reference-masterpost

Important TED talks

Summer is time to relax but we should take the time to think. Here are my favorites ted talk videos that I think everyone should watch:


hey!! lately i’ve been seeing tons of resource masterposts and i decided that i’d be easier if all of these masterposts were combined into one mega masterpost!! i couldn’t possibly link them all but i also added tons of my own links, this took absolutely forever so please, enjoy! :~)

writing/reading

  • A HUGE WRITING MASTERPOST
  • 200 words that describe light
  • how to keep a journal
  • read some slam poetry
  • huge writing masterpost 
  • how to reveal character
  • help with writer’s block
  • find the word that’s on the tip of your tongue
  • find out which author you write like
  • write interactive books  (kind of like choose your own adventure)
  • good brainstorming/ organizing tool
  • zen writing tool
  • word on the tip of your tongue?
  • use big and interesting words
  • Inspiration 1
  • Instead of ‘whispered’
  • Music for writing fight scenes
  • Writing fantasy
  • Emotions vocab sheet
  • How to reveal character
  • Writers block resource
  • Writing a death scene
  • Music to help you write
  • Writing prompt generators
  • Got writers block?
  • How to torture a character
  • Degrees of emotion
  • ULTIMATE writing ref
  • Character names
  • Body language
  • 25 days of fic
  • how to write a good essay
  • Writing people of colour
  • nanowrimo start kit
  • All Authors need to Know
  • Alternatives to ‘said’
  • more writing tips
  • read books online for free
  • read/post fanfiction
  • read/post stories
  • Want to know who you write like?
  • 10 sites to download free audio books
  • character flaws
  • 200 words to describe light
  • Obscure color words
  • Body Language Cheat Sheet
  • Awesome colors to describe eyes
  • download free books
  • download free kindle books

school

  • how to survive college 
  • Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
  • solve any math problem
  • how to effectively pull an all-nighter
  • teaches everything
  • An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms)
  • bibliography maker
  • Didn’t listen in class?
  • look for your worksheets on here
  • finals survival guide
  • free microsoft word alternative
  • homework help
  • learn geography
  • make flash cards
  • math problem solver (2)
  • Masterpost of writing software
  • online ruler
  • pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
  • Stress Analyst
  • when to go to sleep/wake up
  • how to wake up in the morning
  • learn how to study
  • Masterlist of study tips
  • How to cite
  • Take online college courses
  • How to multiply big numbers

focus

  • sleep calculator (wake up feeling refreshed!)
  • chrome site blocker (use these to block websites so you can finally get work done!!)
  • firefox site blocker
  • mac site blocker
  • have some self control (for macs also)
  • focus playlist (i use this to study all the time!)
  • how to find focus
  • noise generator to help you relax
  • chill playlist
  • concentration playlist
  • study playlist
  • coffee shop blues
  • relaxation 
  • masterpost of sounds of nature
  • get a cute kitten after doing your work!!

beauty (credit for most of these!)

  • how to improve your self-esteem (because you’re beautiful!)
  • flaws to embrace
  • Newspaper nail tutorial
  • fun makeup masterpost
  • filling in eyebrows
  • twin buns
  • how to contour
  • everyday makeup routine
  • how to make any color of lipstick… from crayons
  • natural beauty remedies
  • the trick to liquid eyeliner
  • messy bun tutorial
  • skirt types
  • Black/gold ref 1
  • Cosplay eye makeup
  • Rotting skin halloween makeup
  • cool makeup tips
  • stylish eye makeup 
  • fashion guide/vocabulary
  • makeup hacks
  • gradient lip makeup
  • different ways to braid your hair
  • messy buns tutorial
  • how to make your own temporary tattoo
  • apply eyeliner, mascara, and curl lashes with a spoon
  • 5 of the best foundations 
  • acne foundation routine
  • best powder foundations
  • quick foundation tip
  • how to apply liquid foundation
  • makeup highlights tutorial
  • blush for your skin tone
  • how to apply bronzer
  • how to contour your face
  • apply blush like a pro
  • blush according to your face shape
  • fake freckles with make-up
  • wash your face correctly
  • how to wash your face 101
  • ombre eyeliner
  • d.i.y. gel liner
  • get the perfect winged liner
  • get winged liner using tape
  • awesome eyeliner tricks
  • 9 different eyeliner looks
  • different eyeliner styles
  • guide to applying eyeshadow
  • suit your eyeshadow to your eyes
  • glittery smoky eye
  • get the perfect smoky eye
  • get beautiful lashes
  • how to apply fake lashes
  • best eyebrows for your face shape
  • get the perfect eyebrows 
  • eyebrow solutions
  • make-up tricks for brown eyes
  • get rid of dark circles
  • how to change your eye shape
  • a shade for every occasion
  • kool-aid lip stain
  • best lipsticks for blondes
  • hot red lips
  • how to get gradient lips
  • lipstick shades for fall
  • how to make any lipstick look matte
  • get soft kissable lips
  • make-up brush tutorial 
  • brush tricks
  • clean your makeup brushes
  • make-up brush guide
  • long lasting makeup tricks
  • victoria’s secret model tips
  • saving face
  • beginner’s guide
  • when will it expire?
  • 10 makeup tips from mac
  • best tips from professionals
  • 18 beauty essentials
  • basics you should own

tumblr

  • tons of resources for textures/psds/and backrounds
  • tons of theme makers
  • theme hunter
  • learn how to make tumblr themes
  • pixels galore
  • more pixels
  • good pixel blog
  • kawaii emoji’s
  • textures galore
  • psds galore
  • tumblr picture sizes
  • mass tag replacer
  • huge theme-related download pack
  • post a bunch of things from a blog’s archive 
  • really good redux edits
  • backgrounds
  • code for ask box 
  • see problems with your blog/website
  • see your old themes (also switch back to a theme!)
  • Check your post limit
  • Photoshop tutorials
  • Find any reaction GIF

Photo Editing

  • punk edit tutorial
  • remove backgrounds without photoshop
  • topaz-like action
  • Photo editing downloads for free
  • glitch tutorial
  • double exposure effect
  • photoshop brushes masterpost
  • this blog has a lot of ps resources
  • so does this one
  • how to download photoshop for mac for free
  • how to download photoshop for pc for free
  • in depth tutorial on how to make a gif
  • pretty much any photoshop tutorial you will ever need
  • photoshop help (2) (3) (4)
  • resources for photoshop

Music

  • convert youtube to mp3
  • find mp3 files for any song
  • Music to help you write
  • avatar soundtrack
  • broadway musical soundtracks (amazing)
  • nirvana’s albums
  • panic! at the disco 
  • ed sheeran
  • amy winehouse
  • paramore
  • blink-182
  • all time low
  • unreleased katy perry
  • punk goes …
  • fall out boy (not the newest album)
  • sleeping with sirens
  • imagine dragons
  • darren criss
  • green day
  • ke$ha

Art

  • how to draw ears
  • how to make an animated film
  • learn how to draw anything
  • turn your paper art into digital
  • skeleton practice drawing tool thingy
  • how to draw semi- realistic eyes
  • how to make pixel art
  • good reference for drawing water
  • free digital sculpting tool
  • silk - interactive generative art
  • Painting tutorial
  • Female/male arms
  • Kneeling + Sitting ref
  • Dragon head view tutorial
  • SAI brushes 86786
  • Drawing expressions
  • Sai Brushes 
  • NGE colour palette 
  • 100+ colour palletes
  • Avoiding same face
  • Face contours/highlighting 
  • free art MyPaint
  • Body anatomy help
  • How to shift images using blur in PS
  • Drawing clothe folding
  • How to draw ice
  • Colour palette 
  • Colour palette 
  • SAI brush settings 
  • SAI/PS pixel brushes
  • Warm/Cool gray
  • Flower crown tutorial
  • Skin colour palette
  • Pink colour sheet
  • How to draw butts&thighs
  • The male torso
  • Drawing glowing stuff in SAI
  • Drawing horse/animal legs on humans
  • Drawing clouds
  • Muscular male with bow stock photos
  • Pastel colours
  • Drawing grass fields in SAI
  • Expressions&Legs
  • All about the human body
  • 20+ colour palettes 
  • Colour conversion
  • Kissing ref
  • Creature design 
  • Colour meanings
  • Creating expression
  • Tutorial masterpost (100+)
  • Lineart
  • Canine
  • How to colour
  • Pose studies
  • Feline comparisons
  • How to draw penis
  • Leaf pressing
  • 100+ anatomy references 
  • How to draw folds
  • SAI brushes 3
  • Sitting poses
  • Colour palette 4
  • Cloud painting
  • How to draw 3D rooms
  • Colour info
  • Colouring ref
  • Hair tutorial
  • Clothing ref
  • Bodies and poses
  • SAI brushes 5
  • Colour scheme designer
  • Folding ref
  • Heads&Angles 
  • Paint tool SAI masterpost
  • Drawing ref masterpost (10+)
  • Hair+Fur
  • How to draw faces
  • SAI brushes 4
  • Anatomy of mutant humans
  • What should I draw?
  • Free art software
  • pastel colour ref
  • Mass art ref
  • Soft SAI brushes
  • ways to draw stuff
  • SAI brush settings
  • baseball cap ref
  • Penis ref
  • Drawing human wings
  • Cool free art software
  • Huge art ref
  • Colour blender
  • 2 SAI brushes
  • Photoshop for free 
  • Colorwheel
  • How to accurately draw arms
  • anatomy and rotation of the head
  • human anatomy for artists
  • speed drawing studies
  • nude references
  • hands
  • arm and wing movement 
  • beer bellies
  • body types
  • noses
  • box and egg/run of the stroke
  • a trick for arm proportions
  • body diversity
  • anatomy of the waist
  • feet
  • hands and forearms

Bored

  • Boredom masterpost 
  • really interesting websites
  • cute videos
  • vines
  • free hugs
  • fun sites masterpost
  • useless websites
  • play some dumb games
  • color matching game
  • games you played back in the day
  • really cute online games
  • cards against humanity pdf (a must!!)
  • sushi cat 
  • takes you to a random location and you have to guess where you are
  • akinator, the web genie (like guess who!!)
  • create a fake tweet

Feeling down?

