photo

clevergirlhelps:

I see and write a lot of “DON’T DO THIS!!!” posts, so I thought I would make a “DO THIS!!!” post.
General Requests
More POC in leading roles
More important friendships
More queer characters in leading roles
More disabled characters in leading roles
More genderqueer and trans characters in leading roles
Realistic women in leading roles
Happier/more positive characters and messages
Specific
45 Things I Want to See More Of (Part 2)
Black Villains
Boys in YA
Characters
Cool Things (2) (3)
Fantasy (2)
Female Characters (2)
Female Character Traits
Happiness
Horror Genre Mashups
Magic Systems
Male Characters
Medieval Fantasy
Modern Fantasy
Plots
Relationships
Romance (2)
Soulmate AUs
Stories
Stories I Want to Read
Urban Fantasy
What thewritingcafe Wants
YA Novels (2) (3) (4)
My wish list tag is always updating and includes posts containing things I would like to see in fiction. characterandwritinghelp has a similar tag.
The plot bunnies tag is likewise updating and includes posts that I think would make for an interesting story.
More Things I Would Like to See
Steampunk with different ethnic influences alongside the gears
Utopias that try really hard to be good, even though they aren’t and never will be perfect
Science and magic coexisting
Creation stories - stories that focus on building and growth rather than destruction
People are good themes
Extroverted protagonists
Environments other than temperate deciduous
Stories centered on art
Stories without war
Read More

clevergirlhelps:

I see and write a lot of “DON’T DO THIS!!!” posts, so I thought I would make a “DO THIS!!!” post.

General Requests

  • More POC in leading roles
  • More important friendships
  • More queer characters in leading roles
  • More disabled characters in leading roles
  • More genderqueer and trans characters in leading roles
  • Realistic women in leading roles
  • Happier/more positive characters and messages

Specific

My wish list tag is always updating and includes posts containing things I would like to see in fiction. characterandwritinghelp has a similar tag.

The plot bunnies tag is likewise updating and includes posts that I think would make for an interesting story.

More Things I Would Like to See

  • Steampunk with different ethnic influences alongside the gears
  • Utopias that try really hard to be good, even though they aren’t and never will be perfect
  • Science and magic coexisting
  • Creation stories - stories that focus on building and growth rather than destruction
  • People are good themes
  • Extroverted protagonists
  • Environments other than temperate deciduous
  • Stories centered on art
  • Stories without war

Read More

(via its-a-writer-thing)

quote

"Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn’t going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book."
Laurell K. Hamilton (via writingquotes)
quote

"I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean’s waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig."
C. JoyBell C. (via anachronisticfairytales)
photo

photo

50shadesfuckedupandfinewithit:

♥
photos

princesshairr:

Fairy Bridge

Lough Key, Forest Park

Roscommon, Ireland

(via thefairycircle)

photo

under-an-avalon-moon:

My favorite moon phase is tonight :) one easy way to distinguish waxing from waning moons is this little rhyme: light in the right,getting bright. As in, if the crescent is on the right, it is waxing and turning into a full moon. Hope that helps and makes sense! After tracking the moon for 13 cycles you get so accustomed to the cycles and where to find Lady Luna in the sky it is second nature. I’ve coined this: Lunar Living. Following the moon you learn so much about your own energies and mythology from around the world. . #lunarliving #moonchild #waxingcrescent #crescentmoon #moonmagick #luna #moon

Love this. Incidentally, I just downloaded a moon tracking ap earlier today. Hopefully, with some practice, I’ll eventually be able to follow the moon’s cycle without it. 

under-an-avalon-moon:

My favorite moon phase is tonight :) one easy way to distinguish waxing from waning moons is this little rhyme: light in the right,getting bright. As in, if the crescent is on the right, it is waxing and turning into a full moon. Hope that helps and makes sense! After tracking the moon for 13 cycles you get so accustomed to the cycles and where to find Lady Luna in the sky it is second nature. I’ve coined this: Lunar Living. Following the moon you learn so much about your own energies and mythology from around the world. . #lunarliving #moonchild #waxingcrescent #crescentmoon #moonmagick #luna #moon

Love this. Incidentally, I just downloaded a moon tracking ap earlier today. Hopefully, with some practice, I’ll eventually be able to follow the moon’s cycle without it. 

photos

1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)

(Source: tirairgid, via ellenkushner)

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

What pushed your antagonist to become the antagonist in your story? If your antagonist were the main character, would your protagonist still be their antagonist?

Reblog for the second question, which is particularly interesting in relation to the boys.

(via its-a-writer-thing)

quote

"The first act of insight is throw away the labels. In fiction, while we do not necessarily write about ourselves, we write out of ourselves, using ourselves; what we learn from, what we are sensitive to, what we feel strongly about—these become our characters and go to make our plots. Characters in fiction are conceived from within, and they have, accordingly, their own interior life; they are individuals every time."
Eudora Welty (via writingquotes)