Casual Sex
Smut Guide: For Beginners
How to: Write a First Time Sex Scene Romantically
How to: Smut - The Bare Bones
How to: Smut (For Virgins)
How to: Write Lesbian Smut
How to: Write Smut (2, 3)
How to: Write a Blowjob/Prepping for Smut
Smut Guides of Tumblr
Tips on Writing Sex Scenes
A Guide to Language in Smut
Domination and Submission
Making Love
A Smut Guide
Kisses
How to: Write a Kiss (2)
Different Types of Kisses
Writing Out the First Kiss
Plot Writing
How to: Create the Best Plot for Your RP
How to: Create A Plot Outline in 8 Steps
How to: Write A Plot in 12 Steps
How to: Write A Quality Plot
How to: Spice Up Your Roleplay Plots
Components of Your Plot Page
Writing Up A Plot
Basics of Writing A Plot
Links for Plot Writing Help
Eight Unique Plot Ideas
Plot Twists
Situation Ideas (2, 3)
Guide to Plotting
Eras
Eras Masterlist
Everything You Need to Know Abut the 20’s
20’s Slang
Primary Sources on Ancient Civilizations
How to: Play the Greek Goddess ‘Harmonia’
How to: Roleplay In the Victorian Era
Victorian Dialogue
ART
painting tutorial
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing clothe folding
avoiding drawing the same face
draw ice
anatomy help
free drawing program (1) (2)
sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
draw hair
drawing ref
dont know what to draw?
draw 3D room tut
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
drawing hair and fur
drawing cats
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
download photoshop
paint blood
color blender
draw hands
hands 2
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
clouds
brush setting ref (SAI)
kissing ref 
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
draw knees
draw feet
shadow help
male body
lips ref
contouring and highlighting
draw wings
change images using blur (PS)
gray
hat ref
glowing stuff
pastel colors
draw grass
eyeliner ref
STUDYING
a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
science translated to english :)
collection of studying mixes
selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
simplynoise, mynoise, rainymood, coffitivity, soundrown, simplyrain,naturesoundplayer, naturesoundsforme are good background voices 
a site that would explain to you literally anything
organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
study skills
how to google
learning how to revise
improving your revision skills
learn geography 
shop books online
alt. to wikipedia
final exams guide
get motivated to study
tips for a productive study break
when should I go to bed?
microsoft word equivalent
free online books
more free books
can’t do your homework?
“no homework” excuses
how to get unblocked internet in school (chrome only)
words to make you seem more intelligent
emotions vocabulary  
MAKE-UP
eyeliner
punk rock makeup
disney eye makeup
coverup tattooes
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
ombre eyeliner
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
how to do your makeup with a spoon
HAIR
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
three-braid updo
waterfall braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
braided bun
braided headband
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
avocado facial mask (dry skin)
yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
list of oils to add to your face masks
already made masterpost 
CLOTHING
Intimates (here) (here)
Shopping Guide
More Clothing 
1000+ reference
Tights/Stockings
AUDIO
white noise
coffee shop
all the music you’ve reblogged
stay happy
concentrate
listen to the rain
GET HYPED
fireplace
get the best sound from your iTunes
YouTube to MP3 converter
8tracks playlist downloader
play piano
BOOKS
textbooknova
reddit
bookboon
textbookrevolution
math textbooks
ebookee
freebookspot
free-ebooks
getfreeebooks
bookfinder
oerconsortium
gutenberg project
ebook3000
readanybook
free audio books
masterpost of books wow
BORED?
answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band
live ocean
pokemon secret base
read creepy wikipedia articles
read more creepy wikipedia articles 
disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons 
homemade wax
gift ideas for cat lovers
moss graffiti
make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
watch this video
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
how to make origami
color matching game
fun sites masterpost
how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
find out if a website is safe
un-disgruntle yourself
comfort someone
be comforted
go to a quiet place
press a magic button and fix everything
get a hug
see something cute
hear rain noises
play cute games 
cut something/someone (blood)
break something
open a window
have a guided relaxation
listen to nature sounds (or here)
do nothing for 2 minutes
play the piano
make cute ecards
make cool music (ex.)
get an idea for what to do
avoid boredom
watch a dream
have a stickman adventure
make a font from your handwriting
MOVIES
tv shows masterpost
movie masterpost
scary movies
movies to watch when you’re sad
when to pee during a movie
jennifer lawrence movies master list
glee season 1,2,3,4 + 5
ja’mie private school girl
adventure time master list
supernatural
doctor who
pirates of the carriben series
walking dead season 1,2,3 + 4
american horror story season 1 + 2
Disney Movie List Alphabetical
Disney&Pixar Movies
Disney movie WORKOUT!
Movie Night Masterpost
Adventure Time
a list of over 900 movies with links
FOOD
hot chocolate using nutella -gasp-
4 different smoothies
chocolate chip cookies
tastiest starbucks drinks
best grilled cheese
winter sore throat tea
best chocolate cake
apple pies (mini aw-)
extra fancy garlic bread
french bread pizza
pIE
muffin in a mug
how to make nutella fudge
lavender lemonade wow
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
cheap & healthy snacks
Every Starbucks drink and pasty
deliciousfood
vegans
SELF-HELP
materpost
emergency compliment
cute yahoo answers
calming manatee
calming gif
coping skills and distractions
draw a stickman
daily puppy
guided relaxation
the thoughts room
go to a quiet place
cut something instead of yourself
let it out
self injury recovery masterpost
free hugs
coping skills & distractions
make a comfort box
BACKGROUNDS
nature/scenery
literally everything
a little from everything
tile/repeating/pattern background
gradient
halloween
PIXELS
cool pixel blogs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
christmas
halloween
HTML
make a theme tutorial
CREDITS TO THE ORIGINAL MASTERPOSTS!The ultimative writing resources masterlistThe everything postKiara’s masterpost of perfection

tom-hiddlesboner:

I have a lot of Masterposts saved in my “likes”, and I thought i’d mix them all together in one MASSIVE masterpost! Here it is!

WRITING

Improvement

Describing

Masterlists

  Body Language

Grammar/Vocabulary

Writer’s Block

Application

Para (Sample)

Prompts

Personalities

Disorders

Disabilities

Jobs/Hobbies/Beliefs

Drugs

Locations

Genders

Supernatural

Other

Biography Writing

Names

Personalities

Personality Traits

Habits

Secrets

Quotes

Mary Sue’s

Para Titles

Starters

Careers/Jobs

Locations/Settings/Activities

Character Developement

Romance

Smut

Kisses

Plot Writing

Eras

ART

STUDYING

MAKE-UP

HAIR

CLOTHING

AUDIO

BOOKS

BORED?

MOVIES

FOOD

SELF-HELP

BACKGROUNDS

PIXELS

HTML

CREDITS TO THE ORIGINAL MASTERPOSTS!
The ultimative writing resources masterlist
The everything post
Kiara’s masterpost of perfection

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swoonreads:

maxkirin:

Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips (Source)

1. FINISH IT

Actually finishing it is what I’m gonna put in as step one. You may laugh at this, but it’s true. I have so many friends who have written two-thirds of a screenplay, and then re-written it for about three years. Finishing a screenplay is first of all truly difficult, and secondly really liberating. Even if it’s not perfect, even if you know you’re gonna have to go back into it, type to the end. You have to have a little closure.

