but joss is writing this

the secret lives of teenage bedrooms - tigrrmilk - Riverdale (TV 2017) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Well, he’s still a kid. Don’t forget that.

Or: Jughead Jones has had a lot of bedrooms. Doesn’t mean he won’t miss this one.

i wrote a fic. hi. apparently that’s a thing i can still do???? WORDS ARE HARD AND THESE WORDS PROBABLY DON’T MAKE SENSE BUT I WROTE A FIC ANYWAY!!!!!!

umbrellanest  asked:

(we can stop pressuring you if it actually stresses you out too much. you are funny though dawg)

do u even understand the pressure??? writing for characters??? without fully developed personalities??? potentially jossing or making jokes that end up being confirmed/foreshadowed in canon??? plus not 2 mention we don’t even have a cast list confirmed??? how can you make foreshadowing jokes (not assumptions; jokes directly making fun of pacing) if you don’t know that much???

not 2 mention I know like 2 about the non-ZeXal animes, and that’s part of the requirement 2 get a Variety

the only thing I could really do is rewrite the cards 2 be funny, but that’s extremely lame

Man sometimes I just think about how mad it is that Buffy delivers one of the most painful, dramatic episodes/reveals in song form. Like wtf Joss get it together. WHY IS THIS EPISODE SO GOOD. IT HAS NO RIGHT.

Every time I vagueblog about sexism in geek media, everybody assumes I’m talking about Joss Whedon. I mean, don’t get me wrong, much of the criticism that’s been directed at the man is wholly deserved, but it’s really starting to feel like Whedon has become a sort of sin-eater for male geekdom - like everything that’s wrong with the treatment of gender in geek media has been localised in him, thus leaving every other male writer blameless by proxy.

It was very confusing to me too - I didn’t write it! Yeah, blame Joss! I’m still confused.
—  Jeremy Renner, at Silicon Valley Comic Con, in response to a kid who said he was confused why “Hawkeye was in love with Black Widow in the first Avengers but then had a wife and kids in the second movie”

Hey Joss, why’d you act defensive and upset when people pointed out that no matter what women are doing, putting them in latex and making them props for big boys within a fiction is not feminist? Hey Joss, you gonna actually develop writing skills or are we still pretending that sarcasm is the only thing a good writing needs? How does it feel to steal Hank Pym’s major characterization?  Remember when you deleted your twitter because you were so upset that women who watched Avengers thought Black Widow was, in fact, not a feminist symbol? Good times, Joss.

Edit: Turns out, Joss left Twitter to be more focused on writing and stopped acting defensive after the first few incidents so let’s give him credits where it’s due. Still doesn’t excuse him from substituting sass and sarcasm with good writing and stealing Hank’s development but being a hackjob as a writer is not the same as being a Bad Ally ™.

What bothers me most about Age of Ultron: 

1. The way Joss wrote/directed Black Widow in Age of Ultron, first and foremost, for reasons everyone knows (”I’m an infertile ~monster who doesn’t have babies HOW CAN I WOMAN??”)

and *deep breath* 

2. The way he wrote/directed Steve. Joss can’t write Steve, not really. The more I rewatch these movies, the more it stands out. Goddamn. It’s like he completely ignores Steve’s development in the other films. Steve swears in CA:TFA. Nothing severe, but he does. Even in front of Peggy! Twice! He’s a fucking soldier in the US army. But then we get Cap reprimanding Tony for “Language!”. Which was a funny line, sure. But a laugh isn’t worth it when there are 1,000 other funny in-character ways to show Cap/Tony clashing over cultural things. A million. 

That flashback. That party. All of the Howlies should’ve been there. The moment with Peggy was beautiful, but Steve lost e v e r y o n e. Not to mention the fact that Steve just spent his last movie discovering his best friend in the entire world has been a tortured POW all this time…Bucky should’ve been there in that flashback dancing up a storm with some pretty girl in all his 40s glory. Can you imagine how much more powerful that brief scene would’ve been if they’d ALL been celebrating the end of the war together and then just POOOF, gone.


