Tag: writing tips


  • Aesthetic Boards for Writers: A Guest Post by Harley Rae

    This is Susannah, jumping in really quick to introduce this guest post by Harley Rae. I have been ridiculously busy in the last several weeks, what with school, musical theater, etc. that I haven’t been able to post for a long time. Thankfully, the amazing human Harley was willing to lighten the burden of this […]

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  • 11 Tips for Character Development

    Your plot is ready to go. You have a protagonist, an antagonist, a secondary character, an old mentor, a love interest, a traitor, an opposed parent, a jealous sibling, and an intelligent talking horse named Phillip. Hopefully, by the time you sit down to start writing the first chapter of your first draft, you have a […]

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  • 20 Questions to Ask Your Plot and Characters

    Writerly tags are, believe it or not, one of the biggest things that make me think about my WIP more in depth. Most of the tags I’ve participated in (the Six Question Character Challenge being my absolute favorite) made me ask questions of my plot and characters that I’d never even thought to ask. For […]

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  • 8 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Writers

    Some of you might be wondering why I’ve decided to write a post for writers on how to stay healthy. I realize that nearly everyone knows basic guidelines for staying healthy (it’s mostly just a matter of ignoring temptation), so why can’t writers just do the same thing? Glad you asked! I am armed and […]

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  • Finding Neverland – A Guest Post by Brianna Merrit

    Today I have a fabulous treat for you: I’ve asked the lovely writer Brianna Merrit to guest post on my blog! She has some wonderful inspiration and epic encouragement to share with you all and I am honored to have her do just that on my blog. Go ahead and enjoy! (Warning: Use fairy dust in […]

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  • Answer the Question “What’s your Book About?” Using Story Cards

    Admit it. Pretty much all writers get asked the question, “What is your book about?” Me, I begin wishing for a memorized tagline while trying to respond and sounding stupid in the process. Probably, most of our responses run thus: “Er, well, it’s about this guy who saves the world from this demonic guy … […]

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  • Why Writer’s Block is the Writer’s Excuse (And How to Fight It)

    It’s time to write. You sit down at your desk and take out your notebook or open your laptop, and you pick up your pencil or put your fingers on the keyboard. You’re ready to start where you left off; the show must go on. But you can’t. Your fingers stretch in frustration and you begin […]

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  • 10 Ways to Get Writing Inspiration

    We writers. We all get those days when we begin to wonder if our mind has left us. Devoid of ideas and suffering from lack of motivation, we sit around, staring at a blank piece of paper or an empty Word document. We search for our characters, hoping they haven’t ditched us yet. We begin […]

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  • Writing Tips: Quirks – The Pros and Cons

    I’m sure all you writers have heard that your characters need quirks … especially your major characters, such as the protagonist and antagonist. Foreshadowing and background adds quirks to the character, makes him unique. Especially if the quirk has an effect on the story and ties in with the character’s personality, his problems or desire. […]

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