ARROWARGENT’S TEXTURE PACK #01
Hey guys! I’ve been meaning to make this ever since I reached 3k, and I finally got around to doing it. This is my first texture pack, made from stock/domain images, scratch, and texture bases.
- Contains 25 landscape, light, and nature textures in a .zip file
- Please like/reblog if using!
Eyes On Fire » a mix for ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night [listen]
i. Bottom of the River - Delta Rae | ii. Trophy - Bat for Lashes | iii. The Beast - Laura Marling | iv. Apply - Glasser | v. Werewolf Heart - Dead Man’s Bones | vi. Heavy In Your Arms - Florence + The Machine | vii. Angel - Massive Attack | viii. The Garden - Mirah | ix. Old Mary - The Dead Weather | x. Seven Devils - Florence + The Machine | xi. Eyes On Fire - Blue Foundation | xii. Bones - MS MR | xiii. Sinister Kid - The Black Keys | xiv. Oh Death - Jen Titus
h a u n t i n g inspiration
♕ for the witch born with a gift to curse…
So, you don’t want the background of your picture, but the damn actor has stupid bits of hair everywhere. You want to keep them, but get rid of the background. Understandable, so here’s how to do that.
melon - my first impression of you
peach - what i like most about your blog
vanilla - what i like most about you
lilac - why / how i started following you
orange - my opinion of you now and our status
coconut - a blog that reminds me of yours
plum - a song that reminds me of you / your blog
sweet pea - would i go out with you
strawberry - i secretly think…
mango - anything you want me to answer about you
I wanted to write posts on writing about asexual characters and tying in subplots, but those are going to take more brain power than I have right now. However, what I can give you are simple tips of what you as a writer should and shouldn’t do, just to protect your own sanity. Being a writer is insane enough already.
- Don’t think about fame. Don’t write to become famous and make a lot of money, because this business is a starved one. Very few writers are lucky to be able to live off their writing alone. So try to get a job doing something that you love or that you’ll enjoy that may or may not coincide with your writing. I love my job as a marketing trainee and plan to launch my editorial business with my personal assistant when I graduate. And I one day hope to make enough money that the income from my books can be enough; however, I would still probably stay a marketing trainee but let up on the editorial business.
- Don’t compare yourself to others. It’s difficult for me not to compare myself: This author has better ratings than me. This author seems to have more sales than me. Writers quote this author’s book more than mine. And so on and so forth. These are author problems, of course, but we as writers can be an insecure bunch. We look at others and think they write so much better than us. How can we compare? But you’ve got to keep it together in this industry. Your path of success cannot be like another’s path. My idea of success might take more time than someone else’s idea, but I love writing, and I’m going to keep at it. My insecurities are sometimes difficult to let go of, but I have never become bitter about another’s success. I’m going to learn from that success and see how I can apply it to myself.
- Don’t write like your favorite authors. Or try not to. When you first begin writing, your style might be like your favorite author’s, but you’ve eventually got to find your own voice. JK Rowling’s voice is not going to work for you because, well, you’re not JK Rowling. You’re you, and you’ve got to find the writing that makes you you. Your books will be memorable to readers because of your unique voice.
- Keep writing. Keep writing in general, but once you begin the process of submitting a finished manuscript, start working on another one. This will keep you from becoming obsessed with your inbox, refreshing it ten thousand times, waiting for a response from an agent or editor you pitched your book to.
- Don’t write to satisfy a trend. I didn’t write When Stars Die to satisfy the paranormal trend. I had WSD written well before Twilight ballooned the paranormal market. Write the book that you want to write. Don’t worry about what others think until it comes time for feedback. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s going to be popular. You can’t predict any of these things.
- Writing never gets easier. Some books are easier to write than others, but, overall, writing itself never gets easier. You want to write a better book than your previous book, and that takes sheer grit. The sequel to When Stars Die was infinitely harder to write. This contemporary book I’m working on is even harder to write: it started out as a contemporary fantasy, remained a contemporary fantasy—but the story changed entirely—and is now a contemporary book, so utterly changed that it aligns with super early drafts of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Who knew my contemporary fantasy was eventually going to revolve around an asexual homoromantic character? I didn’t see that coming.
- Don’t be afraid to drop a piece that isn’t working. This is sometimes a tough thing to face, because you were so attached to it in the beginning. But if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. HOWEVER, try to find something from the story, even if it’s tiny, to use in a future piece, especially if there are still some things in that story that you cannot let go. I scrapped the first two drafts of the contemporary book I just mentioned. But I’ve kept the main character and his personality, while completely changing everything else. It wasn’t a terrifying decision for me to make. It’s a decision that took a weight off me.
- Just don’t give up. If you love to write, then you need to keep writing, whether or not you ever intend to publish. Life is all about passion, and if writing is your passion, hold on to it.
Hopefully my next post will be about writing asexual characters. I hope. We’ll see how my brain is functioning. Ask Box is always open! It’s a little full right now, but I’m slowly getting to the questions that are in there.
