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Plot. General. Lists. Cheat Sheets. Random Inn and Tavern Generator. RPG Tools: Town Generator. Character Traits. More stuffs. Creating a Story Bible: World Building. In the previous edition of Creating a Story Bible, I talked about the journal and a little bit of how and why I use them for my novel projects.

Now it is time to take a closer look at Index I, why I have chosen to include the types of information I have, and about my process of choosing what information belongs in the story bible and what doesn’t. Instead of sharing the image of Index I, I am going to type it out in its entirety, in list format: Description – Page Number, Section One: World Overviews – Countries World – Continents – 1, Countries – Azenith – 2, Theocracy – Danar – 3, Monarchy – Kelsh – 4, Monarchy – The Rift – 5, Oligarchy – Clan Lands – 6, Oligarchy – Crimson Isles – 7, Aristocracy – Feralas – 8, Aristocracy – Therna – 9, Junta – Mithrias – 10, Minor Countries – 11-12, Covenant of the Six – 13-14 Section Two: Trade – 15, Trade – Alliances – 16, Trade – Supply and Demand – 17, Trade – The Wanderers – 18 Section Three: Magic Section Four: Divines – General – 23 Section Two.

Blood Type Personality Meaning. The Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You’ll Ever See That Fits On One Page. And now for the continuing run of yesterday’s milestone post: A bold claim, that. But I challenge you to read this stuff — which, when printed, really does fit onto one page — and then argue that you’ve seen a more empowering checklist of must-haves gathered in such a condensed space. There’s enough stuff here to fill up a bookshelf. If you don’t know what these questions mean, then by all means go to that bookshelf and settle in. This is a listing of everything you need to know about your story before you can successfully finish it, stated in the form of a question. Crazy, I know, but it happens. For drafters — those allergic to story planning and who fight to the death for their defiance of outlining — this becomes a checklist of things you’re looking to discover (answer) in your series of inevitable drafts.

And if you leave only a few of these untouched then no draft you write will ever be final. Yeah, it’s that powerful. Print this baby out and keep it in a safe place. You’re here. WriteWorld. Xtreme Culture Questionnaire at Let Me Explain to You a Thing. What happens when someone is shot in the lung? 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.

The list is popularized as an aid for writers, but it is also used by dramatists, storytellers and many others. The 36 situations[edit] Each situation is stated, then followed by the necessary elements for each situation and a brief description. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Multiple Intelligence Test. The Sixteen Personality Types - High-Level. ISTJ - The Duty Fulfiller Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. Click here for a detailed description of ISTJ. ISTP - The Mechanic Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work.

Click here for a detailed description of ISTP. ISFJ - The Nurturer Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Click here for a detailed description of ISFJ. ISFP - The Artist Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Click here for a detailed description of ISFP. INFJ - The Protector Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Click here for a detailed description of INFJ. INFP - The Idealist Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Click here for a detailed description of INFP. INTJ - The Scientist Independent, original, analytical, and determined. WriteWorld. Great Questions. Great Questions These questions are merely suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own. This list is in no particular order. You may choose one of the categories below, or scroll through and read them all.

To use our question generator, please click here. Great questions for anyone Who has been the most important person in your life? Friends or Colleagues If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why? Grandparents Where did you grow up? Raising children When did you first find out that you’d be a parent? Parents Do you remember what was going through your head when you first saw me? Growing up When and where were you born? School Did you enjoy school? Love & Relationships Do you have a love of your life?

Marriage & Partnerships How did you meet your husband/wife? Working What do you do for a living? Religion Can you tell me about your religious beliefs/spiritual beliefs? World Weaving • Worldbuilding Basics. Soxen: The New, Improved Character Survey of Doom. So there's this meme going around! Except some of the questions sucked, and a lot of them were repetitive, and it left out a bunch of stuff that we were just dying to ramble about.

SO: Body and Appearance1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Speech1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Mental and Emotional1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Relationships1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Beliefs1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Daily Life1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. AssociationsWhich of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite: 1. AstrologyZone. The Year Ahead 2014 Calendar! NEW! Discounted from $17.99 to $12.99, yours while supplies last! Reserve Susan's book now! Price $12.99 Start saving money in your neighborhood now Order Your "My Personal Horoscope" Now! Learn little-known things about your sign MY MADONNA-AN INTIMATE MEMOIR - great read To tell a dangerous truth, disguise it as fiction Book 2 in The Organization Series The World of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman, plus lavish photographs A great astrology book!

Matchmaker Learn about the planetary forces that rule our relationships. Fitness The physical body and health are also influenced by when you were born. Stress Busters Rid yourself of unnecessary stress and enjoy life. Gift Guide Gifts appropriate for both men and women of each astrological sign. Seducing Your Lover Find out how to put some passion into your love life. Vacation Tips Suggestions on how and where to enjoy your precious time off. Matchmaker by Sign Just choose your sign and then one to pair it with. Random Questions - Conversation Topic Generator. Deep Questions, Random Deep Questions, Deep Questions List, Deep Questions to Ask Someone.

