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LGBT+ books: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

“I think everyone’s a bit bored with boy-girl romances anyway,” he said. “I think the world’s had enough of those, to be honest.”

amazon.co.uk
Far From You eBook: Tess Sharpe: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Far From You eBook: Tess Sharpe: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

UK readers, the FAR FROM YOU ebook is only .99p right now! If you like murder, queer girls, and gut wrenching heart break! <3 

Ok but everyone I follow has moved on to fandoms I’m not in so reblog if you post about:

-The Book Thief (this fandom has died along with me but whatever)

-Sally Face

-Art/Ocs (artists who only draw ocs are amazing and deserve just as much recognition as fanartists)

-Neurodivergency/Mental Illness stuff

-wlw stuff 

-The Engelsfors Trilogy (yet another dead fandom when will I learn)

-Aesthetic stuff

anonymous asked:

i know a book with that evolving language as the character learns to read, its called The Music of Dolphins. its about a girl who was raised by dolphins and is brought back into human society and tries to learn to be human

That is neat! i’ll flag this book and the one recommended to me in post comments down. I may have trouble spending a lot of time reading these past few years but I won’t let this summer pass without reading at least two books.

Thank you!

edit: yep, op commenter confirmed that it’s the Music of Dolphins.

anonymous asked:

1) THIS @Zalrb!!..about Arden and all the WOC you mentioned. I think there are many parts to the making of how WOC are treated. First of all there are no excuses for how the character of Abbie was treated because she was THE leading lady of that show! There should be a call for diversity in writers, producers and directors because in some of these cases I'm not sure that they realize that they are mishandling POC especially WOC. For TVD and TW you can only fall on the excuse of they aren't

“ THIS @Zalrb!!..about Arden and all the WOC you mentioned. I think there are many parts to the making of how WOC are treated. First of all there are no excuses for how the character of Abbie was treated because she was THE leading lady of that show! There should be a call for diversity in writers, producers and directors because in some of these cases I’m not sure that they realize that they are mishandling POC especially WOC. For TVD and TW you can only fall on the excuse of they aren’t leading ladies for so long. So they look upon anyone else as disposable characters but and here’s where the diversity in TPTB come in to play because when they choose to have a WOC or even a POC they need to realize that are representing a portion of an audience that sees themselves on screen. They need to realize that teen girls are seeing a rep of themselves and when there’s only one that you can identify with TPTB need to be very careful not to alienate their fans by how they’re treated.  When making a show and casting there should be diversity in the leads…when making them leads the writing better be there and care needs to be taken with that writing. I hope you can understand what I’m trying to say, you write your thoughts out so perfectly so it’s hard for me to express exactly what I want to say. I guess my main point is that ALL shows need to do better and if they are having trouble bring in people that can help them understand what they are doing is wrong.”

I understand what you’re saying perfectly so don’t worry. My issue is that I don’t think that showrunners/writers/producers are unaware of the racism and sexism within television because it’s blatant, whiteness is considered the default in media, no one has a problem believing that viewers at home can relate to white people onscreen but when it’s POC there’s suddenly the issue of “relatability” and as showrunners/writers/producers are the ones putting these shows out there, they know that the industry they’re in is fundamentally racist so I bring that up because I do believe they know that having a Japanese-Korean female character or an African-American female character especially on a teen show is going to be a huge deal for POC viewers and if they don’t know that then that’s just as bad because then they’re being willfully ignorant. I have no excuses for The Vampire Diaries because the show has a long history of racism, particularly anti-blackness:

Jeremy:

after killing:

And this is just pics/gifs I can find because there’s the bartender that Mary-Louise tortures and kills in 7x04, there’s the black guy who was high in 7x01 that the heretics kill, Beau dies, there was that student Mary-Lou and Nora compel to kill, not to mention Harper is tortured plus then you have: Ivy, Anna, Pearl and Oscar:

And then you have Bonnie constantly sacrificing herself for her white friends who have tried to kill her or physically harmed her, who doesn’t have her own storyline outside of finding out what best way to sacrifice herself, who doesn’t have a purpose other than to help other people with their love lives, who is constantly ignored until someone needs something and only Bonnie can fix it … that is blatant and pointed and intentional.

Teen Wolf, Tyler Posey is of Mexican descent and the show doesn’t deny that or emphasize that, which fine, but then you have problematic characters/deaths like Boyd and you have women of colour like Braedan and Marin who are on the periphery of the action because they’re only recurring characters secondary to the mainly white cast/characters and now Arden is being written out of the show? And they don’t see how that’s problematic?

