Sibling plots other than incest and the usual crime-fighting brother-sister team. Generally sibling relationships are not as popular as compared to romantic relationships or friendships, but I do find sibling plots interesting. I’m on a creative spew (for lack of a better phrase) this week, so I thought I’d share with you guys some ideas I have. Contains plenty different themes, along with the usual triggers: death, physical and mental impairments, substance abuse, & abuse. Most themes are conflict-related, because what’s a plot without conflict? Feel free to contribute to this by sending me asks! Criticism is welcome. More under the cut:
- Two siblings with hearing impairment develops their own unique way of signing to each other, much to the chagrin of the rest of their family.
- A younger sibling desperately tries to gain the friendship and attention of a much older sibling who treats him with mild disgust and annoyance.
- A pair of twins relish their strong bond that had held them and will continue to hold them together for years to come.
- An older sibling tries hard to gain the approval of their younger and critical sibling.
- Twin siblings struggle to form separate identities on their own when everyone else around them insists on treating them as one entity.
- A person attempts to pick up their life after a horrible divorce, but their sibling is less than supportive.
- A person attempts to do [anything you want], but their sibling, in all good intentions, is pulling them down with negative and discouraging comments.
- A teenager is kicked out of their house by an older, adult sibling after their father passed away.
- Two adopted siblings embark on a mission together to find their biological parents.
- Triplets realise, despite what their parents say, that they are made in a test tube as part of a trial science experiment, and each of them reacts differently to that news.
- A person found out that their partner has been cheating on them with their younger sibling and conflict ensures.
- A person shelters their sibling from law enforcement after multiple criminal acts.
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POWERLISTING, a series of posts to help you decide what superpower is right for your character, or simply just to give you ideas of what you want in case your mind is blank (with links included for a more in-depth approach).
H Y D R O K I N E S I S
Definition: the ability to create, control, and/or generate water, inorganic compound with liquid, gas (steam, water vapour), and solid (ice) states, including changing them from one state to other.
5 Ways to Use Sound When Writing
Sound is one of the most powerful ways to get into a scene, and when utilized can help your writing flow easier. Below are my favorite tips for using sound to kick you into writing mode (from least to most obvious).
5. Make the sounds of your scene on your computer.
Credit for this idea goes to friend/classmate Annie (who is awesome).
With an app like White Noise, you can actually create the sound of your scene. Characters are walking near a harbor? No problem. Character’s are sitting by a fire? You got it. Place yourself in the center of that scene and use the sounds to help you become fully immersed.
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Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.
- Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
- The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
- Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
- Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
- Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
- Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
- Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
- Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
- The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
- Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
- Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
- Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
- Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
- Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.
If you don’t absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.
- Textbook Revolution: Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
- Wikibooks: From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
- KnowThis Free Online Textbooks: Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
- Online Medical Textbooks: Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
- Online Science and Math Textbooks: Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
- MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources: Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
- Flat World Knowledge: This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that will launch in January 2009.
- Free Business Textbooks: Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
- Light and Matter: Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
- eMedicine: This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more.
More logical fallacies for your viewing pleasure (1/2)
why the hell didn’t i have this during philosophy ;____________;
This graphic is fabulous. It represents a tiny crash course in rhetoric. Learn these things. Put them on your wall. Whisper them into the breeze. These are THINGS TO KNOW.
Let’s Play Ancient Greek Punishment: free retro games by Pippin Barr.
These are so tasteless and so brilliant.
Also, handy reference guide for Greek mythology students: never get Tantalus and Sisyphus mixed up again!
(Zeno isn’t a mythological figure, he’s just the guy who discovered the underlying principle of dissertation writing.)