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Kick-Ass Characters: How to Create Epic Characters in 4 Easy Steps

Kick-Ass Characters: How to Create Epic Characters in 4 Easy Steps — Tomi Adeyemi | Author - Speaker - Teacher

When I start a story, I love falling in love with my main character. Eager to join the Hermione Grangers and Katniss Everdeens of today, I dream up my heroine's quirks and skills. I think about her favorite Chinese takeout, how often and how long she looks at herself

1 Perfect Psychopath: How to Write The Perfect Psychopath

How to Write The Perfect Psychopath. Psychopaths feel nothing, this makes them able to carry out heinous acts without any bit of feeling of remorse.

How can you successfully write characters who aren't quite what they seem? Check out the tips & tricks in this week's #StorySocial chat recap!

#StorySocial — Well-Storied.

How can you successfully write characters who aren't quite what they seem? Check out the tips & tricks in this week's #StorySocial chat recap!

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WRITING THE SMALLER SCENES - Life Of A Storyteller

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A truly well-built outline is so much more than a simple list. It can organize your thoughts, help ensure your story is complete and cohesive, and take the intimidation out of writing a novel. Outlining your novel is a critical skill for writers and authors alike. #novelwriting #outlineyournovel

10 Steps for Outlining Your Next Novel | The Novel Smithy

A truly well-built outline is so much more than a simple list. It can organize your thoughts, help ensure your story is complete and cohesive, and take the intimidation out of writing a novel. Outlining your novel is a critical skill for writers and authors alike. #novelwriting #outlineyournovel

What J. K. Rowling & Other Bestselling Authors Know About Setting

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we write about what bestselling authors know about setting.

Writing the Weather

Writing the Weather

The weather can be more than a plot device to inconvenience your characters; it can also affect the mood of a scene, provide geographical hints, and show the steady (or shortened) progression of ti…

Explains how writing characters with unlikable traits, as George Eliot did in her classic The Mill in the Floss, will make them more sympathetic, not less.

Should You Write Characters With Unlikable Traits? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Explains how writing characters with unlikable traits, as George Eliot did in her classic The Mill in the Floss, will make them more sympathetic, not less.

How To Build Suspense and Tension in Your Fiction

As pointed out in the above quote from Leigh Michaels, suspense cannot be regarded as “a spice to be added separately". I agree. However, as with other elements of writing craft, it's possible to consider and discuss this specific aspect of storytelling. That's what I aim to do, in this post. This topic was suggested…

Quotable – Stephen Leather - Writers Write

Quotable – Stephen Leather | Writers Write

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Although passive verbs have their place, it’s good for writers to remind themselves of how much more power they can find in active constructions.

Are You Overusing Passive Verbs? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Although passive verbs have their place, it’s good for writers to remind themselves of how much more power they can find in active constructions.

How to find an Agent for Your Book | Tips to Land an Agent | Get a Literary Agent | Literary Agent Tips

The Best Way to Find an Agent for Your Book - Journey to KidLit

How to find an Agent for Your Book | Tips to Land an Agent | Get a Literary Agent | Literary Agent Tips

The opening scene is special in many ways. It takes the normal duties of a normal scene and amplifies them into a microcosm of the entire story to come. Here are five things your opening scene needs to ace.

Your Ultimate First Chapter Checklist, Pt. 2: Writing the Opening Scene - Helping Writers Become Authors

The opening scene is special in many ways. It takes the normal duties of a normal scene and amplifies them into a microcosm of the entire story to come. Here are five things your opening scene needs to ace.