my problem with writing stories is that i’d rather imagine it and play it out in my mind than actually put it into words
Anonymous said: Hi, I'm editing a book and I'm currently using Word, but I think it has limited features for the task, and I wanted to know if you know of any software I can download for free that would have more features then adding comments and highlighting [like letting me change the color of the comment box, and such]. Thank you ♥
These are helpful:
- StyleWriter 4 is fantastic. It’s an add-on for Microsoft word and has a 14-day trial period. It goes through your text, picks out “glue words”, misspellings, long sentences, homonyms, passive tense, shows your reading grade level, and more.
- Editminion *FREE* checks for adverbs, weak words, passive voice, cliches, and homonyms among other things.
- Pro Writing Aid is another online editor. It is mostly free, but offers more features if you pay.
- AutoCrit offers free analysis for under 500 words, otherwise you have to pay for more text and more editing features.
- Paper Rater offers a free service for editing, but it is designed for essays.
But they’re mostly for spelling and grammar. I don’t know of anything that allows you to add more comments and stuff, unless you have a tablet, a tablet pen, a pdf version of your manuscript, and a program that allows you to draw on it.
Anonymous said: How would you write about pregnancy? I have one character who is only slightly pregnant, and in this story only her and her brother knows. The thing is that the group of characters they are with are travelling from one place to another. Could you help please?
- Bay RP Helper: Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Bry Helps: 1st Trimester/2nd Trimester/3rd Trimester
- Consulting Helper
- Mine: Pregnant Characters
zachxmoore said: Do you have any tips as how to play a pregnant character? I joined a roleplay and my character was two-months pregnant. I'm excited to be in it but, I don't want to get kicked out for playing the pregnancy part wrong. Thank you, so much.
I believe the first and foremost thing that we need to pay attention on while writing a pregnant character is the symptoms. The general symptoms are:
- Headache; the possible causes are fatigue, tension, increasing hunger, physical or emotional stress, and overheating.
- Morning sickness or vomiting
- Food craving
- Changes in breasts; breasts may become larger and more tender.
- Peeing more often
- Aches in the back, pelvis, and shoulders due to changes in posture, body weight, and body shape.
- Increasing sensitivity to certain smells
- Losing interests in some food that you usually like
- Sleeplessness; could be due to restless legs syndrome
The most well-known symptom is, of course, the morning sickness. To some lucky women, morning sickness only happens in the morning, but for most, morning sickness can happen anytime, despite the name. Causes of this include hormonal and gastrointestinal factors. The least possible factor is psychological, although it’s possible, and these causes would be explained further by the first article linked below.
Morning sickness usually begins 4-8 weeks after the last menstrual period, peaks during the 11-13 weeks, and starts diminishing during 14-18 weeks into the pregnancy. Fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain are not linked to this symptom. [Source]
To understand further about morning sickness, here are some good articles:
- Causes of vomiting during pregnancy
- Morning sickness on wikipedia
- Helpful do’s and don’t’s during morning sickness
- Morning sickness: Causes, concerns, treatments
- Treatments of morning sicknessIf you need to know more about the other symptoms, these articles might be a help:
Besides the symptoms mentioned above, your character might also get affected by mental health problems and hair/skin changes during the pregnancy.
- Describing about your changes in your character’s physical appearance might be a great idea. This article explains about the changes to hair and skin, including pigment changes, dry skin, stretchmarks, and reduced hair loss.
- Depression and anxiety might affect pregnant women, and it usually happens within the third trimester of pregnancy. Here's a good article that explains this.Other things that you might need to know during the pregnancy:The last thing that I think is important to touch on is the developments of pregnancy itself. BBC has good articles regarding what you need to know during the phases in pregnancy:I hope this helped, and if there’s anything that you’d like me to research further, please drop me another message.
I wish I can curl up in pitch black
Away from the light that wants to burn me
The light that will expose my flaws
I refuse to let my guts fall out on the table
For everyone to see and jab at
I hate these feelings of love
Especially since they won’t be returned
I’m fine with this; I’ve accepted it
So why do the crows still pick at the remains of my heart
Can I never gather them and make it whole again
Or am I destined to feel pain and sorrow forever
Please let me go of my shackles
And let me feel nothingness if I can’t feel joy
I rather slip into a dormant state where I’m not dead
But I’m also not living
What happened to my life before
Before the parasite call love built a nest in my heart
Before it consumed everything surrounding it
And replaced it with nothing but sorrow and pain