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    That moment when you write a scene that is good and you approve and then you realize you put it in the totally wrong place.

    — 9 months ago with 5 notes
    #writing  #sads 
    Film Crit Hulk Smash: THE AGE OF THE CONVOLUTED BLOCKBUSTER →

    The real reason I had to stop reading MTMTE.

    Also, making me think about how this applies to my own writing and how writing unfolds in tandem with worldbuilding.

    I want to be clever, not contrived. :\

    Disclaimer: I’m a huge fan of Film Critic Hulk.

    — 10 months ago with 6 notes
    #film critic hulk  #storytelling  #comics  #writing  #media literacy 
    Writing: Inclusive writing -- Part 1 →

    REQUIRED FUCKING READING.

    — 10 months ago with 31 notes
    #writing  #fandom  #comics  #everything  #ever 
    "The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress."
    Philip Roth (via warmtea-blankpages)

    (via writingweasels)

    — 11 months ago with 42 notes
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How to Write Gender In Transformers Stories: A Flowchart

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    How to Write Gender In Transformers Stories: A Flowchart

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    Some of Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling, only in LEGO.

    I’m a visual person; I like when things are acted out for me.

    Follow me on Twitter/Tumblr/Facebook for more nerdy things!

    Excellent stuff.  Cute presentation too.

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世界最古ラブポエムWorld’s oldest love poem

Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet… . Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber.
That’s the sexy start to the oldest love poem in the world, on special display this month at the Istanbul Museum of the Ancient Orient in Turkey. Scholars discovered the poem over a hundred years ago, buried in the ancient sands of Iraq, but they’re hoping to draw new attention to it now.
The poem’s verses are in cuneiform, one of the first writing systems people developed after people developed writing around 3500 BC. Sometime around 2030 BC, a Sumerian scribe from the city of Ur pressed the poem into wet clay using a reed stylus, then baked the tablet, preserving the passion of the moment for 40 centuries.
The passion, scholars say, was ritual—part of a Mesopotamian festival of fertility and power called Sacred Marriage. Every new year (for the Sumerians, around the spring equinox), the Sumerian king “married” the Sumerian goddess of love and war, Inanna (Babylonian Ishtar), to renew the land’s fertility and affirm his own potency. In Summer, or several days, the king’s people got the Sumerian equivalent of Mardi Gras. At the festival’s peak, the king got Inanna’s high priestess, playing the part of Inanna. Woed by his offerings, the priestess would accept the king into her bed, with a poem addressed to him. This one, addressed to the Sumerian king Shu-Sin, is the oldest love poem we know:
Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet, Lion, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet. You have captivated me, Let me stand tremblingly before you. Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber, You have captivated me, Let me stand tremblingly before you. Lion, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber. Bridegroom, let me caress you, My precious caress is more savory than honey, In the bedchamber, honey-filled, Let me enjoy your goodly beauty, Lion, let me caress you, My precious caress is more savory than honey. Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me, Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies, My father, he will give you gifts. Your spirit, I know where to cheer your spirit, Bridegroom, sleep in our house until dawn, Your heart, I know where to gladden your heart, Lion, sleep in our house until dawn. You, because you love me, Give me pray of your caresses, My lord god, my lord protector, My Shu-Sin, who gladdens Enlil’s heart, Give my pray of your caresses. Your place goodly as honey, pray lay your hand on it, Bring your hand over like a gishban-garment, Cup your hand over it like a gishban-sikin-garment. …Michael Himick www.artknowledgenews.com/?q=node/1412

In honor of National Poetry Month 2012

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    世界最古ラブポエム
    World’s oldest love poem

    Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet… . Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber.

    That’s the sexy start to the oldest love poem in the world, on special display this month at the Istanbul Museum of the Ancient Orient in Turkey. Scholars discovered the poem over a hundred years ago, buried in the ancient sands of Iraq, but they’re hoping to draw new attention to it now.

    The poem’s verses are in cuneiform, one of the first writing systems people developed after people developed writing around 3500 BC. Sometime around 2030 BC, a Sumerian scribe from the city of Ur pressed the poem into wet clay using a reed stylus, then baked the tablet, preserving the passion of the moment for 40 centuries.

    The passion, scholars say, was ritual—part of a Mesopotamian festival of fertility and power called Sacred Marriage. Every new year (for the Sumerians, around the spring equinox), the Sumerian king “married” the Sumerian goddess of love and war, Inanna (Babylonian Ishtar), to renew the land’s fertility and affirm his own potency. In Summer, or several days, the king’s people got the Sumerian equivalent of Mardi Gras. At the festival’s peak, the king got Inanna’s high priestess, playing the part of Inanna. Woed by his offerings, the priestess would accept the king into her bed, with a poem addressed to him. This one, addressed to the Sumerian king Shu-Sin, is the oldest love poem we know:

    Bridegroom, dear to my heart,
    Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,
    Lion, dear to my heart,
    Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.
    You have captivated me,
    Let me stand tremblingly before you.
    Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber,
    You have captivated me,
    Let me stand tremblingly before you.
    Lion, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber.
    Bridegroom, let me caress you,
    My precious caress is more savory than honey,
    In the bedchamber, honey-filled,
    Let me enjoy your goodly beauty,
    Lion, let me caress you,
    My precious caress is more savory than honey.
    Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me,
    Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies,
    My father, he will give you gifts.
    Your spirit, I know where to cheer your spirit,
    Bridegroom, sleep in our house until dawn,
    Your heart, I know where to gladden your heart,
    Lion, sleep in our house until dawn.
    You, because you love me,
    Give me pray of your caresses,
    My lord god, my lord protector,
    My Shu-Sin, who gladdens Enlil’s heart,
    Give my pray of your caresses.
    Your place goodly as honey, pray lay your hand on it,
    Bring your hand over like a gishban-garment,
    Cup your hand over it like a gishban-sikin-garment.


