So I’m writing a book that draws from my own experiences, and as that’s the case, is it okay to use myself as a baseline for the protagonist, as long as I develop her into something uniquely her own? I don’t like the idea of a character being so similar to me, but I’m hoping she’ll be her own person eventually.

I heavily advise developing her into her own character before you start writing. Because no matter how reasonable you think she is, if someone doesn’t like her, it becomes a personal affront. One of my former professors, Dr. David Jack… Read moreSo I’m writing a book that draws from my own experiences, and as that’s the case, is it okay to use myself as a baseline for the protagonist, as long as I develop her into something uniquely her own? I don’t like the idea of a character being so similar to me, but I’m hoping she’ll be her own person eventually.

So I’m writing a book that draws from my own experiences, and as that’s the case, is it okay to use myself as a baseline for the protagonist, as long as I develop her into something uniquely her own? I don’t like the idea of a character being so similar to me, but I’m hoping she’ll be her own person eventually.

I heavily advise developing her into her own character before you start writing. Because no matter how reasonable you think she is, if someone doesn’t like her, it becomes a personal affront. One of my former professors, Dr. David Jack… Read moreSo I’m writing a book that draws from my own experiences, and as that’s the case, is it okay to use myself as a baseline for the protagonist, as long as I develop her into something uniquely her own? I don’t like the idea of a character being so similar to me, but I’m hoping she’ll be her own person eventually.

Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)

Need last names? Does it not matter what their last names are? Get some common ones here. Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)

Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)

Need last names? Does it not matter what their last names are? Get some common ones here. Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)

Rapid Prompt

Food truck.

Rapid Prompt

Food truck.

Anxiety Gif Master Post

annoyeed: dxvgnclxs: healingschemas: dead-rainbow: Breathe in and out with this box Follow the brush with your eyes DBT Self-Help Resources: Self-Soothe Anxiety Collection if only I had seen these during my last anxiety attack If it helps No matter how… Read moreAnxiety Gif Master Post

Anxiety Gif Master Post

annoyeed: dxvgnclxs: healingschemas: dead-rainbow: Breathe in and out with this box Follow the brush with your eyes DBT Self-Help Resources: Self-Soothe Anxiety Collection if only I had seen these during my last anxiety attack If it helps No matter how… Read moreAnxiety Gif Master Post

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. Erica Jong

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. Erica Jong

Writers don’t write from experience, though many are resistant to admit that they don’t. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. Nikki Giovanni… Read more

Writers don’t write from experience, though many are resistant to admit that they don’t. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. Nikki Giovanni… Read more

almostdefinitelydying: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: dailydot: How Pokémon Go is creating a barrier for gamers with disabilities The augmented reality gaming app has taken the internet and world by storm, as people are desperate to catch and collect the characters, making friends… Read more

almostdefinitelydying: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: dailydot: How Pokémon Go is creating a barrier for gamers with disabilities The augmented reality gaming app has taken the internet and world by storm, as people are desperate to catch and collect the characters, making friends… Read more

Writing Prompt

(Sorry for lack of posts recently. I’ve been almost entirely without Internet, friends from out of town are visiting, and we’re playing Pokemon Go together. >_>) Prompt: The best lie ever told.

Writing Prompt

(Sorry for lack of posts recently. I’ve been almost entirely without Internet, friends from out of town are visiting, and we’re playing Pokemon Go together. >_>) Prompt: The best lie ever told.

outragedbird: when you’re writing an essay and need to meet the word limit Sometimes, I get asked to talk a little more about myself. I generally don’t know what to say about myself, because offline, I am very bad at… Read more

outragedbird: when you’re writing an essay and need to meet the word limit Sometimes, I get asked to talk a little more about myself. I generally don’t know what to say about myself, because offline, I am very bad at… Read more

In your opinion, how much creative license should an author be allowed to take with pre existing concepts such as vampires, werewolves, etc.?

Personally, I don’t think that authors are “allowed” anything. Here’s the thing: one author can take one artistic liberty and ruin a thing entirely, but another author could take 50 artistic liberties and make it the best thing ever. You have… Read moreIn your opinion, how much creative license should an author be allowed to take with pre existing concepts such as vampires, werewolves, etc.?

In your opinion, how much creative license should an author be allowed to take with pre existing concepts such as vampires, werewolves, etc.?

Personally, I don’t think that authors are “allowed” anything. Here’s the thing: one author can take one artistic liberty and ruin a thing entirely, but another author could take 50 artistic liberties and make it the best thing ever. You have… Read moreIn your opinion, how much creative license should an author be allowed to take with pre existing concepts such as vampires, werewolves, etc.?