2 days ago with 118 notes
Bad Writing Habits You Mustn’t Fall Into!

not-so-classicallytrainedwriter:

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While I know that all writers have their own style and habits and writing is fairly subjective, there are some bad habits out there. The only way to break them is to suddenly become aware of them! These habits are often the tell-tale sign of an amateur writer. They are little but distracting as hell and make your work frustrating to read. So, without further ado, here they are: 

  1. Too much in bold. Bold type is pretty rare to see in novels and works incredibly well when placed well. It’s used effectively in The Book Thief. But other than that, I’ve seen some bad use of bold type. Once so bad, I tried to see if the words made up a secret message or something, but no. It was just incredibly distracting bold print meant to emphasize certain words. 
  2. Too much in italics. Words are usually italicized for the same reason they are bolded - for emphasis. Too many words that are in italics on a page is incredibly distracting. Every time the reader comes across an italicized word, they must slow down the pace of their reading to understand the emphasis. It’s like a speed bump when reading. Treat it like that. No one likes to drive on roads with a ton of speed bumps. 
  3. One ellipsis (…)  is too many. When I see a page with more than one ellipsis, I cringe just a little. This is the poster child of bad writing habits! If italics and bolded type are speed bumps, then an ellipsis is a stoplight. More often than not, it’s a lazy stoplight too where the writer didn’t even finish their train of thought for that sentence. These can be used well, don’t get me wrong. But they are most often abused by young writers trying to be “thoughtful” or “serious.” My tip for you on these is do not use them unless absolutely necessary. Like maybe use it twice in 80,000 words. It’s mostly not needed.
  4. Caps always = shouting. This is a mistake if I ever saw one. Caps is shouting, yes, but use it sparingly. Consider the different degrees of loud sounds.  If it’s just above indoor voice, it doesn’t need to be in all caps, you can just say “he shouted” or even just by context and character reaction, the reader might understand the tone. Caps is more like bloody murder, going-to-die-painfully kind of voice. It is uncomfortable to read in all caps and naturally pushes the reader into the defensive. To use it effectively can make your work really come alive. 
  5. Said is dead.” Said is not dead. When you use every different kind of dialogue tag, such as “investigated,” “whispered,” “yelped,” it slows down the action of the story with information the reader should be able to pick up on from the context of the story. When you just use “said” to clarify from time to time, it is a basic and short dialogue tag that readers will just skim right through. Don’t make all dialogue tags “said,” having a good mix is ideal. 
  6. Use ALL the adverbs! New writers, do not use adverbs. Just avoid them. Use them sparingly, but be warned, it’s like a drug or nail-bitting or any other bad habit, once you’ve had a taste, you just keep falling back on it. Be safe with your adverb usage. 
#writing help




2 days ago with 160 notes

beetlejvices:

     under the cut you’ll be able to find 200+ small/medium gifs of the cutie patootie, kat graham. there shouldn’t be any repeats, frozen gifs or grey boxes, but if there are i apologize in advance and all credit goes to the rightful owners! enjoy!

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#kat graham #kat graham gifs #gif hunt




2 days ago with 114 notes
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xandrarps:






It’s that time of year again! Candy apples, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating. It’s all lovely in the real world, and for the sake of bringing more fun to the RP community, I’ve decided to bring some of the fun online! This will be a sort of Secret Santa, though it’ll be revolving around Halloween. If you reblog this post, on October 1st, you will get a URL in your ask from me, and of course, someone else will get your URL. You’ll send spooky stories, share fun Halloween experiences, and overall spread the excitement that October brings. On the 31st you will reveal yourself and a new friendship will be made! You must be an RPH to be eligible. Only reblogs will be counted for entry and you will get your pairs on October 1st. Happy Halloween!

xandrarps:

It’s that time of year again! Candy apples, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating. It’s all lovely in the real world, and for the sake of bringing more fun to the RP community, I’ve decided to bring some of the fun online! This will be a sort of Secret Santa, though it’ll be revolving around Halloween. If you reblog this post, on October 1st, you will get a URL in your ask from me, and of course, someone else will get your URL. You’ll send spooky stories, share fun Halloween experiences, and overall spread the excitement that October brings. On the 31st you will reveal yourself and a new friendship will be made! You must be an RPH to be eligible. Only reblogs will be counted for entry and you will get your pairs on October 1st. Happy Halloween!





1 month ago with 53 notes
dnnyphantom:


— An unpopular masterlist of surnames. Under the cut you will find 600 surnames that I collected over the past few months. I haven’t done anything remotely helpful within the last three months, so I thought I’d post my personal list of last names I use when I’m creating a character, or a whole bunch of them! I didn’t use any kind of website for these, so if I spelled something wrong please let me know. I’ll try to update it whenever I can, but I hope this is useful to those who have a hard time picking a name. ❤ Please like/reblog if you found this helpful. Enjoy! xx
I’m not fully off hiatus, but I’ll accept any wanted plot opinions, masterlist requests and faceclaim help before my hiatus ends sometime in September!


