The Eerie Beauty Of Crimea’s Abandoned Soviet-Era Salt Mine Might
Crimeans call it Sivash, or the “Rotten Sea,” in reference to the unpleasant smell that wafts from the network of shallow, salty lagoons. But for those willing to look past the stench, an otherworldly vista awaits.
Sergey Anashkevych, a photographer in the region, has captured jaw-dropping photos of the marshy area, which includes an abandoned Soviet-era salt mine. According to Caters News Agency, in some spots, the water takes on a deep crimson hue as a result of halobacteria, single-celled microorganisms that are purple in color and found in highly salty
First, let me clarify one thing—this isn’t about designing systems of magic for your fantasy world. Whether your magical system has to pay attention to the fact that matter is neither created nor destroyed, or how to go about constructing spells…that’s not what we’re here for today. I’m talking about magic from a writers point of view, how it will affect your plot, your characters, your reader’s suspension of disbelief. And all the ways that beginning fantasy writers seem to blow it.
OMG omg omg!!! I never knew that the word for that falling feeling existed. I so that all the time, that’s why I’m such a light sleeper. I jerk myself awake often.
Niblings: a gender-neutral term for nephews and nieces!
… AND THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE FIRE! Simple and messy “how to gry”.
I will add quick smoke tutorial / step by step too Just wait. \o/
EDIT: Sorry for small images >8C I am not good with tumblr image sizes and I have never understood them. But by copying the image URL you can see bigger sized images!
I experience forms of this.
I have grapheme-color synesthesia. I made a post about it, like, a year ago. Where did I put that thing? Anyway, I’m an associator. :D
I remember reading about this in horrible science when I was young. There was a guy could apparently remember everything in his life due to synesthesia. I also remember he once told someone: “What a crumbly yellow voice you have!”
No formal diagnosis but ordinal-linguistic personification represent! It’s letters, numerals, and months for me. Letters are the strongest one.
reblogging with all the crap because it has the source but oh hey, i’m actually confirmed by a doctor to have this. it’s the most frustratingly beautiful thing.
Take away something at the beginning. I saw a comic on Tumblr a long time ago about a woman who discovered she wasn’t real. The comic was short and it was just her inner thoughts. Just a few panels of her inner thoughts were able to make the reader sympathetic because something so integral to her was taken away and now her identity is shattered while everyone around her has something that she doesn’t. Do that to your character. Take something away from them that makes the reader feel bad for them.
It can be difficult to do this with everyday situations unless you show what it was like before that something was taken away. You can show your character in “the everyday world” at the beginning of the story and the inciting incident can happen right away. A common theme that makes readers care for a character is loneliness.
Give them something at the beginning. Or you can do the opposite. Show your character in a situation that makes the reader pity them and then fix it in a way that makes the reader feel happy for them. Again, a common theme for these situations is loneliness. The lonely rejected kid on the playground who is approached by another reject kid is a familiar scene that achieves this.
Introduce an antagonist. If you introduce an antagonist that the reader ends up hating right away, they’ll be more inclined to side with the protagonist.
Make them relatable. It’s quite difficult to make a character that almost anyone can relate to, but you can make a character a good chunk of people relate to from the very beginning. Think about the age of your character and relatable problems that surround that age. For example, identity, individuality, and relationships are important to teenagers. Introducing a character dealing with one of those issues from the very beginning can draw readers within that age group into the story.
Torture your character. Put them in a physically and/or emotionally painful situation at the beginning of the story. The trick is to make the scene honest and genuine enough that the reader wants this character to come out victorious.
person : why do you draw everything facing left in 3/4 view
me : im a right handed mediocre artist
- Start small. Connect with other writers in your genre, age group, area, or with people who just like writing. Find a creative writing workshop or a writer’s group in your community. Try events like NaNoWriMo. Get used to sharing your work before taking the plunge to put it on the Internet.
- Or, go big. Take a deep breath and hit post! You never know until you try. Plenty of writers start out online rather than finding someone in-person to share with (I am a part of this group).
- Third option: join a shared community. Writing sites like Figment encourage interaction between users, and sometimes writers will agree to “swaps”: someone agrees to read yours if you read theirs. This can be a good way to get used to sharing work, and will net you some writer friends, too.
- Remember that criticism and critique/constructive criticism are different. If someone is criticizing (“this is bad,” “I hate this”), they are not critiquing (“your transitions need work,” “this character’s dialogue is hard to read”). People who criticize just to be mean deserve neither your attention nor your story—pay attention to people who critique instead.
- Critique is not personal. When someone critiques your work, they want to see you improve! It is not an attack on you or your story, but an attempt to help you understand how to make it better. Most writing communities are phenomenal at welcoming new writers, young writers, older writers, any writer of any skill level. We are all here to learn from each other and get better together.
- Remember, you never need to justify being a writer. You never have to explain your story’s existence. You never have to defend doing what you love. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone, you can do as you like. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise, because anyone that does is wrong.
I feel like this was a bit of a non-answer, because a lot of it boils down to whether or not you can be brave enough to share it, however you do. If nothing else, remember that every writer starts somewhere—this might be the decision that puts you on the path to recognized greatness.
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