the-fandoms-have-the-phone-box:

kisaragishintaro:

imagine a series where everyone is already dead and enjoying the afterlife but the events start to happen and people start to revive so the plot focuses on people trying to cling to death because they dont want to go back to the world and live and have to put up with everything

so in this series instead of the usual “everyone dies” tragedy the problem becomes that “everyone lives”

WRITE A BOOK

26px:

the writing reference “said is dead” post is bad

said is not dead. said is very much alive and should be predominantly used in fiction writing, because if you always use words like mumble and observe and articulate and state and express then it will get very noticeable and irritating!! use “said” and “asked” more than anything, and substitute other fancier words in only when necessary and when it will enrich the content of your writing.

yes thank you very much
those fancy words doesnt need to be used all the time
only in appropriate moments

wrote something on http://someeverynowhere.tumblr.com/post/75964627467/aparacium-shadowstep-of-bast-bekahboo2391 for anyone who wants to hear one more thing i use “said” for

an-endless-secret:

you sleep beside him because he smells of home

an-endless-secret:

you sleep beside him because he smells of home

aquestionofcharacter:

Character Question: What kind of bag does your character carry and what’s in it?

Eun doesn’t carry a bag because mercenaries travel light. But he does have a little slingpouch hidden in the folds of his silk robe thing to store things like his lockpick / poisons / essential things in life/death situations like a little knife maybe.

Freud doesn’t carry a bag because he slings it around Afrien (who pretends to be upset about being treated like a bag holder but totally doesn’t mind). There are no books there because Freud already remembers them. There’s a journal there - to jot down notes / thoughts, a stick of charcoal for sketching / writing. A few test tubes to take samples. Little envelopes to take samples of plants. 

Luminous carries a slingbag but it’s always almost empty. He just wants something there in case he needs it. If it stores anything, he keeps some crystals from Harmony in there. 

Phantom doesn’t need a bag because he hides everything in his sleeves. He has a million and one magically infused pockets, in which he hides his cards. And nothing else. They need to stay empty in case he sees something that he wants to pinch.

And that folks is the mental splurge of the day i can’t believe i just did this off the top of my head.

aquestionofcharacter:

austriea:

man you know what I want? a superhero series where they have powers that 100% contradict their personalities. a fishermans daughter who lives by the sea, swims every day, learns that she can control fire. a boy who’s mortified of heights but realizes he can use antigravity and hates it. someone who was bitten by a dog as a child, suffers extreme fear around animals, can now communicate with them. they’re all disgusted by their powers.

I really like this. It could be really interesting narratively, seen as a story of self-acceptance that I think anyone could relate to. 

I’m posting it to this blog because I think it’s a neat prompt! Anyone feel like writing it?

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10 Opening Lines in 10 Minutes.

someeverynowhere:

idareyoutowrite:

Be creative with it. They don’t have to be particularly special, just get them written. Don’t think about a story, or a plot, or even characters, just splurge out 10 lines that you think would make kickass opening lines for a novel (short story, screenplay, whatever)

Think outside the box!

And don’t forget to tag I dare you to write if you’re brave enough to publish it.

  1. It was strange, and maybe a little unnerving, that everything sounded like static ever since she whispered those words into his ear.
  2. Knowing his name would allow him to pin down every of her thoughts, actions, and emotions for the very near future but the reason why this was so was still very much beyond her.
  3. When she realised she was dead, she also realised that the knife that killed her still lay embedded in her ribcage, and was glad for it.
  4. The thing that worried the busy city most was the fact that none of the lights would work for a full five seconds right after midnight, and nobody knew why.
  5. For the past hundred years, the dragon slept peacefully, hidden in the center of a fiery volcano and surrounded by its own barrier of magic, but yesterday news had it that the volcano had erupted, the magic had leaked away and there was nothing but a gaping hole in the middle of the ground.
  6. "Trust me," he said, taking my hand. "As long as you don’t open your left eye, nothing will happen."
  7. My mother told me to wait exactly seventeen years, eleven months and a day to open the box, but I’d lost count in the last week of the countdown.
  8. I’m sure we all believe that heaven is up there and hell is down here but sad to say, it’s all wrong.
  9. I opened my eyes to see an emerald sky and purple clouds.
  10. All my life, mother had always told me and brother to look away or they’d take our eyes and slit our throats and leave us to die bleeding in the grass.

