Inspired by last week’s Finnrey Friday theme “video games” I drew jedistormpilot back at it again with the PS2 controllers -not everyone is good at every kind of game, but there’s always one genre everybody likes :)
Also, J-RPGs are great to be enjoyed together as interactive telenovelas, and as much fun as video games are, nothing beats an evening of parlour games with your friends
As I’ve talked about on my blog several times, an important part of
growing as a writer is learning about writing. For years I’ve wanted to
compile a list of writing books I’ve read, liked, and recommend. Today
I’m happy to say I now have that list to add to my blog (perfect timing
for anyone who likes summer reading). I’m sure over time, this list will
be added to.
Many writers I’ve talked to have read
quite a few of these books. How many have you read? And is there one I
need to look into? (You can comment at the bottom).
If you haven’t read any of them, cool. Now you have a list to chose from should you ever want to.
of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a
book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the
editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and
In this completely revised and updated second
edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply
the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on
dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other
techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go
through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with
examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have
vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a
partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives
without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good
engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are
master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling,
sitting down and pounding out a first draft without planning is an
ineffective way to begin.
Story Engineering starts with the
criteria and the architecture of storytelling, the engineering and
design of a story–and uses it as the basis for narrative. The greatest
potential of any story is found in the way six specific aspects of
storytelling combine and empower each other on the page. When rendered
artfully, they become a sum in excess of their parts.
author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to
staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times
Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of
Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel
so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to
become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach
will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.
do you create a main character readers won’t forget? How do you write a
book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your
readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a
character’s past into a story?
Write Great Fiction: Characters,
Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all
of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with
interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:
Choose and execute the best point of view for your story Create three-dimensional and believable characters Develop your characters’ emotions Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story.
road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors
agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to
publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no
one will keep reading. It’s just that simple.
In Hooked, author
Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and
teacher to help you overcome the weak openings that lead to instant
rejection by showing you how to successfully use the ten core components
inherent to any great beginning.
Plus, you’ll discover exclusive
insider advice from agents and acquiring editors on what they look for
in a strong opening. With Hooked, you’ll have all the information you
need to craft a compelling beginning that lays the foundation for an
.01: survived to an attack to the base and to the jump into the Stargate.
.02: headache because of the ship’s failing life support system.
.03: dehydration and hallucinations in the desert, collapsed twice, very tired and sunburnt, laying into bed (plus Telford’s whumps).
.04: none (plus Rush’s whumps).
.06: fallen into a frozen crevasse and stuck, pressurized suit damaged, passed out for lack of oxygen, weak on a stretch.
.08: bitten by an alien and fallen into coma.
.11: attacked without consequences.
.12: none (plus Rush’s whumps).
.13: none (plus Rush’s whumps).
.14: trapped into a cave and left behind (plus Rush’s whumps).
.16: none (plus Rush’s whumps).
.17: hit at his head and dead (into an hallucination), tick attached at his neck, seizure and CPR, unconscious, covered of blood (into an hallucination), hit.
.18: none (plus Rush’s whumps).
.19: none (plus Telford’s and Varro’s whumps).
.20: none (plus Telford’s, Varro’s and Young’s whumps).
.01: none (plus Telford’s whumps).
.02: rough landing with the shuttle without consequences.
.05: dream parallel to reality: in his dream, hit by a car, bruise on his arm and passed out, drunk, sick, collapsed; in reality, arm poisoned by alien spores, unconscious, on a stretch, cut, poisoned blood, quarantine.
.06: sucked into space (in a dream).
.07: none (plus Rush’s whumps).
.08: none (plus Greer’s whumps).
.12: none (plus Greer’s whumps).
.15: none (plus Greer’s whumps).
.16: attacked by an alien animal, thrown to the ground, bloody cut on his head and bruises (plus Young’s whumps).
.18: none (plus Varro’s whumps).
.19: attacked by a drone, some bruises on his face.
reaction to the boys finding out ur pregnant!! love your writings
Aww thank you so much!! And thanks for this request too haha. I’m gonna assume that the boys and you were trying to get pregnant, because I feel like writing some fluffy shiz right now… I hope you like it :)
BTS Reaction to their s/o telling them they’re pregnant
Jin: Seokjin would start to tear up at the news and would immediately go to you, pulling you in for a tight hug. His hand would unconsciously go to your stomach and he’d simply hold you, crying and laughing at the same time.
