amandaonwriting: Quotable – Hermann Hesse Find out more about the author here “Without words, without writing, and without books, there would be no history. There could be concept of humanity.” ~Hermann Hesse

I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words. That’s 180,000 words over a three-month span, a goodish length for a book — something in which the reader can get happily lost, if the tale is… Read more

hiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

heywriters: Save them for another story or sequel, otherwise, kill your darlings. From experience as a reader and writer, redundant and interchangeable characters in a story will confuse the reader and reduce the impact of your lead roles. Find a… Read morehiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

hiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

heywriters: Save them for another story or sequel, otherwise, kill your darlings. From experience as a reader and writer, redundant and interchangeable characters in a story will confuse the reader and reduce the impact of your lead roles. Find a… Read morehiiiii! I’m currently outlining my story and I have a lot of characters that I don’t think do anything for the plot or many characters that do the same thing that one character could do. Do you have any tips on how I could figure out whether or not to keep them? Thanks.

A writer caught reading can legitimately say, ‘I’m working.’ Because every sentence we read informs the sentences we write. Every word picture we linger over helps expand our skill at creating gripping analogies, metaphors, similes. Every page we turn develops… Read more

A writer caught reading can legitimately say, ‘I’m working.’ Because every sentence we read informs the sentences we write. Every word picture we linger over helps expand our skill at creating gripping analogies, metaphors, similes. Every page we turn develops… Read more

A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart. Neil Gaiman (via writingbonesblog)

A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart. Neil Gaiman (via writingbonesblog)

As a storyteller, your job is to be an asshole. To the characters, and by proxy, to the readers themselves. Yours is the vibe of the cult leader – you give a little love, then you punish. A little love…… Read more

As a storyteller, your job is to be an asshole. To the characters, and by proxy, to the readers themselves. Yours is the vibe of the cult leader – you give a little love, then you punish. A little love…… Read more