fixyourwritinghabits

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

dfdwritingworkshop:

Writers Club: Ultimate Writing Resource List

shoopzig:

thelastrplord:

a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post

General Tips

Character Development

Female Characters

Male Characters

Tips for Specific Characters

Dialogue

Point of View

Plot, Conflict, Structure and Outline

Setting & Worldbuilding

Creativity Boosters* denotes prompts

Revision & Grammar

Tools & Software

Specific Help

YES

THIS IS A THING OF BEAUTY.

- Pen

fixyourwritinghabits

Anonymous asked:

What would having everyone telepathic/telekinetic do to a civilization? Culturally etc?

clevergirlhelps answered:

Telepathy

  • Mind defense courses taught early and often so people aren’t having their minds hijacked left and right
  • No secrets. You might think that’s great, but there are some things (even in government) that should be need to know. Humanity in a group is not a rational thinker.
  • Therapy will probably be easier
  • No privacy. Which leads to paranoia, isolation, discomfort, and so on. If your society is used to such things, isolation from the group might be a form of punishment
  • There might be a kind of hive-mind (unless people can protect their thoughts) because everyone is sharing their thoughts and it might be difficult to distinguish one’s own thoughts from others’

Telekinetic

  • No manual labor (widespread unemployment?)
  • New security measures to protect against theft and vandalism (maybe items that are too heavy to 
  • Telekinetic events in the Olympics!
  • Murder rates go up because it’s easy to telekinetically smash someone into a brick wall or throw a knife into their chest
  • Change in warfare. Why use planes and tanks and ships when your enemy can just throw them to the ground or flip them or capsize them? It might be drone warfare or soldiers in close-quarters combat.

Both

  • Some sort of power nullification will probably be invented to control individuals
  • You need to consider what children will be like. Children don’t have self-control and they tend to be irrational and emotional. Tell a telekinetic five year old he needs to go to bed and he might throw his parent through a wall. An older child might know restraint, but a younger child (or, God forbid, a baby) has no such discipline. 
erikadprice

erikadprice:

If you’re a writer, a reader, a fan of psychology, or a potential Spritz user, read this. 

Excellent read, interesting things!