reference-masterpost


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!

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.”

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

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 •。`) ♡

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
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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

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 16, 2017

  • 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
Draconic Witchcraft Masterpost

Updated June 2016

This is a master list of articles about draconic witchcraft. As always use what works for you and discard the rest. I will be adding to it over time, as I write and find more that I like. I’ll reblog it as I make additions to the original.

My Articles:

Addressing a Dragon

Dangers of Draconic Witchcraft

Dragon Evocation

Dragon Offerings

Astral Projection 101

Other Sources:

Astral and Communication Stuffs

Calling A Dragon Companion

Dragon Oil

Basic Tips (an ask)

Bonding With A Dragon Spirit

Calling a Dragon

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
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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.

anonymous asked:

Hello! So, I've seen all your posts about mcr and the killjoy thing and I am super intrigued. Where should I start in the music videos to get the whole story in the right order? Does it eve, have a narrative ?

yeah! let me make you a directory on the killjoy narrative in order. it has extremely detailed world building (that honestly deserves even more because it’s so good) and i would recommend it to pretty much anyone. it’s post-apocalyptic, the comic has canon queers, and even the entire danger days album in itself was made around it. so this includes music videos + the comic that was written by gerard way, and some extras:

you can also find gerard’s character sketches for each killjoy:

as well as other sketches:

some extra videos:

cosplay references:

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
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  • 10 Writing Tips
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  • 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

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SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Research Organization

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Writing 

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Timeline Makers

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  • X Timeline
  • Our Story
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FORUMS, BOARDS, COMMUNITIES 

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  • Bbc English Literature Message Board
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WRITING BLOGS

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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

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

Mental Illness

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  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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  • Kleptomania
  • Psychiatric Hospital
  • Schizophrenia
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Crime

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  • Street Gang Dynamics
  • Black Market Information

Survival

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  • Basic Wilderness Survival Guide
  • How To Build A Shelter
  • 5 Basic Survival Skills
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  • 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

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  • 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

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GENERATORS 

Names

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 ROMANCE

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  • All That Sex!

Kissing

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  • Different Types of Kisses
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WORLD BUILDING

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PLOT

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  • What is Conflict?
  • Plot vs. Exposition
  • Components Of Your Plot Page
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  • The Snowflake Method
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  • 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

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  • 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
1832 Barricades in Newspaper Sources: A Masterpost

For convenience of reference, here’s a masterpost compiling my newspaper selections covering the funeral/barricades of June 5-6, 1832, which I’ve translated into English.  In chronological order:

1.)   Le National, 5 June 1832 (published 6 June).

2.)   Le National, 6 June 1832 (published 7 June).

3.)   Le Journal des Débats, 6 June 1832 (published 7 June).

4.)   Le National, 8 June 1832 (published 9 June).

5.)  La Tribune des Départements, 19 June 1832 (published 20 June).

Moonsie’s References  Masterpost

Over the years, I’ve liked and reblogged many references so I decided to organize them into my own little masterpost for reference. Mainly so I can easily find certain references I have reblogged on my own blog.

There’s a good chance I’ve missed some or mistagged something. I still have quite a bit of posts within my own blog to go through and tag each reference; provided they’re up-to-date and still relevant. Will be updated periodically.

WARNING: MY BLOG HAS AUTOPLAY.

Overall references

Art Ref

Writing Ref

Life Hack

Other References

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.