A Wizard Did It

pottergenes:

"What’s a Wheezy?"…"The thing Harry Potter will miss most, sir!” 

i did one for ginny and now finally have done one for ron

this could have been so much longer

 

Can I get a research question answered on the lifestyle of the rich in today's time - such as what brands they where, where they vacation, places/events that they go to etc?
Anonymous

thewritershelpers:

Cool question, Anon! I’m going to say here and now, not all rich characters are going to wear the same brands or vacation in the same place, plus rich is a broad definition so I’ll try my best!

Lifestyle of the rich

Rich travellers or instagram

Lifestyle of the rich and famous at monaco gp - This is just about Grand Prix life, skip if not interested!

Rich files - This is WICKED. Shows you homes of rich people and the cost of a yacht! I want a yacht!

Obscene lifestyle of the global super-rich.

Lifestyle of the rich and insta-famous.

The Fabulous Rich Lifestyle of Filthy Rich Billionaires!

Clothing

How to spot a rich person

The ten most expensive clothing brands of 2013

Worlds most desirable luxury brands 

Holiday

The top 15 holiday destination for rich and famous

Where the super rich are this holiday season

Hope this helps!

What Should You Know About Your Characters?

fictionwritingtips:

What should you know about your characters before you begin? How well should you know their backstory? What should you plan out? It really depends on what kind of writer you are, but many people need to have a lot of details planned out before they begin. If you want to have complete control over the direction or your novel, consider spending a lot of time on character development.

You should have general idea of where your character wants to go. 

Meaning—you should know your character’s motivation and what their goals are. Understanding what your character wants and needs is important. Even if the character is unsure of their future, we need to know what they plan to do. They need to want something.

You should know why your characters are the way they are. 

You need to know about their past if you want to write about how they are currently. If a character is mean and nasty, usually there’s a reason why they are that way. You don’t have to tell your readers right off the bat, but it can be exposed slowly over the course of your novel. This goes with villains needing motive. Most people aren’t just evil because they feel like being evil. They usually think they’re the hero.

You need to understand your characters relationships to each other. 

How will they meet? How do they already know each other? How will their relationships grow? What are the events that will tie your characters together? It’s important that you know how your characters will interact and support each other.

It’s important that you know how your characters will interact with the world they live in.

Does the world you created have an impact on their actions and where they’re going? Does it hinder them in some way? Locations should have an impact on the action and how your character will reach his or her goals. Take some time to plan it out.

Names, ages, what they look like, etc. is usually information you should know before you begin. 

I think you should know what your character looks like, so you can have a clear picture in your mind. Your readers won’t know who your character is unless you do. Obviously physical traits aren’t the most important thing about your story, but we all like to picture who we read about. Readers will come up with their own interpretations, but they need a starting point.

You don’t need to know everything about your characters before you begin because some things you’ll learn along the way. Not having everything planned out shouldn’t be an excuse not to start. Knowing your main characters, the plot, and who your main characters will meet along the way is a good start. Other stuff you can work on as you’re writing.

-Kris Noel

ma11ory:

hello-imaliveandwandwell:

hiroshimalated:

Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

good to know

my brother is a police officer and these are all v true and things he made sure i knew but also remember the police can lie lie lie. the best thing, as mentioned, is to yell “i do not consent” repeatedly and hope someone will hear and act as an eyewitness for you

deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.
if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.

if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

hey! so i've been outlining my book and one of my characters, who has had to provide for her sister and herself her entire life, is supposed to be kinda rude and mean. but she's not really acting that way toward another character, and i feel like she should be. she's only known the other character for maybe two weeks, and I'm worried that she's going against her personality for no real reason. thank you so much!!

maxkirin:

Hello there, writerly friend~ ✿

I have touched on this subject in the past, but allow me to elaborate! You see, the funny thing about characters is that… well, just like you never know a person until you meet them, you never know a character until you write them.

I mean it.

Have you considered that maybe — just maybe — this character doesn’t want to be rude to this person that she just met? I know that some writers may read that and call it heresy, but really consider the question.

Do you think you know more about your characters than they do?

You see, I have written so many books by now— and I can tell you with certainty that during the revision process I spend 80% of my time fixing the first third of the book. Why? Because every time (and I do mean every time) I find that the character I wrote in the beginning is not like the person I wrote in the end. The same character in the early chapters seemed like a simplification: a summary of a person. This was because during those early pages I would spend a long time battling between my expectations of the character— and who they really were. And my job during the revision process is to go back and make sure this character is who they are supposed to be from the beginning.

One of these days I will post the original character sheets for Anabel and Justine (From Justine’s Blood). I swear they are not even the same people— and that’s good, because whoever I thought they were supposed to be is nothing compared to who they really were.

I know that we are told to ‘come up’ with stories, but I don’t think that is what actually happens. We don’t ‘come up’ with them— we find them. We stumble upon characters too. I know this may not be what you expected to hear, but this is what I really feel.

If you are afraid that this character is not who you thought they were, then good. Keep writing. If they surprised you, they will surprise the reader.

If you are afraid that now your outline is ruined, then no problem. Keep writing. Just follow this character and see where they go. Life is not scripted, so welcome the unknown and see where it takes you.

As a final note, I will leave you with my favorite piece of character advice:

If you wish your characters to behave like real people, and be as complex as real people, then you must treat them like real people.

I hope this helps! If you, or any other writerly friend has any more questions, feel free to send them my way! (◕‿◕✿)

thebacksideofthewall:

I swear the fuckin producers of the simpsons knew shit was an issue before anyone opened their eyes.

I start with a tingle, a kind of feeling of the story I will write. Then come the characters, and they take over, they make the story.
Karen Blixen (via maxkirin)

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…

brusherpike:

nickcarragay:

how come it’s easier to find books for teens that feature vampires, werewolves, or robots than lgbtq characters