BlankI look at the empty paper. I am trying to come up with some idea. Anything. Just before I sat down and opened my laptop I had many, but none of them comes to my mind now. What happened to those aliens from strange worlds that inhabited my mind some moments ago? I try to think about them, but they do not look that interesting now. Nothing in them is different enough to be worth describing. I think about their worlds. I can imagine their bright colours and complex shapes. Why not describe it? I could describe their lives, their architecture, their laws. But who is interested in plain, cold, lifeless descriptions? Maybe one or two paragraphs of them. More than that, only encyclopaedias, or RPG books. I have lots of descriptions on my mind. Empty places, though. No story.
When I write 'no story', I mean 'no story worth telling'. Stories must be interesting. They must be about something. Something another person wants to read. That is one of the principles of writing. What am I saying? I ha
10 YouTube Channels that Will Improve Your Writing10 YouTube Channels that Will Improve Your Writing – With Links
There are a plethora of resources for the beginning writer: from books on writing, to amazing stories, to published writers who regularly blog. Today, I want to share my compilation of important YouTube channels for developing your writing skills, and share why each is important—organized by what purpose they serve. Subscribe to them, listen to them as you clean or when you feel uninspired, and be sure to subscribe to their channels.
Writing Tips and Tricks:
Ellen Brock is a freelance editor who professionally edits novels and does writing seminars. Her videos are very concise, brief; and they show, from an editor's perspective, what makes a good book.
Big Think is actually a compilation of brief seminars on a variety of topics. And they have many videos on the subject of writing
Proof that The Rugrats Theory is Fake (Updated)By now, everyone knows about the Creepypasta known as "The Rugrats Theory" which states that the babies all died prematurely and became figments of Angelica's imagination. The only Rugrats that were real were Susie, who was Angelica's best friend that played along with her game, Dil and Kimi, who was taken from her mother and became a figment after Angelica listened to stories about Kimi.
When I first read the theory last year, it seemed very well solid with only a few small holes. This is a case with most Creepypastas that are written about TV shows. However, after re-reading "The Rugrats Theory" one year later, I have discovered a couple of major holes. I know...I know. Creepypastas are meant to be scary, not real. That being said, many people may have actually believed this theory, possibly because they mostly remember the series after the first two movies. I remember the entire series, including all the episodes that predate Dil and Kimi. &
The Impossible Quiz: Answers
IMPOSSIBLE QUIZ ANSWERS! YOU CHEATING SWINE!
Answers in BOLD indicate Bomb questions.
1. Four (Count the holes in the words "A Polo" rather than counting the ONE hole in an actual Polo mint)
2. No, but a tin can (An old joke...)
3. K.O. (O.K. backwards)
4. Click "The Answer" in the question
5. Go around the sides of the flash and back in the other side.
6. Shallots (Shallots are small onions, and as it's a square root, the answer must be smaller)
7. An Elephant (The largest thing in real life)
8. Click the tick that appears just below the S and E.
9. The 2nd "That one" (The second answer is pointing to the third box, which was the last question's answer.)
10. False Teeth (Choose Food = Chews Food)
+ 1 SKIP!
11. n (The number 2 follows the word "December" first, and the letter 'n' follows second.)
12. Click the dot on the 'i' (it is the smallest blue dot there!)
13. F'taang (Well, they do kind of make that sound )
14. Torch (Lighter, as in visual light, not weight)
The Truth About Selling FanartUpdate notice as of January 17, 2013: I have given this guide a MAJOR overhaul. It was originally written over a year and a half ago, and since then my own views and understanding of copyrights has changed. I felt that this guide should reflect those changes, so if you read this guide in the past, please take a moment to look through it again as I have added MANY new topics, information, and sources. Unlike my first draft, I have also changed my viewpoint to neutral throughout this writing.
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor any kind of professional that works in dealing with laws or copyrights. This guide was written based on my own research and understanding of copyright laws, and from discussions with others knowledgeable of the subject. These facts are all sourced from U.S. law. I encourage others to do their own research and draw informed conclusions on how they would like to pursue the issue of selling fanart.
The Truth About Selling Fanart
Fanart is somethin
How to Invent a Good UsernameTime for a quickie tutorial!
Your username (also known as nick) gives one of first impressions of you when introducing yourself online. At the best, your username tells people you're an original person with good taste, and at the worst, it blends you to the mass of people lacking imagination.
GENERAL ISSUES TO THINK ABOUT
Here is a list about issues that are healthy to think about in general. After this section, I'll give you "not to do" and "to do" lists about creating usernames. So...
The most important thing is that YOU like your name. If you don't feel cozy with your username, it will irritate you sooner or later. However, especially if you are still young or new with Internet, be prepared for that your naming taste may change later and you may dislike that name you picked first! (That's something I have seen in the comments of this tutorial.)
For example, my first online username was, if I remember correctly, my given name + my birth year (like, Lisa90,
435 Writing Prompts!1. Violinist. (Or violin)
3. Paper aeroplane.
4. Dandelion seed.
6. She sings.
7. Dragonfly toes.
8. A stolen ring.
9. Broken wristwatch.
10. Missing tooth.
12. Fairytale gone wrong.
19. Lucky rabbit's paw.
24. 1000 paper cranes.
27. Puppet show.
28. Triskaidekaphobia. (Fear of the number thirteen.)
30. Letters to the moon.
32. Ballet shoes.
35. Breathless. (Or, breathlessly.)
36. Tachycardia. (An unusually fast heartbeat.)
37. Bradycardia. (A very slow heartbeat.)
40. Strobe light.
42. Fake quirks.
43. Contact lenses.
44. Siren. (Either the mythological creature, or the object.)
46. Comet in a bottle.
50. Tarot card.
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