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"Many people accept the idea that each of us has a certain resolute innerness—a kernel of selfhood that we can’t share with others. (Levin, at the end of “Anna Karenina,” calls it his “holy of holies,” and says that, no matter how close he grows to the people around him, there will always be “the same wall between my soul’s holy of holies and other people, even my wife.”) What interested Woolf was the way that we become aware of that innerness. We come to know it best, she thought, when we’re forced, at moments of exposure, to shield it against the outside world.

There can be something enjoyable, even revelatory about that feeling of self-protection, which is why we seek out circumstances in which we can feel more acutely the contrast between the outside world and our inner selves. Woolf was fascinated by city life—by the feeling of solitude-on-display that the sidewalk encourages, and by the way that “street haunting,” as she called it, allows you to lose and then find yourself in the rhythm of urban novelty and familiarity. She was drawn to the figure of the hostess: the woman-to-be-looked-at, standing at the top of the stairs, friendly to everyone, who grows only more mysterious with her visibility. (One of the pleasures of throwing a party, Woolf showed, is that it allows you to surprise yourself: surrounded by your friends, the center of attention, you feel your separateness from the social world you have convened.) She showed how parents, friends, lovers, and spouses can become more unknowable over time, not less—there is a core to their personhood that never gives itself up. Even as they put their lives on display, she thought, artists thrive when they maintain a final redoubt of privacy—a wellspring that remains unpolluted by the world outside. “A thing there was that mattered; a thing, wreathed about with chatter, defaced, obscured in her own life, let drop every day in corruption, lies, chatter,” Clarissa thinks, at the end of “Mrs. Dalloway.” Of course, it’s the chatter—the party—that helps her know that she has something to lose in the first place."
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"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."

Aristotle, from Politicsa  (via christowitch)

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Words to describe someone's voice

  • adenoidal: if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose
  • appealing: an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement
  • breathy: with loud breathing noises
  • brittle: if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry
  • croaky: if someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat
  • dead: if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion
  • disembodied: a disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see
  • flat: spoken in a voice that does not go up and down. This word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region.
  • fruity: a fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way
  • grating: a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying
  • gravelly: a gravelly voice sounds low and rough
  • gruff: a gruff voice has a rough low sound
  • guttural: a guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat
  • high-pitched: a high-pitched voice or sound is very high
  • hoarse: someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore
  • honeyed: honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person who is speaking
  • husky: a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (=as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way
  • low adjective: a low voice or sound is quiet and difficult to hear
  • low adverb: in a deep voice, or with a deep sound
  • matter-of-fact: used about someone’s behaviour or voice
  • modulated: a modulated voice is controlled and pleasant to listen to
  • monotonous: a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower
  • nasal: someone with a nasal voice sounds as if they are speaking through their nose
  • orotund: an orotund voice is loud and clear
  • penetrating: a penetrating voice or sound is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable
  • plummy: a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class. This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.
  • quietly: in a quiet voice
  • raucous: a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough
  • ringing: a ringing sound or voice is very loud and clear
  • rough: a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to
  • shrill: a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant
  • silvery: a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant
  • singsong: if you speak in a singsong voice, your voice rises and falls in a musical way
  • small: a small voice or sound is quiet
  • smoky: a smoky voice or smoky eyes are sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way
  • softly spoken: someone who is softly spoken has a quiet gentle voice
  • sotto voce adjective, adverb: in a very quiet voice
  • stentorian: a stentorian voice sounds very loud and severe
  • strangled: a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it
  • strangulated: strangled
  • strident: a strident voice or sound is loud and unpleasant
  • taut: used about something such as a voice or expression that shows someone is nervous or angry
  • thick: if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion
  • thickly: with a low voice that comes mostly from your throat
  • thin: a thin voice or sound is high and unpleasant to listen to
  • throaty: a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat
  • tight: a tight voice or expression shows that you are nervous or annoyed
  • toneless: a toneless voice does not express any emotion
  • tremulous: if something such as your voice or smile is tremulous, it is not steady, for example because you are afraid or excited
  • wheezy: a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing
  • wobbly: if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry
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masterpost for writers creating their own worlds, or even just characters

whovitaku:

carryonmy-assbutt:

herhmione:

names that have specific meanings

meanings of any names

popular baby names

upper class names

common last names

fancy last names

aristocratic/royal names

random name generator

random place name generator

list of latin words

english to latin translator

english to greek translat

or

greek mythology database

the culture of ancient rome

list of legendary creatures

fantasy name generator

feel free to add in any links!

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Hello, writerly friends~ ♥︎

You asked for a Writing Advice Masterpost, so here it is! Below you will find a collection of the best questions and answers from the last two years. Not only that, but they are also organized so you can find the answers to your questions quickly and get on with writing.

