Blogging anything and everything to do with writing and books. Also creative stuff, places that draw inspiration, or as the title suggests anything that you might want to look back at for reference.

September 2nd, 2014

astugirl:

wordsandchocolate:

I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for you :)

OH THANKS YOU !

(via thatrandomcantaloupe)

August 29th, 2014

Writing the Ending for Your Story

thedancingwriter:

As some of you already know, I just finished a book a few days ago titled The Glorious In-Between that contains two asexual, aromantic characters. It took me almost a week to write the ending. This has been true for every book I’ve ever written, from When Stars Die to The Stars Are Infinite.

I don’t know why endings are so difficult for me to write. It isn’t that I’m getting to the end of the book and I don’t want it to end, because I do want it to end! I desperately want to finish the dang draft! I just tend to slow down, and I can’t even explain why this is so. 

Endings are hard, regardless of whether or not you can blow through one in a day or drag yourself through the next couple of days trying to get that ending down. 

The book has to end, though. It has to tie up all loose threads (an exception can be made for books in a series) and end in a way that is both satisfying and unpredictable.

First, let me present the five types of endings:

  1. The happy ending
  2. The unhappy ending
  3. The tragic ending, wherein the protagonist does succeed at his/her objective but had to sacrifice something for it
  4. The sacrifice, wherein the protagonist sacrifices his/her objective for the greater good
  5. The bittersweet ending

If you know these five types of endings, you’ll at least be able to choose how you’d like to end your book, depending on the progression of your book. You don’t want to do an unhappy ending for the sake of an unhappy ending. The ending you choose has to make sense with everything that has occurred in your book. 

One thing that used to happen to me in the past is that I would write the draft of the book but not write the ending and let the draft cool. I’d write the ending in the revisions. That has worked for me, but it’s something I’m not interested in doing anymore. I just want to get the ending over with.

You can outline your ending in detail. I did not do that. I just wrote the ending by the seat of my pants. I binge wrote The Glorious In-Between, so it was exhausting having to outline it, too, at the same time. I’m not sure if this is going to happen with All Stars Align, which will be the title of the third book in The Stars Trilogy. I already know exactly how I want to end the third book, but that doesn’t mean the ending won’t be any less difficult for me to write. After all, I already knew how I wanted to end The Glorious In-Between before I even began outlining it. 

In any case, the best endings for any book are endings that leave the readers remembering that book. After all, everything can be great and fantastic, until you get to the ending. It doesn’t matter how much your reader loved your book before the ending. If the ending is poor, readers are going to finish your book with a bad taste in their mouths—and then most likely forget they ever read that book. 

You don’t want that to happen. 

Resonance with endings can occur through narration, dialogue, and description.

Here are some final tips for your ending:

  • Don’t introduce new characters or subplots. The ending of a book generally occurs in the last 30-50 pages, so there really is no time to introduce a new character or subplot. The only exception to this is if you’ve foreshadowed a character throughout the book and then put that character in those last 30-50 pages. Of course, I think I actually broke this rule with When Stars Die, when I do introduce a new character in the very last chapter. No readers have complained, of course, but it’s also an epilogue. 
  • Don’t spend too much time musing. Endings are generally fast-paced, because the ending is coming to a head, and you want the ending to have the most tension out of any part of your book, so you need to minimize descriptions.
  • Don’t change the tone. If the tone of your ending changes, it will sound tacked on to readers, like the chapter was a mere afterthought. 
  • Make sure your objective is strong. Your MC is after something, and that something needs to be made obvious in some way. Novels of a literary nature have some leeway on this, but other types of fiction really don’t. The MC is either going to achieve that objective in some way, or the MC is going to lose out on that objective.
  • Think of several possible endings. Don’t limit yourself to just one possible ending. Imagine as many as you can, and then choose the one that makes the most sense for your story. Although I knew how I wanted to end The Glorious In-Between, this doesn’t mean I stuck with the EXACT ending I had planned. I thought of several possible endings within the type of ending I wanted to do, and then as I came upon the ending, it occurred to me what type of ending would make more sense with how I’d written the story up to that point. So the ending must be in line with the story. It needs to make sense, and you don’t need to choose the easy way out. Readers are going to know otherwise if you do. 

