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Naming Your Characters

Naming Your Characters

Character names, where do they come from?

Character names are a funny thing for me. As a fantasy writer, I make them up as I go, but I do try to focus on culture. At least as a world builder, I try to envision what this culture is. Sometimes I wing it, but those names usually...

NA: A New Cup of Tea

NA: A New Cup of Tea

Many of you may not have heard about the still budding genre referred to as NA: New Adult Fiction. That’s because it’s still developing as a type of writing. Thankfully I’m seeing more and more discussion about it on Twitter and other social media sites. This is an issue that’s near and dear to my...

Subplots: Not a Piece of Cake

Subplots: Not a Piece of Cake

Writing is hard. Like “I haven’t slept in days and I feel like pulling my hair out” hard. But we love it anyway and we enjoy it.
The plot of a story usually keeps the writer awake at night, because whether or not you want to admit it, you know that a plot hole will...

How to Write a Climax

How to Write a Climax

The climax is the most exciting and the most fear-inducing part of a story. A lot of the time, it is the first thing I think of when a story comes to me. However, I am always scared it will not be as good as it could be. How many times have you written a...

Reader’s Tolerance

Reader’s Tolerance

As a young reader, I read everything that fell into my hands and I loved most of it. Back then, books had only one dimension – as far as I was concerned, the only thing that mattered was the story. I had no knowledge about the technical aspects of the writing process and of creating...

Reader’s Fetish

Reader’s Fetish

There are qualities within each book and story that can either make it or break it. While there are tropes and clichés that annoy readers, make them roll their eyes, and sometimes are so extreme they just want to put the book down to never it pick up again, there are things that readers love...

Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic

Let’s talk about romance.

If you are thinking about writing romance, or you have already written a romance story, that’s okay. When you are writing romance, keep in mind that everyone doesn’t have the same romantic views, so make your story unique; make it apart of you. Romance isn’t a complicated genre to...

Profile: Like A Boss

Profile: Like A Boss

When adding a character to your story, filling out a basic profile will help you along in the creation of your character. But we’re not here to talk about “BASIC” profiling but “BOSS” profiling. This month is centered around helping you turn you basic profiling skills into one of a bada** FBI profiler. Ready...

Set Those Writing Goals

Set Those Writing Goals

When the holiday season comes to a close, I always get really excited for the new year. It’s a natural point to look forward and decide what you want to accomplish. I’m excited to set goals for what I want to accomplish. For 2018, I had made plans to publish two books and write two new...

Thrills & Chills

Thrills & Chills

With all the thrills and scares within our works, the difference between horror and thrillers can prove to be a bit challenging. Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that you can create the best possible story in each genre.

Plot

One of the many things that separate the two genres...

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