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Age: 20
Language(s): English
Original Stories: Y
Fanfiction: Y
Fandom(s): Supernatural, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Marvel
Preference: Romance, Humour, Adventure, long fics, smut!
Refused Content: Poetry
Strengths: Grammar nazi-ing, spelling
Weaknesses: Slight lack of time (but I make time for fanfics!)
Previous stories written (if any): None
Previous stories beta’d (if any): None (yet)
Anything else you want to say? I’m pretty good at nit-picking other people’s stories but sadly not quite creative enough to write my own! Would love to do some beta-ing for someone, message me if interested :-)

posted 17 hours ago @ 19 Aug 2014 with 5 notes

realrandomsam:

smaugnussen:

goddessofsax:

Hair color reference chart. It’s not perfect, but from what I could gather it’s pretty accurate.

dont let the fanfic writers see this

You forgot titian.

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Anonymous said:
Hello, I need some help I have a huge writher's block but have to continue my story because it has to be completed in about 15 days. I know what I want to happen but half the time everything I write sounds stupid and the other half I don't even know how to write what I want to get across. I'd really appreciate some help. And by the way your blog is awesome.

There’s only one way I’ve found to get around writer’s block, and that’s to immerse yourself in anything related to your story. Write chapter plans, character profiles, make mixes, cook one of your character’s favourite meals and eat it while figuring out their motivations, draw a blueprint of one of your settings…do all of these and more! Keep the story and the characters in your head, and eventually they’ll make their way onto page.

Don’t worry about sounding stupid. Just write. You can always edit later! Words on a page you think sound stupid are better than no words on a page at all.

Good luck completing your story :)

- Megan

answered 2 days ago @ 17 Aug 2014 with 4 notes

schrodingersowen:

important headcanons to consider:

  • can they use chopsticks
  • what do they do when they cant sleep
  • what would they impulse buy at the grocery store
  • what order do they wash things in the shower
  • what’s their coffee order
  • what sort of apps would they have on their smartphone
  • how do they act around children
  • what would they watch on tv when they’re bored and nothing they really like is on
#tips
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Age: 19
Language(s): English
Original Stories: Y
Fanfiction: Y
Fandom(s): Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter
Preference: Longer one-shots or multi-chapters. Anything longer that I can really sink my teeth into. Johnlock, Destiel. Humor, Adventure, Romance, Omega-verse, Poetry, Song-fics. Really anything
Refused Content: I might be dubious about some non-con/rape, but I’ll still give it a go
Strengths: Grammar, spelling, plot
Weaknesses: Not great at Brit-picking. I can help with a few things on that subject, but I definitely don’t know it all
Previous stories written (if any): In progress
Previous stories beta’d (if any): None
Anything else you want to say? You can get in contact with me on tumblr, but I’ll probably be more reliable on email. I do have a new semester starting soon and I work weekends, but I’m taking fewer credits this semester so I should have plenty of time. There’s nothing on it, but I do have an AO3 so you can contact me there as well. 

posted 3 days ago @ 16 Aug 2014 with 4 notes

dust-in-my-eyes:

clevergirlhelps:

  • Accepting – too accepting; willing to excuse extreme behavior
  • Adaptable – used to traveling from situation to situation; may not be able to fully adapt/live in a permanent situation
  • Affable – accidentally befriends the wrong sort of people; pushes to befriend everyone
  • Affectionate –inappropriate affection
  • Alert – constantly on edge; paranoid
  • Altruistic – self-destructive behavior for the sake of their Cause
  • Apologetic – apologizes too much; is a doormat; guilt-ridden
  • Aspiring – becomes very ambitious; ruthless in their attempts to reach goals
  • Assertive – misunderstood as aggressive; actually aggressive; others react negatively when they take command all the time
  • Athletic – joints weakened from exercise; performance-enhancing drug abuse; competitive

Read More

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER

EVERYONE GO READ THIS

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theasalva:

We all have that one person whom we could trust our writings before publishing it to any form of publication. Trixie, my cousin, is my editing buddy. We write together and exchange advice on what to write about and how we can improve one’s writing. Continue reading if you want to know my dos and don’ts as an editing buddy and hopefully, you will find this helpful.

Disclaimer: These are guidelines, not rules.

Do:

  1. Be honest.  You can be nice honest, harsh honest, or both. Preferably both. Just be honest. Don’t bash their writing. On the flip side, don’t give them praise that they don’t deserve. This is the only proper part that you will actually need to worry about.
  2. Understand that the author is making a huge leap of trust to allow someone to read what they’ve written.
  3. Talk about what isn’t working in a story. Be specific about how it isn’t working for you. The more details, the better.
  4. Catch typographical errors, etc. because spellcheck is clueless sometimes.
  5. Always say something you like about the story. If you only say things you hate about it, it will make the author feel like they’re horrible at writing.

