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"Don’t use metaphors in fantasy; your readers will take them literally. Or they may take them figuratively — but if so, they’ll also take your magics and transformations figuratively. Either way, you’re in trouble."
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (via writingquotes)

agameofclothes:

this is cool check it out

Wow, you could do a whole international tour just visiting GoT locations. Maybe someday….

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thewritingcafe:

Because comic sans always screams fun.
I’ve written a guide on making a map before and there are tons of tutorials in my map tag, but I’m going to make a guide for people who, like me, mostly just click stuff through trial and error or who aren’t that great at using photoshop. In that tag you can also find links to brushes for mountains, trees, castles, etc. and some information on geography.
I’ll show you how to get the effect in the above photo and how to generate different maps for your fictional world using the render cloud feature. I use cs2 to make maps. I downloaded it a long time ago, so I don’t remember where I got it, but there are tons of free versions out there if you look for them.
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thewritingcafe:

Because comic sans always screams fun.

I’ve written a guide on making a map before and there are tons of tutorials in my map tag, but I’m going to make a guide for people who, like me, mostly just click stuff through trial and error or who aren’t that great at using photoshop. In that tag you can also find links to brushes for mountains, trees, castles, etc. and some information on geography.

I’ll show you how to get the effect in the above photo and how to generate different maps for your fictional world using the render cloud feature. I use cs2 to make maps. I downloaded it a long time ago, so I don’t remember where I got it, but there are tons of free versions out there if you look for them.

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pixiewinksfairywhispers:

mysticrealm: Fairy Muse by Linda Ravenscroft
Deep inside the crystal forest, where many fear to go, is a place of peace and harmony where the springs of eternity flow.This is where the faeries live and pass away the hours dancing through the trees, playing in the flowers.Faeries flitting on gossamer wings are a common sight. Their wings of rainbow colors unfold quietly, taking flight.Come and take the journey to find your child within. Open up your heart and mind, and watch the magic begin.~© By Christine McClimans aka Corky Ferguson ~

pixiewinksfairywhispers:

mysticrealm: Fairy Muse by Linda Ravenscroft

Deep inside the crystal forest, where many fear to go, is a place of peace and harmony where the springs of eternity flow.
This is where the faeries live and pass away the hours dancing through the trees, playing in the flowers.
Faeries flitting on gossamer wings are a common sight. Their wings of rainbow colors unfold quietly, taking flight.
Come and take the journey to find your child within. Open up your heart and mind, and watch the magic begin.
~© By Christine McClimans aka Corky Ferguson ~

(via thefairycircle)

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"Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age."
Betsy Cornwell, interview in Uncommon YA (via betsycornwell)

(Source: lady-adventurer, via prettybooks)

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Dessert. Get in my mouth.

Dessert. Get in my mouth.

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How have I gone this long without visiting the cute little cake shop by the crappy sushi place!?

How have I gone this long without visiting the cute little cake shop by the crappy sushi place!?

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essie:

katiesbliss, love the mix and match summer colors.

essie:

katiesbliss, love the mix and match summer colors.