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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Metarie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:05 am

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers:

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/ ... n-writing/
A story is like a tapestry; it is never finished until the final thread is sewn.

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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Metarie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:04 am

Stumbled on this today:

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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Nic de Paramo » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:05 pm

If your going to be writing things on dwarfs, or need some stone/ rock based info or inspiration, this might be a useful site for you,
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http://www.modernmarble.net/Typeofstone.html

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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Three » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:46 pm

http://fantasy-faction.com

Well, THIS place is a gold mine and a half


Combat:
http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/writing-fight-scenes
^LOVE that one, things many overlook
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/writing ... -strategy- A larger look at tactics
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/tactica ... y-battles- Lovely! Choices you have to make about the battle you're planning to write.

Characters and Worldbuilding:
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/on-char ... nstruction
Mmm, especially interesting article.

http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/fantasy ... -the-page- Using life as an inspiration for your fictional relationships.
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/the-cha ... e-champion
^There are nine or ten parts to this, all wonderful.
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/the-fantasy-assassin- Types of assassins and how to characterize them
http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/how-to- ... r-writing- Mental illness and how to do it right


http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/worldbu ... e-the-box- Thought provoking read for world developers!
http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/the-pro ... -cultures- Very good for Thar since it's at least loosely based on alternate reality

Fantasy tropes/Writing tricks:
http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/dragons-introduction
http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/manipulating-the-mythos
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/ten-fantasy-cliches
http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/the-truth-about-tropes
^All very interesting articles about how to work around clichés and tropes and how to use them to your advantage!

http://fantasy-faction.com/2013/rats-an ... n-fantasy- How to use the little rodents >.>
http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/bringin ... r-writing- Using theatrical techniques in your writing
http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/the-myt ... n-fantasy- Food and its uses!
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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Saruna » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:02 pm

http://www.writingexcuses.com/

good advice in podcast format.

Aaand in case you missed it in the previous google link:

http://scholar.google.com/

found some really great .pdf articles with it!
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Post by Metarie » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:02 pm

10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them
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Post by Saruna » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:41 pm

Was searching names and came across this, thought it was interesting.

A Study of the London Masters of Defense
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Post by Cai » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:41 am

Controlling perception vis-a-vis sleight of hand and pick-pocketing for fun and profit

Penn and Teller on the 'Seven Rules of Magic' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o​XGr76CfoCs
Apollo Robbins on controlling attention as a means of misdirection - http://www.ted.com/talks/apollo_​robbin ... tion.h​tml

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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Darrik » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:42 pm

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose - http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5402/pg5402.html

Herein you may learn terms such as

ABEL-WACKETS: Blows given on the palm of the hand with a twisted handkerchief, instead of a ferula; a jocular punishment among seamen, who sometimes play at cards for wackets, the loser suffering as many strokes as he has lost games.

and

BASTARDLY GULLION: A bastard's bastard.

not to mention

THREE-PENNY UPRIGHT: A retailer of love, who, for the sum mentioned, dispenses her favours standing against a wall.

but you should really go take a look. It is brilliant.

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Post by Metarie » Sat May 03, 2014 6:55 pm

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Post by Ryu Jun-Seong » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:31 am

(01:50:39) Darrik: OMG MATT, WE ARE LIKE SOULMATES
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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Darrik » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:43 pm

Inspiration and reference material for Corey and I as we slowly work on Bataar and Abagha.

---Steppes Tradition: Hunting with Eagles---
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting_with_eagles
see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re644qgnCtw to appreciate how truly fucking epic that can be.

I thought it was a neat idea when I picked an eagle hunter for Abagha's profile pic, but if the real world reality is THAT epic, I think we can jump the shark with this, Corey.

In some of those fights, the eagle is using its wings like we would elbows, providing a platform to deliver powerful kicks while on the back. The wolf knocks it around, and it still gets back in the air, with absolutely no fucks given.

For a less epic, more 'Training wheels still on' level - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtC42jLh2K4

I've got a bunch of ideas whirling around my head for eagles in the Xiongnu Steppes of Tian Xia as a result.

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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Farius Masello » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:55 am

http://www.writingclasses.com/WritersRe ... Writer.php

These are quite interesting. And there are a ton of them.
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Post by Jerial » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:06 am

Ancladar wrote:I read something about a fox shifter who wields two swords or daggers, and was once part of the guard and had or has a phoenix shifter love interest who has some control over fire and another ability I can't recall at the moment.

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Re: Writing Resources and Random Useful Trivia

Post by Katona » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:14 am

I just came across this interesting "evolutionary tree of religion" image and thought it might be useful, especially with this being an alternate history setting and all.

https://i.imgur.com/TgprGAW.png

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