Just a Writer

Having finished a first draft of something that I feel could be published, I feel I can now announce myself to be a writer. But as an unpublished, first stage kind of the thing, I am not an author, Just a Writer.
shamelesslyunladylike:

lesradicalfeminisms:

tumbling-torterra:

a-strawbarry:

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes is it.

so is the male body
it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website


OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.

*~*~follow for more fragile male ego~*~*

The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.

shamelesslyunladylike:

lesradicalfeminisms:

tumbling-torterra:

a-strawbarry:

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes is it.

so is the male body

it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website

OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.

*~*~follow for more fragile male ego~*~*

The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.

The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.

(Source: deadlyart, via stuckinperdition)

jtoday:

!!!!!!!!!! this is the BEST infographic on bi/pansexuality I have ever seen that is actually fair to both sides omg. usually when I see these I roll my eyes SO HARD because they’re always terrible BUT LOOK AT ALL THE ACCURACY *o*

jtoday:

!!!!!!!!!! this is the BEST infographic on bi/pansexuality I have ever seen that is actually fair to both sides omg. usually when I see these I roll my eyes SO HARD because they’re always terrible BUT LOOK AT ALL THE ACCURACY *o*

(Source: cannibal-rainbow)

Anonymous asked: I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on accurately and authentically rendering a character's voice when the character's background is different than the writer's. By that I mean, what should one do when their character would logically speak using creole, pidgin, AAVE, some sort of regional dialect, etc. or has an accent that includes some grammar that English-speakers don't commonly use? Is there a way to do this respectfully, or is it better to just avoid the issue entirely?

writingwithcolor:

Writing Other Languages and Dialects

I’d say treat the use of other languages and dialects like seasoning; don’t “over-spice” the dialogue lest you overpower us, yet don’t deprive us completely.

First things first: Research.

As with learning any language, it takes practice, so to actually write in this language, you’ll need to study it well and feel it from the inside out before you’ll be able to communicate it truthfully and effectively. If you just browse a couple vids and things here and there then try to mimic that, or go on just the knowledge that you think you have, you’ll likely end up with something contrived and indecipherable.

To be honest, if something is dipped entirely in a dialect or language I don’t really understand, I start skimming over it until I place the book down completely. My attention-span just won’t let me keep working at on something I know i’m not gonna decipher. I think most readers are like that.

I mean i’ve read books that took place in different countries, and while it’s obviously written in English, it can be assumed the characters of the book aren’t actually speaking in English, and though there were some declarations of words in the story’s language, the book was written an English because that’s what the author wrote it or had it interpreted to. It’s a different matter when it’s just a character or two who speak a different language and/or dialect, though.

I personally wouldn’t recommend a book be written entirely in dialect or any language that isn’t yours. If we don’t know the dialect, we’re sure not gonna understand it either. I do think there’s a balance to achieve here, though. Enough to illustrate how the words are being spoken, which may not be exactly as they appear on the page, and enough where you’re not totally erasing the authenticity of said words spoken.

It’s the difference between saying “Ya’ll gunna be leavin’ soon?” vs. “ya’ll gonna be leaving soon?”

The sentence might surely sound more like the former aloud, but as readers, we can fill that in. (Note an abundance of phonetic spellings isn’t required. It’s also a bit othering.)

It’s alright to use the correct grammar the speaker would use, as well as word choices that they’d likely use. We can get a lot out of context from surrounding words, as well, especially when encountering a word we might not understand. As a kid watching Hey Arnold, I never knew exactly what “criminy!” meant, something one of the characters would say in exasperation, but I got the message just from her tone and apparent frustration from whatever the situation was.

Noting that the character is speaking Creole, a regional dialect and so on may be helpful as well.

More reading:

~Mod Colette

bleedforyourtypewriter:

Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:
Coggle 
Lucidchart
Mural.ly
Blumind
MindMeister
Mindmaple
Mindomo
NovaMind
Popplet
Scapple
Tree Sheets
Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)
XMind
FreeMind
Oak Outliner
Work Flowy
The Outliner of Giants
Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:
Gedit
Google Docs
Kate
LibreOffice
Microsoft Word
My Writing Spot
NoteTab
Open Office
Quabel
Ted
Vim
yEdit
Making notes? Here you go:
CintaNotes
Evernote
KeepNote
Memonic
MS OneNote
Scribe
SuperNotecard
Tomboy
Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:
Aeon Timeline 
Dipity
Preceden
Tiki-Toki
Timeglider
Timeline
TimelineJS
TimeToast
Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:
Liquid Story Binder XE
LitLift
PangurPad
Scriptito
Scrivener
Writer’s Café
Yarny
yWriter
Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:
Dark Room 
FocusWriter
JDarkRoom
Momentum Writer
OmmWriter
Q10
Writemonkey
Zen Writer 
Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:
Cold Turkey 
FocalFilter
Freedom
InternetOff
Keepmeout
Nanny
Productivity Owl
RescueTime
SelfControl
SelfRestraint
Simple Blocker
StayFocusd
Strict Workflow
Time Doctor
Waste No Time
Website Blocker
So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 
AutoCrit
EditMinion
Grammarly
LyX
SlickWrite
SmartEdit
After the Deadline
All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:
Acrobat
InDesign
Calibre
CutePDF
Jutoh
Mobipocket Creator
PagePlus
PageStream
PDFCreator
Scribus
Sigil
I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:
750 Words
One Page per Day
Oneword
Penzu
Write or Die
Written Kitten
Focus Booster
Spaaze
AutoREALM (Map building software)

Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

bleedforyourtypewriter:

Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:

Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:

Making notes? Here you go:

Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:

Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:

Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:

Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:

So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 

All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:

I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:

Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

(via writingfrenzies)

123 Ideas for Character Flaws

stannisbaratheon:

amandaonwriting:

Character Flaws

  1. Absent-minded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings. Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful.
  2. Abusive - Characterized by improper infliction of physical or psychological…

mewmii:

Hey guys!! I’m making this post for all of the other students/college students who are like me.
I have a really hard time keeping track of my homework assignments for each class/when they’re due, and sometimes that causes me to get assignments done late because I start jumbling up when shit for which class is due. I know paper agendas are a thing, but sometimes I have projects that aren’t due for weeks, so having when it was assigned 3 pages back isn’t going to help me remember it/keep track of when I should do it.

However! I found this nifty website called myhomeworkapp.com!!!

Basically, you can input your classes/class times, and your homework, and set when your homework is due, and it will sort out when you need to get your homework done, and even tell you if you’re late on any of your assignments. It’s even color coded!

You can even set it to when it should remind you to work on your specific homework assignment, set certain assignments to different priorities, and even highlights ones that are due soon (see the one up there that’s in orange, since it’s 2:30am here, that’s technically due today OTL).

 I didn’t even have to make an account, I just hooked it up to my facebook account because I’m a lazy motherfucker!!!!

But yeah you guys should give it a shot if you’re like me and have a really hard time keeping track of homework/when you should work on it/scheduling in general, and paper agendas aren’t flipping the bill.

(via thewritingcafe)