(via writeworld)

August 26th, 2014
abercrombier:

hi everyone whats up!!!! ok so since i’ve been doing a lot of master posts lately, i thought i could give you something useful and something 850% of us struggle with: makeup. so  i tried to find the best for you guys so i hope you find this useful and resourceful and maybe you’ll learn some things!!!! if there’s something that’s not on here i will gladly find it for you babe!!!! good luck, i love you!!! stay hot stay fresh stay yes mhmm -shakes xx
[check out my other master-posts; harry styles fanfic master-post, zayn malik fanfic master-post, life hacks // websites, life hacks // websites p2 [school edition], bad mood? wanna relax? no prob] +++ request a masterpost here, and message me if you need anything!!!!
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 
FACE
1 // FOUNDATION
5 of the best foundations 
acne foundation routine
best powder foundations
quick foundation tip
how to apply liquid foundation
2 // CONTOUR // BLUSH ETC.
breaking it down
makeup highlights tutorial
blush for your skin tone
how to apply bronzer
how to contour your face
apply blush like a pro
blush according to your face shape
3 // OTHER
fake freckles with make-up
wash your face correctly
how to wash your face 101
EYES
1 // EYELINER
ombre eyeliner
d.i.y. gel liner
get the perfect winged liner
get winged liner using tape
awesome eyeliner tricks
9 different eyeliner looks
different eyeliner styles
2 // EYESHADOW
guide to applying eyeshadow
suit your eyeshadow to your eyes
glittery smoky eye
get the perfect smoky eye
3 // EYELASHES
get beautiful lashes
how to apply fake lashes
4 // EYEBROWS
best eyebrows for your face shape
get the perfect eyebrows 
eyebrow solutions
5 // OTHER
make your eyes look huge
eye make up with a spoon
make-up tricks for brown eyes
get rid of dark circles
how to change your eye shape
LIPS
a shade for every occasion
kool-aid lip stain
best lipsticks for blondes
hot red lips
how to get gradient lips
lipstick shades for fall
how to make any lipstick look matte
get soft kissable lips
OTHER
1 // BRUSHES
make-up brush tutorial 
brush tricks
clean your makeup brushes
make-up brush guide
2 // TIPS & TRICKS
long lasting makeup tricks
victoria’s secret model tips
saving face
beginner’s guide
when will it expire?
10 makeup tips from mac
best tips from professionals
18 beauty essentials
basics you should own

abercrombier:

hi everyone whats up!!!! ok so since i’ve been doing a lot of master posts lately, i thought i could give you something useful and something 850% of us struggle with: makeup. so  i tried to find the best for you guys so i hope you find this useful and resourceful and maybe you’ll learn some things!!!! if there’s something that’s not on here i will gladly find it for you babe!!!! good luck, i love you!!! stay hot stay fresh stay yes mhmm -shakes xx

[check out my other master-posts; harry styles fanfic master-postzayn malik fanfic master-postlife hacks // websiteslife hacks // websites p2 [school edition]bad mood? wanna relax? no prob] +++ request a masterpost here, and message me if you need anything!!!!

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 

FACE

1 // FOUNDATION

2 // CONTOUR // BLUSH ETC.

