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acerbicaftertaste asked: 4? 13?

4. I think one theme I enjoy writing about is the theme of good intentions vs the consequences. I think the majority of my characters have some sort of good in mind that they like to achieve, but then they do terrible things along the way, or they otherwise cause something that’s just overall bad whether they mean to or not. It’s the easiest to follow this theme with heroes or self-proclaimed heroes, and they can still do good things overall, but it doesn’t excuse the bad. It still manages to find its way into not-so-heroic characters, though. A lot of people (or my characters at least) do things under their own assumption that it’s right, but I think my more villainous characters are either more willing to recognize that they’ve done bad things and they feel it justifies what they’re doing, or they’re completely blind to the damage they’re causing. My villains don’t kick dogs and babies without any reason at all. They just don’t. But it doesn’t mean it’s an adequate reason.

I know this doesn’t apply to ALL of my characters, but I find that it’s a theme that crops up often.

…But yeah, it’s really no wonder so many of my characters are morally grey.

Sorry for rambling. Apparently, I had a lot to say on that topic.

13. My favorite writers? Oh jeez. I… really can’t pick. I’m sorry.

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hana-bakemono:

sassy-tail:

holy dicks, that’s useful

THANK YOU!!!

OH THANK YOU TO WHOEVER MADE THIS!!!

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Find a quote/line from something you’ve written far in the past—the more it makes you cringe the better—and rewrite it. Post your result.

I’ll start.

'Her hand suddenly turns cold, which is very odd for a fire demon.'
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'Without warning, a peculiar chill runs through her hands. She pauses, unsettled by the change.'

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Welp, that’s probably a good place to stop for now.

But man, that scene was too fun to write. =’D But it’s gonna need editing. The way one thing went looked a little bit… weird. So I’m going to have to think about how to fix it.

But it was a scene I’ve been meaning to write for a while and I finally wrote it, at least in draft form. Hooray!

…But for now, it’s way past my bedtime.

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"[Person]’s face went wide."

…Eyes. I meant to say eyes. >_>

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I’m writing a fight that has now turned very ugly and they’re now calling each other nasty things while trying to kill each other, and there will probably eventually be tears involved mixed in with the blood.

This is way too much fun. =D

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  • Me: You know you're a writer when you can be gleeful at the thought of thousands of people suffering
  • Caitlin: "OH MY GOD, SO MANY WILL DIE!!"
  • Caitlin: "CRACK OPEN THE CHAMPAGNE!!!!!!"
  • Caitlin: "YEEEHAWWWWWW"
  • Me: "SO MANY PEOPLE WITH TORMENTED PASTS!"
  • Me: "IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS ALL OVER AGAIN"
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thelokitomyhiddleston:

meet-me-at-221b-baker-st:

straddling-the-atmosphere:

onceuponabopper:

thetimetravelersguidetothegalaxy:

wittywallflower:

Writing is weird.

One minute you are telling a story.

The next minute you are researching the average amount of snowfall Edinburgh gets.

or how to kill someone with a piece of barbed wire and a tomato

Or how much force it takes to dent a human skull with a can of Pepsi.

what the hell are you guys writing?

Smut

Omg

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Screenwriting Tip #1167

screenwritingtips:

Ask yourself: why do your protagonist’s friends like her? What good qualities do they see in her that she’s unable to see for herself? This might give you a clue as to her character arc.

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