Done! I like writing opening sentences. Hooks are interesting. Cheated though, took 13 minutes instead of 10 oopsies

I shall do this again just cause I can. Gods, I love writing hooks especially when I don’t have the need to continue them :’D

  1. Don’t cry, they said, You’re not supposed to cry, they said, Not while killing a personthey said, Have mercy, they said.
  2. 'I love you, truly I do,' he whispered into the night, a gentle declaration into the silence as he cocked the gun between my eyes.
  3. Time was not time, here, upon these empty streets where the same few cars looped the same few blocks, where a boy and a girl ducked falling debris and fled from the stifling breath of the summer haze. 
  4. They say he is half centaur, but they never said which half.
  5. She would always tell them, red is the color of a hero but she could never tell them that red was the color of trickles down a sterilized surface, the color of life filled in tubes, the color of the monsters that they tried to hunt for in the dead of night.
  6. Today I found a note pinned to my office calendar that said “Do not drink the coffee today”, and I would have heeded this strange warning if not for the fact that I hadn’t drank the acidic brew ever since I had tasted it when I was nine. 
  7. Oh, how he had missed the rain. 
  8. He really hated working the midnight shift, everything in this damn museum seemed to be taunting him, it was slowly driving him insane, did that skeleton just shift and did the painting blink?
  9. He was my brother, my dearest friend, I would take a bullet for him and jump off a cliff to save him and do it all over again even if I could only hear him ask, “Who the hell are you and what are you doing in my house?”
  10. She doesn’t believe anything that anyone tells her, especially not after they keep telling her that she’s dead. 

oTL I took 23 minutes this time, #4 and #5 were so so difficult to think up what the hell. 

But I love writing these ^^ 

aparacium:

shadowstep-of-bast:

bekahboo2391:

Where has this been all my life!?

*SCREAMS IN ABJECT FURY*
SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT FUCKING DEAD.
THESE WORDS ARE ALL VERY LOVELY AND USEFUL BUT ONLY IN SMALL DOSES!!!!
LIKE HOW MANY TIMES IN A STORY CAN YOU SAY THEY “STATED” OR “REMARKED” SOMETHING BEFORE THE STORY BECOMES BORING AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE?!?!?! GOOD GODS Y’ALL!
SAID IS A LOVELY ADORABLE LITTLE WORD THAT DOESN’T TAKE UP MUCH SPACE. IT CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT WON’T TURN YOUR STORY INTO AN AWFUL PEICE OF PURPLE PROSE (BUT FUCK IF PURPLE PROSE IS WHAT YOU’RE AIMING FOR HAVE AT IT MY FRIEND) THAT MAKES LITERALLY ZERO SENSE TO THE READERS.
EXAMPLE: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare said tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’
I BET YOU BARELY NOTICED THE WORD SAID. YOU PROBABLY FOCUSED ON THE WORD TIREDLY BECAUSE THAT WAS HOW SHE SAID IT.
AS OPPOSED TO: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’
DO YOU SEE HOW STILTED THAT IS???? IT’S AWKWARD AND DOESN’T FLOW RIGHT. NOW IMAGINE IF THE CONVERSATION WENT LIKE THIS:
‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”
"It’s just… It’s just so hard to let go.” Lizzy sobbed.’
DO YOU GET WHAT I’M SAYING? PUTTING THE WORD ‘SAID’ IN CLARE’S LINE ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON LIZZY’S DISAPPOINTMENT AND EMOTIONAL TURMOIL. IMAGINE IF THE ENTIRE STORY INVOLVING LIZZY AND CLARE USED EVERY WORD BUT SAID. IT’D GET HARD TO READ, WOULDN’T IT???
IN CONCLUSION, TL;DR, ECT. ECT.: THE WORD SAID IS A GOOD WORD THAT LETS THE WRITING FLOW AND ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON ANOTHER CHARACTER’S LINES WITHOUT CLUTTERING UP THE STORY. SAID IS NOT DEAD. PLEASE USE THE WORD SAID, DARLINGS. SAID LIKES TO BE USED, AND IT ISN’T PICKY ON HOW YOU USE IT.
YES THESE WORDS IN THE PICTURE ABOVE NEED TO BE PUT TO USE, BUT ONLY SPARINGLY. OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A STUTTERED MESS OF A MANUSCRIPT AND IF YOU WANT TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL STORIES YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO UTILIZE A WORD THAT’S SHORT AND SWEET AND TO THE POINT. AKA THE WORD SAID.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA

This person isn’t joking. My friend wrote a book and I asked about the publishing process and she said that the editors made her change a lot of the tags to just “said” because all the “requested” and “offered” and “smirked”s were distracting. My friend said her editor told her that most people don’t even read/notice the word said and they get stuck and stumble over words like “proposed” and “stated” and other such tags. So in conclusion, a real author told me all of this which means said is not dead and never will be. 

