Worlds Apart

a nurse turned soldier, a writer turned swordsman, a woman in a coma, and mysteries connecting the worlds she drifts between

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Is your description dull? Does your figurative language fall flat? Are you forever stating the obvious in the quest to depict your world? Never fear! Here are some resources on effective description to help you put the punch back in your writing.


Using Vivid Description

Sensory Detail Word Bank

The Art of Description


Effective Description is not a Sin

Using Concrete Detail (Prezi)

Fictional Truth and Significant Detail in Short Fiction


On Some Fallacies of Some Amateur Fiction


Tips for Writers: Specific Details Spell Success


The Key to Descriptive Writing: Specificity


4 Reasons to Include Sensory Details in Writing


Features of Effective Writing: Support and Elaboration


Incorporating Imagery in Your Fiction Writing


Explaining too Much: Why Less is More


Writing Powerful Description


Sensory Details Chart


- Dr. K & Dr. E

awkwardsituationist:

mom’s got your back. and you’ve got hers. 

photos by (click pic): 1.joe penney in mali; 2. stephanie sinclair in ethiopia; 3. yury pustovoy in vietnam; 4. jessica dimmock in burkina faso; 5,6. niranjan shrestha in kathmandu, nepal; 7. eugene hoshiko in chongqing, china; 8. zsolt repasy in kajuru, nigeria; 9. frans lanting in botswana’s okavango river; 10. eric valli in the nepalese himalayas.

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feministbatwoman:

gishkishenh:

hojasenblanco:

Dangerous wolf

Big Bad Wolf, indeed.

"WHOSAN APEX PREDATOR? IS IT YOU? IS IT YOU? IT IS YOU!"

feministbatwoman:

gishkishenh:

hojasenblanco:

Dangerous wolf

Big Bad Wolf, indeed.

"WHOSAN APEX PREDATOR? IS IT YOU? IS IT YOU? IT IS YOU!"

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So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPSHow to generate a map in Photoshop (video)How to create (mountain) brushes (video)How to create trees (video)How to create mountains and hills (video)How to create swamps and deserts (video) Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2) Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4) 
CITIESCity Map GeneratorClevergirlhelps’ Brilliant Post on City PlanningThewritingcafe’s Brilliant Post on City PlanningStreets VS MonumentsHow to create a grid in PhotoshopCity BrushesCities to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)MISC.Ship PlansHow Geography Affects ClimateHow Streets Evolve as Cities GrowHistory of Building MaterialsClimatesR. Steves’ Europe (Videos) NEED A NAME? Location and Setting name generatorPirate Ship name generatorShip name generator

So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPS
How to generate a map in Photoshop (video)
How to create (mountain) brushes 
(video)
How to create trees 
(video)
How to create mountains and hills 
(video)
How to create swamps and deserts 
(video)
Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2)
Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)
Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources
World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)

(Source: elizaabennet, via summonerskies)

hchomgoblin:

Vivienne - so fancy.

hchomgoblin:

Vivienne - so fancy.

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makanidotdot:

o yea these days i always forget norn are big dumb furries

prob cos those skills aren’t very good

rocklovejewelry:

Viking Bears

More @facebook.com/rocklovefanpage

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global-fashions:

Damaris Lewis

Photos by Kristiina Wilson

Makeup and Hair by Mary Irwin

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mymodernmet:

The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a beautifully eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. Their intent was to create a striking landscape to impress its visitors as they approached the entrance to their mansion, the Gracehill House. You may notice the mystifying scene from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” as it’s served as a setting for the famous Kingsroad.

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