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So the other day, someone tweeted this post from storyfix.com containing five writing mistakes that, as they put it (and hat-tip to them for the title of this post), “expose your lack of storytelling experience.”
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Back to Main Index / Back to Forensic Index / Back to Psychology Index Forensic Psychiatry / Profiling Important note: This whole section has been compiled from books and websites, with occasional help from people working in this field. Like the rest of Deep Background (of which this is only a small part), this information is designed for writers of X-Files fiction, and covers only those things that they might be expected to need. It is not a comprehensive guide to the subject.
When we asked you to nominate your favorite writing blog as one of the top 10 blogs for writers, we got a huge response! Great to see how passionate readers are about their favorite writing blog. As you’ll see there are some previous winners, as well as some talented new bloggers in the top 10 of 2012. How were the winners selected? Initial qualification : A site must have been nominated more than once by multiple individuals. If someone nominated more than one blog, only the first nomination was counted.
Book of Imaginary Beings was written by Jorge Luis Borges , published in 1957 under the original Spanish title Manual de zoología fantástica ("Handbook of Fantastic Zoology"), and expanded in 1967 and 1969 to the final El libro de los seres imaginarios . The English edition, created in collaboration with translator Norman Thomas di Giovanni , contains descriptions of 120 mythical beasts from folklore and literature. In the preface, Borges states that the book is to be read "as with all miscellanies... not... straight through... Rather we would like the reader to dip into the pages at random, just as one plays with the shifting patterns of a kaleidoscope "; and that "legends of men taking the shapes of animals" have been omitted. [ edit ] Creatures mentioned Á Bao A Qu
+10 to anyone who draws/writes about their characters scavenger-hunting, or zombie-battling, and then posts and tags it. gehayi said: I’m honestly not sure what you want for the challenge. A character sheet?
We know Facebook and Myspace are used by many writers, but we listed new and old sites that are geared to writers.
What is the Genre Map? We want it to be fun and easy for you to find something you’re interested in reading. So the Book Country team created a unique, new tool—the Genre Map—to help you do just that. When describing a new book editors, industry insiders, and avid readers often reference a known book as a shorthand way of describing the new book (e.g.
From established to aspiring author—typically in an interview format, you never see the advice go much further than: read, write, and learn as much about the craft as you can. It’s rather standard, often recycled, and although I agree with it, I’d have to say most of my more memorable lessons came through trial and error. Specifically, these are things you shouldn’t do as per the trial and error of others. Not simple blunders, mind you, but large lapses in judgment that pay lasting damages. Don’t lie and say it’s non-fiction
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“It rained toads the day the White Council came to town.” Summer Knight by Jim Butcher One of my friends has Yoda for a grandmother. Okay, not really. But that image came to mind when she told me about the woman who taught her the first and best writing lesson ever. Having a close relationship, she wasn’t put off when her grandmother said, “Why don’t you begin your letters with something other than ‘hi, how are you?
Romance gets a bad rap as being formulaic, and it isn’t. At least no more so than any other popular fiction genre. What romance and other genre novels do that I think gets them this label is fulfill reader expectations. That, in my opinion, is a good thing. So what I’m listing here is not a formula.
On Monday we talked about how character’s are the story. Today, I pose another idea: while characters may be the story, what really makes your story interesting is the antagonist. And in the case of most thrillers, the antagonist happens to be a villain. If you’re wondering about the distinction between villains and antagonists, check out this other post where I address this very question.
In this article I’m going to give you some practical, hands-on guidelines for choosing the right point of view (POV) for your novel, a task which is not always as straightforward as it sounds. While I can’t tell you what’s right for your novel—only you can decide that—I can explain the ramifications of each, so you can weigh the pros and cons yourself. Making the right choice is critical: The wrong choice will undermine the presentation of your characters. The wrong choice will sabotage your whole novel, leaving you with an enormous pile of work in fixing it. The POV choice is such a deep, fundamental element of any novel that changing it usually amounts to a full re-write.
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