2. STRUCTURE

Structure means knowing where you’re going ; making sure you don’t meander about. Some great films have been made by meandering people, like Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, but it’s not as well done today and I don’t recommend it. I’m a structure nut. I actually make charts. Where are the jokes ? The thrills ? The romance ? Who knows what, and when ? You need these things to happen at the right times, and that’s what you build your structure around : the way you want your audience to feel. Charts, graphs, coloured pens, anything that means you don’t go in blind is useful.

3. HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY

This really should be number one. Even if you’re writing a Die Hard rip-off, have something to say about Die Hard rip-offs. The number of movies that are not about what they purport to be about is staggering. It’s rare, especially in genres, to find a movie with an idea and not just, ‘This’ll lead to many fine set-pieces’. The Island evolves into a car-chase movie, and the moments of joy are when they have clone moments and you say, ‘What does it feel like to be those guys ?’

4. EVERYBODY HAS A REASON TO LIVE

Everybody has a perspective. Everybody in your scene, including the thug flanking your bad guy, has a reason. They have their own voice, their own identity, their own history. If anyone speaks in such a way that they’re just setting up the next person’s lines, then you don’t get dialogue : you get soundbites. Not everybody has to be funny ; not everybody has to be cute ; not everybody has to be delightful, and not everybody has to speak, but if you don’t know who everybody is and why they’re there, why they’re feeling what they’re feeling and why they’re doing what they’re doing, then you’re in trouble.

5. CUT WHAT YOU LOVE

Here’s one trick that I learned early on. If something isn’t working, if you have a story that you’ve built and it’s blocked and you can’t figure it out, take your favourite scene, or your very best idea or set-piece, and cut it. It’s brutal, but sometimes inevitable. That thing may find its way back in, but cutting it is usually an enormously freeing exercise.

6. LISTEN

When I’ve been hired as a script doctor, it’s usually because someone else can’t get it through to the next level. It’s true that writers are replaced when executives don’t know what else to do, and that’s terrible, but the fact of the matter is that for most of the screenplays I’ve worked on, I’ve been needed, whether or not I’ve been allowed to do anything good. Often someone’s just got locked, they’ve ossified, they’re so stuck in their heads that they can’t see the people around them. It’s very important to know when to stick to your guns, but it’s also very important to listen to absolutely everybody. The stupidest person in the room might have the best idea.

7. TRACK THE AUDIENCE MOOD

You have one goal : to connect with your audience. Therefore, you must track what your audience is feeling at all times. One of the biggest problems I face when watching other people’s movies is I’ll say, ‘This part confuses me’, or whatever, and they’ll say, ‘What I’m intending to say is this’, and they’ll go on about their intentions. None of this has anything to do with my experience as an audience member. Think in terms of what audiences think. They go to the theatre, and they either notice that their butts are numb, or they don’t. If you’re doing your job right, they don’t. People think of studio test screenings as terrible, and that’s because a lot of studios are pretty stupid about it. They panic and re-shoot, or they go, ‘Gee, Brazil can’t have an unhappy ending,’ and that’s the horror story. But it can make a lot of sense.

8. WRITE LIKE A MOVIE

Write the movie as much as you can. If something is lush and extensive, you can describe it glowingly ; if something isn’t that important, just get past it tersely. Let the read feel like the movie ; it does a lot of the work for you, for the director, and for the executives who go, ‘What will this be like when we put it on its feet ?’

9. DON’T LISTEN

Having given the advice about listening, I have to give the opposite advice, because ultimately the best work comes when somebody’s fucked the system ; done the unexpected and let their own personal voice into the machine that is moviemaking. Choose your battles. You wouldn’t get Paul Thomas Anderson, or Wes Anderson, or any of these guys if all moviemaking was completely cookie-cutter. But the process drives you in that direction ; it’s a homogenizing process, and you have to fight that a bit. There was a point while we were making Firefly when I asked the network not to pick it up : they’d started talking about a different show.

10. DON’T SELL OUT

The first penny I ever earned, I saved. Then I made sure that I never had to take a job just because I needed to. I still needed jobs of course, but I was able to take ones that I loved. When I say that includes Waterworld, people scratch their heads, but it’s a wonderful idea for a movie. Anything can be good. Even Last Action Hero could’ve been good. There’s an idea somewhere in almost any movie : if you can find something that you love, then you can do it. If you can’t, it doesn’t matter how skillful you are : that’s called whoring.”

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This is some excellent writing advice for all of the swoonworthy writers out there!

Especially relevant to this blog is number 4: EVERYBODY HAS A REASON TO LIVE. 

Also, shoutout to Joss for saying exactly what I was thinking when I was watching The Island. Good lord, that movie devolved quickly.

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"Oh captain, my captain."

yesss…

DPS and a list of beautiful words? Oh yes.

Love.

Yipper

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To All You Writers!

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site that you can type in the definition of a word and get the word

site for when you can only remember part of a word/its definition 

site that gives you words that rhyme with a word

site that gives you synonyms and antonyms

THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS

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Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

You guys, this is such a great chart especially for budding writers. Sometimes it’s more effective to show a character being bored or excited or shocked without explicitly saying so.

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masterpost for writers creating their own worlds, or even just characters

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Plotting by J.L. Bell

It’s so beautiful.

THIS
THIS IS MAGNIFICENT MY GODS

IMPORTANT!!!

My Mythology professor actually talked about this last semester. Apparently there are 31 things (don’t remember what they’re called) that most myths (and, actually, stories in general) follow. In order. Sometimes they can go back and repeat a couple of things, but Thing 6 never happens before Thing 5 does.

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amandaonwriting:

Plotting by J.L. Bell

It’s so beautiful.

THIS

THIS IS MAGNIFICENT MY GODS

IMPORTANT!!!

My Mythology professor actually talked about this last semester. Apparently there are 31 things (don’t remember what they’re called) that most myths (and, actually, stories in general) follow. In order. Sometimes they can go back and repeat a couple of things, but Thing 6 never happens before Thing 5 does.

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ATTENTION ALL GIRLS: We ALL know that the lower stomach is one of the very hardest places to burn fat and tone.
These are some terrific exercises to do in the morning and at night to burn those hard to tone areas!
Do this every morning when you wake up, and every night before you sleep. I guarantee you’ll see results in a week flat!

Liking and reblogging for future reference!

Oh man, my old soccer coach used to make us do the top left one

Used to do these in ballet class.

Great way for us art vampires to stay in shape!Or if you just want reference for drawing characters exercising. 

these are pretty good for anyone to do really 8D

Someone explain to me exactly what that lower left one is doing…

It’s called a plank. Try it, and you’ll see (or rather feel). Very effective! :)

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ATTENTION ALL GIRLS: We ALL know that the lower stomach is one of the very hardest places to burn fat and tone.

These are some terrific exercises to do in the morning and at night to burn those hard to tone areas!

