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33 Unbelievable Places To Visit Before You Die. I Can't Believe These Actually Exist On Earth...

Here are 33 landmarks that look like paintings and scenes from science fiction movies. earthporm.com During the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world's largest mirror. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes joined into one. The salt flat is so reflective, it’s used to calibrate satellites. michaelyamashita.com These unqiuely tall and thin mountains are so alien that they were used in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Niccolobonfadini.comniccolobonfadini.com These sentinels are actually giant trees covered in snow and ice. Apod.nasa.gov natureflip.com This 240-meter-long cave system has been one of Guilin, China’s most popular attractions for over 1200 years.

Amusingplanet.com all-that-is-interesting.com Ice caves are temporary structures that form at the edge of glaciers when flowing water melts a hole into glaciers. Amusingplanet.com. 10 Unbelievably Beautiful Places You've Probably Never Heard Of. Sixpenceee: Beautiful Abandoned Places So I... 25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story. I’m a panster at heart, plotter by necessity — and I always advocate learning how to plot and plan because inevitably someone on the business side of things is going to poke you with a pointy stick and say, “I want this.”

25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story

Thus you will demonstrate your talent. Even so, in choosing to plot on your own, you aren’t limited to a single path. And so it is that we take a look at the myriad plotting techniques (“plotniques?”) You might use as Storyteller Extraordinaire to get the motherfucking job done. Let us begin. What inspires you to create things? The art of storytelling. Story. Steps. Imagery. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. How to find a theme. Novel Planning Tools and Worksheets. We recently talked about preparing for NaNoWriMo during October, and I shared some of my own plans such as using the Snowflake Method for this novel's outline.

Novel Planning Tools and Worksheets

31 Quotes That Will Give You Chills. 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. Arouse your creativity Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body.

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity

A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm. ~ Anais Nin Creativity is like sex. I know, I know. No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere. As a serial entrepreneur, I’m addicted to ideas.

No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere

I feed off of ’em. And nothing makes me more upset than having a great idea… and losing it. Ideas never happen at opportune times, and having the proper idea capture tools can make sure that you’ll capture all your ideas for later processing. The problem with ideas is that they’re situational. You don’t only have ideas while you’re in front of the computer, or walking your dog. Tools for creating ideas. Overcome Writer's Block, Suggestions To Get You Writing Again. ^ Back to top We use cookies, just to track visits to our website, we store no personal details.

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ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies? Login. Creating a character. Exercises for Fiction Writers - Page 2. Conflict in Literature through the Ages. 40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing Techniques. Technique Tutorials, Inspiration and Prompts ★ Art journaling is a fantastic hobby for people who enjoy being artistic, and when you finish a journal it is so satisfying to look through the beautiful and varied pages you've created.

Technique Tutorials, Inspiration and Prompts ★

I especially love journals that incorporate a wide range of media and texture experiments because these journals are literally bursting at the seams and are so fun to look through! You can use a huge number of different materials in your journal, and you can really let your creativity run free without judgement. The most popular materials are pens (markers, felt tips, micron pens etc) and paints (acrylic, watercolor, oil etc), although I've seen everything from salt to tea bags being used! More materials you can use include: magazine pages, recycled book pages, ephemera, crayons, pencils, photos, pastels, newspaper, inks, different kinds of paper (tissue, crepe, parchment etc), leaves, and thin fabrics like muslin and cheesecloth. Pinkney's, Illustrated Art Lessons, Projects, Demos, for Kids, Teachers. Learn to Draw - Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial. Work In Progress - Step-by-Step Title: "Inner Beauty" Size: 18" x 14" Medium: Charcoal, Graphite, Carbon on White Paper.

Learn to Draw - Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial.

Emotions - Feelings Words. Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language. Translate emotions into written body language We are always told to use body language in our writing.

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

Sometimes, it's easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character's state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. The Heroine's Journey. Inspiring Women on a Path of Wholeness and Sovereignty THE MAINSTAY of Victoria’s work is Empowerment for Women.

