Villainous Traits and their Virtues

clevergirlhelps: Abusive – good at manipulating people Afraid – knows how to create traps Ambitious – willing to do anything for their success Arrogant – confident Ashamed – attempts to change, destroy, or get over what they are ashamed of… Read moreVillainous Traits and their Virtues

Unlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

writeydoos: Here’s a little fun fact: I love unlikeable main characters. Characters who are morally ambiguous or just straight up assholes—they’re usually my favorite brand of main character. I think they’re more exciting. Give me a Chaotic Neutral over a… Read moreUnlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

Unlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

writeydoos: Here’s a little fun fact: I love unlikeable main characters. Characters who are morally ambiguous or just straight up assholes—they’re usually my favorite brand of main character. I think they’re more exciting. Give me a Chaotic Neutral over a… Read moreUnlikable Main Characters: Walking on the Edge

Things almost every author needs to research

clevergirlhelps: the-right-writing: How bodies decompose Wilderness survival skills Mob mentality Other cultures What it takes for a human to die in a given situation Common tropes in your genre Average weather for your setting yoooo How bodies decompose Wilderness survival… Read moreThings almost every author needs to research

Things almost every author needs to research

clevergirlhelps: the-right-writing: How bodies decompose Wilderness survival skills Mob mentality Other cultures What it takes for a human to die in a given situation Common tropes in your genre Average weather for your setting yoooo How bodies decompose Wilderness survival… Read moreThings almost every author needs to research

Triangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

fixyourwritinghabits: One of the basics steps when writing a story is research. Looking for an specific topic is easy, but sometimes you forget that elements are connected and when you start writing about them you realise you have to make… Read moreTriangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

Triangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

fixyourwritinghabits: One of the basics steps when writing a story is research. Looking for an specific topic is easy, but sometimes you forget that elements are connected and when you start writing about them you realise you have to make… Read moreTriangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

Why You Should Protect Your Writing Time

fictionwritingtips: It’s easy to keep putting off writing if you’re busy or tired or you’re just not an inspired as you hoped, but sometimes the key is making writing a daily habit. I know it’s not always possible to write… Read moreWhy You Should Protect Your Writing Time

Why You Should Protect Your Writing Time

fictionwritingtips: It’s easy to keep putting off writing if you’re busy or tired or you’re just not an inspired as you hoped, but sometimes the key is making writing a daily habit. I know it’s not always possible to write… Read moreWhy You Should Protect Your Writing Time

Characters and Endings

fictionwritingtips: A lot of writing advice, mine included, will tell you that characters need to change in some way if you want good character development in your story. While that can sometimes be true, that’s not always the case with… Read moreCharacters and Endings

Characters and Endings

fictionwritingtips: A lot of writing advice, mine included, will tell you that characters need to change in some way if you want good character development in your story. While that can sometimes be true, that’s not always the case with… Read moreCharacters and Endings

Genre: Switching Modes Between Fan-Fiction and Original Fiction

writing-questions-answered: Anonymous asked: Hi there! I love your blog so much! I started writing fan fiction years ago and I’ve always received generally positive feedback and great constructive criticism which has been really helpful in improving how I write. Now… Read moreGenre: Switching Modes Between Fan-Fiction and Original Fiction

Genre: Switching Modes Between Fan-Fiction and Original Fiction

writing-questions-answered: Anonymous asked: Hi there! I love your blog so much! I started writing fan fiction years ago and I’ve always received generally positive feedback and great constructive criticism which has been really helpful in improving how I write. Now… Read moreGenre: Switching Modes Between Fan-Fiction and Original Fiction

Muslim Character Questions Round-Up!

writingwithcolor: Here is a helpful list of all of our posts about Muslim characters (up to date as of April 14, 2015). Muslim Woman Apocalypse Wear: http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/post/116312637875/what-would-be-acceptable-for-a-muslim-woman-to Muslim Vampires: … It’s important to remember that people other than yourself have… Read moreMuslim Character Questions Round-Up!

Muslim Character Questions Round-Up!

writingwithcolor: Here is a helpful list of all of our posts about Muslim characters (up to date as of April 14, 2015). Muslim Woman Apocalypse Wear: http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/post/116312637875/what-would-be-acceptable-for-a-muslim-woman-to Muslim Vampires: … It’s important to remember that people other than yourself have… Read moreMuslim Character Questions Round-Up!

Triangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

fixyourwritinghabits: One of the basics steps when writing a story is research. Looking for an specific topic is easy, but sometimes you forget that elements are connected and when you start writing about them you realise you have to make… Read moreTriangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

Triangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

fixyourwritinghabits: One of the basics steps when writing a story is research. Looking for an specific topic is easy, but sometimes you forget that elements are connected and when you start writing about them you realise you have to make… Read moreTriangulation or The Subtle Art of Connecting Dots

Hey! Do you think you could give me some suggestions on making a “Different” type of Male Protaganist? As in personality, and such. I am trying to write a superhero style YA with no romance (Mainly) and a Male and Female lead. With the POV of the main female.

legit-writing-tips: Here are a few ideas off the top of my head:  The “Nurturing” Type – Men in fiction are expected to take care of the people they care about by being strong and defensive and etc., etc. You don’t… Read moreHey! Do you think you could give me some suggestions on making a “Different” type of Male Protaganist? As in personality, and such. I am trying to write a superhero style YA with no romance (Mainly) and a Male and Female lead. With the POV of the main female.

Hey! Do you think you could give me some suggestions on making a “Different” type of Male Protaganist? As in personality, and such. I am trying to write a superhero style YA with no romance (Mainly) and a Male and Female lead. With the POV of the main female.

legit-writing-tips: Here are a few ideas off the top of my head:  The “Nurturing” Type – Men in fiction are expected to take care of the people they care about by being strong and defensive and etc., etc. You don’t… Read moreHey! Do you think you could give me some suggestions on making a “Different” type of Male Protaganist? As in personality, and such. I am trying to write a superhero style YA with no romance (Mainly) and a Male and Female lead. With the POV of the main female.

Make your deaths mean something

writrs: I was beta reading a book for a friend from the NaNo group where I live and during a certain part of the book, I sensed that someone in the story was going to die. I’d never read anything… Read moreMake your deaths mean something