  • cutting
  • suicide
  • talk it out
  • venting
  • alternatives
  • the quiet place
  • need a hug?
  • just breathe.
  • cute yahoo answers
  • emergency compliment
  • draw a stickman
  • coping skills and distractions
  • calming gif
  • givesmehope (so adorable!!)
  • break something
  • cut something (blood) (trigger warning)
  • get a hug
  • play cute games
  • Receive Compliments
  • see something cute
  • how to love yourself 
  • Stuff to do if you’re having a bad day
  • Stuff you can do to help someone smile
  • Alternative to self harm 
  • Basic ED recovery help
  • Alternative to self harm (2)
  • Alternative to self harm (3)
  • Someone to talk to
  • How to deal/talk with bipolar and depressed people
  • If you’re having a bad night
  • Movies to watch when you’re down
  • Confidence

Movies/TV

  • watch tons of tv/movies
  • movies for when you can’t sleep
  • movies by genre
  • disney movies (so good omg)
  • harry potter movies
  • johnny depp movies
  • zombie movies
  • movies on youtube!
  • A list of scary movies with recovery
  • A list of teen movies
  • Disney Channel Movies from 1998-2013
  • One of the best movie selections
  • tumblr dedicated to find finding movies
  • when to pee during a movie
  • Hannibal ( back-up link )
  • Adventure Time 
  • Bob’s Burgers (1-3)
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Who’s Line Is It Anyway
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Teen Wolf
  • Bates Motel
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Misfits
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Ghost Adventures
  • Orphan Black
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • American Horror Story
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • Criminal Minds
  • Supernatural (season 1) (season 2) (season 3) (season 4) (season 5) (season 6) (season 7) (season 8)
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Dexter
  • Bad Girls Club
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Whose Line is It Anyway
  • Breaking Bad

Food

  • thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
  • cheap & healthy snacks
  • quick and easy soup recipes
  • chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
  • study snacks
  • 40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
  • macaroni cheese / mac&cheese in a cup
  • panera mac n cheese recipe
  • different salad recipes
  • fricking recipes
  • harry potter recipes
  • healthy recipes
  • brownie/cookie
  • s’mores pie
  • nutella hot chocolate
  • peanut butter nutella swirl cookies
  • cookie in a mug
  • starbucks holiday drinks
  • fruit leathers (like fruit roll-ups, only much better)
  • Yummy apple thing
  • Cookie in a cup
  • French bread pizza
  • Egg tacos
  • How to microwave more than one bowl at a time
  • How to make the perfect cup of tea
  • Peach cobbler
  • Healthy lunches
  • Tons of pies
  • Cookie dough you can eat
  • Why you should go vegan
  • Shelf life of food
  • How to make different looking cookies
  • Website for lack of ingredients 
  • Cheeseburger cupcakes
  • Deep-dish cookie for one

Workout

  • daily workout 
  • tone your arms without weights
  • pilates workout for a slimmer waist
  • abs all night challenge
  • bye bye muffin top 
  • 1-2-3 ab work out
  • get a flat stomach
  • What Makes You Bootyful Challenge
  • Call Me Maybe Squat Challenge
  • Your Best Butt
  • lean legs pyramid 
  • dancer’s legs workout
  • legs like eleanor calder
  • 8 minute morning work out
  • cardio/strength workout
  • fat blaster workout
  • Burning stomach fat
under $5 masterpost

i see yall buying cute stuff with like $$ and i cry bc u can buy the exact same product for like 99 cents. However, these are really hard to find. So, here’s a masterpost of lots of stuff that u can buy for way less than $5! This is also useful if youre living on a tight budget like me but you still want these cute shit like me. or if u wanna move out like me.

+ most of these are free shipping but u should check your country for some.
+ some of these are on sale so if you comeback to it months later the price might change. so hurry up!


Stationery/office supplies/school supplies:

pens/pencils/highlighters:
candy & cats (?) 
furry ball 
lipsticks 
grass pens 
these are just v cute
giraffe pens
ice cream pens
crowns 
pastel af
star shaped highlighters?? so cute??
really pretty
corn
bowling
i was legit about to buy this for $6 but then i saw this
these just look so fancy idk
bones lmao
a cute pen that is also a fan??
lollipops

pencil cases/cosmetics bags:
ill just put this pencil case here
this is the cutest omg
c u t e
totoro 
NICE
my pencils case
flowers
soft
floral

Sticky notes/sticky bookmarks/stickers:
butterfly bookmark
rabbit sticky notes
hello hello
washi tape (cute +  dolls + colors + dots)
blabla
super cute cats
dolphin (?)
very cute much pastel
hilarious fingers
gudetama
rabbits & cats
v cute
adorable cats
fucking cute man

pencil sharpeners:
fruit
owls
toilet 
egg

erasers:
these are so aesthetic omg buy it for me
these too
lollipops 
fast food
lipsticks again
cookies
egg
emojis
cute colors 

Fashion/bags/accessories:

bandanas
drawstring backpacks
id wallets 
bow wallets
why is this bag so cheap??
^???
the cutest coins bags/wallets
purses 
adorable wallets (id use these as a pencils case tbh)
cute shirts (this & this & this & this & this)
cute bras
very cute socks
emoticon face masks
literally the cutest pins
chokers!! ( xxx + xxx + xxx + xxx + xxx + xxx)
super cute hair thingies 
i have this necklace its v nice
these socks are cuter than me
Pokemon socks
emoticon underwear
cats underwear lol

Beauty:

peeling lip gloss
cute af lip balms 
these are like $7 in other places
bath salts
palette 
face masks!!! (xxx + xxx + xxx + i bough this the other day + xxx + xxx + xxx )
hand masks (?)
nose masks (?)
magic lipsticks
water based lipsticks
kissing lips
color changing nail polishes
etude eye patch 
etude chin masks
v v cute mirrors 
mirror + comb = oreo?
more cute mirrors yes
triple lipsticks
bb creams
yet another set of lipsticks
and another
aaaand another
wtf another??
lmao yes another
yup another 

Home & kitchen:  

heart egg thingy
fancy ass spoons
cloud egg thingy
dumpling thingy
rabbit egg thingy
skull egg thingy
u use these things to make freezies or whatever tf u call them
sandwich thingy
microwavable lunch box
very cute aprons


ok that’s about it i guess. damn that took forever. 
please tell me if any of these links aren’t working or if u have any questions!
+ if u wanna check out more pretty things that aren’t exactly $5 but still considerably cheap, or if these products aren’t available anymore, check out this tag
+ last thing! if its not a bother please check this post and help me out if u can!

yooo it’s me again with part two of my reference masterpost, now focusing on life in general a little bit more (see part one for more school-based things)! enjoy ✨

health + food

presentations

music

summers + holidays

journals + notebooks

websites + apps

life in general

hope you liked both of the masterposts! please check out my study instagram and part one of this masterpost, ily all!!

ps here is a list of all my masterposts just in case 🐝

- helena xx

Things That Are Probably Useful- Info Masterpost- Part 2

Continuing my quest to clear out my likes/bookmarks. Part 1 here.

Cosplay

How To Make Fake Metal Rivets- Photoset
Buy Various Elf-Ear Designs- Photoset/Link
Nude Skinsuit Store/Tutorial- Photoset/Links
String-Mounted Horns Tutorial- Photoset
How To Make A Hooded Cloak- Photoset
Learn To Sew Tutorials- Links
Sew A Cape Tutorial- Photoset

Drawing

Coloring Tutorials

Digital Painting Process- Photoset
Example Color Palettes- Photoset
From Sketch To Realistic Painting Process- Photoset
Cutout Exercise Process- Photoset

How to Draw [Specific Thing]

Transfer a 2D Design Into a 3D Environment- Photoset
Make a 2D Blueprint into a 3D Environment- Photoset
How To Draw Streets Or Buildings- Photoset
How To Draw Realistic Clouds- Photoset
How To Draw A Face At Various Angles- Photoset
Drawing Hands Gripping A Sword Dynamically- Photoset
How To Draw An Owl’s Face- Photoset
How To Draw Fire- Photoset
How To Draw Chains- Photoset
How To Draw Darker Skin Tones- Photoset
Coloring and Shading Various Skin Tones- Photoset/Text
How To Draw Feet and Shoes- Photoset
Figure Drawing Book Masterpost- Photoset/Links

General Tips

Comic Composition And Pacing- Photoset
Comic Lines and Inking Process- Video
Using Landmarks When Drawing Figures- Video
Advice on Making An Attractive Portfolio- Text
How To Make A Color Palette Using MS Paint- Photoset

Photoshop Things

How To Use Clipping Masks- Photoset
How To Prevent Color Shifts- Text/Links
Photoshop Brush Settings/Shape Dynamics- Photoset

References/Resources

Free SAI Brush Kit- Photoset/Link
Set of SAI Brush Settings- Photoset
Inky Photoshop Brush Kit- Photoset/Link
List of Free Art Programs- Text/Links
30 Day Improvement Challenge- Text
High-Res Paper Textures- Photoset/Links
Art Tutorial Reference Masterpost- Text/Links
Cartoon Hand References- Photoset
Nude Man In Dynamic Poses- Photoset
Color Palette Generator Masterpost- Photoset/Links
Color Palette Set- Photoset

Writing

30 Days of Writing Prompts- Text
Name Generators Masterpost- Links
Tips on Describing a Setting- Text

Clothes/Makeup

Print a Book On A Shirt- Photoset/Links
DIY Circle Skirt Generator- Text/Link
Hair Dye/Maintenance- Link
Clothing References Masterpost- Links

Food

Cake Batter Flavored Ice Cream From Bananas- Photoset

General/Other

Find/Make a Digital House Blueprint- Link
Designing Clear and Attractive Posters- Photoset/Text
How To Sort Through A Blog By Type- Text/Link
Find A Song By Humming It- Link
Types and Cuts of Knives- Photoset
How To Make Gifs Masterpost- Links
What Glue To Use on Various Surfaces- Link
How To Get Cheap Textbooks- Text/Links
How To Remove Tourists from Travel Photos- Photoset
How Blood Works and Looks- Photoset

A Collection Of Books By Neurologist Oliver Sacks

If you’re interested in neuroscience or psychology, I’d highly reccomend any book by Oliver Sacks! I get asked a lot about books to read so you can also check out this video I made with my top 7 and this masterpost which includes websites where you can learn more!

1. Migrane

For centuries, physicians have been fascinated by the many manifestations of migraine, and especially by the visual hallucinations or auras- similar in some ways to those induced by hallucinogenic drugs or deliria–which often precede a migraine. Dr. Sacks describes these hallucinatory constants, and what they reveal about the working of the brain. 

2. Awakenings

Awakenings is the remarkable account of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen in a decades-long sleep, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of these individuals, the stories of their lives, and the extraordinary transformations they underwent with treatment.

3. The Island of The Color Blind

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands, and this book is an account of his work with an isolated community of islanders born totally colorblind.  He listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow.

4. Uncle Tungsten

A book about Sacks’ childood;  his discovery of biology, his departure from his childhood love of chemistry and, at age 14, a new understanding that he would become a doctor.

5. An Anthropologist on Mars

This book talks about 7 seemingly paradoxical neurological conditions: including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette’s Syndrome except when he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who has great difficulty deciphering the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior. 

6.  Seeing Voices

 A journey into the world of deaf culture, and the neurological and social underpinnings of the remarkable visual language of the congenitally deaf. Sacks writes “The existence of a visual language, Sign, and the visual intelligence that goes with its acquisition, shows us that the brain is rich in potentials we would scarcely have guessed of, shows us the almost unlimited resource of the human organism when it is faced with the new and must adapt.”

