|Xeros, my first furry I've made!|
Are you kidding me...?TW: Suicide mention (just because I do know this is a trigger for people. It's not detailed but it is mentioned.)Are you kidding me...? by NinjaKato
SO… I get this email this morning saying that apparently our ‘harassment’ of Shayla Lockheart (AKA: an art thief who stole and defaced multiple artist’s work) made her commit suicide.
Supposedly it's her friend (perhaps the same one who sent all those annoying asks to my Tumblr yesterday threatening to take my artwork).
Oh. My. Fucking. God.
Yeeeeeeeeeeah no one harassed her. Her page was completely clean and as far as I know the only people who did anything were people who she stole from.
Anyone else who said anything wasn't under my direction.
Your friend just committed suicide and you're emailing someone? Wow, yeah, no. Not buying it.
Can you fuck
How to Improve Your Writing StyleHow to Improve Your Writing Style by illuminara
While I’ve written articles about writing style in the past, they were designed mostly to define what style is and didn’t provide much help for improvement. This article contains some practical tips I’ve discovered that will actually help you improve your style and hopefully provide a foundation for why good style matters. I believe good style is important for many reasons, but mostly because I want my readers to feel like the time they spent with my story was worthwhile, pleasant, and maybe even a little enlightening.
“All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.” – Steve Almond
“Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.” – Kurt Vonnegut
1) Be clear.
“To be clear is the first duty of a writer; to charm and to please are graces to be acquired later
Tips for Writing DialogueLet's think about this logically. Writing fiction is about telling a story. Every story revolves around a plot. Every plot is carried out by characters, and characters carry out the plot through action and dialogue.Tips for Writing Dialogue by illuminara
Dialogue comes from characters for the purpose of advancing plot to tell a story. Therefore, dialogue should only exist to serve the purpose of advancing plot and revealing character motivation or history that in turn advances the plot. That's why dialogue exists.
This brings me to my main point. If you take away nothing else from this article, take away this: Only write dialogue that serves the purpose of advancing your plot. If it doesn't, cut it out of your story without hesitation or remorse.
Secondly, conversations in stories should not be anything like conversations in real life. Real life almost never has a plot, and talking almost never reveals motivation or history because there's no plot to life. Therefore, if you're trying to make your dialogue as "true to
Hi! I'm Xeros (no, it isn't my real name. But it's what I go by.) Feel free to call me Xeros or Goblethowl...or some shortened version of that. I'm just a girl who loves to draw and just never feels like putting it on deviantART. Feel free to talk to me! I don't bite...|
Xeros: Yes, you do!
Me: *shoves* That's you!
That was my furry, Xeros. Same name...so what? That's where I got the name from (and I don't know where I got the name for Xeros the Angel Dragon).
My favorite stamps XD I'd put more on if I ever had the time...