Execs and studios and showrunners and writers need to get it the fuck together. Or I just need to finish my YA novel, get a book deal, become insanely popular so a movie of my book can get made which will create a spinoff TV series because honestly, I’m TIRED of this.

Incredibly In-depth Writing Masterpost

Thanks for all the suggestions. If you have more, just send me a fan mail! 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient.

Professional Search Engines

Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.

  1. Litscene: Use this search engine to search through thousands of writers and literary projects, and add your own as well.
  2. Thinkers.net: Get a boost in your creativity with some assistance from this site.
  3. PoeWar: Whether you need help with your career or your writing, this site is full of great searchable articles.
  4. Publisher’s Catalogues: Try out this site to search through the catalogs and names of thousands of publishers.
  5. Edit Red: Through this site you can showcase your own work and search through work by others, as well as find helpful FAQ’s on writing.
  6. Writersdock: Search through this site for help with your writing, find jobs and join other writers in discussions.
  7. PoetrySoup: If you want to find some inspirational poetry, this site is a great resource.
  8. Booksie.com: Here, you can search through a wide range of self-published books.
  9. One Stop Write Shop: Use this tool to search through the writings of hundreds of other amateur writers.
  10. Writer’s Cafe: Check out this online writer’s forum to find and share creative works.
  11. Literary Marketplace: Need to know something about the publishing industry? Use this search tool to find the information you need now.

Writing Search Engines

These helpful tools will help you along in the writing process.

  1. WriteSearch: This search engine focuses exclusively on sites devoted to reading and writing to deliver its results.
  2. The Burry Man Writers Center: Find a wealth of writing resources on this searchable site.
  3. Writing.com: This fully-featured site makes it possible to find information both fun and serious about the craft of writing.
  4. Purdue OWL: Need a little instruction on your writing? This tool from Purdue University inLafayette, INcan help.
  5. Writing Forums: Search through these writing forums to find answers to your writing issues.

Research Search Engines

Try out these tools to get your writing research done in a snap.

  1. Google Scholar: With this specialized search engine from Google, you’ll only get reliable, academic results for your searches.
  2. WorldCat: If you need a book from the library, try out this tool. It’ll search and find the closest location.
  3. Scirus: Find great scientific articles and publications through this search engine.
  4. OpenLibrary: If you don’t have time to run to a brick-and-mortar library, this online tool can still help you find books you can use.
  5. Online Journals Search Engine: Try out this search engine to find free online journal articles.
  6. All Academic: This search engine focuses on returning highly academic, reliable resources.
  7. LOC Ask a Librarian: Search through the questions on this site to find helpful answers about the holdings at the Library of Congress.
  8. Encylcopedia.com: This search engine can help you find basic encyclopedia articles.
  9. Clusty: If you’re searching for a topic to write on, this search engine with clustered results can help get your creative juices flowing.
  10. Intute: Here you’ll find a British search engine that delivers carefully chosen results from academia.
  11. AllExperts: Have a question? Ask the experts on this site or search through the existing answers.

Reference Search Engines

Need to look up a quote or a fact? These search tools make it simple.

  1. Writer’s Web Search Engine: This search engine is a great place to find reference information on how to write well.
  2. Bloomsbury Magazine Research Centre: You’ll find numerous resources on publications, authors and more through this search engine.
  3. Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus: Make sure you’re using words correctly and can come up with alternatives with the help of this tool.
  4. References.net: Find all the reference material you could ever need through this search engine.
  5. Quotes.net: If you need a quote, try searching for one by topic or by author on this site.
  6. Literary Encyclopedia: Look up any famous book or author in this search tool.
  7. Acronym Finder: Not sure what a particular acronym means? Look it up here.
  8. Bartleby: Through Bartleby, you can find a wide range of quotes from famous thinkers, writers and celebrities.
  9. Wikipedia.com: Just about anything and everything you could want to look up is found on this site.
  10. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Find all the great philosophers you could want to reference in this online tool.

Niche Writers Search Engines

If you’re focusing on writing in a particular niche, these tools can be a big help.

  1. PubGene: Those working in sci-fi or medical writing will appreciate this database of genes, biological terms and organisms.
  2. GoPubMd: You’ll find all kinds of science and medical search results here.
  3. Jayde: Looking for a business? Try out this search tool.
  4. Zibb: No matter what kind of business you need to find out more about, this tool will find the information.
  5. TechWeb: Do a little tech research using this news site and search engine.
  6. Google Trends: Try out this tool to find out what people are talking about.
  7. Godchecker: Doing a little work on ancient gods and goddesses? This tool can help you make sure you have your information straight.
  8. Healia: Find a wide range of health topics and information by using this site.
  9. Sci-Fi Search:Those working on sci-fi can search through relevant sites to make sure their ideas are original.

