think about these things when you’re making a fictional place; even a developed city has its roots in how easy it was to settle in the first place!

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#writing ref  #world building 


Exercise 27 Results: Shading Candy Step by Step by: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

Check out our sweet Candy Study results with full step by step explanation HERE.

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#colouring  #art ref 


H i s t o r i c a l  P r i n c e s s e s  &  Q u e e n s  by shoomlah






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#art ref  #fashion  #absolutely gorgeous 


How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45

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#writing ref  #weapons 


For the person requesting this post to be put up again.

(Source: adventuresintimeandspace)

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#writing ref  #i'm not a murderer i swear 


A brand-new steampunk-themed generator!  It’s not as big as some of the previous ones since steampunk is such a specific genre, but hopefully it’ll help spark some ideas.  If you do make a character with this, tag ‘characterdesigninspiration’ so I can see them!

To Play: click and drag each gif or take a screenshot of the whole thing.

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#niiiice  #writing ref  #generators 



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#writing ref  #world building  #religion 



A super girly and peppy blonde girl who wears bright pink dresses and skirts everyday is best friends with a quiet goth girl who of course sports all black clothing and big lace up boots. Someone jokes and yells to them “Hey look, a fairy and a vampire!” The blonde turns around and flashes a fanged grin and says “She’s human, actually.”

Someone give me this cartoon series.

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#story ideas 


One of my most popular posts shares tips for writing heavy emotional scenes. I think that post is popular because we often struggle with including emotions in our stories, especially when those emotions are intense.

In my own writing journey, capturing emotions in words (and in a way readers could experience) was one of the trickiest steps of my learning curve. Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s The Emotion Thesaurus helped me with that struggle immensely. However, I’m far from perfect and still need to tweak those emotional scenes many, many times.

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#writing ref 

Starry Night Brush for Sai Paint



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#art ref  #paint tool sai