September302014
yeahwriters:

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages
I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.
Crimes & Killers:
Hinterkaifeck MurdersThe Vampire Rapist The Hi-Fi MurdersHello Kitty MurderSasebo SlashingKeddie MurdersMurder of James BulgerDnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)Sada AbeThe Vampire of SacramentoThe Little Girl MurdererTylenol MurdersIssei SagawaLuka MagnottaBlood CountessMurder of Tim McLeanThe Boy in the BoxMurder of Shanda SharerRobert PicktonTheresa KnorrStrip Search Phone Call ScamUnit 731Rape of NankingHoeryong Concentration CampSawney Bean
The Unknown:
Kelly-Hopkinsville EncounterBelmez FacesGefJimmy Carter UFO IncidentHidebehindLeyakClinton RoadCicada 3301Rosalia LombardoWeeping StatueExorcism of Anneliese MichelLa LloronaThe Superman CurseEctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)Rat KingSS BaychimoSalish Sea Human Foot DiscoveriesGreen Children of WoolpitSkinwalker RanchDevil’s Tramping GroundPope Lick MonsterDevil’s Chair
Medicine:
Revival ExperimentsCotard DelusionElephant ManPenis PanicThe Toxic LadySensory DeprivationYoungest MotherBrain Eating AmoebaLocked In SyndromeStendhal SyndromeJerusalem SyndromeSelf EnucleationStanford Prison ExperimentPit of DespairHarlequin-Type IchthyosisGenie the Feral ChildBenjamin KyleTarrare
Torture:
ScaphismTorture Methods and DevicesThe Pear of AnguishHanged, Drawn, and QuarteredRat TortureBrazen BullSlow SlicingImmurementBoilingSleep DeprivationStress PositionsHamstringing
Conspiracies & Stories:
Black HelicoptersThe Licked HandChemtrail ConspiracyNew World Order ConspiracyKiller in the BackseatI Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamBoy Scout LaneNew City VillageThe Clinton Body CountDenver International Airport Conspiracy

Miscellaneous:
Yosemite SamThe Station Nightclub FireRogue WavesVagina DentataMongolian Death WormList of Unusual DeathsBeing Buried AliveDaycare Sex Abuse HysteriaCarl TanzlerBog BodiesA Serbian FilmCannibal HolocaustDead HandAction Park120 Days of SodomHuman Corpse SoapChristine ChubbuckTraumatic InseminationJohn Fare

If anyone needs some creepy story inspiration, what with Halloween coming up :)

yeahwriters:

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages

I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.

Crimes & Killers:

Hinterkaifeck Murders
The Vampire Rapist 
The Hi-Fi Murders
Hello Kitty Murder
Sasebo Slashing
Keddie Murders
Murder of James Bulger
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)
Sada Abe
The Vampire of Sacramento
The Little Girl Murderer
Tylenol Murders
Issei Sagawa
Luka Magnotta
Blood Countess
Murder of Tim McLean
The Boy in the Box
Murder of Shanda Sharer
Robert Pickton
Theresa Knorr
Strip Search Phone Call Scam
Unit 731
Rape of Nanking
Hoeryong Concentration Camp
Sawney Bean

The Unknown:

Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter
Belmez Faces
Gef
Jimmy Carter UFO Incident
Hidebehind
Leyak
Clinton Road
Cicada 3301
Rosalia LombardoWeeping Statue
Exorcism of Anneliese Michel
La Llorona
The Superman Curse
EctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)
Rat King
SS Baychimo
Salish Sea Human Foot Discoveries
Green Children of Woolpit
Skinwalker Ranch
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Pope Lick Monster
Devil’s Chair

Medicine:

Revival Experiments
Cotard Delusion
Elephant Man
Penis Panic
The Toxic Lady
Sensory Deprivation
Youngest MotherBrain Eating Amoeba
Locked In Syndrome
Stendhal Syndrome
Jerusalem Syndrome
Self Enucleation
Stanford Prison Experiment
Pit of Despair
Harlequin-Type Ichthyosis
Genie the Feral Child
Benjamin Kyle
Tarrare

Torture:

Scaphism
Torture Methods and Devices
The Pear of Anguish
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Rat Torture
Brazen Bull
Slow Slicing
Immurement
Boiling
Sleep Deprivation
Stress Positions
Hamstringing

Conspiracies & Stories:

Black Helicopters
The Licked Hand
Chemtrail Conspiracy
New World Order Conspiracy
Killer in the Backseat
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Boy Scout Lane
New City Village
The Clinton Body Count
Denver International Airport Conspiracy



Miscellaneous:

Yosemite Sam
The Station Nightclub Fire
Rogue Waves
Vagina Dentata
Mongolian Death Worm
List of Unusual Deaths
Being Buried Alive
Daycare Sex Abuse Hysteria
Carl Tanzler
Bog Bodies
A Serbian Film
Cannibal Holocaust
Dead Hand
Action Park
120 Days of Sodom
Human Corpse Soap
Christine Chubbuck
Traumatic Insemination
John Fare

If anyone needs some creepy story inspiration, what with Halloween coming up :)

(Source: bizarreism-two)

10AM
fantasyhelpers:


MALEFICENT MAKES A MASTERLIST: MAGIC RESOURCES.