I’ve been stockpiling tons of writing resources over the years, and I got bored and decided to organize all of them and make a masterpost.  Enjoy!


21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer

Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research

Eight Short Story Tips

How To Stop Procrastinating

Ten Exercises In Creativity

How To Show (Not Tell)

Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity

Why Research Is Important In Writing

Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone

Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In

The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers

Five Essential Story Ingredients

Formatting Your Manuscript

Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing

Best Apps For Writers

Online Whiteboard

This Sentence Has 5 Words

Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips

The Official Ten-Step Guide to Becoming the Next Gatsby

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

34 Writing Tips that will make you a Better Writer

50 Free resources that will improve your writing skills

5 ways to get out of the comfort zone and become a stronger writer

10 ways to avoid Writing Insecurity

The Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Insecurity

The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers

You’re Not Hemingway - Developing Your Own Style

7 Ways to use Brain Science to Hook Readers and Reel them In

8 Short Story Tips from Kurt Vonnegut

How to Show, Not Tell

5 Essential Story Ingredients

How to Write Fiction that grabs your readers from page one

Why research is important in writing

Make Your Reader Root for Your Main Character

Writing Ergonomics (Staying Comfortable Whilst Writing)

Do you have trouble creating your titles?

On being a co-writer || Additional tips on effective co-writing

The length of a chapter

How to deal with too many story ideas

On writing two stories simultaneously || a similar ask

When a story stops working


Reading critically for writers

The question of outlining

Avoiding publishing scams

Finding story ideas

Tips on building a platform [guest blog]

How much does writing “in genre” matter?

What a “real writer” is

Pennames and aliases

A series of thoughts on series titles

The self-pub miniseries: the why

The self-pub miniseries: the what

Rewriting fanfiction into original fiction

Formatting long quotes and songs

General Writing Tips

Improve Your Writing Habits Now

5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing

Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing

4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing

Writing Better Than You Normally Do

How’s My Driving?

Avoiding Unfortunate Implications

Begin A Novel

Finishing Your Novel

Creating Conflict

Show Not Tell

Getting Out Of The Comfort Zone

A Guide To Writing Sci-Fi

Naming The Story

The Right Point Of View

Essential Story Ingredients

Writing Fantasy Masterpost

Five Rules For Thrillers

Pacing Action Scenes

Writing Races

Using Gender Neutral Pronouns

Dos and Don’t of Writing

How To Avoid Tense Change

Seven Steps To A Perfect Story

How To Write A Novel

Finishing Your Novel

Novel Outlining 101

Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes

13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page

How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel

7 steps to the perfect story

7 Offensive Mistakes Well-Intentioned Writers Make


creative writing prompts

Imagination Prompt Generator

Writing Exercises

*Creative Writing Prompts

Drabble Stuff

Prompts List

Writing Prompts

Drabble Prompts

How to Get Into Character

Writing Challenges/Prompts

A Study in Writing Prompts for RPs

Para Prompts & Ideas

Writing Prompts for Journal Entries

A List of Para Starters

Prompt Generator Lists

Creative Writing Prompts

Story Starting Sentences

Story Spinner

Story Kitchen

Writing Prompt Generator

Quick Story Generator

Dramatic Scenes

Plot Bank

Masterpost of Writing Execrises

Writers Block?

Visual and word prompts on pinerest boards

Drabble Stuff

Prompts List

Writing Prompts

Drabble Prompts

How to Get Into Character

Writing Challenges/Prompts

A Study in Writing Prompts for RPs

Para Prompts & Ideas

A List of Para Starters

Prompt Generators

Writing Prompt Generators


Tip of my tongue


List of Unusual Words


Cut Up Machine

Orion’s Arm

Word Frequency Counter

Phrase Frequency Counter

My Writing Nook

Writer: The Internet Typewriter

The Forge

One Word

Confusing Words

Cliché Finder

Write or Die - Stay motivated

Stay Focused - Tool for Chrome, lock yourself out of distracting websites

My Writing Nook - Online Text Editor, Free

Bubbl.us - Online Mind Map Application, Free

Family Echo - Online Family Tree Maker, Free

Freemind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable

Xmind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable

Liquid Story Binder - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $45.95; Windows,


