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You may call me Klariza, and I'm here to guide you through both writing and roleplay using this little blog. Content tends to focus on writing. If requesting anything, please check what is open.

Here’s a grand masterlist of every helpful link that I have come across and wanted to keep, organized into categories.

This is to be updated every time I hoard more links. Last Updated: January 28th, 2014.

001. DANCING

Waltz Dance Steps

Dance Waltz 

Glossary of partner dance terms

002. DRAMATIC SITUATIONS AND SCENES

Georges Polti’s 36 Dramatic Situations

Dramatic Action is More than Doing Stuff

Scene Help

Fight Scenes

Action Scenes

003. FILM DIRECTOR

What does a film director do?

Film Director- Wikipedia

Film director- skillset

What a film director does after they say ‘CUT’

What qualifications do film directors need?

004. POLICE OFFICERS AND DETECTIVES 

Police Ranks of the United States

Police Officer Job Description

Police Officer 

Police Administration Career Information and Requirements

Ethics in Law Enforcement

Life in the Police Academy

Joining the Force: Everything you need to know

What does a Police Officer do on a typical day?

Qualifications of becoming a detective

Detective Training: become a private investigator

Becoming an FBI special agent

What FBI agents investigate

FBI Academy: Agent training

CIA Investigator Careers

How to become a CIA agent

Becoming a detective

What’s it like to be a homicide detective

What it’s really like to be a detective

A day in the life of a detective

The life of an FBI agent

A day in the life of an FBI agent

A day in the life of a private investigator

005. CRIME, SUSPENSE, AND CRIMINALS 

Writing A Crime Scene

Writing Crime 

Getting a Handle on Guns

Serial Killers

Ten Tips for Building Suspense in a Novel

Foreshadowing and Suspense

5 Simple Steps on Creating Suspense in Fiction

Effectively Leaving Clues in Mystery Stories

Crime Fiction Writing: Ten Clichés to Avoid

Bloody Mess

Fugitive! How to Run, Hide, and Survive

How does one become a hitman if you will?

Interview with a hitman

On Writing Assassins

006. CUSTODY BATTLES

Tips for your child custody battle

Custody battles

How to prepare yourself for a child custody hearing

How to win a custody battle

007. INJURIES, TRAUMA, SYMPTOMS, AND DISORDERS

My Experience of a High Security Psychiatric Hospital

Common Injuries

Anxiety Disorders

Guide to Writing a Sanity Slippage

Delusional Characters

List of Mental Disorders

Symptoms of Adults from Dysfunctional Families

How to write Disabled Characters

Writing About a Disabled Character: Living with Paralysis

Eating Disorders: A Guide to Coping Strategies

Eating Disorders (An Overview)

Eating Disorders (How It Feels)

ED: Signs & Symptoms

008. WRITER’S BLOCK

On Habits

Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block

009. CHARACTER HELP

Fifteen Stock Characters

Compiled Mary Sue Questions

Seven Common Character Types

Characters With Eyeglasses

Evil Characters

Writing Villians

Writing Bullies

5 Tips of Creating Dynamic Characters

Queen VS. Lady King

Writing Child Characters

Red Flags for Female Characters

Discovering more about prostitutes

Character Development: The Cyborg

010. SKIN COLORS AND PEOPLE

Words Used To Describe Skin Color

Handy Words for Skin Tone 

Describing Characters of Color

More Tone Synonyms 

7 Offensive Mistakes Writers Make 

Trans People: Facts & Information

Gender Identities & Terms

"My Generation"

