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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NEVER let a professional author read your unpublished work.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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Given 2010-12-05

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GrowthAndDecay Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  New Deviant
Professional author, huh?  :o
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
If the character I'm basing my character doesn't kill people (or at least not on purpose) would it be ok to have my character kill the bad guys?
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oldfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Thanks for adding my work to your collection
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lecristal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Pink Heart by KmyGraphic
thank you my friend for the fav's
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome.
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IceCream Foryou by KmyGraphic  Thank-you for all favs by KmyGraphic  IceCream Foryou by KmyGraphic  
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome.
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Huggle! 
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015
When writing serials, does the villian change drives twice in each individual story (episode)? I plan to use the same main villain  throughout the serial.
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Writer
Actually, that depends. If you're using the Same Villain in the entire series, you'd have whole separate episodes for each change of drive. If you're using one villain per episode, then you'd show the villain change drive ONCE. It's because he Doesn't change drives a second time --where the hero does-- that he Loses.
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
In a serial do the hero ally and villian get their own plot arcs?
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Writer
They can, if you want to show their stories from their individual points of view.
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Is subplot another term for character arc?
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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Writer
NO. A subplot is a whole separate story INSIDE the main story.
 -- Example, In 'The Lord of the Rings,' the main story is Frodo delivering the ring to Mordor. All the other characters doing things away from Frodo --while he's delivering the ring-- are subplots.
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Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Am I supposed to add the 3 catastrophes and ending to the regular plot arc? (Intro to consequence)
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