fictionwritingtips: Creating a perfect character usually isn’t a good idea, so you might want to consider giving your characters a few well thought out flaws. There needs to be something internally that prevents them from reaching their goals or something that stops them from being the most wonderful/impressive person in the room. Here are a few tips on writing character flaws: Balance Negative/Positive No one’s perfect, so your characters shouldn’t be either. We all have both negative and positive traits—someWeiterlesen
thecharactercomma: There’s some saying that no matter what, when you put two people in a room together, people will want them to fall in love. Tumblr is proof that they don’t even need to be in the same universe. So no matter what you do, if you’re writing two people as friends and not romantic interests (especially if one is male, the other is female), there will still be readers who want them together. That said, here’s what you canWeiterlesen
fictionwritingtips: I wanted to add to my previous list, so here are a few more common story problems. Here are some ways to fix those problems that plague many writers during the process: Problem: Too Short If you’re like me, I usually always come up short with my word count. I target maybe 70,000 words for a YA novel, but sometimes only come up with 55,000-60,000. It’s important that you are able to reach a specific word count if youWeiterlesen
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the-writers-society: Readers can’t resist turning pages when characters are facing tough choices. Use these 5 keys to weave moral dilemmas into your stories–and watch your fiction climb to new heights. #1: Give Your Character Dueling Desires Before our characters can face difficult moral decisions, we need to give them beliefs that matter: The assassin has his own moral code not to harm women or children, the missionary would rather die than renounce his faith, the father would sacrifice everything toWeiterlesen
disembodiedangelfeet: sarcasm is my only defense: Masterlist of Writing Help for Writers hermajestyhelps: *always adding more General Writing Tips, Guides and Advice How to be Confident in Your Writing Start Your Novel Already! Why First Chapters Matter How to Outline a Novel Incorporating Flashbacks Word Building 101 Common Mistakes in Writing Tips on Getting Started What Not to Do 7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer Why WritersWeiterlesen
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fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment: My advice is just to dive right in! Usually when I get a new idea, it’s just a scene or a character or a piece of dialogue. So I just put that down on paper and start writing, without thinking about the bigger picture. I write until I can’t write anymore, which is usually when questions start appearing like, ‘who is this character?’, ‘why did they end up there?’, ‘why would they do that for?’ Then I start to answer those questions.Weiterlesen