Scrivener - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $39.95; Mac

SuperNotecard - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable

yWriter - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free; Windows, Linux, portable

JDarkRoom - Minimalist Text Editing Application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable

AutoRealm - Map Creation Application; free; Windows, Linux with Wine

Online Brainstorm

Family Tree Maker

Stay Focused

Writeometer App

Hemingway App

The Writing Café (My personal favorite)

Reference for Writers

The Writing Realm

website that helps with editing

website that helps with organization!

writing board - plan family trees, timelines etc with pictures and videos


writing ref

wonderful writing resources masterlist

the ULTIMATE writing masterpost

Writing References

Writing Masterpost

Writing Help for Writers

Ultimate Writing Resource List

Lots of RP Guides

Online Writing Resources

List of Websites to Help You Focus

Helpful Links for Writing Help

General Writing Resources

Mental Ilnesses/Disorders Guides

The Ultimate Writing Masterpost

Masterlist: Jobs

Martha’s Vineyard Job Masterlist

Masterlist: Para Ideas

HUGE masterpost (X) (X) (X)

Claire’s Super Exciting Writing Masterpost


Backhanding procrastination

On habits and taking care of yourself || Response

More troubles with writing motivation

The inner critic and ways to fight it

The writing life is hard on us

For troubles with starting your story

Writing to be published

“You’re a writer, will you write this for me?”

Writing a story that’s doomed to suck

Writing stamina builds slowly

When depression goes and writing goes with it

Additional inner critic strategies

Tips on conquering NaNoWriMo (or any project, really)

You will change as a writer

Ways to keep writing while in school

13 quick tips when you’re starting your novel

First draft blues

Getting in your own way

Getting Inspired


music to help you write

Things to listen to while you write:

  • Coffitivity

  • August Ambience

  • Rainy Mood

  • Forest Mood

  • SimplyNoise

  • Soundrown

  • iSerenity

  • Nature Sound Player

  • myNoise

Music to help you write! (X)

Music Inspiration for Writing Fighting/Intense Scenes

Music to Make You Feel Awesome/Happy

Music to Influence You to Write

*Ink Provoking

*Story Starter

*Story Spinner

*Story Kitchen

*Language is a Virus

*The Dabbling Mum

Quick Story Idea Generator

Solve Your Problems By Simply Saying Them Out Loud

Busting Your Writing Rut

Creative Acceleration: 11 Tips To Engineer A Productive Flow

Writing Inspiration, Or Sex on a Bicycle

Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging


Improve Your Writing Habits Now

5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing

Getting Over Roleplaying Insecurities

Improve Your Paras

Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing

4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing

Writing Better Than You Normally Do

How’s My Driving?


writers block (1) (2)

Some Tips on Writer’s Block

Got Writer’s Block?

6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

How to: Cure Writer’s Block

Tips for Dealing With Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block? No problem

Writer’s Block Resource

A Guide to Writer’s Block

911 Writers block?

99 Ways To Beat Writers Block

How to: Cure Writer’s Block


You’ve finished your manuscript! Now what?

