So that PoC Writing Advice Blog you wanted....
She’s here! Writing with Color is ready for your questions on all things written and diverse! Have a token Black guy on your hands? Need help describing skin tones tastefully? Ready to write about a culture dissimilar to your own? Let us give you a hand. What we offer: Writing advice/guides...
I decided to make a reference post on most of the writing topics I’ve covered so far. If you’re looking for something specific, this might make it easier. Hope this helps! General writing posts— http://tmblr.co/Zq1MFwdYP2Q_ Ideas Worth Your Time http://tmblr.co/Zq1MFwd5V0q_ Antagonists http://tmbl...
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...
“What did I love about you? I don’t want to be an uneasy poetic cliché at a poetry reading, but Jesus Christ was there anything I didn&...”
“Time does not heal, time ignores, and it ignores with a giant fucking exit sign scripted with “This is a wound that has burdened you f...”
“You fall in love every fucking day, you fall in love with places you’ve never explored and people you’ve never met, voices that have yet to ...”
“You would always whisper, “God doesn’t need us,” but your mouth tasted like holy wine, skin like the paper-thin wafers...”
“I knew I loved you when I started making excuses for the way you hurt me.”
5 Tips for Creating Metaphors (Which Are Like Similes)
Aaaah, metaphors: they can be a writer’s best friend, or worst enemy (see what I did there?). When done well, they can add a whole other dimension to your writing. But you can’t necessarily just compare sadness to road kill and be on your merry way. Metaphor creation is a honed writing skill. Befor...
“You watched me walk away, as I watched you do nothing about it.”
“I want so much more with you. I want to lay with you and I want to lay my lips upon your neck, whispering sweet nothings between every kiss....”
“I was blind. Yes, I loved you, once. At that point I would’ve destroyed every blocking view or taken you to a whole different country ...”
“I will always remember you. Not the way that you left, but the way that you existed. I will remember the way that you made my numb heart be...”
“I am always going to love you. But I have to move on because this love is killing me.”
“This is a time for soft blankets, crackling fires, and spicy drinks that warm the soul.”
I’m not a sucker for love stories. When I say I ship something, I don’t care about the happily ever after. I don’t care about romantic comedies or princess movies with a seamless love arc and a fairytale ending. That isn’t what I’m in it for. I’m not a sucker for ...
“When a fictional character starts keeping secrets from the writer, that’s when that character becomes real.”
“You wear your prom dress like a hospital gown and when your date says you look beautiful, you laugh like you’re waiting for the punchline. ...”