a better question is is the school okay with this

Developing Characters

*Okay I found this in my high school English notebook (so I take no credit in making this. I guess one of my teachers made or they got it from somewhere idk) but I think this could help a lot of writers on here!*

How much about your characters do you really know? Small details might seem superfluous, even irrelevant, to the story you intend to write, but the smallest detail informs the bigger picture. The more you know about your characters, the better you’ll create believable characters who live and breathe on the page and in their own fictional world.

Consider the following questions:

  1. What do you know about this character now that they don’t know yet?
  2. What is the character’s greatest flaw?
  3. What do you know about this character that they would never admit?
  4. What is the character’s greatest asset?
  5. If this character could choose a different identity, who would they be?
  6. What music does this character sing to when no one else is around?
  7. In what or whom does this character have the greatest faith?
  8. What is this character’s favorite movie?
  9. Does this character have a favorite article of clothing? Favorite shoes?
  10. Does this character have a vice? Name it.
  11. Name this character’s favorite person (living or dead).
  12. What is this character’s secret wish?
  13. What is this character’s proudest achievement?
  14. Describe this character’s deepest regret?
  15. What is this character’s most embarrassing moment?
  16. What is this character’s great fear?
  17. Describe this character’s most devastating moment.
  18. What is this character’s greatest achievement?
  19. What is this character’s greatest hope?
  20. Does this character have an obsession? Name it.
  21. What is this character’s greatest disappointment?
  22. What is this character’s worst nightmare?
  23. Who does this character most wish to please? Why?
  24. Describe this character’s mother.
  25. Describe this character’s father.
  26. If they had to choose, with whom would this character prefer to live?
  27. Where does this character fall in birth order? What effect does this have?
  28. Describe this character’s siblings or other close relatives.
  29. Describe this character’s bedroom. Include three cherished items.
  30. What is this character’s birth date? How does this character manifest traits of they astrological sign?
  31. If this character had to live in seclusion for six months, what six items would they bring?
  32. Why is this character angry?
  33. What calms this character?
  34. Describe a recurring dream or nightmare this character might have.
  35. List the choices (not circumstances) that led this character to his current predicament.
  36. List the circumstances over which this character has no control.
  37. What wakes this character in the middle of the night?
  38. How would a stranger describe this character?
  39. What does this character resolve to do differently every morning?
  40. Who depends on this character? Why?
  41. If this character knew they had exactly one month to live, what would they do?
  42. How would a dear friend or relative describe this character?
  43. What is this character’s most noticeable physical attribute?
  44. What is this character hiding from themselves?
  45. Write one additional about your character.

I hope this helps someone!


Jeez, I barely get any time to myself anymore, but that’s okay. I’m really enjoying school, and I feel like I’m getting better at art, so badabing! :3

ANYWAY. I received a question a while ago asking about the marknings the Divine have in the Goddess!AU, so I thought it’d be cool if I drew headshots to showcase some of them. :3 This is part 1 of a few, so be prepared for more in the future. In the meantime, here are the first batch of Gods/Demigods in the AU!

Every Divine, half-blooded or no, are born with these permanent markings on their bodies. Each god’s markings are unique to them and there isn’t any other quite like them. When the Divine is actively using magic, their markings glow, their brightness depending on the level of power is put into the magic. The markings also act as visual signs of emotion change. When angered, afraid, or in the throws of pleasure, the markings glow again, their brightness once again depending on just how intense the feeling is.

So there ya go! I’ll draw more soon, but if you’d like to see the markings of specific Demigod/God, let me know! Until then, I hope you guys like this here doodle! ^.^

unpopular opinion tag

no one really tagged me, it was one of those “if you’re reading this consider yourself tagged” by @booksbeyondimagining and i wanted to do it so why not!

Popular book you disliked: so many. SO MANY. 

the mortal instruments. the magicians (noah fence but lev grossman’s writing is really terrible and so are his characters). a court of thorn and roses (made me GROSSLY uncomfortable, everyone says the second book is better but thanks no thanks). grasshopper jungle. ready player one. steelheart by brandon sanderson. i’m sure there’s a lot more but that’s off the top of my head. 

Book that everyone dislikes that you love: 
CATCHER IN THE RYE. 99% of people i know hate it but i really really liked it. i read it in high school and it just resonated with me (which is unusual bc usually i hate books like that). 

Central ship you dislike: this is the most VAGUE question. okay i’m just gonna jump in with whatever. clary/jace (i hate jace sm, clary is more of a dislike, they were related and STILL MADE OUT, i wish i’d never read this series smh). evie/jericho from the diviners. wolf/scarlett from the lunar chronicles (boy isn’t that a throwback). 

Popular genre you don’t usually read: lately, ya fantasy or contemporary. or adult contemporary. most contemporary books are really sub par for me unless the author is spectacular. 