3 // OTHER

EYES

1 // EYELINER

2 // EYESHADOW

3 // EYELASHES

4 // EYEBROWS

5 // OTHER

LIPS

OTHER

1 // BRUSHES

2 // TIPS & TRICKS

(via araggedyangel)

germanottaaa:

im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g
STUDYING;
a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
science translated to english :)
collection of studying mixes
selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
simplynoise, mynoise, rainymood, coffitivity, soundrown, simplyrain,naturesoundplayer, naturesoundsforme are good background voices 
a site that would explain to you literally anything
organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
study skills
how to google
learning how to revise
improving your revision skills
learn geography 
shop books online
alt. to wikipedia
final exams guide
get motivated to study
tips for a productive study break
when should I go to bed?
microsoft word equivalent
free online books
more free books
can’t do your homework?
“no homework” excuses
how to get unblocked internet in school (chrome only)
words to make you seem more intelligent
emotions vocabulary  
WRITING;
how to write a kickass essay
alternatives to “said”
alternatives to “whispered”
tip of my tongue
Read any book (apparently)
writing fantasy stories
character flaws
writers block (1) (2)
writing a death scene
bio help
degrees of emotions
writing ref
music to help you write
ART; 
painting tutorial
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing clothe folding
avoiding drawing the same face
draw ice
anatomy help
free drawing program (1) (2)
sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
draw hair
drawing ref
dont know what to draw?
draw 3D room tut
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
drawing hair and fur
drawing cats
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
download photoshop
paint blood
color blender
draw hands
hands 2
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
clouds
brush setting ref (SAI)
kissing ref 
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
draw knees
draw feet
shadow help
male body
lips ref
contouring and highlighting
draw wings
change images using blur (PS)
gray
hat ref
glowing stuff
pastel colors
draw grass
eyeliner ref
MAKEUP;
eyeliner
punk rock makeup
disney eye makeup
coverup tattooes
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
ombre eyeliner
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
how to do your makeup with a spoon
HAIR;
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
three-braid updo
waterfall braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
braided bun
braided headband
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
avocado facial mask (dry skin)
yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
list of oils to add to your face masks
already made masterpost :*
FOOD;
hot chocolate using nutella -gasp-
4 different smoothies
chocolate chip cookies
tastiest starbucks drinks
best grilled cheese
winter sore throat tea
best chocolate cake
apple pies (mini aw-)
extra fancy garlic bread
french bread pizza
pIE
muffin in a mug
how to make nutella fudge
lavender lemonade wow
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
cheap & healthy snacks
Every Starbucks drink and pasty
deliciousfood
vegans
MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;
tv shows masterpost hola
movie masterpost
scary movies
movies to watch when you’re sad
when to pee during a movie
jennifer lawrence movies master list
glee season 1,2,3,4 + 5
ja’mie private school girl
adventure time master list
supernatural
doctor who
pirates of the carriben series
walking dead season 1,2,3 + 4
american horror story season 1 + 2
a list of over 900 movies with links
MUSIC/AUDIO; 
white noise
coffee shop
all the music you’ve reblogged
stay happy
concentrate
listen to the rain
GET HYPED
fireplace
play piano
FREE BOOKS;
textbooknova
reddit
bookboon
textbookrevolution
math textbooks
ebookee
freebookspot
free-ebooks
getfreeebooks
bookfinder
oerconsortium
gutenberg project
ebook3000
readanybook
free audio books
masterpost of books wow
BORED?;
answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band 
live ocean
pokemon secret base
read creepy wikipedia articles
read more creepy wikipedia articles 
disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons 
homemade wax
gift ideas for cat lovers
moss graffiti
make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
how to make origami
color matching game
fun sites masterpost
how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
find out if a website is safe
make a font from your handwriting
SELF-HELP;
materpost
emergency compliment
cute yahoo answers
calming manatee
calming gif
coping skills and distractions
draw a stickman
daily puppy
guided relaxation 
the thoughts room
go to a quiet place 
cut something instead of yourself 
let it out 
self injury recovery masterpost 
free hugs 
coping skills & distractions 
make a comfort box
CLOTHING;
1000+ reference
BACKGROUNDS;
nature/scenery
literally everything
a little from everything
tile/repeating/pattern background
gradient
halloween
PIXELS;
cool pixel blogs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
christmas
halloween
HTML;
make a theme tutorial

germanottaaa:

im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g

STUDYING;

WRITING;

ART; 

MAKEUP;

HAIR;

FOOD;

MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;

MUSIC/AUDIO; 

