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    veesdumpingrounds:

    small tutorial for newbies to anatomy :) hopefully this is understandable and helpful ! 

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    Posted on: 18th June 2014 - 15,879 notesReblog

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    heyitsjnnfr:

    I want to let people know about this app, especially for those people who suffer from social anxiety where telephone communications might be triggering or uncomfortable.

    It’s called “TalkTo” and is available for iOs devices for FREE here and is also available in Google Play for Android devices! Essentially, it allows you to ask businesses questions by sending a text message instead of calling. For businesses that aren’t set up to answer a text message or an email (it will try to send it either way) a TalkTo agent will make the call FOR you, and then will text you back with the company’s response.

    I have used this app to make reservations, check for stock, check store hours, and more. Certain businesses will have a higher response time than others but if you ask ahead of time then you won’t have a problem. I sent a restaurant a question this afternoon (see picture) and i had a response within 15 minutes. 

    Give it a try!

    Not seeing this in Google Play yet, but still, seems like a good tool!

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    Posted on: 9th June 2014 - 87,708 notesReblog

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    omgthatdressxx:

    How to Pack Luggage?

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    Posted on: 4th June 2014 - 392,547 notesReblog

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    maxkirin:

    So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…

    You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

    It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

    I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.

    ((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))

    Want more writerly content? Follow maxkirin.tumblr.com!

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    Posted on: 8th May 2014 - 165,838 notesReblog

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    prompts-and-pointers:

    babbleslime:

    Character development thing.

    Plot points on this chart to represent how important these different aspects of a character’s life are to them. By doing that you can help determine what type of things your character deems to be most meaningful in their life, especially compared to others aspects.

    A brief explanation of each aspect is below in case you’re confused about the meaning of any.

    Physical Aspects

    • Strength: to have physical power and strength
    • Sex: to have sexual gratification and satisfaction
    • Possessions: to have objects and tangible things
    • Health: to have physical health and stability
    • Appearance: to have a good external appearance

    Emotional Aspects

    • Love: to love and be loved, romantically or otherwise
    • Appreciation: to be appreciated by others
    • Attention: to be paid attention to
    • Security: to feel secure emotionally
    • Approval: to be approved by others

    Social Aspects

    • Respect: to be respected
    • Friendship: to have friends
    • Intimacy: to be intimate with a partner or partners
    • Belongingness: to feel needed and belonged
    • Family: to be on good terms with/have a family

    Spiritual Aspects

    • Inner peace: to be content with themselves
    • Purpose: to feel as though they are fulfilling a purpose
    • Self-sufficiency: to feel that they are able to provide for themselves
    • Growth: to feel as though they are growing and changing
    • Acceptance: to be able to accept themselves without consequence

    This is an absolutely amazing exercise and I certainly recommend doing it. 

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    Posted on: 8th April 2014 - 30,286 notesReblog

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    amandaonwriting:

    Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

    We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

    by Amanda Patterson

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    Posted on: 7th April 2014 - 177,241 notesReblog

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    Body Language: Eyes

    marauderofrp:

    So I stumbled across this really useful thing which I use for writing and wanted to share it with you all.

    (source: changingminds.org)

    The eyes are often called, with some justification, ‘the windows of the soul’ as they can send many different non-verbal signals. For…

    Posted on: 30th March 2014 - 7,760 notesReblog

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    entropytea:

    yamino:

    yeahwriters:

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    referenceforwriters:

    Hemingway App

    thetrolliestcritic:

    Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. 

    Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.

    This is awesome!!!

    Hmm! I will try this later.

    I am the worst ever about passive voice. This is really neat.

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    Posted on: 24th February 2014 - 80,872 notesReblog

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    bitchwhoyoukiddin:

main-protagonist-007:

ziblie:

How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.
I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :)

Thank you 

Reblogging again because HOLY SHIT.  THIS WORKS.

    bitchwhoyoukiddin:

    main-protagonist-007:

    ziblie:

    How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.

    I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :)

    Thank you 

    Reblogging again because HOLY SHIT.  THIS WORKS.

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    Posted on: 23rd February 2014 - 161,413 notesReblog

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    helio-path:

    spineisadiamond:

    lifemadesimple:

    A collection of Ways to Tie a Necktie

    Our other collections:

    How to fold a shirt

    Choosing a suit that fits

    6 ways to tie a Scarf

    spine cosplayers take note 

    i know like six of these by memory so i don’t want anyone ever to tell me”that’s not how you tie a tie” ever again just don’t do it i know what im doing when it comes to ties so shut the fuck up why do you always assume that i don’t know what im doing I KNOW WHAT IM DOING SHUT THE FUCK UP

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    Posted on: 7th January 2014 - 115,888 notesReblog

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    the-festive-edson:

    Hey there frends-

    I know a lot of you out there are struggling to acquire binders, and while you’re waiting to get one you might need an alternative. Ace bandages can be pretty hazardous to your health, so I thought I’d share my binding method with you. It came about out of necessity (I’m not in a position where I can buy myself a commercial binder,) but it’s comfortable and works great. I use it everyday and pass so well, at this point I’m not even looking into commercial binders anymore. 