Beloved character you hate: GANSEY “DICK” RICHARD WHATEVER THE THIRD

also have i said how much i hate tmi? no? it’s jace guys. i hope you’re getting the message. oh and dumbledore (although ‘hate’ is a bit strong bc i like his complexity but i was really happy when i got to that Part in half blood prince and that’s 90% bc i’m a terrible person). 

also don’t kill me and like i don’t HATE him but……andrew minyard from the foxhole court. the author did an okay job handling certain Things re: his backstory in that series but i felt it could’ve been better, and also i dislike how his treatment of others was framed (unapologetically), even with his mental illnesses and all

Popular author you can’t get into: brandon sanderson. sarah j maas. laini taylor. john green. terry pratchett (one day, pratchett. one day.)

Popular trope you are tired of: “girl is superior/has more experience at this thing than guy but guy is the chosen one so he’s better automatically.” ““THE DOG DIES.” “everyone thinks this person is dead so everyone starts crying and then they wake up ten seconds later SIKE.” 

also almost any female in a male-authored fantasy novel esp. if she’s the love interest. this is less of a trope more “tropes to hide that male author’s fantasies/sexism” (with a few notable exceptions)

Popular book or series you have no interest in: outlander (though now i have to watch the tv show for class slkfhslkdghkglh). game of thrones. the 100. probably a lot others i can’t think of rn.

Movie/TV show is better than the book: the lovely bones. how to train your dragon. jurassic park (mostly). black sails (it counts bc it’s based off treasure island okay shgsdlkhk)

Tagging: @booksgay (as always) @ezridalmastro (bc ur new here so why not) @aroaessidhe @romanticzomedy @becpunzel @brucewaynesgirlfriend @lovelyleias  @farahblack and anyone else whose down for it (and y’all dont have to if you don’t want to!)

    @perfectblnd wants some jd
     starter call // accepting

    “ Surely Betty Cooper has something BETTER to be doin’ with her time than followin’ me around tryin’ to ask me questions, JD turned on his heel quickly, facing her with raised eyebrows and no trace of a smile on his face as he looked over the blonde. He didn’t get why she was so fascinated with him, maybe it was because he was one of the only survivors from Westerburg High School bombing… only because he had been from a self distance from the school watching with a smirk knowing he had gotten away with it. Still didn’t mean he wanted to TALK about it, it was more likely that someone would figure out that he had been the one to plant the bombs if he spoke about it. 

    “ Seriously, I don’t want to be RUDE but I really don’t wanna talk about it, okay? ” 

iobserveryou  asked:

9 12 25 30.. Love youre art and want to know you better like a friend

Oh wow, thank you very much! I’m glad, and I’d be happy to get ya’ know you better. :)

9: How much time do you spend drawing on an average day? 

It depends, some days if I’m stressed out or burnt out, or even busy with school, I don’t draw at all. Then most days, I draw anywhere between 2-5 hours on average. (Unless I decide to draw all day and murder my hand XD )

12: Is it okay for people to ask you about your process? 

Totally! I don’t mind if y’all ever have questions about how I do stuff. In fact, I actually encourage them during my streams. I’m okay with explaining stuff. :)

25: Do you like to draw in silence, or with music? 

Most of the time with music. Sometimes my playlists will repeat the same songs without my noticing, because I just like background noise. I’ll even throw up ‘Let’s Plays’  from youtube in the background on occasion.

30: What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

Honestly, just seeing personal growth. Doing something that I know I can do and improve on. It’s amazing and uplifting whenever I get support from y’all and love, and it just makes me feel good. I always feel like there’s room to grow, and it’s just fun to watch myself progress.

Thank you so much for these asks. I hope you had an awesome day. ^.^

I Believe You [Saeyoung Choi/Reader]

Fandom: Mystic Messenger
Paring: Saeyoung Choi/Reader [you]
Summary: You would love him even after a thousand lifetimes.
Dedication: For @sangyosoul, not what you wanted. But, i’ll make u something better!!

A/N: ooo shiiittttt it’s dat giiiirrrlll whaddddup. nah, seriously tho’. sorry for being mia. school is beating me into the ground and so is life. o well. hope this will be okay until i get back in the swing.

btw, would anyone be interested in a masterpost for my mysme fics?

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anonymous asked:

*Bit of personal question but okay* Are you smart? Like at school, straight A student?

Me? Smart? Nahhhh. I am in the top set for Art, English, Business and Health and Social, but that’s about it really 😅 Crap at Maths, was really bad at science but is doing better. Business is my favourite subject by far that’s why I’m good at it, and I’m just gifted in Health and Social because I’ve spent my life looking after siblings and learning about how to care for them, that’s really all I’m smart at 😆 Thank you for asking!


Now that… that was a question, wasn’t it?

From his perch on the roof wall of his shitty apartment, the bomber looked down at her, expression inscrutable as he sucked on a cigarette, slowly blowing the plume of smoke through his nose.