Never:

  1. Tell them to give up.
  2. Give feedback while in a bad mood. 
  3. Describe any part of their work as unredeemable crap (e.g. using the words “shit”, “horrible”, “terrible”, and so on).
  4. Attempt to force them to change/cut something. Drafts belong to their writers. Hands off.
  5. Dismiss the story because it has a trope/plot/character archetype you don’t like.
  6. Dismiss the story because it has spelling/grammar mistakes.
  7. Get hung up on a super tiny detail. (e.g. don’t nag about using the phrase “flame-coloured hair” in exchange for “red hair” by arguing that flames can be blue).

Remember: The editor’s job is to help the author write the story the author wants to write. The author’s story is the priority here. Avoid using the word “you”. If the writer is very sensitive to criticism, it can make them feel like they are being personally attacked.

reblogged 4 days ago @ 15 Aug 2014 with 736 notes via/source
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Age: 18
Language(s): English
Original Stories: Y
Fanfiction: N
Fandom(s): N/A
Preference: YA fiction, horror, apocalypse/dystopian, action/adventure
Refused Content: Fanfiction of any kind
Strengths: Grammar, spelling, story progression
Weaknesses: Sentence structure, 
Previous stories written (if any): I have about 50 saved on my computer, although none are finished and none are posted anywhere
Previous stories beta’d (if any):
Anything else you want to say?: I’m entering college as an English major to achieve my dream of becoming an editor. I’ve written a ton of stories and I’m super critical about them, so it’s become a habit to pick apart everything that I read. Shoot me a message if you’re interested.

posted 4 days ago @ 15 Aug 2014 with 3 notes
Anonymous said:
what's some advice you have for writing a flirty character? i don't want them to come off as too much

elumish:

This depends on a lot: age, culture, gender, etc. That being said, I do have some generic advice to give.

Generic:

Eye Contact. Eye contact is a really major part of flirting. First, it establishes that you see and acknowledge the person. Beyond that, if they maintain eye contact, it can indicate mutual interest. It is also a general part of open body language, which is really important (and my next point).

Open body language. Shoulders open, chest forward, arms not crossed, back straight. Someone who is slouching or has their arms crossed often looks closed up, and while in some cases that may come across as cool, it doesn’t come across as approachable, which is essentially the point of flirting.

Smiling. Again, your character wants to look approachable. Smiling is a really easy way to do that. It is also a good way to show that the attention is positive, as opposed to staring at someone because they have food in their teeth, are doing something that they should stop doing, etc.

Physical contact. If your character is close to someone that they’re flirting with, they should touch them. It doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) be aggressive grabbing or patting, but instead touching a shoulder, arm, hand, or knee. They should also position themselves close to someone that they’re flirting with even when they’re not touching.

Teasing. This is a really common verbal way of flirting, though one needs to be done carefully to make sure it’s not mean, because it can cross that line. If the character does cross that line accidentally, or hits a nerve that they don’t know about, have them cover it up with some more flirting, something that would keep the person’s attention and make them not be angry anymore.

Funny stories. Telling a funny story is another good way of flirting, because laughter can get people to open up. The conversation would probably need to be more than just funny stories, but it can be a good way for your character to get someone to open up.

Be suggestive. Again, something that a character would need to be careful of (and fairly confident to do). This can also be done over text, messaging, etc. so it can be a long-term way of flirting.

Awareness of others. A flirty character should be aware of the people that they’re flirting with. That isn’t just knowing that they exist or physically where they are, but what their responses and body language are. Unless you want them to be a mean or harassing flirt, they should be aware of when the person is sending the sign that they want them to continue and when the person is trying to get them to leave them alone. If it’s the latter, they should probably leave them alone, because otherwise they just come across as being obnoxious and/or a bad person.

For females:

Accentuate their chest and/or butt. For the chest especially, a small chest can be disguised depending on the clothing, and so a flirty girl with a small chest would probably wear clothing that disguised it, while a flirty girl with a larger chest would probably wear clothing that showed more of it off. Necklaces are also useful, because playing with them can draw the eye to the chest.

For males:

Make sure the character doesn’t come across as creepy/too aggressive. I have read more stories than I’d like where a guy’s “flirting” comes across as creepily sexually aggressive, especially when he doesn’t know the girl. This tends to happen significantly less with girls flirting, but when men are written as being suggestive, it tends to be essentially “here are all of the ways I am planning to have sex with you” instead of “oh, I’m not dressed because I just got out of the shower ;)”. The latter can be flirty-suggestive. The former usually reads as stalker-rapist-creepy.

Think about why the character is flirting. For some people, it is because they just like to flirt. For some, it might be because they’re looking for sex. For some, it might be because they’re looking for a relationship. For some, it might be because they like the power it gives them. The way they flirt should depend on their reason for doing so.

answered 4 days ago @ 15 Aug 2014 with 574 notes via/source