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This post is more than just a collection of advice, it’s a nexus for writing advice, resources, and information! That’s right, this post is going to grow over time. I will be updating this masterpost WEEKLY with new answers, writing advice videos, playlists, and more! So, make sure to bookmark this page and follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) so you don’t miss a thing~ ♥︎

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Hot Button Issues

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ABUSE
Information
Love Is Respect (Digital Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Emotional/Verbal Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Financial Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Physical Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Sexual Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Stalking)
Help Guide
Coping
Caring for yourself
Domestic abuse
Chat Rooms 
Survivors Chat
Fort Refuge
Pandy’s
ADD/ADHD
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Help Guide
Attention Span Test
Attention Quiz
Concentration Quiz
Coping
Coping Tips for Attention Deficit Disorder
12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD
50 Tips On The Management of Adult Attention Deficit
Medication
ADHD Medication Chart: Compare Drugs for ADD and ADHD
Drugs Used to Treat ADHD/ADD
ADD/ADHD Medications: Are ADHD Drugs Right for You
ADHD Medication Side Effects, Drug Types, Precautions
ADDICTION
Information
Help Guide (Alcohol & Drugs)
Half of Us (Alcohol & Drugs)
Coping and Recovery
Tools of Recovery: Addiction Coping Skills
5 Ways to Deal With Urges and Cravings 
After Rehab: 5 Ways for Addicts to Cope
Addiction Recovery
Coping With Urges
Dealing With Cravings
ANGER
Coping
strategies to keep anger at bay
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper
Anger Management: Tips and Techniques
Feeling Angry
Controlling Anger — Before It Controls You
Dealing With Anger
How To Cope With Anger
Anger management: What works and what doesn’t
Ten Commandments of Anger Regulation
ANXIETY
Information
Anxiety Quiz
Social Anxiety Test
What are your stress triggers?
Coping Skills Quiz
Anxiety disorders explained
Help Guide (Anxiety Attacks & Anxiety Disorder)
Understanding and managing anxiety
learn more about anxiety
Anxiety Self-Assessment
Help Guide (General Anxiety Disorder)
Help Guide (Social Anxiety Disorder & Social Phobia)
Explanation of anxiety and self help tips 
Coping
a list of stress relievers
Identifying and Managing Anxiety
11 Assorted Anxiety Tips for Anxiety Sufferers
How to work through feelings of isolation
Tips and tricks for dealing with anxiety
Anti-stress breathing tips
How to stay under control with severe social anxiety
Coping with social anxiety
Managing Stress
how to help a friend with anxiety
Help Guide (Therapy)
Half of Us
Job interviews and social anxiety
Dealing with anxiety
Coping with test anxiety
Tips for flying anxiety
Grounding techniques 
More grounding techniques 
Even more grounding techniques
Mindfulness
Belly breathing
Living with anxiety
Social anxiety disorder self help tips.
Coping with flashbacks
What anxious racing thoughts are like for me
Using a thought diary
Panic Attacks
How to handle panic attacks
Exploring and coping with panic attacks
10 Rules for Coping with Anxiety and Panic
Tips to cope with panic attacks
Rules for coping with anxiety and panic
Understanding and coping with panic attacks
Understanding and helping panic attacks and panic disorders
Help Guide (Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder)
Coping with panic attacks workbook
Rules for coping with panic
Panic attack workbook 2
Interactives
Emotional baggage check
The Dawn Room
The quiet place
The thoughts room
Stress Analyst
cloudflowing
imagination
planetarium
weavesilk
calm
make sand art online
lifeinneon
dolldivine
barcinski-jeanjean
rainymood
do nothing for 2 minutes
stars
Muscle Relaxation
Mood chart
Medication
Help Guide (Anxiety Medicine)
Common Medications for Anxiety Disorders
Guidelines for Medication Use
Chat Rooms
HealthfulChat
Phobics Awareness 
Healing Well
Anxiety Space
BIPOLAR DISORDER
Information
Help Guide (Signs and Symptoms)
Half of Us
Bipolar Depression Quiz
 hypomania
Coping
Bipolar disorder and self-help
Living with bipolar disorder
How to deal with bipolar disorder without medication
10 ways to cope with bipolar disorder
Coping skills
Help Guide (Self Help)
Bipolar Support tumblr
Medication
Help Guide (Bipolar Disorder Medication Guide)
Help Guide (Treatment)
Chat Rooms
HealthfulChat
Bipolar World
Healing Well
DEPRESSION
Information
depression information
Depression Infographic 
Help Guide (Depression: Signs, Symptoms, Causes & Help)
Help Guide (Teenage Depression: A Guide for Parents)
Half of Us
Depression Quiz
Coping
How to cope with depression
How to cope with depression 1
Natural depression treatments
Ways to deal with depression/stress
Tips to help overcome loneliness
10 Tips on How to Work Through Feelings of Social Isolation
8 Tips to Overcome Loneliness
Ways to deal with depression/stress
having a bad day?
Make a comfort box
10 Things to Do When You Feel Like Crap
how to find a new normal in the middle of depression
you are not alone in the way you think you are
reasons to stay alive
how to stop trying to think yourself into happiness and actually arrive there
cheer me up
Help Guide (Dealing with Depression)
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Depression)
Medication
What to expect with antidepressants
Finding the right anti-depressant
Chat Room
HealthfulChat
Healing Well
EATING DISORDERS
Recovery
281 Reasons to Recover
Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test
Relapse Prevention
Bloating, Indigestion, & Feeling too full
Why You Must Eat
Learning to Love Your Body
Tips to Stop Restricting
Dealing With Weight Gain
10 Steps to Bulimia Recovery Workbook
Coping with Exercise Addiction
Tips to help with bulimia recovery
Help Guide (Emotional Eating)
Help Guide (Binge Eating)
Help Guide (Bulimia)
Help Guide (Helping Someone With an Eating Disorder)
Help Guide (Treatment and Recovery)
Stop Hating Your Body
Body Positive Zone
Self Care 101
self esteem
30 day self esteem challenge
developing positive self esteem
learning-to-love-yourself
Something Fishy
Ways of coping with eating disordered behaviors
The addiction help center
FRIENDS WITH ILLNESS
How to deal/talk with bipolar and depressed people
What to do when your friend is talking about suicide
What to do if someone you know is overdosing
What to do if your friend is hurting themselves
How to help someone who is suicidal
here’s what you tell someone who wants to commit suicide
tips for looking after someone with depression
Friends with metal illness?
What to do when someone is suicidal
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Depression)
GENERAL RESOURCES
Feelings Wheel
PsychForums
Psych Central 
Lets Recover Together
How to find a Support Group 
DailyStrength
GRIEF AND LOSS
Help Guide (Coping with a Breakup or Divorce)
Help Guide (Coping with Grief & Loss)
Help Guide (Coping with Pet Loss)
Help Guide (Supporting a Grieving Person)
Help Guide (The Five Stages of Grief)
HOTLINES
Crisis Text Line: Text “SUPPORT” to 741741
Crisis Call Center Call 1-800-273-8255 (24/7) Text ANSWER to 839863 (24/7)
Thursday’s Child Call 1-800-872-5437 (24/7)
The Trevor Project Call 866-488-7386 (24/7)
National Safe Place Text SAFE and your current location to the number 69866
National Runaway Safeline Call 1-800-786-2929 (24/7)
National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 (24/7) 
MEDITATION
Tips to Start Meditating
8 Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun
18 Minute Guided Meditation: Blissful Deep Relaxation
1 Hour Universal Mind Meditation
Guided Meditation for Sleep and Good Dreams
Guided Meditation and Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Guided Relaxation
Foundations in Flow Yoga Class
Heart Opening 30min Yoga Class
10min Shoulder Yoga Routine
9min Yoga Breathing Exercise (Pranayama) 
Kundalini Yoga Breathing Exercises (3 min)
Yoga Poses
OCD
Information
Specific Symptoms of OCD
Distinguishing OCD From Other Conditions
The Course of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 
 How do Obsessive Compulsive People Think?
Coping and Treatment
Natural Treatment Options
Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Additional Treatment Options for OCD
Residential Treatment for OCD
Medications for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
A New Relationship to Your Obsessions
How to Find Help for OCD
OCD: Exposure Therapy Versus Medication
Cognitive Therapy for OCD
Chat Rooms
HealthfulChat
OCD-UK
PERFECTIONISM
Information
Perfectionism Resources
Perfectionism - a double-edged sword
Type-A Personality Quiz
Perfectionism Test
Procrastination Test
Perfectionism: the road to failure
perfectionism and procrastination
Coping
How to Overcome Perfectionism
LEARN TO MANAGE PERFECTIONISM
How to Overcome Perfectionism & Procrastination
Perfectionism - Stress Management
10 Steps To Conquer Perfectionism
perfectionists coping with failure
PTSD
Information
Help Guide (Traumatic Stress)
Help Guide (PTSD)
Help Guide (Emotional & Psychological Trauma)
Mental Help
PTSD Infographic
Understanding PTSD
What is PTSD?
Coping
Coping with flashbacks
Self Help Strategies for PTSD
Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions 
 Post-Traumatic Stress - Self-help Guide
Understanding and Coping with PTSD
Coping with PTSD
SCHIZOPHRENIA
Information
Schizophrenia: What’s in my head?
Help Guide
schizophrenia
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Types of Schizophrenia
Causes of Schizophrenia
Coping
Living with Schizophrenia
Coping With Schizophrenia 
Schizophrenia Coping and Recovery
Schizophrenia: Coping with Delusions and Hallucinations
Paranoid schizophrenia Coping and support
Treatment
An Introduction to the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Treatment of Schizophrenia
Drugs to Treat Schizophrenia
Common Drugs and Medications to Treat Schizophrenia
Treating Schizophrenia Successfully 
SELF-HARM
Cut something that’s not real skin
Half of Us
Help Guide
Recover Your Life
Self-Injury Outreach & Support
How to care for cuts
Resisting cutting
25 ways to avoid self injury and prevent self harm
Tips to help stop cutting
99 Coping Skills: Things to do Instead of Cutting
What to do when someone sees
How to fade/cover scars
Alternatives For Cutting 1
Alternatives For Cutting 2
Alternatives For Cutting 3
Alternatives For Cutting 4
Alternatives For Cutting 5
SELF-LOVE
how to stop putting yourself down
Self confidence
how to improve your self-esteem
How to be ok with yourself
tips on self-love
Confidence
Learn to love yourself
when told you are not pretty
emergency compliment
lessons for self-love
SUICIDE
Coping with Suicidal Thought
What to do when someone is suicidal
How to help someone who is suicidal
here’s what you tell someone who wants to commit suicide
Help Guide (Suicide Prevention)
Help Guide (Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings)
THERAPY
how to get free therapy
Getting a Therapist - a brief step-by-step
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Therapist or Counsellor?
50 Signs of Good Therapy
50 Warning Signs of Questionable Therapy

