lightwolf: lightwolf: Editing? Oh you mean fic patching. Protagonist now has more complex motivations. Protagonist now remembers key facts about important people. He no longer develops convenient amnesia between cutscenes. Protagonist now has a cooldown on certain adverbs. Adverbs have… Read more

Writing Prompt

The bedroom has been torn apart during the five minutes your protagonist was in the bathroom.

Writing Prompt

The bedroom has been torn apart during the five minutes your protagonist was in the bathroom.

Exposition (#fromthestart)

writersyoga: Exposition is for explaining the basic rules of the story’s universe, introducing the main characters and conflict, helping to set the tone of the story, and generally trying to get the reader hooked and interested. Introducing the basic rules:… Read moreExposition (#fromthestart)

Exposition (#fromthestart)

writersyoga: Exposition is for explaining the basic rules of the story’s universe, introducing the main characters and conflict, helping to set the tone of the story, and generally trying to get the reader hooked and interested. Introducing the basic rules:… Read moreExposition (#fromthestart)

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.

loudlysilent: fuckyeahyoungadultlit: citizen-zero: YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend? Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies in YA!… Read more

loudlysilent: fuckyeahyoungadultlit: citizen-zero: YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend? Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies in YA!… Read more

I am working on a fantasy story that puts the great burden of saving the country on twelve teenagers. They are all capable in their own way and very different from each other, some even non-human. My question is: are there too many main protagonists?

plotlinehotline: Lots of Protagonists The question you should really ask yourself here is whether or not you can handle twelve main characters. Does the idea of it overwhelm you or excite you? If you feel that you’re able to do… Read moreI am working on a fantasy story that puts the great burden of saving the country on twelve teenagers. They are all capable in their own way and very different from each other, some even non-human. My question is: are there too many main protagonists?

I am working on a fantasy story that puts the great burden of saving the country on twelve teenagers. They are all capable in their own way and very different from each other, some even non-human. My question is: are there too many main protagonists?

plotlinehotline: Lots of Protagonists The question you should really ask yourself here is whether or not you can handle twelve main characters. Does the idea of it overwhelm you or excite you? If you feel that you’re able to do… Read moreI am working on a fantasy story that puts the great burden of saving the country on twelve teenagers. They are all capable in their own way and very different from each other, some even non-human. My question is: are there too many main protagonists?

Open With A Punch

writeydoos: It takes about three paragraphs to decide whether or not I’m going to buy that novel I just mindlessly picked up in the book store. Sometimes I’ll read the entire first chapter if I’m still on the fence, but… Read moreOpen With A Punch

Open With A Punch

writeydoos: It takes about three paragraphs to decide whether or not I’m going to buy that novel I just mindlessly picked up in the book store. Sometimes I’ll read the entire first chapter if I’m still on the fence, but… Read moreOpen With A Punch