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clouded-stripes  asked:

Do you have any fic recs for veela!draco?

Hey @clouded-stripes, i’ve some for you!

Ward My Heart (And Pull Me to You) by @alpha-exodus (12k)
It’s an inexplicable pull that starts bringing Malfoy to Harry, but it’s the endless rounds of tea and a quickly blooming friendship that bring him back. 

In Flight by @eidheann (4k)
What a Malfoy wanted, a Malfoy got. And Draco Malfoy wanted Harry Potter.

Haute Allure by zeitgeistic (12k)
Harry is famous for his menswear now. Malfoy is the inside leg that he loves running his tape measure up.

In His Nature by create_serenity (20k)
Harry agreed to have sex with Draco once a month in order to keep him alive, what he didn’t agree to was Draco popping up all over the place and disrupting his life in more ways than one.

The Arrangement by create_serenity (15k)
The arrangement was very simple really, and very convenient. Draco just hadn’t expected it to result in this mess.
Written for the do_me_veela prompt: Harry and Draco help each other out during dry spells when no one else is around that they can have sex with. They unintentionally bond and well, it’s all Potter’s fault.

The Ugly Duckling by ICMezzo (16k)
Draco is all atwitter when he wakes up on his birthday with a few unexpected feathers. Suspecting foul play, he enlists Harry to help him get rid of his unfortunate birden—er, burden.

A Choice of Wings by Lomonaaeren (18k)
A Choice of Wings is Harry’s matchmaking business for Veela who have trouble finding mates. And Draco Malfoy is his most difficult client.

Of Veela, Gifts, and Slow Courtships by enchanted_jae (2k)
Draco Malfoy keeps showing up whenever Harry is in danger and saves the day! Only since Harry leads a rather quiet life he saves him from less than ‘mortal peril’ situations. Still, it’s the best he, Draco, can do to impress his mate!

Don’t Fight (What You Can’t Deny) by digthewriter (10k)
Harry’s life changes when he comes across a book that no one else can seem to read. Except for Malfoy, of course.

Only in Hopes of Dreaming by leo_draconis (17k)
When Harry wakes up blind and in pain, he relies on the help of the stranger who took him in - a stranger he is rapidly falling for. Except the stranger isn’t really a stranger, and what he’s hiding could tear them apart before they begin.

c r a v e by epsilonargus (11k)
‘You are pushing me away to what, protect me? You’re lying, Draco, and worse, you’re fucking lying to yourself. You’re scared. You’re scared of wanting me.’ He laughs, hollow. ‘Godric, why do I have to go and fall in love with a bloody Slytherin?’ – A story in which Draco is too scared to reach out for what he wants. Featuring Veela!Draco.

The Weight of Eternity by venis_envy (20k)
Desperate for survival, Draco takes what he needs from others while avoiding the one he’s meant to be with. His newfound compassion will not allow him to trap the one he loves, even if it means his own life is the price paid for Harry’s freedom of choice.

Time to Eternity by calrissian18 (16k)
Malfoy has wings. [Harry’s POV of The Weight of Eternity by venis_envy]

There’s You by epsilonargus (19k)
When Draco is attacked and turned into a Veela, he falls under the protection of Auror Harry Potter.

Honesty Is the Best Policy by beren (12k)
Draco has family heritage to deal with and an obsession who is completely immune to his advances. He’s about ready to try anything, even honesty.,

A Delicate Arrangement by mindabbles (6k)
Harry’s learned over time that a delicate touch is sometimes superior to a harsh grip. If he can remember that with Draco, he might solve the case, protect a dozen children, and he may, he may just get what he wants most.

Hopelessly, I’ll Love You Endlessly by zams (20k)
Draco’s quickly running out of time to choose a mate, but how can he when all his potential mates are completely unacceptable? Pansy, Ron, his seventy-year old married boss… none of them are suitable. He’s just about to despair when he unexpectedly crosses paths with Harry Potter, who turns out to be another mate. But he’s just as unsuitable as the rest, or is he? A lot’s changed since the War and maybe Harry’s not so unsuitable after all.

A Life More (or less) Ordinary by Tari_Sue (22k)
Harry is working at St Mungo’s as a student nurse and finds himself becoming a bit too attached to one of the patients – a dying Veela who won’t let anyone close.

Partners by megyal (5k)
Draco (with glasses!) and Harry are assigned partners during Auror training; Veela!Draco with suddenly attracted and irritated!Harry. 

The Peacock Paladin and the King of the Emerald Court by megyal (11k)
Harry suffers from chronic headaches, and it affects his work and relationships. New pain-management techniques (and their provider) may just be the relief his life needs.

A Healthy Obsession by fantasyfiend09 (7k)
During their eighth year Harry feels that Draco is up to something again. Ducking when he sees Harry, having his meals taken to his room, and even the leaving the pitch when he comes out. Harry can’t believe Draco decides to be up to something again. However, during their confrontation he’s surprised to know that Draco isn’t up to something. He’s avoiding Harry because Harry is his mate and he doesn’t want to mate with someone who hates him. Harry goes to set things right…

A Consummation Devoutly to be Wished by Mirabella (6k)
Um… dracoisaveelaandHarryishismate.  Shut up.

Shine, Even in the Darkness by raitala (41k)
Harry hasn’t seen Draco for over fifteen years, but now he’s showing up everywhere and Harry is sort of weirdly attracted to him, but that can’t be right?

