Open Fire – Systemic Writing Sample

The following are 24 different ways for a character to order their subordinates to open fire with their weapons. It’s a systemic writing sample meant to show how to make the mundane sound interesting through variety.

  1. “Open fire!”
  2. “Fire!”
  3. “Light ’em up!”
  4. “Shoot!”
  5. “Unload!”
  6. “Empty your clips into them!”
  7. “Unleash hell!”
  8. “Rain death!”
  9. “Blast them!”
  10. “Execute them!”
  11. “Blow them apart!”
  12. “Ventilate them!”
  13. “Tear them to pieces!”
  14. “Rip them to shreds!”
  15. “Drop the hammer!”
  16. “Murder time!”
  17. “Pick them apart!”
  18. “Plug them!”
  19. “Pull triggers, now!”
  20. “Bring them down!”
  21. “Throw lead!”
  22. “Pull your triggers!”
  23. “Bullet barrage, now!”
  24. “Bag them up!”

Reloading – Systemic Writing Sample

The following are 20 different ways for a character to say that they’re reloading. It’s a systemic writing sample meant to show how to make the mundane sound interesting through variety.

  1. “Reloading!”
  2. “Gonna reload.”
  3. “Reloading my weapon.”
  4. “Out of ammo, reloading!”
  5. “Gotta put in a new clip!”
  6. “Putting in a new magazine!”
  7. “Gotta reload.”
  8. “Gun’s dry, gonna refill.”
  9. “Outta bullets, putting more in.”
  10. “Chamber’s empty, addressing that.”
  11. “Putting in more bullets.”
  12. “Locked and loading!”
  13. “Adding more bang for my buck.”
  14. “Refilling my weapon.”
  15. “Gotta add more lead to my weapon.”
  16. “New mag, loading up!”
  17. “Fresh rounds, coming in hot!”
  18. “Need to reload, doing so now!”
  19. “My dragon needs fresh teeth!”
  20. “Making a lead sandwich, just preparing to spread.”

Hikaru Tsukino – One Page Biography

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The file below is a one page biography for a character named Hikaru Tsukino. The character is from Eternal Hour, a conceptual Japan-set visual novel. Hikaru is arguably the closest thing the novel has to a female lead, as she is the protagonist’s most notable love interest (in that he shows immediate interest in her). The protagonist, Yasu Fujimoto, interacts with her several times throughout the story and can eventually puruse a relationship with her.

The Hikaru artwork included in this post was done by Ngô Gia Thuận AKA Katou Shinobu.

Hikaru Tsukino Character Biography (1 Page)

Eternal Hour – Script Sample

The file below is a two page writing sample. The contents are for Eternal Hour, a conceptual Japan-set visual novel. The script is from an early scene, in which the main character, Yasu, interacts with his aunt and one of his friends from school. The goal is to attempt to give exposition without being too awkward, shooting for a more naturalistic style. Dialogue in italics is meant to be narration on behalf of the protagonist.

Eternal Hours Chapter 1 – Sample

Sorakos – Two Page History Outline

The file below is a two page writing sample. The contents are for Sorakos, a fictional fantasy world. The outline describes the recorded history of the world in brief, using a series of eras (similar to the real world with eras such as the Renaissance and the Middle Ages) to help separate the history.

Sorakos History Outline – 2 Pages

Pulsonic Laser – One Page Artifact Outline

The file below is a one page, two paragraph outline for Pulsonic Lasers, a science fiction concept for a focused energy weapon. Based on real world concepts of ultrasound and lasers, the Pulsonic Laser was not created with any specific source material in mind but rather to serve as a potentially-feasible sci-fi weapon and tool for the genre in general.

Pulsonic Laser Artifact Outline – 1 Page