Revision sucks but doesn’t have to suck

Where to find beta readers/critique partners

Tips on taking critique

Tips on giving critique

What to do with bad writing advice

Additional insight on bad writing advice

Five quick steps to get into revising that manuscript

When to say you’re done revising

Beginning the awesome journey of revision

Friends are not always the best readers

General Revision Tips

Cliché Finder

Reading What You’ve Wrote So Far

Revising A Novel

Writing 101: Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

things to remember while editing your work

How To Rewrite

Editing Recipe


get to know your character fill in sheet

writing specific character types

Family Tree Maker

Tips For Characterization

mary sue litmus test

The Importance Of Body Language

Possible Careers for Characters

Character Writing Exercise

123 Ideas For Character Flaws

Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description

How To Create Fictional Characters

Writing Magical Characters

Character Development Sheet

Character Development Worksheet

Character Chart

Character Chart For Fiction Writers

100 Character Development Questions For Writers

Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters

Ten Days Of Character Building

Writing Specific Characters

Character Guides

10 days of Character Building

Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test

Seven Common Character Types

Handling a Cast of Thousands Part 1 - Getting To Know Your Characters

Web Resources for Developing Characters

Building Fictional Characters

Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

Character Building Workshop

Tips for Characterization

Character Chart for Fiction Writers

Villains are people too but…

How to Write a Character Bible

Character Development Exercises

All Your Characters Talk the Same - And They’re Not A Hivemind!

100 Character Development Questions for Writers

Aether’s Character Development Worksheet

The 12 Common Archetypes

Six Types of Courageous Characters

Kazza’s List of Character Secrets - Part 1, Part 2

Creating Believable Characters With Personality


Bad Asses

Bitches (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)


Emotional Detachment


The Girl Next Door

Introverts (2)

Mean Persons (2)


Party Girls

Rich (2)



Serial Killers (2)

Shyness (2, 3)


Villains (2)


Body Language Cheat Sheet

Creating Fictional Characters Series

Three Ways to Avoid Lazy Character Description

Character Development Questionnaire

How to Create Fictional Characters

Character Name Resources

Character Development Template

Character Development Through Hobbies

Character Flaws List

10 Questions for Creating Believable Characters

Ari’s Archetype Series

How to Craft Compelling Characters

List of 200 Character Traits

Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex

Making Your Characters Likable

Do you really know your characters?

Loon’s Character Development Series - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Phobia List A-L (Part 1), M-Z (Part 2)

30 Day In Depth Character Development Meme

Eight Bad Characters

High Level Description of the Sixteen Personality Types

How Not to Write Female Characters

Writing Female Characters

How to write empowering female characters

Why I write strong female characters

Red Flags for Female Characters Written by Men

Writing strong female characters

The Female Character Flowchart

Eight Heroine Archetypes

Eight Hero Archetypes

A tip about realistic characters

Strategies to create believable characters

Additional tips on writing PoC characters

Advice on writing genders

Creating unstable characters

Ambiguous Antagonists

A tidbit on psychological trauma [trigger warnings]

On writing accents

What makes characters stick with me

Sweetening up character description

Making an introverted character stand out

Conveying too much or too little character “inner reflection”