Not Less of Love by literaryspell (36k)
The war changed everyone. Harry comes back to eighth year knowing exactly what he wants, and unfortunately for him, so does Draco. Is it just Harry’s imagination, or is his worst enemy harboring a secret? Harry finds out about Draco’s new side and definitely doesn’t want to help. But it’s not really up to him. 

Angels and Devils by beren (52k)
Harry defeated Voldemort: his act of heroism is famous throughout the wizarding world. He’s trying to finish his final year at Hogwarts in peace, but something peculiar is happening to him, something he never would have expected. It’s all rather embarrassing and making his life very complicated.

Sex, Happiness, Shiny Teeth and Other Things Worth Fighting For by Essie (12k)
“Let me get this straight,” Harry peered at Dawlish over the top of Malfoy’s case file “Malfoy’s brewed a potion that, erm, bottles Veela characteristics, and has without proper testing, research or Ministry approval ingested it?” Harry paused, waiting for Dawlish to nod before continuing, “Now you want me to guard him from the sexual advances of hormonally crazed bystanders, while he works on making an antidote?”
“Excellent, Potter. You were paying attention. That’s the second time this week.”


Veela Romance and the Literary Marketplace: A Case Study by fulselden (7k)
A series of bestselling Veela romance novels have been taking the wizarding world by storm. Harry Potter himself is a (secret) fan. But when the author of the series receives a death threat, Auror Potter discovers that he’s a lot more than that.

Not Only Fine Feathers
by fantasyfruitbat (8k)
The War went on for eight long years. Now, in the aftermath, a caged, mistreated, and completely inhuman Veela has been discovered. Harry is the only person it will tolerate… You can guess the rest, can’t you?

The Living Half
by maab_connor (26k)
Six years ago, Draco Malfoy nearly died. To save his own life he fled to America. And now, Agent Malfoy of the DHS has Harry Potter sprung on him for a partner.

Animal Attraction by Tari_Sue (19k)
A hex gone wrong turns Draco from one of the world’s most despised wizards into the Ministry’s most desirable Veela. Now all he has to do is learn to control Veela Allure gone haywire, try to find a cure and avoid Harry Potter.

Mate by LadyVader (15k) 
Obligatory Veela fic: Draco’s a Veela and does NOT want Harry for his Mate - well TOUGH.

The Garland Gay by Vaysh (35k)
Draco Malfoy has it all – – sex, money, power. But a family secret threatens to become the undoing of the successful head of Malfoy Bank. His troubles bring him to private investigator Harry Potter, who lost it all  – girlfriend, Galleons, Auror career – – over a tenacious obsession with a certain blond. Both become entangled in the vengeful schemes of a stranger from the past. As much as Draco tries to resist, in the end, he must make a fateful choice for the man he is destined to love.

Keeping a Secret by snugglemint (5k)
Funny how in the absence of his room mate, he begins finding mysterious feathers in unusual places. It might also be funny that he seems to be hoarding them.

ashlynnkitten  asked:

Hey I love your blog!! And do you know of any top Draco creature FanFiction?

Thanks! Hmm, yes…what is the definition of creature fic? I assume that it means that Draco (or Harry) aren’t human.

For Veela fics (pretty much veela!Draco)

Veela Romance and the Literary Marketplace: A Case Study - fulselden

A series of bestselling Veela romance novels have been taking the wizarding world by storm. Harry Potter himself is a (secret) fan. But when the author of the series receives a death threat, Auror Potter discovers that he’s a lot more than that.

Fallen Angel - enchanted_jae

Harry has fancied Draco Malfoy for years, even after learning Malfoy is part Veela.  When Malfoy decides to host a fancy dress party in hopes of finally choosing a mate, Harry isn’t going to waste the opportunity.

Veela-Struck - Lomonaaeren

Veela don’t have destined mates, and thank Merlin for that. Draco wants to date Harry Potter because Harry is one of the few people in the wizarding world who treats him decently. But when Harry refuses, with his refusal focused on Draco’s creature blood, Draco sets out on a different journey than he ever expected.

A Choice of Wings - Lomonaaeren

A Choice of Wings is Harry’s matchmaking business for Veela who have trouble finding mates. And Draco Malfoy is his most difficult client.

Care to Explain? - sparrowshellcat

It all started the morning Harry woke up and discovered that every last stitch of his clothing was gone.

In His Nature - create_serenity (Sivany)

Harry agreed to have sex with Draco once a month in order to keep him alive, what he didn’t agree to was Draco popping up all over the place and disrupting his life in more ways than one.


For werewolf fics

Wererotica - enchanted_jae

Harry is the proud owner of Wererotica, which specializes in werewolf porn. He and Malfoy have been creating werewolf porn of their own to sell, but what happens when they shag in human form?

Can’t Stand the Heat (Some Like it Hot) - cylsus

Malfoy is acting oddly, but it’s clear he wants nothing to do with him–so why can’t Harry stay away?

Malfoy’s Bitch - dragontara

Bitten by a werewolf doesn’t always mean that you’ll transform into a werewolf but it definitely increases your animalistic instincts and behaviour. Harry will learn that at first hand.


And vampire!Draco:

A Szerelem Labirintusa - Viridescence

Now that the war is over, the wizarding world is regrouping.  Draco and Harry are delegates to an international conference to establish a treaty between wizards and vampires, to ensure that vampires never again have reason to ally with the Dark.  While there, Draco and Harry embark upon a journey of self-discovery, and they must navigate through the maze of their own desires to finally find each other.

