Lets take a break, and take a trip to some different lands... Turn your volume on, select a world and click the link

Harry Potter

Griffindor Common Room - You’re sitting in a comfortable chair in front of the fireplace in the Gryffindor common room as the evening wind swirls against the windows. You’ve got a book to read and a cup of tea that you’ve charmed to stay warm and stir itself on occasion, and even though you have some homework left to do, you feel very much at ease > http://harry-potter-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/gryffindor-common-room

Slytherin Common RoomYou are a 5th year at Hogwarts and you’re sitting in the Slytherin Common Room trying to stay awake and study but you’ve never been a very studious person so your eyelids are getting heavy and you find yourself falling asleep in a brown recliner while two other Slytherins are able to stay awake with the aid of coffee. There aren’t any windows for you to see outside, but since the common room is submerged under the lake you can faintly hear the sound of water just on the other side of the walls. > http://harry-potter-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/slytherin-common-room

Ravenclaw Common Room - It’s exam season, and you’re cramming for your NEWTs. The common room is full of Ravenclaws, wide-eyed and caffeinated. Pull up a chair, grab your charms homework and get studying! > http://harry-potter-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/ravenclaw-common-room

Hufflepuff Common Room - You’re sitting in one of the comfy chairs in front of the wooden fireplace carved with badgers, someone’s cat (You’ve named it fluffball) sitting beside you. The kitchens are in full force and in full raid by students. Occasionally you can hear someone’s footsteps by the windows, but you’re took focused on your charms homework. You’re a Hufflepuff and proud, and what would you be if not hardworking?http://harry-potter-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/hufflepuff-commonroom



Game of Thrones

High garden Party “At Highgarden we have many spiders amongst the flowers. So long as they keep to themselves we let them spin their little webs, but if they get underfoot we step on them.” > http://got.ambient-mixer.com/highgarden-party

Dinner in Winterfell - It’s been a long day of battle, you want warmth and the comfort of food, drink and conversation. The fire is roaring, fighting the chill of the cold castle walls. > http://got.ambient-mixer.com/late-dinner-in-winterfell

The Wall - "…It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” > http://got.ambient-mixer.com/the-wall

Kings Landing - The busy capital of Westeros welcomes you. You walk amongst rich and poor alike, people selling their wares as they are bartered for them, knights try out their new swords whilst their squires tend to the horses. Someone somewhere a harp is played. > http://got.ambient-mixer.com/king-s-landing



Doctor Who

Inside the Tardis -  The doctor has invited you to take a trip with him in the Tardis, the world’s most famous blue police box!Don’t be fooled by the sounds of the engine in the background, the Tardis is way more than “just a machine”! > http://dr-who.ambient-mixer.com/inside-the-tardis

Run from Weeping Angels - As long as you see them, they can’t hurt you. Don’t turn around! Don’t blink! Or they’ll get you! Where is the Doctor when you need him the most?>  http://dr-who.ambient-mixer.com/weeping-angels



Lord of The Rings

Bilbo Baggins’ HomeWe are in the Shire,  at the Home of Bilbo Baggins. Fire is burning and light rain outside whilst he offers you tea, bread and cheese. > http://lotr-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/bilbo-baggins-home

The Prancing Pony - after a long day of travel you and your company retire to the Prancing Pony to fill your bellies and warm your feet. > http://lotr-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/prancing-pony

Mines of MoriaAfter the fall of Moria, nobody know, why its happen. But few dwarves talking about Bane of Durin. When Fellowship enter the mines, they still do not know, that they will meet Dane of Durin face to face.… > http://lotr-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/mines-of-moria

The BattleForth! Down fear of darkness! Arise! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day…! A red day…! And the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin and the world’s ending! Death! Death! Death!!! > http://lotr-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/the-battle-of-pelennor-fields

Woodland RealmCompany enter the woods of Elvenking - Mirkwood. Many stories were tell about this forest - enchanted water, strange animals and tricks of wood elves are some of them. Elves are good and helpfull, but between dwarves from Lonely Mountain and Elvenking is hostility, which can destroy all hopes for Thorin, his friends and people from Laketown. > http://lotr-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/woodland-realm


