How to Write Character Motivation - The Art of Narrative
Learn how to create the perfect character motivation. Discover the three elements of character motivation, and how to use the 9 universal needs in writing.
Developing a Writing Routine - Between the Lines Editorial
I recently wrote about being a productive writer, and part of productivity is having a routine. Maybe you want to write the next Great American Novel, or be the next big blogger, or do something that requires you to write. Maybe you feel like it’s a lot of work. That’s because writing is a lot…
You Need To Try This Guaranteed Method of Creating Depth In Your Writing - SACHA BLACK
One of my favourite quotes is a juxtaposition, pitting perfection against failure. “I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” Yohji Yamamoto There are a million juxtapositions I could have used as examples, even ones as simple as: light and dark. But the point […]
Answer These 12 Questions Before Beginning to Write a Book and Gain Some Clarity — The Writing Kylie
Everyone who has written a book, or tried to, knows how much work it takes. Those that outline make a lot of decisions before writing the first daft, and those that jump into the first draft make a lot of decisions while writing. No matter if you are a plotter or pantser, there are a few questions
The Novel Series: Part II: How Long Should Chapters and Scenes Be?
Scenes and chapters are useful markers as you draft your novel. But what's the difference and how long should they be?
How Fiction Writers Can Pen Strong Opening Lines — Well-Storied.
Whether you’re writing the first line of your book or simply starting a new chapter, opening lines are tough. In the span of just a sentence or two, you must convince readers that your story is worth their time. Scary right? Opening lines are your bargaining chips, your siren so
How to Write Arguments with Maximum Punch
Arguments are one those things that are both exciting and difficult to write. These are creative writing tips for making sure they have max impact.
How To Structure a Scene - The Art of Narrative
This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links Writing your first novel is freaking hard. Actually, that’s an understatement. Sixty-thousand words. Hundreds upon hundreds of pages of story. A pure creative effort that can stand on its own. How does that even happen? Think ofContinue reading
4 Ways To Replace Dialogue With Subtext Even New Writers Can Master
Once I realized what subtext was and the different ways I could use it effectively, it became a go-to tool for deep point of view. I had a reader ask: Can subtext replace dialogue and how would that look? Subtext is silent communication. It's the body language (posture, facial expressions, gestures), tone of voice -- all the ways we send signals and communicate without using words. Subtext can add a layer of realism and authenticity to our stories and is a necessary technique when using deep…
The Best World Building Questionnaire Ever - H.R. Truelove Writing
Worldbuilding can be the most difficult, or fun, part of the writing process. I've compiled a list of over 100 things to consider while worldbuilding.
The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time) - Helping Writers Become Authors
Discover the five most important secrets of good storytelling--which also happen to be the five most common problems in modern books and movies.
Scene and Story Construction Resources | NaNoWriMo prepping | Writing tools — Patricia Tiffany Morris: Writer, Artist, & Creative at Tiffany Inks Studio LLC
What does a newbie writer with an engineering and architecture background contribute to the myriad of resources found on the world wide web? Three years ago, I drafted a short story to process events in my personal life. These scribblings morphed into a full-blown fiction series and sent me hurdling into a writing life. So, here I am.
What No One Tells You about Finding Time to Write
“Set a schedule; set reasonable goals!” “Give yourself deadlines.” “Protect your mental energy.” “Cut down on pleasure reading, TV, social media, and just write!…