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Old English/Germanic proverbs

I’m about to embark on a journey of writing a piece set in early medieval England/western Scandinavia, so in order to understand the then mindset, I’d need to familiarize myself with as much Old English proverbs as possible. You...

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How to diffuse tension?

Think about how you would feel if you were falling (maybe to your death) and suddenly something saves you. What would your feelings be? Explore them thoroughly. Obviously relief …but would you also suffer after-effects? Need to go lie...

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Ethics of depicting violence

Violence is far from the only type of conflict, and yet so many stories depict it. Especially with movies, it’s the rare breed that doesn’t include violence. We also know that fictional stories have, on more than one occasion, b...

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Creating Story Timelines

If you are writing a fantasy or a science fiction, how do you come up with the year(s) its all taking place? The first example that comes to mind is Tolkien: “In Tolkien’s cosmology, Arda (the Earth) is at first created without ...

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Which part of a story is the most important one: the beginning, the middle or the end

Originally Posted by Terry D But that’s exactly what the OP asked. I’m answering that question. Your interpretation of the question is up to you, and that’s fine, but my answer is the same. Openings are different from midd...

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how to mix an arctic/cold stare with warm colored-eyes

Hahaha, but that’s because clavicles and nostrils are hardly things seen or that gives character or make a difference in each other~ x) !! (although collarbones can be descriptively nice if they’re apparent) while ‘eyes...

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Why would a group of “superiors” want to keep their “inferiors” in their place?

“Sit down @halisme, I would like a contribution from one of the girls if you don’t mind. Fiona, yes?” “Miss, a societal exploitation based on a scarcity of resources…and…and…” “…Go...

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Worldbuilding a Reservation

Take a look at this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106087/ It’s Canadian but it will give you some ideas. In Canada, my impression is that a lot of reserves are not the best places to live. Serious lack of opportunities for education ...

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I figured out the story I want to tell, they are a dysfunctional family full of hate

I’m leaving out the wolf spirit thing for now until I have a better understanding of it. But it will be in the same universe as this other story down below. For now I want to work on this story where the main character is based simila...

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