So, I’m seeing a lot of negativity from some writers. Since creative people are tangled in a vast swathe of emotions and sensations, negativity is certainly an understandable part of the tapestry.
We know self-loathing can often rise in Creatives. However, this negativity is directed outwards.
Continuing with our ever popular mid-week guest posts, this week’s guest poster is the wonderful Julie Valerie who I met when she ran the 85K Writing Challenge.
Writing with clarity and careful attention to word choice is important because words convey meaning. Words have power.
When creating characters, I think most writers understand that they need to think about them in terms of physicality and personality.
After all your readers need to have a vague notion of the characters’ looks and attitudes in order to connect to them.
Whether you are writing a novel or a short story you need to know exactly what your main plot line is.
Fight scenes can be difficult to write. Some novels I’ve read, had painful fight scenes that I either skipped completely or re-read just to figure out who was doing what. So this tutorial is an amalgamation of my thoughts on the best ways to do it.
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Characters are the life breath of your novel so you need to create strong, realistic, memorable characters. You want your readers to connect with them, to cheer for them, to grieve with them…to do that, you need to make realistic, memorable characters.