When Days Go From Dark to Bright

Chapter two is up!

Title: When Days Go From Dark to Bright

Rating: Mature

Warnings: Angst, Kidnapping, Violence

Pairing: Stiles/Derek

Summary: A new hunter kidnaps and tortures Stiles, the boy who runs with a pack of werewolves, but isn’t one of them. After Derek’s pack comes to rescue him, Derek is forced to deal with the knowledge that his concern for Stiles isn’t just that of an Alpha for one of his Betas. The pack, Sheriff Stilinksi, and Chris Argent all wait at Deaton’s to see if Stiles will even survive, and what kind of shape he’ll be in if he does. Written with The Kin’s “Get on It” EP on repeat. Title from “On the Rise.” Fic is complete and will be posted twice a week.

Ao3 here

RARE WORDS

acosmist - one who believes that nothing exists
paralian - a person who lives near the sea
aureate - pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets 
dwale - to wander about deliriously
sabaism - the worship of stars
dysphoria - an unwell feeling
aubade - a love song which is sung at dawn
eumoirous - happiness due to being honest and wholesome
mimp - to speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips

Fic: When Days Go From Dark to Bright

fangirlingtendencies:

Title: When Days Go From Dark to Bright

Rating: Mature

Warnings: Angst, Kidnapping, Violence

Pairing: Stiles/Derek

Summary: A new hunter kidnaps and tortures Stiles, the boy who runs with a pack of werewolves, but isn’t one of them. After Derek’s pack comes to rescue him, Derek is forced to deal with the knowledge that his concern for Stiles isn’t just that of an Alpha for one of his Betas. The pack, Sheriff Stilinksi, and Chris Argent all wait at Deaton’s to see if Stiles will even survive, and what kind of shape he’ll be in if he does. Written with The Kin’s “Get on It” EP on repeat. Title from “On the Rise.” Fic is complete and will be posted twice a week.

Ao3 here

Reblogging for the morning crew

Fic: When Days Go From Dark to Bright

Title: When Days Go From Dark to Bright

Rating: Mature

Warnings: Angst, Kidnapping, Violence

Pairing: Stiles/Derek

Summary: A new hunter kidnaps and tortures Stiles, the boy who runs with a pack of werewolves, but isn’t one of them. After Derek’s pack comes to rescue him, Derek is forced to deal with the knowledge that his concern for Stiles isn’t just that of an Alpha for one of his Betas. The pack, Sheriff Stilinksi, and Chris Argent all wait at Deaton’s to see if Stiles will even survive, and what kind of shape he’ll be in if he does. Written with The Kin’s “Get on It” EP on repeat. Title from “On the Rise.” Fic is complete and will be posted twice a week.

Ao3 here

This is why writer-friends are the best

  • Friend: I'd almost prefer being at work though.
  • Me: I want to sleep. Let's swap for like an hour.
  • Friend: Deal. I'm gonna write an article consistently entirely of adverbs and adjectives.
  • Me: You... Just like to hurt me. Although I bet nobody in the magazine would notice. Definitely not Marian, who is a strong AP Style editor, but not writer.
  • Friend: That's unfortunate for the magazine. They'd probably think my dazzling prose presented positive promise.
  • Me: I deeply enjoy your alliteration.
"The writer will occasionally find it convenient or necessary to borrow from other languages. Some writers, however, from sheet exuberance or a desire to shoe off, sprinkle their work liberally with foreign expressions, with no regard for the reader’s comfort. It if a bad habit. Write in English."
Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
"It is seldom advisable to tell all. Be sparing, for instance, in the use of adverbs after “he said,” “she replied,” and the like: “he said consolingly”; “she replied grumblingly.” Let the conversation itself disclose the speaker’s manner or condition. Dialogue heavily weighted with adverbs after the attributive verb is cluttery and annoying. Inexperienced writers not only overwork their adverbs but load their attributives with explanatory verbs: “he consoled,” “she congratulated.” they do this, apparently, in the belief that the word said is always in need of support, or because they have been told to do it by experts in the art of bad writing."
The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

I want everyone in the world to read The Elements of Style, and then accept that as gospel.

why do people treat “said” like a curse word

freyjas:

exemplarybehaviour:

domesticatedwerewolves:

freyjas:

  • it’s OKAY to say “said”
  • it doesn’t make you a bad writer
  • you don’t always NEED to elaborate on HOW the words were said (see, was that so bad?)
  • sometimes people just SAY something
  • “said” is pretty much the only way to deliver dialogue without subjectivity
  • you don’t always need subjectivity
  • you don’t need to avoid using “said”
  • it’s not a bad word
  • don’t be afraid of it

FUN FACT its actually unprofessional to deviate from “said” too much

So essentially not saying “said” enough does the opposite of what you want

FUN FACT if i have to read an entire dialogue in which you use every word BUT ‘said’ i will not be able to take your dialogue seriously because oMg TeH dRaMaTiCs

because honestly unless you’re trying to differentiate a line of dialogue from the way someone would normally talk no other word will work  

every time i see that list of ‘alternatives words for said’ i want to slap something 

THOSE ARE NOT ‘ALTERNATIVES’ THOSE ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORDS WITH THEIR OWN NUANCES THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU USE THEM THEY SERIOUSLY DO NOT STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING UNLESS YOU MEAN THAT WORD E X A C T L Y

like i’m not saying you’re bound to ‘said’ forever and always just realize WHAT THOSE OTHER DIALOGUE TAGS MEAN and that OVERUSING THEM has these consequences

  • slowing down dialogue because readers can ‘slide over’ said but will pause to imagine other tags
  • making your dialogue sound way overdramatic because everyone is SCREAMING and HISSING and GASPING instead of just saying
  • confusing your reader about what is actually going on because the flow is weird and super over-the-top

‘said’ is actually the good guy

saying you should always use another words for ‘said’ is like saying your should always use another word for ‘to be’ 

most synonyms don’t actually mean the same thing and instead mean something very specific… which is great if you mean that word very specifically but try not to overuse because your reader WILL notice, whereas like 95% of the time your reader will just sort of ignore the word ‘said’ because they’ve been conditioned to do

you should believe me my lack of punctuation in this post is an A+ sign i know about good writing n shit okai 

#ps when you’re writing dialogue you can use things besides the dialogue tags to convey emotion #talk about body language or atmosphere #also lots of times just the words the character chooses will convey the proper emotion/intent #and of course there are exceptions to every rule if you know what you’re doing #just some things to consider

reblogging because these people basically elaborated on what i meant

There’s nothing quite like trying to write angst while listening to Blow, Gabriel, Blow from Anything Goes…