Gone for a While...

I decided to take this writing blog more seriously than I did before and for me that means fixing the blog to something that's more presentable not only to me, but for the lovely people who are following me as well.

Also with university, right now it's hard to juggle between fixing/updating this blog and keeping up with deadlines. So for now, while I try to create an organised system between studies and a social life, I'm limited to the stories that I will be posting and perhaps some writing resources that I have time to reblog.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an ask and I'll try my very best to answer them as quickly as possible.

Lots of love! See you all in the near future!
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Supposed to go to the doctor’s and have an ultrasound today. Didn’t work out b/c scheduling conflicts. So I spent half of my day buying books instead. #dymocks #johngreen #janeausten #books #literature

The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

Brad Pitt, from the movie Troy

(Source: petrichour)


For Mary

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you, Jayne! <3
amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – Donald Hall

Arcanewriter: Writing Tips #93: Use Archetypes to Create Literary Characters

bookgeekconfessions:

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In essence, any literary character is drawn from one or more archetypes. An archetype is basically the pattern for a character, associated with a trait or a concept. Archetypes are most easily recognized in genre fiction — science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller — but they are applicable to any fiction, whether of high or low literary aspiration. The key is to select one or more archetypes as just the first step in character building.

But there are many types of archetypes from various belief systems and other sources. Try, for example, associating a character with one of the figures from the Chinese zodiac — boar, dog, dragon, horse, goat, monkey, ox, rabbit, rat, rooster, snake, and tiger — each of which is endowed with a complex array of both positive and negative traits (which I’ll let you research for yourself). For that matter, what’s your character’s (Western) astrological sign? (You don’t have to believe in astrology or any other belief system to derive characters from it.)

Alternatively, draw on mythology, legends, fairy tales, or folklore, or existing literature, including Shakespearean characters, or on Tarot cards, for that matter. (The noncharacter cards can inspire you to develop the plot, too.)

Here are some classic archetypes, including some based on Jungian psychology, to get you started:

  • Child
  • Guardian
  • Herald
  • Hermit
  • Hero
  • Hunter
  • Judge
  • Mentor
  • Sage
  • Shadow
  • Shaman
  • Sidekick
  • Trickster
  • Wanderer

Note that there are often multiple subtypes. Heroes are especially variable: They can be loners, or collaborators, they can be willing, or unwilling, they can be comic, serious, or tragic, they can be cheerful, or cynical. Combinations of archetypes are easily achieved, too; a mentor can be a guardian, a hermit, a judge, a sage, a shaman, a trickster, or a wanderer as well, or two or more of the above.

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(Source: dailywritingtips.com)

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Basic checklist for your story

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This checklist can be used during both planning and editing stages.

Your Protagonist

  • Does your protagonist have a personality beyond being heroic and nice?
  • Does your protagonist have agency?
  • Does your protagonist’s personality change?
  • Did your protagonist have a…