Was he okay? Probably not. That’s why he was out here, he was pretty sure. That’s why he was on the fucking roof and not on his balcony—or, better, not in school where he was supposed to be.

“Yep,” he said instead, flicking the butt down to the ground, his expression distant. “Doin’ great.”

Biting her lip, she tapped the side of the container in her hands.  Right.  Both of em were skipping, both of em had shit to do.  Responsible shit.

And here they both were.

It seemed they both ended up like this a lot, avoiding the day-to-day.  The thing was, it was hard to attend class like a normal teenager when, not so long ago, she’d been fighting to the death for the sake of her family, for the sake of some madman.

So here they were.

Nosaru made her way up the fire escapes, joining Hayato on the roof wall, and set the container between them.  “I brought lunch.  It’s, uh… odun?  No, udon.  I can never get that right…  But I got too much.  Wanna split it?”

anonymous asked:

What are your headcanons for Odin's and Ava's individual high school lives?

this is a really cool question to send, and i wanted to think about this and try to write it all down so ye, here it is. a collection of high school headcanons about these two, some of which i think about every now and then. i love to talk about this stuff so thank you for sending me this! okay here we go:

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Mod blog open for questions~

🌙: It’s been a pretty long while since either of us opened asks here. So sorry about that, hehe ^^; Anyway, head on over to @ask-nextale-mods if you want to ask us some questions! But do keep in mind certain things:

-Anon is off. (Better safe than sorry.)
-Topic materials can range (but I am feelin on talking about some Nextale AU mixes, namely NexSwap :D)
-It’s just gonna be me today. Fire’s at school.
-Um….don’t talk about the election, okay…? I already went through my painful phase of grief and anguish and I just simply want to move on.
-Don’t ask about OC submissions opening up because they’re still closed. Those questions do get real annoying real fast.
-If you (somehow) have questions relating to the game I’m making with ManiaKnight in the future, move on to either @moonphyr or @shisenota for those.

Other than all of that, let’s uh…have some fun!

 because @limitlessmonster brought guitar playing kuroo to life and i can’t stop thinking about that

Pairing: Kuroo/Kenma
Theme: college!au: stress relief

“You sure you’re okay?”

“Better now.”

Blessed with a light finals schedule, the fact that it was time for the exams hardly phased Kuroo. His finals consisted mostly of papers and one that was an early Saturday one, meaning that by Wednesday of finals week, he was doing nothing and relaxing while everyone else in the school was stressed beyond belief. His phone had quieted down, with really only three people texting him:

One was Bokuto, texting to ask him last minute questions twenty minutes before his exams. “Why didn’t you ask me earlier?” “DO YOU THINK I HAD THIS QUESTION EARLIER???” “…Okay, why didn’t you start studying earlier?”

The other was Akaashi, texting to ask if he knew where Bokuto was. “He’s not in your dorm?” “No. He needed a scantron and left.” “That sounds normal.” “It was two a.m. and he was sleepwalking.”

The third was Kenma, and most of the texts were from Kuroo because he wanted to make sure he was all right. The responses were sparing, which Kuroo expected. Kenma was more than drowned with last minute projects and exams; Kuroo wasn’t a computer science major for a reason.

So when Kenma knocked at his door at six in the evening before his last final, Kuroo abandoned all dinner plans and let him in. He had crawled onto his bed to reach for his guitar in the middle of asking how he was when he felt Kenma do the same, sitting and pressing their backs together.

It had been a habit since they were kids. Kenma would feel flustered under what he called “the intensity of Kuroo’s concerned gaze” and so preferred sitting back to back with him. Kuroo had no qualms with it; he’d asked Bokuto what Kenma had meant and Bokuto explained that sometimes Kuroo got really into being a kind and caring person.

Once their backs met, Kuroo realized Kenma’s breathing was shallow and quick. He frowned immediately; one hand loosely holding his guitar by the neck, the other reached around to take Kenma’s, squeezing it gently. “Talk to me.”

“I’m fine,” he said between breaths and Kuroo almost wanted to turn around. “I just… I need to…”

“I know.”

Closing his eyes and relaxing against him, but not so much to push him over with his weight, Kuroo traced circles on the back of Kenma’s hand with his thumb. Seconds passed, then minutes. Kuroo didn’t know how long it was until Kenma’s breathing was closer to normal, though he could still feel the irregularities against his back. Eyes half lidded, he squeezed his hand again before speaking. “…Better now?”

“Yeah,” Kenma said quietly.

Smiling, Kuroo pulled his hand back. He strummed a chord experimentally, then pulled his hand back to tune one of the strings. “You ready for tomorrow’s final?”

“I need a break from studying,” Kenma mumbled quietly and Kuroo nodded.

“Stay as long as you need.”

And then Kenma closed his eyes as Kuroo began playing, leaned into him. The sound of Kuroo’s deep voice filled the room with song, guitar chords strummed, and he felt vibrations against his back that had him smiling as he finally relaxed.