Helpful Links for Creating Characters

In case you need just a bit of help getting started.

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Having trouble creating an awesome character?

Trust me, I know the feeling.

I’ve been struggling with creating unique and beloved characters for years. It’s hard to create a fictional person that real people will feel attached to, and even harder to create multiple fictional people of that same caliber. With this in mind, I’ve created a list of sites that may help you in planning every detail of who your character is.

This list is not made up of characterization traits, mind you. If you’re looking for those, check out my list of helpful links for describing characters. The difference between this list and that list: this list is for the planning process, that list is for the writing.

Websites for Creating Characters

  • Character Flaws: Your characters can’t be flawless. Flawless is bad. Very bad. It’s unoriginal and boring. Your character needs flaws, and multiple of them at that. Here’s a nice list of flaws in alphabetical order, just in case you can’t think of enough. And no, “not pretty enough” is not a flaw. Your characters need real flaws that get them into messy situations. That’s how you make things interesting.
  • High-Level Description of the Sixteen Personality Types: If you’ve ever heard of the sixteen personality types, you’ll know that this is a great source. If you’re having trouble getting to know your characters, take the test for them and see what they get. It might just help you decide why your characters act the way they do based on what personality type they get. It sort of helps you decide what role they’ll play in a group.
  • Zodiac Signs Astrology: No, I don’t believe in all of the astrology hubaloo, but it is rather interesting… And it helps with creating characters. I wouldn’t rely on this list for creating characters, but it can help in minor ways. I’ve messed around with it before. If used in the right way, the astrological signs can be very helpful!
    • Ophiuchus: Have you ever heard of the 13th zodiac sign? It’s a real thing. Turns out, the zodiac signs we know and love don’t match the sky anymore. If the zodiac signs were to be accurate, the dates would have to be moved around… And Ophiuchus would have to be added! And guess what? I’m an Ophiuchus! It’s unnerving how well this zodiac fits me…
  • Hobbies Masterlist: What does your character do in his/her free time? Do you know? Need some ideas? Well, here you go! A masterlist of hobbies that has been compiled over the course of multiple years. Well, I think it’s taken that long. But either way, it’s a masterlist!
  • A List of All Religions and Belief Systems: It’s impossible to create a perfectly complete list of religions and belief systems, but this list comes pretty darn close. If your religion or belief system isn’t on this list, don’t be offended. The site didn’s mean to offend you, and neither did I. It just didn’t happen to be on this list. And anyway, this list is only meant to assist you in creating your characters. So no being offended!
    • List of Religions: This is another list of religions, but it only covers the major religions of the world. Note: Major is not synonymous with important. It just means the religions that have the most followers. It’s a narrower list, so you may prefer it.
    • List of Christian Denominations and Their Beliefs: I know Christianity has a crazy number of denominations. According to this site, there were about 43,000 denominations in 2012. Therefore, there is no perfect list for this either. However, in case you need a specific denomination for your character development, I found a site that does a good job of summarizing them. Note: I’m not going to go into the denominations of any other religions because I don’t feel like I know enough about them to do that.
  • 76 Incredibly Accurate Pet Peeves That Will Drive. You. Nuts.: If you really want to get to know your character, decide what pet peeves they have. Here are a few dozen to get you started!
  • Job Description Search Tool: If you need any help thinking of a career for your character, this entire site helps, but this page in particular can help if you already have an idea or have already messed with the other features of the website. Basically, you can use a Holland code to discover the perfect career for your character, or you can research the basic job you want them to have and it will give you more detailed options!
  • Comprehensive* List of LGBTQ+ Term Definitions: When creating your character, you need to know what their sexual orientation is. If you  think figuring out the sexual orientation is easy, guess again. There are so many different terms for varying sexual orientations, and you need to know them all to make sure you don’t offend anyone.
  • List of Impairments- Adult Listings (Part A): Your character doesn’t necessarily need to have a disability or impairment of any sort. In fact, you should be very wary in giving characters disabilities and impairments. They’re very serious and should be treated as such. Don’t give them out all willy-nilly. However, if you have a good reason to give a character an impairment/disability, here’s the best place to start in choosing the right one.
  • Types of Addictions List: There are more addictions out there than just alcohol and drugs. If your character is going to be addicted to something, think carefully about what that addiction might be. Here’s a very extensive list of addictions that may help you in deciding. Note: Not every addiction possible is on this list. You may think of an addiction not present on this list. If so, congrats! There’s no reason for you not to use it.

