jessicakaymaker · 2 days ago
I am in the midst of creation of an interactive novel that just gets bigger and bigger.
How ludicrous is it to have extremely different variations on the story line, where a multitude of epic tales could be told… depending on the selections made by the reader. As an author, I can support, digital media makes it not like 10000000 pages is a problem…. So, what’s the issue?
For example, it could be a romance story, and there’s multiple directions the romance could go…. It could be an action story that gets scary… it could turn into an apocalypse….
How does that even work in the marketplace? Does anyone have recommended editors, publishers, tools, etc? (I don’t want to make a game, I’m making a novel with multiple growth paths.)
Has anyone seen this / attempted this before?
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makaylajade-author · a day ago
making up your own fictional universe
creating an entire millenia long history for it
creating characters with complex stories and backgrounds that are intertwined in the history of the world
And then never writing it or doing anything with it ever
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saintunhinged · 2 days ago
miscellaneous prompts!
“I think it’s cute.”
“I believe you owe me a kiss.”
“Your hair is so soft!”
“I trust you with my life.”
“Can I help you with that?”
“Being stubborn will get you nowhere.”
“Not saying it was your fault, but..”
“I don’t even know what that means?!”
“Are you jealous?”
“Why did you do it?”
“My cuddles are better than theirs!”
“How could you say that?”
“You broke our promise.”
“You didn’t win, you cheated.”
“Dance with me?”
“We’re not good for each other.”
“I didn’t deserve that.”
“I want to stay with you.”
“Did you mean what you said?”
“I love when you smile at me.”
“Don’t look.”
“Love, I can’t feel my arm.”
“You’re terrifying when you’re mad. And cute.”
“Prove it.”
“I need you.”
“Come back to bed, please.”
“Oops.. I really hope they didn’t need that.”
“You’re scaring the baby!”
“I’ll always come back to you.”
“I don’t want you getting hurt.”
“I’m so tired.” “It’s okay I’ve got you.”
“I love you, but no.”
“Can we talk?”
“How did I get so lucky?”
“It’s okay, it was just a nightmare.”
“The joke ended ten minutes ago .. why are you still laughing?”
“I’ll always choose you.”
“Can I touch you?”
“Wait, no stop! It’s just me!”
“Let’s go home.”
“Quit ogling me!”
“Shut up! Just... Shut up!”
“You’re hurting, let me help.”
“I love when you’re vulnerable around me.”
“What did I do to deserve you?”
“I’ve never seen you like this.” “I’ve never felt like this until now.”
“Oh, hon’ you look exhausted.”
“I thought I lost you.”
“You’re so beautiful.”
“People think we’re married.”
“You’re blushing.” “Me? Blushing?! That ridiculous?!” “.......”
“Great, you broke it.”
“I can’t trust you anymore.”
“Did you know you talk in your sleep?”
“Sweetheart? Darling? Honey?”
“I’d hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.”
“Please don’t hurt them!”
“Your skin is freezing! Why didn’t you say something?”
“Well, that wasn’t supposed to happen.”
“Can we trade? I like yours better.”
“Of course, I remembered.”
“I took care of it.”
“What did you do?” “What you couldn’t.”
them giving you goodnight kisses after a long day.
making a mess while cooking a meal together.
them showering your face with kisses to wake you up.
reading together during a thunderstorm.
them taking you on a date to stargaze while talking about the future.
you catch them staring at you with a smile on their face fr across the room.
them leaving you a note every morning when the have to leave before you wake up.
you won’t let them leave the bed because you’re too busy cuddling them
while they’re etting ready to leave you asks them if they’ve forgotten anything, and they gives you a kiss. you open your hand to reveal their ____ saying ‘I meant this, but thanks.’
you telling really dumb or corny jokes to them, thinking they are so clever and funny. they think you are adorable for thinking the jokes are funny.
