Or maybe yearning. Hm.
What's yours? =D
Mooderino puts down some first-rate guidance in this article on writing your hook.
"The easiest way to hook a reader is to connect them to the character."
Moody doesn't leave you hanging on how to do that, and goes even further on the hook...
" It needs to be connected to the main plot."
Oh, and the last paragraph is GOLD. ;)
Even though we shouldn’t force themes into our stories, we should be aware of how we develop them.
What themes are you aware of in you WIP?
What's your favorite word today?
Mine is ethereal because I've been drowning in alluring worlds of imagination this morning. =)
That's my favorite word right now. That's been my favorite word for a while now, and will likely be my favorite for years to come. Just has so much... drive to it. You can do a job quickly, or swiftly, or with purpose or zeal, but alacrity implies all that, and much more.
Oh, I also really like Brevity - not really something I utilize a lot, but a reminder of something I probably should be using more of :)
I hope there's a blueprint for some interesting ancient device. What would you want to know?
Point me to collections on:
Unicorns, dragons, and other mythical creatures
Words, Vocab, or Etymology
Cutting edge technological advancements (not phones or "tech")
If you could pass this around, I'd be super grateful. =)
BUT I haven't been able to figure out how to search for collections anyway. There's only "Featured" in the Collections tab, and they don't come up under regular search.
Someone please write this story. I love SF/F that shows a fantastic side to something mundane.
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I recently started writing a new book (a historical that releases next fall). As I was writing the first chapter, I experienced an almost paralyzing fear. It was a fear that raised its ugly serpent head and hissed in my ear: "...
Oh, and she gives great instructions on how to walk the line between starting too early and starting too late. =)
May the Fourth be with you. ;)
- Writingeekery.comFiction Coach and Editor, present
- Writingeekery (current)
- Goals are more powerful than rules. Know your goal and you can discard the rule.
- The more you understand about your story, your characters, your world, the more inspiration and options are open to you.
- Deep, complex characters are the strongest, most fascinating characters you can have.
- Never stop learning. Never assume someone knows everything about the craft. Never assume you know "enough." Never assume it will be easy.
- Your process will likely be unique. Follow the path that works for you, for your story.
- Try new things. It's part of learning, and it's part of finding your process.
- Plot and character are equally important. Each fuels the other.
- Understand the rules to break them effectively. This ties back to knowing your goals.
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Walking Away from the Stress of the “Big Release” - Elizabeth Spann Craig
Thoughts on walking away from heavy promo surrounding a release.
Limyaael's Rant No.12: Writing Flawed Characters - Curiosity Quills Press
Inspired by some posting on flaws in both the Mary-Sue communities and others. 1. First, make sure that your character really has flaws, and
Improve Concentration by Minimizing Distractibility
Effective thinking depends on suppressing distracting thoughts and feelings