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Anonymous:
Would you happen to know of any writing guides that deal with your character being a foster kid and another on being color blind?

evansyhelp:

I’m afraid I can’t find any writing guides on playing a colour blind character, and the only two guides I can find about playing a foster kid are specific to adopted characters, as opposed to characters in any other part of the foster system. However, I definitely think they could still be helpful to you, so here are the guides:

And here are some general resources that might help you out a little further!

FOSTER CHILDREN:

COLOUR BLINDNESS:

Be Prepared
Jeremy Irons
little-miss-rebecca:
Heya, was just wondering if you had any tips for creating a fictional religion. I realise you're pretty busy so don't worry about replying if you have other stuff to do first :)

referenceforwriters:

And that is on Tumblr alone. I bet you’d find x10 more resources across the web! 

-Alex

All-Caps

writeworld:

Anonymous asked: I have a question on writing in all caps. I have an antagonist who is very childish and this particular scene is at the end of a chapter and he is furious, shouting an order to everyone in the room. Whenever I simply use an exclamation point it doesnt feel powerful enough, and even describing him as screaming the order just doesnt do enough. I was wondering if, in this context, it would be okay to use all caps for what hes saying

This is ultimately a style choice. If the situation calls for it and you feel comfortable using all-caps, go for it!

If you’re still unsure, you could try out using all-caps to emphasize your antagonist’s shouting in your current draft then revisit the issue during the editing process. You could also use italics, though the effect will be different. 

  • Don’t do that!
  • DON’T DO THAT!
  • Don’t do that!

How many words are in all-caps also makes a difference:

  • You’re only making it worse!
  • You’re only making it WORSE!
  • You’re only making it worse!

Remember, the more words you’ve got emphasized, the less pointed your emphasis becomes. Long sentences of emphasized dialogue, while they are not necessarily wrong, might distract some readers from the story, drawing attention to how the line of dialogue is written instead of what is being said. 

  • "I’M NOT SOME TOY YOU CAN PLAY WITH WHENEVER YOU LIKE," Henry shouted. "I AM A PERSON, CONNIE! A PERSON! I HAVE FEELINGS JUST LIKE YOU DO! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? WHY?"

Clearly, Henry is upset, and that much all-caps is a bold testament to his mindset. But there are other ways to alert the reader to Henry’s feelings without using all-caps or italics at all. Embedding the dialogue in description might also do the trick.

For example:

  • Henry’s chest and throat burned with the effort of shouting as he breathed in icy lungfuls of the January chill. ”I’m not some toy you can play with whenever you like!” 
    Connie made no reply, and Henry couldn’t help raising his voice until it filled up the widening gulf of her silence. “I am a person, Connie! A person!He drove his fist into the railing. Icicles shook free of the wood and fell into the snowdrift below them with a soft sloughing noise. He felt the skin of his knuckles split. Then he felt the blood freeze between his bones and the wood.  
    "I have feelings just like you do!" he cried. "How could you do this to me?" Henry’s voice broke like the snap of a branch in the still whiteness. Connie jerked her head at the sound, but she didn’t look at him. "Why?"

As in all things, there is a balance to be struck. Sometimes it pays to simply emphasize with all-caps rather than clog up your narrative with too much description. Sometimes it’s better to avoid all-caps altogether, or perhaps employ both all-caps and description. It’s up to you.

When or if to use all-caps in your writing depends on your comfortability and on how you feel you can most effectively communicate your meaning to your story’s intended audience. Again, this is a matter of your style. It is a decision you must make yourself. I can’t make it for you. 

Here are a few links to forums discussing this question:

Thank you for your question!

-C

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Perfectly centered text in Photoshop

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Basically, I was browsing through some tutorials on tumblr and I realised a lot of people don’t know this really neat and simple trick of centering text!

Some of the tutorials that I found used guides or even the marquee tool to center text!

So here’s a much simpler way to center text. :D

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Military & PTSD Resources

writinghelpers:

I wasn’t sure exactly what branch you meant when you said “soldier,” so I decided to use this as an opportunity to get links for all four branches. I’ll start off with the Marines, since you said she might be a Marine, and I will put information about PTSD at the end of the post.

Marine Corps

Army

Air Force

Navy

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

#tp #military #war 

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