Biology

  • Biology
  • Creating a Race (2)
  • Creating Animals (2)
  • Disease (2)
  • Ecosystems (2)
  • Evolution (and Space)
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Genetics
  • Inventing Species
  • List of Legendary Creatures
  • Night Vision/Color Vision
  • People

Constructed Language (Conlang)

  • Basics/Phonology (2) (3)
  • Conlang
  • Conlang Guide
  • Conlang vs. English
  • Creating a Language (Revised)
  • Culture + Language
  • Curse Words
  • How to Create Your Own Language
  • How to Create a Language
  • IPA Pronunciation
  • Making Up Words

Culture Guides

  • 7 Deadly Sins
  • Alien Cultures (2)
  • Alternative Medieval
  • Avoiding Cultural Appropriation
  • Avoiding Medieval Fantasy (2)
  • Avoiding One-Note Worlds
  • Avoiding Utopia
  • Change (2)
  • Class/Caste System (2)
  • Culture
  • Designing Intellectual Movements
  • Everything (2) (3)
  • Fantasy
  • Gender-Equal Societies
  • Historical Background for Ideas (2)
  • History
  • Matriarchy (2)
  • Nationalism
  • Nations
  • Slavery
  • Static World
  • Structure
  • Wandering Peoples

Economy

  • Basic Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Currency (2) (3)
  • Current Global Economies
  • Economic Systems
  • Economics (1500-1800 AD)
  • Economics and Government
  • Economics for Dummies
  • Economy
  • Inflation
  • International Trade (2)
  • Marxist Communism
  • Medieval Economics
  • Schools of Economic Thought
  • Socialism (2)
  • Types of Economic Systems
  • World Economy (2)

Everyday Life

  • Art
  • Ceremonies
  • Clothing
  • Clothing Terminology (2) (3) (4)
  • Clothing Reference
  • Demographics
  • Disease
  • Drugs
  • Education (2)
  • Fame and Infamy
  • Family
  • Food (2)
  • Food Timeline
  • Immigration/Emigration
  • Literature
  • Marriage
  • Months
  • Music
  • Sex
  • Slang
  • Stories
  • Travel

Government

  • Collective/Traditionalist Societies
  • Creating a Government
  • Diplomacy
  • Empire (2)
  • Fancy Latin Names for Government
  • History and Politics
  • International Relations (2)
  • Justice System
  • Lawlessness
  • Non-monarchical (2) (3)
  • Oppressive Government
  • Political Ideologies
  • Propaganda
  • Republic
  • Rise and Fall of Civilizations
  • Secret Societies
  • Shapeshifter Society
  • Totalitarianism, Atmosphere Necessary For
  • Tribal Society
  • Types of Government
  • Utopia
  • Writing Politics

Keep reading

  • Daily spread
  • Time tracker
  • Weekly spread
  • Index
  • Monthly spread
  • Six-month future log
  • Yearly spread
  • Master to-do list
  • Five-year plan
  • Daily to-do list
  • Long- and short-term goals
  • Birthday list
  • Movies to watch 
  • Anniversary list
  • Music to listen to 
  • Addresses and phone numbers 
  • Books to read
  • Important websites to remember
  • Favorite poetry
  • Vehicle maintenance timeline and checklist 
  • Book reviews
  • Home maintenance timeline and checklist
  • Movie reviews
  • Cleaning routine
  • Habit tracker
  • Work history
  • Exercise log
  • Personal goals tracker 
  • Water tracker 
  • Menu and meal plan 
  • Future log
  • Debt payoff tracker
  • Doodle practice 
  • Income tracker
  • Resolutions page
  • Packing checklist
  • Headers and banners practice 
  • Journal writing prompts
  • Pen inventory 
  • Blog post ideas 
  • Favorite quotes
  • New vocabulary
  • Photos
  • Positive affirmations 
  • Memories
  • Random acts of kindness 
  • Travel plans
  • Random facts
  • Maps
  • Meditation tracker 
  • Pretty things
  • Vision board
  • Daily goals
  • Mood tracker
  • Prayer tracker
  • Stamps
  • Period tracker
  • Receipts
  • Instagram post planner 
  • Savings tracker
  • Mission statement 
  • Clothing price tags
  • Relaxation tracker 
  • Financial expenses tracker
  • 10 minute tasks 
  • Sleep log
  • Freezer inventory 
  • Flowers
  • Pantry inventory 
  • Leaves
  • Fridge inventory 
  • Money-saving tips 
  • Calorie tracker 
  • Gas mileage log
  • Healthy snack options 
  • Washi tape
  • Letter pages
  • Monthly budget
  • Constellation charts 
  • Glitter
  • Stress management pages
  • Lipstick kisses
  • Coloring pages
  • Dishes you want to cook
  • Doodle practices
  • Candy wrappers 
  • Eyeshadow samples 
  • Wrapping paper from gifts you’ve received
  • Random thoughts 
  • Step tracker
  • Daily reminders 
  • Recipes
  • To-do lists
  • Zentangles
  • Rants 
  • Weight tracker
  • Watercolor samples 
  • Makeup samples
  • Favorite Tumblr blogs 
  • Self-care activities list
  • Receipts 
  • Gratitude list
  • Movie tickets 
  • Style board
  • Concert tickets or stubs 
  • Calendar of academic due dates and events
  • Health pages
  • Last year’s achievements 
  • Password tracker
  • Blog stats tracker
  • Trip ideas
  • List of your favorite lyrics
  • Color schemes
  • List of your favorite songs
  • Favorite paintings 
  • Top ten favorite albums
  • Favorite artists 
  • Color schemes
  • Crafts to try
  • Questions you want the answers to
  • Selfies
  • Playlists
  • Photos of friends
  • Things you want to learn
  • A before-bed checklist
  • DIY project ideas
  • List of morning hacks
  • Grade tracker
  • 30-day challenges
  • Study tracker
  • Meal plans
  • Shopping lists
  • Gift ideas
  • Wish lists
  • Ticket stubs
  • Dream log
  • Things that make you happy
  • Bucket list
  • Financial goals

studyblr awards

hey hey hey! jo (@obsidianstudy) here!!
so i’ve got a little studyblr awards thingy for you guys in celebration of me hitting a lot of milestones recently, hehe!! (ノ´ з `)ノ<3

categories

  • sweetheart (nicest blogger)
  • happiness (most aesthetic blog)
  • amazing (best original content)
  • otherworldly (coolest theme)
  • intricate (awesomest url)
  • neat-o (best notes)
  • stunning (best planner/journal/etc)
  • reference (best masterposts)
  • bby (baby studyblrs)

rules

  • must be following me !!
  • must reblog this post! (likes are nice, but not necessary)
    • if your studyblr is a side blog, mention your main in the tags!
    • if you have less than 1k followers, you can join the baby studyblrs category, just mention it in the tags!

awards + prizes 

  • a masterpost of your choice
  • a graphic made of your choice (according to your specifications)
  • an aesthetic / moodboard / blog rate thing???
  • my absolute adoration and eternal friendship!!
  • a spot on my awards page / promo page
  • a calligraphy/typography thing dedicated to you (can say anything you want, color, etc.)
  • anything else i can offer, basically tbh

this ends march 31, 2017!
thanks for joining, guys, and i hope you all have fun!  (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

LGBTQI Muslims on Tumblr

I made this post because of [this] lovely anon. I had a lot of fun talking to you all and thank you to everyone who replied to my msgs and thank you for agreeing to be on this list! I hope you know how amazing and helpful that is for LGBTQAI Muslims who think they are alone. Special thanks to leighcuen & allahmademequeer for sharing the Queer Muslims Masterpost with me xx

LGBTQI Muslims:

  1. afghanalgorithm
  2. forever-untill-theend
  3. middleeasternlesbian
  4. swagyoulater
  5. biculturalist  
  6. malumelon
  7. 40secondstovenus  
  8. reasonsaresimple
  9. a-view-so-cruel
  10. gayjasmine
  11.  darkmixedpale
  12. i-dare-to-dream
  13. 2am-hurricanes
  14. yasmine69soliman
  15. myheartisstrongerthanever
  16. @spaceprism
  17. croissanted
  18. allahmademequeer
  19. academiqueer (recently converted to Islam)
  20. theunbreakablexvx
  21. princessmiakitten
  22. life-is-my-playstation
  23. immortal-euphoria
  24. polysymorous 
  25. zahhaked
  26. postrhythmicarabesque
  27. @shiroshakar
  28. erythrophyll 
  29. hippiehijabi
  30. mohammad-hegazy
  31. tagyo
  32. ishtar-siduri
  33. xrgxsmic
  34. priorincantatems
  35. r-radishspirit
  36. oshondavalwa
  37. yourunlikelyhero
  38. photoloverex
  39. howgayami
  40. @thisfitna
  41. aesorybur
  42. qalbee
  43. chirikli
  44. schakira
  45. allhalethespark
  46. kickingsigns
  47. themindislimitless
  48. whatamievensaying
  49. bows-n-beanies
  50. saddned
  51. xochilpilli
  52. whimslcott
  53. takemetoheaven77
  54. courtney-lamonte
  55. maskrosprins (Transgender)
  56. oualidali
  57. jank-homme
  58. tradeyouforchaai
  59. queerhijabi
  60. arosemorose (converted to Islam)
  61. hordanian
  62. thatalainlesbo
  63. angelslustdevils
  64. vanillasweets
  65. for-cryingg-out-loud
  66. elleandsaphina (blog run by an adorable couple. One is Muslim)
  67. haramdaddy
  68. twelvewhispersandbooks
  69. samwinchestrash
  70. unconventionalmuslim
  71. not-your-average-lesbian
  72. voguedemigod
  73. angrymeninist
  74. pierre-anthon 
  75. dragonsandmisandry
  76. frostd-snow
  77. eats-basics-for-breakfast
  78. @racistpikachu
  79. @novennber
  80. negelirelden
  81. if4rted
  82. croatsandbosniansandserbsohmy
  83. flowerofstone
  84. dis-clarity 
  85. justimagine-4 
  86. @tapeddreams
  87. @h-o-t-and-bothered (trans revert)
  88. @muslimlesbians
  89. @absentzindagi
  90. rosestem
  91. deadconscious
  92. @emmaizwaf
  93. @whxt-a-life
  94. @queerlysad
  95. couragemurieleustace
  96. thegamesthatplayedus
  97. whowantsbongripsandcoffee
  98. @livelifesimple9188
  99. @redsurvivor
  100. @queerlypalestinian
  101. @glxxmyplvme
  102. ausernameisuseless
  103. @psychicghostninja
  104. @otsuchigumo
  105. @rainbowsonmyway
  106. @chatta77
  107. @blushingvoid
  108. @deitygaze
  109. @5ullen
  110. @ssarahteaandbooks
  111. @minamina0013
  112. @downworllders
  113. @myeongwol
  114. @ciyaalsuuqad
  115. http://rainbowredo.tumblr.com/
  116. @rteou666
  117. http://lunaetstellas.tumblr.com/
  118. @minalesca
  119. @raz-the-dreamer
  120. @splashofcolorinaseaofgray
  121. @imitationknife
  122. http://aliveria.tumblr.com/
  123. @danny–phandom
  124. @amalkeyf
  125. http://firdo0s.tumblr.com/
  126. https://maloneyofnepa.tumblr.com/
  127. @mangostans
  128. @petite–girl
  129. @pakistans
  130. wolfwithpostivevibes
  131. @iimr-spockii
  132. @amalkeyf
  133. @desert-lesbian
  134. @iamzahraa-inari
  135. @hijabikathy
  136. @tinyfigner
  137. @batgrrrl
  138. @rnanon
  139. lukegaroways
  140. @really-bruh
  141. @drami
  142. tobearaconteur
  143. @pakgaystani
  144. @lamarea
  145. @firetomypride
  146. @enrevant-desailes
  147. @deathhcattforcutie
  148. @dsm-v
  149. @toabetterlife
  150. @jurassicbird
  151. @punkiepandaxoxo
  152. @ace-deuce-bi
  153. @potatoatheart
  154. @seriously-get-alife
  155. @mechalexa
  156. @youawakenedme 
  157. @miraculousmiral
  158. @rajny + @trans-muslim
  159. @kiss-of-beauty
  160. @iaintyourstosave
  161. @yasminezeunicorn
  162. @fuxxkking
  163. @rainbowmuslim 
  164. @mangosnbluntz
  165. @ace-space-princess 
  166. @thatnonblonde
  167. @rapturedinfreedom
  168. @tataranutas
  169. @t0mbrxider
  170. @archeozoic
  171. @n7abek
  172. @sherrizoldyk
  173. @tele-vision

and of course there’s me, arabiandyke. if you are an LGBTQIA Muslim/ah and would like to be added to this list please msg me xx

Blogs for LGBTQI Muslims:

