Category: Writing & Author

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7 Realities When Developing Characters

Just like genres, there are things we take for granted when developing stories. It’s probably that modern-day mentality—even more so if you’re American. We assume that when we write a story, the literary elements...

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Better Storytelling: Character Actions

Actions include the character’s physical doings, as well as his/her state of being and decisions (s)he makes. Obviously. Y’know what? Developing the RIGHT actions and not rambling is harder than you think. Just like...

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Better Storytelling: Conflicting Desires

Your characters superficial, immediate, and long-term wants and goals are just like anyone else’s desires. Love, happiness, riches, fame, all the other cliches. Are you suggesting humans are superficial and flat like characters? Suggesting?...

4 Literary Elements to Leave a Lasting Effect on your Writing 0

4 Literary Elements to Leave a Lasting Effect on your Writing

Once upon a time, language was an art. Words and letters were manipulated to create an effect, to connect with people, and to leave lasting impressions. The things writers could do with words was...

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Better Storytelling: Character Foils

Characters with contrasting features that juxtapose and make the protagonist’s characteristics obvious are what we call “foils”. Is that symbolic to like the different sides of foil? Like, how one is shiny and the...

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Why I Handwrote My Book Manuscript

So, I finally finished my second draft of my manuscript. Wow. Congratulations. I know! I’m feelin’ pretty legit right now holding it! But, here’s the kicker: I hand wrote all of it. Why on...

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20 Memes About That #writerslife

In an era when jokes are subject to strict political correctness, memes tend to be a pretty safe zone. Maybe that’s because it’s agreed that it’s all in good jest and not to be...

FAQ’s You SHOULDN’T Ask in Your Writing Community 0

FAQ’s You SHOULDN’T Ask in Your Writing Community

First and foremost, as a writer (technical and creative), PINTEREST IS YOUR FRIEND. Almost everything you need to know about the craft and career has a post on there about it. Everything for the...