Supernatural

Riding with the Winchesters - Dozing in the backseat of the Impala on the way to a little town in Indiana where a woman was found missing a heart on the night of the full moon, you hear the sound of the Winchester’s trying not to wake you during the long drive. Sam is diligently working the case file as Dean keeps his eyes on the road. Hang tight, it’ll be a while before they stop for a re-fuel.http://supernatural-series.ambient-mixer.com/riding-with-the-winchesters

Hunting with the WinchestersYou made a deal 10 years ago and now the Winchesters are here to save you! They have saved you twice tonight but not you’ve lost them in the dark woods. You run for your life as you hear the hounds approachinghttp://supernatural-series.ambient-mixer.com/hunting-with-the-boys

Cheap Motel Room Eventually, you reach a one-stoplight town and settle in for the night. The AC is broken, so the window is opened. You can smell the wet gravel outside, and warm summer-night air bleeds into the room, carrying with it sounds of the highway. > http://supernatural-series.ambient-mixer.com/cheap-motel–room

Sleeping Next to Dean - Quiet enough that you can curl up with your pillow and sleep warm in Dean’s arms on a rainy night. He’s definitely a cuddler. > http://supernatural-series.ambient-mixer.com/sleeping-next-to-dean

Research with the Boys - Instead of thinking of that pesky history assignment as an essay, pretend you’re in a motel room with the Winchesters researching for a big case. Noises include keyboard typing and mouse clicks, writing on paper, random chair creaks, white noise, and the sound of a knife sharpening for good measure. (Because we all know Dean’s a little obsessed with keeping his weapons in top shape)http://supernatural-series.ambient-mixer.com/research-with-the-winchesters


Sherlock

221b Baker Street - You’re welcome into the home of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. John is typing up.. whatever it is he types up whilst Sherlock is stood at the window playing his violin. > http://movies-other.ambient-mixer.com/sherlock-s-apartment


Other

Loki’s Chambers - Loki takes some time for himself in his chambers, disregarding the outside world for a while in favor of literature. He studies and relaxes with only the company of his books. For once he almost could feel at peace, at least until Thor barges in, but for now the lyrical silence of Asgard is the only sound he hearshttp://superhero.ambient-mixer.com/loki-s-chambers

Stark and Banner Lab Because in Avengers tower, Tony and Bruce’s lab is the quietest place around. You sit in your comfy armchair in the corner of the lab and relax with your book, occasionally hearing Bruce scribble something and Tony sigh because 2048 is trickyhttp://superhero.ambient-mixer.com/the-stark—banner-lab

Mad Hatter’s Tea PartyYou’re invited to join the tea party.. we’re all mad herehttp://movies-other.ambient-mixer.com/mad-tea-party

Abandoned Spaceship - you’ve found an abandoned spaceship, only, there’s something here. You can hear them. You can feel them. Find them. > http://science-fiction.ambient-mixer.com/derelict-ship

Gypsy CampGypsy camp, settling in for the night somewhere in the woods. Campfires, music, general frivolity. > http://fantasy.ambient-mixer.com/gypsy-camp

11.30 a.m

Here it is my desperate, last minute effort to revise japanese language before my departure on Friday. My style is called -take out every papers and notes possible and try to figure it out-

I really envy those normal people who can study with only a book and are super organised. I always carry around a giant bag with so many messy notes and random papers. But hey until now it went well so I’ll just keep going 🙊

Seems as though I hit 40,000 followers (!!) a couple of weeks ago and got featured as one of tumblr’s New and Notable blogs of 2015, I figured it was time for another colourable printable for the front of your books/binders/whatever you choose!

Remember to tag @reviseordie​ so I can see all your wonderful colourings- I loved looking at them all last time!

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and splendidness. Enjoy! <3

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Why I Recommend Reading Out Loud to Anyone Revising a Novel
by Samantha Eaton

Revising a novel on paper can only get you so far. Staring at a screen or a stack of paper for hours upon hours is a good place to start, but eventually the words start smushing together and your brain loses its ability to comprehend language.

There’s a point you reach where everything makes sense, even if it’s the most poorly written sentence ever created.

It took me a month to read through and mark up Book 1, and another two weeks to redraft and add all the changes to Scrivener. There are little things my beta readers caught that have me wondering if, maybe, I was drunk or something when I wrote that line.

I probably wasn’t, but the suspicion is still there in the back of my mind.

When you’ve done all you can do on paper, what do you do?

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