The Heroine's Journey

Creative self-expression and authenticity are at the heart of her message. She lights a pathway to Awakened Sovereignty using positive images, metaphors; humor and compassion. 11 Plot Pitfalls - And How to Rescue Your Story From Them. We’ve all been there: basking in the glow of a finished manuscript, only to read it over and realize something is wrong with the plot. Finding ourselves unable to identify the problem only makes matters worse. But take heart! Write or Die 2. Ebookee: Free Download eBooks Search Engine! Welcome to Open Library. General Journal Prompts - Journal Prompts. Download or Read Online - Free Books from Classicly. "To uncover the plot of your story, don’t ask what should... Creative Writing Exercises - set your imagination free.

Creative writing exercises are a great way to get started. Whether you are a beginner, or are an experienced writer these exercises will stimulate your mind and get your ideas flowing. I will be straight with you and tell you that very few people just start writing and straight away produce great results. We’ve all heard the stories about writers who find immediate success, however they are rare and that’s why those stories make headlines. In reality it takes practice and a great deal of thought to become a good writer. Overcome Writer's Block, Suggestions To Get You Writing Again. 750 Words - Write every day. Unusual Words. Unusual Words A by no means exhaustive list of rare, obscure, strange and sometimes funny words and their meanings that only seem to crop up in crosswords and dictionaries. Words that are used so seldom, you wonder who invented them and why.

Home ~ The Stories ~ Diversions ~ Links ~ Contact. How to write fiction that comes alive - Nalo Hopkinson. Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps. By Glen C. Strathy How would you like to create a plot outline for your novel in less than an hour that is emotionally compelling and dramatically sound?

It's easier than you think. The secret is to incorporate the 8 Basic Plot Elements. Beginner Novel Writer's Tips. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. To do this Polti analyzed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works.

He also analyzed a handful of non-French authors. In his introduction, Polti claims to be continuing the work of Carlo Gozzi, who also identified 36 situations. Publication history[edit] “Gozzi maintained that there can be but thirty-six tragic situations. This list was published in a book of the same name, which contains extended explanations and examples. 10 Questions to Ask When You Create a Fictional Culture.

The way I build worlds is by collecting cool stuff from the history, myth and people around me. 21 Writing Prompts for Setting a Scene in Your Novel. 5 Ways to Take Your Readers Back in Time: The Importance of Historical ResearchWritersDigest.com. There is nothing that jolts a reader out of a sense of place and time more effectively than using a modern voice for a Victorian heroine, no matter how richly detailed the description of her gorgeous crinoline and pantalets. “I need my own space,” certainly informs the reader that your heroine is upset, so upset she must be alone. Beat Sheet: Pride and Prejudice. Chick 1 says: I thought for our second beat sheet we’d look at a story as far from Hot Fuzz as possible. 50 Romance Plot Ideas! This post was originally titled, “Master List of Romantic Conflicts,” but it really contains big ideas for entire plots. Of course, to write an engrossing love story–whether it’s a straight-up romance, or a subplot in a different kind of book or movie–it has to have strong conflict.

Like Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Writing a Novel – What You Need To Know. Welcome to the world of the author. Writing a Book – Finding Time. Grammar Review. Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps. European History Primary Sources. Resources for Writers. Novel Plotting Worksheet. Want to help support the author? There are hundreds, possibly thousands of articles on novel plotting on the web. How to Break Up Your Novel into Definable Sections. Writing good scene execution. ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB: Site Index. History of Art. Site Index. People of Color in European Art History. Avant Garde. Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum.

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Show NOT tell. Effective characters. Creative Writing Examples: Lessons in Writing Creative Fiction. Grammar Rules. English Grammar Rules - The Definitive Grammar Handbook. 10 of My Favorite Writing Craft Sites. Elements of Suspense in Writing: 6 Secret to Creating and Sustaining Suspense. How to Structure A Story: The Eight-Point Arc. European History Primary Sources. UK Data Archive. The National Archives of Scotland. National Archives of Ireland. Writing Killer Fight Scenes. Fictional Culture. Things Writers Forget When Writing Fight Scenes.

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