Revealing a character’s asexual orientation

Revealing a character’s gender & orientation

A habit of killing characters

When characters aren’t standing out

Breaking hearts with character deaths

Quick tips on expressing character

Character development versus pacing

A mini guide to character voice

Writing A Vampire

Writing Pansexual Characters

Writing Characters on the Police Force

Writing Drunk Characters

Writing A Manipulative Character

Writing A Friends With Benefits Relationship

Writing A Natural Born Leader

Writing A Flirtatious Character

Writing A Nice Character

Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Villains

Five Traits to Contribute to an Epic Villain

Writing Villains that Rock

Writing British Characters

How To Write A Character With A Baby

On Assassin Characters

Types of Voice

55 Words to Describe Someone’s Voice

Showing Character Emotion

Character Motivation

Writing Characters Of Colour

More On Writing Characters Of Colour

Describing A Character’s Skin Colour

All Characters Talk The Same

Character Description

100 Character Development Questions

Character Development Questionnaire

30 Day Character Development Meme

Character Development Check List

Character Development Through Hobbies

List Of Character Secrets - Part 1 - Part 2

Mysterious Characters

Flat Characters

European Characters

Creating Believable Characters

Writing A Character Who Has Lost Someone Important

Writing A Drunk Character

Writing Manipulative Characters

Writing Vampires

Writing Witty Characters

Writing Natural Born Leaders

Writing Rebellious Characters

Writing Hitmen

Writing Indifferent Distance Characters

Writing Bitchy Characters

Writing Popular Characters

Writing Rich Characters

Writing Child Characters

Writing Villains

Villain Archetypes

Writing Stalkers

Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes

Writing Homosexuals as a Heterosexual

Writing Males as a Female

Writing Convincing Male Characters

Writing Characters Of The Opposite Sex

Revealing A Characters Gender

The Roles Of Characters

Creating Fictional Characters From Scratch

Creating A Strong, Weak Character

Writing Characters Using Conflict And Backstory

Writing A Character Based On Yourself

Switching Up A ‘Too-Perfect’ Character

Help I Have A Mary-Sue!

Biography Writing

Connections (2)




Addictions and Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Character Habits

Character Quirks

Phobias (2)


300 Possible Secrets to Give Your Characters

I Bet You Didn’t Know..

Character Plots And Secrets (2)

Celebrity Secrets

Secret Masterlist


Song Lyrics Masterlist

Favorite Quotes: TV and Movies

Favorite Quotes: Notable Authors

Favorite Quotes: Celebrities

Favorite Quotes: Popular Books (2)

Quotes From Songs

Character Quotes

Masterlist of Song Lyrics

Biography Lyrics

A Masterlist of Quotes


The Quotation Garden

Mary Sue’s

A Mary Sue In The Inbox

Your Character Is A Sue, Not Just A Mary Or Gary

Not Writing A Mary Sue

Character Developement

Character Development Questionaire

Character Surveys

C.D. Questionaire

30 Day Character Development Meme

Character Development Questions (2)

100 Pt. Questionaire

IC and OOC Surveys

Online Test for Character Building

30 Days of Character Development

How to: Develop Characters

Get To Know Your Characters

Character Flaws

Body Language (X)

Character Flaws

Guide to Making an Original Character

Guide to Character Development

100+ Character Development Questions for Writers

How Your Character Views the World

Body language (cheat sheet)

Character Development Questions (2)

Difference Between Personality and Behavior

Writing Specific Characters

Character Guides


Bad Asses

Bitches (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)


Emotional Detachment


The Girl Next Door

Introverts (2)

Mean Persons (2)


Party Girls

Rich (2)



Serial Killers (2)

Shyness (2, 3)


Villains (2)


How to Play a Sociopath

How to Write a College Student in New York City

How to Write an Extreme Feminist

How to Play a Soccer Player

How to Write a Character Who Self Harms

How to Play a Neat Freak

How to Play a Female Bartender

How to Play a Military Brat

How to Play a Comic Relief Character

How to Play a Suicidal Character

How to Play a Gay or Lesbian Character

How to Portray a Bitchy/Vicious Character

How to Write a British Character

How to Write a Character with Memory Loss

How to Write a Character with Dyslexia

How to Write a Character with Insomnia

How to Write a Male Character

How to Write a Character Who Suffers from Depression

How to Write a Southern Character

How to Write a Character from Michigan (I’m from Michigan and this is 100% accurate, I’m not even joking.)

How to Write Miscarriage

How to Write a Smart/Clever Character

Writing A Flirtatious Character

what motivates your characters

Resources for Writing Bio’s

Body Language Cheat

Body Language Reference Cheat

Tips for Writers: Body Language

Types of Crying

Body Language: Mirroring

Sympathy Without Saintliness

Family Echo (Family Tree Maker)

Body Language Cheat

Body Language Reference Cheat

Tips for Writers: Body Language

Types of Crying

Body Language: Mirroring

Ways to Reveal Character

Tips for Writers: Body Language

Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test

Villains are people too but…


Character Bio Help

Components of Your Biographies

Character sheet (2, 3)

Need Help With Character Creation?