  1. queerabs (Run by two Muslim Lesbians)
  2. trans-muslims
  3. youknow-youreaqueermuslim-when
  4. queermuslims
  5. @tawseet-al-sharq (Supports & promotes LGBTQI/Arab Artist, send your art to him!)
  6. arablgbtq (Support all arab lgbts from all faiths)
  7. saudilgbt 
  8. queersoflevant 
  9. @lgbtqafghans

Posts you can refer to:

Queer Muslim Masterpost

NOTE: This post was created on April 24, 2015. Last update was in June 31, 2017

victorian-enjolras  asked:

yo please teach me about oscar wilde i really wanna get into him but i dont know where to start

oh boy have you come to the right place!!!! let me tell you about this man!!! 

this is probably my favourite picture of him because of his expression… i mean how is that not universally relatable…

Crash Course Biography:

  • Oscar marries his wife Constance in 1884, had 2 kids & decided he didn’t actually like her all that much & i’m like 70% sure they never had sex after kid #2
  • 1886 Robbie Ross (light of my life) turns up & is unabashedly homosexual - most people attribute Robbie as the one to bring Oscar to the Side of Gay.
  • Oscar struts about town, living a life that Henry Wotton would wholeheartedly advocate. He assumes the role of a ‘dandy’ - think flamboyance from every angle & add some frills. This was cool for him as it wasn’t seen as synonymous with being gay, just being a dramatist. 
  • 1891 is when Lord “Bosie” Douglas turns up & introduces Oscar to more gay stuff & more illegal stuff like weed & brothels & prostitution 
  • 1894 is when Bosie’s dad finds out about their relationship, flips out & takes Oscar to court for being illegally gay in 1895 :(
  • 1895 Oscar counters the charge by saying the case was unfounded (it totally wasn’t, he really did have a lot of sex) & whilst his epigrams / wit won him initial support, it all went downhill quite quickly. there’s another 2 trials for Oscar whilst all his friends pack up & get out of England (Robbie breaks into Oscar’s house upon request & packs up some of Oscar’s stuff, then legs it out to Paris) 
  • I think that the judge doesn’t even let Oscar have any last words in court i mean is that not the most heartbreaking, soul crushing thing you can do to this man 
  • Oscar does his sentence of 2 years hard labor in prison & gets hit in the head / ear - this injury & botched treatment is to be the cause of his death
  • He goes to Paris under exile & as far as I can gather lives with Robbie’s help but spent a lot of the time rejecting his help too. Also Oscar tries to live with Bosie again but both of their families are having exactly none of that behavior.
  • Oscar dies in Paris at the age of 46

Works:
Importance of Being Ernest is the 1st work of Oscar’s I read & I have never looked back. it’s short & sweet & hysterically funny, the humour is in no way dated & I love it
Picture of Dorian Gray please read this book as I have read it more than 7 times now & I need someone to rhapsodise about this with. It’s honestly a brilliant book with a totally cool plot & 3 fascinating characters (3 guesses who my fave is…it’s basil… it’s always basil)
The Ballad of Reading Gaol is the last work Oscar created before his death, & it’s about the harsh reality of prison & honestly I cry just because of the context
The Happy Prince & Other Tales so, my parents used to read these to me as a kid & like…is it really any wonder i love Oscar Wilde so much…I really honestly adore these stories!! 

Films:
Wilde (1997) Stephen Fry has been my standard image for Henry Wotton but he does make a damn good Oscar & also Michael Sheen as Robbie Ross is everything
Dorian Gray (2009) now…i have to admit i haven’t watched this but with all things considered i think i’m slightly justified in that due to the blatant disregard of Dorian’s descriptions in the book

Articles / other things to check out!!
queerhistoryproject has 2 great articles on Oscar here & here!! 
An article on Dorian Gray which is great 
This article explains a bit about where Oscar was coming from in the whole ‘aestheticism’ movement!!
And if you’re really keen (like me) there’s this one on Ernest 

I’ll cut my info dump off here - it seems like an ok place to stop! I’ll probably make more posts about Oscar-related things & any lit revision that I think might be useful to put up on this blog? I hope you enjoy the crash-course in Oscar Wilde & that this is all somewhat useful!! :]

If you're writing a d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Character . . .
  • Deafness and being Hard of Hearing encompasses a wide range of hearing loss, and d/Deaf/HoH people communicate in different ways. Whether a person sees themselves as deaf or Hard of Hearing is a very individual thing. Being deaf does not mean you can hear no sound at all, and very few people have this level of hearing loss. The distinction between deaf and Deaf is that deafness is an audiological condition, while being Deaf is a cultural and personal identity based on shared experience, language, and history. Not all d/Deaf/HoH people know sign language, and may use a variety of methods to communicate, which may change given the situation or whether they are speaking to another d/Deaf/HoH person or a Hearing person.
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants are not like “glasses for your ears.” For the vast majority of people who need vision correction, glasses or contacts can help them see just as well as people who don’t need correction. But hearing aids aren’t like glasses–magnification of a sound doesn’t work in the same way as magnification of an image. Cochlear implants can help someone with severe hearing loss hear, but the hearing these implants provide is completely different from what a Hearing person experiences. These devices merely help a person with hearing loss hear better than they could without them, and what that means varies quite a bit from person to person. In addition, not everyone gets much help from these devices, and many people are not good candidates for cochlear implants or find them controversial.
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants do not make a d/Deaf/HoH person Hearing. As soon as the person takes out their hearing aids or other assistive device, the challenges associated with their hearing loss are just as they were before. People don’t generally wear their hearing aids or the outer portion of cochlear implants all the time. This could mean they only take them out to sleep and shower, or it could mean that they only wear them when they most need them. When a person is wearing them, they are still deaf/HoH, and will likely still experience problems associated with that.
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing people often hear better in different situations, and hearing loss varies widely between d/Deaf/HoH people. People who are d/Deaf/HoH may hear better in small group situations, when their conversational partner is facing them, and may have trouble with certain frequencies of sound more than other frequencies. For example, they made have trouble understanding conversational speech because most of their hearing loss is high frequency, but be able to hear lower pitched sounds with less difficulty. Other factors that can impact a d/Deaf/HoH person’s ability to hear something include crowded places with lots of background noise and walking on narrow sidewalks where their conversational partner is walking in front of them and facing away. 
  • Lipreading isn’t easy or accurate. Lipreading can help a d/Deaf/HoH person understand what is being said, but it’s not easy and many people either cannot do it or aren’t that good at it. Lipreading works best when good lighting is available, the speaker enunciates clearly and does not mumble, and is facing the lipreader. Even people who are skilled at lipreading will still struggle with understanding what is being said, and have to use clues about context and word order to piece together speech. This can be exhausting to do constantly, and generally isn’t enough on it’s own. Not understanding what the people around you are saying can be very isolating.
  • Sign language isn’t a visual form of English, and there isn’t just one sign language. American Sign Language is not a a way to speak English with your hands. ASL has distinct rules that do not correspond to English grammar, and ASL does not correspond to the geographic locations where English is spoken. American Sign Language and British Sign Language are distinct, not mutually-intelligible languages, and there are many others around the globe. If your Deaf character grew up and lives in Russia, they probably use Russian Sign Language, not American.
  • You don’t need to write out the gestures and motions of a character speaking who’s speaking sign language. If your character is communicating in sign language, you may not be sure how to best transcribe what they are saying. Some people will translate the speech into English and italicize it to show that it is a translation. Some people will communicate the meaning of what was being said, rather than writing out any explicit dialogue. But trying to write out the actual physical gestures and adequately describe what a sign or string of signs looks like is just unwieldy and is rarely as clear as you think it is. Not only is this frustrating for actual users of the particular sign language, but most of the people reading your story are probably not going to be sign language users.
  • Avoid simultaneous communication in both vocal and signed language. Simultaneous communication, or sim com, is a system that people sometimes use, but it doesn’t actually make for very good communication. Hearing users of sim com will often forget to sign certain parts of what they are saying or will sign in the grammatical structure of the vocal language rather than the signed one, making their use of language inaccessible to the deaf/HoH person that they are trying to communicate with. Many deaf/HoH people cannot hear or struggle to hear vocal language, which means that they are getting no benefit from their conversational partner using both languages.

WRITER LIFE

  • Tips on Getting Started
  • Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
  • 7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
  • Why Writers Must Read
  • 4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
  • Improve Your Paras
  • How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer
  • How’s My Driving?
  • Writing Lessons
  • Improve Your Writing Habits Now
  • 10 Writing Tips
  • Advice for Young Writers
  • Speed Up Your Writing
  • 5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
  • How to be Confident in Your Writing
  • Breaking Writing Habits
  • Writing Better Than You Normally Do
  • How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers

Inspiration and Writer’s Block

  • 31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
  • Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block
  • Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging
  • Writing Inspiration, or Sex on a Bicycle
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Busting Your Writing Rut
  • Solve Your Problems Simply by Saying Them Out Loud
  • On Habits

MUSIC

  • Coffitivity
  • August Ambience
  • Rainy Mood
  • Forest Mood
  • Simplynoise
  • Soundrown
  • Iserenity
  • Nature Sound Player
  • Mynoise
  • Music For Writers

SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Research Organization

  • A.Nnotate
  • Bubbl.Us 
  • Evernote
  • Freemind
  • The Literary Machine
  • Xmind
  • Mindmeister
  • Zoho Creator
  • Storyboard Template
  • Scrivener
  • Zotero
  • New Novelist
  • Realtimeboard

Family Trees

  • Family Echo
  • Genealogy
  • Legacy Family Tree Maker
  • Family Tree Builder
  • Xy Family Tree

Editing

  • Paper Rater
  • Autocrit
  • Pro Writing Aid
  • Cliche Finder
  • Editminion
  • Grammarly 

Writing 

  • Open Office
  • Calligra
  • Script Frenzy
  • Abiword
  • My Writing Nook
  • Zohodocs
  • Atlantis Nova
  • Jdarkroom
  • Lit Lift
  • Zenwriter
  • Ywriter5
  • Jarte
  • Storybook
  • Hiveword
  • Bighugelabs
  • Q10
  • Writer’s Cafe
  • Treepad Lite
  • Now Novel
  • Google Docs

Timeline Makers

  • Time Toast
  • Interactive Timeline
  • Preceden
  • Tiki Toki
  • Time Glider
  • Timeline Maker
  • My Timeline
  • Timeline Js
  • Timeline Generator 
  • X Timeline
  • Our Story
  • Dipity
  • Meograph

FORUMS, BOARDS, COMMUNITIES 

  • Fictionpress (Fanfiction.Net’s Original Fic Counterpart)
  • Figment 
  • Wattpad
  • Archive Of Our Own (Mainly Fanfic)
  • Bbc English Literature Message Board
  • Scribophile
  • Writer’s Cafe
  • Writing Community: Writer’s Workshop
  • Book Country
  • Greatwriting
  • Flickspin
  • Writing.Com

WRITING BLOGS

  • The Creative Penn
  • Jeff Goins
  • Write To Done
  • Writer Unboxed
  • The Writers Alley
  • Writer’s Digest

RESEARCH 

Culture

  • Culinary Post 1: Foraging And Food Sourcing.
  • Indian Names And Their Meanings
  • Update: Culutral Appropriation Do’s And Don’ts
  • Geography Post 1: Rational Impacts.
  • Geography Post 2: Cartography (Part 1)
  • Muslim Names And Meanings
  • Geography Post 2: Cartography (Part 2)
  • Primary Sources On Ancient Civilizations
  • Other Cultures
  • Clothing, Fashion And Art Post 1: Styles And Materials.
  • Clothing, Fashion And Art Post 2: Textile Technology.
  • Culinary Post 2: Food Cultures
  • Additional Information Post 3: Divination And Fortune-Telling.

