8 The Great Character Tutorial: Mary Sue Psychology » Have you ever been accused of writing a "Mary Sue?" or accused anyone of the same? Used litmus tests and fretted over whether your character was "too powerful," "not feminine enough," or had "too much backstory?" Like to defend the phenomenon's existence or banish it from the internet forever? Learn more about the psychology and what you can do for your fellow readers and writers.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, chapters: 4, words: 14k+, favs: 14, follows: 3, updated: 12/13/2012 published: 7/2/2012
2Fiction Savvy » A rainy night, a beautiful woman, a mysterious disappearance, and an unnamed artifact spell trouble for Detective Guy.
Fiction: Action, T, English, Adventure & Suspense, chapters: 5, words: 8k+, follows: 1, updated: 10/3/2012 published: 7/15/2012
9The Great Name Building Advice Tutorial » Do your fantasy names sound like you're spitting out scrabble tiles? Naming 'themes' fall flat when they're on paper? Find yourself reusing the same handful of names because they're the only ones you like the sound of? Use this, and never rely on random 'fantasy name' generators again! *All advice has been field tested by incredible amounts of shouting.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, Humor, chapters: 7, words: 11k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, updated: 9/22/2012 published: 6/5/2012
1The Great Getting UnStuck Tutorial Kill writer's block dead with your plus 6 spear of initiative! Or sneak quietly around it and work on something else. Follow these steps to dramatically reduce the amount of time you spend staring at a blank word document and wondering what ate your life. *I am not responsible for loss of time, health, sanity or souls with this product, and not party to your contract with your mus
Fiction: Essay, K, English, Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 8/8/2012
3The Great Character Tutorial: Act Your Age Ever struggled writing a mature, adult character? Ever found yourself unable to remember how you thought and felt at fifteen? Are you plagued by child geniuses that sound as if they'd been fed dictionaries in jars as infants, or by inconsistent characterization at any age? Step right up, and I'll teach you all that experience and psychology has taught me! No diapers are necessary.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, Humor, words: 4k+, favs: 4, 8/6/2012
3Letters in Messian » Although Renua may be enjoying newfound wealth and political advantage, the small Dukedom must consider its duties to the Nereonic Empire. And if the duke can kill two birds with one stone by sending away a troublesome member of his nobility to Messian, so much the better. *Companion to Silver in Eillen. Temporary Hiatus.*
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Suspense & Adventure, chapters: 7, words: 14k+, updated: 7/16/2012 published: 6/6/2012
1 Before the Light The thing about ghosts is that they don't realize that they're dead. Everybody's got more hate and more fear in this life than they know what to do with. They either let it blow up out of them, let it simmer and sour and spoil everything, or they bottle it up inside until they drown. Me, I burn mine chasing after the ghosts that their lives make.
Fiction: Thriller, T, English, Suspense & Crime, words: 5k+, 6/13/2012
7 The Great Summary Advice Tutorial Suck at summaries? Not getting enough hits? Follow this in-depth, snark-certified tutorial to start jazzing up that empty space beneath your title and start provoking readers to click on your story. *No summaries were harmed in the making of this tutorial. All advice has been crash-tested by dropping it off of my preachy soapbox.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, Humor, words: 4k+, favs: 6, follows: 1, 5/31/2012
1 Drink of Me His sister could once hear the whisperings of fate in the sounds of the water, but the words had lost all meaning to him and she had gone away inside her head.
Fiction: Fable, T, English, Fantasy & Tragedy, words: 2k+, 5/1/2012
1 Cricket Symphony In the morning she would carry her things back down to the car, fuel up, and drive away from nothing in particular.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Fantasy, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 4/16/2012
2 Prodigal » After four years of absence, it is still possible to be welcomed home with open arms. But how can the family accept the changes in their prodigal daughter Leah - or the different views of her traveling companion Ellie, who they meet for the first time?
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Fantasy & Family, chapters: 8, words: 26k+, favs: 3, follows: 3, updated: 3/1/2012 published: 12/19/2011
4 Silver in Eillen » The opening of a new silver mine in Renua could be an extremely profitable opportunity for the small city-state - if they didn't have to depend on their inexperienced duke to broker a deal with the Eillenians.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Adventure & Mystery, chapters: 30, words: 42k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, updated: 12/27/2011 published: 6/23/2011