Maggie Gerber

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ehlectrify:

So these are just a bunch of useful websites and things for school and life basically. I hope they help you and that they make your 2014 a little bit easier. If something isn’t working or if you have any doubts, message me here or here. i spent five hours in this you better reblog it.
WRITING
Remember the Word
Alternatives to Said A little side note: 'said' is NOT dead. Use these alternatives carefully. If you use them too much they distract the reader from what the character is actually saying. Be wise alright, don't clutter your story.
Names: 1, 2, 3
Emotions
How to write an essay
Fake an essay on a theme of your choice
Great Inspiration
Getting Inspired
Free Microsoft Word alternative
Writing fantasy
Revealing a character
Dealing with writer’s block
Character traits: 1,2
Words that could come in handy when describing skin tones
Body language
Writing prompts
Death scenes
Who do I write like?
Things almost every author needs to research
Useful words
Lay vs. lie
When to change paragraphs
Music for writing
Biggest writing masterpost ever
Great blog with tons of writing tips
READING
Free books & textbooks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Read/Post fanfics
Read/Post fanfics, stories, whatever
Goodreads
STUDYING/SCHOOL/HOMEWORK
Get homework help
Maths problem solver: 1, 2
Calculator
Geography
Learning how to study
Flashcards
Written? Kitten!
How to pull and all-nighter and do well
When should I go to sleep/wake up?
Finals survival guide
Alternative to Wikipedia
Book Suggestions
VERY useful websites (khan academy, tedtalks, etc)
CrashCourse
Study app (helps you manage time)
Study tips video
Learning a new language? (you can use this for any language)
FITNESS
Workouts at home: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Drink water!
Fitness tips
Clean up your diet
YUMMY RECIPES
smoothie
Lots of recipes
Cookie in a mug!!!!
Brownie in a mug!!!!
Many many snacks
25 hot chocolate recipes
Icing colors
French bread pizza
ART
Anatomy references (nsfw)
Drawing hair
Drawing hands
Drawing braids
How to color 
Drawing folds
Painting tutorial
Tutorial masterpost
Drawing faces
Drawing heads
How to draw literally anything
How to draw ponies!!
Drawing eyes
TUMBLR
Find themes: 1, 2, 3
Make gifs: 1, 2 (from youtube video), 3
XKit extension
Missing e
Check a website’s safety
Themes/pixels/backgrounds
Backgrounds: 1, 2
How to make tumblr themes
Postlimit checker 
All audio posts you’ve reblogged
Html help: 1, 2, 3, 4
MOVIES & TV SHOWS & GAMES
This masterpost has tons of games
Find a new hobby!!
Movies/tv shows masterpost
Watch TV shows
This masterpost is great too
MUSIC & SOUNDS
8tracks
Convert Youtube videos to mp3: 1, 2
Download 8tracks playlists
Download videos
Coffee shop sounds
Rain
Nature sounds
MAKEUP, HAIR, FASHION & BEAUTY
Easy makeup tips
15 style tips from Michael Kors
Fashion basics
How to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots
How to roll sleeves
Quick and easy hairstyles
Makeup masterpost
Many many hairstyles
Zoella videos
Fashion vocabulary
ADVICE
How to be ok with yourself
25 Resolutions
Self confidence
Self defense tips PLEASE READ THIS
NICE LITTLE THINGS (THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY)
Calming cat
Cute engagement
Cute kitten
Santino Fontana auditioning for Frozen role Hans
Best figure skating I’ve seen in my life
Benedict Cumberbatch singing

ehlectrify:

So these are just a bunch of useful websites and things for school and life basically. I hope they help you and that they make your 2014 a little bit easier. If something isn’t working or if you have any doubts, message me here or herei spent five hours in this you better reblog it.

WRITING

READING

STUDYING/SCHOOL/HOMEWORK

FITNESS

YUMMY RECIPES

ART

TUMBLR

MOVIES & TV SHOWS & GAMES

MUSIC & SOUNDS

MAKEUP, HAIR, FASHION & BEAUTY

ADVICE

NICE LITTLE THINGS (THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY)

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emily-j98:

invisibleghostninjacowboy:

aparacium:

shadowstep-of-bast:

bekahboo2391:

Where has this been all my life!?