you giving them a piggy back ride
you telling them a story but they aren’t paying attention at all because they’re too busy thinking about how beautiful you are
you and them being new to dating and decide to take it one step farther in the bedroom. due to some inexperience, there is a lot of shyness, giggling, and blushing when it comes to sex
you and them at a theme park or carnival, and walking towards one of the many games to win a large stuffed animal. they are sure that they can win the game, but after many attempts (and a lot of cash down the drain) they give up. you, however, tries and succeeds on your first go
you picking flowers for them
you and them are married, and offer to babysit your friends’ kid, not realizing how much of a challenge it would be
hugs that last longer than they should
they think you are asleep, and confesses their love
them getting jealous over someone getting too touchy with you
someone wants to fight you, but they defend you.
you think they’re hiding something from you
holding their partner’s unconscious body
them helping you overcome a phobia
you overhear them talking to someone about how much they’re in love with you
playful banters between you and them
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jaywritespoetry · 2 days ago
I hope you find someone who doesn't make you stay up till late night questioning your self worth. I hope you realise that them not loving you doesn't make you any less loveable. I hope you forgive yourself. I hope you become more kind to yourself. I hope you take care of yourself the way you take care of those around you. I hope you prioritise yourself. I hope you learn to say no to the things you don't want to do. I hope you remember to find joy in little things that life has to offer. I hope you learn to let go of those who make you question your worth. I hope you find peace with yourself. I hope you fall in love with yourself, because you're one hell of a lot beautiful person. I hope you remember that you're enough. a thousand times enough. I know you're hurting, but I hope you remember that pain does not last forever and that you'll heal, I pray you do.
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badwritermedia · 3 months ago
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the elusive 7 act Structure
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i-will-write · 4 months ago
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introvert-unicorn · a year ago
Words to describe facial expressions
Absent: preoccupied 
Agonized: as if in pain or tormented
Alluring: attractive, in the sense of arousing desire
Appealing: attractive, in the sense of encouraging goodwill and/or interest
Beatific: blissful
Black: angry or sad, or hostile
Bleak: hopeless
Blinking: surprise, or lack of concern
Blithe: carefree, lighthearted, or heedlessly indifferent
Brooding: anxious and gloomy
Bug eyed: frightened or surprised
Chagrined: humiliated or disappointed
Cheeky: cocky, insolent
Cheerless: sad
Choleric: hot-tempered, irate
Darkly: with depressed or malevolent feelings
Deadpan: expressionless, to conceal emotion or heighten humor
Despondent: depressed or discouraged
Doleful: sad or afflicted
Dour: stern or obstinate
Dreamy: distracted by daydreaming or fantasizing
Ecstatic: delighted or entranced
Faint: cowardly, weak, or barely perceptible
Fixed: concentrated or immobile
Gazing: staring intently
Glancing: staring briefly as if curious but evasive
Glazed: expressionless due to fatigue or confusion
Grim: fatalistic or pessimistic
Grave: serious, expressing emotion due to loss or sadness
Haunted: frightened, worried, or guilty
Hopeless: depressed by a lack of encouragement or optimism
Hostile: aggressively angry, intimidating, or resistant
Hunted: tense as if worried about pursuit
Jeering: insulting or mocking
Languid: lazy or weak
Leering: sexually suggestive
Mild: easygoing
Mischievous: annoyingly or maliciously playful
Pained: affected with discomfort or pain
Peering: with curiosity or suspicion
Peeved: annoyed
Pleading: seeking apology or assistance
Quizzical: questioning or confused
Radiant: bright, happy
Sanguine: bloodthirsty, confident
Sardonic: mocking
Sour: unpleasant
Sullen: resentful
Vacant: blank or stupid looking
Wan: pale, sickly
Wary: cautious or cunning
Wide eyed: frightened or surprised
Withering: devastating
Wrathful: indignant or vengeful
Wry: twisted or crooked to express cleverness or a dark or ironic feeling
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2soulscollide · 11 months ago
E.A. Deverell - FREE worksheets (characters, world building, narrator, etc.) and paid courses;
Hiveword - Helps to research any topic to write about (has other resources, too);
BetaBooks - Share your draft with your beta reader (can be more than one), and see where they stopped reading, their comments, etc.;
Charlotte Dillon - Research links;
Writing realistic injuries - The title is pretty self-explanatory: while writing about an injury, take a look at this useful website;
One Stop for Writers - You guys... this website has literally everything we need: a) Description thesaurus collection, b) Character builder, c) Story maps, d) Scene maps & timelines, e) World building surveys, f) Worksheets, f) Tutorials, and much more! Although it has a paid plan ($90/year | $50/6 months | $9/month), you can still get a 2-week FREE trial;
One Stop for Writers Roadmap - It has many tips for you, divided into three different topics: a) How to plan a story, b) How to write a story, c) How to revise a story. The best thing about this? It's FREE!
