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Why not just put a blindfold on and walk around your house for a few hours? Take notes into a recorder or a voice note app about what you're feeling, thinking, smelling, hearing, about whether other senses have sharpened, if you're slowing down, etc. Additionally, the children's book Follow My Leader is quite good about showing how a previously sighted boy ...


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If you want to learn about plotting fairy-tale stories I recommend you to read "Morphology of the Folktale" by Vladimir Propp. It is a study that dissect the different elements of the folk tales from examples and present a common structure composed by 31 "functions". It is easy to structure your tale after that schema. You can have a bit of it by reading ...


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As I mentioned in my comment above, the Aarne-Thompson classification, specifically the section on fairy-tales, may be useful to you. A handy summary can be found on Wikipedia. It classifies stories by theme and gives common examples which are likely to be familiar to you. It also lists lots of fairy-tales that have become forgotten in recent years, which ...


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You are confusing a traditional fairy tale with the Disney version of it. The traditonal fairy tale does not "show how girls should follow their dreams". They either show how disregarding common contemporary moral standards leads to a tragic end, or how acting in accordance with morality leads to a happy end. Cinderella does not get the prince because she ...


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They typically: Fall in love with one another, hate each other at first, get lied about, always have misunderstandings, almost die, are betrothed to each other or someone else, involve a witch, have an evil/good stepmother, princesses are either helpless or more macho than the man hero, they try to quit being royal and go gallivanting off with peasants, ...


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Oh, it's easy! What you need is a villain! First, think up a reason, why someone wouldn't want the princess to meet the prince. What is it in that connection, that someone might hate? Any reason? Knowing the reason, think of means of keeping the two apart. Lies? Betrayal? Poisonous, controlling relationship? Dependence? Guilt trip? Force? Dark magic? Then ...


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Constrained Randomness. One fun trick is to take a bunch of names from one or more cultures with lexically interesting names, then generate random names that are different but lexically similar. The Gibberizer. I created a free (and open source) tool to do generate such lexically similar names: The Gibberizer. It's a little old, but it still works just ...


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You cannot create names with no connection to any existing human culture because... you're human. What I gather you're asking is more along the lines of: How do I select names that don't sound too obviously connected to one specific language (or language group)? At a basic level, anything you come up with is going to sound like something, or it's going to ...


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Title: Meaningful but not overly long Rendering 1500 Users Helpless: An IT Project Report Abstract: Summarize the report in one paragraph Problem. Management Fix. IT Implementation. User Reception. Coverup. Sec. 1, Introduction: Give background on the project. (What led to it?) The recent release of Win8 with its BadIphone interface has ...


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It has been said that writers are different and all approaches are valid. Generally, writers fall into two categories (with many combining both approaches to different extents): There are writers that start with an outline. They know what they write towards, before they begin. This gives them more control and reduces the necessity for rewriting. There are ...


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Chose the right title -- it's the hardest part in writing. Explain your targets and goals. Explain what do you wish in the future based on this.


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Yes to the first! Emphatic no to the second. If I'm on a roll, I'll keep writing until I run out of words. In order to start writing, I have to make a plan and stick to it, otherwise I'll get distracted and forget. I also have to purge my mind of the idea of "writing mood" because if I wait until I'm in the mood, I end up writing nothing. Setting aside ...



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