Short Prompt #860
"Get out of here! Go!" - the hero screamed, trying to push their nemesis out.
The villain struggled back and refused. "No! I'm not leaving you here!"
Are you a writer working on an original story and are looking for your hype-people? Join our discord server!
Hey guys! My friend @fortuna-et-cataclysmos and I are setting up a server for writers that are developing a story/ working on drafts and would like a small community of friends to support each other along the way.
So, the basic idea is based some good experiences we had within our fandom server, where we hosted Nanowrimo last year and ended up with like, 14 people creating their own stories.
The idea is to just have a small community of friends that can hype you, motivate you, and bounce ideas off with.
In our Nanowrimo experiment, we all had channels to talk about our books, host Q&As, exchange resources (for example referring to larger writer servers or tips and tricks for querying and publishing) and other fun writing and development activities. We are sort of trying to emulate some of those dynamics here.
So anyway, if you're interested, hit us up with a dm and we can give you more info/answer any questions/ give you the server invite if it sounds like it's up your alley.
(Or if you are not but would like to support, please reblog! We would be super thankful if you help us spread the word out)
I Tried Writing Like...
Calling ALL Whumpblr Blogs!!!!
I'm doing an individualized writing event, and I hope to have a bunch of people participate!
This event is where you fill out a quick form about your writing routine, and then another whumpblr will get the opportunity to try writing like you for the day! At the same time, you'll be given someone else's writing routine and try to do as they do!
Why am I doing this? I think a lot of people have great routines but some would like to change theirs up. And this is an amazing opportunity to grow closer as a community.
The form is filled with morning, afternoon, and night opportunities. Please fill it out how you would on a day where writing is your main priority, like a weekend or day off from work or school.
If you don't write in the mornings (or evenings) then don't fill it out. Remember it's your routine so fill it out as you wish.
Here is the form
July 10th is the deadline to fill out the form, and all routines will be sent out on the 15th at the latest.
Thank you, everyone!
Can stories be successful even if they are similar to other stories
Absolutely! Some examples...
-- Young woman falls in love with a hot vampire, supernatural shenanigans ensue...
- The Vampire Diaries series
- The Twilight series
- The Crave series
-- Students attend a school for supernatural people...
- The Vampire Academy series
- The House of Night series
- The Evernight series
-- Hero must complete a challenge to defeat dystopian government...
- The Hunger Games series
- The Divergent series
- The Maze Runner series
-- Protagonists compete for coveted royal position...
- The Selection Series
- The Crown's Game series
- Lone City Trilogy
-- Protagonist time travels, falls in love with historical person...
- Bid Time Return/Somewhere in Time
- The Outlander Series
- Called by a Highlander series
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✍🏻 We aren’t normal and we shouldn’t be. We live many different lives in one body and one lifetime. Writing takes a certain amount of insanity if you do it right.
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hello, everyone!! quick request: if you’d like to be tagged by in tag games, stuff like last line tags, find the word, either/or, [just for example; there are many more out there], please interact with this post!! i’m not sure how many people are comfortable w being tagged in games and i’m sure i’m missing a bunch who’d like to be tagged, so hopefully this will help me keep track :D
edit: by interact i mean reblog/reply!!
Fun Ways to Meet Characters
Thieves stealing important objects from the main characters and then being forced somehow into a found family situation
Saving a character’s life by doing something like taking an arrow/bullet
By losing a bet with a stranger and then teaming up
Gambling with a shifty character and getting really mad at them, only for them to later end up saving the other character’s life
Meeting the other in an arranged marriage and actually liking them (or really, really hating them)
Or having a chaotic dynamic where they irritate each other but they’re equally chaotic, so they become the mischievous duo in the found family
By bickering over the last piece of food at a banquet
Getting hired as a servant or maid, or some other serving position
By accidentally almost killing a character, only for them to join the found family and literally never stop bringing up that first meeting
Saw this on Twitter. What 3 potions would you drink?
I would take brown, white, and yellow!
Social experiment! What is harder to write: dialogue, description or exposition?
"should autism exist in my fantasy story?" yes. "should psychosis exist in my fantasy story?" yes. "should personality disorders exist in my fantasy story?" yes. "should ADHD exist in my fantasy story? should intellectual disabilities exist in my fantasy story? should dissociative disorders exist in my fantasy story? should trauma disorders exist in my fantasy story? should anxiety disorders exist in my fantasy story? should mood disorders exist in my fantasy story? should--"
yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
you don't have to include their real actual names and you don't have to have main characters with every single one of these things. But neurodivergent and mentally ill people should EXIST in fantasy stories and fantasy societies, because we exist in real life. We deserve to be acknowledged.
Nothing will ever be funnier than a villain adding "evil" or "sinister" in front of everything they own or do. Sinister coffee table. Evil groceries. Dark tax filing.