"Nobody really cares about your accomplishments. That’s why you need to set your own goals and do it for yourself. Forget what makes your parents proud or what your friends like, what is it that makes you like yourself?"
My psych teacher (via trainhardrunfast)
DIY Guide to Dress Necklines from Paper Blog here. For other popular guides go here:
A visual glossary of Skirt types
OH MY GOD SO HELPFUL
this is very important, ty
there’s so many skirts for like all my life up to this moment I thought there was skirt, little skirt, to-your-feet skirt
I actually really needed to read this right now.
Some of the slides from my color shading/rendering lecture.
A lot of people think I use watercolor, but I’m way too lazy for that. So, I just made a straight-up full blown tutorial for this Ask because it’s so complicated. Here are links to purchasing materials:
- Toned Paper
- Col-Erase Pencils, Prismacolor Pencils
- Brush Pen
- Felt Tip Pens (Other brands: Copic, Sakura, Faber Castell Pitt)
- Markers (Other brands: Prismacolor)
- White Paint Marker (make sure it’s the water-based one)
Method is based off Peter Han’s CGMW/CDA/ACCD course, Visual Communication.
Other Tutorials: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/tutorial
Horse Drawing Tutorials
November 1-30. The world needs your novel.
This is the pep talk I wrote some years ago for week three. You are now entering week three. Welcome to hell. Read the talk.
I know the images within a post tend to break out of the post container in the theme, resulting in very ugly looking posts. I swear I will fix that. Honest.Permalink Nov 12, 2013
There is now a quick link for the Writing resources tag on the sidebar!
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The tutorial is done and available on Deviantart!
I made a tutorial!
Tumblr Tuesday: National Novel Writing Month
The official blog of writing an entire novel in November, NBD.
NaNoWriMo All Year
The unofficial fan-run Tumblr that brings you inspiration 24/7/365.
Fuck Your Writing Habits
Writing advice made with much tougher love.
Go Book Yourself
Flawless recommendations for those of us just looking for something to read.
The National Book Foundation
The literary org that gives out the National Book Awards this month.
Have fun guys, I can’t do it this year.
I figured this might be useful to share because I’m a procrastinating piece of shit and other people might be struggling with the same problem
Make a calendar where you keep track of stuff you do each day. Give a separate color to each project (or other such thing) you should work on. Each time you do something, mark it with a little square for every hour you spend doing it. It feels nice to earn those squares (and you’ll quickly develop a discomfort with blank days :d) EDIT: Remember to only have an easy goal like one or two squares each day. “Today I’m gonna be productive for ten hours!!” will only create pressure and discourage you from even starting
I’m still pretty lazy though, but at least this experiment has given me a better perspective of it haha
HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboardwhich is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!!
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!
Anonymous asked: Any advice on how to write mute characters, from someone else's PoV?
This is a surprisingly common question, huh. Check out:
- Tips on Mute Characters
- Mute Characters
- Advice on Characters Who Are Mute
- On Writing Mute Characters
- About Muteness
With any disabled character, remember that they are not defined by their disability (even if others treat them like that). If possible, see if there’s someone you can talk to about muteness who has experience with it.