sayahomu:

for chronikou

some of these resources aren’t targeted writers, but i included them because they are useful tools in understanding how disabled people live

disabled characters in general

How to Write Disabled Characters

Tips for Researching and Respectfully Writing Disabled Characters

Combating Stereotypes: Why Movies About ‘the Disabled’ Stink

Big Ideas: Stella Young On Disability & Inspiration Porn

The Spoon Theory 

fellow writers and artists who are creating characters who belong to marginalized groups you are not a part of

What is Ableism? Five Things About Ableism You Should Know

physically disabled characters

Top Fifteen Things Not to Say or Do to a Physically Disabled Person

Some Thoughts on “Physically Disabled Protagonists”

autistic characters

Writing autistic characters

Mental age is not acceptable (applies to people with learning disorders or other cognitive disabilities too)

Against “mental age”

Infantilization or Not?

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Autistic

The Problem With Functioning Labels

Television on the Spectrum: The Best (and Worst) Depictions of Asperger Syndrome on TV

mentally ill characters

Character Development: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Brief Advice on How to Write Depression: Imagination and Research

psychopathy and why everything you think about it is wrong and terrible (the author of that post says that fang is willing to answer any questions on the subject)

the DSM-5 

my own thoughts

if i had to write a ten commandments for writing disabled characters they would probably be:

  • don’t reduce them solely to their disability, but also don’t act like their disability is separate from who they are (if you have multiple disabled characters though, it’s fine for them to feel like this is true for them personally). develop them as a person with likes, dislikes, etc.
  • don’t use them to ‘inspire’ people because they’re disabled and are able to ‘overcome’ it.
  • don’t cure their disability in the story. please, please, please.
  • don’t pull a JK Rowling. explicitly state that they are disabled within the story proper. otherwise it’s not really representation at all.
  • don’t rely heavily on things that people who are not part of the group have written about disabled people, if possible. if you do, you may end up regurgitating some really gross ideas. (avoid Autism Speaks resources like the plague.)
  • don’t have other characters describe the character as ‘trapped in their own body/world’ or better off dead, unless you will have someone else confront that character about what they said.
  • don’t act like the only obstacles they face are from their disability. show how the social and legal stigmas against disability affects their lives too.
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samswritingtips:

You’re lying to me, and yourself if you’ve never sat alone in your room, computer in front of you, staring blankly at a screen, thinking: what do I name this character?

Name Generator 

ID Generator

Fantasy Names

Names Arranged by Ethnicity

Name List

Type a Letter And Get Names That Start With Said Letter

Short List of Japanese Names

Short List of French Names

'Dorky' Male Names

'Dorky' Female Names

Bonus Character Appearance Generator

There you go.  Feel free to add on any links you may have.

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i decided to make another masterpost-of-masterposts because (a.) i kind of…need it and (b.) why the heck not? so, without further ado, enjoy my third masterpost. :) 
general;
5 tips to improve your writingblack market informationwrite using the snowflake methodwriting exercises (to improve)periodic table of story-tellingemotions wheel (great for personal use too)degrees of emotion (great for personal use too)emotional vocabularybeat writer’s block fastbeating writer’s block: a flow chartanother writer’s-block-begone postdefeating writer’s blockcommon (american) crimes listtypes of serial killersthings that generally writers need to knowdaily writing tipschuck palahnuik’s writing advicedescribing toneclothing referencesthe writer’s toolboxmy personal writing things tag
vocabulary;
good words to knowhandy-dandy online thesaurusknow the definition? find the wordknow part of a word? find the worda rhyming dictionarya whole boat-load of words to usealternatives to “said”more alternatives to “said”alternatives to “whispered”words to describe light"deflate" your writingwords to use more oftenbritish words not widely used in the usbritain vs. us words w/ different meaningsamerican words not widely used in britainhow to say thingsdescribing voicescolor thesaurus
plot;
otp au ideaswriting promptsa whiteboard planning centerthe otp au challengeplotting made simplehow to timeline a plotamazing outlining tipshatch’s plot bankbasic plots in literatureinternal and external conflict
characters;
so many different character names (by type!)dictionary of namestop 10 2013 baby namesmost popular first namesmost popular surnames by regionfinding surnamesa great site for names (x)a great site for surnames (by country!)character developmentfamily tree explanationbuild a family tree (for free!)make a directory of your characterscreating a fictional charactermanifestation of astrological signswriting about piratesbody-language cheat sheetheroic traits and their faultsways to kill your charactersemotions via body languagehow to write ptsdwriting character biographiesplatonic male friendshipshow to flesh out characterscharacter flaw generator
places;
city and town name generatoruseful geographic descriptionname generator (places AND characters!)place and people name generator
music to listen to; 
masterpost of noises and musiccoffitivity (coffee shop sounds!)make relaxing musicfire, water, any sounds p muchcalming nature noisesmore nature noisesrainymood (rain sounds)4 hours of ocean noise10 hours of storm soundsall sorts of music"not a single wasted word""concentration"a collection of study / writing musica collection of acoustic musica collection of instrumental music
masterposts;
ultimate masterpost!nanowrimo masterpostwriterscafe referencesa writer’s heavenwhatreference’s masterposthow to write kissing + sex scenesan incredible blog devoted to writingyeah write review magazines! (+ advice)magnificent writing helpcharacter + place names (but a lot)ultimate masterlistmedieval period stuffthere is writing stuff in herea couple of important websiteswriting smutgods of different religions fantasy masterpostsjust. masterpost. writing historical fictionwriting short stories102 references for writers

