It's hard being an optimist when the world is trying to fill you will pessimism. (@Life Happy

Writing Prompt #17

Writing Prompt - “It’s okay,” he said, wrapping his arms around her as she shook with terror. “It’s over now.” “No, it’s not,” she whispered back. “It hasn’t even begun.

Jung's 12 character archetypes: Plan your characters.

Character Archetypes: Enriching your Novel's Cast

Jung's 12 character archetypes - learn more about writing great characters. {These are very interesting to look at, compare, and of course try to mix up!

Showing vs. Telling Writing Anchor Chart!

Show, Don't Tell: A FREE Writing Lesson

One of my all-time favorite writing topics focuses on writing showing sentences instead of telling sentences. The anchor chart below highlights the difference between a showing sentence and a telling

I have delved into my old notebooks, and my old unconscious, and I bring you the fruits of my labours! Here are 100 story ideas you can steal right now. Write a story about… A character with an addiction who discovers that they’re someone else’s addiction. A historical character who travels to the present day…

100 Story Ideas

I have delved into my old notebooks, and my old unconscious, and I bring you the fruits of my labours! Here are 100 story ideas you can steal right now. Write a story about… A character with an addiction who discovers that they’re someone else’s addiction

Different ways to say Said

Linky & Printables

Funny pictures about The word 'said' is dead. Oh, and cool pics about The word 'said' is dead. Also, The word 'said' is dead.

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The Case For Blurring the Lines Between Good and Evil

When I struggled to identify what made for a meaningful Good vs. Evil theme, I turned to The Dark Knight to deconstruct how Batman delivered his complex brand of ethics. Now we are going to use what we learned as a framework for analyzing the same theme

Describe hands well - read examples from Steinbeck and others.

How to Describe Hands: 6 Ways to Make Characters Real

Describe hands well - read examples from Steinbeck and others. - Tap the link to shop on our official online store! You can also join our affiliate and/or rewards programs for FREE!

It happens to the best of us. Mid-drafting-marathon, or mid-Nanowrimo, your plot ideas can turn stale. But I've got your back, lionheart. Read on for 50 plot twists. One of 'em is sure to save your bacon. | lucyflint.com

Fifty Plot Twist Ideas for Your Work-In-Progress!

It happens to the best of us. Mid-drafting-marathon, or mid-Nanowrimo, your plot ideas can turn stale. But I've got your back, lionheart. Read on for 50 plot twists.

Villain(ess) - 39 Motivations. To write the next Great American novel, you need a great villain. But villains are tricky. What motivates a person to be so evil? Why should I believe in your villain? Click through to get more on each motivation and learn to create an enduring villain(ess) like Cruella de Ville or Darth Vader. http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/villain-motivations/

39 Villain Motivations

39 Villain Motivators ~ Jump starters to get your creativity and imagination flowing. Each motivator presented with a statement from the villain(ess)'s POV to help clarify the motivator.

Different ways you can start your short story! And do not worry, even the greatest authors had an editor. :)

WRITING YOUR FIRST BOOK PART 2: THE FIRST SENTENCE

NO WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!? I MUST FIND OUT *thinks of characters in that situation* NO. I AM NOT PUTTING MY BABIES THROUGH THAT THEY'VE SUFFERED ENOUGH

Writing Prompt #12

She stared at her bloodstained hands as she backed away from his body." she whispered, silent tears running down her cheek.

Darkness in Fiction: 7 Tips for Writing Dark Stories - how to write a dark story with meaning, not just a pointless black hole of death and despair

Darkness in Fiction: 7 Tips for Writing Dark Stories FUCK YEAH AWESOME ARTICLE! I'm glad I can still be dark fantasy and not lame angsty teen shit!

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