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What is Your favorite Fairy-Tale? 

29%
93 deviants said Beauty & the Beast / Cupid & Psyche (Love Conquers All tales)
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61 deviants said Little Mermaid / The Nightingale / Swan Lake (Tragic tales)
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44 deviants said Golden Fleece / Firebird (Epic Hero tales)
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37 deviants said Bluebeard /The Robber Bridgroom (Clever Heroine tales)
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27 deviants said Red Riding-Hood / Gingerbread Man (Foolishness gets you Eaten tales)
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17 deviants said Cinderella / Snow White (Poor girl makes Good tales)
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12 deviants said Jack the Giant Killer / Jack & the Beanstalk (Clever Hero tales)
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11 deviants said Wild Swans / 7 Ravens / Hansel & Gretel (Lost in the Woods tales)
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10 deviants said Puss in Boots (Animal Helper tales)
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4 deviants said Diamonds & Toads / Vailisa & Baba Yaga (Kind & Obedient Heroine tales)

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OokamiKasumi
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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Given 2010-12-05

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moonbladethebook Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Happy birthday ^^
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
:iconbedanker:  Flower by Bel-chan
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Sakura-ShinRa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for all these wonderful, Victorian backgrounds.  You have no idea how much of my huge butt you've saved with these, as I can't draw backgrounds to save myself LOL.  When I've finished the commissions I intend using these for, I will definately let you know, and give full credit! :heart: :heart:
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Phoenix-Horizons Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I've recently wrote a piece of writing that is about my pet peeves and it contains a few tips, I thought you might like to have a read 

link: docs.google.com/document/d/1tx…
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
It is a delight to also find you here as well as on FA. Your tips and tutorals have been a major help with my writing. I am going to recommend my writing group on G+ to read your tutorials, and the link will go directly to here.

Thank you again for all your help.
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BatFan23 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Sorry to bother you, but how do you go about writing a haunted house story and do you have any good haunted house stories to check out? (I am aware of 'The Shining')
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Risky2k Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, I've learned more from you than I did from my English teacher. Thank you.
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
If I'm barrowing characters and the character I'm barrowing is already action driven, is it ok/would it work if I changed them to be a emotion driven character?
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CptTori Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, OokamiKasumi

I just wanted to thank you for your advice in the prose I've seen from you. I have been searching Google, looking for actual advice for me to follow by.

When I found your advice about Description and Overcoming Writer's Block, I was doing the Irish Jig with glee. Your advice rescued me from the suffering of Writer's Block, So I thank you.

P.S
I know the random capitalization is annoying. I'm trying not to let that affect my writing.
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, just stopping by.
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Would it work to model a barowed character from a video game?
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The-Winged-Pyro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Are those moments when the characters seem to be writing the fic for you a good thing?
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I guess my biggest issue for the neurosis, is that I can't tell them apart from the motivations. I just now figured that out.
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Writer
A motivation is WHAT they do. A neurosis is WHY they do it.
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