Terminology

  • Fashion Terminology
  • Victorian Dialogue
  • 20’s Slang
  • Glossary of partner dance terms
  • English Slang
  • Ballet Terms

Mental Illness

  • Mental Illness
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Kleptomania
  • Psychiatric Hospital
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder

Crime

  • Mob Mentality
  • How Street Gangs Work
  • Street Gang Dynamics
  • Black Market Information

Survival

  • Limits Of The Human Body
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Guide
  • How To Build A Shelter
  • 5 Basic Survival Skills
  • Basic Survival Medicine: Wounds
  • How To Pick A Lock
  • Life After a Heart Attack
  • How To Make A Fire
  • Information On Burns
  • How To Find Water In The Wild

Self-Defence And Fighting

  • Fighting And Self Defence
  • Fighting Scenes
  • Problems With Fighting Scenes
  • Every Type Of Fight Scene
  • Fantasy Battle Scenes

Death

  • Stages Of Decomposition
  • Realistic Death Scenes
  • Death Scenes
  • How Bodies Decompose
  • How to escape after being buried alive in a coffin.
  • What Happens When A Person Dies
  • What Happens When You Kill A Man With An Erection

Body Language

  • Body Language Cheat Sheet
  • Importance Of Body Language
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Body Language Of Flirting
  • Tips For Writers: Body Language
  • Flirting 101
  • Body Language: Mirroring

GENERATORS 

Names

  • Us Census Name Generator
  • Fake Name Generator
  • Random Name Generator
  • Quick Name Generator
  • Fantasy Name Generator
  • Random Rpg Name Generator
  • Fictional Characters Name Generator
  • Character Name Generator For Creative Writers

Plots

  • Quick Story Idea Generator
  • Short Story Starter
  • Plot Scenario Generator
  • Script Frenzy’s Plot Machine
  • Quick Story Generator
  • Dramatic Scenes
  • Plot Bank
  • Science Fiction Plot Generator
  • Random Plot Generator
  • Step-By-Step Story Plot Generator
  • Story Spinner
  • Story Kitchen

Prompts

  • Creativity Portal Prompts
  • Prompt Generator Lists
  • Creative Writing Prompts
  • Story Starting Sentences
  • Masterpost Of Writing Execrises
  • Writers Block?

NOVELS

  • Getting A Story Idea
  • Start Your Novel Already!
  • Planning The Book
  • Plotting The Book
  • Outlining Your Novel
  • Why First Chapters Matter
  • Your Novel Blueprint
  • Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
  • How To Write A Novel
  • How To Increase Your Daily Word Count From 2k To 10k
  • Writing First Paragraph
  • Writing Chapter One
  • Writing Chapter Two
  • When To End Chapters
  • Chapter Length
  • Book Length
  • Formatting a Manuscript
  • Series Vs. Standalones
  • Writing a Blurb

 ROMANCE

Sex

  • Things Smut Writers Should Know
  • Write a Blowjob/Prepping for Smut
  • How to Write a Sex Scene
  • A Smut Guide
  • Domination and Submission
  • Smut - The Bare Bones
  • 3 Secrets to Writing Sex
  • Smut Guide: For Beginners
  • Writing Love Scenes
  • Casual Sex
  • 20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes
  • Making Love
  • A Guide to Language in Smut
  • Lesbian Smut
  • How to: Write a First Time Sex Scene Romantically
  • On Love And Sex
  • Tips on Writing Sex Scenes
  •  Smut (For Virgins)
  • All That Sex!

Kissing

  • Kissing
  • Writing Out the First Kiss
  • How to Write a Kissing Scene: Valentine Edition
  • How to: Write a Kiss (2)
  • Different Types of Kisses
  • How to Write a Kiss?

WORLD BUILDING

  • Eplans 
  • Planet Maker 
  • Timeanddate 
  • Roomsketcher 
  • Average Weather Settings
  • Apocalypses
  • World Building 101
  • Bringing Settings To Life
  • Creating A Believable World
  • Mapping A Fictional World
  • Mapping Your World
  • Religion In Setting
  • Fractal World Generator 
  • Creating A City From Scratch

PLOT

  • 25 Ways To Plot, Plan, And Prep Your Story
  • Creating A Compelling Plot
  • Plot and Conflict
  • How To: Write A Quality Plot
  • What is Conflict?
  • Plot vs. Exposition
  • Components Of Your Plot Page
  • The Elements of Plot Developmen
  • The Snowflake Method
  • Your Plot, Step by Step
  • Basics Of Writing A Plot
  • How To: Create A Plot Outline In 8 Steps
  • Writing a Plot Your Own Way
  • Writing Up A Plot
  • Guide To Plotting
  • The Top Ten Plotting Problems
  • How To: Write A Plot In 12 Steps
  • Eight Unique Plot Ideas
  • Adding Conflict to Your Scenes
  • Beginning And End, But No Middle!

CHARACTERS

How To

  • Backstories
  • Writing An Attractive Character
  • Effective Supporting Characters
  • Minor Characters
  • Creating Believable Characters
  • A Flirtatious Character
  • How to write Disabled Characters
  • Writing A Character Who Has Lost Someone Important
  • Writing A Bitchy Character
  • Character Under The Influence Of Marijuana
  • Writing Rich Characters
  • Make Your Characters Better
  • Pansexual Character
  • Writing Rebellious Characters
  • Writing A Character Based On Yourself
  • Eccentric Intelectual Character
  • Writing Vampires
  • An Indifferent Character
  • Writing A Character Who Self-Harms
  • Character With Night Terrors
  • Writing Child Characters
  • British Character
  • Make Your Character Special
  • Ballerina
  • Writing Convincing Male Characters
  • Writing A Drunk Character
  • Friends With Benefits Relationship
  • Writing Popular Characters
  • Writing A Character With Memory Loss
  • Writing A Female Bartender
  • Writing Villains
  • Writing Manipulative Characters
  • Writing A Feminist
  • Writing A Sociopath

Archetypes 

  • Villain Archetypes
  • The 12 Common Archetypes by Carl Golden 
  • Jung’s 16 Personality Types

Depth

  • Character Quirks
  • Celebrity Secrets
  • Addictions and Bad Habits
  • 16 Character Traits
  • 300 Possible Secrets to Give Your Characters

Questionnaires

  • Character Development Questions For Writers 
  • Character Questions 
  • Character Questionnaire 1 And 2  
  • Child Character Questionnaire 
  • Mbti Personality Test
  • Character Description
  • 100 Character Development Questions
  • Character Development Questionnaire
  • 30 Day Character Development Meme
  • Character Development Check List
  • Adult Character Questionnaire 
  • The Mother Of All Character Questionnaires
  • Character Questionnaire 
  • Character Outlines

Names

  • Popular Baby Names In 1930
  • Popular Baby Names In 1945
  • Top 100 Names In England And Wales In 1924
  • Top 100 Names In England And Wales In 1934
  • Top 100 Names In England And Wales In 1944
  • 1000 Most Popular Victorian Names
  • Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide
  • Victorian Darlings - British Baby Names
  • 7 Rules For Picking Names
  • Character Names
  • Popular Baby Names In 1924
  • English Surnames
  • Dutch Surnames
  • Spanish Surnames
  • Scottish Surnames
  • German Surnames
  • Italian Surnames
  • Irish Surnames
  • French Surnames
  • Scandinavian Surnames
  • Welsh Surnames
  • Jewish Surnames
  • Surnames By Ethnicity
  • Most Common Surnames In The USA
  • Most Common Surnames In Great Britain
  • Most Common Surnames In Asia

EDITING AND REVISION

Reference Materials

  • Dictionary.Com
  • Thesaurus.Com
  • Oxford Dictionary
  • Spanish Dictionary
  • Medical Dictionary
  • Your Dictionary
  • Botanical Dictionary Of Plants And Flowers
  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online
  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  • Rhymezone — Rhyming Dictionary
  • Onelook’s Reverse Dictionary
  • Online Etymology Dictionary
  • Lexscripta - Dictionary Of Slang

How To

  • General Revision Tips
  • Cliché Finder
  • Reading What You’ve Wrote So Far
  • Synonyms For Common Words
  • Urban Legends On Grammar
  • Common Grammar Mistakes
  • Proofreading
  • Three Self Editing Tips
  • Revising A Novel 

Synonyms

  • 25 Synonyms for ‘Expression’
  • How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words
  • Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket
  • Words Instead of Walk (2)
  • Other Ways to Say..
  • 300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words
  • List of Misused Words
  • Words for Sex
  • 100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
  • Transitional Words
  • Words to Use More Often
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’
  • Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’
  • Synonyms for Common Words
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’
  • The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’
  • Synonyms for ‘Wrote’
  • A Case Of She Said, She Said

Editing Services

  • Academic Edit
  • Firstwriter.Com
  • Editavenue
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Editing And Writing Service
  • Editor World
  • The Penn Group

Grammar

  • Grammar Girl
  • Common Errors In English Usage
  • Common Writing Mistakes
  • Grammar Handbook
  • A Guide on Punctuation
  • The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups
  • English Practice
  • Guide To Grammar And Style
  • Commonly Confused Adjectives
  • The Tongue Untied
  • Guide To Grammar And Writing
  • Hypergrammar
  • How To Use English Punctuation Correctly

PUBLISHING

Self-Publishing

  • Making Your Own Poetry Chapbooks
  • Content Models for Spreading Poetry on the Internet
  • The Future of Ink: Digital Publishing
  • Putting Your Poetry In Order: The Mixtape Strategy
  • Top 10 Digital Publishing Posts for 2013
  • DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative
  • Internet Poetry & Self Publishing
  • Making Chapbooks

Agents

  • 1000 Literary Agents
  • Agent Query
  • Preditors & Editors
  • Subscribe to Publisher’s Marketplace 
  • AAR (Association of Author Representatives)
  • US Literary Agents
  • Poetry & Writers Guide to Finding an Agent

Software

  • Scribus
  • PagePlus
  • Libre
  • Spring Publisher

Querying

  • Query Shark
  • Writer’s Digest Series on Writing Queries
  • Media Bistro 

Literary Magazines

  • How to Submit to Literary Magazines
  • AIM (America’s Intercultural Magazine)
  • Calliope
  • Cicada
  • Cricket 
  • Listen Magazine
  • Seventeen
  • Suddenly Lost in Words
  • Sucker 
  • YARN

Publishing

  • 25 STEPS TO BEING A TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR: LAZY BASTARD EDITION

ACADEMIC

General

  • The Five-Paragraph Essay
  • Using Punctuation Marks
  • Deadly Sins Checklist
  • Formatting Your Paper
  • Writing About Literature
  • Basic Essay
  • Revision Checklist
  • Planning And Organization
  • Editing And Proofreading
  • Latin Terms
  • Essay Structure
  • Tips On Introducing Quotes
  • Academic Writing Tips

Introductions

  • Introductory Paragraphs
  • Introductions
  • Writing An Introduction
  • Preparing To Write An Introduction
  • Introduction Strategies
  • The Introductory Paragraph
  • Writing Effective Introductions
  • In The Beginning
  • Introductions And Conclusions
  • The Introductory Paragraph
  • Writing Introductory Paragraphs
  • How To Write An Intro

Body Paragraphs

  • Paragraph Development And Topic Sentences
  • Transitions
  • Transitions
  • Transitions
  • Four Components Of An Effective Body Paragraph
  • Writing Paragraphs
  • Paragraph Development
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Strong Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Writing Body Paragraphs
  • How To Write Body Paragraphs
  • Writing The Body
  • Writing Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs That Defend A Thesis
  • How To Write Body Paragraphs
  • The Perfect Paragraph

