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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Resources: Grief and PTSD

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Resources: Bombs and Explosions

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Resources: Surviving a Bomb

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Resources: Deaf Characters

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Anonymous asked: I don’t know if someone has asked you this before and if yes, then sorry for bothering. But I’m writing about a character who’s pretty rebellious and she suddenly loses her hearing and I have done some research but I don’t specifically have what I want. Help please?


I guess I’m not really sure what you’re looking for, specifically. Do you need help writing a deaf character? If so, here are some resources for you:


Romance: Writing Romance with No Experience

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Anonymous asked: So I want to write romance. Actual sappy, but realistic romance with maybe a bit of smut in there. But I’ve never done the whole love thing before. I’m single as a white crayon, as ignored as iTunes terms of service. How do I do the thing?!

Unfortunately, romance falls into…


Guide: How to Set-Up an Oppressive Government

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batmanbagginses asked: I’m writing a story set in a futuristic, oppressive government. How can I set this up and convey this tone throughout my novel?

1) Nail Down the Details - Before you start, flesh out the important details of the world. Even if not all of them will be mentioned in…


Guide: Death Due to Gunshot Wound

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Anonymous asked: I’m writing a scene in which my character gets shot several times and beat up, can you help me explain how he feels when being shot and dying?

Here is a thread on Reddit where survivors of gunshot wounds talk about what they experienced when they were shot. You might be…


Guide: How to Write a Smart Character

Anonymous asked: Hello! I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for, even if it sounds like a pretty simple thing. How do I write a smart character, specifically their dialogue? My character is smart, but they don’t look or behave like someone who has had a higher level of education. The way they…


Research: Finding Your Character a Home

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Inspired by that last ask, I thought I’d put together a little guide to finding your character a home in a real town or city. I’m going to use resources for the United States, but if your setting is in another country, you should be able to find similar resources geared toward that country.

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Romance: Avoiding the Cheese

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