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1. your journal will never look like you want it to look.  2. the best people are the ones that stare at the same things you do.  3. the wor...
What do I want to be when I grow up? I want to be happy. I want be the feeling. I want to be the thrill during roller coaster rides. I want...
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Describing Feelings
How can I describe my characters feelings? - Anonymous Since your characters aren’t exactly real people your readers can talk to and get to know in real-life manners, their feelings and emotions and thoughts are what lets your readers connect with them. These things are what make your charac...
21 Beautiful Words
Adoxography: Beautiful writing with a subject of little or no importance. Nepenthe: Something that can make you forget grief or suffering. Oneirataxia: The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Eunoia: Beautiful thinking; a well mind. Psithurism: The sound of wind blowing through tre...
The doctor asked me, “does your mood fluctuate?” I didn’t know how to reply. One moment, I am underwater. The next, I am t...
Fight Write: A Basic Upper Body Primer (Open Hand)
In this post we’ll be talking about open hand strikes, how they work and what they do. While closed hand strikes are more popular in fiction, the ones working with the open hand are also important. We’ll start by talking about the advantages and disadvantages of the open hand, and then try to give s...
Writing Tips #96: How To Write A War or Battle Scene in Your Novel
Tips by Stephanie J. Hale Originally posted on stephaniejhale.wordpress.com Writing about war in a novel can seem pretty daunting – especially if you haven’t experienced it yourself. War may be the main theme of your book; or war may be a just small part of your story. Even if you haven’t had dire...
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Realistic Writing II
Handguns We’ve all seen it in movies, comics and anime: the bad ass hero or the sexy heroine toting two handguns with barrels bigger than their forearms. It looks cool, in both the design of the guns and the ability to blow orange-sized holes in the bodies of opponents. But is that even reali...
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What Writers Should and Shouldn't Do
I wanted to write posts on writing about asexual characters and tying in subplots, but those are going to take more brain power than I have right now. However, what I can give you are simple tips of what you as a writer should and shouldn’t do, just to protect your own sanity. Being a writer i...
What to Do When You Don't Know What to do With Your Story
When nothing else seems to work, but you need to push on with your writing, what do you do? Here are some things to try…- Use a prompt. My favorite generator is this dialogue generator because the prompts are inspiring but vague enough to fit most stories! The site has a bunch of other resour...
The Psychology of Writing: 4 Ways to Give Your Readers the Right Impression Of Your Characters, Worl...
Writing and psychology go hand-in-hand. Believe it or not, it only takes the subtlest of words, or an ambiguous turn of phrase, to give your readers the right (or very un-right) impression of your characters, world, or tone. Here are four simple ways that you can utilize “word psychology” and ...
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How to Create Characters That Are Believable and Memorable by Glen C. Strathy
If you create characters from the outset who will fulfill the dramatic functions of your plot (see Archetypal Characters ), you will have saved yourself a considerable amount of rewriting later on. Assuming you read the previous article and have now created characters (or at least ideas for characte...
How to Keep a Reader Interested During Slower Parts of the Story
A writing guide requested by galaxys–endWhile the main plot is building, as a writer you still must keep the reader interested.Expand your subplots.Consider character relationships. Is your MC fighting with their best friend? Are the siblings having a break through?Consider romantic relationsh...
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I don’t want to be toldthat the moon is beautifuldespite the factthat it is cratered,I want to be told that the moon is beautiful because of the factthat it is cratered,and that the blinding suncan’t helpbut shine a light on this broken beauty. 
I no longer writethe way I used to. My heartwas different then.
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