• Characters development and personality traits
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    Characters development and personality traits

    Characters development and personality traits   Someone left me a comment asking me about character development this is important because the characters are the story. They are going to drive the plot and make your readers sympathize with or despise them based on the choices they make. So, I made a blog about this subject about crafting  characters development and personality traits     Get to know their history   What I do before I start drafting is I create the character in my head. They start to swim in the back of my mind. Before you start writing think of your character, ask yourself what is their background. Their…

  • Antihero examples.
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    Antihero examples. Let’s Talk Antiheros what are they and how to write them. 

    Antihero examples. Let’s Talk Antiheros what are they and how to write them.    Last week I covered the difference between Villains and Antagonists you can it read it here. Today’s post is about Antiheroes. If we look in the dictionary for the meaning of antiheroes, we find this    A central character in a story, film, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes. “with the age of the anti-hero, baddies and goodies became less distinguishable from one another,”     The hero is about the good and doing the right thing. Fighting evil, saving the world, rescues people from kidnapping because it is wrong and an inhuman act.   Antiheroes still…

  • Villains and Antagonists, what is the difference?
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    Villains and Antagonists, what is the difference?

    Villains and Antagonists, what is the difference?   We all watch movies and read books with the bad people in them. However, what makes a character bad? This is often the most confusing part when it comes to writing your characters and you’ll need a clear knowledge of who they. What diverse the two? Villains and Antagonists, what is the difference?   We start with Antagonists   If you look up “Antagonists” in the dictionary, you’ll find this meaning   a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary. the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or other literary work:   So…

  • Average amount of words in a chapter
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    Average amount of words in a chapter

    The average amount of words in a chapter   “How many words or how long chapters should be in a book?”   I see this question being asked all the time on Facebook groups. It is a dilemma of each writer’s faces when writing. What are the Average amount of words in a chapter?   There are no rules.   That’s right there is no rule for the average amount of words in a chapter. Some books don’t even have a chapter an example of a book I recently read, Our Kind of Cruelty doesn’t’ have any. It had the * to indicate an end of a scene.   It is…

  • Common writing problems
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    Common writing problems

    Common writing problems   Part 2 of the common struggles writers come across when producing art to read the previous post you can read it here.   1.     Endless procrastinating. One of the common writing problems        Common writing problems for writers. Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest Tumblr you name it. They are a distraction. I spend hours doing youtube “research” which involves watching recipes or music videos of my favorite bands. Organizing bookshelves, the closet clearing. You name it.           2.       Trying the overcome, the notorious blank page and the cursor blanking you. Sometimes you have the scene constructed in your head, you know what your…

  • Common writing struggles
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    Common writing struggles

    Common writing struggles   I’ve just sent my manuscript to my editor and I’m revising a wip and working on the first draft. What I’m struggling is with my wip is, I can’t seem to find a way to complete the story. Anyhow, here are my top five common writing struggles that each writer should relate too.   Coming up with an idea and you don’t write down.   Does this happen to you? I’m guilty of this crime and ideas seem to come up while I’m falling asleep and I’ll be too sleepy to write them down. Or I’ll get this amazing sentence constructed. Go I bother to get up and write?…

  • Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps.
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    Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps.

    Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps.   Show VS Tell   Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps. We heard it all before show don’t tell. Even though, when you open a classic, you’ll notice that the style back in the day, was told, not show and some of those classics are best books ever written. Since we advanced so did writing.     This is a common writer mistake especially, by writers who are starting out. As I said in the previous post, good writing is rewriting.           Telling   Steve was angry.   Showing.   Steve slammed his hand…

  • Editing the first draft
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    Editing the first draft.

    Editing the first draft You finished writing a book! Congrats are in order! Now it’s time to pat yourself on the back for a job well done, be proud, and open a bottle of bubbly. Not everyone can go through the whole progress of writing a book. Some people will quit half way or find it too boring but you did it so kudos to you. It wasn’t easy but nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment when you write. THE END Now you might ask yourself now what? I’ve finished it’s time to look for agents or have editors look at it, this where I tell you to hold it…

  • Writing the first draft
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    Writing the first draft

    Writing the first draft Writing the first draft: it’s called the first draft for many reasons, writing the first draft is jointing down your ideas on paper.   Whatever you do, don’t look at what you wrote. I repeat; don’t look at what you wrote. Why? Because that comes later when revising, yes prepare to be mortified.   Don’t correct the grammatical errors or spelling that also goes into the revising phrase.   Some writers like to edit the first draft hoping it will be beautifully written. In that turtle mood, you’ll never finish the thing. Your focus is to slap “The End” at the bottom of the page and…

  • Procrastination the foe for writers. How to beat procrastination?
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    Procrastination the foe for writers. How to beat procrastination?

      Procrastination the foe for writers. How to beat procrastination?     We all go through the stage of procrastinating. This is caused by lurk of inspiration or fear which is a strong emotion for everybody. Anxiety, another common emotion for us writing flocks. We think to ourselves, my writing sucks. Ugh, I don’t feel like writing today. My characters are stupid! What if nobody like my book? Sounds Familiar?    It’s okay to take a break and catch up on TV shows and meet friends. I’m catching up with How to get away with murder at the moment. I love to sit on my bed with a packet of…