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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

21 Recommended Books for Writers

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.


Hundreds 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 short stories.

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 edited.

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What makes a good story or a screenplay great?

The 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.

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Bestselling 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).

In 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.

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How 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.

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The 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 irresistible story!

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Keep reading

Fan Fiction Master List

The best way to stay updated is to check out my profile on Archive of Our Own, but I will update this list periodically as well. 

Current Word Count: 500,051

(Last Updated: August 19th, 2017)

Title With Link | Rating | POV | Setting | Ship | Warnings | Word Count


A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas:

TOTAL WORD COUNT: 427,873


THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas:

TOTAL WORD COUNT: 46,991


SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi:

TOTAL WORD COUNT: 5,925


UPROOTED by Naomi Novik:

TOTAL WORD COUNT: 17,050

Disney Songs in their Cultural Languages - MasterPost

*Placed in two categories due to the internet being unable to agree on anything

French
Hunchback of Notre Dame
A Guy Like You
The Bells of Notre Dome 
God Help the Outcasts 
Hellfire
Out There 
Beauty and the Beast
Something There 
Be Our Guest 
Belle 
Beauty and the Beast
Gaston 
Cinderella*
The Work Song 
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo 
So This is Love 
Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale 
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes 

German
Snow White
I’m Wishing/One Song 
A Smile and a Song 
Heigh-Ho 
Whistle While You Work 
Tangled
Mother Knows Best 
I see the Light 
When Will My Life Begin 
I’ve Got a Dream 
Cinderella*
The Work Song 
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo 
Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale 
So This is Love 
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes 
Sleeping Beauty*
I Wonder 
Once Upon a Dream

Danish
The Little Mermaid
Kiss the Girl 
Under the Sea 
Poor Unfortunate Souls 
Part of Your World 
Frozen
Love is an Open Door 
Fixer Upper 
For the First Time in Forever 
Do You Wanna Build a Snowman 
Let it Go 

Greek - Hercules (sorry I couldn’t find Ancient Greek ;)
One Last Hope 
Zero to Hero
Go The Distance
The Gospel Truth 
I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) 

Italian
Pinocchio
I’ve Got No Strings 
Give a Little Whistle 
When You Wish Upon a Star 
Sleeping Beauty*
I Wonder 
Once Upon a Dream 

Mandarin - Mulan
A Girl Worth Fighting For 
Bring Honor to Us All 
I’ll Make a Man Out of You 
Reflection  

Arabic - Aladdin
Friend Like Me 
One Jump Ahead 
Prince Ali 
A Whole New World 
Arabian Nights 

Hindi - The Jungle Book
Bare Necessities

Zulu - The Lion King
Hakuna Matata 
Circle of Life 
I Just Can’t Wait to be King 
Can You Feel the Love Tonight 

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I will continue to update this as I continue to write more fan fictions. Please like/comment on whichever platform!