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Okami stamp by Boarfeathers a sexy watanuki by Selenio
Reality Check by OokamiKasumi BakeMonoGitari Stamp by OokamiKasumi No Good Stamp by sailorlight22 Discussions begin with Questions - Stamp by OokamiKasumi
RenPy stamp by OokamiKasumi
My favorite, Favorite, FAVORITE movie:
Despicable Me Stamp by LoudNoises Despicable Cannon by azianwolfdoll Gru's Evil Plan Stamp by the19thGinny Gru Stamp by the19thGinny Sleepy Kittens by azianwolfdoll The Wrath Of Gru by azianwolfdoll
MegaMind Stamp by DemoniumAngel Megamind stamp by Folly854 STAMP - Megamind and Minion by Roack
Dexter Stamp by BelieveInMagic Dexter Stamp by almanah Dexter Morgan Stamp by Nitroanarchygirl Sleepy Hollow by o-BlueMoon-o Sleepy Hollow Stamp by lil-richo Shhh... by Pancho-Girl
American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Cheshire Cat stamp by Okami-Moony Smile_Stamp by Eternal-BlueWolf
Shut up and die - Stamp by sambees Iruka - wtf? by fractured-hate Ibiki Stamp by Dark-moonlight69 Stamp - Natsume Yuujinchou 2 by Suxinn Hellsing stamp by artalis Hellsing stamp by cirruswolf Stamp: Hanna by ego Studio Ghibli Fan by Sharkfold Sfeer Theory: Stamp RED by lonewined Wolf's Rain Stamp by Hiddencrying Jaegerkin by BlauStamps Girl Genius Logo by ladyphenyx
xxxHOLiC stamp by darkweiss Watanuki + Doumeki Stamp by kathynorrisart Watanuki Kimihiro stamp by kurokimashin
June yaoi manga stamp by EmotionlessBlue Tyrant Stamp by Arai-Hime Yaoi+shonen-ai support stamp by luperus Naono Bohra Stamp by OokamiKasumi Asami Tojo Fan - Stamp by o0littlehands0o Finder by Yukiko-art
When I Die by stamps-of-yore GOT IT?? by Mellow-Stamps Just Wait by Sergeant-McFluffers Makes the World go 'Round by 1stClassStamps Stamp - Equal Hentai by foxlee Stamp0000188 by o0Cynical0o Pull your pants up by Sergeant-McFluffers

Author Stamp by Pockaru Research Stamp by Luthrai Writer Stamp by AkatsukiMemberWoolfy Bare Bear Stamp by MicaSilverwind Word by Sergeant-McFluffers Stamp - Character Cruelty Zone by Fullmetal-Phantom It's Not the Size of the Book by phantom-inker I do believe in commas by greaterorlessthan Punctuation stops cannibalism. by Eiikare Inspiration Strikes when... by Qinni Villains Stamp by Spikytastic
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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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BoudiccaAcardi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your stock! I love it! :heart:
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
When creating characters can I just keep the base personality of the character mine is based off of and change the other stuff? (dives, needs, wants, hang ups, motivation, neurosis flaws etc.)
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Yep, that's it exactly.
Grockel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as chapters go, how would you know when to start/end a chapter and how big/short they should be?
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Writer
That is all personal choice.
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
What is your opinion about barrowing characters from TV shows?
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Writer
As long as you change the names and the backgrounds, no one will know. :)
OpiumJ Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Writer
You have a very lively style that is entirely unique and your own. I like it.
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you!
Imiss2010 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2015
Can you give me an example of a motivation and a goal?
would it look something like this? (Motivation: to kill innocent people)
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Writer
More like this:

Goal: kill innocent people.
Motivation (WHY you wanna do this):
I was bullied in school so now I hate everybody.
GrowthAndDecay Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Professional author, huh?  :o
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?
OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Writer
It's YOUR story. Do as you please.
 -- Just make sure you have a Good Excuse for WHY they're doing it.
oldfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Thanks for adding my work to your collection
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