The Mystery of the Semicolon

The semicolon.

A device that stumps even the most experinced of writers.

Some fear it; others see it as a challenge.

I am an example of the latter.

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I’ll go ahead and admit it: semicolons can be tricky. There’s a valid reason as to why writers tend to stay away from them. However, their reasoning isn’t that semicolons themselves are tricky; it’s that differentiating the semicolon from the regular colon and comma is tricky.

Already confused? Don’t worry, this entire post will be focused on breaking it down for you.

To start off, you should know that—unlike most of the punctuation out there—there isn’t ever really a time when semicolons are necessary. I mean, you’ve probably gone your entire life thus far without using a semicolon. That’s kind of proof enough that it isn’t necessary. However, there are a three reasons as to why you should use a semicolon:

  1. When a sentence calls for a semicolon, you can’t replace it with some other punctuation. Semicolons are unique, and it just won’t work (or work as well). You could always change the sentence so that it doesn’t need a semicolon… but you’d still need to understand the semicolon to do that.
  2. Semicolons can be very poetic. I’m not saying they’re always poetic or necessary in writing poetry, but they can definitely expand the possibilities of your writing and style,
  3. Your teachers will be impressed. Seriously. How many people in the world do you think know how to properly use a semicolon? The only people I know with that knowledge are top English students or English teachers. My parents are brilliant, and even they have no clue!

If you still don’t care to know how to use semicolons…

… Why are you still here?

imageSeriously, this entire post is about using semicolons. Nothing else. If you don’t want to know about semicolons, you’re wasting your time.

… Still with me?

Then let’s get started.

The Basics

Now, as I stated before, there’s never really a time when semicolons are necessary. Therefore, there are never times when you should use semicolons, only times when you can use semicolons.

You’ve already seen two examples of when you can use semicolons earlier in this post. The second example follows slightly more complex guidelines than the first, but all semicolon usage follows the same basic rule:

  • Use a semicolon to combine two clauses that otherwise could have been two separate sentences.

This is a pretty easy rule to understand. Remember the first sentence I used in the introduction:

Some fear it; others see it as a challenge.

Pretty basic. And thinking about the overall rule I just gave you, you can probably see it as two separate sentences as well:

Some fear it. Others see it as a challenge.

Notice that the two separate sentences are grammatically correct on their own. This is important. The rule does not apply if the sentences are not complete. If they aren’t complete, you most likely have to use a different type of punctuation entirely.

You may be thinking, can’t I just use a comma? For this example in particular, yes, you could. However, notice the difference in how the sentence reads when a comma is used:

Some fear it, while others see it as a challenge.

It doesn’t have the same impact when a comma is used. This is why I say that semicolons can be poetic. The semicolon can make two basic sentences seem much more important than they really are.

Got It? Let’s Get a Bit More Complex.

The second example I used earlier follows the same basic idea. However, when you read the two combined sentences separately, you’ll notice something slightly peculiar:

However, their reasoning isn’t that semicolons themselves are tricky; it’s that differentiating the semicolon from the regular colon and comma is tricky.

However, their reasoning isn’t that semicolons themselves are tricky. It’s that differentiating the semicolon from the regular colon and comma is tricky.

It’s a bit hard to catch, but the sentences look and even sound a bit awkward when they’re separated. They’re meant to be connected and don’t sound quite right when they aren’t.

This is where semicolons get tricky. Some people consider this a proper use of the semicolon; some do not. It’s a matter of preference. My opinion is that it works, but if your teacher says it doesn’t, don’t test them. It’s not worth it.

When Not to Use a Semicolon

Semicolons do not replace commas!!! This is the biggest mistake people make when trying to use semicolons. In some cases, commas can replace semicolons, but the relationship only goes one way.

Don’t believe me? Here’s an example:

Correct: They fought hard, but all was for naught.

Incorrect: They fought hard; but all was for naught.

And another:

Correct: Though she loved him, she couldn’t marry him.

Incorrect: Though she loved him; she couldn’t marry him.

And another:

Correct: She loved to dance, so she did.

