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I started this journal because I had been dissatisfied with my art skills so since May 28, 2011, I've been on the hunt for material to help me out. PLEASE NOTE: This journal gets UPDATED! So check back every few months or so for anything new! And if you find something useful, please suggest it! If you have your own collection of resource links, please share them! And if you're browsing this list and encounter a site link that no longer works, let me know.
ANNOUNCEMENT! My journal is becoming too big. So soon in the future, I will be making a PART 2 to this journal. Some of these sections will be moved there, and the ones left behind will be expanded upon!!! Please continue to leave suggestions. Let me know what has helped you out. I would love to know.
UPDATE! December 29, 2014: Instead of making a PART 2, I will be moving all current information found here and will be making all future updates on my website,
A How To on Writing Fanfiction
1. Intelligence is required. No matter how interesting or humorous a plot you may have, it is always better to read a well-written, intelligible fiction than a thrown-together piece of junk riddled with spelling/grammatical mistakes.
2. Plot is important. There are such things as PWP's (see PWP section), but other than that, plot is what really makes a story. What is happening is what makes the reader go on and want to read more.
3. Creativity is a must. No one wants to read the same thing that they have seen from 50 other writers. Try to be original, and if you see an idea you really like, improvise it a little without copying it outright.
4. Every element in the story matters. From the plot to the series to what happens to the characters, everything ties together to make the story what it is.
OVERALL WRITING SKILLS
Some writers are just naturally gifted and have a way with words. Others struggle with how to make complex senten
Writing a Harry Potter Fanfic
Tutorial to writing a Harry Potter fanfic.
When writing a Harry Potter fanfic, it's best to realize things you'll need first. A pencil, a pen, a notebook or something to write in, an open mind, patience, dedication, and time. Why would you need both a pencil and a pen? One is for writing and one is for correcting.
Before you start to write, you need to make a plan, have materials for research, and knowledge of Harry Potter. Brainstorming is a great way to pan out a plot for your story.
Answer these questions:
You'll need to realize where you want to have your story in the Potterverse. Founders Era, Marauder Era, Pre-Hogwarts, Trio's first year-seventh year, Post-Hogwarts, and more.
You'll need to figure out what kind of story it is, such as comedy, romance, angst, horror, action, adventure, drama, songfic, and more!
Founders, Trio, Marauders, Death Eaters, Neville, OC. (See Vocabulary.)
H/Hr, Dramione, RonHermione, RonLuna, HermioneViktor, Hermion
Blank Character Sheet
It is very important to get to know the characters of your stories/novels, as knowing the basics can provide description and characterization throughout your novel.
I have compiled a basic character reference sheet below in the hopes that you will find it of use.
Where he lives:
Glasses or contacts:
Type of body/build:
Shape of face:
Type of hair:
Is he or she in good health?
If not, why not?
Background & Family
Relationship with mother:
Relationship with father:
Place in the birth order:
The worst thing that could happen?:
Most at ease when:
Most uncomfortable when:
Most embarrassing past failure:
The NonVerbal Thesaurus
Not spoken > Body Language.
Latin thesaurus, treasury, from Greek thesauros.
n. pl. thesauri (-sôri) or thesauruses
1. A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
2. A book of selected words or concepts, such as a specialized vocabulary of a particular field.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.
Dialogue is VISUAL
-- Not just a bunch of words.
Watch the average conversation between two people. 90% of that conversation isn't in what's Spoken, it's in what they are DOING while they are speaking. It's in their Body Language. Body-language cues in your story alert the reader by SHOWING them what is going on in a character's head without Telling t
The Dreaded 2nd Draft
A Writer's Guide To The Second Draft
Oh noes. Let those be my first words in this tutorial. Now that I've gotten that out of my system, may I never mutilate the English language in that manner again. Welcome to my tutorial on the dreaded "Second Draft" of creative writing. If you've read my other tutorial (How to write - and love it), then you're well aware of why I call this the dreaded second draft, but if you haven't, then let me explain: I am a firm believer that all editing in creative writing should be left to the second draft. The first draft, should remain edit-free so as not to stem creativity.
Going into this tutorial, I am making the assumption that at this point, you have finished your first draft completely (from beginning to end) and now have a finished (albeit in need of editing) novel sitting in front of you. If you don't, don't worry, most of the information in this tutorial can still be applied. So, for those of you who haven't finishe
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Making Commissions Tutorial
Okay, so you've got some extra cash and/or points and want to commission an artist. However, there are a few things you should do before you send that note asking for a commission. This is what I do to assure myself that no more people end up in my Hall of Shame.
Before you send a note:
1. View an artist's ENTIRE gallery. Scrutinize each deviation carefully. Download them if you can (click the button to the right of the deviation that says download or the image itself) and note any potential problems. (I find the majority of problems on human figures are in the hands and feet.)
Some suspicious things to watch out for are the following:
A. Sudden jumps in quality without explanation. I don't remember who it was, but I saw one person here that had two images submitted the same day. One was very nice and good art. The other looked like a two-year-old drew it. I passed on commissions. Later I found out the high-quality one was stolen and the artist was banned. However, an artist
Promoting Projects on dA
For the purpose of this article, I'll be referring to projects and contests as Events.
Define your event's identity
If you or your Group is running an event, chances are you'll want to get the word out there in a mission to create buzz and encourage more people to join in. First of all, create an identity for your event. This means considering the following points:
What is the subject and/or medium(s)?Who will be entering (new artists, Group members, professionals etc)?How will entries be submitted (links to entrants own gallery or Group submissions etc)?What is the timescale (deadlines, announcement of winners etc)?Who is judging, and how (panel of judges, poll voting etc)?What is the incentive (prizes, features etc)?What help you require (promotion, translation etc)?
Choose your prizes
These do not have to be in the form of prints, subs or other things that cost money. Journal, userpage widget, news and Group features can result in huge amount
How to get more from your commenters!
If like me you crave critique and feedback, but only ever get "nice work" comments, here are some tips to get what you want!
First of all, allow me to briefly elaborate on what I mean by critique and feedback.
Critique - Noun, A detailed analysis and assessment of something.
Someone who offers you a critique gifts you with a full evaluation of the good and bad parts of your piece, as well as offering ideas for its improvement.
Feedback - Noun, Information about reactions to a product.
They let you know which parts they like / don't like, and possibly how the piece made them feel.
Comments such as "Great work!" "Awesome" don't fall into either of these categories.
Reply to them with a question.
Asking a question prompts a response. Not only that, but it forces them to take a look at your work again! Below are two screenshots where I have used this technique.
Common questions you could ask in