*SCREAMS IN ABJECT FURY*
SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT FUCKING DEAD.
THESE WORDS ARE ALL VERY LOVELY AND USEFUL BUT ONLY IN SMALL DOSES!!!!
LIKE HOW MANY TIMES IN A STORY CAN YOU SAY THEY “STATED” OR “REMARKED” SOMETHING BEFORE THE STORY BECOMES BORING AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE?!?!?! GOOD GODS Y’ALL!
SAID IS A LOVELY ADORABLE LITTLE WORD THAT DOESN’T TAKE UP MUCH SPACE. IT CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT WON’T TURN YOUR STORY INTO AN AWFUL PEICE OF PURPLE PROSE (BUT FUCK IF PURPLE PROSE IS WHAT YOU’RE AIMING FOR HAVE AT IT MY FRIEND) THAT MAKES LITERALLY ZERO SENSE TO THE READERS.
EXAMPLE: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare said tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’
I BET YOU BARELY NOTICED THE WORD SAID. YOU PROBABLY FOCUSED ON THE WORD TIREDLY BECAUSE THAT WAS HOW SHE SAID IT.
AS OPPOSED TO: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’
DO YOU SEE HOW STILTED THAT IS???? IT’S AWKWARD AND DOESN’T FLOW RIGHT. NOW IMAGINE IF THE CONVERSATION WENT LIKE THIS:
‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”
"It’s just… It’s just so hard to let go.” Lizzy sobbed.’
DO YOU GET WHAT I’M SAYING? PUTTING THE WORD ‘SAID’ IN CLARE’S LINE ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON LIZZY’S DISAPPOINTMENT AND EMOTIONAL TURMOIL. IMAGINE IF THE ENTIRE STORY INVOLVING LIZZY AND CLARE USED EVERY WORD BUT SAID. IT’D GET HARD TO READ, WOULDN’T IT???
IN CONCLUSION, TL;DR, ECT. ECT.: THE WORD SAID IS A GOOD WORD THAT LETS THE WRITING FLOW AND ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON ANOTHER CHARACTER’S LINES WITHOUT CLUTTERING UP THE STORY. SAID IS NOT DEAD. PLEASE USE THE WORD SAID, DARLINGS. SAID LIKES TO BE USED, AND IT ISN’T PICKY ON HOW YOU USE IT.
YES THESE WORDS IN THE PICTURE ABOVE NEED TO BE PUT TO USE, BUT ONLY SPARINGLY. OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A STUTTERED MESS OF A MANUSCRIPT AND IF YOU WANT TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL STORIES YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO UTILIZE A WORD THAT’S SHORT AND SWEET AND TO THE POINT. AKA THE WORD SAID.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA

This person isn’t joking. My friend wrote a book and I asked about the publishing process and she said that the editors made her change a lot of the tags to just “said” because all the “requested” and “offered” and “smirked”s were distracting. My friend said her editor told her that most people don’t even read/notice the word said and they get stuck and stumble over words like “proposed” and “stated” and other such tags. So in conclusion, a real author told me all of this which means said is not dead and never will be. 

Interesting.


'Said is Dead' is yet another thing English teachers will teach us to do that is useless, and people won't like if you become an author

emily-j98:

invisibleghostninjacowboy:

aparacium:

shadowstep-of-bast:

bekahboo2391:

Where has this been all my life!?

*SCREAMS IN ABJECT FURY*

SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT FUCKING DEAD.

THESE WORDS ARE ALL VERY LOVELY AND USEFUL BUT ONLY IN SMALL DOSES!!!!

LIKE HOW MANY TIMES IN A STORY CAN YOU SAY THEY “STATED” OR “REMARKED” SOMETHING BEFORE THE STORY BECOMES BORING AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE?!?!?! GOOD GODS Y’ALL!

SAID IS A LOVELY ADORABLE LITTLE WORD THAT DOESN’T TAKE UP MUCH SPACE. IT CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT WON’T TURN YOUR STORY INTO AN AWFUL PEICE OF PURPLE PROSE (BUT FUCK IF PURPLE PROSE IS WHAT YOU’RE AIMING FOR HAVE AT IT MY FRIEND) THAT MAKES LITERALLY ZERO SENSE TO THE READERS.

EXAMPLE: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare said tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’

I BET YOU BARELY NOTICED THE WORD SAID. YOU PROBABLY FOCUSED ON THE WORD TIREDLY BECAUSE THAT WAS HOW SHE SAID IT.

AS OPPOSED TO: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’

DO YOU SEE HOW STILTED THAT IS???? IT’S AWKWARD AND DOESN’T FLOW RIGHT. NOW IMAGINE IF THE CONVERSATION WENT LIKE THIS:

‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”

"It’s just… It’s just so hard to let go.” Lizzy sobbed.’

DO YOU GET WHAT I’M SAYING? PUTTING THE WORD ‘SAID’ IN CLARE’S LINE ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON LIZZY’S DISAPPOINTMENT AND EMOTIONAL TURMOIL. IMAGINE IF THE ENTIRE STORY INVOLVING LIZZY AND CLARE USED EVERY WORD BUT SAID. IT’D GET HARD TO READ, WOULDN’T IT???

IN CONCLUSION, TL;DR, ECT. ECT.: THE WORD SAID IS A GOOD WORD THAT LETS THE WRITING FLOW AND ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON ANOTHER CHARACTER’S LINES WITHOUT CLUTTERING UP THE STORY. SAID IS NOT DEAD. PLEASE USE THE WORD SAID, DARLINGS. SAID LIKES TO BE USED, AND IT ISN’T PICKY ON HOW YOU USE IT.

YES THESE WORDS IN THE PICTURE ABOVE NEED TO BE PUT TO USE, BUT ONLY SPARINGLY. OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A STUTTERED MESS OF A MANUSCRIPT AND IF YOU WANT TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL STORIES YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO UTILIZE A WORD THAT’S SHORT AND SWEET AND TO THE POINT. AKA THE WORD SAID.

THIS HAS BEEN A PSA

This person isn’t joking. My friend wrote a book and I asked about the publishing process and she said that the editors made her change a lot of the tags to just “said” because all the “requested” and “offered” and “smirked”s were distracting. My friend said her editor told her that most people don’t even read/notice the word said and they get stuck and stumble over words like “proposed” and “stated” and other such tags. So in conclusion, a real author told me all of this which means said is not dead and never will be. 

Interesting.

'Said is Dead' is yet another thing English teachers will teach us to do that is useless, and people won't like if you become an author

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doctor: *puts baby between teeth* it’s a metaphor

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