102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Also, I recommend some resources for Revision and some online Tools and Software. Too many links? 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters Speaking of Dialogue
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Best free software for writing: 10 programs to unleash your creativity Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters. Increasingly, though, they'll talk about their software. Even the most genteel literary event can soon devolve into a fist-fight between fans of Scrivener and Ulysses (both of which cost around £27, US$40, AU$50). Microsoft Word is the default tool for many writers, but a subscription to Office 365 costs £59.99, US$69.99, AU$89 per year for one user – pretty steep if you only need the word processing element. There's often a better option for those of us starving in garrets: free software. Come with us as we discover the best free apps to turn your writing talent into something tangible. 1. Keep your mind on your work with the best free app for writers Blocks all distractions Timers and alarms Auto-save function Not suitable for editing Available for Linux, Windows and macOS, FocusWriter is designed to eliminate distractions so you can actually get on with the job of writing. 2.
Alice.org Using an innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations, the Alice Project provides tools and materials for teaching and learning computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming across a spectrum of ages and grade levels. Read more... Congratulations Dennis Cosgrove! The chief architect of the Alice Project received the A. Nico Habermann Educational Service Award from Carnegie Mellon University during Commencement Ceremonies on May 17, 2014. Read more Alice 3.x: Emphasis on object-oriented concepts and a full transition to the Java programming language. Alice 2.x: For learning logical and computational thinking skills and fundamental principles of programming. Alice 2.x © 1999-2014, Alice 3.x © 2008-2014, Carnegie Mellon University.
Stepcase Lifehack Desktop to iPad Blogging Workflow with Scrivener, Elements, Dropbox, and Marked One of the keys to a good life hack isn’t just finding the right technology to do the job, but actually finding the right combination of technologies to get the job done. Many of you wonder how us writer folks keep our writing projects on track and in sync, regardless of the where or when we’re doing our writing (sometimes we wonder ourselves, actually). I’ll tell you sometimes it’s not easy, until you find—and set up—the right apps and services to make things all come together. This post is all about how to go from your desktop to iPad and back and keeping everything a couple clicks away from being ready to publish online. The first, and most essential, part of this whole system is Dropbox. Next thing is the file format. With the foundations in place (Dropbox and text files), let’s move onto the actual writing part. The next part for the writing on the go element is, actually, Elements. The last bit of magic is Brett Terpstra’s app Marked (sorry Mac only).
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 “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 Each situation is stated, then followed by the necessary elements for each situation and a brief description. See also References External links
Edgar the storyteller Apprenez à créer avec GIMP 2.8 ! "Apprendre Gimp, c’est trop difficile !" Combien de fois j’ai entendu cette phrase-là ! Beaucoup pensent qu’il est plus difficile d’apprendre Gimp à cause de son interface atypique qu'il a toujours eu et dont les utilisateurs de Windows ne sont pas habitués. Vous voulez apprendre le graphisme 2D, que ce soit pour pouvoir faire de la retouche photo, du webdesign ou des montages ou encore de la peinture numérique ? Et tout ça, à partir de zéro ! Des tutoriels séparés où on apprend un outil ou un truc, c’est bien, mais un cours structuré à jour pour apprendre pas à pas, c’est mieux et d’ailleurs, les besoins pour ce type de cours sont criants. Qu’apprendra-t-on dans ce big-tuto ? Dans l’optique de commencer à partir de zéro, je vais commencer par vous apprendre les bases essentielles à connaître, de la prise en main de l’interface jusqu’aux calques et sélections, en passant par les outils de peinture. Historique
Kreatives Denken.com | Von Heike Thormann, Expertin für kreatives Schreiben, Denken und eine kreative Lebensgestaltung Chapter 37: Writing about crime In the first two chapters of this four-chapter section, we looked at the practical aspects of reporting crime. Here we suggest how to write about crime effectively and also avoid some of the pitfalls of poor writing. In the final chapter we will discuss the ethics of crime reporting. Once you have gathered enough information, start writing the story in the usual inverted pyramid style, with the most important details in the first paragraph, backed-up by more information and ending in the least important facts or comments. Know your limits If someone has been charged with an offence or is about to be charged, you are limited in what you can say so that you do not prejudice the chance of a fair trial. If no-one has been arrested and charged, you can say much more, always bearing in mind that you could be sued for defamation by anyone involved if you do not stick to the truth. Thieves used a bulldozer to break into a city bank and steal almost a million dollars from the vault. Illustrations
25 Things You Should Know About Plot Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling 25 Things You Should Know About Character And now… 1. A plot is the sequence of narrative events as witnessed by the audience. 2. Some folks will ask, incorrectly, “What’s the plot?” 3. A plot functions like a skeleton: it is both structural and supportive. 4. The biggest plot crime of them all is a plot that doesn’t make a lick of goddamn sense. 5. The simplest motherfucker of a plot is this: things get worse until they get better. 6. Fiction is driven by characters in conflict, or, put differently, the flame of fiction grows brighter through friction. 7. Of course, the essence of the essential conflict — the one below all that Wo/Man versus stuff — is a character’s wants versus a character’s fears. 8. A plot grows within the story you’re telling. 9. 10. Plot offers the promise of Chekov and his gun, of Hitchcock and his bomb under the table. 11. 12. 13. 13. 14.
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