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TIPS:
Tips For Characterization
21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors
The Importance Of Body Language
34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer
Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research
Eight Short Story Tips
How To Stop Procrastinating
Ten Exercises In Creativity
How To Show (Not Tell)
Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity
Why Research Is Important In Writing
Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone
Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In
The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers
Five Essential Story Ingredients
Formatting Your Manuscript
Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing
99 Ways To Beat Writers Block
You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill
Best Apps For Writers
Online Whiteboard
This Sentence Has 5 Words
GRAMMAR (WORDS):
Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar
20 Common Grammar Mistakes
Synonyms For Said
Alternatives For But
Alternatives For Angry
Alternatives For Whispered
200 Words To Describe Light
45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very
Colour Names
Other Ways To Say…
Lay vs Lie
Make Words Longer
Words And Meanings
Common English Mistakes
Online Etymology Dictionary
Tip Of My Tongue
Cliche Finder
NAMES:
7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters
Names In Different Time Periods
Behind The Name
Meaning Of Names
Fake Name Generator
Random Name Generator
Quick Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
Baby Names Country
Muslim Names And Meanings
Indian Names And Meanings
Name Playground
NOVEL:
How To Rewrite
Editing Recipe
How To Write A Novel
Writing 101: Revising Your Novel
Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
Finishing Your Novel
Novel Outlining 101
Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page
How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:
Family Tree Maker
Tips For Characterization
Character Trait Masterlist
Character Bio Help
Character Writing Exercise
123 Ideas For Character Flaws
Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description
How To Create Fictional Characters
Writing Magical Characters
Character Development Sheet
Character Development Worksheet
Character Chart
Character Chart For Fiction Writers
100 Character Development Questions For Writers
Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters
Ten Days Of Character Building
Writing Effective Character Breakdowns
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:
When To Change Paragraphs
36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations
How To Write A Death Scene
The Snowflake Method
Effectively Outlining Your Plot
Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot
One Page Plotting
How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
Choosing The Best Outline Method For You
Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense
Conflict Test
What Is Conflict?
Writing The Perfect Scene
How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:
Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World
World Building 101
Creating A Believable World
Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping
Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds
Writing Fantasy
Myths
Creating The Perfect Setting
POINT OF VIEW:
Establishing The Right Point Of View
How To Write In Third Person
The I Problem
OTHERS:
Types Of Crying
Eye Colours
Skin Tones
Who Do I Write Like?
Write Rhymes
Survive Nature
How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

starrify-everything:

TIPS:

Tips For Characterization

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors

The Importance Of Body Language

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer

Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research

Eight Short Story Tips

How To Stop Procrastinating

Ten Exercises In Creativity

How To Show (Not Tell)

Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity

Why Research Is Important In Writing

Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone

Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In

The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers

Five Essential Story Ingredients

Formatting Your Manuscript

Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing

99 Ways To Beat Writers Block

You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill

Best Apps For Writers

Online Whiteboard

This Sentence Has 5 Words

GRAMMAR (WORDS):

Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar

20 Common Grammar Mistakes

Synonyms For Said

Alternatives For But

Alternatives For Angry

Alternatives For Whispered

200 Words To Describe Light

45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very

Colour Names

Other Ways To Say…

Lay vs Lie

Make Words Longer

Words And Meanings

Common English Mistakes

Online Etymology Dictionary

Tip Of My Tongue

Cliche Finder

NAMES:

7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters

Names In Different Time Periods

Behind The Name

Meaning Of Names

Fake Name Generator

Random Name Generator

Quick Name Generator

Fantasy Name Generator

Baby Names Country

Muslim Names And Meanings

Indian Names And Meanings

Name Playground

NOVEL:

How To Rewrite

Editing Recipe

How To Write A Novel

Writing 101: Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

Finishing Your Novel

Novel Outlining 101

Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes

13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page

How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

Family Tree Maker

Tips For Characterization

Character Trait Masterlist

Character Bio Help

Character Writing Exercise

123 Ideas For Character Flaws

Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description

How To Create Fictional Characters

Writing Magical Characters

Character Development Sheet

Character Development Worksheet

Character Chart

Character Chart For Fiction Writers

100 Character Development Questions For Writers

Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters

Ten Days Of Character Building

Writing Effective Character Breakdowns

PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:

When To Change Paragraphs

36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations

How To Write A Death Scene

The Snowflake Method

Effectively Outlining Your Plot

Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot

One Page Plotting

How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps

Choosing The Best Outline Method For You

Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense

Conflict Test

What Is Conflict?

Writing The Perfect Scene

How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?

SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:

Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World

World Building 101

Creating A Believable World

Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping

Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds

Writing Fantasy

Myths

Creating The Perfect Setting

POINT OF VIEW:

Establishing The Right Point Of View

How To Write In Third Person

The I Problem

OTHERS:

Types Of Crying

Eye Colours

Skin Tones

Who Do I Write Like?

Write Rhymes

Survive Nature

How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

unwrittensoul:

"We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us." 

unwrittensoul:

"We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us." 

Ramzaan is probably the best month in a Muslim’s life.

What we do during Ramzaan:

Super heavy early morning breakfast. And after finishing, we all think to ourselves, “I won’t feel hungry the entire day after eating this much!” :D

Fast.

Share Iftaari in the evening! I had a mini Iftaar party almost everyday. It seems we stay hungry, but in reality we eat more than usual. :P

Meet up family, old friends & new people. The entire month is a beautiful get together, allowing you to catch up with people you don’t see often.

Pray together, for others & among others, pray for ourselves.

End the month happily with Eid. Meeting friends and family while gobbling up Sheer kurma, Kharak and anything sweet! ;)

Ramzaan is probably the best month in a Muslim’s life.
Until next year, Ramzaan, will truly be missed.

Eid mubarak everyone! :)

(Source: nakeya52.blogspot.in)

fastcompany:

Kids Need A Flashlight To Read This Adorable Pop-up Book

Motion Silhouette tells a story through its shadows.

Reading by flashlight when you’re supposed to be asleep is practically a rite of passage for kids. An adorable new children’s book celebrates that tradition.

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mazverdagon:

The Four Seasons of Disney (insp.)

psychotherapy:

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”
—Jeanette Winterson

psychotherapy:

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”

Jeanette Winterson

largecoin:

what a day!!!!!!!! nothing happened and i was tired

queen-elsa-of-pokemon:

reluctantisthehero:

Stop. Read this.

That shirt looks great on you.

I like it when you smile

I care about you.

It’s gonna be okay.

I’m so happy you’re alive.

Stay strong, everyone.

This needs to be on everyone’s dash

Jul 4

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

- Logan Pearsall Smith (via atlas-of-fellings)

(Source: de-la-valliere)

Jul 1

Knowledge is important, but only if we’re being kind and gentle with ourselves as we work to discover who we are.

- Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection (via psychotherapy)

Jul 1
picturesquegoddess:

More stuff from class, we had to create an illustration using no colour (not even gray scale, just B/W) and show objects and characters looking 3D. Some classmates said it looked like it could be the cover of a comic so I added the text over it to give a vague idea of what it could look like as a cover.
It was inspired by something my mum keeps saying to my dad “Mine is an undying love” literally meaning she wouldn’t die for him. The play on that here is that neither of the characters shown in the image are alive.

picturesquegoddess:

More stuff from class, we had to create an illustration using no colour (not even gray scale, just B/W) and show objects and characters looking 3D. Some classmates said it looked like it could be the cover of a comic so I added the text over it to give a vague idea of what it could look like as a cover.

It was inspired by something my mum keeps saying to my dad “Mine is an undying love” literally meaning she wouldn’t die for him. The play on that here is that neither of the characters shown in the image are alive.

sebastiandebeste:

*hears a single word from a foreign language that i know* Wow. haha not to toot my own horn or anything but did you guys know that you are in the presence of a sophisticated linguist

thingsthedoctortaughtme:

#76: The souffle isn’t the souffle. The souffle is the recipe. - Clara Oswald, “The Name of the Doctor” (S7 Ep13)

thingsthedoctortaughtme:

#76: The souffle isn’t the souffle. The souffle is the recipe. - Clara Oswald, “The Name of the Doctor” (S7 Ep13)

holymelancholy:

sassycelery:

dere you go

I DONT HAVE A MICROWAVE IM SO MAD

(Source: jealoustink)

45-Second Cookie in a Mug

thedarkisnight:

There have been a lot of these going around, but this is the recipe that I’ve tested and works the best.  Trust me, this one is yummy. I use it myself all the time.

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 or 4 drops tablespoon vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  1. In a mug, melt the butter in the microwave (on high, 30 seconds).
  2. Add sugar, light or dark brown sugar, vanilla and stir.
  3. Add egg yolk, stir.
  4. Add flour.  If the consistency is too dry, add a splash of milk.  If the consistency is too runny, add another pinch or so of flour to thicken the dough.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  7. (Optional) Top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

Handy conversions and tips: 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons.  If you want a sweeter, or less sweet cookie, try adding 1 more or 1 less teaspoon of the light/dark sugar.  When you melt the butter, you don’t want it too hot (i.e. bubbling), it okay if you still have some solid spots after you take it out of the microwave. As long as the majority of the butter is liquified, the rest will melt when you stir it.  It doesn’t matter what kind of flour you use, just regular all purpose will do, or what ever you have on hand.