#Mulan #jasmine #tiana #pocahontas #belle
My real name is Tracey, and I'm a fortyish freelance editor (twenty-two books in the past two years), a sometime book critic and a novelist working towards publication. To date I've edited historical romance, Westerns, historical YA and a series of children's fantasy novels. I love accuracy in novels set in the real world (or in a world that resembles it), protagonists whose actions affect the plot (rather than those who wait for others to make plot-related decisions, female protagonists with hopes, ambitions and dreams beyond acquiring a boyfriend and complex plots that hang together well. (Oh, and I'm disabled.)
me to my grandkids: back in my day, the jily fandom used to be a bunch of horny ragtag idiots drawing cartoons and starting james potter sex riots, watching gifs of aaron johnson jumping in a particular soccer uniform
you dirty sluts know what im talking aboutand boycotting hipster marauder blogs
*puzzled* When was James/Lily called Jily? I don’t remember that one.@1 day ago with 24 notes
When creating a character, there’s a lot of questions you ask yourself. Whether it’s an original character or one you’ve been playing for a long time, using a character sheet to get to know your character better can always be a nice idea. With it’s help, you’ll be able to think about things you didn’t necesarily thought about, and ask some important questions to yourself that might activate your character’s voice, or help you to get your muse back with them. Everyone has their favorite character sheets, some people prefer to have a lot of questions, some others like it a bit more vague, so here’s a masterlist of the character sheets I found on various websites and found quite interesting, plus some other things that could be used to help you see, for example, how other character view yours.
- Blank Character Sheet (+370 Questions)
- Abridged Character Sheet (100 Questions)
- Big-Ass Character Sheet
- Character Creation Form
- Character Sheet by Jody Hedlund
- Creating a character Bio Sheet
- Character Analysis Worksheet
- 100 Character Development questions for writers
- Create a Character Profile
- Character Development Worksheet
- Original Character Bio-Sheet
- Character Chart for Fiction Writers
- A Character Chart By Charlotte Dillon
- Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
- Detailed Character Sheet
- Character Sheet Template
- Character Twenty-Question Worksheet
- In-Depth Character Sheet
- Character Worksheet
- Character Interview Sheet (First Person)
- Background Questionnaire (First Person)
- Characters Perceptions (How do other people perceive your character?)
Then, if you’re trying to create a character, and do not have many ideas, or get stuck, I’d suggest for you to roam around TVTropes, which gives you a lot of tropes used for character creation. Maybe you could try to mix a few of these and create an original character?
Or, if you’re a skillful writer and know how to make your character different from another, make a list of characters in fiction you happen to find interesting and why. Try to keep it short. Then, maybe, try to mix and match things from two or three characters, take a character and change their backstory, to see what would change. Play with them to inspire yourself and create something new, original and truly yours.
Oh, and here’s a little guide to Mary-Sues and OCs, just in case you want to make sure your character isn’t going to become a Mary-Sue or a Gary-Stu
And last but not least, this article about building fictional character definitely seemed interesting to me, and is full of many other links that could guide you during the creating of your character and help you file one of these sheets.
Am I the only writer that character sheets absolutely do not work for?
(via wings-the-destroyer)@1 day ago with 7806 notes
why the fuck is every nursery rhyme about people dying
- the london bridge is falling down and probably crushing pedestrians
- ring around the rosie pockets full of posie ashes ashes we all get obliterated by the black plague
- it’s raining it’s pouring the old man is snoring he bumped his head and fucking died
and fucking died
humpty dumpty committed suicide
jack fell down a hill and cracked his skull
A BABY FELL OUT A TREE
Sorry, no. Snopes disproved the “Ring Around the Rosy” bit ages ago; it’s now classed as an urban legend. As for Jack and Jill, what we know as the nursery rhyme is only the first verse of a longer poem. Here’s the rest of it. Apologies for the spacing issues that I can’t seem to fix.
Then up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
To Old Dame Dob who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.
Then Jill came in, and she did grin
To see Jack’s paper plaster;
Her mother whipt her, across the knee,
For laughing at Jack’s disaster.
Now Jack did laugh and Jill did cry,
But her tears did soon abate;
Then Jill did say that they should play
At see-saw crost the gate.
That’s the whole poem. Nobody dies. Jack just bumps his head and gets the old-fashioned equivalent of an icepack put on it. There are later variants on some of these stanzas, but the events remain the same.
@8 hours ago with 110302 notes
people with extroverted traits can have depression? people with extroverted traits can be writers? people with extroverted traits can enjoy reading? people with extroverted traits do not exist solely for you to slam with your classist (and usually misogynist, and often racist) stereotypes of shrieking california beach bunnies and jock hunks? in fact, people with extroverted traits can have introverted traits, and the distinction is not as clear as you think it is? you are literally recreating the dichotomy of GOTHS VS PREPS that you acted out on neopets when you were eleven years old because you can’t let go of your US VS THEM mentality? stop it?
(via mamamantis)@12 hours ago with 1878 notes
- A blind man was set on fire after being asked about his disability.
- A young man was charged with setting his dog on a woman with Cerebal Palsy yesterday. He told the dog “good boy” when it tore off her ear.
- A “catalogue of blunders” and “prejudiced assumptions” by NHS staff led to the death of a disabled woman. According to an official government enquiry, 24 disabled people are killed each week due to prejudiced assumptions by medical staff.
You’ll struggle to find much about these in the main media. Disabled people are being attacked here every day, purely for being disabled and it is very rarely reported outside of local papers.
Wondering if the stories are real? Yes, they are.
And here’s another. This isn’t a physical attack, but it’s still a serious threat when you’re poor and disabled.
And this attitude isn’t doing anyone any good, either:
And a couple of examples of medical staff doing harm:
A healthy baby has been left deaf, blind and locked inside his body because a trainee midwife did not recognise early signs of jaundice.
And this one happened in China, so the setting is wrong. However, I have to report it because it’s FUCKING INSANE.
And when they say “imprisoned,” they mean “kept in a windowless forty-square-foot cell until April 2013.” Why? Because his parents were protesters. I’m not quite sure how the Chinese government determined that a developmentally disabled four-year-old was such a threat that he needed to be subjected to four years of solitary confinement.
(via disabledtalk)@1 day ago with 104 notes
Signups for this year’s Histories Ficathon are going to be opening in the near future. Any of you guys interested?
Obviously you don’t have to decide right now, and saying you might be interested isn’t a commitment — and I’ll certainly make an announcement regardless when they open. I’m just curious as to how many more people we might possibly get this year — last year signups opened before The Hollow Crown aired, after all. It’s a very friendly ficathon, although it has traditionally been quite tiny. Plus every year I get at least one email from someone asking if their story idea is too cracktacular. I have yet to say yes to this question.
(Also, everyone is AU-crazy and there are lots of people who know where to look for historical resources, if you’re nervous about the whole “writing medieval people” aspect of it! IT IS SO MUCH FUN YOU GUYS. It’s the highlight of my fannish year. IT IS LIKE MY BIRTHDAY AND CHRISTMAS AND KITTENS AND PONIES AND RAINBOWS AND CUPCAKES AND SPARKLES ALL ROLLED INTO ONE. I mean, last year I got ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE RICHARD II FIC. It was so fucking brilliant.)
(That zombie Richard II fic is legit brilliant, btw.)
I’m totally in. TOTALLY.@1 day ago with 17 notes