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i just found this website that can randomly generate a continent for you!! this is great for fantasy writersplus, you can look at it in 3d!theres a lot of viewing options and other things! theres an option on-site to take a screenshot, so you don’t have to have a program for that!you can view ...
Dialogue Tags Reference List
Dialogue tags are an important part of literature that help to express emotion more effectively through descriptions of dialogue. Here is a list with some helpful alternative tags dependent on the situation. Angry -exploded -yelled -shouted -roared -screamed -bellowed -growled -gritted out Answerin...
Writing Traumatic Injuries References
So, pretty frequently writers screw up when they write about injuries. People are clonked over the head, pass out for hours, and wake up with just a headache… Eragon breaks his wrist and it’s just fine within days… Wounds heal with nary a scar, ever… I’m aiming to fix t...
Writing Research - The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties is a term sometimes used to refer to the 1920s in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, characterizing the decade’s distinctive cultural edge in New York City, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, London, Los Angeles and many other major cities during a period of sustained...
Writing Pirates - A Resource List
A helpful list of resources for all your fictional victorian piracy needs, brought to you by writingandresources!  (The sources on this particular list is mostly relevant to European pirates of the 16th and 17th centuries only, not modern or Asian pirates. Some sources are from the Victorian era (18...
Colors in Writing
When the colors themselves won’t do, here are the names of some specific shades to add descriptive detail to your writing. Red -Amaranth -Auburn -Burgundy -Candy Apple -Cardinal -Carmine -Carnelian -Cerise -Chestnut -Coral -Crimson -Fuschia -Lava -Magenta -Mahogany -Maroon -Puce -Raspberry -Red-viol...
WRITING REFERENCE
Okay, you know how hard it is to make those side characters in your writing? There is a website that allows you to create different random identities for all types of characters. This website literally generates an identity for a fictitious person and makes up the full name of the person, address, m...
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Smile (writing references)
(So I was doing research for myself, but I thought that it might be useful.) Adjectives for Smile radiant; broad; beautiful; sexy; lovely; rustic; uneasy; gracious; seductive; warm; disarming; regretful; winning; surprised; bitter; reminiscent; whimsical; boyish; girlish; wreathed; metallic; faint; ...
Outlining your Novel
Now that NaNoWriMo is getting closer, it’s time to start thinking about planning and outlining. While this is a strategy that doesn’t work for everyone, it’s undeniable that it might come in handy when it comes to writing a novel. If you’re still deciding whether outlining is...
Writing Asexuality in Fiction - Masterpost
I’ve finally built up a nice series of essays on writing asexuality and asexual characters in fiction. Here they are, all together in one place. They’re intended to be useful for asexual and non-asexual writers alike. They are also meant to be inclusive of gray-asexual and demisexual cha...
Writing a runaway/homeless character?
It’s very possible that one day you’ll want to write a runaway, or someone living on the streets, or someone who is just up to no good, or all of the above! You need some good old research. Well here; I did some of that work for you! Obviously not all of these characteristics/actions are...
Useful Writing Links!
I’ve been collecting a lot of helpful writing tools and tutorials and ideas so I thought I’d put them into one big post! Hopefully others will find them helpful. I’ve separated them into sections. IdeasSeventh Sanctum GeneratorsSerendipity Generators; fantasy generatorsPromptsAUs t...
Looking for a random cause of death for a character? Click here. Looking for a random city? Click here. Looking for a random city that people have actually heard of? Click here. Need a random surname for a character? Click here. (They also give prevalence by race, which is very helpful.) Helpful wr...
Limits of the Human Body
A guide for writers- or anyone interested really- on how much the human body can really handle. Humans can survive… Rules of 3: 3 minutes without air 3 days without water 3 weeks without food About 11 days (264 hours) without sleep. * No human has ever been proven to have died from lack o...
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Writing Research - The Fifties
The 1950s or The Fifties was a decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959. By its end, the world had largely recovered from World War II and the Cold War developed from its modest beginning in the late 1940s to a hot competition between the United States and the Soviet Union...
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Describing Feelings
How can I describe my characters feelings? - Anonymous Since your characters aren’t exactly real people your readers can talk to and get to know in real-life manners, their feelings and emotions and thoughts are what lets your readers connect with them. These things are what make your charac...
Description: The Basics
Sensory Details Descriptions are a way to suck your reader into your world. You tell them what’s going on in the world and you do it so well you make it real. In order to make it real, you need to make it feel real. You need to make your reader feel exactly what it is like in that scene. To do that,...
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