FREE BOOKS;

BORED?;

SELF-HELP;

CLOTHING;

BACKGROUNDS;

PIXELS;

HTML;

(Source: germxnottaa, via scarletxmaximoff)

10 days and counting

I had cried most of the night because I didn’t think I could do it. I had been away from you for less than 12 hours and I missed you already. When I woke up I felt better like I had accepted it and was ready to try. At the airport it was okay although seeing all the couples together holding hands, kissing, I missed you and was kind of jealous that they got to go on holiday together. I missed being able to rest my head on you and your little check ups you would most likely do. I thought of how you would be in this situation if it was just us and I knew you’d take control and tell me to rest and sleep while you took me through and how we’d giggle at how much palaver it takes. How I’d sleep on you on the plane and most likely have to eat your food because you didn’t like it and how you’d complain at my four sugar needs. We’d laugh and giggle and tell each other to be quiet but fail horrendously. I held my mum’s hand when we landed because I hate that bit but could help wish it was your’s. Sleeping most of that day helped too and talking as well, both made me feel less lonely.

9 days and counting

Woke up from a nightmare where you put a Facebook status saying you were travelling to Berlin with some girl. We should do romantic things when we get back but there are so many parties that I feel I’ll never get you to myself. Walking around Venice although it is beautiful it is also hard, not that hard but I realise that every now and then my hand reaches out to hold your’s and your not there. I miss us wandering around somewhere whilst holding hands. I miss the rest of you yes but at the moment my hands feel it the most they feel empty and twitchy I have to keep rubbing them so they don’t feel as bad. I tried holding my own hand - it didn’t work. I’m walking around and thinking of us and where we should go on holiday. And wishing that it was you who I was getting lost with.

8 days and counting

Walking around Venice wasn’t as bad without your hand. There are things to distract me. Although my feet hurt and are hot and I just want to sleep all day so the days go quickly. It is very boring. I miss you though a lot. It rained for a good half hour i daydreamed that we had run outside and kissed on the bridge in the rain and I whispered ‘crazy’ and we giggled as we watched the gondola man run to pack up and get under cover after that we ran inside the apartment building hands starting to tremble as we turned the key into our room. You hugged me as I shiver and we showered and I wish you could be here. In the later hours of the day I soon became desperate for you. I just needed the satisfaction of flesh against flesh. Those moments during when we pull each other close and the bliss of afterwards nestled against the other like jigsaw pieces. And it was getting harder to deal with. I thought of ways to try and help, the only way was to subtly run my hands round my neck and chest slowly. But even with this all I could think of was the thought of ripping of our clothes and me sitting on the sink whilst I wrap my legs around you at Our friends house party. Talking to you makes everything easier.

7 days and counting

We went to the beach today and it made everything easier. I don’t know if the relaxing setting helped or the fact that I could read and sleep or even if I was just getting better at not missing you as much? The nightmare didn’t help though you calmed me back down and made me feel safe and loved again. On the beach I bought our sun and moon blanket and I proceeded to sing “you are my sun sun I am your moon moon you make me happy when skies are grey you’ll never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sun sun away” I also thought of possible beach scenarios which I’ve already told you about, me pressing my wet boobs to your back and making you girlishly scream which turns into a defence of manhood. It was easier. At night the food depressed me I was tired of settling for something that I wouldn’t like but you cheered this blue moon up with your loving statements and made the moon shine once again.

6 days and counting

Today is a busy day. Waking up with a nightmare didn’t help but once again you were able to calm me down, I feel bad because it’s a running job for you. Last night was good and this morning I feel a lot more sturdy in this relationship and I feel I’m a lot better and closer with you. We’re going to see a man’s palace and it may be boring but it keeps me distracted. Having venice connected is a real help though. The palace tour was pooey and leg achey and I just wanted to turn around and for your arms to be there open waiting for me to cuddle you. In the space of 20 minutes I got depressed, hands still shaking as I type, desperately trying not to make so many mistakes. I don’t know how this happened but I’m angry at myself for letting it happen. I can only wish that you were here behind me under this blanket, arms wrapped round me so I could be safe again. You are my safe place. I hoped tonight you would get drunk again. I hoped every night you’d get a little drunk again purely because I wanted to hear those things that would not be said sober. In the later hours I hated myself the depression had fully taken over and I wanted everything to be over. The family hated me and my father called me the weakest link. I was tired of being like this. But I tried my best with natural hair and a cow lick fringe to put on a smile and hope that soon I would either wake up home or not wake up at all.

