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Sorry I was late for class, the paparazzi stopped me in the hallway for a quick interview.

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Basically I don’t care if you drink or smoke as long as you can hold a conversation about something besides the fact that you drink or smoke.

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I find that, when writing bios, it’s really helpful to look at a list or a chart like the one above. Picking two or three traits from each chart and building a character based around them will give you a really interesting bio, because they will serve as a reminder that characters need depth and dimension.

Independent and clever.


Independent, clever, pretentious, and stubborn.

The first combination doesn’t come with any flaws, whereas the second will provide a more dynamic character.

HEY GUYS, this showed up on my dash this morning, and I thought it would be helpful if any of you are writing characters and don’t want them to come out as picture-perfect Mary Sues! :) 

One thing I’d like to add, though, is that you should make sure the character traits don’t conflict in an oxymoronic way…. for example: Ambitious and lazy, or patient and impulsive. WAT. (Believe it or not, I HAVE seen it happen before! Don’t do it!!)

WOWOWOWWow. Hold up.

Conflicting character traits are the best

Lazy and ambitious? That creates internal conflict right there.

As long as there’s reasons and character development, don’t write-off non-conflicting traits. Because they exist inside myself and I bet they exist in others too.

Was just getting ready to say that ^ as well! Inner conflict! You can have huge dreams and be very ambitious, yet lack the motivation or will to actually get around to it (or even just struggle daily to continue to work for their goals) There are walking contradictions everywhere you look why not write about them? (And be frustrated by them)

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If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

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Graphic Tutorial by thosetutorials


Here’s graphic tutorial #5. This is a long one! Let me know if you need help with any of the steps, as always.


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this is just a bunch of writing related links i’ve saved in the past couple of months, so i decided to share them here. i hope at least someone will find them useful! enjoy (っ◔◡◔)っ 
getting a story Idea
choosing a location
series vs. standalones
sentence starters
chapter length
book length
how often should i write?
planning the book
plotting the book
researching plot
researching setting
researching characters
how to write a novel
how to add diversity
how to add tension
how to write sexuality & attraction
how to write descriptions
writing first paragraph
writing chapter one
writing chapter two
when to end chapters
"the black moment"
fantasy names generator
meanings of any names
names with meanings
popular baby names
random names generator
upper class names
place name generator
main characters
creation & development
character development questions
character development questions #2
character development questions #3
secondary characters
minor characters
effective supporting characters
make your characters better
make our character special
personality traits
writing an attractive character
writing a bitchy character
writing a character who self-harms
writing a character With Memory Loss
writing a female bartender
writing a feminist
writing a sociopath
genre specific
writing fantasy
tips for writing fantasy
a guide on zombies
creating a world
list of legendary creatures
how to write talking animals
how to create a language
how to write the final battle
writing historical fiction
tips for writing historical fiction
culture of ancient rome
culture of ancient greece
culture of ancient egypt
writing young adult fiction
YA rules
writing horror
tips for writing horror
how to avoid horror cliches
how to write a scary story
latin words
alternatives for “laugh” or “smile”
alternatives for “whispered”
age differences in relationships
pick-up lines
things that will doom your novel
overcoming writer’s block
words to use more often
how to survive being buried alive
that’s it and good luck!


this is just a bunch of writing related links i’ve saved in the past couple of months, so i decided to share them here. i hope at least someone will find them useful! enjoy (っ◔◡◔)っ 




genre specific


that’s it and good luck!

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