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Ookami Kasumi
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
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Age: Over 30.
Sex: Yes, please.
Gender: Female
Occupation: Professional Author
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This the the writer-artist OokamiKasumi from LJ, Yaoi Gallery, LiquidEros, and the LemmaSoft forum. Don't expect too much from me here. Most of my stories and art are way too adult for this place. If you want to see what I can really do, look me up on the other sites.

This account is merely to post my writing Tutorials, search for Photoshop resources, and browse the occasional art piece.

Current Residence: NC, USA
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Personal Quote: "I can resist anything--but temptation."

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...I am wondering, do you want to read the next story I post either here or elsewhere? -- Friendly Amateur Writer

Thank-you for the invitation, but I don't do critiques. I am much, much too harsh a judge of fiction. I've made published authors cry after posting my opinion of their work. Seriously! One NYT's bestselling author still hates my guts. Mainly because her editor told her --on a public forum-- that I was Right.

The other problem is that I Absorb what I read and Use It later, especially if the idea is Good. Worse... I won't remember where the idea came from.

NEVER let a professional author read your unpublished work. All of us are Scavengers looking for a good idea. It's not deliberate! It's just a side-effect of the job.
Interests
Do you have a tutorial on how to decide the title for your story?

When I can't decide on a title, I fall back on how the professionals do it.
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> No more than Three words, preferably Two. One word is considered ideal for a title.
> You can have Four if the word is 'And,' 'The,' 'A,' or something similar.

> One word for the Genre.
> Any other words should stand for:
 -- the Emotion the story is trying to invoke
 -- a Character
 -- an Action
 or
 -- a Location

Examples:
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Star Trek (genre + emotion)
Grimm (Genre & Emotion in one word.)
Once Upon a Time (Genre)
The Addams Family (Name = Genre + Emotion)
  -- 'Addams' IS a genre because the name has been recognized and associated with "spooky" since the 1930s when the comic first appeared in 'New Yorker Magazine.'
Deep Space 9 (Genre & Location)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Character + Genre + Action)
House (name = Genre)
Wizard of Oz (Genre + Location)
Assassin's Creed (Genre + Emotion)
Walking Dead (Genre)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Genre + Emotion + Genre)
Legend of Zelda (Genre + Character)
Despicable Me (Genre + Character)
Tron (Genre)
The Matrix (Genre)
Lord of the Rings (Genre + Character) The One Ring is a Character.
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Disclaimer: There is No Wrong Way to create a Title. This is merely how the professionals do it.

If you choose to create your title some other way, DO IT. Just because the pros do it this way does NOT Invalidate how you chose your title. After all, it's YOUR Story.

Though be warned, if you get your story published by one of the big publishing houses, they will very likely Change your title if it doesn't suit their Marketing needs. They did it to me -- Twice!

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:icondd-catalogue: Faery Tale a Visual Novel by OokamiKasumi Faery Tale a Visual Novel by OokamiKasumi The suggester wrote: "This game is well thought out - easy to navigate, fun to play (some quite nice eye candy in there too) and all resource providers have been credited whether off-site or here on DA. The illustrations and layout are beautiful - the storyline(s) are contemporary with a slight macabre sprinkling of what I can only guess is inspired by The Grimm's Fairytales... You'll have hours of fun exploring each storyline and being awe-inspired by the hard work and attention to detail put into creating it."
(Suggested by zememz and Featured by Lyricanna)
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Given 2010-06-10

:icondd-catalogue: The NonVerbal Thesaurus
NonVerbal:
Not spoken > Body Language.
Thesaurus:
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Latin thesaurus, treasury, from Greek thesauros.
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n. pl. the•sau•ri (-sôri) or the•sau•rus•es
1. A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
2. A book of selected words or concepts, such as a specialized vocabulary of a particular field.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.
Dialogue is VISUAL
-- Not just a bunch of words.

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Watch the average conversation between two people. 90% of that conversation isn't in what's Spoken, it's in what they are DOING while they are speaking. It's in their Body Language. Body-language cues in your story alert the reader by SHOWING them what is going on in a character's head without Telling t

In her suggestion of The Non-Verbal Thesaurus by OokamiKasumi, PaperDart writes, "Her collection of writing guides are a goldmine for the aspiring author. All of her guides give sound, clear, well reasoned advice, but this guide to using body language in dialogue stood out to me especially as something about which we don't hear enough."
(Suggested by PaperDart and Featured by Memnalar)
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Given 2011-06-20

:icondd-catalogue: GMC - SIMPLIFIED
"I am – I Need – I Desire…"
Goal, Motivation & Conflict - SIMPLIFIED

Goal, Motivation and Conflict seems to be the BIG MYSTERY of fiction writing. Everyone says that they're essential to good writing – and they're right, they are. Absolutely. But this stuff can be a little confusing.
Let's begin at the beginning…
-- What are all these things and why do stories need them?
Goal is what your character THINKS they are after.
Motivation is what makes them WANT to go after it.
Conflict is what Gets In Their Way.
-- Internal Conflict being ANGST or Drama.
-- External Conflict being the PLOT or Events.
The Plot (Events) Arc is the stuff that happens to the characters – the plotline. There are 5 basic stages in a Plot Arc:
1 - Inciting Event
2 - Challenge
3 - Crisis/Reversal
4 - Ordeal
5 - Confrontation
The Character (Drama) Arc is the complimentary (or contrary) stage of Ang

