GP: How to go about constructing a good fight scene

This week’s wonderful guest is my friend and fellow writer, Ryan Mitsui who discusses his method of constructing fight scenes in a novel.  Enjoy 🙂

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Guest post: How to keep writing when all hell breaks loose

This week’s guest poster is the lovely Elke Feuer who shares some great tips for how to keep writing when things become difficult. Enjoy!

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How to keep writing when all hell breaks loose

by Elke Feuer

Writing is difficult enough, but when life rears its ugly head with unexpected events and emergencies, sitting down to write can seem impossible. Whether it’s a nasty cold, a class project your child mentions the day before it’s due, or a notice from your boss about working later or on the weekend, you can still write.

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Guest Post: Back to the Bean: A Writer’s Letter to No

This week’s guest poster is the lovely Kim Chance who you might know from her successful Youtube channel. Her post is a fascinating letter to No. Enjoy 🙂

This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase through a link I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you or the author.  This helps to support my blog. 

Kim Chance.jpgDear No,

We need to talk. I’ve been putting this off for a while now, but I think it’s finally time for me to get this off my chest. I hope you won’t take this personally because as cliché as it sounds, it really is me and not you….well, for the most part.

It’s time for the truth, and it boils down to this: I’m exhausted of you, No. Completely and utterly exhausted. There. I said it, and I’m sorry. But it’s true.

When we first met, you hardly bothered me. In fact, every time you walked in with that ridiculous sashay of yours, I would laugh and tell myself that you didn’t matter because I was much bigger than you. However, lately, you’ve grown in size. Like a freaking beanstalk, you’ve gone from being a tiny little bean, to being this enormous, ever-growing plant that’s stuck smack dab in the middle of my life. It’s getting a little harder to pretend that I’m not frustrated by you.

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Guest Post: You’re Never Too Old To Learn

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.

Lorraine AndrewsYou’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!

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GP: About Book Reviewing by C from Happy Meerkat Reviews

This week’s guest poster is my dear friend C from HappyMeerkatReviews who not only writes but also produces awesome book reviews and is one of the nicest people I’ve met in internet land!

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Being a book reviewer is something far more rewarding than I ever imagined.  Being able to read books and talk/write about how great they are is something I’ve only been doing for a short time but it’s so rewarding, especially when you find a gem from a new and unheard of author.

For me reviewing starts with reading.  I can never read more than two books at a time, one fiction and one non-fiction (memoirs are like fiction for me).  This is because I’m one of those people who loves to get completely absorbed by a book and I couldn’t do it if I had several going at once.

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How to write realistic Sex Scenes (pt.1)

Firstly, let’s make something clear.  This tutorial is about writing sex scenes in fiction NOT writing erotica.

For those who don’t know the difference, erotica is literature written specifically to excite.  Erotica has very basic plots that are moved along with sexual acts. 

This tutorial is about writing sex scenes within regular fiction (leaning, as usual, more towards fantasy fiction).

Secondly, while my examples will portray heterosexuals many of the techniques, issues and suggestions can be adapted for homosexual sex scenes as well.

Thirdly, these sex scene tutorials became popular on DeviantArt than I expected and while the majority of peoples notes and comments seemed to suggest they found these useful in their writing, I did get a lot of notes from people who went into a lot of graphic detail about their own stories…which in my eyes were erotica.

While I am fine with sex scenes in books (if they work and do something for the plot/character development) I have no interest to be reading erotic plot lines or heavily gratuitous scenes.

All my thoughts on writing sex scenes will be listed here and in the second part of this tutorial.  Please don’t ask me to read your sex scenes for my advice.

~ MATURE CONTENT ~

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