In fact I think “said” can also be used to emphasize the curtness of a character’s curtness. “Said” is a very plain word, an invisible word, and can be used to imply an emotionless reply. I like using “said” to contrast with another character’s enthusiasm, or joy, or sadness.
'Oh my god. Did you really see him? How was he? I'm so jealous. Was he cool? Did he smile at you?'
'Yeah,' Paul said.
Additionally, I think words in the picture are good, but only used when a character isn’t doing anything else. Instead of elaborating on how a character spoke, you can elaborate on what a character did as he spoke it.
'Oh my god.' Jamie wrung her fingers. 'Did you really see him? How was he? I'm so jealous. Was he cool? Did he smile at you?'
'Yeah,' Paul said. 
'I'd give anything to even see him in real life… and you saw him just around the corner? I have to try and find him now.' She stood up, fierce determination in her eyes. 'You saw him ten minutes ago, right?'
So there are many different ways to make character’s voices heard. But most important of all, make sure your characters are talking, because in the midst of all the focus on how to write, some people forget that conversation actually has to sound human. 

aparacium:

shadowstep-of-bast:

bekahboo2391:

Where has this been all my life!?

*SCREAMS IN ABJECT FURY*

SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT FUCKING DEAD.

THESE WORDS ARE ALL VERY LOVELY AND USEFUL BUT ONLY IN SMALL DOSES!!!!

LIKE HOW MANY TIMES IN A STORY CAN YOU SAY THEY “STATED” OR “REMARKED” SOMETHING BEFORE THE STORY BECOMES BORING AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE?!?!?! GOOD GODS Y’ALL!

SAID IS A LOVELY ADORABLE LITTLE WORD THAT DOESN’T TAKE UP MUCH SPACE. IT CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT WON’T TURN YOUR STORY INTO AN AWFUL PEICE OF PURPLE PROSE (BUT FUCK IF PURPLE PROSE IS WHAT YOU’RE AIMING FOR HAVE AT IT MY FRIEND) THAT MAKES LITERALLY ZERO SENSE TO THE READERS.

EXAMPLE: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare said tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’

I BET YOU BARELY NOTICED THE WORD SAID. YOU PROBABLY FOCUSED ON THE WORD TIREDLY BECAUSE THAT WAS HOW SHE SAID IT.

AS OPPOSED TO: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’

DO YOU SEE HOW STILTED THAT IS???? IT’S AWKWARD AND DOESN’T FLOW RIGHT. NOW IMAGINE IF THE CONVERSATION WENT LIKE THIS:

‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”

"It’s just… It’s just so hard to let go.” Lizzy sobbed.’

DO YOU GET WHAT I’M SAYING? PUTTING THE WORD ‘SAID’ IN CLARE’S LINE ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON LIZZY’S DISAPPOINTMENT AND EMOTIONAL TURMOIL. IMAGINE IF THE ENTIRE STORY INVOLVING LIZZY AND CLARE USED EVERY WORD BUT SAID. IT’D GET HARD TO READ, WOULDN’T IT???

IN CONCLUSION, TL;DR, ECT. ECT.: THE WORD SAID IS A GOOD WORD THAT LETS THE WRITING FLOW AND ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON ANOTHER CHARACTER’S LINES WITHOUT CLUTTERING UP THE STORY. SAID IS NOT DEAD. PLEASE USE THE WORD SAID, DARLINGS. SAID LIKES TO BE USED, AND IT ISN’T PICKY ON HOW YOU USE IT.

YES THESE WORDS IN THE PICTURE ABOVE NEED TO BE PUT TO USE, BUT ONLY SPARINGLY. OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A STUTTERED MESS OF A MANUSCRIPT AND IF YOU WANT TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL STORIES YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO UTILIZE A WORD THAT’S SHORT AND SWEET AND TO THE POINT. AKA THE WORD SAID.

THIS HAS BEEN A PSA

This person isn’t joking. My friend wrote a book and I asked about the publishing process and she said that the editors made her change a lot of the tags to just “said” because all the “requested” and “offered” and “smirked”s were distracting. My friend said her editor told her that most people don’t even read/notice the word said and they get stuck and stumble over words like “proposed” and “stated” and other such tags. So in conclusion, a real author told me all of this which means said is not dead and never will be. 

In fact I think “said” can also be used to emphasize the curtness of a character’s curtness. “Said” is a very plain word, an invisible word, and can be used to imply an emotionless reply. I like using “said” to contrast with another character’s enthusiasm, or joy, or sadness.

'Oh my god. Did you really see him? How was he? I'm so jealous. Was he cool? Did he smile at you?'

'Yeah,' Paul said.

Additionally, I think words in the picture are good, but only used when a character isn’t doing anything else. Instead of elaborating on how a character spoke, you can elaborate on what a character did as he spoke it.

'Oh my god.' Jamie wrung her fingers. 'Did you really see him? How was he? I'm so jealous. Was he cool? Did he smile at you?'

'Yeah,' Paul said. 

