okayophelia:

Archetypes: PERSEPHONE + HADES 

They whisper that he has no heart. Softer still; that he cut hers out. In the Spring air, she listens and hides her smile, sips her pomegranate martini and remembers how she forced open his ribcage to count the roses blooming there, when he’d dared her to cheat death. There had been a cold fire in his eternal eyes and his hand was a fist where her heart should be. Six red roses, she’d planted in the dark hollow of his chest, and he had conceded the bet with a chasm’d smile and a crown round her head to match his own.

ᴜʀʟ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ!

countxss:

image

rphantomhive countxss

trxncy:

||;;

      ❝ Nothing.
                     I took it upon myself to get acquainted, Mʀs. Pʜᴀɴᴛᴏᴍʜɪᴠᴇ

image

     ❝ I take it Ciel must have mentioned me,
                                                  considering we are such good friends

▐  ❝♔——-; I'm afraid he didn't say too much, but that can certainly be changed.
                                         It’s an absolute delight to have you —-
                                             any friend of Ciel’s is always welcome!~”

PSA: Do NOT Feel Pressured Into Changing Your Writing Style To Be More Elaborate aka Flowery Just Because “Everyone Does It”

empressium:

Because I’m getting so many asks from people who tell me they feel like they have to change their style bc purple prose has become so prevalent.

———— It is not on the reader to decipher the meaning of the material. As writers, the burden is on us to deliver the material to the reader on a damn silver platter, emotions and all. Writing (I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say all writing that people put out there) is the art of bringing people in, helping them understand, guiding them through your thought process and giving them an experience 

You can bend on the box-themes, you can bend on the latin/greek urls, bend on the faceless icons, the formatted/small text and symbols but 

Don’t Bend On the Writing Itself

All those other things are frivolous yes, but don’t take away from the content unless you let it; all those things are the outside, the body, the presentation of the writing. 

The words themselves are the mind and soul

Don’t sell your soul, goddamnit. 

Read old classics, read modern classics, look to the greats for inspiration and keep on writing and improving because everyone has the capacity to be a great writer. You just can’t let those other things mislead you or make you doubt yourself. 

———— For more detailed analysis on what qualifies as purple prose/flowery prose, and a deconstruction of why it’s not that great and pretty unnecessary please click here. 

ʜᴏᴡ /ɴᴏᴛ/ ᴛᴏ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇ: ᴘᴜʀᴘʟᴇ ᴘʀᴏsᴇ

voskreshenii:

empressium:

Recently, there have been a lot of people asking me how I write, how I do the thing with the words, asking me to give them advice and I thought rather than making a huge list of things you can do to get better at writing, I would combine their requests with a little something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. 

So, here’s how not to write, or things to avoid if you want to produce good writing. 

———— I’ve had this bone to pick with the tumblr rp community for a long while, and since sleep seems to be avoiding me at all costs, I thought I’d put some of the dead time to use, be the devil’s advocate, and pick this damn bone: over-done, blatant-thesaurus-abusing, purple prose

If you’re looking for niceDO NOT PASS GO; DO NOT COLLECT $200 because in all honesty, I’m 1-800-DONE with a lot of the writing I see being praised on tumblr rp.

Read More

Oh my god I think I love you for this post. As an English Major, you cannot even begin to fathom how much writing like this ticks me off. I don’t care if it’s the new “trend”. You will never in my life see me refer to a mouth as a fucking “oral aperture" (it’s my favourite purple prose example, and by favourite I mean it makes me want to shoot myself in the face) and if you were to send that kind of writing to an editor to be published, they would not accept it. End of story. I don’t have a lot of pet peeves about tumblr rping, but this, this is not just a pet peeve——- purple prose is an insult to me as a English Major.

I mean, yes, it’s all fine and dandy for practise and if you’re having fun—- fantastic. But, if you’re looking to be a better writer, MY GOD DO NOT WRITE LIKE THIS. Pick up any classic, widely-loved novel and I will bet my life that you will not find writing like this on a single page.

I just—- I could rant about this for months, to be honest, but I can’t even wrap my head around why this is a trend in the first place and it’s 5am so I’m just going to kiss the ground you walk on for writing this up and move on. 

Send an “Ѡ” for my muse’s reaction to being sent accidental nudes.

[sms; Inez:] You can stop claiming these to be accidental, Inez. I stopped believing that after the fifth time you “accidentally” sent me pictures. 
[sms; Inez:] But they are quite nice, so please continue. ;)

Send an “Ѡ” for my muse’s reaction to being sent accidental nudes.

[sms; Undertaker:] I realise that we are old friends and all, but I don’t think we’ve ever been this friendly. Are you trying to get me in trouble with my husband?
[sms; Undertaker] UNSENT// Who’d have thought you’d have such an attractive physique under all those layers?

Send an “Ѡ” for my muse’s reaction to being sent accidental nudes.

▐  ❝♔——-; Earl Trancy, is it not? To what do I owe the pleasure of your company?” 

HW