Mythology Meme: [4/10] movies/books/shows based on mythology » Runemarks“A man may plant a tree for a number of reasons. Perhaps he likes trees. Perhaps he wants shelter. Or perhaps he knows that someday he may need the firewood.”
Writers can use these 12 Archetypes to create characters
The 12 Common Archetypes by Carl Golden
The twelve archetypes are divided into ego types, self types, and soul types.
1) The Four Ego Types
1. The Innocent
Motto: Free to be you and me
Core desire: to get to paradise
Goal: to be happy
Greatest fear: to be punished for doing something bad or wrong
Strategy: to do things right
Weakness: boring for all their naive innocence
Talent: faith and optimism
The Innocent is also known as: Utopian, traditionalist, naive, mystic, saint, romantic, dreamer.
2. The Orphan/Regular Guy or Gal
Motto: All men and women are created equal
Core Desire: connecting with others
Goal: to belong
Greatest fear: to be left out or to stand out from the crowd
Strategy: develop ordinary solid virtues, be down to earth, the common touch
Weakness: losing one’s own self in an effort to blend in or for the sake of superficial relationships
Talent: realism, empathy, lack of pretence
The Regular Person is also known as: The good old boy, everyman, the person next door, the realist, the working stiff, the solid citizen, the good neighbour, the silent majority.
3. The Hero
Motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a way
Core desire: to prove one’s worth through courageous acts
Goal: expert mastery in a way that improves the world
Greatest fear: weakness, vulnerability, being a “chicken”
Strategy: to be as strong and competent as possible
Weakness: arrogance, always needing another battle to fight
Talent: competence and courage
The Hero is also known as: The warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, the soldier, dragon slayer, the winner and the team player.
4. The Caregiver
Motto: Love your neighbour as yourself
Core desire: to protect and care for others
Goal: to help others
Greatest fear: selfishness and ingratitude
Strategy: doing things for others
Weakness: martyrdom and being exploited
Talent: compassion, generosity
The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.
2) The Four Soul Types
5. The Explorer
Motto: Don’t fence me in
Core desire: the freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world
Goal: to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life
Biggest fear: getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness
Strategy: journey, seeking out and experiencing new things, escape from boredom
Weakness: aimless wandering, becoming a misfit
Talent: autonomy, ambition, being true to one’s soul
The explorer is also known as: The seeker, iconoclast, wanderer, individualist, pilgrim.
6. The Rebel
Motto: Rules are made to be broken
Core desire: revenge or revolution
Goal: to overturn what isn’t working
Greatest fear: to be powerless or ineffectual
Strategy: disrupt, destroy, or shock
Weakness: crossing over to the dark side, crime
Talent: outrageousness, radical freedom
The Outlaw is also known as: The rebel, revolutionary, wild man, the misfit, or iconoclast.
7. The Lover
Motto: You’re the only one
Core desire: intimacy and experience
Goal: being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love
Greatest fear: being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved
Strategy: to become more and more physically and emotionally attractive
Weakness: outward-directed desire to please others at risk of losing own identity
Talent: passion, gratitude, appreciation, and commitment
The Lover is also known as: The partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder.
8. The Creator
Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done
Core desire: to create things of enduring value
Goal: to realize a vision
Greatest fear: mediocre vision or execution
Strategy: develop artistic control and skill
Task: to create culture, express own vision
Weakness: perfectionism, bad solutions
Talent: creativity and imagination
The Creator is also known as: The artist, inventor, innovator, musician, writer or dreamer.
3) The Four Self Types
9. The Jester
Motto: You only live once
Core desire: to live in the moment with full enjoyment
Goal: to have a great time and lighten up the world
Greatest fear: being bored or boring others
Strategy: play, make jokes, be funny
Weakness: frivolity, wasting time
The Jester is also known as: The fool, trickster, joker, practical joker or comedian.
10. The Sage
Motto: The truth will set you free
Core desire: to find the truth.
Goal: to use intelligence and analysis to understand the world.
Biggest fear: being duped, misled—or ignorance.
Strategy: seeking out information and knowledge; self-reflection and understanding thought processes.
Weakness: can study details forever and never act.
Talent: wisdom, intelligence.
The Sage is also known as: The expert, scholar, detective, advisor, thinker, philosopher, academic, researcher, thinker, planner, professional, mentor, teacher, contemplative.
11. The Magician
Motto: I make things happen.
Core desire: understanding the fundamental laws of the universe
Goal: to make dreams come true
Greatest fear: unintended negative consequences
Strategy: develop a vision and live by it
Weakness: becoming manipulative
Talent: finding win-win solutions
The Magician is also known as: The visionary, catalyst, inventor, charismatic leader, shaman, healer, medicine man.
12. The Ruler
Motto: Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.
Core desire: control
Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community
Strategy: exercise power
Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown
Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate
Talent: responsibility, leadership
The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator.
Note: There are four cardinal orientations: freedom, social, ego, order. The types have a place on these orientations.
Article via soulcraft.co