Drew's Writing Resource Guide Jul 19, 2012 22:55:47 GMT -4
Post by Drew Galloway on Jul 19, 2012 22:55:47 GMT -4
...also known as "How to Not Suck at Writing Like Drew Does" or something along those lines. I'm collect a ton of fun writing resources that will help you writing improve a lot. I tried to pick those that were relevant to roleplaying, character development, or the topic of Plagued in general.
I'll update this list as I find new resources/you give me new resources.
Have fun sucking less at writing/collecting bitches with your writing skills!
Dark CopyIt's green text on a black background, which can be made full-screen to eliminate distractions. It's incredibly simple and it's a lot easier on your eyes at night than Notepad, and you don't have the stupid chatbox to distract you.
Character TraitsThis is super handy for getting your character's life and personality in order. It has boxes for their appearance, personality, family, mental disorders, hopes, aspirations, and everything else. If you're planning out a character or have a character that you'd like to get in order, then I'd totally recommend this thing.
Other Words for SaidIf you need some other words for "said". Remember that you should use these only when they're appropriate. For more on how not to use variety with other words for said, read "My Immortal".
Character FeelingsIf you can't come up with a word for just what your character is feeling, this has categories for all sorts of basic feelings (happy, sad, angry, afraid, etc.) for varying degrees of intensity.
50 Problem Words and PhrasesGive this one a look-over. If you keep in mind what words you're using, you'll seem at least 20 percent
PaperRaterObviously no checker is going to have a 100% accuracy, but I'd run your posts through this just to make sure they don't suck -- they check your spelling, grammar (within reason), word choice, style, and the big-boy words you use. If your posts are lacking in vocabulary, you'll seem a lot more like a 13-year-old boy writing Naruto fanfiction (read: Jasper) than a roleplayer. That's a bad thing.
Plague WordsA super-duper useful list of phrases that are often used and often wrong. Look it over and avoid those suckers, unless you're some kind of anarchist (which you're not... when Sober's around).
Really Interesting Words to Brighten Up Your WritingThis is a list of big-boy words that will make your dinky little post seem less like bad fanfiction and more like National Geographic!
Character Trait ChartThis shares a lot of components with the character trait chart above, although it doesn't have the cool filly-inny boxes. If you scroll down, it'll tell you the significance of character parts, and it has some personality traits listed to get you thinking about your character's personality.
D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-YSTOP FUCKING THIS UP. Ash, I'm looking at you, Miss Definately.
The Universal Mary Sue Litmus TestWe have this one linked in the rules, but this is seriously important for me as a Sue-hunter and resident critical mod. To play it safe so you don't get called out, if you think your character MIGHT have a certain characteristic, mark it anyway.
Gun MistakesThis is a pretty interesting read, and it's especially relevant to Plagued. If you're not a gun guru, I'd look this over to make sure your gunnin' writin' skills are accurate (enough).
Writing Realistic InjuriesAlso pretty relevant to Plagued. If your character sustains an injury, this is going to help you work out exactly what that injury is like and how to relate it well. (Also, word to the wise: If your human breaks xir leg, they're probably not gonna just walk it off.)
Spice Up Your Writing With DialogueYou're roleplaying. Odds are you're going to be using quite a bit of dialogue (or monologue, if you're picky). This is useful to show you how to write dialogue like a big kid.
10 Grammar Rules You Can and Should IgnoreYour writing will sound a lot more comfortable this way (although occasionally adhering to these rules will make you sound like you know what you're talking about, but fuck the establishment, amirite?)