The Evolution of Women’s Hairstyles


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You asked for a Writing Advice Masterpost, so here it is! Below you will find a collection of the best questions and answers from the last two years. Not only that, but they are also organized so you can find the answers to your questions quickly and get on with writing.

But wait, there is more!

This post is more than just a collection of advice, it’s a nexus for writing advice, resources, and information! That’s right, this post is going to grow over time. I will be updating this masterpost WEEKLY with new answers, writing advice videos, playlists, and more! So, make sure to bookmark this page and follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) so you don’t miss a thing~ ♥︎


Virtual Writing Academy

Motivation & Inspiration

Planning, Outlining, and Getting Started


Editing & Revision

Hot Button Issues

General Advice


Writing Music & Playlists

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Body Language Secrets Everyone Must Know
by Aldis Kalnins 

Especially useful for convincing obnoxious men you actually like them and that they should give you money.



If you are familiar with Color Scheme Designer then you’ll love this new site from the same creator! Paletton!

Its the same concept as the original website, but completely remastered! There’s more variety to the colors you can pick, and also different Combinations! 

Not only this, but you also have more examples than on the original site! From some basic art to animation! Giving you an easy way to understand how the colors complement one another!

Its still on BETA testing but there are pretty neat features coming soon like a Widget for your page, a Mobile App  and more plug-ins in the future, so please check the website and have fun coloring

Reasons a Character Might Act Out-of-Character


I know I’ve talked a lot about making sure that your characters stay “in character”, but what I mean by that is your character’s actions should make sense depending on the situation. There are many reasons why a character might act out-of-character and that doesn’t mean that you’ve done something wrong as a writer. As long as your character’s actions are explained and what they’re doing is in line with their character development, they can do “strange” things from time to time. Here are a few reasons why one of your characters might act in an odd manner:

Out of anger. Intense emotions really change how people act, which most people probably know from personal experience. I’ve done and said things out of anger that I would never say or do if I was thinking clearly. People do things out of anger, out of sadness, out of extreme happiness, etc. Keep emotion in mind when you’re writing your novel. It helps explain why a character might have acted a certain way and it helps humanize them.

Something happened that changed them. Moments cause you to act differently than you normally would. Maybe you’ve experienced a death of someone close. Maybe someone you love got sick or is in serious trouble. That might cause you to justify your actions or act in a way that seems sensible at the time. However, avoid using characters as “props” to draw out emotions from your protagonist. Don’t kill off the love interest in order to justify revenge.  There’s a delicate balance.

They’re growing. If a character makes better decisions than they normally would, due to events that opened their eyes, that’s all part of their character development. A character can grow and change and eventually those actions will make sense. Your character should change and develop over the course of the novel, so they won’t necessarily be acting out-of-character. These changes should happen.

They’ve made a mistake/They’re human. People make mistakes and they do things that they thought were right. If your characters act in a certain way out of emotion or just because they made the wrong choices, they’re human. They don’t have all the answers. Having your characters make mistakes, learn from them, and make decisions based on those mistakes is just part of their journey AND this keeps your characters from being Mary Sues. We don’t want to see perfection in your characters, we want to see growth, and we want to be interested in their arc.

-Kris Noel





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[100+] HARU AND RIN ICONSHere’s a batch of 100x100 harurin icons to celebrate a milestone and the upcoming summer! Icons range from textured to colorful. Includes: official art + scans, frfr eps, duet cd, and season two PV.

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Here’s a batch of 100x100 harurin icons to celebrate a milestone and the upcoming summer! Icons range from textured to colorful. Includes: official art + scans, frfr eps, duet cd, and season two PV.

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42 Rin Matsuoka Icons



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♢ 98 rei ryugazaki icons - updated! ♢




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