Literary Word Count Infographic: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/literary-word-count-infographic
Today at 4pm gmt+ The Netherlands will have a minute of silence to remember all those who died during the crash of flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines.
Even if you aren’t Dutch, please take a moment to think about those who have lost their lives today. Especially the 80 children who were younger than 12. They haven’t even lived before they died.
think about these things when you’re making a fictional place; even a developed city has its roots in how easy it was to settle in the first place!
- this site has additional info, diagrams, worksheets, and models, as well as information on things like coasts, volcanoes, and populations
- look at real life sources for climates. Consider the way that your continent(s) lay in relation to their equator, and the weather and types of flora and fauna and peoples that adapted to it.
- think about pangea. If you have multiple continents, do they fit together like a jigsaw?
- when in doubt, look at the natural world around you and think about what would change if something was drastically different. Look at the reactions between parts of our world and change them.
- play civilization games and think about the things that go into making decisions there
10 years ago today, Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way went back in time to sedouce Volxemort and protect all of us from his evil plans
reblog this post to honor Enoby’s brave sacrifice, ignore if you’re a prep or a poser
I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”
The best way is to look up a chart for the tense you need to use, then print it out and keep it with you while you’re writing. Keep referring to it as you write to make sure you’re sticking with the right tense. You might want to go back through what you wrote (every half page or so) and read it out loud to make sure everything matches up. If you’re not sure about something, you can refer to the chart. Don’t worry, you’ll get better with practice!