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  • 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…

  • 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?…