Plot A Month W3D4: How to Make Subplots Work

fixyourwritinghabits: I’ve been hammering away at at plot so much that I feel like I’ve completely missed talking about subplots. And that’s bad, because subplots are important! When we think about subplots, we should break it down three ways. Plot:… Read morePlot A Month W3D4: How to Make Subplots Work

Plot A Month W1D4: Backstory

fixyourwritinghabits: Horrible fact of writing: you are going to know a lot more about your character than will ever be put on the page. This also drags writers down, because often they’re so exciting about their characters, that they want… Read morePlot A Month W1D4: Backstory

How I make book covers + tips for you!

coffeeandcalligraphy: Hey people of Earth! Around this time last year, I mentioned I would have a video up on how I make book covers/cover making tips, and to summarize: I did not do the thing, and this year old script… Read moreHow I make book covers + tips for you!

any dialogue that i write is always boring! i don’t have a problem with my characters rambling or anything, or sounding natural… it’s just unbelievably boring and i am on the verge of tears, do you have any advice?

pens-swords-stuff: Well first of all, you’re on anonymous so I don’t know who you are, and I don’t have your writing in front of me so I don’t really know what your dialogue is like. Because of that, I can’t… Read moreany dialogue that i write is always boring! i don’t have a problem with my characters rambling or anything, or sounding natural… it’s just unbelievably boring and i am on the verge of tears, do you have any advice?

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fixyourwritinghabits: Fantasy Name Generators has saved my ass so many times over the years, and when I went on it to look for names to use, I noticed a new thing: It turns out that Emily, the owner of Fantasy… Read more

tips for writing bilingual characters

animeismybestfriend104: ironinkpen: ironinkpen: there are different types of bilinguals the All Around: speaks, reads, and writes both languages pretty well the Conversational: one language is stronger than the other; can speak the other language a lot better than they read/write… Read moretips for writing bilingual characters

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

fixyourwritinghabits: It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a writer and that’s what you’re supposed to do. -G

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/179798899125

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/179798899125

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/179798899125

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/179798899125

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/179798899125

I’ve noticed lately that so many villains tend to be bad only because they’ve been wronged, so they get to wrong everyone else, or they want revenge. In general a lot of villains seem so petty and I can’t take most of them seriously. What are some characteristics of actual evil, so I don’t wind up in the habit of writing petty, whiny baddies?

fixyourwritinghabits: First, evil can take many forms and can vary significantly between people, cultures, and time periods so you’re going to have to dial that in on your own based on your story. Second, (most) people don’t wake up one… Read moreI’ve noticed lately that so many villains tend to be bad only because they’ve been wronged, so they get to wrong everyone else, or they want revenge. In general a lot of villains seem so petty and I can’t take most of them seriously. What are some characteristics of actual evil, so I don’t wind up in the habit of writing petty, whiny baddies?

I’ve noticed lately that so many villains tend to be bad only because they’ve been wronged, so they get to wrong everyone else, or they want revenge. In general a lot of villains seem so petty and I can’t take most of them seriously. What are some characteristics of actual evil, so I don’t wind up in the habit of writing petty, whiny baddies?

First, evil can take many forms and can vary significantly between people, cultures, and time… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/179141405707

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

fixyourwritinghabits: It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a writer and that’s what you’re supposed to do. -G

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/178475687448

I’ve been working on a story for the past 8 years. I wrote it back in 2012 for the first time, but I noticed it could be improved: I worked on it and then wrote it from scratch during these past 2 years. I’m at the second re-reading now, but it doesn’t satisfy me. Some scenes are really bad, the characters are flat, the story has lots of fillers. I want to start it again from scratch. But it feels like I failed. All these years, and still no story. Do you think it’s okay to start it again?

It’s 100% okay to start over. It’s 100% not okay to say you failed. You haven’t. You’ve grown as a… from Tumblr https://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/178475687448

I’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

fixyourwritinghabits: You must remember that the Bechdel test is not the height of everything and on top of that you are writing a romance, where your main focus is going to be on said romance. In order to meet the… Read moreI’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

I’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

fixyourwritinghabits: You must remember that the Bechdel test is not the height of everything and on top of that you are writing a romance, where your main focus is going to be on said romance. In order to meet the… Read moreI’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?