“I’m gonna be a parent. Again.”
Suga: Yoongi would stare at you for a second, completely shocked, but then he’d break down, reaching for your hand and gripping it tightly as the tears flow. It would be one of those rare moments where he would cry as if he couldn’t even control it, but he’d just be so damn happy that he wouldn’t even care.
“Finally, a child I can teach to become a swag master.”
J-Hope: Hoseok wouldn’t believe you at first. He’d be in absolute disbelief as if it was impossible that he had actually impregnated you with a tiny being. But when he finally took it in he would freak out, and the two of you could jump around in excitement together, happy tears streaming down both of your faces.
“I’M GOING TO CALL IT HOBI JUNIOR AND I WILL RAISE IT TO BECOME AN ANGEL JUST LIKE ITS DAD.”
Rap Monster: Namjoon might have to lean against the wall or something to stop himself from falling over from the shock of it. He’d be over the moon about it, of course, but it would bring a lot of worries to the surface for him since he would want to be the best father ever for this child he would call his own.
“This is really happening? Oh god.”
Jimin: Having a baby that is his own son or daughter would be a dream come true for Chim, so when you would finally break the news to him he would be absolutely amazed. He wouldn’t be at all ashamed of all the tears he would shed - he’d simply try to enjoy this incredible moment with you.
“A person smaller than I am? Finally.”
V: Taehyung would light up as soon as you tell him, asking over and over if you were serious. He’d ask for confirmation all the time just to make sure it wasn’t a joke. Just to make sure he really was going to be a dad. He’d be so excited for this and would probably ask you heaps of questions, like what you’ll think it’ll look like etc.
“There’s really gonna be a little “us” running around?” *amazed*
Jungkook: When you first broke the news Kook would just be extremely shook, staring at you as if he couldn’t even understand the words you were saying. But soon enough a wide grin would break on his face and would practically run over to you, picking you up and spinning you around in his crazy excitement.
“There is an actual fetus inside of you!! Not me - an actual fetus.”
So, @kiirdonel and I have been planning this for a little while now, and I just wanted to put out some initial ideas before I start writing (she’s drawing art for it and oh my goodness it’s amazing! You can see a NSFW Pirate!Seven here already)
Some ideas are more detailed than others.
V is the Captain, and he’s very well respected by the rest of the crew, aside from Yoosung. He’s a little shady, and isn’t usually seen on deck, mostly locked away in his Quarters by himself.
Jumin is the First Mate, and besides Seven is he only person who regularly sees V.
Seven is the Quartermaster. No one knows where he came from or why he’s so close to V. He’s the brains behind most of the raids, and an expert with a gun. He deals with the technicalities and issues that come with dividing the treasure among the crew. He has tattoos on his right arm - one’s of the Gemini constellation inside a strange looking circular object, and no one can figure out what it is. The other is a compass just above this. He refuses to discuss them properly with anyone, often dismissing them in a joking way.
Jaehee is the Boatswain. She oversees and supervises most things on the ship. She is a woman disguised as a man, and only V knows her true identity (or so they think… Seven actually figured it out pretty quickly). V wanted her on the ship because she’s so talented and skillful at… well, pretty much everything. She can stand in for near enough anyone if it’s ever needed. She’s incredibly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and is also impossibly quick with a sword. She’s only ever referred to as ‘J’.
Zen is the Master Gunner. He’s incredibly skilled with the cannons, and has been practicing ever since he ran away from home seven years ago and V offered him a place in his crew. He’s constantly complaining about Jumin being a higher rank than him. He also likes providing entertainment for the crew through his singing, but only J genuinely enjoys it.
Yoosung is theSea Artist. He helps navigate the ship and plots out routes, often with help from J. He detests having to perform tasks for V, but will do almost anything Jumin or Seven tell him to without question. He wears an eye-patch on his left eye due to his vision being damaged when he was briefly kidnapped by a rival ship. He loves animals, and has a parrot who he always keeps on his shoulder because he doesn’t feel comfortable without her. She’s called Byeol.
MC is not a member of the crew. She is the only child of an incredibly rich, powerful man who promised protection to the crew, but then failed to deliver, which resulted in Yoosung getting kidnapped and Seven and J having to save him.
Driver Kim is the Sailing Master/Pilot of the ship