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Some of you may recall a poll I did about writing tutorials, about one year ago... well here it comes! I actually struggled a lot with the layout, starting in Photoshop then going for Open Office to end in InDesign (totally had to learn to use the soft).

I think it's a nice tutorial for young writers seeking for advice, there are good tricks in it, some coming from a professional writer and others from my experience.

I hope you'll enjoy. And you'd be absolutely lovely if you gave it a :+fav: if you find it useful so other deviants can find it :)

There shouldn't be mistakes but if you ever see one don't hesitate to report it, I just had a sleepless night so it's very possible that I didn't see some.

tutorial©~Vixen-sama

ALSO if you seek for more tips about world creation don't hestitate to check *Charanty's World Creation Guide, it's nice set of tutos to make you think about the world in different aspects with nice tips! :)

For other tips you may check Dicicle.
Don't hesitate to request tricks and tutos on any matter :)
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EPBJewelry Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I adore this tutorial! Read it all in one sitting, and it inspired me so much, I even got around to fleshing out one of my own stories some more, which I'd been having trouble doing. I love the layout, text, and especially those symbols :) The examples and advice are all wonderful. It cuts off at the end, and there are only a few bits that seem grammatically off, but I know French is your first language and the whole thing is still very understandable :) This is definitely DD worthy, in my opinion. Great work! (Also, it's been years, hiii!)
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your appreciation. I'm always glad to know this tutorial is helpful and often thinks of updating it and expanding it someday. I regularly see people keep on fav'in it but words such as yours are far more cheering.
(and I admit I sometimes wonder if someone will ever suggest it as a DD... xD)
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EPBJewelry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually really want to suggest it as a DD, I think it's totally worthy of one :) I just don't know how D:
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
You can write a note to a moderator of the stock gallery and tell why you suggest the deviation (and give a link to it of course). Finding gallery moderators is rather tricky but through the DD catalog some can be found like ^PirateLotus-Stock or ^Elandria. There should be a list accessible somewhere, it would be easier... At some point there was a group that constantly updated the list but I forgot its name.
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RoselinChan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this tutorial. Thank you so much! :heart:
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! :) If there is something you'd like to be expanded don't hesitate to ask. I'd like to expand this tutorial but I'm not sure of what to begin with.
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RoselinChan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your tutorial is very informative already, but if I get any ideas I'll tell you. ;)
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Alright! Also I've started a blog: Dicicle, that is all about creativity and tutorials, I'll keep on posting all sorts of tips there.
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RoselinChan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting, I'll make sure to take a look at your blog! ;)
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RinnKruskov Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you for this :love:
now to paper and pen :D
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the love! :huggle: Don't hesitate to spread around if you think it's useful^^ ...I hope to find some time to make a new one when I can :)
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Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Nice tutorial)
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :) I'm going to revamp it (soon I hope) with new illustrations and some more tips and so... gotta find time first.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Awesome))
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spikestrife Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read most of this briefly. I can already tell this is going to help me so much, from bits I've read it has given me so much to think about, and made me note that i need to go back to basics with my story plan. This has been a big help and will continue to be, thank you :)
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, I'm really glad this tuto is so helpful to you :) With some chance I may have some more to share in some time.
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't read it all yet but I really like the layout and the info in it. So far, it's been very informative. You did a good job!
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you very much! :)
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PaperTay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Very helpful, thanks so much :3
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pearlshatz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
These are some very good suggestions.
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :hug:
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pearlshatz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
You're welcome :D
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time4tea Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
This is full of good ideas, I'm going to have to keep this handy...