Topic Sentences

  • Topic Sentences
  • Writing Topic Sentences
  • Topic Sentences
  • Topic Sentences
  • The Topic Sentence
  • Paragraphs And Topic Sentences
  • The Topic Sentence
  • Topics, Main Ideas, And Topic Sentences
  • Writing A Good Topic Sentence
  • Good Topic Sentences

Conclusions

  • Writing Effective Conclusions
  • Introductions And Conclusions
  • Conclusion Paragraphs
  • Conclusion Strategies
  • Conclusions
  • Tips For A Strong Conclusion
  • The Concluding Paragraph
  • Ending The Essay
  • Types Of Conclusions
  • Writing A Strong Conclusion
  • How To Write A Conclusion
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Guide To Conclusions

Thesis Statements

  • The Thesis Statement
  • Thesis Statements
  • Writing A Thesis Statement
  • Thesis Statement
  • Tips And Examples
  • Writing A Thesis
  • Writing The Thesis
  • How To Write Your Thesis
  • The Thesis
  • Thesis Statements
  • Guidelines For Writing A Thesis
  • Thesis Statements
  • Thesis
  • Thesis Statements
  • The Thesis
  • Create A Strong Thesis
  • How To Write A Thesis
  • Developing A Thesis
  • Guide To Writing Thesis Statements
  • Thesis Statements

Citing

  • When To Cite
  • Apa Documentation
  • Mla Documentation
  • Suggestions For Citing Sources
  • Research And Citation Resources
  • Citation Information
  • Mla Guidelines For Citing Poetry
  • Mla Style For Poetry
  • How To Format Your Paper

Argumentative Essays

  • Argumentative Essays
  • Argument
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Persuasive Or Argumentative Essays
  • Argumentative Essay
  • Argument/Argumentative
  • Argumentative Essays
  • How To Write A Good Argument
  • How To Write An Argumentative Essay
  • Writing Conclusions To Argumentative Essays
  • Argumentative Essay
  • Persuasive Essay Writing
  • Writing Concluding Paragraphs
  • Constructing The Argumentative Essay

Writing About Poetry

  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing About Poetry Q & A
  • Poetry Explications
  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing About Poems
  • Explicating A Poem
  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing A Thesis Paper About A Poem
  • How To Start A Poetry Introduction
  • Poetry Essay Structure
  • Poetry Explication

Expository Essays

  • Structure Of A General Expository Essay
  • Expository Essay Examples
  • Sample Expository Essay
  • Expository Writing
  • Expository Essay Model
  • Elements Of Expository Essays
  • Expository Writing Information
  • Expository Essays
  • Writing Expository Essays
  • How To Write An Expository Essay
  • Tips On Writing An Expository Essay
  • Expository Essays
  • Essay Map
  • Writing Expository Essays
  • How To Create A Strong Expository Essay
  • Expository Essay Writing
  • The Expository Essay

Research Papers

  • How To Write A Research Paper In Literature
  • Writing A Research Paper
  • The Research Paper
  • How To Write A Research Paper
  • Five Paragraph Research Paper
  • Sample Research Paper
  • Writing A Research Paper
  • Tips For A Research Paper
  • How To Write A Research Paper
  • Writing A Scientific Research Paper
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Research And Writing
  • Research Papers That Rock
  • How To Write An Effective Research Paper

College Application Essays

  • Application Essay Tips
  • Application Essays
  • Tips
  • 10 Tips
  • Application Essays
  • How To Write A College Application Essay
  • Tips For An Effective Essay
  • Do’s And Don’t’s
  • College Application Essay
  • How To Write A College Application Essay

Narrative Essays

  • Narrative And Descriptive
  • Narrative Essay Writing
  • The Personal Essay
  • Narrative Essays
  • Narrative Essays
  • Writing Narrative Essays
  • Narrative/Descriptive
  • Narrative Essay
  • Writing A Narrative Essay
  • Tips On Writing A Narrative Essay

MY WRITING MASTERPOST

I just have a lot of writing tips and masterposts and just stuff in my likes and I decided to put them all into this. All rights goes to the people who made them.

Cool Other Masterposts:

  • Writing Specific Characters
  • Writing References
  • Writing Masterpost
  • 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
  • The Ultimate Writing Masterpost

General:

  • The Official Ten-Step Guide to Becoming the Next Gatsby
  • The Periodic Table of Storytelling
  • Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips
  • 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)
  • The Importance of Body Language
  • Fashion Terminology
  • All About Kissing
  • Genre Help: Romance
  • 187 Mental Illnesses
  • Types of Mental Illness
  • Eye Color List
  • Spectral Groupings
  • 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
  • Copyright
  • 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 

Characters:

  • 10 days of Character Building
  • Name Generators
  • Name Playground
  • 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
  • Body Language Cheat
  • Body Language Reference Cheat
  • Tips for Writers: Body Language
  • Types of Crying
  • Body Language: Mirroring
  • 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!
  • Medieval Names Archive
  • Sympathy Without Saintliness
  • Family Echo (Family Tree Maker)
  • Behind The Name
  • 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
  • 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
  • Body Language Cheat Sheet
  • Creating Fictional Characters Series
  • Three Ways to Avoid Lazy Character Description
  • 7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters
  • 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?
  • Character Development: Virtues
  • Character Development: Vices
  • Character Morality Alignment
  • List of Negative Personality Traits
  • List of Positive Personality Traits
  • List of Emotions - Positive
  • List of Emotions - Negative
  • 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
  • Words for Emotions based on Severity
  • 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
  • Help on picking character names
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Apathy 
  • Autism
  • Someone Blind (2)
  • Cancer (2, 3)
  • Disability
  • Dyslexia
  • Muteness (2, 3)
  • Stutter
  • Actors
  • Ballet Dancer (2)
  • Christianity
  • Foreigners
  • Gamblers
  • Hinduism
  • Hitmen
  • Satanism
  • Smokers
  • Stoners
  • Taoism
  • Journalists
  • Vegetarians
  • Alcohol Influence (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Cocaine Influence
  • Ecstasy Influence (2)
  • Heroin Use
  • LSD Influence
  • Marijuana Influence (2, 3)
  • Opiate Use

Tips on Writing Dialogue:

  • It’s Not What They Say…
  • Top 8 Tips for Writing Dialogue
  • Speaking of Dialogue
  • The Great Said Debate
  • He Said, She Said, Who Said What?
  • How to Write Dialogue Unique to Your Characters
  • Writing Dialogue: Go for Realistic, Not Real-Life

Tips on Writing Point of View:

  • Establishing The Right Point of View
  • How to Start Writing in the Third Person
  • The I Problem

Style & Craft of Writing:

  • The literary “weak verb”
  • Do you have word tics?
  • Victoria’s Vitamins: vague descriptive words
  • Victoria’s Vitamins: mood
  • Breaking writing habits
  • Varying sentences
  • Describing colors
  • Sweetening up character description
  • Purple prose
  • Grammar is a tricksy thing
  • “Smartening” the language of your narrative
  • Building suspense and making readers sweat
  • A couple tips about description in fast-paced scenes

Content:

  • The story of exposition
  • 10 ways to hit your reader in the gut
  • Make your reader root for your main character
  • Make your reader hold their breath
  • What’s the big deal about intros?
  • A tip about description
  • The word count of your manuscript
  • Things that make me keep reading
  • Choosing ideas and endings
  • When to describe setting
  • Battling cliches
  • Is your story YA, NA, or adult?
  • When a plot isn’t strong enough to make a whole story
  • Flashbacks with multiple POVs
  • Bulking up your word count
  • Avoiding cliches
  • Conquer that opening line || response || discussion
  • Tips on revealing setting awesomely kind of
  • Deciding between different ideas for the same story 

Revision:

  • 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 

Plot, Structure, & Outline:

  • Writing A Novel Using the Snowflake Method
  • Effectively Outlining Your Novel
  • Conflict and Character Within Story Structure
  • Outlining Your Plot
  • Ideas, Plots and Using the Premise Sheets
  • How To Write A Novel
  • Creating Conflict and Sustaining Suspense
  • Plunge Right In…Into Your Story, That Is
  • Tips for Creating a Compelling Plot
  • 36 (plus one) Dramatic Situations
  • The Evil Overlord Devises A Plot: Excerpt from Stupid Plot Tricks
  • Conflict Test
  • What is Conflict?
  • Monomyth
  • The Hero’s Journey: Summary of Steps
  • Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes
  • Plotting Without Fears
  • Novel Outlining 101
  • Writing The Perfect Scene
  • One-Page Plotting
  • The Great Swampy Middle
  • How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
  • Create A Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps
  • How to Organize and Develop Ideas for Your Novel
  • Create Structure in your novel using index cards
  • Choosing the best outline method for you
  • Hatch’s Plot Bank

Setting & Making Your Own World

  • 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
  • Setting
  • 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

Helpful Tools & Software:

  • Tip Of My Tongue - Find the word you’re looking for
  • 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, Portable
  • 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

Grammer & Revision:

  • 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..
  • 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

Creativity Boosters:

  • *Creative Writing Prompts
  • *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
  • The Seven Major Beginner Mistakes
  • Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits
  • Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging
  • Random Book Title Generator
  • Finishing Your Novel
  • Story Starters & Idea Generators
  • Words to Use More Often
  • 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

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?

Motivation:

  • 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 

Writing an Application:

  • 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 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

Feel Good

The Dawn Room- Get and Receive kind words.

The Thoughts Room- Watch your thoughts dissolve into space.

The Quite Place- Escape the world for a bit.

It Will Be Okay- Get some words of reassurance.

Soundrown- Extremely relaxing white noise.

Virtual Shower- Take a Virtual Shower and Relax.

Calm down- Nice music and background to clam you down.

Weather- Control the weather from sunny with birds to a thunderstorm.

Snowy Mood- Listen to the soft crunching of snow.

Self Harm alternatives- Don’t hurt yourself, baby, try these.

Feel happy- 10 thins to do when you feel crappy.

Stressed?- 99 coping methods for stress.

Take a break- Do nothing for two minutes and listen to waves.

Having a Bad day?- Things to keep in mind when you are.

Angry?- then look at these cute animals.

Need a hug?- Just click on it, guys.

Make every thing Okay- Press a button and make it all okay.

Was Someone Mean?- “talk” to them and get it out.

Important Mental Health posts- Take a look at these, it’ll help.

Encouraging posts- These are what you need.

Hotlines- Listed in order of hotline.

Re-hydrate- Cute app that grows a plant when you drink water.

Mental Heath and coping- Huge masterpost on multiple disorders and abuse.

Cramps- Yoga for Period cramps.

Napping- When to and how long to nap.

Bad day?- List of cute things to do to f=make you feel better.

Self care- 25 self-care tips to help out.

Need a Compliment?- Get an Emergency Compliment.

Relax with Sea creatures- Have cute babies follow your mouse.

Comfort Box- Make a box for your bad days, and be prepared.

Cut this and not yourself- Click and drag across the screen.

Open a window

14,000 things to be happy about for .16 cents

Watch a randomized tree grow

Therapy Coloring printables

Sexuality Definitions

Tips to Fall Asleep Fast

How to get up in the Morning

Fake Self Confidence

My Friend Needs Help

Panic Attack- My friend is having a Panic Attack.

Self-Harm- My friend self-Harms.

Addiction- My friend is addicted to drug or another substance.

Eating Disorder- My friend has an Eating Disorder.

Suicide- My friend wants to kill them self.

Art

Color Collective- A collection of colors and photography.

