Category Archives: Writing Tips

Writing a Synopsis – How to and How Not

Don’t forget to stop by my new blog, Diary of a Teenage Prepper, for fun homesteading updates!   It doesn’t seem like it would be that big of an issue, right? A synopsis just states what the book is about. … Continue reading

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Crafting Characters – Antagonist’s Apex

There’s a trick to crafting your antagonist. As much as it may seem like their only purpose is to throw a wrench in things for your MC(s) and be hated by the readers, that is not entirely true. The best … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After – Really? How to Nail Your Story’s Ending

“And they lived happily ever after.” We’ve all heard it a million-quadrillion-zillion-times-two times. So-and-so saved the day, so-and-so was happy, and they lived happily ever after. But did you ever stop to think how unrealistic that is? It’s the stuff that … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Resources for Writers

We’re going to look at a few different resources for writers that I’ve found either helpful or very helpful in the past. Finding go-to sources for your work is invaluable, but sometimes hard to find. I only have five to … Continue reading

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My Take on Time Travel in Fiction

Otherwise known as portal fantasy, time travel in fiction goes back a long ways. If you’re not too familiar with this as a genre, you are likely aware at least of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Today, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Emotion in the Written Word

Emotion in the written word is one of the most important things to learn when you’re starting out, or if you’ve never taken the time to learn it before. Emotion is everywhere. We feel happiness, we feel joy, we feel fear, … Continue reading

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The Days of Simple Beginnings

“Do not despise these small beginnings . . .” We, as writers, tend to think of the big picture. The biggest dream, the best novel, the perfect plot. Writing, like absolutely everything else, requires time, effort and patience. Our simple beginnings can … Continue reading

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