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6 Tips for Writing Reader Inserts
1) Make sure the words you're using are correct.
I know that this seems almost as obvious as the standard 'spelling and grammar' advice, but the amount of stories I've read where the author has put 'defiantly' instead of 'definitely', for example, are staggering and very off-putting. I know that sometimes it's difficult to spot when you've accidentally typed a word wrong, since spellcheck usually doesn't pick up on an incorrectly-used word unless it's spelled wrong, so it's important to proof-read. (I used to be incredibly guilty of this, and sometimes when I post things when I'm tired I still make errors.) I’m not saying that you can’t make mistakes, just try to catch them when possible.
2) Don't go into detail about Reader's appearance.
I have come across quite a few stories where it's basically an OC/Canon story, but the author thinks if they slap "Reader Insert" in the tags, nobody will notice. Thing is, if you give a Reader a skin colour, hair colour, eye colour, etc,
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Literature
Exit, Stage Left
"You're lonely," he said.
Thelma jumped, startled. She might not have even heard his voice over the thumping dance music, but it was just at that moment where there was a temporary lull between songs. He stood nearby, his head slightly tilted. Thelma glanced behind her, his words ricocheting in her mind - she wasn't sure what was more surprising, what he'd said or that he'd noticed and bothered to relay this observation to her at all. He was good-looking, tall and thin with artfully spiky hair, but something about him struck her as unsettling. Perhaps it was the way he spoke, or that his eyes were oddly piercing, but either way she felt herself straightening, suddenly alert.
"Yes, I am talking to you," he said, looking amused. "You're Thelma, right?"
"Yeah..." she replied, trying to play off her momentarily confusion, tucking a strand of her auburn, shoulder-length hair behind her ear. "Sorry, and you're...?"
She smiled hopefully, but though her tone was apologetic, she herself
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And I'll Walk Back To You (Logan x Reader) :iconunluckyamulet:UnluckyAmulet 58 15
Literature
Claiming tomorrow (V x Reader)
"Look this way, sweetheart."
"Don't, V."
V lowered the camera slowly, looking both parts puzzled and slightly hurt. It was a bright, sunny day today, the light streaming into your apartment and the open window allowing in a pleasant breeze. Spring was on its way. As you looked over at V, you took a fleeting moment to appreciate how beautiful he was, even simply hanging out with you, his signature sunglasses propped atop his soft teal hair.
"Sweetheart?"
"It's nothing. Just, you know I don't like having my picture taken. Besides, a world class photographer like you can surely find some better subject matter than just plain old me."
"Why would you say that?" V asked, not in a defensive or offended way, more like he earnestly wanted to understand.
Though it was still early days in your relationship, you were constantly finding new things you loved about V. Perhaps it was just something so new and exciting to you that was clouding your judgment, but you didn't care. Being with him was the
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Waka waka waka by UnluckyAmulet Waka waka waka :iconunluckyamulet:UnluckyAmulet 7 2
Literature
Seeking Solace (Leon Kuwata x Reader)
It probably seemed like a weird thing to do, but you considered these to be extenuating circumstances.
Extremely extenuating.
Still, it was difficult to quell the butterflies in your stomach as you walked down the hall, the silence around you only contributing to your already-frazzled nerves. There was something about being alone in the absolute quiet that was implicitly threatening, even though there was no way anybody could sneak up on you this way - even the slightest of noises seemed like gunshots to your ears.
Forcing yourself to get off that particular train of thought, you steeled yourself and, arriving at the door in front of you, raised your arm and knocked on the door quietly, before you could chicken out.
The knocks made you jump, even though you were the one causing the sound. On the other side of the door you heard a muffled thud and some other sounds of confusion, before a voice rang out,
"Who is it?"
You cleared your throat.
"It's me. Can I come in?"
"Huh? Oh yeah
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Literature
Hades and Persephone (Leo x Reader)
“I hate this."
"I know you do."
"No, I really hate this."
You scowled in the mirror as your maid finished lacing up your dress, each pinch and yank of fabric only serving to needle your already sour mood. The material was cold on your bare skin and you could barely move in the damn thing, with the upper half fastened so tightly it made your breath come out in shallow gasps and the silk pooled around your feet, making it difficult to take any wide steps. You felt like a horse being groomed before it was due to be taken out to market for a potential buyer.
