Sure, being a writer has its challenges. Self-doubt chases you like an angry pimp. But, it’s still awesome. Here are my top five reasons why I love it. … More 5 Best Things About Being A Writer
The Sumerian tale of Marduk versus Tiamat absorbed me one night during a months-long bout of insomnia. A few articles compared Tiamat to Echidna from Greek mythology. … More Where did you get the idea for your novel?
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There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?
What makes a character memorable is that they battled great external hardships, faced internal struggles, and had unique personalities. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Create Memorable Characters
Character profiles are helpful for novels that are part of a series, novels which involve several main characters and for stories which use multiple points of view. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Go Beyond Physical Description
Readers like to be given some physical description of a main character, in order to help create an image for themselves. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Character Description
The purpose of a character profile is: to help writers create characters that are as lifelike as possible and to help with continuity issues in the story. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Acquainting Yourself With Your Characters
No matter how action pack and intriguing the storyline, a novel will not succeed without believable characters. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Ways To Create Characterization In Fiction
Characterization is a vital part of making a story compelling. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Get To Know Your Characters