Throughout his life, Tyki had only known three things: follow the Millennium Earl, destroy Innocence, and kill as many humans as he could. Now, with Tyki imprisoned in the Black Order, the Noah within him destroyed, can Allen help Tyki see the error of his ways? Without completely falling for the man?
D.Grayman fanfic I've been working on for over a year (technically more than two). Pairing is TykixAllen
How to Create Tension in FictionYou've probably heard about tension and know it's a big deal, maybe even the biggest deal in storytelling, but why? What is tension, and why is it so important to storytelling?
What Is Tension?
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, tension is defined as:
a strained state or condition resulting from forces acting in opposition to each other
Applied to the wonderful world of storytelling, tension is all about one simple question: What will happen next? This uncertainty creates strain or anxiety in your readers, and the only way to relieve it is to keep reading and find out what happens next.
Tension and release is actually a cycle that builds up over the course of a story through what's known as pacing. Check out this awesome video explanation.
Tension is not conflict. Even though you will see the terms used interchange
How I paint - tutorial on painting (+Q n' A)EDIT:// There have been some questions about this and I thought I'll make a Q&A for them so that you won't have to ask me all these things over and I don't have to answer the same questions all the time haha
Scroll to the end of this journal to read--
ok Idk how Flash works and these would make too big of a file so I'll post it like this for now:
Painting11 by Kyldrun
Painting12 by Kyldrun
What program did you use?
I use Photoshop Cs5
What are your brush settings?
For this I had the most common brush '30' (not the airbrush one), combined with the brush '45'
6 Tips for Creating Supporting Characters6 Tips for Creating Supporting Characters
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 5 “Characters” – Section 4 “Supporting Types”
“Although my heart may be weak, it's not alone. It's grown with each new experience. And it's found a home with all the friends I've made. I've become a part of their heart, just as they've become a part of mine.” -Sora (protagonist of Kingdom Hearts)
Great stories are hardly ever about only a hero or a villain who fight obsessively to the bitter end. In a great story, there is an entire world of characters who not only love, fight, support, challenge, teach and invest in your character's life, but who make your protagonist into the person that they are. And when created with care, these supporting characters fill the world of your story with an incredible level of dept
Writing Tips - Creating Civilizations (Part I)Or alternatively, I explain my fantasy generator game from awhile back. Today we’re going to talk about how you can create a civilization/society for your fantasy or science fiction world. There will be another part to this though, and in that one I’ll be telling you how to create a society/civilization integral to the theme of your novel. Think of the first parts as creating something like The Shire, and the final ones about creating something like Oceania from 1984.
The main difference is that from there, we start with the “end” - we figure out what we want for the story, and we build things that come from a specific conclusion. In 1984 the civilization is there to prove that totalitarianism is bad. In this one, we start from the beginning. We figure out a society’s assets and we build it to a logical conclusion. It helps make societies more… realistic.
Although, it might be wise for you to pick a certain conclusion, even when
9 Tips for Creating Your Antagonist9 Tips for Creating Your Antagonist
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 5 “Characters” – Section 3 “Antagonists”
“You don't really understand an antagonist until you understand why he's a protagonist in his own version of the world.”
Whether the obstacle that stands in the way of your protagonist is an evil person, a person of just another philosophical belief, a person with a contradicting goal, a force of nature, a force of the supernatural, a monster, an emotion, an experience, or just a challenge in and of itself, it has to make sense, stand up to reason, and be every bit the deep and complex an entity as your protagonist if you want to create a balanced story. Today, we will talk about how to design the antagonist in a way that will be appropriate to the story you are trying to cr
5 Steps for Creating a Plot Premise5 Steps for Creating a Plot Premise
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 4 “Creating a Plot” – Section 2 “Plot Premise”
"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him."
Ask a beginning writer what their story is about, and you'll likely be rewarded with a long and tedious monologue about their world, characters, and story ideas—told in such a way that reveals that they really can't answer the question without telling the entire story. If you are trying to gain reader interest, or even publish your work, you need to be able to answer that question in a clear and concise way; this is a task often more difficult than c
6 Tips for Mapping a Fictional World6 Tips for Mapping a Fictional World
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 3 “World Building” – Section 2 “Maps”
“I wisely started with a map, and made the story fit (generally with meticulous care for distances). The other way about lands one in confusions and impossibilities, and in any case it is weary work to compose a map from a story.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
If you've ever read or written a story that seemed unintentionally ethereal—where the descriptions did not paint a vivid picture of the setting but instead a more vague dreamscape that the characters meandered along aimlessly—then you know the problem of not having a real and tangible setting for your story. The problem is not simply that there isn't enough description for the reader to paint a vivid picture, but that there is no original picture for them
Writing Tips - Blank Page SyndromeSo you've got your novel or whatever all plotted out. You know what's going to happen each second of the way through. You know all of your main characters to the point of having written a full biography on each of them, including the waiter in chapter 3 who has like two lines of dialogue. You've got your favorite writing music playing on repeat. You've opened up a Word or Google Doc, your fingers ready to go. And yet... you just can't get started. You have no idea where to begin, and anything you try to type just feels weird and awkward. Such is the case of Blank Page Syndrome. The absolute hardest part of writing is getting started, and getting over this. It's not quite writer's block... you know what you want to do, and you could write another story if you want to, but you just can't start this particular novel. And you love this work you're about to begin on. You've been thinking about it so much that proofreading your last work has been a pain in the ass because this new idea keeps
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