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Coping

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ADD/ADHD

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Coping

Medication

ADDICTION

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Coping and Recovery

ANGER

Coping

ANXIETY

Information

Coping

Panic Attacks

Interactives

Medication

Chat Rooms

BIPOLAR DISORDER

Information

Coping

Medication

Chat Rooms

DEPRESSION

Information

Coping

Medication

Chat Room

EATING DISORDERS

Recovery

FRIENDS WITH ILLNESS

GENERAL RESOURCES

GRIEF AND LOSS

HOTLINES

MEDITATION

OCD

Information

Coping and Treatment

Chat Rooms

PERFECTIONISM

Information

Coping

PTSD

Information

Coping

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Information

Coping

Treatment

SELF-HARM

SELF-LOVE

SUICIDE

THERAPY

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"You are better
than the things
they try to embed in your mind.
You were worth more
than the price
they try to negotiate you for.
You were beautiful before
and you will still be beautiful after."

A Story A Day #229 by M.D.L

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20 Aug, 2014 429 notes

victoriousvocabulary:

ÉLAN
[noun]
1. spirit.
2. zeal.
3. ardour.
Etymology: French, deverbal of élancer.
[Benny Andersson - Candle of Life]

victoriousvocabulary:

ÉLAN

[noun]

1. spirit.

2. zeal.

3. ardour.

Etymology: French, deverbal of élancer.

[Benny Andersson - Candle of Life]

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victoriousvocabulary:

VERGÄNGLICHKEIT
[noun]
transience; ephemerality; the state or fact of lasting only for a short time; transitory nature.
Etymology: German vergänglich (transitory) + -keit (suffix to turn an adjective into a noun).
[Jacek Yerka]

victoriousvocabulary:

VERGÄNGLICHKEIT

[noun]

transience; ephemerality; the state or fact of lasting only for a short time; transitory nature.

Etymology: German vergänglich (transitory) + -keit (suffix to turn an adjective into a noun).

[Jacek Yerka]

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

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thatpeskynargle:

insuperabilis:

amandaonwriting:

Frankenstein’s Monster

AT LAST THE EPITOME OF MY FRUSTRATIONS

my honors English class read this book a few months ago, and it was upsetting how many people still referred to the monster as Frankenstein, weeks later

thatpeskynargle:

insuperabilis:

amandaonwriting:

Frankenstein’s Monster

AT LAST THE EPITOME OF MY FRUSTRATIONS

my honors English class read this book a few months ago, and it was upsetting how many people still referred to the monster as Frankenstein, weeks later

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20 Aug, 2014 643 notes

victoriousvocabulary:

SEUL
[adjective]
1. lonely, alone.
2. only.
3. single.
Etymology: from Old French sol, soul, “alone”, from Latin sōlus, “alone, sole, only”.
[Daniel Danger]

victoriousvocabulary:

SEUL

[adjective]

1. lonely, alone.

2. only.

3. single.

Etymology: from Old French sol, soul, “alone”, from Latin sōlus, “alone, sole, only”.

[Daniel Danger]

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Newspaper Blackouts by Austin Kleon

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