Could I request Gamzee and Feferi struggling with braiding each other’s hair?
You sure can. First of my one dollar writing commissions! You gave me a little extra, so I gave you a little extra too! I hope you like it!
Gamzee lays sprawled out before you like a paint-smeared starfish, and it’s all you can do not to giggle at him.
There’s not much on there and it’s not very good I apologize.
“Disappointment” would be a bit of an understatement.
And it hurts, because you know exactly what you expected. You had read tales of your ancestor and were no stranger to the skilled marksman and cunning strategist he had been, violet blood coursing through seas of rust as he served the Condescension herself.
But this guy—this absolute fucking joke—couldn’t be farther from the image of that fearless man who not only punished, but punished with impunity. This complete waste of non-existent space that actually has the gall to waggle his eyebrows at you makes you want to retch, but you don’t, because there’s something about him that hurts more than the sting of disappointment.
Hey everyone, this is my new writing blog. I’ll be posting all writing/commissions I do over there, then reblogging them over here. Go ahead and follow if you want to see any of my writing. My commissions are just starting off so I apologize if the quality is a bit rocky.
I wrote this as an example for someone who wanted to see my writing, and I still like it so I thought I would post it.
Has anyone ever offered writing commissions before? If so, what kind of prices have you charged for each word length? I’m thinking increments of 500 words is probably a good place to start. I’m just looking for a base on which to place my own prices.
when i was in third grade i remember hearing somewhere
“when you become a true writer, it changes everything about the way you read. you’ll never be able to fully immerse yourself in the story, because you’ll always be analyzing things, noting plot elements, and thinking about how it applies to your own work.”
at the time i was kinda like
aw man well that sounds like it sucks, i don’t think i like the idea of that
but looking back now
i realize that i do that with everything i read now and its GREAT
i LIKE breaking down all that stuff and i can still enjoy the story, maybe even moreso than before
wow writing is cool :’)
Kanaya/Gamzee, or some aradia/Karkat
Aradia/Karkat it is.
- What Will Your Character Do When Disaster Strikes?
by Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD
- Characterization and Conflict: Using Psychological Tests to Improve Your Writing
by Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD
- Gathering Information from Characters: Types of Questions
by JJ Cooper
- Using Body Language in Writing
I’ve just started working on an outline for a SF novel.
It is going to focus on power struggles and politics in stressful situations, as well as manipulation as a result of those struggles, and how it psychologically and physically affects its victims (not to mention a whole lot of right/wrong blended together in a massive grey mess).
I’ve never undertaken something quite this complex. I’m not expecting it to be a brilliant piece of literature, but I’m extremely excited to start drafting some characters.
Plus I have a really massive twist (not plot related) in store for it, which is going to make it pretty unique, in my opinion.
Gosh I am just really excited to actually have some inspiration.
You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair - the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.
I’m not asking you to come reverently or unquestioningly; I’m not asking you to be politically correct or cast aside your sense of humor (please God you have one). This isn’t a popularity contest, it’s not the moral Olympics, and it’s not church. But it’s writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can’t or won’t, it’s time for you to close the book and do something else.
Wash the car, maybe.
I had someone send me a message regarding Rose/Sollux fic besides Scarlet and Bible Black, and while I would never even begin to hold my work up to the all-powerful light that is paraTactician, I figured I would post my first round entry to the HSO, which managed to get some pretty good feedback from voters. It’s not great, but if you’re really desperate for some Rose/Sollux, there’s some under the cut.