Hey, I'm an amateur writer. I was wondering if you happened to know of a website or forum for writers to post their work, and for others to comment on and such?

bibliophylum:

bibliophylum:

Hi! Here are a few that I know of:

If anyone knows more websites and forums, please do share!

I also found this link: 16 Blogging Platforms That Won’t Distract From Your Writing

August 30

Making History (and thereby a World) 

writedemon:

It’s one thing to make a world, a fantasy land or alternative place where things are different, but it’s an entirely different thing to make a World.

That sounds stupid, right?

Perhaps not so much as you think; you’ve heard the phrase “a whole new world”? (Disney counts too)…

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heronswing:

Hey Crime Writers - don’t just have your detectives say bland things like “the fingerprints matched” - use correct terminology and make your writing precise. Here’s a cool little fingerprint chart to get you started.

heronswing:

Hey Crime Writers - don’t just have your detectives say bland things like “the fingerprints matched” - use correct terminology and make your writing precise. Here’s a cool little fingerprint chart to get you started.

3,281 notes August 28 ORIGINAL

maxkirin:

A kind follower reminded me of that '7 Cardinal Rules of Life' post going around, and they asked me if I would ever do my take on them (that being, a writerly take). Well, seeing as how I’ve been running a Writer Positivity series for over 100 posts, I thought it would be a fun chance to collect some of my favorite advice!

PS: The above are not meant to be taken as ‘literal’ rules for writing, but rather advice for leading the lifestyle of a writer~ ♥︎

Looking for more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

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"When you write, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story." — Stephen King (via hello095)


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fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A superb fuck-ton of human facial expressions and emotions.

[From various sources.]

17,072 notes August 23

"There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too." — Maddaddam, Margaret Atwood (via novelwisdom)


"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write." — -Saul Bellow (via thescriptlab)


kigaltan:


thefstandsforfuckyeah:

cineraria:

World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes - YouTube

PLACES THAT NEED TO CALM DOWN: EUROPE.


i love how it’s pretty calm and then BOOM WORLD WAR TWO

kigaltan:

thefstandsforfuckyeah:

cineraria:

World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes - YouTube

PLACES THAT NEED TO CALM DOWN: EUROPE.

i love how it’s pretty calm and then BOOM WORLD WAR TWO

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My main character, female, is a badass, reckless woman. I don't want her to be a typical hero, I want her to be kind of anti hero, she does bad things, you know, but at the same time I want her to be likeable, I want readers to root for her a bit, despite the fact she's not good (like Walter White from Breaking Bad?). How can I do that with not turning her into a hero?

fixyourwritinghabits:

You’re in luck! Both anti-heroes and unsympathetic but likeable characters aren’t that uncommon in fiction. Things you need to keep in mind:

  • Your character is going to do bad things. Don’t let these things get a pass or come off as good just because your character is the main character.
  • Your character is going to do good things too. Giving your character some ‘save the cat’ moments to show that they’re still a hero, even if they’re kind of a bad person, is essential. (And if you want them to cross the line, having them do the opposite of something food they did later is a good way to show that.)
  • Your character is going to do things for complicated reasons. A lot of flat anti-heroes are always confident in everything they do, but a real character is going to feel at least conflicted about making tough or morally wrong decisions. If they no longer feel conflicted or at least acknowledge that it’s not the right thing to do, they’re less a hero and more a villain.

Here’s some good links:

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