    Hope this helps some of you. 

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    Posted on: 3rd January 2014 - 24,015 notesReblog

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    fuckyeahexistentialism:

    thescienceofreality:

    Academic Earth and Open Culture offer dozens of courses, text books, ebooks, and ways to educate yourself right at your fingertips!

    [Edited: Make sure to read the full terms and agreements, and like most online course sites, do not expect this to act as a replacement for a real-life class unless any specific course you sign up for states it offers transferrable credits. Make sure you know most online-courses will not be recognized as a replacement for any part of any curriculum by credited educational institutions.]

    Through Academic Earth, you can take courses in all of the fields below:

    Academic Earth offers a variety of Universities, which you can click through below to see which University offers for specific online courses. 

    Open Culture offers dozens of FREE  [500] online courses, [450] audio books, [500] movies, [40] language lessons, [325] ebooks, and [150] text books for your personal mind expansion!

    Online courses from Open Culture include the listed topics below:

    • Archaeology
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    • Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
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    Enjoy the over-abundance of free educational resources, and never stop exploring and expanding! And if anyone knows of any other great self-education resources, let me know!

    Posted on: 31st December 2013 - 158,807 notesReblog

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    Things almost every author needs to research

    capitolhillofficial:

    whatsanapocalae:

    the-right-writing:

    updated with links

    Oh my god wilderness survival skills thank you lord I am no longer going to bullshit how to make a fire with willpower

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    Posted on: 29th December 2013 - 220,315 notesReblog

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    yeahwriters:

    wrote-miss-ibis:

    totalrewrite:

    Formatting your Manuscript

    If you’re planning on one day turning your manuscript in to literary agents and publishing houses, you need to make sure it’s formatted correctly. In many cases, your manuscript will be skipped over if it isn’t done to industry standard, so here’s the basics that you’ll need if you don’t want to be ignored. Before I get started, please know that this is aimed specifically at fiction manuscripts. If you’re writing non-fiction or a memoir, the expectations will be different, so it would be wise to Google what you need.

    The Basics

    • Make sure your font is 12 point Times New Roman, Courier New, or Arial. These are the only three fonts you are allowed to pick from.
    • Your spacing should be 1 inch on all sides of the text. This is the default on most word processors, but double check your settings just to be sure.
    • Your text should be double spaced.
    • All of your indentations must be a half inch. Do not press indent. Instead, drag over the top arrow on the ruler to have every new paragraph automatically indent.

    The Title Page

    • The top left-hand corner of your title page will have all your personal information. They want to see your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the novel’s genre, and word count.

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    • Your novel’s title is allowed to be between 20-24 point font if you want. Bold is also an option, but not necessary.
    • The title will appear halfway down the title page.
    • “A novel by [your name]” will be about three quarters of the way down the page.

    The Next Pages

    • If you have a dedication, it will be on its own page.
    • If you have some sort of verse or quote, those will also need their own pages.
    • Do not include a page for acknowledgements.

    The Chapters

    • Chapter titles will be 12 point font. No bolding or italics.
    • Chapters will start from one quarter to halfway down the page.
    • An easy way to format chapter headings is to press enter five or six times
    • Make sure you always start your chapters the same way every time.
    • When you start a new chapter, make sure you use a page break to bump the new chapter onto a new page. This will keep it in place so that it will never budge, no matter how much you cut out or add to the previous chapter.

    Page Numbers

    • Page numbers will start with 1 on Chapter 1 of your manuscript. Page numbers will not appear on the title page or dedication page.
    • Page 1 will be labeled in the footer of Chapter 1. It should be centered.
    • Page 2 will be in the header of the next page.
    • From page 2 onward, your headers will be labeled like this:

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    • If you insert a section break after the title and dedication pages, it will make it easier to insert the page numbers.

    For the most part, this is the most important of what you’ll need to know for formatting your manuscript. I used this video as reference, so I’m trusting everything it says is true because it was made by an author who has several novels published, and because it was uploaded this year, it should be up to date.

    But just remember, whenever you go to turn in a manuscript, make sure you check the website of the agent or publisher you’re trying to contact. They might have specifications that differ with the ones stated in this video, and you should always do whatever you can to abide by what they want.

    Reblogging aggressively. Some publishers will throw your manuscript into the slush pile or, worse, the trash if you don’t follow their desired format. Spec fic publishers are especially strict about manuscript formatting.

    Also reblogging aggressively.

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    Posted on: 11th December 2013 - 46,653 notesReblog

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    christmasisactuallyyule:


Limits of the Human Body by Soda Pop Avenue

Credit goes to SPA, but I wanted this here for a writer’s reference. This way we know exactly how far we can push our characters ;)

    christmasisactuallyyule:

    Limits of the Human Body by Soda Pop Avenue

    Credit goes to SPA, but I wanted this here for a writer’s reference. This way we know exactly how far we can push our characters ;)

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    Posted on: 22nd November 2013 - 240,621 notesReblog

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