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Ookami Kasumi
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Age: Over 30.
Sex: Yes, please.
Gender: Female
Occupation: Professional Author

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."

...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NEVER let a professional author read your unpublished work.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.
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.
> 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
 -- a Location

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.
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)
Given 2010-06-10

:icondd-catalogue: The NonVerbal Thesaurus
Not spoken > Body Language.
Latin thesaurus, treasury, from Greek thesauros.
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.
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.

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)
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)
Given 2010-12-05


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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
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?
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Also are the 3 catastrophes in your book related to the crisis ponts?
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015…

thank you for your template :) (Smile) 
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I'm confused about the villian and the plot arc? The villian is usually the antagonist who is causing all the trouble that starts the story. But the plot arc are the events that happen to the main character. So does the villian go through inciting events, climax etc, and do they go throgh the character arc? If so what are they supposed to deny in the inciting incident? Forgive me if I am not being clear enough I'm so confused. Basically what I'm asking is, how does the villian and the plot arc/character arc work?
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Writer
"...does the villian go through inciting events, climax etc, and do they go through the character arc?"
 -- YES! Just not where the reader can see it.

"If so what are they supposed to deny in the inciting incident?
 -- They deny the fact that he Hero can defeat them, or be any sort of real problem. This is particularly clear in the movie "The Crow".

"Forgive me if I am not being clear enough I'm so confused. Basically what I'm asking is, how does the villian and the plot arc/character arc work?"
 -- It works the same exactly way as with the Hero. The difference is that the Hero's arc is VISIBLE to the reader where the Villain's is Not.
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
But the antagonist is the reason for the events in the story arc right?
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
I mean, the antagonist's actions are the inciting event, defiance, reversal, crisis, ordeal and confrontation, is that right?
Awesomesauceosaur Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
<3 i love and miss you D:
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Writer
I love & miss you too! ♥
Awesomesauceosaur Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Siberiayuki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Author! I want to be one as well! I have a few questions!

1.Could the author submit to an oversea publisher??
2.Is it weird when you get rejections 
3.How do you get your ideas
4.How do you write your profile when you haven't published
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Writer
1. Could the author submit to an oversea publisher??
 -- Yes, though it's a bit tricky to pay you from overseas.

2. Is it weird when you get rejections?
 -- I don't know. I've never gotten any. Everything I submit is accepted.

3. How do you get your ideas?
 -- I don't have to get ideas, they sneak up and tackle me!

4. How do you write your profile when you haven't published?
 -- You read other author profiles to see what's in there, then write yours the same way.
Siberiayuki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Whoa you lucky! How do you know if your book is ready to submit?? Do you first submit to agents or straight to a publisher?? Where do you find the premise of your story?
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Writer
Whoa you lucky!
 -- I'm NOT lucky, I'm experienced. The rules change once you know what you're doing.

How do you know if your book is ready to submit?
 -- When I type: The End.
Keep in mind that I write very, very clean with a water-tight plot and well-developed characters, so when I get my corrections back from the editor they tend to be merely typo and grammar fixes. Other authors are often asked to change their plot and/or their characters.

Do you first submit to agents or straight to a publisher?
 -- I only submit to publishers that ASK ME for my work, and when I do submit it's to my assigned editor of that publishing house.
 -- I used to have an agent, but she was more trouble than she was worth because all she did was pressure me for work.

Where do you find the premise of your story?
 -- I don't Find my premise, I Select my premise before I write the first word of my story.

Two good examples of an author that clearly knew their premise before they started writing are the movies "The Matrix" and "Equilibrium".
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akaluv Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your writing tutorials are amazing! They have been so helpful and informative :) 
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