Skintone Swatches- 2 great references for skin color.

Skin detail- Adding quick detail to skin.

Blending tutorial- Article and Video.

Concept Cookie- Huge collection of Concept art and tutorials.

Hair palette- Hair colors and mixes chart.

Draw the Booty- Mini tutorial or drawing the booty.

Clouds- Realistic clouds tutorial.

Bubbles- Look at these beauties.

Grass- Video tutorial on Grass.

Portrait- How to draw a portrait in Photoshop.

Lighting- An ADVANCED video on lighting in Photoshop.

Underwater- Beginners Underwater tutorial.

Color Zones- Color Zones of the face and head.

Eyes- Really basic eye tutorial and face sections.

Heels- Basic tutorial For drawing heels (shoes).

Self-taught Artist?- Try this website for tips you may not have known.

Hands- Really useful hand sculpture, first three aren’t hands, but keep going.

Poses- List of useful human poses and such.

Sitting Poses- Poses used for drawing sitting humans.

Understanding anatomy- Chart of Human Anatomy.

Great Pintrest Boards- inspiration, Ideas, Illustration, Draw, Fanart, Concept.

Lessons- FREE, i repeat FREE, art lesson websites!

Psychology of Color- Explanation and charts of color stuff.

Mixing skin tones- Mixing of multiple of colors and ways of skin tone.

Color palettes- make sure you get your colors right.

Contour and Highlights- C and H of the human face.

How to draw: Hoods- Quick tutorial on hood proportion and placement.

How to Draw: Boobs in a shirt- Really helpful do’s and don'ts.

How to Draw: Hair- Long and short beginner hair tutorial.

How to Draw: Cartoon Faces- Basic faces and eyes, nose, and mouth.

Face Placement- Easy to read face placement chart.

How to Draw: Cartoon Hands- Quick Gif tutorial.

Hot to Draw: Cartoon Mouths- Helpful gif for mouth stuff.

Expressions- Awesome Facial Expression chart.

How to Draw: Arms- Great gendered arm reference.

Clothing- Neat do’s and don'ts for clothes.

Hair- Basic hair styles and colors.

Eye- Nice eye drawings to go off of.

More Clothes- Literally Clothes for EVERYTHING.

Kissies- Face positioning and mouths and stuffs.

Programs- A ton of FREE art programs to draw with and such.

Pixels Galore- Beginner guide at pixel art.

Tutorial Masterpost- Huge masterpost on drawing stuff and things.

Glitch Effect- This Hella cool thing oh my gosh.

Draw your Hand in 3D

Writing (*Cracks Knuckles* My Specialty)

Falling Out of Love

Character building

Make your own family history

Plot a complex novel in a day

Punctuating Dialogue(English)

Tips for writing Smut

Naming Characters

Pixar’s Tips for writing a Story

Insecure about your Writing? Read this.

Make a Likable Protagonist

Character Motivations importance

Body Language

How to Write: Flashbacks

Is your Chapter Good?

How to Write: Action Scenes

Writing Multiple Point of Views

When not to Write(Important)

Constructive Comments

Writing a Series

Summaries

Subtle signs of Love

Are you ready to get Published?

Genera Characteristics

Is that Plagiarism? Better check!

Looking for that word?

Writing exercises

Illegal Information

Amazing Masterpost for writers reference

Fill your Journal up

Writer’s Block? Try this.

750 Words a Day

Fancy Last Names

Greek Mythology Database

Writing Jobs you may not have known about

School

Planner- Neat print-out planner.

Prioritize and Stick to it tips- studying tips and habits.

Manage Exam Anxiety

Apps to control Procrastination

Be a master Note Taker

Find the right place to Study

Study daily, don’t cram before the test!

Planning an Essay

Dealing with School related Stress

Effective Studying Techniques

Manage your Time

Reading and Researching

Google Citations

Googling Tips

When Study Breaking(Three)

How to: Pull an all-nighter

School Supplies Masterpost

Games

Orisinal- Absolutely adorable games to relax to.

Tetris

Make- Burgers, Ice Cream, Pancakes, Pizza, and Tacos.

Piano Keyboard

Adventure Time Princess Maker(Awesome)

Lots of Pokemon

Trivia Galore

Free Indie Games(that will occupy you for hours)

Make a squid(Mine is so cute)

Dress up game masterpost

Make awesome Sand art

Flow(Kinda like spore)

Fly Guy

Filler

Draw a stickman and go on an Adventure

Make some Plants

Coma(Really cute, Kinda confusing)

Alter Ego(This game is so amazing, Please play it)

Terrifying irl games

Akinator(Actual Magic)

Chain Reaction(addictive)

Silk Art

Space Invaders

Balance some stuff

Go through a maze with your mouse

Holy mother of Pacman

Surround the cat

Portal knockoff(But it’s still good)

Sticky blobs

Free Cards Against Humanity

Cookie Clicker

Free Plants Vs. Zombies

Neat Color Game

The End(Really Cool Platformer)

Machinarium(This is so amazing)

Psychological RPGs that mess with you

RPG Games with Description(all free)

One and One story

Vocabulary Game

Pretentious

I saw her standing there(It has Zombies, guys)

Hover

Paint a Nebula

Pointer Pointer(check it out)

Light and shadow thingy

Paint with some Fire

Infinite Line

Play with a Blob

Shakespearean insult generater(for some laughs)

Interactive Movie

Make awesome figurines and buy them

go for a walk, or run, or fly…

Get your anger out and have fun

Try and stop watching this

Music Catch 2

Choice of a Dragon

Online Lego Builder

100 Best Free PC Games

Jelly Cannon

Kaleidoscope spinny maker Thing

Impasse

Hungry Blocks

Hangman

Clothing

Ways to tie a scarf

Visual guide to a shitton of stuff

Vintage and Indie- 1 2 3 4 5

Punk/Grunge- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ten dollar Mall(where has this been all my life?)

Lily’s Boutique

Tons of Cat shirts

How to: Were X thing

Cheap and cute clothes(Sammydress)

Use the code “ThankU15” for 15% off

Flower Crowns

1015.com cute and cheap clothes

Cute, Cheap, and free shipping to the U.S

Lingerie under 5 dollars!

T-shirts all under 10$

Cute ass skirts under 10$

DressLink.com

Jewelry under 5$

Like 2$ Skeleton Tights

Skull sweatshirt for 20$

Lacey Thigh-highs for 2$

Cute Anti-Duck masks for 8$

6$ self defense Key Chain

Clothes from that TV show you liked

More Cute Ass leggings for 8$

Another Dust mask for 15$

Weird face Dust Mask(again) for 3$

Cool teeth printed Dust Masks for 5$

Red and Black under bust Corset For 18$

Just My size

Pastel Goth(Adorable asf)

How to thrift shop

Fitness

Lazy Girl Workout

Yoga poses at your desk

Ultimate Booty workout

27 Squat Variations

Back on fire, back workout

Easier Push-ups for people who can do zero(like me)

2 Minute Pre-Shower Routine

Increase Flexibility

Tighten your abs

Before you go to school or work yoga

Workout Ideas Masterpost

Yoga Masterpost

DIY spa

Face:

Blueberry Yogurt Mask

Cucumber and Parsley Mask

Mango aloe toner

Apple Honey Acne Facial

Indian Cleansing Milk for Oily skin

Lavender Oatmeal Mask

Avocado Facial Mask

Peppermint Lip Scrub

Sugar Lip Scrub

Hair:

Hair Color Booster

Protective Hair Mask

Hydrating Hair Mask

Avocado Hair Mask

Love Potion #9-Hair rejuvenation

Strengthening Hair Mask

Body:

Wake up Scrub

Dry Skin Creme

Almond Body Scrub

Sunburn Solution

Rose water body lotion

Feet:

Overnight Foot mask

Foot Soak

Cracked heel treatment

Beach Sand Scrub

Hand:

Hand Peel

Gardeners’ Hand Scrub

Lemon and sugar scrub

Lavender Hand Creme

Bath:

Homemade Bath Salts

Tea Balls

Tub Tea

Bath Fizzies

Neat ass Rose Water

Sage and Fennel Bath Melt

Bubble Bath Paint(Woah)

How To: Make your Own Bath Bomb

Extra:

How to: Hot Towel

Meditation- You can also go to your smarthphone’s app store and buy some guided mediation apps. Of course, you can always Google Meditation for Help.

Extras

Complete Text of Shakespeare’s plays

Read Any Book

Color based on the time

Some some books for .1 cents

Live Animal feeds!

The hobby masterpost

Watch a movie with an internet Friend

Pun Generator

How to: make a glitter jar

Masterpost of interesting Links

Masterpost of spooky stories

Look at 100,00 stars

Who do you write like?

Orca follows your mousse

Live porn search feed- seriously just click it

That spinny thing from when you were a kid

Check your Post Limit

Open Sea Cam

How to: Origami

Sleep calculator

Cute OTP things

How to: Blanket Nest

So many Documentaries

Adventure Time Masterpost

Wind currents of the earth RIGHT NOW(Really Neat)

Click to make rectangles

Listen to Wikipedia getting Edited

Acrobots(so much fun)

Cheap fidget toys- good for anxiety

Cheap ass books

Cool Fact Generater

Find Reaction Gifs(three)

One second on the Internet

Make a note that will self destruct after read

Make your Dream Home

Puppy licks you screen

NoSleep Reddit Forum

Urban Legends

Cheap posters

Dots move to your mouse

Buy your own groceries, you chair

How to: GROW THE FUCK UP

Make your Pens as Beautiful as you are

How To: Not even give a Fuck

Funny Bloopers- 1 2 3

Crafts Gone Horribly Wrong

99 Life Hacks

How much of X food/drink would it take to end you?

How to: Pick the Perfect Video Game

How things have changed since you were Born

Have an out of Body Experience Tips

A Washcloth Getting Wrung out in Space

You can Actually Beat Snake 

Food

Ramen Noodle Recipes:

Ramen Noodle Stir fry

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chili-Cheese Ramen

Egg drop Ramen

Spinach and Ramen

Ramen Spaghetti

Ramen Alfredo

Ramen n’ Cheese

Stuff in a mug:

Cheesy Eggs

Cheese and broccoli eggs

Mac n’ Cheese

Meatloaf

Nutella Cake

Cheesecake

Brownie

Chocolate Chip Cookie

More:

Potato

Corn on the Cob

Scalloped Potatoes

White Rice

Fried Rice

Baked Potato

Chicken Casserole

Garlic Chicken

Chicken Soup Casserole

Soft Chicken Tacos

Microwavable Pancakes

no-bake energy bars

vegan french toast

banana pops breakfast wrap

vegan pancakes

spinach and eggs  

baked eggs with red sauce and greens

honey butter chicken biscuits chocolate waffles  

pizza omlette

cinnamon sugar french toast sticks  

cheesy bagels whole wheat greek yogurt pancakes  

pizza bites

parsely pesto pasta stuffed aubergine boats

sausage and mushroom risotto  

tortilla soup deep dish chocolate chip cookie  

crab cakes blue cheese drop biscuits

coconut chicken soup  

cowboy steaks

asparagus white bean pesto pasta  

spice up your hot chocolate  

butterbeer recipe 100 cal snacks  

sweet potato fries

peanut butter milkshake  

strawberry banana ice cream  

cinnamon carrot chips with honey yogurt dip  

parmesan roasted broccoli  

greek salad skewers dressed up popcorn buffalo chicken dip  

baked apple chips fried sweet plantains

coconut milk whipped cream  

zuccini + cheese  

fruit dip  

ice cream sandwich  

magic cocoa recipe

triple chocolate mousse cake

cake batter ice cream  

mini chocolate chip muffins  

easy baked doughnuts  

chocolate pie  

almond joy smoothie milkshake  

raw strawberry cheesecake white chocolate mousse cupcake  

toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies

cinnamon rolls (gluten free)  

mini pumpkin cheesecakes more cupcakes  

red velvet chocolate swirled brownie bars chocolate and pomegranate cake

Make-Up

Brushes:

Face Brushes

Eye Brush cheat sheet

Brush 101

Sponges and uses for ‘em

Face:

Routine Flow Chart

Even Skin tone

Contour your Face Shape

Right Blush for your Skin tone

Applying Liquid Foundation

How to use Concealer

Eyes:

Tips for the Smokey Eyes

How To: Winged Eyeliner

Bridal Eye Makeup

Fall Makeup Ideas

Perfect Smokey for your Eye Shape

Mascara Hacks

How to: Mascara

Using Mascara as Eyeliner

How To: Apply False Lashes

Eyebrow:

Grooming and Shaping Tutorial

Tips and Tricks 101

Eyebrow Tutorial(more)

7 Tips

Lips:

Nude Lipstick Guide

MAC Lipstick Dupes

The Red Lip Rule Book

17 Perfect Lips Tips

Perfect Pin for your Skin Tone

Perfect Orange for your Skin Tone

Ten Commandments of Lipstick

Do’s and Don’ts of Dark Lipstick

Some YouTube Tutorials:

Pixiwoo

Tanya Burr

Katerina

Lauren Curtis

MsRosieBea

Zoellas

CutiePieMarzia

Michelle Phan

MakeupbyCamilla2

Hair

Your Probably Washing it Wrong?