Do this every morning when you wake up, and every night before you sleep. I guarantee you’ll see results in a week flat!

Liking and reblogging for future reference!

Oh man, my old soccer coach used to make us do the top left one

Used to do these in ballet class.

Great way for us art vampires to stay in shape!
Or if you just want reference for drawing characters exercising. 

these are pretty good for anyone to do really 8D

Someone explain to me exactly what that lower left one is doing…

It’s called a plank. Try it, and you’ll see (or rather feel). Very effective! :)

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Hemingway App

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Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. 

Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.

This is awesome!!!

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reblog and make a wish!this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

I WISHED THAT HE’D TEXT ME AND HE DID WTF IS THIS SORCERY

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I WANTED LUKE HEMMINGS TO FOLLOW ME ON TWIITER AND IT HAPPEND OMG.

we’re all dealing with the same hell, just different devils

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reblog and make a wish!


this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.

The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.

AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.

THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO

I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS

LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL

IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

I WISHED THAT HE’D TEXT ME AND HE DID WTF IS THIS SORCERY

✖Grunge✖

I WANTED LUKE HEMMINGS TO FOLLOW ME ON TWIITER AND IT HAPPEND OMG.

we’re all dealing with the same hell, just different devils

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99 Ways to beat Writer’s Block
By kiliunderthemountain
Make your story take a totally unexpected and ridiculous twist. It may not work as part of your actual plot, but a sudden plot twist such as a fire or an earthquake or even an alien invasion helps your mind use more creativity, helping your writing flow out more easily. 
Write a couple of one-shots about pairings or topics that interest you. Let out all your ideas onto a one-shot to free all those ideas caught up in your mind. 
Eat. Go out and find something eat, preferably sweet. It may sound like this has nothing to do with beating writer’s block, but we all know food works miracles. 
Lay down, close your eyes, and imagine your story. Maybe listen to some soft music, and let your mind take over from then on, from the point in which you left of.
Use an online prompt generator to help give you ideas, inspire yourself on the prompts and perhaps give each a little twist. Use this one if you like.
Mash the keyboard. No, this is not a joke. Just let your fingers go and mash your fingers on the keyboard, let them loosen up. This may not directly help out with writer’s block, but it helps relieve the stress which builds up inside you when you just don’t know what to write.
Go outside, look for other places to sit in to write than just your desk. Going outside or simply changing your surroundings gives your mind a change of perspective, easily giving it also a change of perspective when it comes to your writing.
When you feel frustrated with yourself for not being to write, pull out a sheet of paper or a blank document and make a list of your accomplishments as a writer, such as “I wrote for 20 minutes everyday last week” or “My story got positive reviews on WattPad”. Whenever you feel bad about your writing, pull out this list and take a look at it. It’ll make you feel better about your writing and help you lighten up and let out that story. 
Write. Simply write. Keep writing words and words that make no sense on to the document, don’t let yourself stop for at least 1 minute. Write the first things that come to mind and then read through it. Who knows, you might get good ideas from it.
The more stressed you are, the less likely you are to write. Therefore, if you’re feeling stressed, keep around a set of activities you can work on to feel more relaxed. Try crossword puzzles, listening to music or simply doodling on a sketchpad. Let yourself relax and then get to work.
Watch a movie. Movies loosen up your imagination and may give you new sources of inspiration. It can be any movie: sad, funny, romantic, scary. Any movie at all, watch it and let your writing go free.
Take a nap. If you’ve recently suffered from lack of sleep it is likely that this is one of the factors affecting your writing. Set your alarm clock for 30 minutes or even an hour, depending on the time you have, and just rest to wake up refreshed and active. 
Jog, take a walk, do some chores. Physical excercise will help you reduce your stress levels.
Take a shower or a bath, let your mind fly away while you stand under the hot water. The more relaxed you are, the more likely your mind is to relax and think away plot details and character personalities.
Play in the jungle gym, with a ball, crawl around like a toddler or just sit and read a childrens book. Let your mind wander from life’s problems and just relax and feel free like you used to.
Switch your medium. If you normally type, take out an old notebook and start handwriting your story instead. If you normally handwrite, pull out a blank word document and continue your story. A change of feel for both your hand, your body, and your mind might just help you get those ideas flowing. 
Set up a writing schedule. A strict one. Tell yourself you must follow it strictly each day. 30 minutes after finishing your homework you spend only for writing. For this time, ignore the writers block, just write what you can and let your words spill out. Eventually, your body and mind will get used to this and make it easier for you to write at a certain schedule. 
Don’t criticize yourself. Don’t re-read an excerpt until it is time to edit it. We tend to get writer’s block because we feel our writing is not good enough, and we end up racking our minds for ways to make it better. Don’t, it’ll just make you more stressed and harder for you to write. Turn the critic brain off and just do as you like, editing comes later after all.
Set deadlines and keep them. Sometimes, putting pressure on your mind and encouraging yourself to finish a certain project before a deadline may push it to release the ideas you’ve been holding.
Write down a list of your anxieties and problems which you think may be causing your writers block. After each, write a way in which you can make this anxiety or problem go away. This will make you feel more relaxed once you know your problems have a solution, making you less stressed and more free to write.
Work on several projects at a time. Some writers find it better to work on two things at a time as there is more of a chance you’ll at least be able to write for one of your projects. Also, ideas from one of your projects may help influence ideas for the other. 
Look up some writing excercises. Correct sentences, write from a basic prompt, or simply practice your cursive. Just get some words on the paper, cause eventually some of it is bound to be good writing or inspiration material. 
Remember why you’re writing. Thinking back to why you started writing your story/fanfiction may help you remember that you’re doing this because it’s what you love to do, or a pairing that you love to ship. This will end up giving you a positive feeling about your writing and make you look at your writing with a more positive view, rather than a view branching from stress. 
Take breaks every certain amount of time. Get writing what you can, even if ‘what you can’ is merely 2 sentences every 10 minutes. These breaks will give your brain some release and an opportunity to freshen up and get ready to go back to work.
Do some yoga poses. Try the dog, the warrior, or even some inverse positions. Stretch out your body to release the stress or tension of sitting on a desk chair all day.
Rant about your friend about how you can’t write. Make a draft email detailing how annoyed you are at your mind for not cooperating and either send it or keep it as a draft. Either way, this method will help you let go of all that frustration you’ve been keeping inside. 
Get away from writing for a whole weekend, give yourself a whole 2 or 3 days free from writing to let your brain flowing with new ideas. If you have a new idea, jot it down in a notebook and put it away but do not under any circumstances sit down and write. This is your break, a chance to re-encounter your writing inspiration.
Punch something (preferably not a person). Grab a pillow, a stuffed animal or a backpack and just through punches at it like there’s no tomorrow. This will help you relieve your stress. 
Know what you write. Go back and investigate a bit further on your topic, whether it be Johnlock or the conflict in DRC. Investigate and learn as much as you can about the personality of characters or the events happening in the republic. This will most likely bring more inspiration.
