Anonymous asked: "Haven't found it anywhere: how do I write creepy sex scenes? I don't mean neither rape or anything similart. I know that everything is individual and one man's kink is another man's squeak but what are the general directions?"
I’ve been thinking about this question for a couple of hours now, and I still really have no idea what you mean when you say “creepy sex scenes”. “Creepy” seems like a pretty subjective term to apply to a sexual situation.
Have you tried our “sex scene" tag?
Thanks for your question!
Anonymous asked: "I'm writing a book set in the 1960s, and I was wondering if you knew anything about the whole Draft Lottery thing. I've read a little on the internet, but I couldn't find anything about whether college kids could be drafted into the army. I'm pretty sure I've heard someone say they couldn't. I haven't really found anything on it, and I just want everything to be accurate!"
The large cohort of Baby Boomers who became eligible for military service during the Vietnam War was responsible for a steep increase in the number of exemptions and deferments, especially for college students. Besides being able to avoid the draft, college graduates who volunteered for military service (primarily as commissioned officers) had a much better chance of securing a preferential posting compared to less-educated inductees. (x)
I think that answers your question, yes?
P.S. This question actually falls under our Research Rule. For more on learning how research effectively on your own, check out our “research" tag!
Anonymous asked: "what do you think about names of countries for names of characters? for example, Alaska or India?"
Small edit here: Alaska is a state.
What follows are some ramblings about names. I hope you will find at least parts of it useful for your purposes. Thank you for humoring me.
Anonymous asked: "Can you please say how to write romantic sex scenes?"
Check out the “sex scene" tag. It’s pretty steamy over there!
Thanks for your question!
WriteWorld is not a psychology blog. Luckily for us (and everyone else, really) the extremely knowledgeable Quel is here to rescue us from our ignorance! Read on for her observations on character development and mental/personality disorders.
Anonymous asked: "So what does it mean if you didn't post a photo I submitted? I wasn't notified that it wasn't accepted, so does that mean it will be posted eventually?"
It depends. We may not have gotten it, or it could have gotten buried in our inbox. If you’re still interested in suggesting the image to us, I encourage you to resubmit the link.
Thank you for your question!
Anonymous asked: "Hi I have no idea how you found my photo, but thanks for crediting me O.o"
You’re welcome, anonymous but obviously talented artist!
If you click on the image, the hyperlink should take you to the page where we found your art. I don’t know if that really solves the mystery though. Usually I find art for the Blocks by scouring the internet (particularly DeviantArt) for cool and inspirational pieces. I’m not sure how I stumbled across your art specifically, but I’m definitely glad I did!
Thank you for arting! You rock!
Anonymous asked: I need help on how to write a character with (undiagnosed) psychosis or at least psychological problems that would point to it. I’m planning on having them eventually snap completely and get sent away, but until then I am stumped on what to do for her. Please help? I’ve read up psychosis symptoms but I just do not know how to write with it.
WriteWorld is not a psychology blog. Fortunately for us, we have a fantastic friend and resource in Quel. Quel has graciously agreed to tackle this question in the form of a guest post on WriteWorld. Read on!
I mean… I wouldn’t. You may have submitted something to that magazine, but you can’t really claim credit as a contributor until they’ve published you. Same goes for contributing to a blog or a website. I wouldn’t consider someone a contributor on WriteWorld until we posted something they had written for/with us.
- dalenashwritesthings replied: I would not like someone claiming they’re a contributor to a magazine if I haven’t published it yet. I haven’t worked it all out yet: the issue, the formatting, the accompanying picture. This just adds extra pressure to me to publish them quickly in order to support their CV. I would resent that I think.
- choicecouture replied: i wouldn’t either. it would be like putting job experience on your resume for a job you only applied for and didn’t get.
(Great analogy, choicecouture! -C)
I know there are a few lit mag blogs following us. Any thoughts, guys?
Does anyone else have an answer for this anon?
Anonymous asked: "If I create a fictional brand in one novel, can I incorporate it into a new/different one?"
Short answer: yes.
Long(er) answer: Lots of authors, Stephen King notable among them, reference the same characters, places, or objects in two or more of their works. King has a whole network. Check it out.
(Hey theslytherinseamusfinnigan, great minds think alike, huh? I was just updating this post to include Stephen King when you left that comment!)
I do this, too. I like to think of my worlds as connected, and I think this is a subtle/not-so-subtle way of accomplishing that goal.
You made it up. It’s yours. Use it!