Incorrect: She loved to dance; so she did.

And one more, just to clarify:

Correct: Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.

Incorrect:

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DO NOT REPLACE COMMAS WITH SEMICOLONS. IT DOES NOT WORK.

That being said, commas aren’t the only punctuation commonly replaced with semicolons. People replace colons with semicolons as well, and I’ve even seen hyphens replaced with semicolons.

There’s an easy way to not make these mistakes:

  • Check to make sure no other punctuation works before testing the semicolon.

If no other punctuation works, then maybe a semicolon will. However, check all other forms of punctuation first.

If you’re still not confident that you know how to use a semicolon, check out this guide at GrammarBook.com. I used it to double check myself when I was writing this. It’s short, sweet, and very helpful.

Let me know what other grammar/writing rules you need help with! I’ll try to get to most things eventually, but if you need some help with something in particular, I’ll work on it immediately!


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Let’s Play a Game. Let’s Play Murder.

An intro to the art of killing characters, brought to you by a master.

So there’s this book series that everyone is going crazy about. You weren’t planning on reading it, but your best friend begs you to read, and after much pestering, you agree.

You get through the first book in one week. It was amazing, and you rush to get the second book. As you read, you meet this awesome character named Sam. He’s not made out to be super awesome, not focused on, not even a hero! But you can’t help but love him. There’s just something about him that makes him the most loveable character of the story.

You keep reading the series, and you love him more and more with each book. He’s just the best! There’s nothing about him that’s perfect, yet you can’t help but feel like that’s exactly what he is.

You get to the last book, and you’re pumped for a grand finale. There’s no way it won’t be awesome, because the entire series has just been so amazing and the author is the best writer ever!

You get to the last few chapters, and… Wait. What? What?!?!?

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THE AUTHOR KILLED SAM!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Why You Should Kill Characters

Yes, I am condoning the killing of characters.

I know, I know! Based on the painfully relatable character death I just wrote out, you would think killing characters is a bad thing. Especially killing favorite characters.

However, think back to all those favorite characters who died in your favorite stories.

SPOILERS!!!!

Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games series.

Rudy Steiner in The Book Thief.

Will in Divergent.

Newt in The Maze Runner.

Dobby in the Harry Potter series.

Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series.

Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series.

Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter series.

(By the way, you should have seen that one coming. Fred rhymes with dead. Good authors love stuff like that.)

Anyway, I do have a point to this post beyond making you hurt over all of these deaths yet again.

Note how much you loved all of these characters, and how they impacted you more than maybe even the main characer. Think about how their deaths made you feel, and how differently you would have felt if they had survived.

Those deaths might hurt, but they were the deaths that really made those books amazing.

Now, if you’re trying to become a top writer, you have to kill characters. It’s a necessity (not really, but I think it is). More importantly, you have to know how to choose which characters to kill, and how to kill them in a way that actually gives the death a point.

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I’ll start with how to choose the right characters to kill. It’s actually a pretty basic process that includes exactly three steps:

  1. Before you start choosing, keep in mind that if you love a side character (not because they’re super-awesome-perfect, but because they’re them), your audience will likely love them as well. If you immediately love a character, don’t immediately decide to kill them. Develop the story a bit first. Either write a ways into it to see if their character remains the same, or outline a plot and specific scenes a bit. If you only find yourself loving them more, you can confirm that the audience will love them.
  2. Take a look at your other characters. If you kill one character, what will that do to your other characters? Will it force another character to take a role as a leader? Will it lead to a character feeling guilty? Will it lead to your main character feeling angry and running off to their downfall? All of these are good reasons to kill a character. Don’t just kill a character because they’re no longer necessary. Their death needs to have meaning.
  3. Have you chosen a character whose death could lead to conflict? Good. That’s who you’re going to kill.

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So now you have the character you’re going to kill. Yes, their death will hurt you just as much as it will hurt the readers. This is a good thing. However much the death impacts you, it will impact the readers just as much (if you wrote the character well, that is).

The key thing to remember is, you want the character’s death to hurt.

I know it’s cruel, but to write a good character death that people won’t call stupid and pointless, it needs to hurt them and leave a mark.

Now to address the question, how do you write the perfect character death/death scene?

There’s just a few things you need to consider.

