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  • How to write a thriller novel
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    How to write a thriller novel.

      How to write a thriller novel.   Thrillers and mystery are among the most popular genres in fiction. Have you ever read a good thriller and wondered how it is written? What are the main flavors good thrillers needs? Below I listed five tips on how to write a thriller novel.   When writing a thriller you need to establish, what kind of thriller you are going to write. There are different types of thrillers such as psychological thrillers like Gone Girl. Mystery novels, which is solving the mystery of a murder or theft. Legal thrillers, or medical thrillers, military thrillers, Sci-fi thrillers you catch my drift.    …

  • How to craft a strong female Character
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    How to craft a strong female Character.

      How to craft a strong female Character   Lets’ face it, we all love a strong kick-ass female character. By kiss-ass, I don’t mean that she has to be like Lara Croft but qualities that show she is capable of saving herself not a man helping her. The days of the dismal in distress are gone. How to craft a strong female character.     Let have her weakness.   We all have straightens and weakness and when crafting characters we need to keep this in mind. Not only will this make your character relatable but also more human. We don’t want to read about a perfect character but…

  • How to write a sociopath
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    How to write a sociopath

    How to write a sociopath.   On the latest post, I made was about how to write a psychopath this week I’m covering sociopath. People tend to confuse the two, although there are similarities, they are not the same and their traits are different. Here is the list of how to write a sociopath.   Shallow Emotions   Sociopaths have shallow emotions. They fake warmth, joy, and motivation towards people around them so they get satisfaction for their inner selves. They don’t exhibit feelings like a normal person would. They make promises they can’t keep or get others to get the job done for them promising them something but they…

  • How to write a psychopath?
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    How to write a psychopath?

    How to write a psychopath?   Among us, there is a psychopath walking down the street or sitting on a bus it could be anyone and once, in our lives, we have encountered a psychopath.   Why not write one? It could be a serial killer who’s pushing your main character to the limit. A heroine who feels in love with the man of her dreams but lurks emotional connection. It can be the controlling boss or a neighbor. It’s good to understand the signs of what makes a psychopath.   Here are top five tips on how to write a psychopath   They are charming.   They pretend to…

  • How to find your writing voice? Five steps to help you find your writer's voice.
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    How to find your writing voice? Five steps to help you find your writer’s voice.

    How to find your writing voice? Five steps to help you find your writer’s voice.   The writing voice is you as a writer and the voice you implement in your style. Each has a different voice, if not, we all sound the same and that would be boring. Each story contains the same pattern in romance, you have the girl meets boy and girl and boy fall in love. In thrillers we have something bad happen. What it makes these stories compelling is the voice. Here are five steps that WILL help you find-writing voice.   Read books.   I can never say this enough but reading is the…

  • Top 5 tips for self-care for writers
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    Top 5 tips self-care for writers for a better creative life.

    Top 5 tips self-care for writers for a better creative life   Writing is tough. It is the hardest of the creative arts and suffering from a burnout can be easy. Here I list my top five self-care for writers for a better creative life.   Call yourself a writer.   It doesn’t matter if you’re not yet published if you wrote a manuscript that you are entitled to call yourself a writer don’t be afraid of it in fact, embrace its a great way for self-care for writers.  Accept the fact that you always need to grow.   “I’m never good enough” self-doubt is a killer for the creative…

  • Best writing advice from famous authors
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    Top five best writing advice from famous authors that will inspire you to finish that book.

    Best writing advice from famous authors that will inspire you to finish that book.   We all know that writing is hard, it’s time-consuming it requires discipline, imagination, and sometimes us creatives tend to doubt ourselves. Apart from that, writing is a solitary job you’re locked away in a room, typing and it’s lonely.    There are those days where everything we write, looks terrible and you want to throw yourself out the window and break your laptop. Don’t break the laptop, they’re expensive    Here a few quotes I found from famous authors who shared their thoughts about writing which gives us mere mortals a bit of hope to keep…

  • 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…