Yes… I am back to writing tutorials and actually getting them out on the right day! Huzzah!
So today I want to talk about large casts! By large casts I am talking about main and secondary characters (not the odd village baker passing through a random scene, never to be heard from again.)
The fantasy novel I have left floundering in a drawer (at 220,000 words… I really should get back to that) had a large cast. It followed several groups of people through numerous subplots (I promise to get to a subplot tutorial soon!) and when I eventually return to it, will have more coming in by the second book.
We all have those moments, lingering senses of stagnation or apathy. The best way to get through them is to release your creativity. Everyday!
Creative people need to be creative. We need to dip into that rich, vibrant well frequently for our own sanity.
So just do something. Anything. Be creative.
You don’t need to write an opera or sculpt a life-size model of Benedict Cumberbatch (although that latter one sounds pretty fun 😉 )
This week’s guest post if by the lovely Lorraine Ambers, Writer and Queen of Daydreams, who talks about who own personal experiences and how you really are, never too old to learn.
You’re never too old to learn by Lorraine Ambers
Exam result time is upon us. People are waiting in angst or hope for their future endeavours. Now-a-days pupils are taught through positivity, that if you try you can succeed. This method is new. Teachers used to drill home the concept, that exam results were the pinnacle upon which success hung. That without great grades adults would scrape the bowels of existence. Facing perils for evermore… Blah blah blah!
Sorry for the late post. Wasn’t able to work on it yesterday so I’ve bounced it to today. 🙂
Now, if you read my recent post “Things You Should be Doing Now” then you’ll know one of the things I suggested was building your brand.
This is something that needs to be done pretty early on.
I have had a strange relationship with books. Not only am I a writer, but I am also an avid reader. However it wasn’t always that way.
Many people seem to think that those of us who love reading had that habit since we were young. The bookworm of the family, surrounded by stories and with a larger vocabulary than most adults.
Maybe that is true for most people (I don’t know, I’m not most people), but it wasn’t me.
When I was little I actually struggled to read. Like most of the Infant and Primary schools, mine had the colour coded reading system. Pink and red stickered books were the easy, simple books for new learners. Then it went through the rainbow getting harder with each colour category.
If you are a writer working on your first manuscript, there are some things that you should be doing now. Like, right now.
Before you finish your novel.
Before you contact an editor.
Before you get published.
No guest post today so I thought I would give you a little post about me.
If you enjoyed my post “I am Bad at Being an Adult” then I hope you enjoy this sequel :p
As well as being a pretty rubbish adult, despite being in the middle of my third decade… I have some annoying habits to go with that bad adulting.
Maybe you will read some of these and realise you do them too…and that I’m not just alone in my crazy.
So, we are back to my World Building series. If you want to see the earlier ones, check out my Tutorial List, they are all linked in there.
I’ve discussed topics such as water, atmosphere and land so now let’s get to some of those living organisms.
Today’s topic is Flora. So what is flora? That would be plants.
It’s the last Wednesday of the month and that means Fiction Writers Blog Hop.
The Blog Hop was created by the talented writer Julie Valerie. Do check it out (see the link above).
I’ve decided to list my Blog Hop posts on a separate page called…. Blog Hop Posts (wow I really am great at naming things)
June’s topic is Bookstores!
When creating characters I think most writers understand that they need to think about them in terms of physicality and personality.
After all your reader needs to have a vague notion of their looks and attitudes in order to connect to them.
I have covered some basics in Character Creating so feel free to have a gander at that tutorial.