Writing advice from Neil Gaiman.
▷ I’ll Sit With You In The Dark
I’M BELATEDLY POSTING THIS, as I liked how it turned out ;w;
Written for HSWC 2014, Bonus Round 1
Remember when Davesprite tried to hide that he was suffering from PTSD?
Major Content Tags: Past/canon character death;
Additional Tags: Alcohol mention, mental health issues, depression, PTSD discussion, trigger discussion, ableism, hurt/comfort, cuddles!! and happy endings
Word Count: 2086
Tags #johndavesprite #john egbert #davesprite #hswc #hswc 2014 #homestuck #paual writes #writing #dork is bird for i love you
▷ Timaeus, a Dirk♥John & Dave fic
"Remember when Dirk’s boyfriend turned out to be drift compatible with his brother, and how completely terrified he was about losing them both in one fell swoop?"
Written for HSWC 2014 Bonus Round 1
Reccommended listening: Thrice - Daedalus
Rated T, 8001 words, Major character death, suicide ideation, Pacific Rim AU
Tags #dirkjohn #johndirk #hswc2014 #hswc #hswc 2014 #homestuck #writing #paual writes #PACIFIC RIM #it IS FINALLY DONE EFF
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
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Tags #ref #i always have this post at the back of my mind while writing #it's magic #writing
THINGS I WANT TO WRITE ABOUT
Tags #INSP #writing #i neee d to w r ite #otp #noram and ludric
My head has hurt all day and it feels like it’s splitting at the seams, but a lot of emotions happened too and just
Tags #johndavesprite #k ind a ? ? #i am tagging it because i'm feelin it so much #it's neither romantic or sexual but it's super sappy as pER USUAL #and i think it's gonna be what connect the dots will be like #or ctd's last part #i need to do more research on troll palemance because the concept is way different #also this is really BAD because my head is slaying me but whatever #writing #aggressively writes palemance across all time and space and planes of reality #gosh i need something for my head #i hadn't written orange dav e in a whiel
Tags #the only times i even remotely write poetry is when i incarnate the mind of a fictional character #wails #writing #harder than diamonds
Oh, I’m just writing this short tiny drabble before tackling bigger projects!
me, before accidentally writing yet another 3433 word long story
28. Just assume everyone has a weird fetish they’d like to keep secret.
#40. Do not have more than two redheaded characters or people will think you’re up to something. #66. Time your writing schedule to coincide with the different phases of the moon. #75. Write as if you’ve been possessed by a demon but like a nice demon. #79. Never kill a dog in your book. The dogs will know. #101. Write to displease whatever god you believe in. #102. Believe in monsters.
6. If you must write about the travails of being a writer, at least give yourself a glass eye or a cyborg hand or something.
85. Only employ vampires if they are a metaphor for municipal government.
55. It’s easy to distinguish characters if each has a unique hat.
76. Record a video of yourself sleeping at night, so you know what it looks like when you’re at your most vulnerable.
My favorite poet of all time was known for writing whenever he felt like it and never going back to correct a single word of what he’d done
I just had a moment like that
and no surprises, intense tenderness ensues…