but for real
im called ren and i write fanfics sometimes, but mostly i just rp (elsewhere) and reblog writing tips that i never get around to reading

haha ye

August 23 · 14,217 notes
bleedforyourtypewriter:

Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:
Coggle 
Lucidchart
Mural.ly
Blumind
MindMeister
Mindmaple
Mindomo
NovaMind
Popplet
Scapple
Tree Sheets
Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)
XMind
FreeMind
Oak Outliner
Work Flowy
The Outliner of Giants
Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:
Gedit
Google Docs
Kate
LibreOffice
Microsoft Word
My Writing Spot
NoteTab
Open Office
Quabel
Ted
Vim
yEdit
Making notes? Here you go:
CintaNotes
Evernote
KeepNote
Memonic
MS OneNote
Scribe
SuperNotecard
Tomboy
Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:
Aeon Timeline 
Dipity
Preceden
Tiki-Toki
Timeglider
Timeline
TimelineJS
TimeToast
Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:
Liquid Story Binder XE
LitLift
PangurPad
Scriptito
Scrivener
Writer’s Café
Yarny
yWriter
Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:
Dark Room 
FocusWriter
JDarkRoom
Momentum Writer
OmmWriter
Q10
Writemonkey
Zen Writer 
Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:
Cold Turkey 
FocalFilter
Freedom
InternetOff
Keepmeout
Nanny
Productivity Owl
RescueTime
SelfControl
SelfRestraint
Simple Blocker
StayFocusd
Strict Workflow
Time Doctor
Waste No Time
Website Blocker
So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 
AutoCrit
EditMinion
Grammarly
LyX
SlickWrite
SmartEdit
After the Deadline
All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:
Acrobat
InDesign
Calibre
CutePDF
Jutoh
Mobipocket Creator
PagePlus
PageStream
PDFCreator
Scribus
Sigil
I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:
750 Words
One Page per Day
Oneword
Penzu
Write or Die
Written Kitten
Focus Booster
Spaaze
AutoREALM (Map building software)

Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

bleedforyourtypewriter:

Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:

Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:

Making notes? Here you go:

Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:

Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:

Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:

Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:

So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 

All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:

I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:

Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

#writing resources 

August 20 · 19,470 notes
queensansastark:

Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.

queensansastark:

Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.

#reference 

July 7 · 128,920 notes

jebbyfish:

So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!

i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!

How to Write Better OCs:

Character Development:

Diversity

Mary Sue/Gary Stu

Villains

Relationships

ARCHETYPES

NAMES

APPEARANCE

DETAILS

again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

(Source: herorosalyn)

#ocs  #original characters  #writing 

July 6 · 213,375 notes
The problems of writing

clevergirlhelps:

  • Having a Beginning
  • Having an Ending
  • But WHERE’S THE MIDDLE?!?
  • HOW DO I GET TO THE ENDING
  • WHAT IS A PLOT
  • WHAT ARE PLOT DETAILS
  • WHAT IS WRITING

And most importantly:

  • HOW DO I TITLE

FRIENDS

(Source: pitchblack-the-nightmare-king)

#writing 

June 5 · 9 notes

hypergiants:

I feel like writer’s block isn’t an accurate phrase, it’s more like “Writer’s soul crushing anxiety over creating something worthy of your own impossibly high internal standards.”


April 1 · 5 notes

tatterdemalionamberite:

the time between posting a fanfic chapter and receiving the first comment on it

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March 21 · 24,225 notes

cbjeebies:

peispes:

How to create a character:

  1. mash some things together until they resemble a concept
  2. release the steering wheel
  3. ??? screaming ????
  4. rescue what you can from the scene of the accident

This is actually the most accurate description of character creation I have ever read.


March 21 · 115,758 notes

plightofthevalkyries:

Do you ever write a line that just makes you sit back for a second and go

hot damn

I wrote that

that line is so good

if I was a famous writer hipsters would probably get that tattooed on their biceps, that line’s so good


February 26 · 121 notes
200-Follower Writing Giveaway!

thedude3445:

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As promised about four months ago, now that I have hit 200 followers I am going to do a giveaway involving writing stuff!!!

See, now you get to have some pretty cool stuff written by me, if you win this contest!

This stuff can be anything you want, in any format that involves writing; you can check out a lot of my stuff in the “My Writin’ Showcase" tab of my blog, but for the shortlist, I can offer you A Beauty at Rest, December Draws Near, and Holding Something Against Someone to give you some of the typical kind of stuff I like to write (though like I said, it can be anything). Basically, you can either get me to write a cool story, or you can burden me to write something completely terrible as punishment for getting 200 followers (see this for an example of my willingness to accept this kind of thing). 

To enter, all you have to do is like and reblog or whatever. I’m not bothering with the following part, but I will only count likes once. Reblogs? Hell if I care how many times you reblog it. Do it like twenty times. I’ll count those because those mean slightly more than likes.

Here are THE PRIZES (The pictures correlate to how exciting the prize should be to you):

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(GRAND SUPER PRIZE) 1 WNNER- I will make you any story that you want, a commission worth up to 15,000 words. This is the equivalent of 30 to 35 pages of material!

[This can also be multiple smaller commissions that add to about the same length, of course.]

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(ULTRA DELUXE PRIZE) 2 WINNERS- I will make you any story you want, a commission up to 5000 words. This is equivalent of about 10 pages of material. While not as big or grand as the GRAND SUPER PRIZE, ten pages is still a lot to work with!

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(3RD PRIZE) 5 WINNERS- I will make a fan fiction starring you interacting with your favorite characters. You will be a self-insert mary sue, based on the description you will give me. The length will vary on how little I care about your fandom.

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(CONSOLATION PRIZE) 48 WINNERS- I will send you a message on Tumblr containing an MS Paint drawing of one of the Squiddles from Sandswept, along with a haiku about you from a cursory 30-second reading of your about page. You’ll be so excited to win this. (No you won’t)

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(DANGER TIER) 50 WINNERS- You will receive this GIF of Andrew Hussie from Barty Anderson 2, and probably a creepy message underneath, detailing how you are going to die in a Machine of Death-style manner.

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(HELL TIER) 3 WINNERS- YOU LOST. YOU ENTERED THE CONTEST AND ENDED UP WITH THE MOST HORRIBLE RESULT: LOSING. YOU WILL RECEIVE A PENALTY WORSE THAN EVEN WINNING NOTHING.

I dunno if you’re seeing this, but this means there are a total of 106 prizes! (and 3 losers) That’s a lot!

I will choose the winners on March 9th, 2014, which savants may know as the 6th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in North America. You will be contacted shortly thereafter if you have won.

So spread the word, and pray you get to win.


February 3 · 34,952 notes
momochanners:

endofdaysonmars:

korrigan-sidhe:

witchlingfumbles:

amandaonwriting:

Plotting by J.L. Bell

It’s so beautiful.

THIS
THIS IS MAGNIFICENT MY GODS

IMPORTANT!!!

momochanners:

endofdaysonmars:

korrigan-sidhe:

witchlingfumbles:

amandaonwriting:

Plotting by J.L. Bell

It’s so beautiful.

THIS

THIS IS MAGNIFICENT MY GODS

IMPORTANT!!!

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#writing  #reference  #plot map