Zoey FairchaildLeaves crunch underfoot as someone approaches. My heart leaps as it recognises you.Zoey Fairchaild by missqueenb86
Hot tears roll down your cheek. Your hand shakes as you wipe them away. Part of me wonders why you're sad. You set a dozen red roses in the centre of the bridge, right where we first met.
“It's been ten years Zoe. I miss you every day and love you twice as much.” Words barely audible but I hear them and run to you.
“I'm here. I'm here. I never left.” I shout.
You look right up and through me.
“Zoe? It's crazy but I feel like you're here.”
Kissing your fingers you bend down and touch them to the small cross on the bridge.
“I will always love you Zoe.”
I look closer at the cross, seeing it clearly for the first time and gasp.
1985 – 2002”
one true loveSitting in the parkone true love by missqueenb86
I wait for you
You took my heart
You're in my mind
You possesed my body
Yet still I wait.
I treated you cruelly
I loved you so much
It hurt me
it hurt you
Yet still I wait here
for my one true love
I'm waiting here in hell
No one hears my cries
Yet I wait for my angel
to come free me from my hell
But my angel doesnt come
because I hurt you, my angel
and thats why I'm in this hell
In my life
I'm crying tears that no one hears
Writing Tips - DialogueWriting Tips - Dialogue by ML-Larson
If youre writing fiction, the dialogue is arguably one of the most important parts. And its the bit thats the easiest to mess up, if were strictly honest. And why not? Theres so much going on in that single sentence that any number of them can go wrong; voice, character, tone, point of view, punctuation. Well start with punctuation, because Ive already written that bit.
Go here. I was originally going to copy and paste that part of the lesson into this lesson, but then the thing wound up being ten pages long. So, read that, and then come back to this if you feel you might need help with the mechanical bits.
When to use Dialogue
Right. So, youve got a story all set up in your head (or on a piece of paper if youre inclined to pre-write), and its great. Your hero is blasting through space with a whole heap of misfits, and you
Writing Emotions VISUALLYWriting Emotions VISUALLY by OokamiKasumi
Writing Emotions VISUALLY
"What is ...VISUAL writing?"
-- Visual writing is when the reader can SEE your story unfolding in their imaginations just like a movie.
* Non-visual: It was a dreary day.
* Visual: Icy rain slithered down the window glass from an iron gray sky.
This is more commonly known as SHOWING vs. TELLING.
* Telling: It was a dreary day.
* Showing: Icy rain slithered down the window glass from an iron gray sky.
"What's wrong with just...Telling them?"
-- The problem lays with Reader interpretation. Abstract (poetic) words and ideas rely on the readers' interpretation of what those words mean to them personally.
She was woefully depressed.
* How does Big Bird act when he's woefully depressed?
* How do Y
Writing Tips - OrganisationWriting Tips - Organisation by ML-Larson
Writing Without Confusing Yourself (Or Your Readers)
Writing is a very personal, individual undertaking. Everybody approaches the activity a bit differently from the next guy. Some people can come up with concept, plot, characters, and everything else and just sit down and write. Others need to take time to figure out what's going on; what's going to happen in the story, and how it all fits together. Others still will find themselves getting stuck somewhere along the middle, losing track of everything or changing an idea mid-way through, or never know how to end. These are the people for whom this has been put together. Those of you who can barrel through a story overnight are still welcome to look, though.
There are different ways in which a writer can and will get stuck on any given piece. Motivation, immediate environment, too few (or too many) ideas available, lack of organisation; the list goes on, but life is short and I am lazy. The sticking point that we're going
Writing Tips: CharacterisationWriting Tips: Characterisation by ML-Larson
Characterisation: Avoiding the Dreaded Mary Sue
The characters you write are arguably the biggest part of your story. Theyre the vessel through which the reader is able to identify with the themes and ideas that youre trying to share. But creating brand new lives from thin air can sometimes be rather difficult. You have to find their voice, their needs, their personality; its a rather delicate balance, really.
Rather tempting, and often encouraged by teachers, is to do a Character Profile to help come up with some of the details. These are often pre-made sets of questions ranging from the mundane (eye colour, height, weight) to the fanciful (if your character caught someone looking at his girlfriend, what would he do?).
I dont like these. And heres why.
The questions are all a little too cookie-cutter. They promote stereotype characters, and you dont want that. The actual physical details about the character dont need to be mentione
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