royallyvintage:

A guide to common terms used in describing tiaras

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I think writing is a process that starts long before the writers are actually writers and probably goes on long afterward. It’s rather like the way the Arabs weave rugs. They don’t stop. They just cut them off at a certain spot on the loom. There is no particular beginning or end. — Jeanette Winterson (via amandaonwriting)

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wittacism:

It’s essay writing season for tons of students!

After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below. 

Happy writing. You can do it!

this is good advice right here yo

If I may add, if you need a citation site and you are hard pressed for time, use easybib.com! You insert an ISBN, URL, or other, and it cites it for you, more or less! However, I do warn that sometimes the citations are not always in the accurate format, and they should always be checked over.

The Owl at Purdue is probably one of the most awesome resources to help people learn how to write citations, and it explains it very well, as well as provides a lot of examples!

And a piece of advice when writing an essay, try not to write “This shows…etc” after a quote. It’s too frequently used and is a little too elementary, if I may. Getting straight into the meaty explanation without the “this shows” part can often make it sound smarter, in my opinion.

And don’t forget to show a little style! I’m assuming this essay doesn’t refer to personal essays but essays in general, and it never hurts to be a little unique. Depending on the essay, relating to yourself is also a great topic to write about, as it makes the essay more personal and also gives you more to write about and therefore more words to fill up whatever 2000 word requirement you may need!

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amandaonwriting:

Basic Plot Structure - The Five Plotting Moments That Matter
A good story opens with a protagonist whose life has been turned upside down in a negative way by an antagonist. This is called the Inciting Moment. This causes problems for the protagonist. The protagonist has to react to this challenge. The protagonist tries to solve the problem. The problem is not solved and becomes more complicated. The main character tries again. This attempt also fails and the problem worsens. This leads to a ‘dark night of the soul’ where it seems as if the antagonist will win. The protagonist tries again and solves the problem.
This is plotting at its most basic. You will have to flesh out the plot from this simple formula. We know from teaching our course, Writers Write, that most writers haven’t even thought out these five points before they decide to write a book. We would suggest that you use it as a starting point.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Basic Plot Structure - The Five Plotting Moments That Matter

A good story opens with a protagonist whose life has been turned upside down in a negative way by an antagonist. This is called the Inciting Moment. This causes problems for the protagonist. The protagonist has to react to this challenge. The protagonist tries to solve the problem. The problem is not solved and becomes more complicated. The main character tries again. This attempt also fails and the problem worsens. This leads to a ‘dark night of the soul’ where it seems as if the antagonist will win. The protagonist tries again and solves the problem.

This is plotting at its most basic. You will have to flesh out the plot from this simple formula. We know from teaching our course, Writers Write, that most writers haven’t even thought out these five points before they decide to write a book. We would suggest that you use it as a starting point.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write