  • What relationship does the character you’re killing have with the other characters? Is your character part of a group or a beloved leader of an organization? How will those that care about them react? Will it help the characters grow/change? And my personal favorite, can another character be blamed for the death?
  • What flaws does your character have? Is your character apt to joking around? Do they have anger management issues? Are they naïve or innocent? Does your character act without thinking? Are they protective or loyal? All of these traits could be the cause of your characters death.
  • Is ther any way to make the character’s death ironic? Are they a cab driver killed by a taxi? Do they hate technology and die while talking on the phone? Do they control fire then die in an inferno? I would suggest staying away from ironic deaths, as they’re difficult to get right and often take away from the impact of the death. Also, they’re terribly difficult to come up with.
  • What sort of dramatic event/situation could lead to the death? At which point in your story will a dramatic battle occur where al of the characters you need are present, and all the characters you need to be gone aren’t? Is it far enough into the story that your readers would have had enought time to really love the character? Make sur the death doesn’t get in the way of the plot, but rather spurs it on.

Those are the main questions to ask yourself. If you answer them all accurately, you should easily be able to craft the perfect character death.

Coming to the point where you can craft the character death is probably the hardest part. There are two possible ways to go about the planning process:

  • One, you can write a while until you get to a point where the character can die in an epically awesome way based on the above tips.
  • Two, you can plan the plot of the story and decide where it would be best to kill the character and how. In this case, your plan may change as your story progresses.

Neither plan is better or worse than the other, so do whatever you please. Either way, make sure to use these tips in planning your character death, and definitely make sure to include a character death!

Happy fictional character killing!

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P.S. Yes, I borrowed a quote from the Sherlock TV series. Deal with it.


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Helpful Links for Describing Characters

For all of your character description needs!

Before I even begin, note: Any person included in any form of a story is a character for that story.

These links come from the collection I’ve been building over the last few years, and they all have to do with describing a character. From the way they look to the way they speak to how their expressions change, I’ve collected all my favorite websites here to make them easier for you to find!

Rememeber to read all of the descriptions thoroughly to choose the perfect word/phrase. That’s the way to create the best possible character.

Websites for Describing Characters

  • Words used to describe someone’s voice: Ever tried to describe someone’s voice, and you just couldn’t think of a word that quite works? This link might just help out. It’ll take you to a page of Macmillon Dictionary (you’ll see a lot of that in this post) that consists of an alphabetically ordered listing of every word that directly has to do with a person’s voice. It’s basically awesome.
  • Words used to describe facial expression: Another source from Macmillon Dictionary, this page is set up just like the one with the voices, but with facial expressions instead: It consists of an aphabetically ordered listing of every word that directly has to do with a person’s facial expression. It really helps when trying to pinpoint emotions, I swear.
  • Describing a person’s muscles and general shape: Yet another source from Macmilliom Dictionary! This one is exactly what it sounds like: It’s a full listing of every word that directly describes a person’s body shape. Oh my gosh, this might be the most helpful source at all. Seriously! If you don’t want to call a guy handsome or strong, or a girl pretty or skinny, this has a bunch of other options that are much more interesting!
  • Physical Feature Thesaurus: Not quite sure what exactly you want your character to look like? This may help. It isn’t a complete list (you’d have to buy the thesaurus for a complete list), but it’s still very langthy and helpful. Arms, backs, ears, toenails—this page has got it all! It even has descriptions for butts! You know, just in case you want the other characters looking…
  • Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language: Are you trying to portray a character’s emotion, but don’t want to just outright say “they were feeling…” so and so emotion? Try using body language. This can also help with your character’s overall attitude. Let’s say your character has a secret to hide. Hey, look! There’s an emotion on the list called “secretiveness!” Now you know exactly how your character might normally act. Or, at least a part of how they might normally act. It helps, I swear.
    • Understanding Body Language and Facial Expressions: If you need help just understanding body language in general, this is a pretty great source. It just goes down a list of different body parts and how they can differ and what such differences might mean. It’s pretty helpful, honestly.
    • Undestanding Body Language: Another source to help you understand body language. I don’t actually use this source all that much, but if you really want to/need to do an in-depth study of body language, this website has a bunch of links to scientific studies and theories of body language.
  • Words used to describe clothes: Going back to Macmillion, here’s a list of ways to describe your characters’ clothes. I would suggest being a bit more wary in describing clothes (no one needs to know every detail of what your character is wearing, seriously), but if it’s important to the plot or setting, by all means, go for it. Here’s a great place to properly describe the clothes!
  • How to describe a character | Using descriptive words: And here’s a whole page worth of lists for describing different aspects of characters. It mainly includes words to describe facial features, but it goes into all sorts of aspects. It’s definitely very, very helpful.
  • Words used to describe someone’s face or features: It’s the return of Macmillian! Seriously, this site is the bomb. It is so helpful. This page on the site is just a list of words used to describe someone’s face or features. It’s just awesome.
  • Words used to describe skin color: I would just link Macmillian, but all of these individual pages are the specifically helpful ones, so I’m linking them all individually. Here’s some words for describing skin color.
    • Handy Words for Skin Tones: If you want some more specific ways to describe specific colors, this palette might help you out some. Make sure to be careful in your description, though. Seriously, don’t want to offend anyone.
  • Eye Color List: Just so you can get über specific with your eye colors. It’s actually a really fun page to look at… I think I have russet brown eyes. Either that, or chocolate.