You had been engaged to Prince Leo of Nohr since childhood, but knowing that had in no way prepared you for your official move there. There were a lot of rumours about that place and most of them leant towards the negative...not that anybody seemed interested in your stressed out state, which only served to make you surlier and even more uncooperative.
"You never know, milady," your maid said soothingly, helping to fasten a glitt
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[Lemon] Red Wires (707 x Reader) :iconunluckyamulet:UnluckyAmulet 111 14
Literature
Firefly path (Hisagi Shuuhei x Reader)
"You look a little lost."
Hisagi Shuuhei glanced up. His head had been gravitating towards the bar, sake making him dazed and sluggish. Though it had been Matsumoto's idea to go out for drinks, she and Kira had left some time ago, Kira slurring and Matsumoto singing a loud, bawdy song that was nowhere near the right key. He didn't feel like returning to the Ninth Division just yet, his bedroom seeming cold and remote in his mind's eye.
Blearily, he glanced to his left where a fellow Shinigami was leaning by the bar, watching him with a sympathetic tilt of their head. Hisagi blinked, caught off guard.
"I'm sorry, do I know you?" he asked, feeling a tingle of embarrassment nag at him through his drunken haze.
"No, you don't," you said matter-of-factly. "I'm just a lowly unranked Shinigami. There's no reason for the Ninth Division lieutenant to know me."
Despite himself, Hisagi felt a smile pull at his lips.
"You make me sound like a snob."
You laughed, and the sound was pleasant to the l
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The Fourth Victim :iconunluckyamulet:UnluckyAmulet 10 8
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Force of Habit (Jumin Han x Drunk!Reader) :iconunluckyamulet:UnluckyAmulet 105 20
Scribbles by UnluckyAmulet Scribbles :iconunluckyamulet:UnluckyAmulet 4 2
Literature
Eventide (Hajime Hinata x Reader)
"I thought I might find you here."
Hajime Hinata looked up as you approached him, feet making virtually no noise on the pale sands. He attempted a smile for your benefit, but it soon flickered and died on his face, like a lightbulb going out. You had seen him wandering off earlier, his shoulders slumped, and knew he might end up brooding all night without someone to talk to. Rolling your eyes, you closed the distance and perched on the wall he was sitting on. Digging your feet into the soft ground, you shot him a glance.
"Still thinking about Byakuya and Teruteru?" you asked.
"That, and everything else that's happened," Hajime affirmed, dragging his hands through his hair, which he often did when thinking hard about something. "But...even so, we'd all only just started to get to know each other, and now two people are gone..."
"Yeah, and at least Byakuya's death was quick," you added bitterly, drumming bitten nails on the stone beneath you. "Teruteru...he wasn't quite so lucky."
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Literature
Scar Tissue (Niles x Reader)
"Niles, put me down."
"Hmm...nope."
"Niles, seriously, I can walk-"
"Not happening, dollface."
"Niles!"
The archer stoutly ignored your protesting, strolling to the infirmary with you casually slung over his shoulder like a felled deer or something. You had tried yanking on his hair to make him let go, but he pointed out you were in a pretty vulnerable position as-is, so you wisely decided to stop antagonising him. Still, his gait was entirely too cheerful in your opinion (and his hand wandering too far up your thigh), so you made sure to loudly voice your protests. Just in case anybody got the wrong idea.
"Sorry, sweetheart," Niles purred, not sounding sorry at all as he ducked inside. "Lord Leo's orders."
"He's being so dramatic," you growled, shaking your head.
So what if you'd been a little slow when dodging a stray swipe from a katana from an enemy? It was just a little blood; you'd think the dark magic wielding prince and his two retainers wouldn't be taking it so seriousl
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Literature
summer, ephemeral
Sunlight trickles through my faltering fingers as summer retreats,
taking with it its shining days filled with intoxicating heat and humming energy, that feeling that your feet can take you anywhere, like anything could happen. Its dappled shadows that sway like a familiar mirage, fingerprints that smudge icecube-cold glasses, sweetness lingering on the tip of the tongue.
while autumn creeps in, it bleaches the sky grey, rations off the daylight. Leaves tremble, browning up and curling before they fall away and crumble into nothing. We all look at the dying light and shut the doors with a weary sigh as the last rays fade, vapour curling at our lips.
summer makes me hopeful, with those neverending blue skies and careless afternoons that melt into velvet evenings, fleeting star-filled nights. The emerald-green trees flicker in the heat, the breeze that lifts up my hair and touches flushed skin. The world laid out clear and bright before you, fields blending with open road, winding ribbon
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So I meant to do this last week but I got distracted by getting a DD. XD It was only one book I managed, but let's strap in anyway:

