Untitled

unchartedlust:

I think lists are first step in making anything happen. I probably will find many other things I want to do that are not on this list, but this is at least a start because I want to experience all of the beauty of this world and live every day as if it’s another adventure. So here is a list of things I am determined to do when I travel the world:

  1. Make snow angels in the Antarctic snow.
  2. Carve a poem into the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon.
  3. Build a yurt with a fireplace in the Mongolian grasslands.
  4. Sail throughout all of the Maldives, find a tiny uninhabited island, and enjoy the beach in beautiful isolation.
  5. Take a selfie with one of the Easter Island stone heads.
  6. Take another selfie sipping Himalayan tea with a Tibetan monk.
  7. And attempt to take a selfie with a polar bear while sipping a cold glass bottle of Coke. I will try my best to survive.
  8. Eat the best sushi in the world at Jiro’s restaurant in Tokyo.
  9. Iceland. Do everything and anything in Iceland. Period.
  10. Sing Misty Mountains with a group of friends in a New Zealand tavern.
  11. Dance Salsa on the moonlit cobble stone streets of Havana.
  12. Smoke Hookah and sip mint tea in a Moroccan alley-way cafe, preferably with very loud and old wise Arab men who may offer me wisdom that will change my view of the world.
  13. Experience some californication by having passionate sex on a Californian beach with a woman I love as the sun is rising.
  14. Go to Buenos Aires. Buy a motorcycle and ride that motorcycle throughout all of South America and Central America until I hit Mexico. Through all of the small towns and barely traveled roads.
  15. Scream off the top of my lungs about how much I love life on top of Machu Pichu and hear it echo throughout the cloud-covered mountains!
  16. Get lost in the marvelous city of Shanghai. No directions. No maps. No phone. Just the city and I. Living in the moment.
  17. Drink Starbucks in some obscure African country. Don’t judge, I find novelty in silly things.
  18. Visit Greenland. Just because I can.
  19. Search for the Arc of the Covenant in the deserts of the Middle East.
  20. Travel with a Bedouin tribe for an entire month, listen to their stories and myths of the desert, and marvel at how beautiful the stars look in the Sahara.
  21. Converse about the meaning of life with a Hindu priest in some incense-scented Indian temple far away from any city.
  22. Take a coffee tour throughout all of Portland, Oregon.
  23. Stroll along the Seine River and kiss a beautiful girl under a Parisian bridge.
  24. Party up in Melbourne, Australia because I have a feeling that Aussies really know how to party since they have great taste in music overall.
  25. Buy a domesticated silver fox in Russia so I can have him as my faithful companion on all of my adventures. His name shall be Bill Murray. Yes, Bill Murray. Not Bill. Not Murray. Bill Murray.
  26. Drink whiskey and sing songs in a Dublin pub with a bunch of drunken Irish people.
  27. And last, but most definitely not least, fall in love with this world and see beauty in all of its tiny details.
tessaviolet:

cmonteith:


Hey everyone! As NaNoWriMo approaches, and the month of November itself, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a masterpost of tips, techniques, and preparation exercises. I did not make any of the content listed below myself, so credit goes directly to the respective content creators. Happy writing, and remember- keep your head up. It’s not about quality, it’s about finishing. You got this. Good luck.

NANOWRIMO ADVICE:
10 Tips from the Writing Box
Five Things I Wish I’d Known Going Into My First NaNoWriMo
Pre-NaNoWriMo Tips
October 31st Planning Advice
How To: Write a Novel in 30 Days
How To: Start Your Novel
7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers
Is Your Novel Working?
Story Idea Generator
How To: Reach Your NaNoWriMo Goal
Staying Motivated
GENERAL WRITING TIPS:
Developing a Well Paced Novel
How To: Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
The Opening Hook
How To: Write a Novel
Effectively Outlining Your Plot
Developing Your Style
Novel Outlining 101
9 Simple Writing Habits
Dialogue Writing
Busting Your Writing Rut
CHARACTER BUILDING:
Name Generator
Name Playground
Behind the Name
Characterization Tips
Character Chart
Seven Common Character Types
Advice for Writing Specific Characters 
Pre-Writing Characters
Main Character Tropes
Creating a Likeable Character
The Universal Mary Sue Test
Myers Briggs Personality Test
100 Positive Traits
Character Development Exercises
Eight Bad Characters
Using Mental Illness in Your Writing
Family Tree Designer
123 Character Flaws
Writing Realistic Platonic Male Friendships
Writing Intriguing Male and Female Characters
Writing POCs
Writing Sexuality
Writing Primary Characters
Writing Secondary Characters
PLOT & CONFLICT: 
How To: Write Without a Plot
36 Dramatic Situations
Tips for Writing a Compelling Plot
Plot Development
The Art of Foreshadowing
Plotting Without Fears
What is Conflict?
Conflict Test
5 Tips for Writing an Effective Plot Twist
How To: Outline Your Novel in 30 Minutes
25 Ways to Plot, Plan, and Prep
Plot Bank
The ABCs (and Ds and Es) of Plot Development
12 Things to Keep in Mind When Writing an Ending
Various Plot Resources

THIS MAKES ME EXCITED FOR EVERYONE DOING NANAWRIMO.

tessaviolet:

cmonteith:

Hey everyone! As NaNoWriMo approaches, and the month of November itself, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a masterpost of tips, techniques, and preparation exercises. I did not make any of the content listed below myself, so credit goes directly to the respective content creators. Happy writing, and remember- keep your head up. It’s not about quality, it’s about finishing. You got this. Good luck.

NANOWRIMO ADVICE:

GENERAL WRITING TIPS:

CHARACTER BUILDING:

PLOT & CONFLICT: 

THIS MAKES ME EXCITED FOR EVERYONE DOING NANAWRIMO.