Anonymous asked: Hello! I'm writing something that I only have vague ideas about. I know certain events and quotes, but I have no outline of it. The problem is, the stuff comes naturally to me, and I was wondering if I need an outline, or can i just continue writing the plot as I go?

thewritershelpers:

It’s completely up to you. Some writers need an outline, some don’t. And it can vary from project to project.

The one thing I would advise, personally, is if you’re going along fine without an outline, don’t pressure yourself into thinking you need one unless you get stuck for a significant amount of time. If the words are flowing, just keep writing — you can fix issues later in editing.

Hope this helps!

- O

winterfellwrites:



No one’s immune system is perfect. As such, under the cut you will find a masterlist of common allergies in the United States sorted by type (i.e. food, seasonal, pet, and other). I’ve also included common symptoms for any allergens that apply. Please keep in mind that virtually anything can be a potential allergen, I’m only listing the most common.  Any questions regarding anything on this list are welcome, and I’d be happy to provide my sources.

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winterfellwrites:

No one’s immune system is perfect. As such, under the cut you will find a masterlist of common allergies in the United States sorted by type (i.e. food, seasonal, pet, and other). I’ve also included common symptoms for any allergens that apply. Please keep in mind that virtually anything can be a potential allergen, I’m only listing the most common.  Any questions regarding anything on this list are welcome, and I’d be happy to provide my sources.

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Wings Queue (4/∞)

Wings Queue (4/∞)

undeadsidhe-inthetardis:

yeahwriters:

cleverhelp:

Write Rhymes finds rhymes for your words while you write and takes the weirdness out of poetry and scheming. 

Coooool!

I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND JUST HOW AMAZING THIS IS FOR WRITERSLIKEWE SPEND YEARS FILLING NOTEBOOKS WITH RHYMES FOR WORDS AND PHRASES AND END-RHYMES AND SLANT RHYMES AND THEN ONE DAY SOME 
FUCKING
GENIUS
GOES 
"YOU KNOW WHAT’D BE COOL?  MAKING EVERY POET WET THEMSELVES WITH FUCKING JOY”
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undeadsidhe-inthetardis:

yeahwriters:

cleverhelp:

Write Rhymes finds rhymes for your words while you write and takes the weirdness out of poetry and scheming. 

Coooool!

I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND JUST HOW AMAZING THIS IS FOR WRITERS
LIKE
WE SPEND YEARS FILLING NOTEBOOKS WITH RHYMES FOR WORDS AND PHRASES AND END-RHYMES AND SLANT RHYMES AND THEN ONE DAY SOME 

FUCKING

GENIUS

GOES 

"YOU KNOW WHAT’D BE COOL?  MAKING EVERY POET WET THEMSELVES WITH FUCKING JOY

I” M SO FUXKC I NG

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

ancestryinprogress:

boujhetto:

Wine 101 

  1. How-to Choose
  2. How-to Pair w/Food
  3. Using The Right Glass Shows You Have Class 
  4. Basic Types of Wine
  5. Expanded typing of Wines
  6. What Temp For EachType of Wine
  7. Knowing Your Wine Colors
  8. Wine Type Descriptions
  9. Caloric Comparison vs. Beer
  10. Coffees  

A friend once told me (while discussing wines & spirits) to learn about coffees too… " Because you’ll eventually need them, if / when you enjoy too much good spirits."

Infographics: Wine Folleys, Primer Magazine, and Chicago Food Magazine.

How to be an Adult 201

arinnhanson:

samswritingtips:

A breakdown of medieval armor, since a lot of pieces are required to create a full suit.

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What Should You Know About Your Characters?

fictionwritingtips:

What should you know about your characters before you begin? How well should you know their backstory? What should you plan out? It really depends on what kind of writer you are, but many people need to have a lot of details planned out before they begin. If you want to have complete control over the direction or your novel, consider spending a lot of time on character development.

You should have general idea of where your character wants to go. 

Meaning—you should know your character’s motivation and what their goals are. Understanding what your character wants and needs is important. Even if the character is unsure of their future, we need to know what they plan to do. They need to want something.

You should know why your characters are the way they are. 

You need to know about their past if you want to write about how they are currently. If a character is mean and nasty, usually there’s a reason why they are that way. You don’t have to tell your readers right off the bat, but it can be exposed slowly over the course of your novel. This goes with villains needing motive. Most people aren’t just evil because they feel like being evil. They usually think they’re the hero.

You need to understand your characters relationships to each other. 

How will they meet? How do they already know each other? How will their relationships grow? What are the events that will tie your characters together? It’s important that you know how your characters will interact and support each other.

It’s important that you know how your characters will interact with the world they live in.

Does the world you created have an impact on their actions and where they’re going? Does it hinder them in some way? Locations should have an impact on the action and how your character will reach his or her goals. Take some time to plan it out.

Names, ages, what they look like, etc. is usually information you should know before you begin. 

I think you should know what your character looks like, so you can have a clear picture in your mind. Your readers won’t know who your character is unless you do. Obviously physical traits aren’t the most important thing about your story, but we all like to picture who we read about. Readers will come up with their own interpretations, but they need a starting point.

You don’t need to know everything about your characters before you begin because some things you’ll learn along the way. Not having everything planned out shouldn’t be an excuse not to start. Knowing your main characters, the plot, and who your main characters will meet along the way is a good start. Other stuff you can work on as you’re writing.

-Kris Noel

A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

sauntering-vaguely-downwards:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

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samswritingtips:

The basics of eye shapes for writers.

My sources are probably better than I am (more photos, longer descriptions), so here they are: [x] [x]