Story Structure Database - The Story Structure Database is an archive of books and movies, recording all their major plot points;
National Centre for Writing - FREE worksheets and writing courses. Has also paid courses;
Penguin Random House - Has some writing contests and great opportunities;
Crime Reads - Get inspired before writing a crime scene;
The Creative Academy for Writers - "Writers helping writers along every step of the path to publication." It's FREE and has ZOOM writing rooms;
Reedsy - "A trusted place to learn how to successfully publish your book" It has many tips, and tools (generators), contests, prompts lists, etc. FREE;
QueryTracker - Find agents for your books (personally, I've never used this before, but I thought I should feature it here);
Pacemaker - Track your goals (example: Write 50K words - then, everytime you write, you track the number of the words, and it will make a graphic for you with your progress). It's FREE but has a paid plan;
Save the Cat! - The blog of the most known storytelling method. You can find posts, sheets, a software (student discount - 70%), and other things;
I hope this is helpful for you!
(Also, check my blog if you want to!)
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taytjie-creator-of-worlds · a month ago
Showing when writing: Emotions [part 1]
hiding their face in their hands
wide eyes
crossing their arms around their body
shifting their weight from side to side
exaggerated movements
nervous quirks appear such as picking at their nails, playing with their hair, and rocking on their heels.
avoiding eye contact
glancing or staring at random objects
stiff smiles
scratching the back of their head or neck.
subject changing
forced laughter
big smiles
wetting their lips
constant movement
can't concentrate
wide eyes
slack jaw
harsh or erratic breathing
open mouth
slack jaw
wide eyes
covering their mouth with their hands
raised eyebrows
stepping back
stutters or stammers
Tilting back head and yelling out
fist pumping in the air
bright smiles
Shaking fist
crossed arms
Stabbing with finger
Slamming fist against something
Veins throbbing
Jutting out their chin
Clenched fist
Clenched jaw
flushed face
Eyebrows lowered or furrowed
Teeth bared
Wide stance
Tight-lipped smile
Rapid breathing
aggressive stance
Flared nostrils
Puffed chest
loud voice
lip biting
biting nails
stepping back
awkward laughter
dry lips
dry mouth
darting eyes
wrapping their arms around themselves
repeatedly folding and unfolding their arms
clutching at themselves, their hip/shoulder/stomach
drawn in/furrowed brows
avoiding eye contact
pitched voice
no appetite or nervous eating so a bigger appetite
toying with things
bouncing leg
rubbing at their face
sweating trembling
if you want to support, take a look at my story - Thoraway villain
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anexperimentallife · a month ago
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We know, but hey...
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vodkatales · 2 months ago
How can we be allowed to feel so much for people who don't feel anything for us?
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angiii0104 · 6 months ago
The only regret in my life is that I said a "sorry" while they deserved a "fuck off".
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darkacademia07 · a year ago
“how many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?”
— 𝘝𝘪𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘞𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘧
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theplottery · 17 days ago
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You probably hear a lot of "DON'T EDIT AS YOU WRITE" advice, don't you? 😬
This is a dangerously vague piece of advice and one that's often taken too literally. Here's a quick breakdown of edits that are actually GOOD during writing.
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badwritermedia · 2 months ago
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polkahotness · 5 months ago
Hello, I made a thing instead of, you guessed it, writing
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letsbelonelytogetherr · a month ago
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Tennessee Williams // Marina Tsvetaeva
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