5 days and counting.

This is my 6th day here. So only 4 more days until I get to see you. I woke up with the pillows around me and for a blissful second thought I was in your arms again. I tried and update this diary on the spot as much as I can. But it’s now evening and I got depressed again and I can’t be bother to update this about the murano island because nothing special happened. Memories, feeling, and moments that I would have put in before are now lost. I felt pretty today. How people cope with being so depressed all the time I have no idea I understand the appeal to end it all though. I got better. I don’t know if this holiday is just bringing out some form of depression or if the holiday is giving me weird moons swings but without you I fear I might have ended up in the canal.

4 days and counting

It seems the nightmares have gone away? I say this but I will most likely have one tonight. It also seems that beach days are much easier to handle. I’m pretty sure because I have so many more distractions than I would in the city. You said something today which struck a cord a note a something. You showed understanding and you cared, it felt as if a promise that you would try and treat me better (not that you would need to, I already think the world of you and I already think that you treat me better than I deserve but you said you would treat me even better and I’m lost for words because I am so in love with you. And it’s now dawned on me properly that I am in love you. Words can’t describe. I always used to kid around about our marriage and at point I did honestly want to get married but it was more of later thing as in if you asked me now I would tell you yes but when we’re older but now I feel that if you asked the question, if you asked me to runaway with you and elope, if you asked me to go to Alaska with you, all answers would be yes.

3 days and counting.

Beach day today again. Desperate to tan as much as possible. Tanning used to seem really vain for me but now I can see the appeal unless you do it all the time and start to become wrinkly. I had two confusing dreams or one really confusing long one? You said you wanted me with red hair. I wake up now and because of the things you said yesterday I’m assured you don’t. I woke up once again feeling like I was back at your’s and was confused and even upset when I saw the tall buildings that framed Venice’s canals. The beach was okay I saw couples and thought of us thought of what we’d be like at the beach and thought of how we’d be when we see each other next. Missing you has turned into a dull ache as appose to when it felt like something stepping on my heart but I feel as you go back home and lose internet for the day the feeling of being stepped on might come back. I’m trying to rationalise myself saying that it’s only for the day and that I could probably do it. In the last moments when you said you had internet I kept checking my phone desperately but you never came back.

2 days and counting.

You are going home today. It’s the day I feared where I wouldn’t have you to keep as comfort. We went to the fish market which was weird and different. There was live music played as you saw fish being slaughtered and sold. We then hopped on the boat to Burano I slept most of the way so I could keep myself from pining for you. When we got there I was greeted with something that looked like toy town. The inspiration and need to practically take pictures everywhere kept me distracted. The hope of seeing you soon though kept me walking and just thinking that every minute that went by I would be closer to you. There were also a lot of cats about more cats than I had seen in Venice…so like 4. Once me and my dad had finally photographing every corner of Burano we then hopped back on a boat to Murano where me and mum spend another hour looking for the perfect glass bird for her. Once she had finally settled herself and actually bought something we went back home. Slept most if the way but got woken up to look at a dog. I spoke to when you got home but proceeded to have nightmares of you all night to the point where I have a knack to wake myself up.

1 day and counting.