As this is Project Educate's Resources Week, give GMC - SIMPLIFIED by *OokamiKasumi a read for tips on discovering the goals, motivations, and conflicts of your characters which may impede them, all crucial to fiction writing.
(Featured by GwenavhyeurAnastasia)
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Is subplot another term for character arc?
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Am I supposed to add the 3 catastrophes and ending to the regular plot arc? (Intro to consequence)
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Can two of the three catastrophes be close to one another? 
For example, one at the reversal and the other at the crisis?
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago
What is a section break?
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Cpp0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey! I've read your writing tutorials a couple of times. Big thanks for making them, they've been SO helpful! :hug:

I'm currently writing some background for one of my main characters (for a fanfic I'm going to start writing later, after I've finished details & backgrounds). Can I note you part of it for you to read through? Is that alright?

I really would like to hear your opinion of it, for the use of words for example.

It's totally fine by me if you decline, you must have these sort of requests a lot! I understand
if you're busy ^^' Thanks in advance.
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
many thanks for the llama :) (Smile) 
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome!
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2015
So just so I'm clear, all characters change drives twice in the plot except the villian who only changes drives once? And the villian's crisis point is the confrontation right? And are there four crisis points? The inciting event, the reversal, ordeal and climax? (And by, "climax" do you actually mean the confrontation?) And if there are four crisis points, which crisis points match the three main characters?
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015  Professional Writer
So just so I'm clear, all characters change drives twice in the plot except the villain who only changes drives once?
-- The MAIN characters, of which there are only three: Hero/ine, Ally, and Villain, and the number of changes the characters go through depends on the length of the story.
-- In a short story, the Ally and Hero only need to change once, while the Villain does Not Change; they remain stagnant -- which is why they lose.
-- In a longer story; such as a Novel, the characters will each change several times during the story depending on WHO is playing Hero, Villain or Ally in a particular scene, and where they are in their Character Arc.

...the villain's crisis point is the confrontation, right?

 -- Traditionally, yes.  However, depending on what type of story the writer is trying to tell, it could be the stage before it, or throughout the entire story.
 -- For example, in the movie: "Despicable Me," Grue (the main character) is an Anti-Hero/Villain who has a crisis point in Each stage. This also happens with the villainous main character in the movie "Megamind." He also a crisis point in each stage.

And are there four crisis points? The inciting event, the reversal, ordeal and climax? (And by, "climax" do you actually mean the confrontation?)
-- Those 4 ARE the most common points used for a Crisis in a story, but truthfully, the number of Crisis Points actually depends on the Writer and what they want to do with their story.
-- For example, I use a 4 act, 12 stage plot arc, (3 stages per act,) and I tend to write high Action and high Drama. Because of this, I tend to put a Crisis Point in Each of the 12 stages. However, some Crisis Points are far stronger than others, and/or may actually be a crisis for a different Main character.

...if there are four crisis points, which crisis points match the three main characters?
 -- It doesn't actually matter which Main Character has a crisis at those points as long as ONE of them does.

Story Plotline that I currently use.

  Act I - Overture 

1. Once Upon A Time...
A Personal Issue, an Issue with a Person, or a World Issue they are ignoring.

2. Then One Day...
An unexpected meeting aggravated the Issue.

3. To make matters Worse...
(The story's minor Punch-line.) 

 

Act II - Rise to Grace

4. Because of this... Negotiation
An Offer they cannot refuse.

5. So they Suffered... Personal Hell
The Consequences.

6. Then Achieved... Attempt to Forget Issue
Success and a Fragile Truce.

 

Act III - Fall from Grace

7. Suddenly...! Reversal
The Worst thing Happened.

8. They Despaired.
Entrapment and Death.
(Deny / Accept / Suppress)
Deny: Restart at Stage 2. Suppress: Restart at Stage 5. Accept: go to Stage 9.

9. The only option...
What they Didn't want to do.

 

Act IV - Rise Again

10. But...! Plot Twist! (The story's Major Punch-line.)
The shocking Truth, a test of the characters' resolve.
If Cliff-hanger: Restart at Stage 7.

11. Then Finally...
They confronted their Adversary.

12. And ever since that day...
They lived with the consequences.


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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
So if I'm writing something with action and drama do you suggest I use the plot line above or the regular plot arc and character arc? How to i make this into a serial? And if so do I only use the character arc in act 3 only? Tell me about the changing drives,crisis points of a serial. How does that all fit together?
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Also are the 3 catastrophes in your book related to the crisis ponts?
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Writer
The 3 Catastrophes are the three major things that happen in the PLOT that make the characters' lives Hell.
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Is the ordeal one of them?
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
In chapter 16 of your book, "The Cheaters Guide To Writng Erotic Romance," when you talk about the, "three catastrophes + an ending" did you mean, add those to the plot arc in chapter 17?
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
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thank you for your template :) (Smile) 
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