Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing

stephaniegrand: THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE THAT SUMS UP ALL TEN: If it sounds like writing, re-write it. 1. Never open a book with weather.If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to… Read moreElmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing

witchykemetic: oxfordcommaforever: han-syolo-shot-first: bubblegumsith: cosmic-noir: twowandsandadrink: ashkinator: politicalsexmaskitten: hooraychelle: yellowxperil: srsly tho this is absolutely a thing that dudes do all the f***ing time like where if he knows a girl doesn’t necessarily want to give him a hug, he… Read more

witchykemetic: oxfordcommaforever: han-syolo-shot-first: bubblegumsith: cosmic-noir: twowandsandadrink: ashkinator: politicalsexmaskitten: hooraychelle: yellowxperil: srsly tho this is absolutely a thing that dudes do all the f***ing time like where if he knows a girl doesn’t necessarily want to give him a hug, he… Read more

psychoticmegatron: if you want everyone to know about the latest SJ thing or the latest news, here’s some accessibility stuff: don’t write in all caps. period. feel free to capslock some words, but nothing more than a sentence. in that… Read more

psychoticmegatron: if you want everyone to know about the latest SJ thing or the latest news, here’s some accessibility stuff: don’t write in all caps. period. feel free to capslock some words, but nothing more than a sentence. in that… Read more

catherynbrained: writeinspiration: It is okay to start writing even if you don’t have a clear vision of what you are going to write. This is my problem, I’m someone that needs a well thought out perfection piece – that I… Read more

catherynbrained: writeinspiration: It is okay to start writing even if you don’t have a clear vision of what you are going to write. This is my problem, I’m someone that needs a well thought out perfection piece – that I… Read more

Grammar & Style: Overusing Names in Narrative

writing-questions-answered: i-think-you-re-sexy-so-i asked: Hi there! I just want to get it out there first that your blog is currently my bible, helping me getting through my novel. The story I’m currently working on is in third person, and focuses a lot… Read moreGrammar & Style: Overusing Names in Narrative

Grammar & Style: Overusing Names in Narrative

writing-questions-answered: i-think-you-re-sexy-so-i asked: Hi there! I just want to get it out there first that your blog is currently my bible, helping me getting through my novel. The story I’m currently working on is in third person, and focuses a lot… Read moreGrammar & Style: Overusing Names in Narrative

Some resources from Scribophile

Just a few of the free tutorials at the Writing Academy Clichés and Their Place in ProsePassive and Active VoiceWhat Are Narrative Tenses And Why They’re ImportantCorrect Quotation Mark UsageHe Said, She Said: Dialog Tags And Using Them EffectivelyThe Show… Read moreSome resources from Scribophile

Some resources from Scribophile

Just a few of the free tutorials at the Writing Academy Clichés and Their Place in ProsePassive and Active VoiceWhat Are Narrative Tenses And Why They’re ImportantCorrect Quotation Mark UsageHe Said, She Said: Dialog Tags And Using Them EffectivelyThe Show… Read moreSome resources from Scribophile

ijustreallylovedaredevil: Looking for a random cause of death for a character? Click here. Looking for a random city? Click here. Looking for a random city that people have actually heard of? Click here. Need a random surname for a character?… Read more

ijustreallylovedaredevil: Looking for a random cause of death for a character? Click here. Looking for a random city? Click here. Looking for a random city that people have actually heard of? Click here. Need a random surname for a character?… Read more

Why You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

You ever wonder why it takes forever for people to finish reading your work? Or they don’t feel the same life from it as you do? Reading your book out loud can answer your questions about what doesn’t sound natural… Read moreWhy You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

Why You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

You ever wonder why it takes forever for people to finish reading your work? Or they don’t feel the same life from it as you do? Reading your book out loud can answer your questions about what doesn’t sound natural… Read moreWhy You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

Advice for First Time NaNoWriMos

fictionwritingtips: I’ll be covering a variety of topics for NaNoWriMo, but it seems like a lot of people want to know how to approach their first time writing a novel in a month. It can be scary and it might… Read moreAdvice for First Time NaNoWriMos

Advice for First Time NaNoWriMos

fictionwritingtips: I’ll be covering a variety of topics for NaNoWriMo, but it seems like a lot of people want to know how to approach their first time writing a novel in a month. It can be scary and it might… Read moreAdvice for First Time NaNoWriMos

NaNoWriMo Prep Series Masterpost

fictionwritingtips: Here’s the masterpost for everything I covered in this NaNoWriMo prep series. I’ve also added some extra resources you should check out. Good luck! How to Start Planning for NaNoWriMo Character Sheets Quick NaNoWriMo World Building Tips World Building… Read moreNaNoWriMo Prep Series Masterpost

NaNoWriMo Prep Series Masterpost

fictionwritingtips: Here’s the masterpost for everything I covered in this NaNoWriMo prep series. I’ve also added some extra resources you should check out. Good luck! How to Start Planning for NaNoWriMo Character Sheets Quick NaNoWriMo World Building Tips World Building… Read moreNaNoWriMo Prep Series Masterpost

I’ve been trying to write for years. Unfortunately I’m very young and the schooling I’ve received on writing is nothing like I what I write about. I’m only 14 now, but little phrases and ideas bounce around in my head. However when I write I feel like it’s not good or mature enough because of my lack of experience. I can’t tend to think of original plots as I’m just surrounded in other people’s work. Do you have any advice on plot development? And do you think I should continue trying to write?

Hi! Your question makes me quite sad. If you like to write, then you should pursue it. It’s that simple. School doesn’t help much in terms of creative writing. Over the summer, when I was little, my mom would make… Read moreI’ve been trying to write for years. Unfortunately I’m very young and the schooling I’ve received on writing is nothing like I what I write about. I’m only 14 now, but little phrases and ideas bounce around in my head. However when I write I feel like it’s not good or mature enough because of my lack of experience. I can’t tend to think of original plots as I’m just surrounded in other people’s work. Do you have any advice on plot development? And do you think I should continue trying to write?