Books Search Engines

Find your own work and inspirational tomes from others by using these search engines.

  1. Literature Classics: This search tool makes it easy to find the free and famous books you want to look through.
  2. InLibris: This search engine provides one of the largest directories of literary resources on the web.
  3. SHARP Web: Using this tool, you can search through the information on the history of reading and publishing.
  4. AllReaders: See what kind of reviews books you admire got with this search engine.
  5. BookFinder: No matter what book you’re looking for you’re bound to find it here.
  6. ReadPrint: Search through this site for access to thousands of free books.
  7. Google Book Search: Search through the content of thousands upon thousands of books here, some of which is free to use.
  8. Indie Store Finder: If you want to support the little guy, this tool makes it simple to find an independent bookseller in your neck of the woods.

Blogging Search Engines

For web writing, these tools can be a big help.

  1. Technorati: This site makes it possible to search through millions of blogs for both larger topics and individual posts.
  2. Google Blog Search: Using this specialized Google search engine, you can search through the content of blogs all over the web.
  3. Domain Search: Looking for a place to start your own blog? This search tool will let you know what’s out there.
  4. OpinMind: Try out this blog search tool to find opinion focused blogs.
  5. IceRocket: Here you’ll find a real-time blog search engine so you’ll get the latest news and posts out there.
  6. PubSub: This search tool scours sites like Twitter and Friendfeed to find the topics people are talking about most every day.
Writing References

story building/outlining

  • outlining plot- 8 steps
  • dan harmon’s story circles
  • pixar’s storytelling formula
  • 5 essential story ingredients
  • revealing backstory
  • exercise your plot

world building

  • world building: magical world
  • mapping fantasy worlds 
  • make your own fantasy world

character building

  • getting to know your characters
  • making your readers care about a character (make it hurt)
  • character building-fleshing out
  • antagonist
  • hero/villain archetypes
  • villain archetypes
  • villains are people, too, but…
  • writing drunk characters 
  • my character is drunk 
  • the importance of body language
  • too many characters? 

dealing with race

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

books

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

misc

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

Dictionaries and Glossaries:

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

Plot & Structure:

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

Subplots:

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

World Building:

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

Characters:

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

Dialogue:

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

Point of View:

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

Genre:

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

Names:

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

History:

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

Query Letters:

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

Editing and Revision:

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

Software:

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

Prompts:

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

Writing Websites:

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

Improvement

  • Improve Your Writing Habits Now
  • 5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
  • Getting Over Roleplaying Insecurities
  • Improve Your Paras
  • Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
  • 4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
  • Writing Better Than You Normally Do
  • How’s My Driving?

Describing

  • A Description Resource
  • 55 Words to Describe Someones Voice
  • Describing Skin Colors
  • Describing a Person: Adding Details
  • Emotions Vocabulary
  • 90 Words For ‘Looks’
  • Be More Descriptive
  • Describe a Character’s Look Well
  • 100 Words for Facial Expressions
  • To Show and Not To Tell
  • Words to Describe Facial Expressions
  • Describing Clothes
  • List of Actions
  • Tone, Feelings and Emotions

Masterlists

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

 Body Language

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

Grammar/Vocabulary

  • Words Instead of Walk (2)
  • Commonly Confused Adjectives
  • A Guide on Punctuation
  • Common Writing Mistakes
  • 25 Synoms for ‘Expession’
  • How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words
  • Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket
  • The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups
  • Other Ways to Say..
  • Proofreading
  • 300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words
  • List of Misused Words
  • Words for Sex
  • 100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
  • Words to Use More Often
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’
  • Three Self Editing Tips
  • Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’
  • Synonyms for Common Words
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’
  • Transitional Words
  • The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’
  • Synonyms for ‘Wrote’
  • A Case Of She Said, She Said

Writer’s Block

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

Application (Itself)

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

Para (Sample)

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

Prompts

  • Drabble Stuff
  • Prompts List
  • Writing Prompts
  • Drabble Prompts
  • How to Get Into Character
  • Writing Challenges/Prompts
  • A Study in Writing Prompts for RPs
  • Para Prompts & Ideas
  • Writing Prompts for Journal Entries
  • A List of Para Starters
GUIDES

