Inspired by my previous article which looked at ‘50 Ways to Say ‘Villain’’, I began thinking about other words I tend to overuse in my writing. The word ‘said’ is definitely the one. I’m sure it is for many of ...read more →

Inspired by my previous article which looked at Ways to Say ‘Villain’’, I began thinking about other words I tend to overuse in my writing. The word ‘said’ is definitely the one.read more →

I think new writer are too worried that it has all been said before. Sure it has, but not by *you*. --Asha Dornfest

Alcohol Inks on Yupo

I think new writer are too worried that it has all been said before. Sure it has, but not by *you*. --Asha Dornfest [ "A Writer’s Life: A Q&A With Tribe

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options.   Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes.  As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 1

Screenwriting inspiration

103 Bracing Quotes to Propel You Through Your First Draft

This is good. Although I can't say I fully agree - I tend to like showing feelings, but only to a certain extent I suppose. I do agree with always showing the emotions, though.

How to Avoid Tricky Grammar Mistakes: Confusing Plurals

Although I can't say I fully agree - I tend to like showing feelings, but only to a certain extent I suppose. I do agree with always showing the emotions, though.

Character-creation questions that actually MATTER (instead of trivia such as, "What's their favorite color?" or, "What was their high school mascot?")

Character-creation questions that actually MATTER (instead of trivia such as, "What's their favorite color?" or, "What was their high school mascot?

Author, Jody Hedlund

Author, Jody Hedlund: 15 Ways to Find Writing Inspiration in 2015 (writing advice for finding your spark of inspiration)

Character Archetypes: Enriching your Novel's Cast | Now Novel

Your success in life is determined by one thing - your character. And that, in turn, is created and shaped in your earliest years. Make sure to instill good/tough character in your kids early on, otherwise they'll fail the most trivial tasks.

Writing Tips For The First Five Pages

How do you fuck up the first sentence? Eleven Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

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