'I'd give anything to even see him in real life… and you saw him just around the corner? I have to try and find him now.' She stood up, fierce determination in her eyes. 'You saw him ten minutes ago, right?'

So there are many different ways to make character’s voices heard. But most important of all, make sure your characters are talking, because in the midst of all the focus on how to write, some people forget that conversation actually has to sound human. 

(Source: jensenfrecklelecki)

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To Fix a Broken Soul

Title: To Fix a Broken Soul

Series: Maplestory 

Characters: Freud, Phantom

They had all made it out of the war alive… but perhaps at a cost too great. Freud had paid more than half of his soul, and he didn’t know if anything could make it better again. (AU, Phan/Freud. In progress)

(Posted it on ff.net :D)

Guardian Angels

Title: Guardian Angels

Series: Maplestory 

Characters: Mainly Phantom, Freud

Phantom can’t believe his eyes when he sees Freud - his long lost lover - in his room. And Freud can’t believe his ears when he hears that he used to love Phantom. This is their story of life after death, of death before life, and the test of their love through time. (AU, Phan/Freud)

(Posted it on ff.net :D)

Maplestory fanfic: Nip

Title: Nip

Series: Maplestory 

Characters: Afrien, Phantom, Freud

Summary: The huge surprise that Phantom had been planning for was finally ready. And he knew Freud — and Afrien — would love it. What’s that supposed to mean, obviously it’s not a prank.

(Posted it on ff.net :D)

Balance

Title: Balance

Series: Maplestory 

Characters: Luminous, Lania, Phantom

Summary: The war with the evil inside him truly started only after he saw his Lania… in that state. Enraged, desperate, and terrified that it might overwhelm him one day, he plunged willingly into a spiral of delusion. The only one who could help him was a certain Hero — one who would change his ideas of light and darkness forever. (AU, Luminous/Lania, Luminous/Phantom)

Read story (Because it’s too long to post here so it’s on fanfiction :D)

10 Opening Lines in 10 Minutes.

idareyoutowrite:

Be creative with it. They don’t have to be particularly special, just get them written. Don’t think about a story, or a plot, or even characters, just splurge out 10 lines that you think would make kickass opening lines for a novel (short story, screenplay, whatever)

Think outside the box!

And don’t forget to tag I dare you to write if you’re brave enough to publish it.

  1. It was strange, and maybe a little unnerving, that everything sounded like static ever since she whispered those words into his ear.
  2. Knowing his name would allow him to pin down every of her thoughts, actions, and emotions for the very near future but the reason why this was so was still very much beyond her.
  3. When she realised she was dead, she also realised that the knife that killed her still lay embedded in her ribcage, and was glad for it.
  4. The thing that worried the busy city most was the fact that none of the lights would work for a full five seconds right after midnight, and nobody knew why.
  5. For the past hundred years, the dragon slept peacefully, hidden in the center of a fiery volcano and surrounded by its own barrier of magic, but yesterday news had it that the volcano had erupted, the magic had leaked away and there was nothing but a gaping hole in the middle of the ground.
  6. "Trust me," he said, taking my hand. "As long as you don’t open your left eye, nothing will happen."
  7. My mother told me to wait exactly seventeen years, eleven months and a day to open the box, but I’d lost count in the last week of the countdown.
  8. I’m sure we all believe that heaven is up there and hell is down here but sad to say, it’s all wrong.
  9. I opened my eyes to see an emerald sky and purple clouds.
  10. All my life, mother had always told me and brother to look away or they’d take our eyes and slit our throats and leave us to die bleeding in the grass.

Done! I like writing opening sentences. Hooks are interesting. Cheated though, took 13 minutes instead of 10 oopsies

Becoming Freud

Title: Becoming Freud

Series: Maplestory 

Characters: Freud

Summary: Everyone knows who Freud was as a Dragon Master. But nobody could have wagered that this was how he was as a young boy. - (Completely AU, Freud)

Read Story (cause it’s too long so clicking here brings you to FF.net instead :D)

words

I could say in a thousand ways why I fell in love with you for the first time.

Yet there are not enough words in the world I can use.

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hellfire

You may call me Klyxl. Others with demon tongue address me in a longer, more elaborate manner, loosely translated to mean ‘Lord of Hellfire’ but I am sure Klyxl will suffice for your short human tongue. I commanded an army, a horde of thousands upon thousands, the greatest in the prairies. Led by, of course, the greatest the badlands had to offer: a mighty demon who could summon a rain of white fire at will, smoulder the land with a blink of his seven eyes, pull open a fissure in the earth with a thrash of his hooked tail. I was the glorious ruler of almost twoscore towns, taken by force, their women made to serve in brothels and their men the slaves to my soldiers.

Then little Cain happened by me.

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