Personalities

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

Disorders

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

Disabilities

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

Jobs/Hobbies/Beliefs

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

Drugs

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

Locations

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

Genders

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

Supernatural

  • Vampires
  • Witches (2)
  • Werewolves

Other

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

Biography Writing

  • Components of Your Biographies
  • Character sheet (2, 3)
  • Need Help With Character Creation?
  • How to: Draw Inspiration for Characters From Music
  • How to: Write a Biography (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • How to: Write a Fully Developed Character
  • How to: Create a Cast of Characters (2)
  • Writing an Original Character (2, 3)
  • Creating Believable Characters (2, 3)
  • Bio Formats (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Little Things You Can Add To Your Bios
  • Connections (2)
  • Titles
  • Bio Twists

Names

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

Personalities

  • Jung’s 16 Personality Types
  • Underused Character Personalities
  • Birth-Order: Personality Traits
  • The Difference Between Personality and Behavior
  • How to: Show a Characters Personality In a Paragraph
  • 16 Character Traits
  • Underused Personalities

Personality Traits

  • Positive (2)
  • Negative (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Both (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Habits

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

Secrets

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

Lyrics

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

Mary Sue’s

  • A Mary Sue In The Inbox
  • Your Character Is A Sue, Not Just A Mary Or Gary
  • Not Writing A Mary Sue
WHILE ROLEPLAYING

Para Titles

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

Starters

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

Careers/Jobs

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

Locations/Settings/Activities

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

Character Development

  • Character Development Questionaire
  • Character Surveys
  • C.D. Questionaire
  • 30 Day Character Development Meme
  • Character Development Questions (2)
  • 100 Pt. Questionaire
  • IC and OOC Surveys
  • Online Test for Character Building
  • 30 Days of Character Development
  • How to: Develop Characters
  • Get To Know Your Characters
ROMANCE

Romance (in general)

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

Smut

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

Kisses

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

Plot Writing

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

Eras

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

anonymous asked:

hello I was wondering if I could get some recommendations on good ya books that deal with witches!

Hi! I know of a few! :)

Ones I’ve read:

Ones I haven’t read but I think are about witches and have heard good things about:

Hope i’ve helped, also don’t forget to check the notes!

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, and I haven’t actually read one YA book I feel has positive representation for disabled people. I’m not at all saying they don’t exist, but they aren’t in my radar or on my TBR, which is interesting especially when you consider that I, myself, am disabled. 

When I dug a little deeper my thoughts were ‘well, I don’t like reading sad books’, and here lies the problem. All the books I can think of that cover disability are sad, the protagonists or their significant others struggle with the harshness of disability (which is fair enough because I do too) but what about the happy days? Where is the positive representation?

DISABILITY IN YA WEEK 2016

Thus Disability in YA 2016 was born. For this two week period, running from Monday the 8th of August to the Sunday the 21st we will allow an open non-judgemental environment in which to discuss YA books that deal with disability, and talk freely about how certain negative portrayals make us feel. I want to allow a platform for disabled and non-disabled people alike to discuss what they feel is acceptable in books, and how they interpret ‘positive representation’, without hurtful comments or abusive language.

After all, healthy discussion is a GOOD THING. We all have different opinions, and as long as they don’t hurt anyone else, then comparing and learning will help us all as people and diverse readers of YA.

If you want to take part all you have to do is read one YA book with disabled representation, and join the goodreads group here where on Sunday the 21st of August we will be having a discussion about the books we read and how they dealt with disability. 

If you want to take part

1. Join the Goodreads page

2. Read a YA book with a disabled character 

3. (Optional) Take a photo of your Disability in YA read and tag it #disabilityinYA

4. Join the discussion on August 21st!

Important to note that this includes ALL disabilities, physical and otherwise, and ANYONE can take part!

Later on I will be posting a suggested reading list, but for the meantime if you have any suggestions please let me know! You can message me anytime.

That’s it! I really hope we can get quite a few people taking part, so please share this with people who might be interested!

  • Friend of mine: are you sure you can call yourself a reader when you only read YA, I mean.. They aren't really valuable learning tools. You should probably read some classics.
  • Me: I'm sorry that I choose to read books that empower young girls and teach them to fight for what they believe in, help acknowledge the problems within our society. Help support people that are coming to truths about themselves and and help them find the pride to be who they are. As opposed to books that are all about who a man can sell his daughter to for more money.

So fucking pleased to see news of kdhart’s YA book deal in Publishers Weekly today. Kate is one of the people who keeps yahighway up and running, which is an incredible resource to YA readers and authors alike. I’m a fan of them both. She has been so supportive of my work throughout my career and I am so excited about following hers and making room on my bookshelves for her debut. Which–check out that description–sounds AMAZING.

Congratulations, Kate!!!!