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A Character-Building Question Meme
Sakura and I tried to come up with a list of questions that we didn’t see around very often, and we wanted to share! So, here it is, yet another character-building question meme. Leave one of my characters and a number (or more) in my ask, and I will answer: What foods do they love, and what f...
Character Development Help Mini Masterlist
  Character Appearance Help Body Language Cheat Sheet Character Development Exercises 101 Character Development Questions Art of Character Development Describing Clothing Mental Illness in Writing Bitchy Characters Describing Voice Writing Male Characters Playing Male Characters Breaking Sterotypes ...
A NaNo Post to Get You Planning and Inspired
It always really annoys me when I see masterlists and all the links are just linked to other masterlists of links and it takes fifteen tabs to get to an actual article about whatever the question was, so all of these (unless stated otherwise on the link) lead to actual discussion of the topic, not j...
Plant Symbolism
A Almond – monetary prosperity Aloe – healing, protection; grief, bitterness Alstroemeria – aspiring Alyssum – calms anger Amaryllis – drama Anemone – health, healing Angelica – inspiration; magic Apple – love; healing Arbor vitae – eternal friendship Aspen – eloquence Aster – love Amaryllis – pride...
Let's Talk About: Minor Character Development
“Creating one interesting character is hard enough — but when it comes to writing a whole novel or series of books, you have to create dozens of them. How can you keep your supporting cast from seeming like cookie-cutter people? There’s no easy answer, but a few tricks might help you cre...
Let's Talk Sub-Plots and Character Arcs: Time to Work on Character
Now, if you’ve read my post “How to Plot A Complex Novel in One Day,” here’s your next step. It’s character day! Now let’s think about those characters you came up with. You know a little bit about them, but now let’s look deeper, get them more rounded out s...
10 Things I Hate in Fiction
The “Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely” BS Despite Equalizing Factors or Different Society, We Shall Still be Misogynistic!! Ha Ha Ha!! The Book Ends with Falling in Love War End = Book End The Evil INTJ Religion? What’s That? Technology and Science are HTE EVULZ Dark = Deep I’m A...
Every refresh generates a new character flaw with a one sentence description for inspiration. 
Writing Child Characters
A couple of weeks ago I made a post on writing teenagers, I don’t believe we’ve made a post on child characters recently. So here we go! Child characters are different to adult characters for several reasons which are stated below. However these differences should make no difference to h...
Writing Help Masterlist (Part 2 of 2)
This is part number 2 of my writing help masterpost. I hope you find the links useful. Here’s part 1.CONTENTSPlaylistsWeapons, Armor and Fight ScenesMyths and Supernatural BeingsHistoryMental HealthPhysical HealthEmotions and Body LanguageDiversity and RepresantationOther Useful LinksJust for Fun PL...
Your characters and how to love them: 4 simple steps to a believable cast.
At the heart of every novel, short story or fanfiction are the characters. Whether they be good guys, bad guys, major, minor, based on real people, works of fiction, background, foreground or anything in between- your characters make up your writing and knowing them, inside and out, is the key to ma...
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Character Stats Framework 2.0
Hello again. I’m reposting my character stats framework because I added a lot of things to it as well as fixed broken links. As before, feel free to add/remove anything to fit your needs. Ah, and of course. Shout out to trashbabyworld for providing awesome resources. Name (i.e. what they prefe...
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Character Flaws
Bold the ones that apply to your character: absent-minded | abusive | addict | aggressive | aimless | alcoholic | anxious | arrogant | audacious | bad liar | bigmouth | bigot | blindly obedient | blunt | callous | childish | chronic heroism | clingy | clumsy | cocky | competitive | corrupt | coward...
I Got 99 Problems (and Cliches in Epic Fantasy are all of them)
PROPHECY AND DESTINY Women as setting pieces or rewards Blind mimicry of J. R. R. Tolkien without the work Tolkien put in “The Chosen One” Soul mates Infodumps Blatant moral lessons Good vs. Evil The father is always the mysterious and/or missing parent Good = modeling agency hot. Evil = ugly, missh...
Dumb Ways to Die
Below the cut is +400 ways to kill your characters Nature’s Revenge Anthrax poisoning (natural) Avalanche Blizzard (exposure, hypothermia) Drought Earthquake Flood (drowning) Hailstorm Heat wave (exposure, dehydration, leads to brushfires) Hot spring Hurricane Lightning strike Limnic eruption Quick...
Character Survey of Doom
Body and Appearance 1. Describe the character’s height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy? 2. How old is he? 3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch?4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities...
Writing Masterpost
Character Help MBTI Personality Test MBTI Personality Descriptions 123 Character Flaws Character Trait Cheat Sheet List of Personality Traits Character Virtues And Vices Underused Personalities 7 Rules For Picking Names Character Names Character Name Resources Surnames Masterpost Types of Voice Show...
How to Write a University-level Essay
Heyo, so school is fast approaching, and seeing as Tumblr is made up of a lot of younger users who will soon be shipping off to college or university soon, I thought I would take it upon myself to help spread my knowledge of essay-writing. Essay-writing is my thing. I love it. I live for it. It’s ho...