How to: Draw Inspiration for Characters From Music

How to: Write a Biography (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

How to: Write a Fully Developed Character

How to: Create a Cast of Characters (2)

Writing an Original Character (2, 3)

Creating Believable Characters (2, 3)

Bio Formats (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Little Things You Can Add To Your Bios

Bio Twists

Songs for Biographies

Masterlist of Bio Lyrics

Masterlist of Bio Quotes

Biography Lyrics

Writing a BIO

Character Biography Help

Bio Formats (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

BIO help


unisex names

fictional people and place names generator

Online Etymology Dictionary

7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters

Names In Different Time Periods

Behind The Name

Meaning Of Names

Fake Name Generator

Random Name Generator

Quick Name Generator

Fantasy Name Generator

Baby Names Country

Muslim Names And Meanings

Indian Names And Meanings

Name Playground

Location and Setting name generator

Name Generators

Name Playground

Medieval Names Archive

Behind The Name

7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters

7 Rules For Picking Names

Character Names

Character Name Resources

Surnames Masterpost

Female Names (2, 3, 4, 5)

Male Names (2, 3, 4, 5)

Last Names  (2, 3, 4)


Last Names  (2, 3, 4)

Help on picking character names


Character Trait Masterlist

List to Character Traits

Character Traits Descriptive Adjectives

Character Trait List

List of Character Traits

Character Trait Examples

Character Traits

Character Traits

Positive Personality Traits

638 Primary Personality Traits

Positive Character Traits

The 10 Most Important Personality Traits for Career Success

Traits of Human Consciousness

List of Positive Personality Traits

Personal Qualities List

Negative Personality Traits

List of Negative Personality Traits

List of Negative Personality Traits

10 Traits you will be Hated for

Negative Character Traits

List of Virtues

List of Vices

Character Trait Generator

Character Development: Virtues

Character Development: Vices

Character Morality Alignment

List of Negative Personality Traits

List of Positive Personality Traits

MBTI Personality Test

MBTI Personality Descriptions

123 Character Flaws

Character Trait Cheat Sheet

List of Personality Traits

Character Virtues And Vices

Underused Personalities

Write Real People Generator

Jung’s 16 Personality Types

Underused Character Personalities

Birth-Order: Personality Traits

The Difference Between Personality and Behavior

How to: Show a Characters Personality In a Paragraph

16 Character Traits

Underused Personalities

Personality Traits

Positive (2)

Negative (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Both (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)


Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World

World Building 101

Creating A Believable World

Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping

Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds

Writing Fantasy


Creating The Perfect Setting

City Map Generator

Clevergirlhelps’ Brilliant Post on City Planning

Thewritingcafe’s Brilliant Post on City Planning

Streets VS Monuments

How to create a grid in Photoshop

City Brushes

Cities to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)

How Geography Affects Climate

How Streets Evolve as Cities Grow

History of Building Materials


Magical Word Builder’s Guide

I Love The End Of The World

World Building 101

The Art of Description: Eight Tips to Help Bring Your Settings to Life

Creating the Perfect Setting - Part 1

Creating a Believable World


Character and Setting Interactions

Maps Workshop - Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping

World Builders Project

How To Create Fantasy Worlds

Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds

Average Weather Settings


World Building 101

Bringing Settings To Life

Creating A Believable World

Mapping A Fictional World

Mapping Your World

Religion in Setting

5 Editing Tips




California (2, 3)

England/Britain (2, 3, 4, 5)

New York



The South (2)

