Vision QuestClose your eyes, and imagine you're in a perfect world. What do you see?Vision Quest by Dougbot513
Where are you? What time is it? What's the weather look like? Is it hot? Cold? Somewhere in between? Smell, taste, and hear the air. This is your sanctuary, and should fit your needs.
Now that you have a proper setting, populate it. Who do you see? Friends? Family? Pets? An old or new lover? What do they look like? Picture them in full detail, the way you would see them. Hear them speak, laugh, and even sing.
What are they doing? Are you doing it with them? How much energy is going into it? Is it complete, just barely started, or somewhere in between? How long have you been doing this? How much more time is yet to be spent at it?
Is anyone conspicuously absent? Why? Where are they? Would you have them here had I not mentioned them?
One... Two... Three... Now open your eyes. How do you feel? Have you reached a conclusion?
Lady Rogues HandbookLady Rogue's HandbookLady Rogues Handbook by Arialyne
To expand on the Rogue's Handbook located at http://www.true-magic.com/writing/rogue.php , this one's for the ladies!
I will not masquerade as a heroine, as that would encourage the villain to target me first. I'll let the Hero take point.
I will not join the side of the Villain. He would either be abusive towards me, or I would be killed in the crossfire of his and the Hero's epic final battle.
If we are attacked, I will be sure to give at least one loud shriek so the Hero's natural instinct to protect damsels in distress will kick in and I'll have a nice solid shield of flesh swinging a sword around for me and attracting our attacker's attention while I quietly dispatch the enemies I can reach while staying behind him.
I WILL NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HERO.
I WILL NOT HAVE SEX WITH THE HERO. Doing such would make him declare me his one true love, and he would spend all his time trying to convince me to leave my rougish ways behind to become the ideal woma