When a character doesn’t react exactly as you think they should, or as consistently as you think they should (eg, not sad enough) – something just feels off – but you can’t pinpoint exactly what’s wrong, is asking a beta/friend/whoever really the only way to fix it? (if it needs fixing). This is beyond “how do you portray”, I know what it’s like to be in my MC’s shoes. So why can’t I stand back and examine it, to see what’s missing/wrong? I feel completely inept but I can’t figure why.

writingquestionsanswered: Character Not “Behaving” As Expected As much as our characters can seem to come to life and develop their own free will, the reality is that you’re the one in control of your character’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and actions. If… Read moreWhen a character doesn’t react exactly as you think they should, or as consistently as you think they should (eg, not sad enough) – something just feels off – but you can’t pinpoint exactly what’s wrong, is asking a beta/friend/whoever really the only way to fix it? (if it needs fixing). This is beyond “how do you portray”, I know what it’s like to be in my MC’s shoes. So why can’t I stand back and examine it, to see what’s missing/wrong? I feel completely inept but I can’t figure why.

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writer-ace: I don’t know if some people just experience panic attacks way different from the way I do, but a lot of writers seem to write panic attacks as thought they read a list of symptoms and just picked some… Read more

When a character doesn’t react exactly as you think they should, or as consistently as you think they should (eg, not sad enough) – something just feels off – but you can’t pinpoint exactly what’s wrong, is asking a beta/friend/whoever really the only way to fix it? (if it needs fixing). This is beyond “how do you portray”, I know what it’s like to be in my MC’s shoes. So why can’t I stand back and examine it, to see what’s missing/wrong? I feel completely inept but I can’t figure why.

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maramahan: writing tip: write what you love know a lot about fashion? cool. Use that. clothes reflect culture and that’s pretty dang neat you interested in languages? Throw me that vocab yo I might not understand but I’m here for… Read more

writer-ace: I don’t know if some people just experience panic attacks way different from the way I…

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maramahan: writing tip: write what you love know a lot about fashion? cool. Use that. clothes…

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maramahan: writing tip: write what you love know a lot about fashion? cool. Use that. clothes…

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andhumanslovedstories: If your fic is 1000 words long, you can’t tag it slow burn. It’s not slow burn. That is a matchstick. And this is my personal bias here but if those motherfuckers you’re writing experience significant forward momentum in… Read more

brynwrites: The only two rules of fiction: 1. If something accomplishes what you want it to for the story you want to tell, then it’s good for your story. 2. If something doesn’t accomplish what you want it to for… Read more

andhumanslovedstories:If your fic is 1000 words long, you can’t tag it slow burn. It’s not slow…

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andhumanslovedstories:If your fic is 1000 words long, you can’t tag it slow burn. It’s not slow…

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Prompt#457

imperialprompts: 7. This is falling in love in the cruelest way. This is falling for you when you’re worlds away. —Unknown (no deadline, just write)

brynwrites: The only two rules of fiction: 1. If something accomplishes what you want it to for the…

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writing-promp-ts: When you die, your good and bad deeds on Earth are weighed. Based on your deeds, you either go to Heaven or to Hell. When you arrive at the Deed Weighing Office, the woman there pauses as she looks… Read more

Prompt#457

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writing-promp-ts: When you die, your good and bad deeds on Earth are weighed. Based on your deeds,…

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croaissant: The Two Kinds of Historical AU Fanfic Writer Are: 1: “Why can’t I find anything on medieval cups? How is there nothing about mediveal cups?! How can I write this fic now???? Yeah, I only need it for a… Read more

Describing Voice

katekyo-bitch-reborn: I always see a lot of writing posts about how to describe a character’s voice, but they always seem to miss the mark for me.  Maybe it is because I’m a little obsessed with voices and the sound of… Read moreDescribing Voice

croaissant: The Two Kinds of Historical AU Fanfic Writer Are: 1: “Why can’t I find anything on…

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