Make an outline. If you already had an outline, pull it out and make corrections. Add, erase, overlap, plan out your whole paper. It doesn’t matter if you change it along the way, the point is that now you’ll have a clearer idea of what you’re doing.
Sudden character death. I am encouraging you to pull a Moffat and suddenly kill off a character. You don’t have to keep it this way, but writing emotionally stressing scenes may let out emotions into your writing and maybe, if you’re a bit like Mark Gatiss, bring you pleasure over thinking about the readers pain.
Do some editing. Go back to the beginning of your work and start working on your editing process, even if you’re not even halfway through the story. Correct your mistakes and fix some loose ends. Looking back on your plot may bring new ideas for the continuation.
Kill off your lovelies. If there is a particular character or event you feel proud of, the most likely scenario is that you shouldn’t have it there. Kill it off, erase it, leave it like that or re-do it. 
Accept that your writing is garbage. Of course it’s not, but keeping in this mindset will probably turn off your critical eye and simply let you write. There is no such thing as perfect writing (although J.K. Rowling and Tolkien closely approached that line). 
Don’t go ahead of yourself. Don’t think forward to the big fight that’s coming once you finish this one particularly boring part, simply focus on the task at hand.
On the other side, jump forward. Work on the big event you’ve been waiting to write for ages and do it, then come back and fill in the gaps. This may contradict the former tip, but hey every writer is different so I encourage you to try both.
Stop worrying about being original. Stop worrying about your work being to similar to that of other writers. Who cares? Every story is based upon another in some way, every fantasy story is said to somehow connect to Lord of the Rings, every single story in the world is supposedly influenced by one of the many topics Shakespeare covered. Stop worrying about plagiarism or being too lame, just write and stop caring about other author’s work.
Put yourself in the shoes of the reader and come up with a list of questions they may ask, and answer them in your writing. Make sure your reader is left with no major doubts other than those you intended to leave hanging in the story.
Create a complex backstory to one of your minor characters. They may not matter much in the story itself, but writing a backstory and personality for a character which you may not have had many ideas about in the beginning will let you loosen up the creativity for other character writing.
Write headlines, chapter titles, small excerpts of poems or such to head every section of your book. Make them catchy and sticky, make them memorable. Once you do this, you will feel better about your writing and will be able to go back to work with a positive mindset.
Find your best time for writing. Some write early in the morning, other late at night. Find the time of the day in which you feel you write best in. Do this by spending a few days (preferably vacation or weekend days) trying to write at different times. Record how comfortable and inspired you feel at each, and finally determine which one works best for you.
Five minute more rule. If you’re tired of writing, tell yourself you’ll write only for five minutes more. Then, after the five minutes are over, say you’ll write for just five more. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole chapter in front of you!
Imagine a teacher in some school is reading it out loud to a class, how does it sound? Does it make sense? Think about how the rest of your plot would sound like when read out loud to a class, and make edits accordingly. 
Read your own work out loud. Record yourself reading your work, and then listen to it. Listening to your own story and identifying the feelings it wakens within you makes you more enthusiastic over writing more of the story.
Have a friend or family member interview you. Pretend you’re now a published author, you are at the bestselling authors and some magazine wants a feature about you. Have them ask you questions about your writing and your inspiration, and you answer as best as you can. The pure thought of getting as far as to get an interview is already enough motivation for some, but for others being able to talk about their work may help them find their inspiration once more.
Prevent interruptions. If you’re on a laptop, hide your internet browser. Hang a poster outside your door which says ‘do not disturb’, hand your TV remote to your roommate or mom and tell them to hide it from you. A distraction-free environment makes it a better environment to focus on your writing.
Break your story into smaller parts. Divide it into sections, and write one bit each day. This way the work load will be diminished and you will feel under less pressure.
Reward yourself. Every time you finish a chapter or even a paragraph, give yourself a little reward. This may vary between a small piece of chocolate to 3 minutes stretching. I don’t recommend tumblr as a reward though, we all know it’s impossible to go on tumblr for just five minutes.
Lower the lighting of your screen. Some laptops have the feature to lower the light your screen lets out. Lower it as much as you can, so you’re not able to see what you type. This way you prevent endless edits to your work.
Read some stories or fanfictions. Reading other author’s work can help inspire yourself to write and get it published. 
Also reading the praise other authors receive may be an encouragement, as you think that when you finish you’ll receive the same praise. 
Talk to an imaginary friend. There’s no joking here, seriously. Forget about your readers, instead make up your own imaginary friend. This friend will be there to listen to you as long as you listen to them. It will be like creating a character you truly interact with. This will unleash your creativity.
Curse like a sailor. Just let out all your frustration with cussing. Make sure you’re alone, though, it’s not highly attractive when in a large crowd. 
Stop writing for your readers. Write for yourself. Don’t think about what the public will think, but rather write something you will feel good about, something you’ll be proud about and think ‘yes, I wrote that’. Don’t write to please others, write to please yourself. 
Be messy. Write excerpts from chapter one of the book in one page and write excerpts from chapter 18 right after. Let yourself go messy, then piece the excerpts back together. In no time, you’ll have a full story.
Don’t worry about your grammar. To be honest, when I write I couldn’t care less about my spelling (case in point: when I referred to a medical coma as a ‘comma’ throughout a whole story). Let the words flow free like a jungle river, editing comes later.
Go through your photos, your reaction pictures, gifs or photoshoots of your favorite celebrities or shows. You never know where your inspiration will come from. Besides, looking at Tom Hiddleston’s face for a prolonged amount of time will shoo away all writers block and fill your mind with flowers and rainbows. 
Goof around. Complain on your blog (Hey, careful here, don’t let 3 minutes of ranting turn into 2 hours of tumblring). Complain and complain until there isn’t anything left for you to complain about. Then, get back to work. 
Create a weird challenge. Challenge yourself to include at least 6 alliterations in each chapter, or 3 Supernatural references in each chapter. Make it a fun challenge you’d like to comply with, this way you look forward to the next chance you get to complete the challenge.
Lay down and listen to music. Let your mind flow away into world inspired by the lyrics of the songs. I personally sit down and listen to Josh Groban, his voice tends to take me to emotional situations, and I use those feelings to vent out into my writing. (I mostly write angst, whoops).
We all have what we like to call our ‘inner-critic’. This is the annoying little voice in your head constantly telling you that your writing is not good enough, not orignial enough. Well, instead of listening to your critics’ negative comments, get him/her on your side. Get them to comment positively on your work and boost your self esteem. Hey, it’s your inner critic, inside your mind, you control it after all.
Stare intensely at your work for a few minutes. I’ve done this before, I like to call it the ‘empty stare’ or the ‘Sherlock sulk’. Just sit, stare at your paper and think. Let the thoughts race into your head until you find one that works for you, and get back to writing. 
Go out and buy pens. Pens are every writers’ secret pleasure, even those who write on the computer. Buy some pens, gel pens preferably, and just scribble with them a while. 
Take an old notebook, close down your computer, and write. It doesn’t have to be related to your story, just any outpouring thoughts. At least some of those thoughts will have to do with your story, right?
