1 week ago   •   2 notes
  • Coffee shop au fic snippet #2

    So instead of writing my thesis, on a sudden bout of inspiration, I wrote the coffee shop au fic. This scene in particular is the very first scene, the opening scene of the fic in fact, and from Tony’s POV.

    First draft, unedited except for spelling. Familiarity with Quickening is, understandably, recommended, although for the purposes of this fic I’ve tweaked with certain details so some of what you’ll read is not canon.

    You’ll probably notice that school is influencing my writing now 0rz

    Enjoy.

    Rumours spread like a poorly contained disease:

    COFFEE SHOP AU! YAY! I mean…I’m sorry about your thesis…but coffee shop au! (I’m sure you’ll have time to finish the thesis too:) ) Is there any chance we could see the fic? :D

    YAY FOR COFFEE SHOP AU! Inspiration is so hard to come by, so when I tried typing some for the fic, it just flowed, and, well, I wouldn’t want to deny that :)

    And yes! I will post the scene once I’m done rereading and editing it :D

    1 week ago   •   3 notes
  • I’VE JUST WRITTEN 2,138 WORDS OF COFFEE SHOP AU FIC INSTEAD OF THESIS WHAT IS THIS TRAVESTY.

    sa mga kabayan ko na naaapektuhan ng bagyong Glenda ngayon, ingat po kayo at stay safe po

    #irl  

    Instead of writing my thesis, I just wrote a 1300-word of that Quickening coffee shop AU fic and still counting.

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  • 124daisies:

A giant Norwegian Blue measuring 15 metres is unveiled on London’s South Bank. The parrot is promoting a live broadcast of the final Monty Python Live show on TV channel Gold on Sunday. Photograph: David Parry/PA (via Guardian)

    124daisies:

    A giant Norwegian Blue measuring 15 metres is unveiled on London’s South Bank. The parrot is promoting a live broadcast of the final Monty Python Live show on TV channel Gold on Sunday. Photograph: David Parry/PA (via Guardian)

    1 week ago   •   5 notes   •   VIA: allsoulsoxford   •   SOURCE: allsoulsoxford
  • What is the truth in relativism?

     - All Souls College, Oxford. Fellowship Examination - Philosophy Paper I. September 2013 (via allsoulsoxford)
    1 week ago   •   4,413 notes   •   VIA: ponytaorponyboy   •   SOURCE: maxkirin
  • maxkirin:

    Hello there, dear writerly friends!

    Over the last year I’ve gotten hundreds (if not thousands :0) of writers sending me their story-ideas and asking me if they’re ‘good.’ Now, instead of continuously copy-pasting the same response, or worse ignoring them, I decided to format my thoughts into a nice-and-simple test c;

    Now, since I have a feeling some of you still have questions, let me post here my answers to the responses I’ve gotten from this test:

    Is this seriously the test?

    Yes. Just 3 questions. Not more. Not less.

    You’re saying that if I find the story-idea ‘fun’ to write, then I’m good to go?

    Yes.

    Even though you know nothing about my story-idea?

    Nope. I don’t care what your story is actually about. All I care about is that you have fun. Seriously. If you have fun writing it, the reader will be able to tell. It’s easier to be passionate about something you enjoy. On the flip-side, have you ever read anything that was written by someone who clearly was not having ANY fun? Ask your English teacher if they can tell when someone actually enjoyed writing an essay. You may be able to half-ass a cake and make something edible, but you can’t half-ass a book and expect people to like it.

    Even though I think this story idea is similar to that of another book?

    Jorge Luis Borges said that there are only 4 types of stories: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power, and the journey. The truth is that, really, the idea for the story does not matter. It’s not what you say, but how you it say that matters. And, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s easier to get your voice across when you’re actually enjoying the process of writing c;

    How do I make my story-idea more ‘fun’?

    Be honest with yourself. Write about what excites you. You don’t have to write about anything you don’t care about, or meet some sort of imaginary guidelines. Writing is art. Write about anything you want. Additionally, you may want to checkout my (Strange) Guide to Planning Your Novel, it’s built on this entire philosophy.