i decided to make another masterpost-of-masterposts because (a.) i kind of…need it and (b.) why the heck not? so, without further ado, enjoy my third masterpost. :) 

general;

5 tips to improve your writing
black market information
write using the snowflake method
writing exercises (to improve)
periodic table of story-telling
emotions wheel (great for personal use too)
degrees of emotion (great for personal use too)
emotional vocabulary
beat writer’s block fast
beating writer’s block: a flow chart
another writer’s-block-begone post
defeating writer’s block
common (american) crimes list
types of serial killers
things that generally writers need to know
daily writing tips
chuck palahnuik’s writing advice
describing tone
clothing references
the writer’s toolbox
my personal writing things tag

vocabulary;

good words to know
handy-dandy online thesaurus
know the definition? find the word
know part of a word? find the word
a rhyming dictionary
a whole boat-load of words to use
alternatives to “said”
more alternatives to “said”
alternatives to “whispered”
words to describe light
"deflate" your writing
words to use more often
british words not widely used in the us
britain vs. us words w/ different meanings
american words not widely used in britain
how to say things
describing voices
color thesaurus

plot;

otp au ideas
writing prompts
a whiteboard planning center
the otp au challenge
plotting made simple
how to timeline a plot
amazing outlining tips
hatch’s plot bank
basic plots in literature
internal and external conflict

characters;

so many different character names (by type!)
dictionary of names
top 10 2013 baby names
most popular first names
most popular surnames by region
finding surnames
a great site for names (x)
a great site for surnames (by country!)
character development
family tree explanation
build a family tree (for free!)
make a directory of your characters
creating a fictional character
manifestation of astrological signs
writing about pirates
body-language cheat sheet
heroic traits and their faults
ways to kill your characters
emotions via body language
how to write ptsd
writing character biographies
platonic male friendships
how to flesh out characters
character flaw generator

places;

city and town name generator
useful geographic description
name generator (places AND characters!)
place and people name generator

music to listen to; 

masterpost of noises and music
coffitivity (coffee shop sounds!)
make relaxing music
fire, water, any sounds p much
calming nature noises
more nature noises
rainymood (rain sounds)
4 hours of ocean noise
10 hours of storm sounds
all sorts of music
"not a single wasted word"
"concentration"
a collection of study / writing music
a collection of acoustic music
a collection of instrumental music

masterposts;

ultimate masterpost!
nanowrimo masterpost
writerscafe references
a writer’s heaven
whatreference’s masterpost
how to write kissing + sex scenes
an incredible blog devoted to writing
yeah write review magazines! (+ advice)
magnificent writing help
character + place names (but a lot)
ultimate masterlist
medieval period stuff
there is writing stuff in here
a couple of important websites
writing smut
gods of different religions 
fantasy masterposts
just. masterpost. 
writing historical fiction
writing short stories
102 references for writers

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causeofdeathmakoharufeels:

腐向け?Free!log3【ハルちゃん多め+まこはる】 by 要沙
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sexhaver:

boredlord:

What do teens like?!? Is it memes? Memes about skeletons? Piss? Communism?

this post is 20x funnier if you imagine a CEO shouting it at his board of directors

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Work by ずっき (twitter)

Work by ずっき (twitter)

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estherlune:

yaoi hands

image

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shslequius:

"homework" *tired zombie noises*

"studying" *sad zombie noises*

"responsibilities" *disgusted zombie noises*

"internet" *happy zombie noises*

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queerrose:

While we’re bringing back memes and the 00’s may I remind you of Happy Bunny.

queerrose:

While we’re bringing back memes and the 00’s may I remind you of Happy Bunny.

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dangerhamster:

safety-officer-barto:

marimoid:

omfg straight boys complaining about high waisted shorts and crop tops… have you SEEN a girl in high waisted shorts and crop tops?????? have u seen girls’ LEGS in high waisted shorts!???? have u seen a little peek of tummy in a crop top???????? what is WRONG WITH YOU

i think straight boys might be gay

of course they are, stick a drywipe marker pen within 5 yards of them see how long it takes them to draw a dick on something

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revedas:

THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT JOKE

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