I'm not sure why, but now I'm pumped to start writing something substantial. Thanks for taking the time to write this!
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :hug: I hope it'll be useful^^
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time4tea Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
It will for sure! :love:
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Hopiamanipopcorn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
outlining is very good for a story :D i agree, one must consider these steps instead of using some haphazardly written, half-baked shell of a story to garner fast cash >:(
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
yep, and thought it's not that hard to just take a sheet of paper and write down a timeline of events with their causes and effects, it doesn't ask any specific skills to do that... :o ...but it asks time, time is money, and money is what those guys want.
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Inzhuna Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I guess there should be a coloured background so that's why the font is white, but the problem is I downloaded the pdf and all pages are white so it looks like it's just blank pages. I tried to copy the text to Word, but it's a mess without formatting. :(
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Did you check your version of Adobe Reader was up to date? As of now it's the only reason I can think of since I didn't make sure the pdf was compatible with all the versions to reduce a bit its weight.
You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader here [link] :)
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woleck Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto super sympathique, il va m'être d'une grande aide pour l'écriture de scénario. En tout cas félicitation c'est du boulot super sérieux !
Par contre je mettrai un bémol sur tes icones, elles serait beaucoup plus lisibles (différenciables) avec un code couleur
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
merci beaucoup !^^ et oui, c'est vrai que les icones sont pas super lisibles, je les ai changées pour mettre un code couleur simple mais je reprendrai le temps de leur remettre un peu de texture plus tard car elles y perdent un peu pour le moment.
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woleck Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
c'est vrai que ça rend mieux avec la couleur mais à mon avis plutôt que de texturer tu devrai les tracer en vectoriel ça rendrai à mon avis plus net ^^
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
ben le hic c'est que c'est déjà du vectoriel mais que j'ai passé en png. je vais voir si InDesign gère mieux le rendu si on lui met directement le fichier Illustrator comme source d'image.
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woleck Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
à voir ^^
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DreamSeeker13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Once I'm sure this virus is off my firefox I'll check it out! I'm IE at the moment, which I really don't like. >.<
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
A virus on Firefox? I've never heard of this but if you want another good navigator go for Google Chrome or Opera, they're excellent browsers.
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DreamSeeker13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah .. it's keeping it from opening in normal mood ... I'm on my fifth scan, running a defrag, disk clean, and everything else I can think of. Even updated my add-ons and nothing >.< Still says there's a problem.

Google Chrome, I have heard about that one. I probably should look into it.
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Uninstal it with CCleaner and reinstal it maybe? CCleaner makes clean uninstalling...

Chrome is lighter than FF and has a very sleek interface since the URL field is also used for Google search. It can be a little disturbing at the beginning but it's worth trying.
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DreamSeeker13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I should look into CCleaner. Because my pc is clean now. Just firefox is still being weird.

Never hurts to download a backup browser.
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
yup, sure indeed!
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Lightning-Baron Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwaaah! I don't have time to read this now (working on my fic, hahaha) But I can tell it will be a massive help :glomp: Thank you Vixen sama :iconiloveitplz:

(i'll leave another comment when I've read it) =3
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's very sweet of you!^^ I've tried to add some pictures in it so it looks less boring to read but it's quite a massive piece for a tuto for sure :) I hope to make one more about characters when I've got time and energy again.
Somehow I hope this tuto could get a DD someday so more people can see it and use it. For now I'll check lit groups^^
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lycoris-moon29 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Writer
This is very helpful! It actually inspired me to finish up something I had been writing for a few years now.
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
you've read this fast!? *amazed*
anyway I'm really really glad it could help you this much!
(and sorry if I write a bit strangely, I'm sleepless...)
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lycoris-moon29 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Writer
Lol, yeah! I'd have to read it over, though, having skimmed the last parts, but I found everything really helpful.

The names and terms part made me laugh though. I've seen stories like that, filled with terminology and jargon that makes you go, "Wat is this?"

:D The word mapping tip was helpful too. I always struggle getting away from simple ideas and take everything very straightforward. I would seriously write about a cyborg CIA agent finding some kind of orb, being such a literal person. XD
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm really glad about this^^

The names part was funny to write XD I laughed my ass off later when I saw a comic by a French artist that was exactly about this matter [link]
"Rha, crap! Fantasy authors, they CAN'T help it... places names HAVE to look like they're picked from IKEA's catalog."
"A young warrior was fighting with a dozen of ghnärgls surrounding her." "With such a name they've gotta be some sort of sticky stinking gobelins."
"I came to warn you, Ô, king: the council of Kalakhanya destituted Hjuinre... and from now Zàalton is controlling the Kikûmilh. About Bhonius and Gyterius they remained loyal to the Mynos-Dechtylus and will try to ally the Duc Phutaryen beyond the Qalyant." :o "Ok. Good night."


It's not always easy to get to think out of the box, I'm glad if it can help you^^
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