The Narrow Bed - Sophie Hannah (3/5)

I'm a big fan of Sophie Hannah so it probably seems kind of odd it took me so long to read this...the reason for that is because I wanted to get a copy with a white cover because all my other books from her series have that dust jacket, but all I could find was a blue one with orange text, so eventually I had to give in because apparently NO OTHER VERSION EXISTS. This should probably give you some idea of how OCD I am when it comes to books. Which is kind of ironic because books play a HUGE part of this novel - which is a murder mystery where two pairs of best friends are given white books with a poem in them, and then later they are found dead.

As usual, Hannah manages to weave a complex mystery with engaging characters. All the cops from previous books are there and I liked Kim, the protagonist from this book, a lot. Her headstrong, antisocial behaviour was a lot of fun to read about. I have to say that I figured out who the killer is a lot earlier with this book than with some of her other ones...I don't know if that means I've read enough of her books to establish a pattern or if we were or not. Also I kind of felt the motive was less...interesting? Complex? Than some of her other killers. It was enjoyable, but not particularly frightening, shocking or all that new. Just a nice, comfortable read.

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In other news...

...

I don't know what to say. It's nothing new. I hate my job so much, and every day I go in and count the hours on the clock until it's over with and I am just. So. Tired. Of trying to get by on these crappy admin jobs where I don't matter and I get treated like shit because I'm just a temp. But like...I'm applying for all these writing-based jobs, but because I don't have any practical experience, so they don't want to hire me. And so it goes over and over again until I just don't know what to do anymore. And until I can fix the job situation, I can't really get anything else done.

So yeah.

~Amulet
  • Listening to: Heathers the Musical
  • Reading: The Post-Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Coke

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When I obsess over something, I obsess hard. Feedback is so valuable to me- one comment is worth like twenty favourites. I cringe at bad spelling and grammar, I love tricky plots and complicated characters. I swing between being intelligent and an idiot. Sarcasm is my life. Oh yeah.

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JasAwesomeMouse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is epic! I love your writing style 😊😊
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UnluckyAmulet Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you kindly! <3
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PrincessAutumnArcher Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy, happy birthday, Amulet!!! You sweet, amazing, absolutely fantastic person, you, have gained a year's worth of experience points and miscellaneous skills--use them wisely. I'm so so glad you had a good time at the show and I hope today was just as special and wonderful as you, because you deserve it. I'm sure you totally killed your interview as well! :heart:

Best wishes to my best friend,
Autumn
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UnluckyAmulet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god, how are you even real? You're the sweetest person I know, I swear! I was thinking that you'd probably still be hiatus and I was a little sad I wouldn't be able to talk to you on my birthday and here you are! <3 Thanks so much Autumn, my fellow Scorpio bae~ :D
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Happy Birthday!
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Thank you!
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Happy birthday!
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Thank you!
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Happy birthday, darling! <3
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