Before you even start writing, set up with everything you need. I’m sometimes an OCD freak when it comes to my workspace. Set up thinks how you like them, organize the desk before you start, or chances are you’ll get distracted by how disorganized your space is during the writing time. Boom, more writers block. *Tip: I keep a notebook, pens, and an open fanfiction on my phone to read if I get frustrated*
Kick-start the writing. Even with writers block, give yourself a kick in the butt and get yourself in gear. Let the first few paragraphs or sentences flow it smoothly, and then feel free to take ages with each individual word. 
Write about uncomfortable things. If there’s a certain topic which is uncomfortable for you to write about, such as your high school prom or sex, try writing about it. Sure, it’ll feel a bit awkward, but it’ll force your brain to work harder to get something onto the page, making it easier for you to write about the more normal things.
Try one of those daily challenges, such as the 30 day OTP challenge. If you simply can’t write for your book/multi-chapter fic at the moment work on your daily OTP minific. 
Sometimes, breaking your routine can be nice. Give your mind a break, change the surroundings, time, and general environment of your writing space all at once. This sudden change may waken the brain, as it has to get used to its new surroundings.
Ask your friends or family members topics or things they generally like reading about. Interview as many age groups as you can, try to get something each group is interested in into your story, you can feel more confident about your readers this way.
Be lazy. Write when you feel like it, but don’t allow yourself too much of a wide berth. Write 1 sentence each 3 minutes, read books and listen to music in between and when you come up with an idea, you go and write it down. For some people, this is the most effective form of writing. 
Ignore it. If you’re like me, and you never ever stop talking during the day, whether someone is listening or not, you should be able to at least try to ignore the writers block. Hell, if you can talk all day you should be able to do it with writing too! After all, it’s like talking but more permanent. 
Remember just how short life is, how close you are to death and how little time you have to accomplish all you want in life. Despite being relatively pessimistic, this should get you right to work.
Go on YouTube and search natural noises, such as falling rain or crickets chirping. This gives you more chances to relax while working. 
Remember all those writing tips your English teacher always gave you which you thought you’d probably never use? Use them. Go back to your old Middle School notebooks and look through the writing tips and the writing process. Apply them to your work. 
GET SOCIAL (HaHa. Social). No, I don’t mean going out and actualy talking to people, I mean going on Twitter and asking for suggestions for writing, what people would like to read about or simply fish for compliments. Hey, it might be annoying but it really does work to make you feel better about your writing. 
Bring up one of your old works, and pull it up next to your current story. Compare then to now, and feel better about how much you’ve improved in your writing. 
But now that I think about it, going out and actually being a social human being might work. Talk to people, go out and arrive 15 minutes late to your writing schedule with Starbuck’s. 
Threaten yourself. This honestly works. Tell yourself that if you don’t finish at least one paragraph by the end of the next 10 minutes, you will not get desert that dinner. (Make sure to keep your threats, though. Challenging given it’s yourself. Try to get someone else to help you keep to your threats if you don’t comply).
Start an inner debate, fight with yourself over the pros and cons of your work. Tell yourself ‘If this worked, then…’ and continue with a new plot idea. Even if you’re arguing with yourself, base your arguments on facts. Convince yourself that your plot is a good idea.
Start from the middle and move outwards. This sort of goes with the puzzle suggestion. Simply start from the middle of the story, or the climax, and start working downwards to the minor plot details.
Think positive. “I can finish this before Thursday”“This is a fantastic plot!”“This couldn’t go wrong!”. Make yourself feel good before going on to writing. Working with a low perspective on your work is never good. 
Consider your setting. Change it, play with it. Move the setting from a High School AU to a USS Enterprise Ship in space. After all, why not? It is your story after all. 
Write short stories to keep to yourself. Don’t show them to anyone, just keep them stored away to take a look at when you feel like you can’t accomplish anything.
Keep a document with easy writing ideas. Some people, like me, have simple kickstarters which always manage to get our brains working immediately with ideas. Keep a document full of these, or just words that may invite your brain to develop backstories. 
This one requires a bit more of time. Make a paper with 3 columns, in column 1 write a list of 20 random names. Column 2 is a list of 20 random actions (eats, plays, throws…). Column 3 is a list of random things (mangoes, lamp, dog…). Remember to number each one in every column from 1-20. Using a random number generator or a dice, select one of each list. In the end, you should have sometimes like “Susan eats mangoes”. Why does Susan eat mangoes? What lead her to have the mango in her hand? Make a backstory, include Susan in your story.
Write the general topic of your story in the center of a sheet of paper, and fold it in half right across where it says the topic. Turn it over so you can only see one half, and there write points for one alternate way for your story to go. On the other half, write another path your story could go through without looking at the other side. In the end, look at your brainstorms for each path and choose one. This gives you more chances to choose.
Treat it as a job. You work for The New York Times, you have a deadline in 1 hour, you have to write a whole article on the relationship between Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Do it, or you’ll lose your job.
Doodle on a sheet of paper, draw things related to your story. Even if you’re a terrible artist (Case in point: me) just doodle some faces or stick figures. This generally helps me loosen up about my ideas.
Don’t let your outside problems affect your writing. Block everything, your academic, social, family and general problems with your existence. This is your writing time, not a time for you to worry, 
Go outside and jog with your pet, or simply spend some time with them. From personal experience, I can say that holding a cat in your lap while writing is honestly relaxing. 
Take a risk. No story is fun without a sudden risk, such as killing off one of the favorite characters and seeing the reaction of the public. Go ahead, kill them, then bring them back, then kill them! It actually works really well with audiences (Ahem Doctor Who)
Make your descriptions better, give the reader the feeling of ‘show not tell’. Instead of writing ‘it was a red room’ describe the colour, the feeling of the room. “It had walls as red as blood, the angry paint strokes of a lovers’ passion wiped all across the ceilings, the shelves, windows. It was a sea of red, of despair, of lost love”.
Turn it into a fairytale. Make a frog prince pop out of nowhere, a fairy godmother out of a corner, Rumplestiltskin out of somewhere in the shadows. It’s your story, you can’t be tamed. 
Create a character which you can relate to. Make them a writer, write about their feeling while writing. Making yourself feel identified in a deeper level with your writing truly helps.
Go into writing programs. Some programs such as NaNoWriMo offer programs and interviews with bestselling authors who tell you the way to keep active in your writing and how to beat writer’s block. I guarantee their tips will be better than mine. 
Make a family tree, or a relationship tree. Build it up nice and neat on a sheet of paper and start connecting every character to each other. Try to keep it simple, don’t make one mans companion be the mother of his wife who is actually daughter of time. (River Song, ease up with your complicated plot line).
Keep a character locked up somewhere. Make them go away for a while, specially those frustrating characters. If Supernatural could get away with leaving Adam in the cage, so can you!
Simply remember: writer’s block doesn’t last forever. It’s temporary, and it’s something every single writer has had to go through at least once in their life. The trick is to keep calm, take deep breaths, and look ahead to the time in which you will be free of this horrible burden.
(+1) Don’t. Just don’t write for a few hours and let yourself procrastinate. Don’t do it too often, though, there’s only a certain number of times in which this will actually work.
I honestly hope this helped you get over your writer’s block, and just help you write in general. I’m not the most expert of experts when it comes to beating writers block, but in the end I’m a writer too so I know how it feels. Thanks for reading, and spread the word so other writers can see!
- Your fellow writer, Dani

