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  1. Arashi on writing theory: Sleight of Hand +20

    by , January 19th, 2013 at 07:05 AM (I create a world of finite somethings)
    I've had a few PMs and visitor messages ask me for advice on writing, so I thought I'd just put up some things that spring to mind every once in a while.

    So, the thing I will say the most is that one of the reasons I identify with Shirou so easily is that I am a faker like he is. I steal. Shamelessly. They say that with fiction, "there are no new ideas," right? I agree. I think that instead what you have to do is pull everything and anything you feel works from any ...

    Updated September 29th, 2013 at 05:46 AM by Arashi_Leonhart

  2. Ships.

    Based upon further research, interviews and observations I have concluded that the following ships are completely canon:

    "King Arthur"/"Cas-ko" (not Tamamo-no-Mae. This was actually the strangest finding I had.)
    "Ryougi Shiki"/"Tohno Shiki" (still debatable, however - "Kokutou Mikiya" is a composite character)

    The following are pairings that are utterly one-sided (as far as I've found out). The one with affection shall ...
  3. The wonders of Tumblr.

    by , January 18th, 2013 at 06:38 PM (Beam's Blog of Writing and Other Things.)
  4. So, I was wondering...

    How do the SMS-sent 'free iPad giveaway' scams work? I've received these messages a few times and always ignored them, but I'm curious as to how the scammers get money from it.

    Most of us who have received these SMSes know it usually goes something along the lines of this:

    “Apple has selected your # to win a FREE iPad3. Click on phone number) and enter your winning code XXXXX(some code) to claim your FREE iPad3 within 24hrs.”
  5. Research isn't the (fanfic) writer's friend

    by , January 17th, 2013 at 08:14 PM (The Dark Side of the Moon (Kieran's Works))
    Next Fic to be Updated: Gods and Monsters I: Stolen Thunder

    Completion Level: 1.5 pages (approx. 15%)

    Estimated Upload Date: Sometime this weekend?

    Spent most of the day researching material for one of my novel ideas - my resolution for the New Year is to finish something so that I can start submitting it to publishers. The good news on that front is that I found an ideal location for the setting of the novel - now I just have to crystallise ...