My last day here I spoke to you as much as I could because you had wifi. We went on a theatre tour and saw some real life opera rehearsals that weren’t scheduled for the tour so we were lucky. It was the same opera that was featured in Pretty Woman which was pretty lovely. I spoke to you about seeing opera having a quick fantasy about you showing up on my door taking me mysteriously to London and seeing an opera kind of like in Pretty Woman. You seemed really excited to see an opera which I was glad and which was also a little bit lovely. I imagined cute little you toe wiggling and feet dancing ready to see an opera but then trying to man it up afterwards. We then went to the second biggest church which had a guy randomly singing opera outside for no profit which was kind of grand. Afterward we crossed a wooden bridge. The bridge was littered with love locks and couples names covered the wooden beams that held it up. I couldn’t resist. So I searched my mum’s bag for any kind of type of something to write or scratch with. I soon found a biro and I scrawled our couple names “El + El” with a heart around the plus onto the bridge. We our now on a bridge forever in Venice. I imagined us someday on that bridge with more couples names written over ours but with the faintest glimmer of our names still on there.

0 days and not counting.

It’s the day I’m coming home to you. There are no others words except I’m counting down the hours. In the last hour I got butterflies like I was nervous but very excited to see you. You ran out the door to see me and I almost cried. You didn’t let go and I hope you never do.

A Diary kept by a broken hearted girl waiting to go home. (via els-place)

(Source: backtopanic, via els-place)

August 25th, 2014

Information on Panic Attacks

referenceforwriters:

How to write panic attacks if you have never experienced one? I understand the symptoms, but trying to get into the mind set is a lot harder than just understanding what is meant to be felt. - Anonymous 
I understand what you mean, specially since you can’t always trust the information you find online or on textbooks. Most of these are written by people who don’t experience the condition you want to research, so what you find, in the end, is not much.
Here’s a gathering of some personal experiences my dear followers shared upon my request; most, if not all of them, wished to remain anonymous. I respect their conditions. 
But first, some bulletpoints:
  • Everyone’s experience is different. We’ve touched this matter before. 
  • Don’t combine every possible insight you read into one. They can’t all fit in the same person, certainly not in a realistic character. 
  • I think it’s rather redundant at this point, but treat the subject with the respect it deserves.

The compilation is under the cut. 

Read More

(via writeworld)

August 23rd, 2014

writing tip #700:

rifa:

gallifreyanlanterns:

gr8writingtips:

your characters are like geodes

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if you want to see what they’re really made of

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you must break them

this is the best writing tip ive heard in ages

THIS IS EXACTLY MY APPROACH TO WRITING

(via hawkeye-holmes)

August 20th, 2014
endtable:

 ♡  C  O  L  L  E  G  E  tips and resources  M  A  S  T  E  R  P  O  S  T  ♡ by akira endtable
 ♡   ♡   ♡ 
Many feel a justified anxiety over the prospect of the inevitable feat of aging and having to take on daunting adult responsibilities despite still feeling like an overgrown child. Even if you feel ready to be independent, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help along the way. 
I’ve been seeking out tips to help give myself and others a better sense of readiness in the upcoming years. This masterpost is used to organize this information into a concise, easy to navigate list and share what I’ve found with anyone who wants to utilize it.
 ♡   ♡   ♡ 
♡ General College Tips ♡
Things I Wish I Told Myself Before Going to College
A Student’s Guide to College
Year 12 Guide (And beyond!)
Student Survival Guide
The “Secret” to Doing Well in School
♡ "Adult" Things ♡
How to Balance a Checkbook
How to: Become an Adult Masterpost
Cover Letters, Resumes, and Job Help
Be a Good Person and Get Your Student Loans Paid Off
Discounts your Student ID can get you
♡ Books for Cheap ♡
Alternatives to Buying Textbooks
Novels
More novels
Cheap textbooks
♡ Study Tips ♡
How to Make a Study Schedule
Finals Survival Guide
Five Creative Ways to Take Notes
How to Overcome Math
How to Overcome English
Organizing Notes
Focus While Studying
Reading a Textbook
Things NOT To Do When Studying
Top Ten Study Tips
Study Help Masterpost
♡ Writing Help ♡
How to Write Kickass Essays in 1/2 the Time
Inflated/Concise wording
BeeLine Reader
Zenwriter
Avoid Saying Very
Word Definition Sites
Ultimate Guide to Writing (academic writing help towards bottom) 
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Productivity apps
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Keep your Laptop in Tip Top Shape
Free Online Courses
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Safetrek app
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Creepface
Phone number to give aggressive guys
Easy Self Defense
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Fabric Care Language
How many times can I wear this between washes?
Pack for College
Dorm Stuff for Cheap
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Sun Salutations (yoga poses)
Self-esteem boosters
Fitness Masterpost
Workout Videos (check out this blog for more healthy living)
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How Long to Nap
8 Unconventional Ways to Destress
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Productivity Help
Bad Day Remedies 
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College Survival Guide
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School Survival Masterpost
How to Survive in College
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xLovelyDay
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WhatReference (An extremely well organized ref blog)
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Get Shit Done
Study Buddy
Happiness and the Heart
Folk This
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Don’t forget to utilize campus resources as well! Good luck!

