Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

grangerandherbooks:

I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have…


The Locked Room – A simple way to test your plot

amandaonwriting:

A trapped character comes alive on the page or screen because he has to fight his way out a corner. The character has to push back against the predicament placed there by the plot—giving us conflict, intensity, and barriers we can define. The locked room is a way to interrogate your plot. 

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maxkirin:

So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…

You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.

((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))

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10 Things Writers Don't Know About The Woods - Dan Koboldt


Showing Emotion: Anger

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When your characters are expressing emotions, it is important to show how they feel, rather than to simply tell your readers how they feel. It is more active, more immediate, and allows the reader to empathise and understand the character in their own way, rather than being told how to…


What The Eyes Reveal: 10 Messages My Pupils are Sending You

between-the-shelves:

Our pupils, the black holes which let light into the eyes, don’t just help us see, they also signal what’s going on in our minds.

Here are 10 pieces of psychological research which show how changes in pupil size reveal many aspects of thought.

1. I’m thinking hard

Look into my eyes and ask me…


winterbcky:

writing: suspense ;; an instrumental mix

perihelion - trent reznor & atticus ross // descent - austin wintory // oxymorons - alexandre desplat // rain - marco beltrami // use and abuse part 1 - andrew hale // obelisk - timber timbre // legions (war) - zoe keating // in chaos eternal - atrium carceri // great bird of prey - trent reznor & atticus ross // the void - steven price // the tale of the three brothers - alexandre desplat // constellations - balmorhea // i’m goblin - hans zimmer and the magnificent six // interrogation - the chemical brothers


Description: Concealed Emotions

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The Color Thesaurus

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All from Ingrid’s Notes on Wordpress, direct link here.

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fuckingtomatoes:

MUSIC TO INFLUENCE YOU TO WRITE

Feel like you need a song to influence you to write a scene or character? Here are a list of Playlists and Songs you can listen to to get you going!

HAPPY BASED

SEX SCENES

SAD SCENES/ HEARTBREAK

PSYCHOPATHIC CHARACTER/SUSPENSE SCENE

BADASS CHARACTERS/ACTION-FIGHT SCENE

INSTRUMENTAL/ CALM 

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»»>FANMIXES

HANNIBAL

BBC SHERLOCK

SUPERNATURAL


I’d love to add more (music and fandoms) but let’s just give you this for now! Happy Listening! 

ALSO: These (obviously) are not my fanmixes/playlists so give some props to the people who made it! They would love it! Also, if you see your playlist on here and would like it removed, tell me! Thank you!


Resources: Crime Scene Investigation

Anonymous asked: Do you know of any forensics science and criminology resources or references? I’m basically looking for information on what crime scene investigators do, how they study the evidence and come up with educated guesses on what happen and whatnot. I’m having trouble finding that…


Description: Symptoms of Blood Loss

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Resources: Kissing Scenes

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Resources: Fight Scenes and Elemental Magic

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Character Development: Blind Character

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