101 deep questions to ask people, your friends or someone you know.... What is more difficult for you; looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when they are telling you how they feel? Think of the last time you were REALLY angry. You are on a flight from Honolulu to Chicago non-stop. There is a fire in the back of the plane. 50+ Really Important And Interesting Deep Questions 800 Questions to Ask A Girl1000 Questions to Ask your Boyfriend You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? You can have one of the following two things: trust/love. You are walking down the street on your way to work. 50+ Really Important And Interesting Deep Questions If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Think of the last person who you really knew that died. Does love = sex? Deep Questions to Ask People List Imagine. Water Beds are relaxing - Colour Psychology: What is Your Character’s Favourite Colour? Baby Names at BabyNames.com | Baby Name Meanings | Baby Boy Names | Baby Girl Names | Top Most Popular Names. A List of Character Archetypes. Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms. She writes weird books for teens in lots of weird genres like, fantasy (Blood of Kings trilogy), science fiction (Replication), and dystopian (The Safe Lands trilogy). Find Jill on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or on her author website. A character archetype is a pattern or model from which similar characters are based. Sometime last year, I noticed that all my main characters fit a heroic guardian archetype (Achan, Martyr, Spencer).

I was pretty shocked to realize that. I didn’t want to be the author who writes the same character over and over and over. This is my list. All of these archetypes are capable of going on the hero’s journey. Sometimes it’s fun to combine several archetypes into one character. Analyst: Can explain anything rationally. Anti-hero: The hero who didn’t ask to get involved but does. Benefactor: Has a whole lot of something he wants to share. Bureaucrat: Follows the rules no matter what. House Of Fantasists, Elements of Character I.

Floorplanner - Hellestar. WriteWorld. Asgardian Thunder. WriteWorld. Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek - Writing Tips #85: Nine Kick-Ass Excercises to Find Your Character's Voice. Books and Bookshelves - How to Create a Character. Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds - Intro. By Michael James Liljenberg. Introduction Everybody says, "My topic is the most important thing you can learn in order to write science fiction and fantasy," when they write a tutorial for FARP. But I'm actually not exaggerating. The art of creating worlds is crucial to good Fantasy and Science Fiction. There are four basic parts of a story: plot, character, setting, and theme. But what sets Fantasy and Science Fiction apart from other genres is the setting. To be a good writer you need to know character, plot, and theme.

Nor do you need to create a universe that is totally original or free of those dreaded Fantasy clichés. And that's the key for creating a realistic world for your story, creating the world as a whole. All this is not to say that your worlds have to be completely scientifically realistic. J.R.R. George Lucas's Star Wars universe was never very well developed, especially from a technology standpoint, but it still works. Chapter 2: Day 1 - Physics Chapter 3: Day 2 - Weather.

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Of course, effective writing requires a good command of the language in which you write or want to write. Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link We collected over 50 useful and practical tools and resources that will help you to improve your writing skills. 1. Use English Punctuation Correctly6 A quick and useful crash course in English punctuation. HyperGrammar7 An extensive electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa’s Writing Centre. Grammar Girl8 Mignon Fogarty’s quick and dirty tips for better writing. English Style Guide – Economist16 This guide is based on the style book which is given to all journalists at The Economist. 2. Dr. 3. 4. 5. 6. m5qz28M6cv1ryg55ao1_400.jpg (349×428) The 26 stages of death. Oh, it's not pretty. But you know that. Want a story? I was at the lake one day and they found a guy who'd fallen off a boat and drowned a few weeks earlier.

The police came. No one knew how to get him out of the water, no one really wanted to touch the guy. Ew! So one of the cops found a length of wire fence, the kind that looks like XXXXXXX. Except the guy just ran through the holes in the fence, like a seriously over ripe melon. No shit, sherlock. NamePlayground.com - the playground of first names - New! 2006 Name Statistics! Astrological Zodiac Personality Traits. Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips - Article #29643. Joss Whedon is most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel and the short-lived but much-loved Firefly series. But the writer and director has also worked unseen as a script doctor on movies ranging from Speed to Toy Story. Here, he shares his tips on the art of screenwriting and how, if you have your clear delivery, you can make something mundane like a Fenton law office or Cincinnati drug store seem captivating.

Actually finishing it is what I’m gonna put in as step one. You may laugh at this, but it’s true. I have so many friends who have written two-thirds of a screenplay, and then re-written it for about three years. Finishing a screenplay is first of all truly difficult, and secondly really liberating. Structure means knowing where you’re going ; making sure you don’t meander about. This really should be number one. Everybody has a perspective. Here’s one trick that I learned early on. You have one goal : to connect with your audience.