 

 

In Silence

Silence.

That’s all I hear. Not even a whisper fills the air.

There had always been so much noise in the world. Car wheels rolling across gravel, grass crunching under boots, water rippling with the wind, electricity humming as it ran through wires, voices talking, whispering, crying, laughing…

Only now do I realize just how much I took for granted. In the quiet that now fills the world, I miss the sounds of life.

A tap on my shoulder breaks me out of my thoughts. I look up at Jennifer, who somehow got in front of me without my noticing. No, not somehow. I know how. I didn’t hear her. I never hear anyone.

The young blonde gazes at me sadly. She tries to hide it, but I can still see the pity in her hazel eyes. I despise that look and she knows it, but I can’t bring myself to be angry. I can’t bring myself to feel anything, not anymore.

The child holds up her hands and signs a few words. I nod and stand. It’s dinner. Or, in my case, it’s time to sit at a not empty table that might as well be empty with people who are not lifeless but might as well be.

I start to follow Jennifer inside, but stop halfway and turn back around. I can see the trees rustling, the wind brushing past them tenderly. I can see birds cutting through the skies, swirling past each other in lively masses. I can see the water rippling, fish leaping free for a moment before disappearing back into the murky depths.

I strain my ears, desperately trying to hear something. Anything.

All that reaches my ears is silence. Not even a whisper. Not even a hum.

I sigh in defeat. The last bit of hope clinging to my soul finally lets go, releasing me from its painful grip.

I turn back to the house and trudge inside. Jennifer stares at me from where she’s holding the door. She tries to sign something to me, but I don’t even look up. There’s no point.

There’s no life without noise.


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Helpful Links for Better Word Choice

Or a list if websites that will help you choose the right word or remember that word you’ve forgotten.

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a collection of websites that help me out with writing.

The websites range from ways to describe characters, to finding the word on the tip of my tongue, to choosing the best weather for a scene. They’re mostly lists and collections that other bloggers have put together, but some are more complex and have really saved my writing in the past.

This time around, I’m sharing the collection of websites I’ve found that help out with word choice and/or finding the word you’re looking for. I’ll make more of these lists in the future for easy reference.

If you know of any great websites I missed that have to do with word choice or finding the right word, let me know! I’ll definitely check them out and see about adding them to the list!

I will be updating this post as I find more websites, by the way.