011. THEME

I Themed a Theme in Write Gone By

012. FANFICTION

How To Write a One-Shot Fanfiction

013. DIALOGUE AND LANGUAGE

Military Dialogue

Body Language

Using Dialogue to Reveal Character

NY Times Dialect Quiz

014. KILLING CHARACTERS

On Killing Characters

Freezing to Death

How To Poison Your Fictional Character

Writing the Scene: Tips

Guide: Writing a torture scene

Medieval Torture & Psychological Torture 

Torture: Cat’s Paw

10 Gruesome Torture Devices Used In Modern Times

015. LOVE

Basics of Sex Scenes

How to Write a Kiss

Continuing Love Stories

Fluff and Romance

8 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

Patterns of Relationships

Signs of an unhealthy relationship

Signs of a healthy relationship

016. WRITING AND DESCRIPTIONS

Writing Grief

Incorportationg Flashbacks

Describing Characters: Adding Details

How to Describe Hair

Writing About the Weather

Top 10 Most Common Fears

Emotion Chart

017. GENRE HELP

Genre: Horror

Writing Children’s Books

Dystopian Fanfiction

Genre Help: Humour

Mermaid Folklore

Victorian Era

Creative Writing

018. POINT OF VIEW

Types of Point of View

Narrative Point of View

Writer’s Digest: Point of View

019. FOR THE AUTHOR

Breaking Writing Habits

How To End Your Story

8 Tips for Running a Writing Blog

Self Publishing Mistakes

Writing Software

Ultimate Writing Resource List

Editing Your Work

Advice for Young Writers

How to make a plan 

How to Write a Book Now

Don’t be a Dickens, use detail effectively

020. HISTORY

History Timeline

Albion Swords

Peoples of Briton

Celts

Prehistoric Briton

How the Celts saved Briton 

The Celts- Lost treasures of an ancient world 

A History of Celtic Briton- Age of Invasion 

Legacy of the Vikings

How the Vikings Worked

Overview of the Vikings

Viking Age

Viking Expansion

Beowulf- Myth Encyclopaedia 

Scandinavian Folklore

Getting Medieval: Swearing

Old English Profanity

Medieval Insults

First World War Diaries Database

Learn Victorian Etiquette 

The Roaring Twenties

021. HOMELESS AND HOUSING

Modern Houses

List of house types

Buildings where people live or stay

Places - Buildings People Live In

Homes In The Most Unusual Places

How to Live Homeless

Where the Homeless Live

022. WORDS IN WRITING

100 Beautiful and Ugly Words

100 Words for Facial Expressions

Epic Character Trait Chart

8 Words to Avoid When Writing

Using Foreign Words in Your Writing

023. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL 

Cocaine Use

Drug Effects - Cocaine

Writing an Addict

Alcoholic Beverage Breakdown 

024. CLOTHES AND FASHION

Career: Fashion Designer

15 Common fashion job interview questions

A Fashion Designer’s career interview

How to become a Fashion Designer

Latest On the Runway

Renaissance Clothing

025. BOATS AND SHIPS

Shipbuilding

026. SUPERPOWERS 

Creating Superpowers

What’s your Superpower?

027. WORLDBUILDING

Worldbuilding Links

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions by Patricia C. Wrede

Worldbuilding Tips for Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Worldbuilding 7 Key Skills

10 Worldbuilding Tips

028. WELFARE

The 4 Types of People on Welfare nobody talks about

4 Things Politicians will never understand about poor People

029. THE MILITARY 

Marine Corps Times

What to Expect at Marine Corps Basic Training

Marine Corps Weapons

The Official Website of the US Marine Corps

Marine Corps Terms

The Official Homepage of the US Army

About the Army

Soldier Life

US Military Weapons of War: Army

Army Training: Basic Combat

The Official Website of the US Air Force

Air Force Rank Structure

Air Force Civilian Jobs

The US Navy

US Navy Military Ranks

Surviving Navy Boot Camp

030. SUPERNATURAL

List of Mythical Creatures

Creatures of Supernatural

Creatures & Spirits

Mythical Creatures

Lists of Mythical Creatures Organized by Type

Witches and Magic Systems

On the Origins of Witches, Broomsticks, and Flying

Stereotypes of Witches

The Four Rules and The Law of Witchcraft

Vampire Abilities

Tips on Playing Vampires

Types of Fairies

Changelings

031. HERBS

More About Preserving Herbs

About Drying Herbs

Making Tinctures

Basics of Making Salves

Specific Salve Recipes

Basics of Tisanes 

Differences Between an Infusion and a Decoction

032. SURVIVAL AND GENERAL HUMAN LIMITATIONS

Limits of the Human Body

Wilderness survival skills

What it takes for a human to die in a given situation

033. FIREFIGHTERS (because they deserve their own box)

How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter 

10 steps to becoming a volunteer 

What is it like to be a volunteer firefighter? 

Role of a Career Firefighter 

Firefighters

Job Profiles: Firefighter 

Being Gay in the Firehouse

National EMS and Firefighters Pride Alliance 

Recruit School - Firefighter Training 

Firefighter Recruit Training 

Recruit School 

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter 

Firefighter: OSH Answers 

The Risks of being a Fireman 

The Dangers involved in being a Firefighter 

Health Risks to Firefighters 

Risks of Becoming a Firefighter 

Firefighting Hazards

034. WEAPONS 

How to make a Bow and Arrow

Basic Archery Training Steps

How Guns Work

How to Fire a Handgun

Gun Timeline

Sword Fighting Basics

Sword Fighting Stances

Firearms

Gun terms for writers

035. SETTINGS AND THEIR CULTURES

Japanese customs and traditions

Basics of Japanese culture

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