disneyland24-7:

mydollyaviana:

Literary techniques explained by Disney - from Buzzfeed

This makes me very happy

realrandomsam:

smaugnussen:

goddessofsax:

Hair color reference chart. It’s not perfect, but from what I could gather it’s pretty accurate.

dont let the fanfic writers see this

You forgot titian.

POSTED July 21, 2014 @ 00:17 WITH 86,378 notes
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So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPSHow to generate a map in Photoshop (video)How to create (mountain) brushes (video)How to create trees (video)How to create mountains and hills (video)How to create swamps and deserts (video) Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2) Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4) 
CITIESCity Map GeneratorClevergirlhelps’ Brilliant Post on City PlanningThewritingcafe’s Brilliant Post on City PlanningStreets VS MonumentsHow to create a grid in PhotoshopCity BrushesCities to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)MISC.Ship PlansHow Geography Affects ClimateHow Streets Evolve as Cities GrowHistory of Building MaterialsClimatesR. Steves’ Europe (Videos) NEED A NAME? Location and Setting name generatorPirate Ship name generatorShip name generator

So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPS
How to generate a map in Photoshop (video)
How to create (mountain) brushes 
(video)
How to create trees 
(video)
How to create mountains and hills 
(video)
How to create swamps and deserts 
(video)
Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2)
Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)
Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources
World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)

linestorm:

200 words that describe light

POSTED July 04, 2014 @ 22:02 WITH 36,051 notes
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Anonymous ASKED:
I have no idea what my story's plot is. I can't even summarize it--I just have all of these ideas swimming in my head! What should I do?

thewritingcafe:

Here are some ideas:

  • Write out the entire story as a synopsis. Try to keep it under ten pages. Write out your story as you have it now, in chronological order, with all the plots and sub plots. If you have sub plots or ideas for scenes and you’re not sure where to put them, write them anyway and try to place them somewhere.
  • Write out the synopsis for one character. Once you have all of your ideas written down, choose one character (start with the protagonist), and write out their entire narrative. Write the synopsis with only them in mind. Then do it with another character. Soon you’ll have the character arcs and narratives of your major characters and you’ll be able to see where their stories overlap.
  • Write your ideas on note cards. Write down sub plots, plots, scenes, etc. and put them on note cards. This way, you can rearrange them as you please to see what works out. You can use online applications like bubbl can be helpful if you don’t have note cards.
  • Just write. Sometimes if you just start writing, it’ll come together. Jump right in and see where it all goes.

You can also answer these questions from my planning page (as part of my How to Write and Publish a Book guide) to get the outline of your main plot and to make sure that you have a full plot:

  • Who is the protagonist? To have a story, you need a protagonist. The protagonist does not have to be a hero and does not have to be the point of view character, but should be the center of the story.
  • What is the protagonist’s motive? The protagonist needs a motive. This is what drives the plot forward.
  • What is the main conflict? The protagonist has a motive, but there is conflict that prevents that motive from being reached.
  • Who is the antagonist? The antagonist is the character who opposes the protagonist and the protagonist’s motive. The antagonist does not have to be a villain or even a character, but should still have a presence.
  • What is the climax? The climax it when the protagonist is put up again their motive and all the story has been leading to. 
  • Does the protagonist succeed or fail? The protagonist must either succeed in reaching their motive through the climax, or fail.
  • How does the protagonist change? How does the outcome of the climax change the protagonist? Characters need to change over time or they’ll be static.

Too Many Ideas Syndrome

Finding Focus During a Storm of Ideas

I Have Too Many Ideas

Reverse Snowflake Method

concernedresidentofbakerstreet:

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Blouse Collars, 1940s-50s - By Charlotte Dymock.

there was a lot of bullshit in the forties and fifties but the style was not part of it

POSTED June 28, 2014 @ 10:06 WITH 2,145 notes
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characterdesigninspiration:

Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

POSTED June 23, 2014 @ 21:54 WITH 104,717 notes
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The Effects of Alcohol and Alcoholism Withdrawal 

midnightreference:

Short-Term Effects of Alcohol

  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired judgment
  • Distorted vision and hearing
  • Blackouts
  • Flushed appearance
  • Intense moods
  • Lack of coordination and slower reflexes
  • Reduced…