Popular Places to Eat

Useful Geographical Descriptors for Writers

Tips on Creating a Fictional Town in America

Average Weather for Your Setting

How to Create Your Own World

A Guide to Los Angeles

Average weather for your setting

fantasy world map generator


Eye Color List

A Description Resource

55 Words to Describe Someones Voice

Describing Skin Colors

Describing a Person: Adding Details

A Description Resource

55 Words to Describe Someones Voice

Describing Skin Colors

Describing a Person: Adding Details

Be More Descriptive

Describe a Character’s Look Well

100 Words for Facial Expressions

To Show and Not To Tell

Words to Describe Facial Expressions

Describing colors

Sweetening up character description

Words to Describe Facial Expressions

Describing Clothes

Be More Descriptive

Describe a Character’s Look Well

Words for Emotions based on Severity

Words that could come in handy when describing skin tones

Words to Describe Facial Expressions

words to describe someone’s voice

Be More Descriptive

Types Of Crying

Eye Colours

Skin Tones

Shades Of Hair

Writing Eye Colors

Hair Color Reference Chart

A couple tips about description in fast-paced scenes


Grammar is a tricksy thing

How To Rewrite

Editing Recipe

Cliche Finder

Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

Writing 101: Revising A Novel

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

Synonyms for the Most Commonly Used Words of the English Language

Grammar Urban Legends

Words Instead of Walk (2)

Commonly Confused Adjectives

A Guide on Punctuation

Common Writing Mistakes

25 Synoms for ‘Expession’

How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words

Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket

The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups

Other Ways to Say..


300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words

List of Misused Words

Words for Sex

100 Beautiful and Ugly Words

Words to Use More Often

Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’

Three Self Editing Tips

Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’

Synonyms for Common Words

Alternatives for ‘Smile’

Transitional Words

The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’

Synonyms for ‘Wrote’

A Case Of She Said, She Said

Words Instead of Walk (2)

Commonly Confused Adjectives

A Guide on Punctuation

Common Writing Mistakes

25 Synoms for ‘Expession’

How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words

Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket

The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups

Other Ways to Say..


300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words

List of Misused Words

Words for Sex

100 Beautiful and Ugly Words

Words to Use More Often

Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’

Three Self Editing Tips

Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’

Synonyms for Common Words

Alternatives for ‘Smile’

Transitional Words

The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’

Synonyms for ‘Wrote’

A Case Of She Said, She Said

Words to Use Instead of “Whispered”

List of Adjectives for Movements (Fast)

List of Adjectives for Movements (Slow)

List of Adjectives for Touch & Feel

List of Adjectives for Taste

List of Adjectives for Smell

List of Adjectives for Hearing (Soft Sounds)

List of Adjectives for Hearing (Loud Sounds)

List of Adjectives for Personal Traits & Characteristics

List of Adjectives for Characters

List of Adjectives for Resumes (Self-Descriptive)

List of Adjectives for Mood

List of Adjectives for Action/Actions

List of Adjectives for Shapes & Patterns

List of Adjectives for Slight Words

Colors in Writing

List of Adjectives for the Color Red

List of Adjectives for the Color Blue

List of Adjectives for the Color Yellow & Orange

List of Adjectives for the Color Green

List of Adjectives for the Color White

List of Adjectives for the Color Purple

List of Adjectives for the Color Black & Grey

List of Adjectives for the Color Brown

Need Help with a Word?

Commonly Used Terms & Phrases: Internet Edition

Pick Up Lines

Insult Generators

Rare Words

Describing Emotions Chart

Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket

Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’

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Seriously?  Fucking Bruc*nat fans telling us that we’re not true Marvel fans because we dare question Joss Whedon’s shitty writing choices?  Yeah, this is easy for you to say, your ship became canon at the expense of characterization and plot of what could have been a perfectly fine movie.  Being a fan does not mean blindly agreeing with everything you’re given.  And you don’t get to determine what makes someone a fan of something just because you’re bitter that people are giving Joss a hard time for a truly terrible choice in writing that you happen to be okay with.  Good-fucking-bye.

just be honest with me (cat/kara, pg)

post-hostile takeover: cat, kara, and a very necessary conversation. plus some caregiving and rescue romance, because what’s a fic without trope? written for day 3 of @supercatweek. also on ao3.

“And I want those pages on my desk for approval before I get in on Monday, Kiera. Do you understand?”

Kara jots down a note on the pad in her hands and nods, even though Cat’s ahead of her, attention focused on the phone in her hand. “Yes, Ms. Grant, I will do it before I leave tonight.” Taking a breath and furrowing her brows a little, she opens the CatCo. Plaza door, holding on to the frame almost hard enough to leave an indent.

It’s after eight on a Friday, and—while CatCo. does run in some form 24/7—the lobby is empty.