Vampires, Kinks, and Really Big Teeth - alaana_fair

Draco has a not so small problem and Harry has a not so normal kink. Oh, what fun when the two collide.

Overtime, Nights, and Weekends - fantasyfiend09

Harry’s assignment to make nice with the vampire community gets off to an awkward start.

Business Meetings - Lomonaaeren

Draco leads a powerful group of vampires. Harry is their Ministry-appointed negotiator. Cue a series of once-monthly meetings where Harry and Draco argue about the various virtues of attacking the Ministry versus holding back from doing so, and, eventually, other things.

Record It As A Victory - Lomonaaeren

There are several people missing, and no answers. Only a vampire in a silver cage, and the questions he asks.

Sanguis Vita Est - Shiguresan

Whilst Voldemort’s prisoner, Draco is made a vampire and forced to take Harry as his first meal. With Draco managing to resist the temptation to drain him, just barely, in a moment of blind rage at what he has been forced to become, he aids Harry in the destruction of Voldemort. But even with that threat vanquished, once back at Hogwarts, Draco finds himself disturbingly addicted to Harry’s blood. And amongst all this, a dark shadow looms ominously on the outline of the forest, watching them closely. A vampire!Draco story and also an ‘Eighth year’ story.


And some other more miscellaneous ones…

In the Forests of The Night - canis_lupus03

Voldemort’s revenge. His death triggered a curse that affects everyone who uses magic. Wizards are slowly beginning to take on creature characteristics, and every spell cast advances the curse for the caster. 

Encantado - Onaxe

When Draco reverts to his creature heritage, Harry is determined to find a cure at the same time as hunting down the dark wizard responsible.

Black Truth - InferiorBeing

And, with bated breath, Draco traced the silver line down one more step in the family tree. Draco Lucius Malfoy… the third full blooded Veriae in the Malfoy family… and future life mate of Harry Potter. HD SLASH No HBP spoilers

Article 631: Diary Entry of Dr. Harry J. Potter - sausaged

There might be a little more to his lover than Harry had bargained for…

↑This isn’t a creature fic per se, but Draco isn’t human.

I hope they’re what you’re looking for :)

anonymous asked:

Hello! Could you please rec some short (preferably <10K) Veela!Draco fics? Thank you in advance, you're a cool Kat 👈😎👈

Hey! So the first 16 fics all have a 12k under word count as you requested :)

VEELA! DRACO 

Shine, Even In The Darkness (raitala)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 41,159, Summary: Harry hasn’t seen Draco for over fifteen years, but now he’s showing up everywhere and Harry is sort of weirdly attracted to him, but that can’t be right?

Partners (megyal)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 5,162, Summary: Draco (with glasses!) and Harry are assigned partners during Auror training; Veela!Draco with suddenly attracted and irritated!Harry.

Keeping A Secret (snugglemint)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 5,332, Summary: Funny how in the absence of his room mate, he begins finding mysterious feathers in unusual places. It might also be funny that he seems to be hoarding them.

In Flight (@eidheann)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 4,814, Summary: What a Malfoy wanted, a Malfoy got. And Draco Malfoy wanted Harry Potter.

A Healthy Obsession (fantasyfiend09)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 7,000, Prompt: During their eighth year Harry feels that Draco is up to something again. Ducking when he sees Harry, having his meals taken to his room, and even the leaving the pitch when he comes out. Harry can’t believe Draco decides to be up to something again. However, during their confrontation he’s surprised to know that Draco isn’t up to something. 

The Care And Management Of Volatile Veela (dracogotgame)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 12,219, Summary: Harry adopts a Veela. He really didn’t mean to.

A Delicate Arrangement (mindabbles)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 6,323, Summary: Harry’s learned over time that a delicate touch is sometimes superior to a harsh grip. If he can remember that with Draco, he might solve the case, protect a dozen children, and he may, he may just get what he wants most.

Haute Allure (zeitgeistic)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 12,445, Summary: Harry is famous for his menswear now. Malfoy is the inside leg that he loves running his tape measure up.

The Creature Within (OohLaGalion)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 4,764, Summary: Draco knew from the moment they boarded the Hogwarts Express that this year was going to be a disaster.

Of Veela, Gits And Slow Courtships (enchanted_jae)

Rating: PG, WC: 2,350, Summary: These days, the biggest threat Harry faces is…wilted lettuce. Lucky for him, Draco Malfoy is there to intervene.

Not Only Fine Feathers (fantasyfruitbat)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 8,200, Summary: The War went on for eight long years. Now, in the aftermath, a caged, mistreated, and completely inhuman Veela has been discovered. Harry is the only person it will tolerate… You can guess the rest, can’t you?

I, Ferret (curiouslyfic)

Rating: PG, WC: 2,127, Summary: Draco’s embraced his inner Ferret. Now it’s Harry’s turn. Starring Veela!Draco, mpreg, an old wives’ tale, and a Weddiwizard.

Veela Romance and the Literary Marketplace: A Case Study (fulselden)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 7,200, Summary: A series of bestselling Veela romance novels have been taking the wizarding world by storm. Harry Potter himself is a (secret) fan. But when the author of the series receives a death threat, Auror Potter discovers that he’s a lot more than that.

And There Grows In The Mind A Scent (megyal)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 5,822, Summary: A Veela has killed their Mate. It’s a devastating case that brings the Acting Head Auror and the Wizard-Veela Liaison Officer together again.

