Productivity Websites

It’s no surprise that staying focused is a task.  The internet doesn’t make it any easier along with the constant head numbing buzz of our cell phones and the notifications that can pop up at any moment.  It’s hard to stay on point and get what we need to do done. For someone who does […]

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Making a Character Aesthetics Board

I personally love making these.  It’s not exactly procrastination because you are finding things for your character or world and giving yourself a visual….but it kind of is procrastination too. Why?:  Good question as I just said that this is a procrastination sort of thing.  But its also great to inspire yourself and give yourself […]

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Getting to Know Your Characters Appearance

Basics -Height- Eye Color- Weight-  Hair Color-  Build – Pigmentation- Age- Gender- Ethnicity- Scars- Identifying Features   Life Style – Habits- Quirks- Jobs- Hobbies- Vices- Virtues-   Clothing/ Appearance -Makeup- Work clothing- Daily clothing- Shoes- Nails- Running errands- Tattoos-   Body Language -Nervous Ticks- Gait- Eye Contact- Posture- Personal Space- Gestures-

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Characters Feeling a Bit…Emotional?

Struggling to describe and emotion is probably one of the hardest things to do as a writer.  Mostly because every single word conveys something just a little bit different.  Here is some vocabulary porn to help you find just the right word to describe that uncomfortable topic of emotion. Happy Adored Thrilled Perky Appreciated Cheerful […]

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4 Unforgivable Sins You Need to Watch Out for With Your Flawed Heros

It is important to make a distinction in between a flawed hero and one that cant be forgiven at all.  Readers will forgive pretty much everything, given the right circumstance.  But not these things.  Unless you want your character to be crazy unlikeable, these are things that you should avoid if there is any hope […]

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Nano Comith!

As requested by a friend, I have put together her a list of things that will help you with this year’s National Novel Writing Month.  I have completed only two, but I think that you guys might find these tools and supplies useful.  Nano can seem like an overwhelming task…and it can be your first […]

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Put it on Pause: Comma, colon & semi colon

One of the most rookie mistakes that can out writers is their misunderstanding of the subtleties of punctuation.  As someone who has a semicolon tattooed on her chest, clearly grammar and is important to me.  And it should be to you too!

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30 Ways to Stay Creative

Don’t Force it Take breaks Get away from the computer Make Lists Carry a notebook everywhere Don’t beat yourself up Listen to music/ something new Collaborate with your writing partner Make random head cannons about characters/ places/ worlds Surround yourself with creative people Free write Allow mistakes in free writing Go somewhere new Count your […]

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Mythology 202: Under used Folklore

Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in society, such as foundational tales. We all know the basic mythology that we use in writing but each culture has different lore, some that can offer different types of stories, fables, myths, and gods to play within our writing. If you […]

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Four Editing Methods to Get You Through

So you finished your first draft.  Maybe it was just finishing, maybe its December or January and you’ve finished the madness that is National Novel Writing Month.  Either way, now you have a document in front of you.  Its rough and maybe even scarier then the blank page was because what the hell are you […]

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