Longer, Thicker, And Sexier Hair

The Perfect Ponytail

Lazy Girl Hairstyles

5 Updo Hairstyles

29 Inspiring Hairstyles

Perfect Messy Bun

Ways to Braid

Three Braid Updo

no heat curls

straight hair with no heat

5 hairstyles for medium hair

5 ways to wear a beanie

Crafts (May have overdone this a bit)

Homemade Crayon Lipblam

Tissue Paper Flowers

Cloud Nightlights

Calm Bottle

Jellyfish in a jar

Craft on a Low Budget

Crochet for Beginners

Knitting for Beginners

Free Knitting Patterns

10 Other Uses for Nail Polish

DIY rainbow welcome Mat

BOMB ASS FUCKING NAILS

Make your own Rock Candy

Unicorn Fart Vials

Tabletop Ice Hockey

Origami Paper Nesting Cats

Pixie Dust Pendent

Sparkly ass silly putty

Birthday Candle Crown

Glow in the Dark Water Balloons

Felt wire Crown

Oceanic Crafts

Sail Ice Cubes

Pipe cleaner Princesses

Origami Blinking Eye

Diamond Pipe Cleaner Tutorial

Melted Snowman Ornament

DIY Mustaches- One and Two

DIY Desktop Sandbox

DIY Glitter Tattoos

Hairstyle Doll with growing/shortening Hair

Googly Eye Flip Flops

Lunch bag Drawings

Pom Pom Necklace

Wooden Gem Illusion

Bread Tag Monsters

Cardboard Loom(I’ve done this and can definitely say to try it)

Blessing Bag

Tin Can Lanterns

Leak-Proof Water Blob

20 Uses for Cupcake Liners

Hanging String Balls

Make Stuff Out of Cereal Boxes

Turn an Old Hardcover Book into a Notebook 

Quizzes

What Kind of Nerd are You?

Are you more like Sam or Dean Winchester

Adventure time Character based on Diet

What LEGO Movie Character are you?

What Makes you Hot?

Can we Guess your Favorite Color?

What Teen Titan are you?

What Big Hero 6 Character are you?

Which Invader Zim Character are you?

Which Scooby-Doo Character are you?

Which Titanic Character are you?

Which Full House Character are you?

Which Walking Dead Character are you?

Which Grey’s Anatomy Character are you?

What do People Always Underestimate About you? 


I’ll Update as often as I can with new stuff so stay tuned! 

-Deks

Yes, everybody I know there are no links! Tumblr updated one day and they just disappeared! Sadly, this was a great master post but that’s the end of that!
ACT Tips, Tricks and Strategies

GENERAL TIPS:

  • ANSWER EVERYTHING. ACT doesn’t penalize you for wrong answers. I repeat, THERE IS NO PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS. You’ve got nothing to lose, so guess if you don’t know it! 
  • If the proctor gives the 5 minute warning and you’re not finished, go through and mark an answer for all of the remaining questions. Then go back and figure out all of the questions you have time for and change the answer if needed. This way, you aren’t stuck with blank questions when time is up. 
  • Watch the clock! Time is key. 
  • Write in the test booklet. Mark what you are trying to find, underline stuff, mark on the graphs, etc. 

Science

  • You have roughly 5 mins for each passage
  • The last question for each passage is always the hardest 
  • If you don’t know it, don’t spend too much time on it. Move on. 
  • There are 3 types of passages:
    • Data Representation (there are roughly 3-4 per test)
      • questions based on a diagram, table, picture, etc.
    • Research Summary (2-4 per test)
      • presents the results of experiments and asks you to compare the results
      • questions over results/method of research
    • Conflicting viewpoints
      • different viewpoints on the same issue
      • compare/contrast the viewpoints
  • Don’t read the passages first. Look at the questions and graphs. Most of the passages are designed to slow you down, and you can answer the questions without them. If you feel like you need to read the passage after looking at the questions, go for it. 
    • Exception: Passages with no graphs/tables where they ask you to examine different views (conflicting viewpoint passages)
  • Ignore fancy science words

Math: 

  • 60 questions, 60 minutes
  • There are different ways to approach questions-
    • you can use multiple choice strategies like estimation, use the answers provided and work the question backwards or guess and check
  • If you don’t know it, guess and move on. You have one minute for each problem, and if a problem is taking up too much time mark an answer and circle the question to come back to if you have time. 
  • The math test covers: 
    • pre-algebra 
    • elementary algebra (Algebra 1 stuff)
    • intermediate algebra/coordinate geometry (algebra 2)
    • plane geometry
    • trigonometry 
  • Review the topics before the test and do practice problems. There are tons of resources online, just search the topic you struggle with. 

English

  • 1/5 of answers are “no change”
  • This is English, NOT reading. Don’t waste your time reading the passages, go to the underlined portions and read the sentences around them if you need context. 
    • Exception: questions that ask about paragraph order, order of sentences, main idea, etc. 
  • When all answers mean the same thing, choose the shortest one. (Omit needless words, Strunk and White #17)
  • If you have an “omit” question (where they underline a phrase and ask you if it should be deleted) read it without the underlined portion first and see if it makes sense. 
  • It helps if you know the Strunk and White rules
  • REMEMBER: 
    • For sentence boundaries, use . : ; 
    • To set off clauses inside sentences, use , - or ( )
  • If you see theses words, ACT is asking for a specific example from the test
    • example
    • illustrate
    • demonstrate
    • describe
    • show
  • If you read the words LEAST, NOT, or EXCEPT in a question circle it so you don’t miss it!
  • If you see a YES or NO question look at the NO options first
  • If you see a KEEP or DELETE question look at the KEEP options first
  • When you have three answer choices that mean the same thing, always choose the old man out.
  • The most common correct answer concerning punctuation is the one with no punctuation (ACT irony) If in doubt, leave it out.

READING

  • 4 passages
    • Literature
    • Social Sciences
    • Humanities
    • Natural Sciences
  • You have 35 minutes to read 4 passages and answer 40 questions, so you get roughly 8.5 minutes per passage.
  • Depending on your target score, preview the test and pick the hardest passage to leave out. (Not recommended if you’re going for high twenties or anywhere in the 30s… you have to do them all) If you’re going for a higher score, leave the most difficult passage until last. 
  • Skim the questions and circle key words before you read, take note of questions that reference specific lines in the text (I put the number of the question by that line)
    • This is helpful, but make sure you’re doing this quickly! It is meant to save time but it’s not worth it if it takes you too long. I would do this on a practice ACT first to make sure it will work for you. 
  • Most correct answers are paraphrases of the text. 
  • Be careful if a question uses exact words from the text because in most cases the meaning has been changed and they are trying to trap you.
  • Questions containing always, all, never and other absolutes are usually a trap because they mean that there can be no exceptions.
  • Circle contrast words. (However, but, despite, yet, therefore, nonetheless)
  • ACT doesn’t care about your opinion– if you disagree with the passage, you just have to move past it! 

WRITING

  • 30 minute essay
  • You are provided with a prompt that presents an issue and two points of view. You are supposed to write on your position. 
  • ACT graders look for 
    • how you articulate your opinion
    • how well you maintain focus on the topic
    • how you organize your essay
    • your use of standard english
  • In your intro, make sure you
    • take a clear position
    • paraphrase the argument
    • give the argument broader context
    • have your thesis as the last sentence
  • Body paragraphs 
    • Have good transitions and topic sentences
    • develop your ideas logically and fully
    • make sure you stay focused on the issue
    • use specific examples
    • Explain the weaknesses/limitations of these positions
  • Counter argument
    • Good topic sentence
    • Give a specific example, relate it to your argument.
    • How is the view you picked better than this one? (”The other view says this, however, …”) 
  • Conclusion
    • Clear transition (”In conclusion…”)
    • summarize the ideas clearly
  • Overall, make sure you have varied sentence structure, strong word choice, and as little spelling/mechanical errors as possible. 

anonymous asked:

do you have a post on the subjuntivo?

Subjunctive present is just wishes, desires, politeness, or unlikely things that are happening in the present or very near future.

Many times, this includes a polite request… which is instead of a command like hazlo “do it”, you would say quiero que lo hagas “I want you to do it”.

Subjunctive is often used for uncertainty and doubt or contrary to fact statements, and in the cases of polite requests you would use subjunctive when a simple command is too forceful or maybe impolite.

Imperfect subjunctive is subjunctive that takes place in the past or in the future. It used to be divided into imperfect [not yet completed; aka past] subjunctive, and future subjunctive… but because language, they merged into the same tense, more or less.

Future subjunctive’s conjugations are now considered obsolete though they show up periodically in literature, or in contracts for “in the event of”.

Spain likes to use the imperfect subjunctive forms that end in -ase or -iese… Latin America prefers -ara and -iera.

The alternate forms go into the differences between imperfect and future subjunctive, but if you just want basic info, don’t worry about it just know that Spain likes one form and Latin America likes the other.

Imperfect subjunctive deals with subjunctive in the past; quiero que lo hagas becomes quería que lo hicieras “I wanted you to do it”. The same general rules apply, just that it’s happening in the past.

When it’s dealing with future, it’s more about uncertainty, contrary to fact statements, or hypothetical situations. That would be like si fuera presidente/presidenta “if I were president” and when you see it used like this, it usually requires the conditional to show up.

In other situations you’ll see as very doubtful or contrary to fact which would be like aunque fuera la verdad “even if that were the truth”. 

There’s a lot of “even if” or “even though” or “whenever / wherever / however” that shows up with subjunctive. For example pase lo que pase and viniera lo que viniera are both translated as “whatever happens” or “come what may”

Extra:

http://spanishskulduggery.tumblr.com/tagged/subjuntivo

This is the tag I use for all things subjunctive, including fielding questions.

These links explain it a bit more in depth:


(If any of the links are dead or there are typos let me know because a lot of them were done a while ago)

socialist-witch-activity  asked:

can we get like an index of your Top 10 Outfits posts? they are my favorite thing on the hell prison known as the internet

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