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i couldnt find a fangirl/fanboy challenge based on video games that i liked so i made my ownwhich is actually just a tweaked version of [x]

  • [7] video games
  • [5] pre/sequels
  • [7] female characters
  • [7] male characters
  • [5] pairings (canon or your otp)
  • [5] friendships
  • [5] soundtracks
  • [5] quotes
  • [5] heartbreaking scenes/moments
  • [5] heartwarming scenes/moments
  • [5] character deaths
  • [4] character archetypes / alternatively: factions
  • [7] sceneries
Posted: 8 hours ago with 771 notes

25 Steps To Edit The Unmerciful Suck Out Of Your Story


Chuck Wendig on editing. A good read. NSFW for language, if you care.

Posted: 1 day ago with 1,019 notes

Top 10 Obsolete Words


Top 10 Obsolete Words



Writability: How to Choose the Right Agent for YOU

So we’ve discussed why you need an agent (if you want to publish traditionally) and how not to get an agent. But now I want to talk about picking the right agent for you.

So here’s the thing about literary agents:…

Posted: 2 days ago with 866 notes

How to make a character's death sadder


  1. Don’t have them die of old age after a long, fulfilling life. Many people don’t even think of this as sad (note that this can still work if you have enough of the other factors).
  2. Leave one of their major goals unfinished. The more enthusiastic they are about completing the goal, the sadder.
Posted: 4 days ago with 759 notes
Anonymous said: Could you think of any tips for writing male and female courtesans? 


Professional Traits

  • Intelligence. Courtesans often mixed with high society alongside their benefactor. They must be adept at conversing with said high society. In historical times, courtesans often had a wide range of knowledge, from art to politics, so they could talk to anyone. Courtesans also need the wit to entertain others with their intelligence. Everyone likes someone who will make them laugh.
  • Kindness. Courtesans stayed with their benefactors for weeks, months, or even a lifetime. As a demon once said, “I just want to be loved!” and that’s true of everyone. A good courtesan would be skilled at making their benefactor feel loved and special.
  • Entertainment. In a time when there was no internet, you had to make all your entertainment yourself. Courtesans often had skills like singing and drawing. They also had to know how to dance so they could attend functions.
  • Appearance. Impressions are everything. Courtesans would want to look their best all the time. They would know all the latest fashion and how to wear makeup to the best effect. 
  • Sex. To state the obvious. Courtesans would need to know all the sex tips they could get their hands on. 

Personal Traits

  • Courtesans were often social climbers, so you can assume the courtesan or someone behind them is ambitious, intelligent, and political
  • In history, courtesans could be married and their spouses almost always knew about their job
  • The courtesan could have any personality at home (versus the face they put on for clients), but they’ll get farther if they are naturally witty, extroverted, and loving

Posted: 4 days ago with 275 notes

+ 100 Exquisite Adjectives.


(SOURCE) Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word...

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