10 Tips for Writing Socially Awkward Characters
"Hey there! What's up?" "Oh, uh. Good, thanks!" "...." Oh dear. It looks like Socially Awkward Character has done it again. He was going to be so careful about not being awkward today. He even came up with standard responses to small talk. But he overthought it and now it looks like he has yet another event to add to his list of Awkward Moments that he'll be losing sleep over. Socially Awkward Character is a favorite of mine. He/She shows up in many novels, floundering his way through life…
Dropping Clues and Hiding Secrets Like J. K. Rowling, Part 5: Discrediting the Witness — The Writing Kylie
One of the biggest reasons J. K. Rowling turned the fans of her Harry Potter series into fanatics were—besides from the exceptional characters and rich world building—the clues and hidden secrets that were sprinkled through each book. These things had the fanatic fans searching the stor
Bullet Journaling for Fiction Writers
Picture this: a magical notebook that collects your lists of character names, rough draft progress meters, and memorable feedback from readers all in one place. Imagine being able to organize it and add new things as you go, without needing to allocate perfectly spaced sections ahead of time. There’s even a special page that helps you find whatever you’re looking for in seconds. That, my writerly friend, is the magic of a bullet journal.
How to Start and End Flashbacks Like a Published Author ~ The Writing Pal
Flashbacks are essential to any story. They develop character and strengthen plot. Flashbacks can be hard to start and end smoothly. Click here to learn how to start and end flashbacks effectively.
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
How to write a novel: Award-winning novelist Randy Ingermanson teaches his wildly popular Snowflake Method for designing and writing a novel.
How to Prep Your Writing for the Year: 6 Writing Tips | A Well Told Story
There's no bad time to prioritize your writing, but the new year gives us a clean slate. Here are 6 tips to help you rock your writing life in the new year! #writing #writingtips #writinglife #novelwriting #awelltoldstory
How to Use Google Maps to Build Your World
As a writer, I do a lot of research for my stories. And sometimes, that research requires a map. As I was playing around with the sequel t...
Why Writers Should Use Foils
Foils are basically writing hacks. They make it faster and easier to flesh out your characters...without clubbing your readers over the head.
How to Write Magic
Now, I don’t profess to be an expert at writing about magic. Come to think about it I’m not an expert in anything. But there are some things I do know about writing magic because I find…