Portraying A Monarch (Kings, Queens, and Royalty)
Don’t you all just wonder what it would feel like to live as a king or queen for a day? Like an actual ruler? Not like a dictator or a tyrant, no. This guide will cover some of the things that you’d need to keep in mind when portraying a king or a queen. Monarchs aren’t just about looking pretty with thousands of jewels and sitting on a fabulous throne and being all proper, there’s more to it. The discussion following this guide might mostly refer to the British monarchy since it is the most known to be around, other than the dukes and duchesses of some of the European countries.
Warning: Slight form of History lessons applied. You may get bored if History isn’t your favorite subject.
when you read a fanfic and you thought it was a completed work
but it’s not
And then you look at the description and it says: Last updated in 2005
this part is just so adorable <3 :)
They’re all such adorable babies <3
When you finish a scene or a short story and you reread it immediately:
“Wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever written.”
When you read it a week later:
“Wow, this is garbage.”
Great thing about writing: You get more skilled at your craft every day.
Terrible thing about writing: You get more skilled at your craft every day.
Showing, instead of telling, is an important part of keeping a story fresh and interesting. It helps make the story you’re telling jump off the page and the setting and characters more believable. So what is “show, don’t tell” and why is it important?
· Description is an important element when setting up a character, place, or situation. Rather than stating that a place is “serene” (Telling), show the reader. By showing you are describing the setting with language that will create a picture in the reader’s head. “Serene” doesn’t help the reader visualize the setting you are trying to create. A sentence like, “The snow floated in over the wall, light and carefree as it brushed by Sara’s red cheeks.” gives a much stronger visual image. (Sorry for the bad sentence! I hope you get my meaning.)
· The “show don’t tell” rule can be applied to more than description. It can also be used to help develop a character. For instance, if a character is angry or sad, don’t describe (tell) their emotional state as “angry” or “sad”. Show the reader what your character does when he or she is angry or sad. Do they slam their fist on something? Silently seethe? Do they sob loudly so everyone can hear them? Or do the tears fall, as if they don’t even notice? Showing these sorts of emotions not only makes reading more interesting for your audience, but also gives you the opportunity to fully develop your character.
· “Show don’t Tell” can also be used to establish conflict. Conflict is a very delicate thing to put in your writing. It should be done carefully and using the “show don’t tell” rule can help keep your conflict from being overdone. If two characters aren’t getting along, you’ll want to show us their interactions. Think about how the characters normally act with people they like and then think about how they would act around someone they don’t like. (Don’t forget to factor in why these two characters don’t like each other! This also affects how they act around one another.) Conflict doesn’t just mean two characters being angry with one another; it can also be a character upset with a situation. Using “show don’t tell” will help keep the conflict subtle and complex.
Showing instead of telling is a crucial part of building a tangible world for your reader. Use it to strengthen your writing and help your characters’ voices shout from the pages.
I still think the worst thing that tumblr has done is that you can’t repeat tags anymore
I used that for emphasis
fangirl challenge: [1/3] heroes
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