    …Michael Himick
    www.artknowledgenews.com/?q=node/1412


    In honor of National Poetry Month 2012

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    — 1 year ago with 59 notes
    #ancient shit  #poetry  #cuneiform  #sumeria  #ur  #mesopotamia  #writing  #history 
    New Writer's Blog and a Naked Girl →

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    Girl Self Shot

    Cheap way to get attention? Regardless.. it’s a pretty awesome piece of artwork.

    We got some tidbits of info on the radio silence we’ve been having the past few months.

    We’re coming back with bigger and better comics and more frequent updates.

    Jeesh, I’m excited!

    When I hate comics, this is why I hate them. At least he’s honest!

    Why yes, I am browsing the webcomics tag.

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    102 Resources for Fiction Writers →

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    Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.

    CHARACTER, POINT OF VIEW, DIALOGUE

    10 Days of Character Building

    Name Generators

    Name Playground

    The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test

    Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting)

    How to Create a Character

    Seven Common Character Types

    Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters

    It’s Not What They Say …

    Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character”

    How to Start Writing in the Third Person

    Web Resources for Developing Characters

    What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes?

    Character: A compilation of guidance from classical and contemporary experts on creating great dramatic characters

    Building Fictional Characters

    Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

    Character Building Workshop

    Tips for Characterization

    Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

    Villains are People, Too, But …

    Top 10 Tips for Writing Dialogue

    Speaking of Dialogue

    Dialogue Tips

    Advantages, Disadvantages and Skills (character traits)

    How to Write a Character Bible

    Character Development Exercises

    All Your Characters Sounds the Same — And They’re Not a Hivemind!

    Medieval Names Archive

    Sympathy Without Saintliness

    Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Difference for Successful Fiction

    Family Echo (family tree website)

    Interviewing Characters: Follow the Energy

    100 Character Development Questions for Writers

    Behind the Name

    Lineage Chart Layout Generator

    PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE, OUTLINE

    How to Write a Novel: The Snowflake Method

    Effectively Outlining Your Plot

    Conflict and Character within Story Structure

    Outlining Your Plot

    Ideas, Plots & Using the Premise Sheets

    How to Write a Novel

    Creating Conflict and Sustaining Suspense

    Plunge Right In … Into Your Story, That Is!

    Fiction Writing Tips: Story Grid

    Tips for Creating a Compelling Plot

    Writer’s “Cheat Sheets”

    The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations

    The Evil Overlord Devises a Plot: Excerpt from Stupid Plotting Tricks

    Conflict Test

    What is Conflict?

    Monomyth

    The Hero’s Journey: Summary of the Steps

    Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes

    Plotting Without Fears

    Novel Outlining 101

    Writing the Perfect Scene

    Fight Scenes 101

    Basic Plots in Literature

    One-Page Plotting

    The Great Swampy Middle

    SETTING, WORLD BUILDING

    Magical World Builder’s Guide

    I Love the End of the World

    World Building 101

    The Art of Description: Eight Tips to Help You Bring Your Settings to Life

    Creating the Perfect Setting – Part I

    Creating a Believable World

    An Impatient Writer’s Approach to Worldbuilding

    Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions

    Setting

    Character and Setting Interactions

    Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds

    Creating Fantasy Worlds

    Questions About Worldbuilding

    Maps Workshop — Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping

    World Builder Projects

    IDEAS, INSPIRATION

    Quick Story Idea Generator

    Solve Your Problems Simply by Saying Them Out Loud

    Busting Your Writing Rut

    Writing Inspiration, or Sex on a Bicycle

    Creative Acceleration: 11 Tips to Engineer a Productive Flow

    The Seven Major Beginner Mistakes

    Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits

    Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging

    Random Book Title Generator

    Finishing Your Novel

    Story Starters and Idea Generators

    REVISION

    How to Rewrite

    One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle

    Editing Recipe

    Cliche Finder

    Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

    Writing 101: So You Want to Write a Novel Part 3: Revising a Novel

    TOOLS and SOFTWARE

    My Writing Nook (online text editor; free)

    Bubbl.us (online mind map application; free)

    Freemind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    XMind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    Liquid Story Binder (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $45.95; Windows, portable)

    Scrivener (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $39.95; Mac)

    SuperNotecard (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    yWriter (novel organization and writing software; free; Windows, Linux, portable)

    JDarkRoom (minimalist text editor; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)

    AutoRealm (map creation software; free; Windows, Linux with Wine)

    And another one, put up for any of my followers who want it.

    I’d in theory like to pay more attention to doing writing in a more serious way. I’m not sure what it is that I’m hung up on.

    (Source: ruthlesscalculus, via chaitea16)

    — 2 years ago with 93013 notes
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