The Right Fit (digthewriter)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 7,780, Summary: Draco recognizes the Veela in Potter and tries to command him. He quickly becomes disturbed when Potter resists. Now it’s up to Draco to determine if Potter is the right fit, even though he’s quite sure that Potter is giving him little to no other option.

Ward My Heart (@alpha-exodus)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 12,876, Summary: It’s an inexplicable pull that starts bringing Malfoy to Harry, but it’s the endless rounds of tea and a quickly blooming friendship that bring him back.

The Peacock Paladin And The King Of The Emerald Court (megyal)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 11,331, Summary: Harry suffers from chronic headaches, and it affects his work and relationships. New pain-management techniques (and their provider) may just be the relief his life needs.

A Choice Of Wings (lomonaaeren)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 18,738, Summary: A Choice of Wings is Harry’s matchmaking business for Veela who have trouble finding mates. And Draco Malfoy is his most difficult client.

Honesty Is The Best Policy (beren)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 12,549, Summary: Draco has family heritage to deal with and an obsession who is completely immune to his advances. He’s about ready to try anything, even honesty.

Mate (LadyVader)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 15,206, Summary: Obligatory Veela fic: Draco’s a Veela and does NOT want Harry for his Mate - well TOUGH ;P

Glory Be (lomonaaeren)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 32,847, Summary: Draco—Draco Malfoy, skilled assassin, powerful and wealthy Veela, former Death Eater—has always known what to do, where to go, who to kill. And then Harry Potter came along: Harry Potter, Unspeakable, former Auror, the most powerful wizard Draco has ever seen. And Draco catches a glimpse of glory he may be unable to live without.

The Garland Gay (Vaysh)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 35,150, Summary: Draco Malfoy has it all &#150; – sex, money, power. But a family secret threatens to become the undoing of the successful head of Malfoy Bank. His troubles bring him to private investigator Harry Potter, who lost it all – girlfriend, Galleons, Auror career &#150; – over a tenacious obsession with a certain blond. Both become entangled in the vengeful schemes of a stranger from the past. As much as Draco tries to resist, in the end, he must make a fateful choice for the man he is destined to love.

In His Nature (create_serenity)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 20,584, Summary: Harry agreed to have sex with Draco once a month in order to keep him alive, what he didn’t agree to was Draco popping up all over the place and disrupting his life in more ways than one.

The Gift Of Life (dragontara)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13,658, Summary: Harry had always wanted a family of his own. Now, after a drunken one night stand, he was going to get it, but it’d be nice to remember with whom he was getting it. Also, having a baby with a Veela was a much bigger challenge for Harry than he’d have ever thought possible.

Veela-Struck (lomonaaeren)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 154,275, Summary: Veela don’t have destined mates, and thank Merlin for that. Draco wants to date Harry simply because he likes him. But Harry has excellent reason not to date him, and the discovery sends Draco on a journey he didn’t envision.

Angels And Devils (beren)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 52,315, Summary: Harry defeated Voldemort: his act of heroism is famous throughout the wizarding world. He’s trying to finish his final year at Hogwarts in peace, but something peculiar is happening to him, something he never would have expected. It’s all rather embarrassing and making his life very complicated.

Time To Eternity (calrissian18)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 16,683, Summary: Malfoy has wings.

Full Circle (SPowell)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 14k, Summary: It seems Harry has come full circle when his rather complacent life is interrupted by one Draco Malfoy. With wings.

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story building/outlining

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  • too many characters? 

dealing with race

  • what a girl wants: representation
  • the advantages of being a white writer
  • racism in fantasy
  • debunking white fantasy
  • why my protagonists aren’t white
  • lack of people of color in historical fiction

books

  • 50 books you should read before you go to college
  • 101 books for the college bound
  • 25 classics for kids set for college

misc

  • find that word that’s been on the ‘tip of your tongue’ all day
  • 365 writing prompts
  • 30 tips on writing from famous authors
  • empire’s 500 greatest movies of all time
  • 11 tips for brilliant writing
  • themes ya books should deal with more/self image/character value/etc
  • house design for art/writing
  • keeping a deadline
  • ‘thumbs-down’ publishing agencies

Dictionaries and Glossaries:

  • Massive Dictionary for Writers
  • Writing a Series
  • Visual Dictionary
  • Grammar Definitions
  • Glossary of Book Terms (2)
  • Literary Terms
  • Some Words About Word Count
  • English Grammar (with Russian translation)
  • Pronunciations of Words from All Languages
  • Punctuation Guide
  • Plot Terms and Definitions

Plot & Structure:

  • Plot Development
  • Developing Events in Your Story
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • Four Essential Plot Points
  • Basic Plots in Literature
  • Ten Simple Keys to Plot Structure
  • Plot vs Exposition
  • Plot Checklist
  • Exposition in Fiction
  • Balancing Exposition
  • Easing Exposition
  • Setting or Exposition
  • 3 Rules for Writing Endings
  • Writing Powerful Endings
  • Successful Endings
  • Writing a Story Middle
  • Beginnings, Middles, and Ends (2)
  • Three Parts to Every Story

Subplots:

  • Subplots
  • 7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to your Novels
  • The 7 Shoulds of Writing a Subplot
  • Who Needs Subplots?
  • Subplots
  • Knowing Your terms: Subplots
  • Weave Subplots into your Novel
  • Understanding the Role of Subplots
  • Plot, Plot Layers, and Subplots
  • Plot and Subplot
  • Subplots - Chicken Soup for your Novel
  • How Many Subplots are Acceptable?
  • Subplots by Word Count
  • Too Many Subplots?