Magical Powers (i.g. Superpowers, mutations, etc.) 
Magical Powers
List of Powers
List of Supernatural Abilities
Superhuman Features in Fiction
Magical Spells, Charms, and Curses
Ultimate Magic Spells
List of Spells in Harry Potter
Encyclopedia of Spells in Harry Potter
List of Magical Spells and Charms
List of Magical Charms
Magical Creatures
List of Fablehavens Magical Creatures
Magical Creatures and Beings
List of Legendary Creatures
Mythical Creatures Guide
The Phoenixian Book of Creatures
Mythical Creatures and Beasts
My personal favorites, magical/fantasy generators.
Fantasy Name Generator
Seventh Sanctum
Rink Works
Fantasy Name Gen
Serendipity Fantasy Name Generator
Remember, though, always try to be as creative as possible and try to create your own names for things! Latin is commonly used and twisted to create different names for places, spells, and more. Here are a few sites to get the juices flowing. 
Latin Word List
Latin Dictionary
The Orb
Latin Genealogical Word List

fantasyhelpers:

MALEFICENT MAKES A MASTERLIST: MAGIC RESOURCES.

Magical Powers (i.g. Superpowers, mutations, etc.) 

Magical Spells, Charms, and Curses

Magical Creatures

My personal favorites, magical/fantasy generators.

Remember, though, always try to be as creative as possible and try to create your own names for things! Latin is commonly used and twisted to create different names for places, spells, and more. Here are a few sites to get the juices flowing. 

(via thewritershelpers)

10AM

thebeautyinbeautiful:

paradoxxicalness:

ironboobs:

"Oh captain, my captain."

This was in my queue, but I feel it is appropriate to publish this now. May we take this into consideration in honor of his work and the inspiration he gave others.

I have reblogged this before, but I feel the need to reblog it right now for given reasons. Thank you for everything, sir. You are missed already.

(via baccanworld)

September282014

goldenheartedrose:

falconwhitaker:

bookgeekconfessions:

I wanted to double check that “The Cherry on Top” was a short novel or novella and I found this on uphillwriting.org. I think it’s very informative and hopefully you guys will find it useful!

Good friends, this list is wonderful, but it’s missing something!

Internet Articles

800 words maximum

OOH.

(Source: uphillwriting.org, via modernmuckrakers)

September232014
dullhypotheses:

Dullhypotheses’ Guide to Rehab (Part 1, probably)

A few months back, I was admitted into a rehabilitation center because my depression hit its lowest point. Now, however, I am feeling much better and though to share my experience with the rest of you, whether it be to include in your writing, in the background of your character, or just for your own personal use.
Disclaimer though: Not all rehabs works the same way. Different rehabilitation centers have different styles — some more lax, and others more strict. The type of rehab I was in is not the only type of rehab there is, but it is one type.
There’s probably going to be a part two, since I finished this and thought there should be some more, but for now, I guess this is it! Hope this helps! 
If you have any further questions about life in rehab, feel free to send me an ask!


Under the cut, you will find sections about:

i. Basic Overviewii. Confidentiality and Anonymityiii. Staff: Nurses and Houseparents, the Program Coordinator, Case Managersiv. Safety of Belongings and of the Studentsv. Medicine and Foodvi. Daily Schedulevii. Group Therapy Sessions and Activitiesviii. Behavioral Modifications and Privilegesix. The Studentsx. The Stigma that comes with Rehab

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dullhypotheses:

Dullhypotheses’ Guide to Rehab (Part 1, probably)
A few months back, I was admitted into a rehabilitation center because my depression hit its lowest point. Now, however, I am feeling much better and though to share my experience with the rest of you, whether it be to include in your writing, in the background of your character, or just for your own personal use.

Disclaimer though: Not all rehabs works the same way. Different rehabilitation centers have different styles — some more lax, and others more strict. The type of rehab I was in is not the only type of rehab there is, but it is one type.

There’s probably going to be a part two, since I finished this and thought there should be some more, but for now, I guess this is it! Hope this helps!

If you have any further questions about life in rehab, feel free to send me an ask!