kiliunderthemountain:

99 Ways to beat Writer’s Block

By kiliunderthemountain

  1. Make your story take a totally unexpected and ridiculous twist. It may not work as part of your actual plot, but a sudden plot twist such as a fire or an earthquake or even an alien invasion helps your mind use more creativity, helping your writing flow out more easily. 
  2. Write a couple of one-shots about pairings or topics that interest you. Let out all your ideas onto a one-shot to free all those ideas caught up in your mind. 
  3. Eat. Go out and find something eat, preferably sweet. It may sound like this has nothing to do with beating writer’s block, but we all know food works miracles. 
  4. Lay down, close your eyes, and imagine your story. Maybe listen to some soft music, and let your mind take over from then on, from the point in which you left of.
  5. Use an online prompt generator to help give you ideas, inspire yourself on the prompts and perhaps give each a little twist. Use this one if you like.
  6. Mash the keyboard. No, this is not a joke. Just let your fingers go and mash your fingers on the keyboard, let them loosen up. This may not directly help out with writer’s block, but it helps relieve the stress which builds up inside you when you just don’t know what to write.
  7. Go outside, look for other places to sit in to write than just your desk. Going outside or simply changing your surroundings gives your mind a change of perspective, easily giving it also a change of perspective when it comes to your writing.
  8. When you feel frustrated with yourself for not being to write, pull out a sheet of paper or a blank document and make a list of your accomplishments as a writer, such as “I wrote for 20 minutes everyday last week” or “My story got positive reviews on WattPad”. Whenever you feel bad about your writing, pull out this list and take a look at it. It’ll make you feel better about your writing and help you lighten up and let out that story. 
  9. Write. Simply write. Keep writing words and words that make no sense on to the document, don’t let yourself stop for at least 1 minute. Write the first things that come to mind and then read through it. Who knows, you might get good ideas from it.
  10. The more stressed you are, the less likely you are to write. Therefore, if you’re feeling stressed, keep around a set of activities you can work on to feel more relaxed. Try crossword puzzles, listening to music or simply doodling on a sketchpad. Let yourself relax and then get to work.
  11. Watch a movie. Movies loosen up your imagination and may give you new sources of inspiration. It can be any movie: sad, funny, romantic, scary. Any movie at all, watch it and let your writing go free.
  12. Take a nap. If you’ve recently suffered from lack of sleep it is likely that this is one of the factors affecting your writing. Set your alarm clock for 30 minutes or even an hour, depending on the time you have, and just rest to wake up refreshed and active. 
  13. Jog, take a walk, do some chores. Physical excercise will help you reduce your stress levels.
  14. Take a shower or a bath, let your mind fly away while you stand under the hot water. The more relaxed you are, the more likely your mind is to relax and think away plot details and character personalities.
  15. Play in the jungle gym, with a ball, crawl around like a toddler or just sit and read a childrens book. Let your mind wander from life’s problems and just relax and feel free like you used to.
  16. Switch your medium. If you normally type, take out an old notebook and start handwriting your story instead. If you normally handwrite, pull out a blank word document and continue your story. A change of feel for both your hand, your body, and your mind might just help you get those ideas flowing. 
  17. Set up a writing schedule. A strict one. Tell yourself you must follow it strictly each day. 30 minutes after finishing your homework you spend only for writing. For this time, ignore the writers block, just write what you can and let your words spill out. Eventually, your body and mind will get used to this and make it easier for you to write at a certain schedule. 
  18. Don’t criticize yourself. Don’t re-read an excerpt until it is time to edit it. We tend to get writer’s block because we feel our writing is not good enough, and we end up racking our minds for ways to make it better. Don’t, it’ll just make you more stressed and harder for you to write. Turn the critic brain off and just do as you like, editing comes later after all.
  19. Set deadlines and keep them. Sometimes, putting pressure on your mind and encouraging yourself to finish a certain project before a deadline may push it to release the ideas you’ve been holding.
  20. Write down a list of your anxieties and problems which you think may be causing your writers block. After each, write a way in which you can make this anxiety or problem go away. This will make you feel more relaxed once you know your problems have a solution, making you less stressed and more free to write.
  21. Work on several projects at a time. Some writers find it better to work on two things at a time as there is more of a chance you’ll at least be able to write for one of your projects. Also, ideas from one of your projects may help influence ideas for the other. 
  22. Look up some writing excercises. Correct sentences, write from a basic prompt, or simply practice your cursive. Just get some words on the paper, cause eventually some of it is bound to be good writing or inspiration material. 
  23. Remember why you’re writing. Thinking back to why you started writing your story/fanfiction may help you remember that you’re doing this because it’s what you love to do, or a pairing that you love to ship. This will end up giving you a positive feeling about your writing and make you look at your writing with a more positive view, rather than a view branching from stress. 
  24. Take breaks every certain amount of time. Get writing what you can, even if ‘what you can’ is merely 2 sentences every 10 minutes. These breaks will give your brain some release and an opportunity to freshen up and get ready to go back to work.
  25. Do some yoga poses. Try the dog, the warrior, or even some inverse positions. Stretch out your body to release the stress or tension of sitting on a desk chair all day.
  26. Rant about your friend about how you can’t write. Make a draft email detailing how annoyed you are at your mind for not cooperating and either send it or keep it as a draft. Either way, this method will help you let go of all that frustration you’ve been keeping inside. 
  27. Get away from writing for a whole weekend, give yourself a whole 2 or 3 days free from writing to let your brain flowing with new ideas. If you have a new idea, jot it down in a notebook and put it away but do not under any circumstances sit down and write. This is your break, a chance to re-encounter your writing inspiration.
  28. Punch something (preferably not a person). Grab a pillow, a stuffed animal or a backpack and just through punches at it like there’s no tomorrow. This will help you relieve your stress. 
  29. Know what you write. Go back and investigate a bit further on your topic, whether it be Johnlock or the conflict in DRC. Investigate and learn as much as you can about the personality of characters or the events happening in the republic. This will most likely bring more inspiration.
  30. Make an outline. If you already had an outline, pull it out and make corrections. Add, erase, overlap, plan out your whole paper. It doesn’t matter if you change it along the way, the point is that now you’ll have a clearer idea of what you’re doing.
  31. Sudden character death. I am encouraging you to pull a Moffat and suddenly kill off a character. You don’t have to keep it this way, but writing emotionally stressing scenes may let out emotions into your writing and maybe, if you’re a bit like Mark Gatiss, bring you pleasure over thinking about the readers pain.
  32. Do some editing. Go back to the beginning of your work and start working on your editing process, even if you’re not even halfway through the story. Correct your mistakes and fix some loose ends. Looking back on your plot may bring new ideas for the continuation.
  33. Kill off your lovelies. If there is a particular character or event you feel proud of, the most likely scenario is that you shouldn’t have it there. Kill it off, erase it, leave it like that or re-do it. 
  34. Accept that your writing is garbage. Of course it’s not, but keeping in this mindset will probably turn off your critical eye and simply let you write. There is no such thing as perfect writing (although J.K. Rowling and Tolkien closely approached that line). 
