Kick the Dog and Save the Cat

        Kick the Dog and Save the Cat (No cats or dogs were harmed in the making of this post.)  If you're struggling to come up with ways to introduce your protagonist or antagonist this may help. 🙂 (Remember you don't have to use these in order to create a compelling character, these are are just helpful tips on what may help you create a good …

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Signs you’ve Written a Bad Villian

Signs you've Written a Bad Villian (In my opinion) I love villains, sometimes even more than the hero. They're multi-dimensional characters with interesting backstories, devious plots, and make an interesting foil to our protagonist. Too bad for every amazing villain, there are a bunch of trite, cliched villains that are so over the top, they look …

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5 Things That Can Kill Your Story, and How To Avoid Them

5 Things That Can Kill Your Story It's common to watch a movie or show that gets you wrapped up in its engaging plot, but eventually delivers to you a terrible, or lackluster ending. This happens to many TV shows, movies, books, and boy is it disappointing when it happens. Nobody likes a bad ending, so to help you avoid creating such a disastrous ending and help you understand how endings can get so bad, here's my list for are things for that can kill your story. Disclaimer: Keep in mind just because it can kill your story, doesn't mean it …

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Quick Tips: How to properly end a novel

The end of a story is important, as it will help determine if the person will want to read more of your stories or recommend a friend. Since many people want to end their novel without putting a dent in a good story, here are my tips for creating a satisfying ending to your awesome novel.   -About Twists...-  A random twist can seem like a cop-out, or straight up lazy. If you want to add …

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Over-detailing

Over-detailing (aka. too much detail.) Now, here's a problem that I've struggled with, many online writers struggle with, and even professional writers struggle with, and that problem is 💥OVER- DETAILING.🔥 Or in other words "writing with too much detail." Now, what does this mean? When you over-detail your work,  you flood your writing with so many minutiae details, …

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