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Character Help MBTI Personality Test MBTI Personality Descriptions 123 Character Flaws Character Trait Cheat Sheet List of Personality Traits Character Virtues And Vices Underused Personalities 7 Rules For Picking Names Character Names Character Name Resources Surnames Masterpost Types of Voice Show...
The Ultimate Survival Guide
INTRODUCTION: Maybe you’re interested in knowing this information for yourself? Or maybe you’re a writer? You might have a character that is stranded on an island, wilderness or anywhere else and they need to survive using their mind, and the things around them. If not that, maybe your c...
Character Survey of Doom
Body and Appearance 1. Describe the character’s height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy? 2. How old is he? 3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch?4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities...
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What Motivates Your Characters?
A Guide It’s a question that boggles a lot of writers because character motivation can both define and reveal who your character is. Characters have the power to drive stories, and understanding them is often the crux of writing a good plot. So, how do you figure it out? The Motivators There are a...
Actions Vs. Words: the Loud and the Quiet
  You might have an idea of what this post will be about based on the title. “Actions speak louder than words,” right? Some people are “all talk and no action,” blah blah blah—most of us have heard all those sayings before. True, all of those cliches are techniques yo...
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Guide to Writing and Publishing a Book
Have you always wanted to publish a book, but don’t know how? That okay! I created a step-by-step guide that can help you put your story down on paper and get it out in the world. On my blog, I now have a Starter Kit for writing your first novel. I’ll take you through the following steps...
One of my favorite writing reference sheets on the internet.
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Major Writing Errors: How to Fix Them
All writing advice is subjective, but there are some mistakes in writing that WILL ensure your novel’s failure, not only to your readers but to those who might be your potential agent or publisher. I’ve never really come across these mistakes when I used to review short stories for my literary magaz...
If you have problems focusing while you write, try using ILYS. The site is coded so that you can’t see what you are writing, only the last letter, and you can’t edit anything until you get to your words goal.This means you have to focus on writing and what’s on your mind, and not t...
Writing Tips #168:How to Make the Reader Give A Damn.
Tips by: NaomiOriginally posted on: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek. Here’s the thing about Harry Potter. Sure, the magic is great, the villain frightening and the action hard to look away from. But, do you know what really made J.K. Rowling’s series sell billions of copies? We...
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Expressing Emotions Through Your Writing
Hello, I need some help on my writing. Whenever I see others writing, then see mine, they just don’t match up. It isn’t with grammar or anything, but it is struggle with showing how to express deep emotion into my writing. I am not very emotional person, so writing can be challenge when...
Synonyms for the Word Said
Said Synonyms- Reporting Added:to enhance an argument Advised: to warn, to offer help Announced: to declare formally and or publicly Asserted: to state positively but having no proof Called: to capture attention by increased volume Commented: to explain, interpret, or criticize - to make a remark C...
Tone/Attitude Words
Accusatory: charging of wrong doing Apathetic: indifferent due to lack of energy or concern Awe: solemn wonder Bitter: exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief Cynical: questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people Condescension: condescending-a feeling of superiority Callous...
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Building Cultures
So, I did write a post about building nations and culture some time ago, but my plan has changed. Initially, I was going to write a series of articles about it, but I think, given that Tumblr doesn’t really have a ‘series link’ as such, I’ll compile it all into one. In this ...
I Don't Even KNOW My Characters Anymore
 We’ve all been there in the early drafts of a novel (and even in the editing process, which comes with all the more trepidation). You’re flipping through the pages— perhaps a scene strikes you as an odd place for your character to be. Perhaps a round of dialogue sounds stiff. All ...