  35. Don’t go ahead of yourself. Don’t think forward to the big fight that’s coming once you finish this one particularly boring part, simply focus on the task at hand.
  36. On the other side, jump forward. Work on the big event you’ve been waiting to write for ages and do it, then come back and fill in the gaps. This may contradict the former tip, but hey every writer is different so I encourage you to try both.
  37. Stop worrying about being original. Stop worrying about your work being to similar to that of other writers. Who cares? Every story is based upon another in some way, every fantasy story is said to somehow connect to Lord of the Rings, every single story in the world is supposedly influenced by one of the many topics Shakespeare covered. Stop worrying about plagiarism or being too lame, just write and stop caring about other author’s work.
  38. Put yourself in the shoes of the reader and come up with a list of questions they may ask, and answer them in your writing. Make sure your reader is left with no major doubts other than those you intended to leave hanging in the story.
  39. Create a complex backstory to one of your minor characters. They may not matter much in the story itself, but writing a backstory and personality for a character which you may not have had many ideas about in the beginning will let you loosen up the creativity for other character writing.
  40. Write headlines, chapter titles, small excerpts of poems or such to head every section of your book. Make them catchy and sticky, make them memorable. Once you do this, you will feel better about your writing and will be able to go back to work with a positive mindset.
  41. Find your best time for writing. Some write early in the morning, other late at night. Find the time of the day in which you feel you write best in. Do this by spending a few days (preferably vacation or weekend days) trying to write at different times. Record how comfortable and inspired you feel at each, and finally determine which one works best for you.
  42. Five minute more rule. If you’re tired of writing, tell yourself you’ll write only for five minutes more. Then, after the five minutes are over, say you’ll write for just five more. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole chapter in front of you!
  43. Imagine a teacher in some school is reading it out loud to a class, how does it sound? Does it make sense? Think about how the rest of your plot would sound like when read out loud to a class, and make edits accordingly. 
  44. Read your own work out loud. Record yourself reading your work, and then listen to it. Listening to your own story and identifying the feelings it wakens within you makes you more enthusiastic over writing more of the story.
  45. Have a friend or family member interview you. Pretend you’re now a published author, you are at the bestselling authors and some magazine wants a feature about you. Have them ask you questions about your writing and your inspiration, and you answer as best as you can. The pure thought of getting as far as to get an interview is already enough motivation for some, but for others being able to talk about their work may help them find their inspiration once more.
  46. Prevent interruptions. If you’re on a laptop, hide your internet browser. Hang a poster outside your door which says ‘do not disturb’, hand your TV remote to your roommate or mom and tell them to hide it from you. A distraction-free environment makes it a better environment to focus on your writing.
  47. Break your story into smaller parts. Divide it into sections, and write one bit each day. This way the work load will be diminished and you will feel under less pressure.
  48. Reward yourself. Every time you finish a chapter or even a paragraph, give yourself a little reward. This may vary between a small piece of chocolate to 3 minutes stretching. I don’t recommend tumblr as a reward though, we all know it’s impossible to go on tumblr for just five minutes.
  49. Lower the lighting of your screen. Some laptops have the feature to lower the light your screen lets out. Lower it as much as you can, so you’re not able to see what you type. This way you prevent endless edits to your work.
  50. Read some stories or fanfictions. Reading other author’s work can help inspire yourself to write and get it published. 
  51. Also reading the praise other authors receive may be an encouragement, as you think that when you finish you’ll receive the same praise. 
  52. Talk to an imaginary friend. There’s no joking here, seriously. Forget about your readers, instead make up your own imaginary friend. This friend will be there to listen to you as long as you listen to them. It will be like creating a character you truly interact with. This will unleash your creativity.
  53. Curse like a sailor. Just let out all your frustration with cussing. Make sure you’re alone, though, it’s not highly attractive when in a large crowd. 
  54. Stop writing for your readers. Write for yourself. Don’t think about what the public will think, but rather write something you will feel good about, something you’ll be proud about and think ‘yes, I wrote that’. Don’t write to please others, write to please yourself. 
  55. Be messy. Write excerpts from chapter one of the book in one page and write excerpts from chapter 18 right after. Let yourself go messy, then piece the excerpts back together. In no time, you’ll have a full story.
  56. Don’t worry about your grammar. To be honest, when I write I couldn’t care less about my spelling (case in point: when I referred to a medical coma as a ‘comma’ throughout a whole story). Let the words flow free like a jungle river, editing comes later.
  57. Go through your photos, your reaction pictures, gifs or photoshoots of your favorite celebrities or shows. You never know where your inspiration will come from. Besides, looking at Tom Hiddleston’s face for a prolonged amount of time will shoo away all writers block and fill your mind with flowers and rainbows. 
  58. Goof around. Complain on your blog (Hey, careful here, don’t let 3 minutes of ranting turn into 2 hours of tumblring). Complain and complain until there isn’t anything left for you to complain about. Then, get back to work. 
  59. Create a weird challenge. Challenge yourself to include at least 6 alliterations in each chapter, or 3 Supernatural references in each chapter. Make it a fun challenge you’d like to comply with, this way you look forward to the next chance you get to complete the challenge.
  60. Lay down and listen to music. Let your mind flow away into world inspired by the lyrics of the songs. I personally sit down and listen to Josh Groban, his voice tends to take me to emotional situations, and I use those feelings to vent out into my writing. (I mostly write angst, whoops).
  61. We all have what we like to call our ‘inner-critic’. This is the annoying little voice in your head constantly telling you that your writing is not good enough, not orignial enough. Well, instead of listening to your critics’ negative comments, get him/her on your side. Get them to comment positively on your work and boost your self esteem. Hey, it’s your inner critic, inside your mind, you control it after all.
  62. Stare intensely at your work for a few minutes. I’ve done this before, I like to call it the ‘empty stare’ or the ‘Sherlock sulk’. Just sit, stare at your paper and think. Let the thoughts race into your head until you find one that works for you, and get back to writing. 
  63. Go out and buy pens. Pens are every writers’ secret pleasure, even those who write on the computer. Buy some pens, gel pens preferably, and just scribble with them a while. 
  64. Take an old notebook, close down your computer, and write. It doesn’t have to be related to your story, just any outpouring thoughts. At least some of those thoughts will have to do with your story, right?
  65. Before you even start writing, set up with everything you need. I’m sometimes an OCD freak when it comes to my workspace. Set up thinks how you like them, organize the desk before you start, or chances are you’ll get distracted by how disorganized your space is during the writing time. Boom, more writers block. *Tip: I keep a notebook, pens, and an open fanfiction on my phone to read if I get frustrated*
  66. Kick-start the writing. Even with writers block, give yourself a kick in the butt and get yourself in gear. Let the first few paragraphs or sentences flow it smoothly, and then feel free to take ages with each individual word. 
  67. Write about uncomfortable things. If there’s a certain topic which is uncomfortable for you to write about, such as your high school prom or sex, try writing about it. Sure, it’ll feel a bit awkward, but it’ll force your brain to work harder to get something onto the page, making it easier for you to write about the more normal things.
