I Am A Word Shaker.

If your eyes could speak, what would they say?

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keir-reviews:

→ WRITING HELP BLOGS & SITES

If you’re stuck for inspiration, want some advice, or need to refine your writing skills, you can usually turn to a writing help blog or site for help. So here’s a masterlist of some of the ones I’ve seen around. Note that these blogs usually focus ONLY on writing help and this list does not include any RPCHAs.

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keir-reviews:

→ WRITING HELP BLOGS & SITES

If you’re stuck for inspiration, want some advice, or need to refine your writing skills, you can usually turn to a writing help blog or site for help. So here’s a masterlist of some of the ones I’ve seen around. Note that these blogs usually focus ONLY on writing help and this list does not include any RPCHAs.

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(via fixyourwritinghabits)

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optimistsdaughter:

A little giveaway!

I’ve been trying to clear out some books lately because I reached max capacity about 500 books ago, most of what I’m getting rid of is either crappy paperbacks or old proofs so they’re going to the charity shop or the bin, alas.

I don’t know if anyone’s noticed that I am not a fan of John Green, but it has come to my attention that a lot of you are, so rather than adding The Fault in Our Stars to the charity shop pile I thought I’d give it away to someone on here. It’s one of the signed copies from the original print run, read only once, and I am one of those people who take off the dust jacket and place it somewhere safe while reading so it’s in perfect condition.

The rules:

None really, I’m willing to post anywhere, and it’d be nice if you’re following me but it’s not a necessity.

Just like or reblog this post to put your name in, it ends 20th July 2014, at 10pm GMT, and I’ll try to pick the winner that night.

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Surnames Master Post.

phoeberpc:

Surnames are just as important as given names. So, I compiled a list of the websites I use to find my surnames.

(Source: holllandmarie, via inthemiddleofa)

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thenationofmisfits asked: How would having the ability of mind control through skin contact would affect someone mentally. Like if the hadn't really mastered it yet and everyone they touched either lost time or did what they were told no matter what. Any ideas?

fixyourwritinghabits:

You get a lot of strange things if you google ‘write mind control.’ Anyway, here are some starting links:

That is the best I can find, link-wise. When it comes to your character, consider:

  • How his abilities affect him. The latest X-Men movie (no spoilers!) explores the negative aspect of being able to tell what others are thinking. Don’t be afraid to show the good with the bad.
  • How his abilities affect others. Those who know he has them and those who don’t will have different reactions to being close to him, regardless of how much they like him. No one likes being controlled, with or without permission. Your character has very invasive powers, and that will provoke a lot of negative reactions.
  • How strong his powers are based on how he’s using them. A lot of superpowered mind controllers are often depicted as all powerful straight off the bat, but even after your character has mastered them, they’re only as reliable as his own mind. Distractions could probably factor in a lot.
  • How he uses his power. Like I said, mind control is invasive. It also probably takes a lot of practice, and may present your character with some moral problems with who to use it on and how much.

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