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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 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.
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
(and I admit I sometimes wonder if someone will ever suggest it as a DD... xD)
now to paper and pen
I'm not sure why, but now I'm pumped to start writing something substantial. Thanks for taking the time to write this!
Par contre je mettrai un bémol sur tes icones, elles serait beaucoup plus lisibles (différenciables) avec un code couleur
Google Chrome, I have heard about that one. I probably should look into it.
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.
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^^
anyway I'm really really glad it could help you this much!
(and sorry if I write a bit strangely, I'm sleepless...)
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?"
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
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." "Ok. Good night."
It's not always easy to get to think out of the box, I'm glad if it can help you^^