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 ♡  C  O  L  L  E  G  E  tips and resources  M  A  S  T  E  R  P  O  S  T  ♡ 
by akira endtable

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Many feel a justified anxiety over the prospect of the inevitable feat of aging and having to take on daunting adult responsibilities despite still feeling like an overgrown child. Even if you feel ready to be independent, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help along the way. 

I’ve been seeking out tips to help give myself and others a better sense of readiness in the upcoming years. This masterpost is used to organize this information into a concise, easy to navigate list and share what I’ve found with anyone who wants to utilize it.

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General College Tips 

"Adult" Things 

Books for Cheap 

Study Tips 

Writing Help 

Apps and Tech 

♡ Safety 

Dorm Life 

De-Stressers and Health 

College Help Masterposts 

Helpful Blogs 

Other Assorted Masterposts with Helpful Links 

 Playlist to Study To  

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Don’t forget to utilize campus resources as well! Good luck!

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August 15th, 2014
caledoniarps:


I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
advice for college
how to survive in college
how to survive freshmen year of high school
college packing list
alternative to buying expensive textbooks
dorm room survival
free online college courses
002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL
the ultimate guide to writing
how to write good
how to write an essay
how to write a good essay
the five paragraph essay
deadly sins checklist
formatting your paper
tips on getting started
seven tips to become a better writer (stephen king)
four ways to have confidence in your writing
seven ways to speed up your writing
five ways to add sparkle to your writing
how to finish what you started: a five step plan for writers
thirty-one ways to find inspiration for your writing
tips for dealing with writer’s block
003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS
how to take care of your books
how to read shakespeare
no fear shakespeare  (i found this incredibly useful when studying macbeth!)
one hundred most read books
how to read difficult books
how to read faster
books made into movies
books made into tv shows
350+ free ebooks
004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER
studying tips
studying techniques
how to pull an all-night and still have a successful exam result
how to get motivated to study
tips to help you concentrate
time management tips
chrome site blocker
005. LEARNING SHIT
solve any maths equations: 1, 2.
when your teacher says not to use wikipedia (an alternative)
square root calculator, cube root calculator
for when you can’t do your homework
chemical equation balancer (what got me through chemistry last year)
cliffnotes, sparknotes
college courses
how to: multiply big numbers
crash courses (youtube)
teaches you everything
006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/
TED (basically gods gift)
challenge your brain
feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
final grade calculator
a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO
a really chill playist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
calm nature sounds
concentration/focus playlist
relaxation is key
four hours of classical music
playlists to listen to: xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx.
009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.
watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
one hundred thousand stars
movies masterpost
foreign movies
gay movies
lesbian movies you should definitely watch
broadway musicals
LGBT+ books
download free books
read any book
the best masterpost ever if you’re bored
010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS
try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
"you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

caledoniarps:

I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE

002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL

003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS

004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER

005. LEARNING SHIT

006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY

007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/

008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO

009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.

010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS

  • try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
  • don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
  • Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
  • be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
  • "you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

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