1.  
  2. question. 

    Hale Inc. is conducting corporate espionage. The CEO of the offending competitor is one Stiles Stilinski.

    WHAT DID STILES CALL HIS COMPANY?

    I am stuck and the placeholder is LAME. Help?

     
  3. Teen Wolf piece (Sterek) that I need some feedback on. Come take a squiz, fandom family?

     
  4. Huh.

    Being home by myself is awesome but it also means that I get virtually nothing done, except the 5600 words I typed of my original work. I should have participated in NaNo this year, but I don’t think I could manage to be consistently productive.

    Maybe I should have worked on my fanfics but there’s just no. damn. inspiration.

    Ugh.

     
  5. no-gorms:

    goddessofcheese:

    vulpesinculta:

    Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.

    CHARACTER, POINT OF VIEW, DIALOGUE

    10 Days of Character Building

    Name Generators

    Name Playground

    The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test

    Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting)

    How to Create a Character

    Seven Common Character Types

    Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters

    It’s Not What They Say …

    Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character”

    How to Start Writing in the Third Person

    Web Resources for Developing Characters

    What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes?

    Character: A compilation of guidance from classical and contemporary experts on creating great dramatic characters

    Building Fictional Characters

    Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

    Character Building Workshop

    Tips for Characterization

    Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

    Villains are People, Too, But …

    Top 10 Tips for Writing Dialogue

    Speaking of Dialogue

    Dialogue Tips

    Advantages, Disadvantages and Skills (character traits)

    How to Write a Character Bible

    Character Development Exercises

    All Your Characters Sounds the Same — And They’re Not a Hivemind!

    Medieval Names Archive

    Sympathy Without Saintliness

    Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Difference for Successful Fiction

    Family Echo (family tree website)

    Interviewing Characters: Follow the Energy

    100 Character Development Questions for Writers

    Behind the Name

    Lineage Chart Layout Generator

    PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE, OUTLINE

    How to Write a Novel: The Snowflake Method

    Effectively Outlining Your Plot

    Conflict and Character within Story Structure

    Outlining Your Plot

    Ideas, Plots & Using the Premise Sheets

    How to Write a Novel

    Creating Conflict and Sustaining Suspense

    Plunge Right In … Into Your Story, That Is!

    Fiction Writing Tips: Story Grid

    Tips for Creating a Compelling Plot

    Writer’s “Cheat Sheets”

    The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations

    The Evil Overlord Devises a Plot: Excerpt from Stupid Plotting Tricks

    Conflict Test

    What is Conflict?

    Monomyth

    The Hero’s Journey: Summary of the Steps

    Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes

    Plotting Without Fears

    Novel Outlining 101

    Writing the Perfect Scene

    Fight Scenes 101

    Basic Plots in Literature

    One-Page Plotting

    The Great Swampy Middle

    SETTING, WORLD BUILDING

    Magical World Builder’s Guide

    I Love the End of the World

    World Building 101

    The Art of Description: Eight Tips to Help You Bring Your Settings to Life

    Creating the Perfect Setting – Part I

    Creating a Believable World

    An Impatient Writer’s Approach to Worldbuilding

    Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions

    Setting

    Character and Setting Interactions

    Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds

    Creating Fantasy Worlds

    Questions About Worldbuilding

    Maps Workshop — Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping

    World Builder Projects

    IDEAS, INSPIRATION

    Quick Story Idea Generator

    Solve Your Problems Simply by Saying Them Out Loud

    Busting Your Writing Rut

    Writing Inspiration, or Sex on a Bicycle

    Creative Acceleration: 11 Tips to Engineer a Productive Flow

    The Seven Major Beginner Mistakes

    Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits

    Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging

    Random Book Title Generator

    Finishing Your Novel

    Story Starters and Idea Generators

    REVISION

    How to Rewrite

    One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle

    Editing Recipe

    Cliche Finder

    Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

    Writing 101: So You Want to Write a Novel Part 3: Revising a Novel

    TOOLS and SOFTWARE

    My Writing Nook (online text editor; free)

    Bubbl.us (online mind map application; free)

    Freemind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    XMind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    Liquid Story Binder (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $45.95; Windows, portable)

    Scrivener (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $39.95; Mac)

    SuperNotecard (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    yWriter (novel organization and writing software; free; Windows, Linux, portable)

    JDarkRoom (minimalist text editor; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    AutoRealm (map creation software; free; Windows, Linux with Wine)

    screaming

    Lists like these stress me out because SO MUCH STUFF TO REMEMBER but I might need to refer to one of these someday.

    (Source: ruthlesscalculus)

     
  6. A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

    A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

    The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.

    — Roald Dahl
     
  7. 18:56 11th Jul 2012

    Notes: 178599

    Reblogged from undrunkscotsman

    Tags: Writing

    ianbrooks:

    Quotable Arts by Evan Robertson / Obvious State

    High quality giclée prints available at etsy. Distilling literary quotes from a handful of the masters down to a single graphic representation, Evan captures the raw concept of the sentence and makes it damn purty to look at as well.

    (via: fab)

     
  8. for whyamipluto

    "Benji! DUNN! GET BACK HERE!" Kerry knew that shouting was fruitless, because Benji was chasing after Will and there was going to be no stopping him.

    Apparently Brandt had somehow managed to palm Dunn’s favourite bluetooth headset, and now they were running around the hotel lobby that they were supposed to be lying low in, like a pair of four year olds on a sugar rush. 

    Kerry sighed.

    "I’m going to put glitter in your shampoo bottles if you two don’t stop acting like such a pair of idiots!"

    And as per usual, they ignored her. It was almost enough to make her wish that the other two were here, but that would have probably just escalated things - Ethan had a bad habit of getting too rough with Benji and of course that got Will’s back up and led to their routine of pissing contests. 

    Eventually Will was persuaded to relinquish the headset, and Benji returned to the couch, slamming into it with enough force to almost dislodge Kerry and her laptop, while Will just calmly settled himself in the armchair opposite, picking up the gin and tonic that Kerry had ordered for herself and taking a generous swig.

    "Hey, hey! I’ll buy you another!" He raised one palm and put the drink back down when she glared at him over the computer screen, then, when the glare didn’t abate, picked the glass back up and drained it.

    "I’ll get you another one right now." he amended, and the glare lessened.

    "Yes, you will." she told him, before turning her attention back to the computer screen and batting Benji’s hands away from the keyboard.

    "Hey! Benji, you asked for my help, stop overwriting my changes!"

     
  9. My favourite thing about being a fan fiction writer

    is that if I ever need to feel better about myself, all I have to do is click on the ‘comments’ section and I have instant access to unfiltered mood-boosters.

    So, to everyone who reads my writing, I thank you. You make my life a happier one by taking the time to tell me how my work affects you.

    —Anna

     
  10. back later. watching Mulan and writing the next chapter

    Loki, that was an inappropriate use of applied physics

    next chapter up in an hour or so. If I can wrangle it.