Myself as a character

A few years ago I happened upon the writing tip of giving conflicts to your main character. Some authors suggest torturing them, to force them outside of their safe zones they’ve built in their life. You don’t do this just out of some twisted cruelty…well, maybe some authors do that, but there is a good …

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Writer blog fun

The other day, my writer’s group talked about blogging for writers. Authors, or would-be authors, should consider this medium as a means for marketing their writing. However, it also provides a wonderful means to exercise your writing (or show off your mad skillz) to the world. Some writers ask me “But what would I write …

Story Tropes: Love (Video by Nika Harper)

I decided I’m so bad about posting, Ill start to share interesting videos, articles, and web sites that might interest other writers. Today’s link by National Novel Writing Month YouTube channel, talks about Story Tropes: Love. What is a trope? A literary trope is the use of figurative language – via word, phrase, or even …

Thoughts on the adventure

This year I promised myself to go beyond my comfort zone, or more importantly, what I considered ‘safe’, to embrace the adventure and see where it took me. It didn’t work out as well as I hoped. Taking chances includes disasters. You don’t read about the people who didn’t make it. Failing doesn’t make good …