    I hope this helps! I have gotten this question so many times, I thought it would be best to just put my answer out there for all of you  c;

    If you want more writerly content, such as writer positivity and prompts, make sure to follow my blog: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

    I’m trying to get back into writing my thesis after accomplishing an astonishing (to me, hurrah) number of 255 words. I should, when the day ends, write at least 1,000 words.

    I lost my writing streak this afternoon, sucked into the vortex of the Internet, and I kept telling to myself, it’s okay, the day isn’t over yet and besides, I need the web to research stuff. Which is true, but I am easily distracted. I don’t have vices, but if Internet is an addiction (and it is), then that is mine.

    I’m listening to Yiruma’s Love, which is an inspiring music. But it compels me to write narratives of literary nature, tackling on great and transcendent themes such as love and sacrifice, and not my academic contribution to the field of my chosen study. I’m writing now to gain momentum, despite its having no direct relation to my research. I’m writing now to motivate myself, with music, with action, with inertia.

    (the music flows into Time Forgets, from the same composer. outside, thunder rolls after an afternoon of summer heat.)

    (sometimes, i feel dried up from writing academic prose. all i wanted is to play with words, the flexibility of poetry, the beauty of language, of desire and longing.)

    1 week ago   •   9 notes   •   VIA: girlslikecomics-interviews   •   SOURCE: girlslikecomics-interviews
  • Dr Will Brooker on Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Batman, Garden Gnomes and of course 'My So-Called Secret Identity' 

    girlslikecomics-interviews:

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    Dr. Will Brooker is a writer and academic, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University.

    His publications in the comics arena include

    • Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon
    • Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fan
    • Hunting the Dark Knight:…
    1 week ago   •   1,640 notes   •   VIA: ire-d   •   SOURCE: milkovichhelps
  • milkovichhelps:

Below the cut you’ll find a masterlist of links to resources specializing in combat. The masterlist covers topics such as the military, hand to hand combat, injuries, firearms, and various other weapons. If you have anything you’d like to add to the masterlist then feel free to send me a message.
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    milkovichhelps:

    Below the cut you’ll find a masterlist of links to resources specializing in combat. The masterlist covers topics such as the military, hand to hand combat, injuries, firearms, and various other weapons. If you have anything you’d like to add to the masterlist then feel free to send me a message.

    Read More

    2 weeks ago   •   25,747 notes   •   VIA: ire-d   •   SOURCE: gaymergirls
  • gaymergirls:

    one of my favorite things about the rivals-to-lovers trope is when one of them, at the beginning of their relationship, grumbles about how much they hate the other person’s awful face and i sort of cackle to myself like, oh man. you’re going to have it so bad. it’s going to be so great. you are going to love the CRAP out of that awful face. you’ll be composing delicious, pining, sappy sonnets about it. i love it. 

    2 weeks ago   •   30,115 notes   •   VIA: ire-d   •   SOURCE: starrify-everything
  • starrify-everything:

TIPS:
Tips For Characterization
21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors
The Importance Of Body Language
34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer
Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research
Eight Short Story Tips
How To Stop Procrastinating
Ten Exercises In Creativity
How To Show (Not Tell)
Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity
Why Research Is Important In Writing
Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone
Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In
The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers
Five Essential Story Ingredients
Formatting Your Manuscript
Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing
99 Ways To Beat Writers Block
You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill
Best Apps For Writers
Online Whiteboard
This Sentence Has 5 Words
GRAMMAR (WORDS):
Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar
20 Common Grammar Mistakes
Synonyms For Said
Alternatives For But
Alternatives For Angry
Alternatives For Whispered
200 Words To Describe Light
45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very
Colour Names
Other Ways To Say…
Lay vs Lie
Make Words Longer
Words And Meanings
Common English Mistakes
Online Etymology Dictionary
Tip Of My Tongue
Cliche Finder
NAMES:
7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters
Names In Different Time Periods
Behind The Name
Meaning Of Names
Fake Name Generator
Random Name Generator
Quick Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
Baby Names Country
Muslim Names And Meanings
Indian Names And Meanings
Name Playground
NOVEL:
How To Rewrite
Editing Recipe
How To Write A Novel
Writing 101: Revising Your Novel
Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
Finishing Your Novel
Novel Outlining 101
Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page
How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:
Family Tree Maker
Tips For Characterization
Character Trait Masterlist
Character Bio Help
Character Writing Exercise
123 Ideas For Character Flaws
Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description
How To Create Fictional Characters
Writing Magical Characters
Character Development Sheet
Character Development Worksheet
Character Chart
Character Chart For Fiction Writers
100 Character Development Questions For Writers
Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters
Ten Days Of Character Building
Writing Effective Character Breakdowns
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:
When To Change Paragraphs
36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations
How To Write A Death Scene
The Snowflake Method
Effectively Outlining Your Plot
Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot
One Page Plotting
How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
Choosing The Best Outline Method For You
Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense
Conflict Test
What Is Conflict?
Writing The Perfect Scene
How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:
Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World
World Building 101
Creating A Believable World
Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping
Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds
Writing Fantasy
Myths
Creating The Perfect Setting
POINT OF VIEW:
Establishing The Right Point Of View
How To Write In Third Person
The I Problem
OTHERS:
Types Of Crying
Eye Colours
Skin Tones
Who Do I Write Like?
Write Rhymes
Survive Nature
How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

