The Key To Writing (better) Immersion

  The Key To Writing (better) Immersion Q: What’s the key to writing better (story) immersion? Short answer: Environment. There, I saved you about what, 5 to 10 minutes worth of reading? The key to writing better immersion is the environment. Write a good environment, and the world you create world will be much better. …

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Lamp Test, and how to fix a Lamp Charater.

What’s a Lamp Test? -A test will help you determine whether or not your character is actually a “Lamp Character." What’s a Lamp Character? -A character that could be removed from the story and replaced with a regular lamp, without really affecting the plot or story.   Lamp test starts here:   1.-If you replaced …

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The Dos and Don’ts of   Writing Action Scenes (OLD)

The Dos and Don'ts of  Writing Action Scenes (OLD) (This is tad descriptive with injuries and wound stuff, so if your squeamish maybe give this a pass.) Writing action scenes can be one of the most fun aspects of writing a story. They're fast-paced, thrill rides that churn around in your head, only to wildly spill out onto your novel's pages in all their vivid glory. These dazzling …

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Kick the Dog and Save the Cat

        Kick the Dog and Save the Cat (No cats or dogs were harmed in the making of this post.)  If you're struggling to come up with ways to introduce your protagonist or antagonist this may help. 🙂 (Remember you don't have to use these in order to create a compelling character, these are are just helpful tips on what may help you create a good …

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Signs you’ve Written a Bad Villian (OLD)

Signs you've Written a Bad Villian (OLD) (In my opinion) I love villains, sometimes even more than the hero. They're multi-dimensional characters with interesting backstories, devious plots, and make an interesting foil to our protagonist. Too bad for every amazing villain, there are a bunch of trite, cliched villains that are so over the top, they …

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5 Things That Can Kill Your Story, and How To Avoid Them

5 Things That Can Kill Your Story It's common to watch a movie or show that gets you wrapped up in its engaging plot, but eventually delivers to you a terrible, or lackluster ending. This happens to many TV shows, movies, books, and boy is it disappointing when it happens. Nobody likes a bad ending, so to help you avoid creating such a disastrous ending and help you understand how endings can get so bad, here's my list for are things for that can kill your story. Disclaimer: Keep in mind just because it can kill your story, doesn't mean it …

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Quick Tips: How to properly end a novel

The end of a story is important, as it will help determine if the person will want to read more of your stories or recommend a friend. Since many people want to end their novel without putting a dent in a good story, here are my tips for creating a satisfying ending to your awesome novel. -About Twists...-  A random twist can seem like a cop-out, or straight up lazy. If you want to add a …

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