Websites that Help You With Word Choice

  • Tip of My Tongue: I like to call this beautiful site “Saving Grace.” You know how you’ll be writing, and you’ll suddenly stop because there’s this perfect word you want to use, but you just can’t think of it? This site is the answer to your troubles! Just type in the meaning of the word, the letters in it, whatever you know about it, and it’ll give you words that match your search. Hopefully, one of the words will be the one you’re looking for. Bonus: I bet it’d be a huge help with word puzzles, too!
  • OneLook Reverse Dictionary: Like the first site on this list, this site helps you figure out that word you can’t remember. All you have to do is type in the definition, and it’ll give you the word! Come on, you know you’ve always needed a reverse dictionary. Think about all the types you’ve known the definition of a word, but not the actual word.
  • Words to use instead of SAID: Sweet gummy bears, this is one amazing site. Every time I start writing something lengthy, I pull this bad boy up and check it every once in a while, either when I can’t think of the word I want to use, I can’t think of a word that properly describes what I want to portray, or I just plain want a more interesting word. It’s a life-saver, let me tell you. Though I guess all of these are a bit of life-savers… Oh, you know what I mean!
    • Said is Dead: Though not as extensive as the prior list, this is a nice visual aid that organizes the basic words that you can use instead of “said.” It’s a nice organized chart, especially if you don’t know what many of the words on the other list mean.
  • Prepositions: This link takes you to the same website as the last link, but a different page on the site. This page is just a complete list of prepositions. I don’t use it too much, but it’s nice to have on hand. It comes in handy every once in a while.
  • 101 Words to Use Instead of “Amazing”: Also known as all the words to use instead of “good.” It’s a very fun and complete list. I’m sure you could come up with even more words, but 101 words is a pretty good start.
  • 60 Synonyms for “Walk”: Don’t say “she walked” or “he ran.” Say “she strutted” or “he sprinted” or “they lumbered.” Be creative! And if you’re having trouble pinpointing the word you want, here’s a list to help out!
  • Thesaurus.com: Live it. Love it. Thesaurus.com. (And dictionary.com too, if you need it!)
    • Synonym Finder: Just in case the Thesaurus isn’t enough, here’s a site that will give you a bunch of synonyms (among other things) and can spout out a graph/chart of them! It’s pretty neat and super helpful.
    • synonyms for the most commonly used words of the english language: This includes the synonyms for “said,” “amazing,” and “walk.” However, these lists aren’t as extensive as the other lists I have linked in this post.
  • Rhyme Zone: If you’re a rhyming poet, then you need this website. I use it all. The. Time. Seriously, it’s beautiful.

 

Art and Writing

My thoughts after looking through my school’s art show.

Art is astounding to me.

In all of my years, I’ve never been able to figure out how someone can think of, plan, even create such beautiful masterpieces. It’s not a talent I have. Artists have the imagination to see the end product before they’ve even begun creating, the patience to go through the many steps needed to reach the end product, and the ability to turn mistakes into an amazing adition to the art piece.

From my experience, I’ve found that artists and writers are both similar and different in multiple ways.

  1. Writers, like artists, can see the end product before they’ve even begun writing. However, they generally only see a small portion of the ending and expect it to be different.
  2. Likewise, writers have the patience to go through the necessary steps to finish a piece of writing, but unlike with art, you can always see at least some portion of the finished product and you never have to take any serious steps backward (unless you’re scrapping the piece).
  3. And last but certainly not least, writers have the ability to turn mistakes into something beautiful. However, while with art the mistake is considered a mistake that was not intended, any “mistakes” in writing are just considered a plot twist or something similar.

Now, admittedly, the similarities and differences vary depending on what the writer/artist is working on. An artist could be creating a piece with the sole intention of making it up as they go, or a writer could have a very specified intention for their writing.

However, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is one major factor that really sets art and writing apart:

The level of control.

In art, you have very little control. One mishap, one wrong brush stroke, and it’s very difficult (if no impossible) to erase the mistake without messing up the rest of the art piece. In writing, it’s easy to go back and change a word or completely delete an entire scene.

I’m not saying there’s no control in art or complete control in writing. Both have their fair share of control and freedom. However, it’s generally easier to control writing than it is to control art, which is probably why I love writing and can’t deal with creating art. I like to have the ability to change things as much as needed for them to be the best they can possibly be.

I’m not saying artists and writers are completely different kinds of people. In fact, the complete opposite is true. We are nearly identical people, just with a slightly different mindset. In some cases, we have the same midset, as is the case with those who are both writers and artists.

You people who create both art and writing: I commend you. You are mighty among people. Seriously. You deserve an award.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say it: I’m in awe of you artists out there. You guys are awesome and have a talent that I will never have nor understand.

In honor of all the amazing artists out there, I have a slideshow here that includes some of my favorite pieces from my school’s art show. Congradulations to all the award winners, and to those who didn’t recieve awards: you guys are still super awesome and so so talented!

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Note: I actually had a piece in the art show (thank you, Art Appreciation), but it wasnt’t very good at all, so you don’t get to see it.