    starrify-everything:

    TIPS:

    Tips For Characterization

    21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors

    The Importance Of Body Language

    34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer

    Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research

    Eight Short Story Tips

    How To Stop Procrastinating

    Ten Exercises In Creativity

    How To Show (Not Tell)

    Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity

    Why Research Is Important In Writing

    Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone

    Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In

    The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers

    Five Essential Story Ingredients

    Formatting Your Manuscript

    Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing

    99 Ways To Beat Writers Block

    You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill

    Best Apps For Writers

    Online Whiteboard

    This Sentence Has 5 Words

    GRAMMAR (WORDS):

    Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar

    20 Common Grammar Mistakes

    Synonyms For Said

    Alternatives For But

    Alternatives For Angry

    Alternatives For Whispered

    200 Words To Describe Light

    45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very

    Colour Names

    Other Ways To Say…

    Lay vs Lie

    Make Words Longer

    Words And Meanings

    Common English Mistakes

    Online Etymology Dictionary

    Tip Of My Tongue

    Cliche Finder

    NAMES:

    7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters

    Names In Different Time Periods

    Behind The Name

    Meaning Of Names

    Fake Name Generator

    Random Name Generator

    Quick Name Generator

    Fantasy Name Generator

    Baby Names Country

    Muslim Names And Meanings

    Indian Names And Meanings

    Name Playground

    NOVEL:

    How To Rewrite

    Editing Recipe

    How To Write A Novel

    Writing 101: Revising Your Novel

    Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

    Finishing Your Novel

    Novel Outlining 101

    Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes

    13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page

    How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel

    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

    Family Tree Maker

    Tips For Characterization

    Character Trait Masterlist

    Character Bio Help

    Character Writing Exercise

    123 Ideas For Character Flaws

    Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description

    How To Create Fictional Characters

    Writing Magical Characters

    Character Development Sheet

    Character Development Worksheet

    Character Chart

    Character Chart For Fiction Writers

    100 Character Development Questions For Writers

    Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters

    Ten Days Of Character Building

    Writing Effective Character Breakdowns

    PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:

    When To Change Paragraphs

    36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations

    How To Write A Death Scene

    The Snowflake Method

    Effectively Outlining Your Plot

    Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot

    One Page Plotting

    How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps

    Choosing The Best Outline Method For You

    Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense

    Conflict Test

    What Is Conflict?

    Writing The Perfect Scene

    How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?

    SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:

    Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World

    World Building 101

    Creating A Believable World

    Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping

    Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds

    Writing Fantasy

    Myths

    Creating The Perfect Setting

    POINT OF VIEW:

    Establishing The Right Point Of View

    How To Write In Third Person

    The I Problem

    OTHERS:

    Types Of Crying

    Eye Colours

    Skin Tones

    Who Do I Write Like?

    Write Rhymes

    Survive Nature

    How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

    2 weeks ago   •   32,927 notes   •   VIA: ire-d   •   SOURCE: ispeakquotes
  • Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.

     - (via ispeakquotes)