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dnnyphantom:

— An unpopular masterlist of surnames. Under the cut you will find 600 surnames that I collected over the past few months. I haven’t done anything remotely helpful within the last three months, so I thought I’d post my personal list of last names I use when I’m creating a character, or a whole bunch of them! I didn’t use any kind of website for these, so if I spelled something wrong please let me know. I’ll try to update it whenever I can, but I hope this is useful to those who have a hard time picking a name. ❤ Please like/reblog if you found this helpful. Enjoy! xx

  • I’m not fully off hiatus, but I’ll accept any wanted plot opinions, masterlist requests and faceclaim help before my hiatus ends sometime in September!

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#character help #surnames #writing help




1 month ago with 21 notes
kahlanamnellrph:

Everyone complains about not being able to come up with a good plot, or one that is original. I’m here to tell you that you can - it only took me about 45 minutes to make this long list by scrolling through all my blogs and looking at my book shelf. It’s easy
Here is a list of 26 mostly unique plot ideas you can use if you want to make a new roleplay group. 
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kahlanamnellrph:

Everyone complains about not being able to come up with a good plot, or one that is original. I’m here to tell you that you can - it only took me about 45 minutes to make this long list by scrolling through all my blogs and looking at my book shelf. It’s easy

Here is a list of 26 mostly unique plot ideas you can use if you want to make a new roleplay group. 

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#plot ideas #plothelp #plots




1 month ago with 112 notes
Samantha Logan Gif Hunt

psychictwinsrph:

Here is a downloadable gif hunt, where you will find approximately 130 gifs of Samantha Logan. I apologize for any repeats. It is a .zip file. None where made by me and if you’d like any of your gifs removed, please let me know. If there are any problems, feel fee to send an ask.

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#samantha logan #samantha logan gifs #samantha logan gif hunt #gif hunt




1 month ago

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It’s hard to say what draws people so different to a similar place. Some believe in the Chinese belief of the Red String of Fate that ties destinies together. Others instead believe in the predetermination that everything is laid out for us before we are even born, the strands of our lives woven since the beginning of time by the Greek Fates. Some believe in soul mates, or that everything simply happens for a reason, that things fall apart so that better things can fall together. Others might think all of that is utter bullshit and only we are in control of our destiny. Yet whatever they might believe, different circumstances have brought a group of hopefuls to the city of New Orleans and regardless of their reasons; these strangers will soon see their lives collide, for better or for worse.

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It’s hard to say what draws people so different to a similar place. Some believe in the Chinese belief of the Red String of Fate that ties destinies together. Others instead believe in the predetermination that everything is laid out for us before we are even born, the strands of our lives woven since the beginning of time by the Greek Fates. Some believe in soul mates, or that everything simply happens for a reason, that things fall apart so that better things can fall together. Others might think all of that is utter bullshit and only we are in control of our destiny. Yet whatever they might believe, different circumstances have brought a group of hopefuls to the city of New Orleans and regardless of their reasons; these strangers will soon see their lives collide, for better or for worse.

#running from lions #promos #glee family rp #glee rp #family rp




2 months ago with 365 notes

elfofrph:

moodboard gif hunt #1

under the cut are 286 moodboard-sized gifs from various sources, compiled by yours truly. i did not create any of these gifs and the credit belongs to their respective makers. please like/reblog this post if you found this useful, and part two will be coming very soon!

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#moodboard #moodboard gif hunt #moodboard gifs




2 months ago with 227 notes

dolland:

Under the cut you will find about 100+ small and medium hq gifs of Meagan Tandy, who is best known as Braeden in the tv series Teen Wolf, she has showed her pretty face in movies like Pirahna 3DD and tv series called Jane by Design. None of these gifs are mine, and credit goes to the rightful owners. I also really tried to avoid repeated gifs. Please like or reblog if this helped you in any way. The gif hunt will be updated.

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#meagan tandy #meagan tandy gifs #gif hunt




2 months ago with 637,450 notes
its-a-joke-mkay:

fidefortitude:

crofefs:

i love how there is no comments on this everyone just gets the reference

No. No, I don’t get the reference. 300 thousand people have reblogged this without a word, without so much as a tag, because apparently we all get the reference. I fucking don’t. This has passed by my dashboard hundreds of fucking times and nobody ever asks what the fuck it is.
I’m officially terming this post a conspiracy. 300000 people could not just know what this is. You’re all reblogging this to fit in, or because you know it messes with people, or because you’re the fucking Matrix. You’re the Matrix, aren’t you? You’re all a bunch of Mr Smiths living in a world of green code. Well fuck you all and fuck your stupid post. I’m off to save fucking Zion.
Fuck this.

Dude it’s from spongebob

its-a-joke-mkay:

fidefortitude:

crofefs:

i love how there is no comments on this everyone just gets the reference

No. No, I don’t get the reference. 300 thousand people have reblogged this without a word, without so much as a tag, because apparently we all get the reference. I fucking don’t. This has passed by my dashboard hundreds of fucking times and nobody ever asks what the fuck it is.

I’m officially terming this post a conspiracy. 300000 people could not just know what this is. You’re all reblogging this to fit in, or because you know it messes with people, or because you’re the fucking Matrix. You’re the Matrix, aren’t you? You’re all a bunch of Mr Smiths living in a world of green code. Well fuck you all and fuck your stupid post. I’m off to save fucking Zion.

Fuck this.

Dude it’s from spongebob