World Building:

  • World Building Links
  • World Building Questionnaire (2)
  • Planet Maker
  • World Building 101
  • World Building for Science Fiction
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds
  • The Seed of Government (2)
  • The Magic of World Building

Characters:

  • Story Guide Worksheet
  • How to Create Great Characters
  • Character Arc 101
  • “Hero” is a Four Letter Word
  • Character Questionnaire (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Character Justification
  • Conflict Can Limit Your Characters
  • Creating Characters from Plot
  • Character Bio
  • Guide to Writing a Villain
  • Eight Female Archetypes
  • Sixteen Personality Types
  • Charahub
  • Fixing Unlikable Characters
  • Offensive Mistakes Well-Intended Writers Makes (2)
  • Character Sheet
  • Morality Alignment
  • Morality Alignment Test (2) (3)
  • Creating Compelling Characters
  • Consistency is Key 
  • Desires and Conflict
  • Mary Sue Test
  • Mary Sue Villain Test
  • Writing Lycanthropy
  • Body Language (2) (3) 

Dialogue:

  • Character Conversations
  • How to Write Dialogue (2) (3) (4)
  • Speaking of Dialogue
  • Ten Tips
  • Character Dialogue
  • Believable Dialogue
  • 25 Things You Should Know About Dialogue
  • Witty Dialogue Reference Post
  • Dialogue Tips
  • Writing Really Good Dialogue
  • Writing Good Dialogue
  • Dialogue

Point of View:

  • Types of POV
  • Point of View
  • Third Person Multiple POV
  • First Person vs. Third
  • Third Person Omniscient vs. Limited
  • Using Third Person Omniscient
  • Writing Exposition in the First Person
  • Writing in First Person
  • First Person POV (2)
  • First Person or Third?
  • How to Write Winning First Person Stories

Genre:

  • Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories
  • Crime Fiction Sub Genres
  • So You Want to Write Crime Fiction
  • How to Write Crime Fiction
  • Smut Writing Guide Master List
  • Adding Sexual Tension
  • How to Write Sexual Tension
  • Literary Genres
  • Genre Index
  • 13 Horror Writing Tips
  • Classic Horror Novel Structure
  • 10 Laws of Good Science Fiction
  • Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Names:

  • Irish Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
  • Irish Surnames (2) (3) (4)
  • Scottish Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  • Scottish Surnames (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  • Welsh Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
  • Welsh Surnames (2) (3)
  • English Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  • English Surnames (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Brittany Names (2)
  • Gaelic Names (2)
  • Cornish Names (2) (3) (4)
  • Cornish Surnames
  • Celtic Female Names (2) (3)
  • Celtic Male Names (2) (3)
  • Bible Names (2)
  • Find Names by Sound
  • Medieval Asian Names
  • Medieval Islamic Names
  • Medieval Names & Titles
  • Middle Eastern Names
  • North American Indian Names (2) 
  • French Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  • French Surnames (2) (3) (4)
  • German Names (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • German Surnames (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Western African Names (2) (3)
  • Northern African Names (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Latin American Names (2)
  • Traditional Hispanic Last Names
  • Chinese Names (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Asian and Pacific Names (2)
  • African and Middle East Names
  • Italian Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
  • Italian Surnames (2) (3) (4)
  • Name Generator (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (Fantasy (2) (3) (4)) (Sci-fi (2))
  • Jewish Names (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Jewish Surnames (2) (3) (4)
  • Russian Names (2) (3) (4)
  • Russian Surnames (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
  • Scandinavian Names (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
  • Scandinavian Surnames (2) (3)
  • Spanish Names (2)
  • Pagan Names
  • Nook of Names
  • What a Lovely Name
  • List of Names from Around the World
  • Etymology Dictionary
  • Name Playground
  • What’s in a Name?
  • 7 Rules for Picking Names
  • How to Invent Names
  • Nickname Lists (2) (3)
  • Latin Place Names
  • Name Dictionary
  • First Names Reference Database
  • Slave Trade Names Database

History:

  • 1920’s Reference Post
  • 1920’s Setting
  • History of Childbirth
  • 1920’s Slang
  • Medieval Reference Post
  • Medieval Scotland
  • All About Scotland
  • World Myths, Creatures, and Folklore
  • Knighthood and Orders of Chivalry
  • National Heraldry
  • Titles in the Elizabethan Era
  • Titles Explained
  • Peerage Basics
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • American Indian Tribes and Languages Master List
  • Historical Resources

Query Letters:

