March 10 2014, 11pm
USEFUL TIPS & GUIDES FOR WRITERS, a masterlist by cyrusassists.
It came to my attention that people really like masterlists around this community, so I threw another one together. It’s not specifically for role-playing, as most of mine are, but everything I linked below was designed to help you with your writing, so you should probably check them out anyway.
- Common mistakes in English writing.
- The Guide to the Writing Process.
- Describing a person: Adding Details.
- Masterlist of choice generators, part one.
- Masterlist of choice generators, part two.
- How to end a novel with a punch.
- The ultimate guide to Grammar and Writing.
- Getting your writing done on an online program.
- Useful profile sheet for creating characters!
- Helpful for when there’s a word on tip of your tongue.
- Back to Basics: Writing a Novel Synopsis.
- 25 ways to plot, plan and prep your story.
- 20 writing tips from fiction authors.
- Short writing activities for beginners. [ESL learners]
- How to use an outline to write a first draft.
- 25 ways to improve your vocabulary.
- Using people-watching as a learning experience.
- The DO’s and DON’T’s of adding description.
- How to make simple writing more vivid.
- Advice: How to perfect your writing.
- Template for family tree planning.
- The Writer’s Mary Sue Test!
- How to create characters for your story.
- A beautifully written guide to BODY LANGUAGE: EYES.
- Plotting your novel, by Lee Masterson.
- IUP Writing Center: Descriptive Writing.
- Writing well-rounded characters.
- Masterlist of guides to help describe someone/something.
- Masterlist of positive character traits for your characters.
- Heavenly sounds that help you relax + focus.
- Grammar & style: ways to tighten up your writing.
- Different music playlists to inspire you as you write.
- Survey to help you with fully developing a character.
- List of alternatives to overstated words.
- Masterlist of flaws for your characters.
- Steps to writing more and more.
- A guide to role-playing/writing relationships.
- Guide on staying in character.
- Knowing when to stop: expectations for a satisfying ending.
- Creating emotional frustration in your characters.
- Writing out friendships between multiple characters.
- Writing gender-specific dialogue.
- Writing for the young adult audience.
- Write fiction that grabs the readers from day one.
- Finding solid names for your unique characters.
- 7 ways to make a good story great.
- Story Structure: Skipping Time Between Scenes. [x]
- How NOT to start your story.
- Masterlist of 140 character guides.
- Resource blog for writers, #1.
- Resource blog for writers, #2.
- Resource blog for writers, #3.
- Resource blog for writers, #4.
- Resource blog for writers, #5.
- A lot more writing blogs.
This got pretty long, so I’ll insert the rest beneath the cut!
March 10 2014, 8pm
I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!
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March 10 2014, 6pm
Websites for when you want to:
- 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