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gailynovelry · 30 minutes ago
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tag the OC who believes in reincarnation
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gailynovelry · an hour ago
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Whenever I see people discoursing online about how all fiction must model good behavior and explicitly state that any bad behavior depicted is wrong, lest someone in the audience mistake it for “glorifying,” all I can think of is that line from Arrested Development where Buster, in his mid-30s, objects to something by saying “that’s not the way mother is raising me”
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gailynovelry · 2 hours ago
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Just a friendly reminder, the moss loves you and the mushrooms think your kinda cute.
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gailynovelry · 4 hours ago
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The truth is that you don't have to earn rest, food, sleep, taking a break, relaxing. There is no guilt or shame in having those things, in how much free time you get, or how you enjoy yourself should not be based upon your productivity in a system. They should be based on the fact that you a human being, a living creature that needs and deserves those things.
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gailynovelry · 7 hours ago
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for real, if you see a fic that seems abandoned but you really want to see if it might be completed
i would genuinely suggest not mentioning the fact its abandoned at all. instead, just leave the most effusive comment you can. tell the author specifically what you liked. if they are in a position they might continue it, you might remind them what they liked about the story, and thus maybe revive it.
that is probably your best bet to get a story finished, much more than asking “hey is this abandoned” or asking for it to be continued.
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gailynovelry · 9 hours ago
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rb this and tell me what ur accent is. this has no purpose except the fact i just realized i could have like… mutuals with cockney accents or newfoundland accents or something and thats just wild
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gailynovelry · 21 hours ago
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Game-Changing Sites for Writers
A recent search for a specific type of site to help me build new characters led me down a rabbit hole. Normally, that would make me much less productive, but I have found a treasure trove of websites for writers.
Bring Characters/Places to Life
There are a few different places you can use to create a picture of something entirely new. I love this site for making character pictures as references, instead of stock photos or whatever pops up on Google Images.
thispersondoesnotexist: every time you reload the page, this site generates a headshot of someone who doesn't exist. This is great if you're thinking about a character's personality or age and don't have specifics for their facial features yet.
Night Cafe: this is an AI art generator that takes your text prompt and generates an image for it. I tried it for various scenery, like "forest" or "cottage." It takes a minute for your requested photo to load, but no more than maybe five for the program to finish the picture.
Art Breeder: this website has endless images of people, places, and general things. Users can blend photos to create something new and curious visitors can browse/download those images without creating an account. (But if you do want to make an account to create your own, it's free!)
Find Random Places on Earth
You might prefer to set a story in a real-life environment so you can reference that place's weather, seasons, small-town vibe, or whatever you like. If that's the case, try:
MapCrunch: the homepage generates a new location each day and gives the location/GPS info in the top left of the screen. To see more images from previous days, hit "Gallery" in the top left.
Atlas Obscura: hover over or tap the "Places" tab, then hit "Random Place." A new page will load with a randomly generated location on the planet, provide a Google Maps link, and tell you a little bit about the place.
Random World Cities: this site makes randomly selected lists of global cities. Six appear for each search, although you'll have to look them up to find more information about each place. You can also use the site to have it select countries, US cities or US states too.
Vary Your Wording
Thesauruses are great, but these websites have some pretty cool perspectives on finding just the right words for stories.
Describing Words: tell this website which word you want to stop repeating and it will give you tons of alternative words that mean the same thing. It typically has way more options than other sites I use.
Reverse Dictionary: type what you need a word for in Reverse Dictionary's search box and it will give you tons of words that closely match what you want. It also lists the words in order of relevancy, starting with a word that most accurately describes what you typed. (There's also an option to get definitions for search results!)
Tip of My Tongue: this website is phenomenal. It lets you search for that word you can't quite place by a letter in it, the definition, what it sounds like, or even its scrambled letters. A long list of potential options will appear on the right side of the screen for every search.
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Hope this helps when you need a hand during next writing session 💛
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gailynovelry · 23 hours ago
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it is not blood that runs through these veins but glitter gel pen ink
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gailynovelry · 23 hours ago
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in the evil world im seriousbeaste
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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things are going to be difficult. But you
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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writing tip #3503:
if you randomly slam your hands against your keyboard for long enough, maybe you’ll have a novel
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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my hot take is that if you want to write a book, you need to read books
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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Dark Sun by Melissa Marr
Dark Sun by Melissa Marr was amazing, as usual. It’s the latest book in her Wicked Lovely series.
These are (YA at first, NA nowadays) faery stories set in the modern world. The focus is on romance, with some queer and poly rep.
This tome has bi m/f, some f/f flirting that could lead to f/f/m, as well as old favourites in an m/m/f relationship. I can’t wait for more.
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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Finished that thing I was doing! Really love how each of them turned out. From left to right; Crislie, Navaeli, and Meparik.
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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- August 12, 1914
- The diaries of Franz Kafka, 1914-1923
[ID: August 12. Didn't sleep at all. Lay three hours in the afternoon on the sofa, sleepless and apathetic; the same at night. But it mustn't thwart me. End ID]
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gailynovelry · a day ago
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Plot Problem: Found
Subplot: Rewritten
Darlings: Killed
I forcibly remove myself from my manuscript.
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