  • How to Write a Query Letter
  • The 10 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Query Letter
  • Anatomy of a Query Letter: A Step-By-Step Guide
  • Successful Query Letters for Literary Agents
  • Query Letter FAQ
  • Master the Art of the Query
  • Writing a Solid Query Letter
  • Writing a Query Letter that Sells
  • Dos and Don’ts: How to Write the Perfect Query Letter
  • Query Letters
  • Rachelle’s Query Tips
  • How to Query a Literary Agent
  • Query Letters
  • A Pitch is a Pitch
  • Make the Perfect Pitch: The Novel Query
  • How to Write Great Queries
  • How to Write a Query Letter
  • How to Query an Agent
  • How to Write a Dynamic Query Letter
  • Writing a Good Query Letter
  • Sample Query Letter PDF
  • Sample Novel Query Letter
  • Ten Ways to Hook a Literary Agent
  • What Not to Put in Your Query Letter
  • What (Not) to Put in Your Query Letter
  • Query Letters - What, Why, How?
  • What (Not) to do Before Querying
  • What to Write in the Bio Section of your Query Letter
  • How to Write a Bio Paragraph in your Query Letter
  • The Last Paragraph of your Query Letter: the Author Bio
  • Writing the Hook for your Query
  • Query Letter Dos and Don’ts
  • Agent Reveals Pet Peeves
  • How to Write a Query Letter
  • Query Letter Mad Lib
  • How to Format a Query Letter
  • 15 Reasons Agents Pass Over Query Letters
  • The Right Way to Write a Query Letter PDF
  • Query Letters
  • Writing a Query Letter
  • The Query Letter
  • How to Write a Query Letter
  • How to Write a Kick-Ass Query Letter
  • How to Write a Great Query Letter PDF
  • Query Letter to Agents
  • Writing a Killer Query Letter
  • 15 Resources for a Better Query Letter
  • 25 Reasons Your Query Letter Sucks
  • Query Letters: My Personal Journey
  • How to Write a Query Letter
  • A Bit of Regurgitated Query Letter Advice
  • Query Letter Advice: Let Someone Else Write It
  • Writing a Query Letter Part One: The Hook
  • Part Two: The Setup
  • Part Three: The Conflict
  • Part Four: The Consequence
  • Part Five: Everything Else
  • The Importance of Voice
  • The Query Letter that Won Me an Agent
  • How Not to Write the Perfect Query Letter
  • FAQ The Query Letter
  • Query Letters

Editing and Revision:

  • Editing Checklist
  • List of Freelance Editors
  • Tighten Your Manuscript
  • Editing Recipe
  • 7 Editing Questions
  • How to Rewrite
  • Revising a Novel
  • Editing Tips
  • Self Editing
  • How to Edit a Novel

Software:

  • Tip of my Tongue
  • Liquid Story Binder
  • Q10
  • 25 Writing Softwares
  • Jarte**
  • AbiWord
  • Calligra
  • Celtx**
  • Open Office
  • Scrivener*
  • Final Draft*
  • Atlantis Nova
  • Zoho**
  • Lit Lift
  • Hiveword
  • Story Book**
  • Character Writer*
  • Write Room (mac only)
  • Dark Room
  • Q10
  • Liquid Story Binder*
  • Now Novel**
  • yWriter 5
  • Time Toast
  • Interactive Timeline
  • Timeline Maker*
  • Preceden
  • Tiki Toki**
  • Time Glider**
  • Timeline Maker
  • My Timeline
  • Timeline JS
  • X Timeline
  • Our Story**
  • Dipity
  • Timeline Software*
  • Timelines*
  • Meograph
  • Timeline Charts*
  • Family Echo
  • Genealogy
  • Legacy Family Tree Maker**
  • Family Tree Builder**
  • XY Family Tree
  • Bubbl
  • Cliche Finder
  • *Not free. May include free trial.
  • **Includes free and premium content.

Prompts:

  • Inspiration Finder
  • Seventh Sanctum
  • Writing Prompts Generator
  • Timeline Generator
  • Writing Prompts
  • Plinky
  • Random Story Prompts
  • Random Prompts
  • Prompt Generator (2)
  • Writing Prompts
  • 14 Prompts

Writing Websites:

  • Galley Cat
  • Writer’s Digest
  • Absolute Write
  • Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Writer Beware
  • Chuck Sambuchino
  • Nathan Bransford
  • Novel Rocket
  • 101 Best Websites for Writers

Improvement

  • 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?

Describing

  • A Description Resource
  • 55 Words to Describe Someones Voice
  • Describing Skin Colors
  • Describing a Person: Adding Details
  • Emotions Vocabulary
  • 90 Words For ‘Looks’
  • 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 Clothes
  • List of Actions
  • Tone, Feelings and Emotions

Masterlists

  • Writing Specific Characters
  • Character Guides
  • Writing Help for Writers
  • Ultimate Writing Resource List
  • Lots of RP Guides
  • Online Writing Resources
  • List of Websites to Help You Focus
  • Resources for Writing Bio’s
  • Helpful Links for Writing Help
  • General Writing Resources
  • Resources for Biography Writing
  • Mental Ilnesses/Disorders Guides
  • 8 Words You Should Avoid While Writing

 Body Language

  • Body Language Cheat
  • Body Language Reference Cheat
  • Tips for Writers: Body Language
  • Types of Crying
  • Body Language: Mirroring

Grammar/Vocabulary

  • 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..
  • Proofreading
  • 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

Writer’s Block

  • How to: Cure Writer’s Block
  • Some Tips on Writer’s Block
  • Got Writer’s Block?
  • 6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
  • Tips for Dealing With Writer’s Block

Application (Itself)

  • How to: Make That Application Your Bitch
  • How to: Make Your App Better
  • How to: Submit a Flawless Audition
  • 10 Tips for Applying

Para (Sample)

  • Para Sample Ideas
  • 5 Tips on Writing an IC Para Sample
  • Writing an IC Sample Without Escaping From the Bio
  • How to: Create a Worthy IC Para Sample
  • How to: Write an Impressive Para Sample
  • How to: Lengthen Short Para’s