“Ms. Grant,” Kara starts low, hesitant but determined, and Cat pauses beside her, lips thinned with impatience. “About what you think you figured out the other night,” she hedges, unsure how to go about convincing Cat she isn’t Supergirl when none of her other attempts throughout the week have succeeded.

Cat’s chin tilts up and she murmurs, “Oh, Kiera,” continuing through the door, brushing past Kara. “For god’s sake, this stopped being cute days ago.” Kara follows her out, and waits with a nervous frown when Cat stops to face her suddenly.

“We both know that I am right—not for the first nor last time—about your little disguise,” her lips curl up in distaste. “You have failed to offer me a single valid alternative, you’ve no explanation for a myriad of ‘coincidences’, and whenever I, or you, for that matter, even broach the subject you become nothing more than a stuttering mess.”

Sighing loudly, Cat slips her purse open enough to tuck her phone neatly inside the center pocket and looks back to Kara. Clasping her hands in front of her, she takes a slow step forward, eyes narrowing. “Gaslighting me on this issue is seriously ill-advised, and at this point is well past truly insulting.

“Now,” she takes two steps even closer, her heels clicking on the sidewalk almost deafening to Kara in this moment. “Do not be mistake—my tolerance for this behavior is running extremely thin. I am going to get into that car over there,” she nods with her head to the curb, “and you are going to go back inside to complete these tasks. And when you come in on Monday, this?” she gestures between them. “Is finished. We have much bigger fish to fry now that we can truly explore the partnership between CatCo. and Supergirl.” Her face softens slightly, lips pulling into a half-smile. “And I’ve let you have your little freak-out much longer than I would have under different circumstances.”

Without another breath, Cat turns toward the car and moves to get into it, leaving Kara practically boiling in her spot by the door. The anger isn’t new—and certainly not in reference to Cat Grant—but she’s fighting to temper it, to control it before she does something Very, Very Bad.

Kara breathes in and out slowly, her anger making the sounds around her louder, sharper. She can hear her own heartbeat pounding in her chest, Cat’s own softer and slower beat moving away from her, the dull hum of the engine, traffic, a low tick beneath it all.

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The Assassination of Pink Diamond by the Coward Rose Quartz

This was written some months ago, for a fic exchange that I’m not really sure is still happening. It’s also been a pretty lousy few months for me, writing-wise, so I thought I’d stick this on here and let it breathe the free air a bit - and help me feel slightly accomplished, too. I’d also like to thank @projectormom and @joan–of–bark for giving this some very helpful readthroughs and putting up with my writing-related angst.

Summary: The Earth represents many things and many freedoms. Amongst them, perhaps, a place for a pearl and a quartz to be in love. Or: the start of the rebellion. Pearl/Rose. ~7200 words.

The Assassination of Pink Diamond by the Coward Rose Quartz

“Well, here we are.”

It wasn’t the most creative or original set of words to mark the end of a very, very long journey in a relatively crowded ship among Gems who couldn’t exactly be trusted, but it was the best Pearl managed. The simple phrase certainly couldn’t begin to convey her relief. All the pretending had really started to get to her, and the brief times of respite and being allowed to be herself when the two of them got to be alone in Rose’s cabin were far from enough to counteract the seemingly endless stretches of nothing, of standing around and standing on protocol and standing in wait and standing, standing, standing…

She was standing on the ship’s gangway now, on the threshold to a new world, the last of the crew to disembark. But, far more importantly, Rose was standing right there beside her.

“This… is it, I suppose,” Pearl went on, squinting at the very bright light of the local star that was allowed to pass through the atmosphere in some capacity, before turning her glance towards the overabundance of strange, variously-textured and mostly green substances around their landing site, presumably organic in nature. “Crystal System planet Earth. Doesn’t really look like much.”

“Pearl,” Rose laughed, in that open, loud, free way she allowed herself when they were alone, “we’ve hardly seen anything of it. Don’t be so quick to judge.”

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