Under the cut, you will find sections about:

i. Basic Overview
ii. Confidentiality and Anonymity
iii. Staff: Nurses and Houseparents, the Program Coordinator, Case Managers
iv. Safety of Belongings and of the Students
v. Medicine and Food
vi. Daily Schedule
vii. Group Therapy Sessions and Activities
viii. Behavioral Modifications and Privileges
ix. The Students
x. The Stigma that comes with Rehab

Read More

(via referenceforwriters)

10AM

Have We Met Before?

thewritershelpers:

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It’s difficult when writing to make your character original, but if you make them a cliche people just get bored. Sure, having one or two cliche characters isn’t a problem, and sometimes can be used to good advantage. It’s when you have a lot, or the most cliched of the cliched, that the trouble starts. Here is a short list of some of the overused character types, and some tips on how to make them less formulaic.

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September162014

maxkirin:

Hello, writerly friends~ ♥︎

You asked for a Writing Advice Masterpost, so here it is! Below you will find a collection of the best questions and answers from the last two years. Not only that, but they are also organized so you can find the answers to your questions quickly and get on with writing.

But wait, there is more!

This post is more than just a collection of advice, it’s a nexus for writing advice, resources, and information! That’s right, this post is going to grow over time. I will be updating this masterpost WEEKLY with new answers, writing advice videos, playlists, and more! So, make sure to bookmark this page and follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) so you don’t miss a thing~ ♥︎

Writing Advice Compilations

Prompts

Virtual Writing Academy

Motivation & Inspiration

Planning, Outlining, and Getting Started

Dialogue

Editing & Revision

Hot Button Issues

General Advice

Publishing

Writing Music & Playlists

Miscellaneous

Last Updated: 09-13-14. Click HERE to see the latest update. Latest posts are in Italics.

(via maxkirin)

10AM

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

(via heartsways)

10AM
referenceforwriters:


S E T T I N G (Image source)

The setting consists of these elements, which you ought to describe through the course of the story. It is up to you, however, to decide how necessary it is to do so and why.
Which element is more important right now? Why? The most common answer is because it plays an impact on the story, so you should give it a higher priority in that particular moment. Overall we should get a feeling however brief of each or most of them.
Why are settings important at all? Because the story is happening somewhere. Even if it’s happening in a void or in the middle of a nothingness, you could describe it. It helps making your story more memorable and your writing more vivid. 
How much should you describe? Again, there isn’t a rule. It is up to you. You’d not spend a page describing a room that plays no interesting or important part in the story, would you? If you do it, you’ll make the readers believe it is more important than it actually is, or bore them out. During the first draft you can spend as much as you want pointing out details of the environment and the space but know that during revision, they could and will get cut out if they’re not relevant whatsoever.
The relationship between world-building and the settings: they’re directly related. If you’re creating a new world you’ll have to work through a lot of describing, and that has to do with—you guessed it—the environment. The space, time and temperature. All of these have to do with the world you’re creating if they’re different from what we normally see or if they’re not.
Let’s say it, describing things is oftentimes quite fun and a great way to practice vocabulary and your use of metaphors and similes to show and not tell in a powerful way. 
The following links provide great advice on both settings and world building and I recommend checking them out.
Common Setting Failures
The Senses and World Building
Fantasy World Building Questions
Tips on Revealing Setting
The Rules of Quick and Dirty World Building
The Description Pyramid
Physical Descriptions Put Readers Into Place
Location, Location, Location
Creating Your Own World
Imagery
-Alex

referenceforwriters:

S E T T I N G (Image source)

The setting consists of these elements, which you ought to describe through the course of the story. It is up to you, however, to decide how necessary it is to do so and why.

  • Which element is more important right now? Why? The most common answer is because it plays an impact on the story, so you should give it a higher priority in that particular moment. Overall we should get a feeling however brief of each or most of them.
  • Why are settings important at all? Because the story is happening somewhere. Even if it’s happening in a void or in the middle of a nothingness, you could describe it. It helps making your story more memorable and your writing more vivid. 
  • How much should you describe? Again, there isn’t a rule. It is up to you. You’d not spend a page describing a room that plays no interesting or important part in the story, would you? If you do it, you’ll make the readers believe it is more important than it actually is, or bore them out. During the first draft you can spend as much as you want pointing out details of the environment and the space but know that during revision, they could and will get cut out if they’re not relevant whatsoever.
  • The relationship between world-building and the settings: they’re directly related. If you’re creating a new world you’ll have to work through a lot of describing, and that has to do with—you guessed it—the environment. The space, time and temperature. All of these have to do with the world you’re creating if they’re different from what we normally see or if they’re not.
  • Let’s say it, describing things is oftentimes quite fun and a great way to practice vocabulary and your use of metaphors and similes to show and not tell in a powerful way. 

The following links provide great advice on both settings and world building and I recommend checking them out.

-Alex

(via writeworld)

10AM
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