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
GUIDES

Personalities

  • Angry
  • Bad Asses
  • Bitches (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Childishness
  • Emotional Detachment
  • Flirtatious
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Introverts (2)
  • Mean Persons (2)
  • Psychopaths
  • Party Girls
  • Rich (2) 
  • Rebels
  • Sarcasm
  • Serial Killers (2)
  • Shyness (2, 3)
  • Sluts
  • Villains (2)
  • Witt

Disorders

  • Disorders in general (2, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety (2, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Alice In Wonderland Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder (2, 3)
  • Cotard Delusions
  • Depression (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)   
  • Eeating Disorders (2, 3)
  • Facitious Disorders
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Multiple Personality Disorder (2)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Night Terrors
  • Kleptomania (2)
  • A Pyromaniac
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychopaths
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2) (3)
  • Sex Addiction (2)
  • Schizophrenia (2)
  • Sociopaths (2)

Disabilities

  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Apathy 
  • Autism
  • Someone Blind (2)
  • Cancer (2, 3)
  • Disability
  • Dyslexia
  • Muteness (2, 3)
  • Stutter

Jobs/Hobbies/Beliefs

  • Actors
  • Ballet Dancer (2)
  • Christianity
  • Foreigners
  • Gamblers
  • Hinduism
  • Hitmen
  • Satanism
  • Smokers
  • Stoners
  • Taoism
  • Journalists
  • Vegetarians

Drugs

  • Alcohol Influence (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Cocaine Influence
  • Ecstasy Influence (2)
  • Heroin Use
  • LSD Influence
  • Marijuana Influence (2, 3)
  • Opiate Use

Locations

  • Australia
  • Boston
  • California (2, 3)
  • England/Britain (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • New York
  • Prison
  • London
  • The South (2)

Genders

  • Females (2)
  • Males (2)
  • Transgender People

Supernatural

  • Vampires
  • Witches (2)
  • Werewolves

Other

  • Amnesia
  • Children
  • A Death Scene
  • Loosing Someone (2)
  • Old Persons
  • Physical Injuries (2, 3)
  • Sexual Abuse (2)
  • Fight Scenes (2, 3, 4)
  • Horror
  • Torture
CREATING CHARACTERS

Biography Writing

  • 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
  • Connections (2)
  • Titles
  • Bio Twists

Names

  • Female Names (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Male Names (2, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Last Names  (2, 3, 4)

Personalities

  • 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)

Habits

  • Addictions and Bad Habits
  • Bad Habits
  • Character Habits
  • Character Quirks
  • Phobias (2)

Secrets

  • 300 Possible Secrets to Give Your Characters
  • I Bet You Didn’t Know..
  • Character Plots And Secrets (2)
  • Celebrity Secrets
  • Secret Masterlist

Lyrics

  • Song Lyrics Masterlist
  • Songs for Biographies
  • Favorite Quotes: TV and Movies
  • Favorite Quotes: Notable Authors
  • Favorite Quotes: Celebrities
  • Favorite Quotes: Popular Books (2)
  • Quotes From Songs
  • Character Quotes
  • Masterlist of Bio Lyrics
  • Masterlist of Bio Quotes
  • Masterlist of Song Lyrics
  • Biography Lyrics
  • A Masterlist of Quotes
  • +130 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
WHILE ROLEPLAYING

Para Titles

  • 100 Paragraph Titles
  • Para Titles - Song Title Edition (2,3)
  • A Whole Ton of Para Titles
  • 350+ Song Titles
  • Para Titles For You (2)

Starters

  • How to: Create an interesting starter
  • How to: Make an Interesting Starter
  • Gif Conversations: A Guide
  • A Brief Guide to Starters
  • Interesting Gif Convesation Starters
  • Starters Masterlist
  • Gif Starter Posts
  • 46 Interesting Gif Chat Starters
  • Ideas for Gif Chat Starters
  • Starters

Careers/Jobs

  • Masterlist: Jobs
  • Possible Careers for Characters
  • Artistic Occupations
  • Martha’s Vineyard Job Masterlist
  • Interesting Jobs

Locations/Settings/Activities

  • Para Ideas
  • Masterlist: Para Ideas
  • Top 50 Places for Starters
  • Writing Topics: Para Ideas
  • 101 Date Ideas
  • 68 Date Ideas
  • 22 Date Ideas
  • Popular Places to Eat

Character Development

  • 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
ROMANCE

Romance (in general)

  • The Little Ways a Ship Gets Build
  • Roleplaying Relationships
  • 8 Ways to Say I Love You
  • How to: Make a Set Ship RP Work
  • How to: Write a Romantic Scene
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Relationships
  • Putting a Label on It
  • Synonyms for Love
  • Pregnancy (2, 3, 4, 5)

Smut

  • Smut Guide: Casual Sex
  • Smut Guide: For Beginners
  • How to: Write a First Time Sex Scene Romantically
  • How to: Smut - The Bare Bones
  • How to: Smut (For Virgins)
  • How to: Write Lesbian Smut
  • How to: Write Smut (2, 3)
  • How to: Write a Blowjob/Prepping for Smut
  • Smut Guides of Tumblr
  • Tips on Writing Sex Scenes
  • A Guide to Language in Smut
  • Domination and Submission
  • Making Love
  • A Smut Guide

Kisses

  • How to: Write a Kiss (2)
  • Different Types of Kisses
  • Writing Out the First Kiss
OTHER

