Care to Pants? 5 things writers can benefit from when pantsing

Care to Pants? 5 things writers can benefit from when pantsing A little while back I made an Avis thoughts post, linked here, detailing my thoughts about the whole plotter, pantsers, and plansters, phenomenon, and as I mentioned in the post I’m more of a plotter than panster. I prefer making a detailed outline before …

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(Oh,) what to do about criticism?

(Oh,) what to do about criticism? (Tips on dealing with criticism, feedback, and critiques) 1.)Don’t take it personally. First off, remember the critiques aren’t towards you but towards your work or draft. Though this may seem obvious, it’s quite easy to forget this and take all the comments made towards your work to heart. The …

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Does it really matter if you’re plotter, pantser, planster? (Or is it all hoopla?)- Avis Thoughts#4

Avis Thoughts #4 Does it really matter if you’re plotter, pantser, planster? (Or is it all hoopla?) In this post I’ll be covering my thoughts on the whole plotter, panster, planster, classification thing, also whether or not I think it’s doing more harm to identify yourself as a certain writer and follow a strictly defined …

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How to nail character interactions

How to nail character interactions 1.First, know your characters. Flesh out your characters, who are they? What do they want? what are their goals? What can’t they stand? What do they like? Any cool talents or abilities. What are their strengths? Weakness? Flaws? (No one’s perfect) I emphasize fleshing them out because once you have …

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Are cliches really a bad thing? What’s original anymore? -Avis Thoughts# 3

Avis thoughts #3 Are cliches really a bad thing? What’s original anymore? Cliches, what are they? A cliche is an overused or common idea that constantly appears in media. Examples include but are not limited to: -A Damsel in distress -The Chosen One -When two characters hate each other at the beginning then become friends …

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