  68. Try one of those daily challenges, such as the 30 day OTP challenge. If you simply can’t write for your book/multi-chapter fic at the moment work on your daily OTP minific. 
  69. Sometimes, breaking your routine can be nice. Give your mind a break, change the surroundings, time, and general environment of your writing space all at once. This sudden change may waken the brain, as it has to get used to its new surroundings.
  70. Ask your friends or family members topics or things they generally like reading about. Interview as many age groups as you can, try to get something each group is interested in into your story, you can feel more confident about your readers this way.
  71. Be lazy. Write when you feel like it, but don’t allow yourself too much of a wide berth. Write 1 sentence each 3 minutes, read books and listen to music in between and when you come up with an idea, you go and write it down. For some people, this is the most effective form of writing. 
  72. Ignore it. If you’re like me, and you never ever stop talking during the day, whether someone is listening or not, you should be able to at least try to ignore the writers block. Hell, if you can talk all day you should be able to do it with writing too! After all, it’s like talking but more permanent. 
  73. Remember just how short life is, how close you are to death and how little time you have to accomplish all you want in life. Despite being relatively pessimistic, this should get you right to work.
  74. Go on YouTube and search natural noises, such as falling rain or crickets chirping. This gives you more chances to relax while working. 
  75. Remember all those writing tips your English teacher always gave you which you thought you’d probably never use? Use them. Go back to your old Middle School notebooks and look through the writing tips and the writing process. Apply them to your work. 
  76. GET SOCIAL (HaHa. Social). No, I don’t mean going out and actualy talking to people, I mean going on Twitter and asking for suggestions for writing, what people would like to read about or simply fish for compliments. Hey, it might be annoying but it really does work to make you feel better about your writing. 
  77. Bring up one of your old works, and pull it up next to your current story. Compare then to now, and feel better about how much you’ve improved in your writing. 
  78. But now that I think about it, going out and actually being a social human being might work. Talk to people, go out and arrive 15 minutes late to your writing schedule with Starbuck’s. 
  79. Threaten yourself. This honestly works. Tell yourself that if you don’t finish at least one paragraph by the end of the next 10 minutes, you will not get desert that dinner. (Make sure to keep your threats, though. Challenging given it’s yourself. Try to get someone else to help you keep to your threats if you don’t comply).
  80. Start an inner debate, fight with yourself over the pros and cons of your work. Tell yourself ‘If this worked, then…’ and continue with a new plot idea. Even if you’re arguing with yourself, base your arguments on facts. Convince yourself that your plot is a good idea.
  81. Start from the middle and move outwards. This sort of goes with the puzzle suggestion. Simply start from the middle of the story, or the climax, and start working downwards to the minor plot details.
  82. Think positive. “I can finish this before Thursday”“This is a fantastic plot!”“This couldn’t go wrong!”. Make yourself feel good before going on to writing. Working with a low perspective on your work is never good. 
  83. Consider your setting. Change it, play with it. Move the setting from a High School AU to a USS Enterprise Ship in space. After all, why not? It is your story after all. 
  84. Write short stories to keep to yourself. Don’t show them to anyone, just keep them stored away to take a look at when you feel like you can’t accomplish anything.
  85. Keep a document with easy writing ideas. Some people, like me, have simple kickstarters which always manage to get our brains working immediately with ideas. Keep a document full of these, or just words that may invite your brain to develop backstories. 
  86. This one requires a bit more of time. Make a paper with 3 columns, in column 1 write a list of 20 random names. Column 2 is a list of 20 random actions (eats, plays, throws…). Column 3 is a list of random things (mangoes, lamp, dog…). Remember to number each one in every column from 1-20. Using a random number generator or a dice, select one of each list. In the end, you should have sometimes like “Susan eats mangoes”. Why does Susan eat mangoes? What lead her to have the mango in her hand? Make a backstory, include Susan in your story.
  87. Write the general topic of your story in the center of a sheet of paper, and fold it in half right across where it says the topic. Turn it over so you can only see one half, and there write points for one alternate way for your story to go. On the other half, write another path your story could go through without looking at the other side. In the end, look at your brainstorms for each path and choose one. This gives you more chances to choose.
  88. Treat it as a job. You work for The New York Times, you have a deadline in 1 hour, you have to write a whole article on the relationship between Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Do it, or you’ll lose your job.
  89. Doodle on a sheet of paper, draw things related to your story. Even if you’re a terrible artist (Case in point: me) just doodle some faces or stick figures. This generally helps me loosen up about my ideas.
  90. Don’t let your outside problems affect your writing. Block everything, your academic, social, family and general problems with your existence. This is your writing time, not a time for you to worry, 
  91. Go outside and jog with your pet, or simply spend some time with them. From personal experience, I can say that holding a cat in your lap while writing is honestly relaxing. 
  92. Take a risk. No story is fun without a sudden risk, such as killing off one of the favorite characters and seeing the reaction of the public. Go ahead, kill them, then bring them back, then kill them! It actually works really well with audiences (Ahem Doctor Who)
  93. Make your descriptions better, give the reader the feeling of ‘show not tell’. Instead of writing ‘it was a red room’ describe the colour, the feeling of the room. “It had walls as red as blood, the angry paint strokes of a lovers’ passion wiped all across the ceilings, the shelves, windows. It was a sea of red, of despair, of lost love”.
  94. Turn it into a fairytale. Make a frog prince pop out of nowhere, a fairy godmother out of a corner, Rumplestiltskin out of somewhere in the shadows. It’s your story, you can’t be tamed. 
  95. Create a character which you can relate to. Make them a writer, write about their feeling while writing. Making yourself feel identified in a deeper level with your writing truly helps.
  96. Go into writing programs. Some programs such as NaNoWriMo offer programs and interviews with bestselling authors who tell you the way to keep active in your writing and how to beat writer’s block. I guarantee their tips will be better than mine. 
  97. Make a family tree, or a relationship tree. Build it up nice and neat on a sheet of paper and start connecting every character to each other. Try to keep it simple, don’t make one mans companion be the mother of his wife who is actually daughter of time. (River Song, ease up with your complicated plot line).
  98. Keep a character locked up somewhere. Make them go away for a while, specially those frustrating characters. If Supernatural could get away with leaving Adam in the cage, so can you!
  99. Simply remember: writer’s block doesn’t last forever. It’s temporary, and it’s something every single writer has had to go through at least once in their life. The trick is to keep calm, take deep breaths, and look ahead to the time in which you will be free of this horrible burden.
  100. (+1) Don’t. Just don’t write for a few hours and let yourself procrastinate. Don’t do it too often, though, there’s only a certain number of times in which this will actually work.

I honestly hope this helped you get over your writer’s block, and just help you write in general. I’m not the most expert of experts when it comes to beating writers block, but in the end I’m a writer too so I know how it feels. Thanks for reading, and spread the word so other writers can see!

- Your fellow writer, Dani

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