100 Prompts for Stories

rachelina-and-dannysmith:

Setting Prompts

  1. Victorian times, in Ireland
  2. 1920’s Canada
  3. A small town in Ohio
  4. Somewhere in New York state that isn’t New York City
  5. A convent
  6. A Catholic girls’ school
  7. China during the Boxer Rebellion
  8. Ancient Rome, pre-Christianity
  9. Spain, during the expelling of the Moors
  10. In the middle…
Worldbuilding Masterpost part 1 (Basics)

elumish:

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Questions

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Worksheet

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Video

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Masterposts

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Anonymous said: What sort of information should you come up with when writing about a fantasy race? How in-depth should you go into creating a culture for them?

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

I would argue… very in depth. It’s important that your reader gets a good feel for how this race lives a daily life… and what kind of things they do, say or believe that makes up their whole world.

Here are some resources to help you out with that:

General

Generators/Resources

Race/Culture Creation

Obligatory Cultural Appropriation Warning

Details

I think this should at least be a good start… best of luck…!

- enlee

So Why Don't We Talk About Worldbuilding In Sci-Fi (But Also Other Fiction, Sure) For Just A Second.

ultracheese:

Worldbuilding is the fucking best, no lie. It is also the fucking worst, no lie. Here is some advice from yours truly about worldbuilding, having written novels that are at times straight up love letters to the concept:

DO: Build an interesting world with lots of attention to detail, fleshing…

harmonyinkpress:

We’re seeking submissions of Young Adult stories with pansexual/panromantic main characters! We’re looking for main characters ages 14-18 who experience positive character growth though the story.

Please see the information in the poster above or check out our submission guidelines.

See a more complete list of what we’re looking for at the original post. And please, give us feedback if there’s something you’d like to see that we’ve left out.

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍
01:When did you first start writing?
02:What was your favorite book growing up?
03:Are you an avid reader?
04:Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
05:Did you take writing courses in school/college?
06:Have you read any writing-advice books?
07:Have you ever been part of a critique group?
08:What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
09:What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
10:What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
11:What’s your favorite book cover?
12:Who is your favorite author?
13:What’s your favorite writing quote?
14:What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
15:What would you say has inspired you the most?
16:How do you feel about movies based on books?
17:Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
18:How do you feel about love triangles?
19:Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
20:What’s your favorite writing program?
21:Do you outline?
22:Do you start with characters or plot?
23:What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
24:What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
25:What advice would you give to young writers?
26:Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
27:Which is your favorite genre to write?
28:Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
29:Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
30:Have you ever written fan-fiction?
31:Have you ever been published?
32:How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
33:Are you interested in having your work published?
34:Describe your writing space.
35:What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
36:Do you listen to music when you write?
37:What’s your oldest WIP?
38:What’s your current WIP?
39:What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
40:Which is your favorite original character, and why?
41:What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
42:Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
43:Have you ever killed a main character?
44:What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
45:What’s your favorite character name?
46:Describe your perfect writing space.
47:If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
48:If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
49:If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
50:If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
This could be fun.
popolvuhz:


SLAY (the mad do mad things) [LISTEN]

crazy - ray lamontagne | somewhere a clock is ticking - snow patrol | for real - okkervil river | zombie - the cranberries | mad world - the red paintings | slow motion - third eye blind | dustbowl dance - mumford & sons | bad religion - frank ocean | bittersweet symphony - the verve | sorrow - the national | lullaby - the cure | disarm - the smashing pumpkins | sail - awolnation | twisted nerve -bernanrd herrmann

popolvuhz:

SLAY (the mad do mad things) [LISTEN]

crazy - ray lamontagne | somewhere a clock is ticking - snow patrol | for real - okkervil river | zombie - the cranberries | mad world - the red paintings | slow motion - third eye blind | dustbowl dance - mumford & sons | bad religion - frank ocean | bittersweet symphony - the verve | sorrow - the national | lullaby - the cure | disarm - the smashing pumpkins | sail - awolnation | twisted nerve -bernanrd herrmann

amordelfriki:

patrick-stumps:

[patrick stump voice]: TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

This should be a film! Like a dark comedy where a group of students need to pass their exams so they start like poisoning the students they don’t like…

amordelfriki:

patrick-stumps:

[patrick stump voice]: TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

This should be a film! Like a dark comedy where a group of students need to pass their exams so they start like poisoning the students they don’t like…

(Source: patrick-stumps)

The Psychology of Writing: Character Development and Anger

cutsceneaddict:

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Sooner or later, your character is going to get mad. And I don’t mean “mad dog” mad, I mean steam-out-the-nostrils mad. Because anger is such a human emotion, it’s important to be able to portray an angry character without resorting to melodrama. Finding that realistic,…