Plot Writing

  • How to: Create the Best Plot for Your RP
  • How to: Create A Plot Outline in 8 Steps
  • How to: Write A Plot in 12 Steps
  • How to: Write A Quality Plot
  • How to: Spice Up Your Roleplay Plots
  • Components of Your Plot Page
  • Writing Up A Plot
  • Basics of Writing A Plot
  • Links for Plot Writing Help
  • Eight Unique Plot Ideas
  • Plot Twists
  • Situation Ideas (2, 3)
  • Guide to Plotting

Eras

  • Eras Masterlist
  • Everything You Need to Know Abut the 20’s
  • 20’s Slang
  • Primary Sources on Ancient Civilizations
  • How to: Play the Greek Goddess ‘Harmonia’
  • How to: Roleplay In the Victorian Era
  • Victorian Dialogue

abandonedrollercoaster-deactiva  asked:

Hi Ms. Stiefvater. I really love your Raven Cycle series first of all. Secondly I have two questions: Do you think the current marketing around YA books is beneficial or no? (Like before we had stuff written with teen protagonists YA wasn't a "thing" like it is now.) And also how do you feel about the Raven Cycle being called paranormal romance/ put in the teen romance section even though it really... isn't that? (I mean there's barely any kissing)

Hello Ms/Mr Rollercoaster.

First of all, thank you. Secondly, your questions.

1) Do you think the current marketing around YA books is beneficial or no?

No. Well. Sort of. Well, I’m certain it’s a no, but I’m also certain that it’s not a YA-specific problem. YA got popular and it got commercial, and so the genre inherited the problem inherent in commercial fiction of any sort.

Which is this: Our culture is a flow chart that has girls reading different things than boys, women reading different things from girls, and of course it goes to follow that men certainly do not read those girl things that boys also do not read. So in commercial fiction, fiction that is meant to appeal to The Everyone, one of the first decisions is whether or not the book is going into the boy box or the girl box.

Boy box? Okay, good. Emphasize the action! The chase scenes! The cars! DON’T MENTION THE GIRL CHARACTER WHATEVER YOU DO NO NO ANYTHING BUT THAT. Is there maybe some kind of aggressive design we can put on the front? Like, a dramatic logo, or perhaps the sleek edge of a fender, or maybe the subtle crest of someone’s hardened member? Too far, Stiefvater. Too far.

Girl box? Okay, better. Because statistically most readers are going to be Teh Ladies, so bring on the Bucks McBucks. The cover copy should emphasize the romance. Is there kissing? Can there be kissing? Look, is there just a way to frame this that lets readers know that at some point she and the guy look into each other’s eyes? Come on. It doesn’t matter that she’s in a Siberian prison camp. She’s enslaved, not dead inside! Now, let’s add a pretty cover. A face, maybe? A pretty girl? Some luminous baubles? At least some cursive font then, sheesh.  

Then there is the literary box. Literary is a nebulous, unspecified creature that doesn’t have to follow the rules as often. It often sits outside the commercial room drinking dark coffee and blowing smoke rings at its cousins. When young adult fiction first got its feet beneath it, it behaved like literary fiction. It was full of experimental prose, weird covers, and genre-bending stories that were strange in the unselfconscious way that comes from suspecting not many people are watching and being right about it.

And then it got popular, and while those strange books are still in the section, they are outnumbered by commercial YA. We’re making money, baby!

But I don’t think it’s helpful. I think specific marketing and sectioning of the bookstore is helpful as long as it is helping readers to find other books they want to read. When it expands a reader’s selection. It becomes counter productive when it encourages tunnel vision and limits a reader’s selection. And on a broader scale, when it does nothing but broaden the gulf between men’s entertainment and women’s entertainment. History has shown us that when the two things are held apart, the woman side is always considered less important and worthy.

UPSHOT: NOT GOOD NOT GOOD AT ALL

2) How do you feel about the Raven Cycle being called paranormal romance/ put in the teen romance section even though it really… isn’t that?

The cover copy of The Raven Boys promises a love story and little else, but the problem is that if you’re reading only for that, you’re going to have to skim over a lot of other characters and mythological shindigs. This series is simply not a paranormal romance series. There’s nothing wrong with that genre — I wrote this one series, you know, the Shiver trilogy, and it’s basically romance and eye-snogging wall to pining-forever-love wall far as we can see — but that’s just not what the Raven Cycle is. But it’s in the girl box, so that’s how it was always going to be framed.

Moreover, it’s in the commercial teen box, which is a new-ish box that I don’t like the looks of. This one, across all media, buys in to the idea that teens are hormonal, senseless, foolish, inarticulate, easily distracted, and self-obsessed. This teen box says they won’t get complicated characters, they won’t want complicated story-lines, they won’t read complicated prose. So boil it down, kids. Boil it down.

Here’s a quote from the LA Times review of The Raven Boys, back in 2012, on my use of third-person in a genre dominated by first: “But in a literary marketplace that trades on identification and plot-driven readability, the third person voice is sometimes a risk. And it’s especially risky because The Raven Boys’s narrator indulges in plot digressions, emphatic repetition, lush description, long lists.” The NY Times review also calls out how “Stiefvater … doesn’t talk down to her readers” and notes “Stiefvater’s respect for her readers’ intelligence.”

Damn straight. Do authors of adult paranormal fiction get praised for such things, though?

I trust teen readers. But I’m not sure anyone else does.

So, the marketing. I’ll say it: it’s maddening. The problem is bigger than just me, though, and from this side of the table, I can best attack it with my stories. I’m getting out my pen.