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Casey Covel
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The girl with impossible dreams
The girl with impossible dreams

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10 Medieval Weapons for your next Fantasy Story (that you’ve probably never heard of)
What is it with the ever-so-important sword? Nearly every
hero or heroine this side of dragons and wizards owns one (and there’s usually
a prophecy or magical spell involved). Let’s face it: the sword has been there
and done that. Everyone loves a cool swor...
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Hi! I was wondering: how do you start a story? Do you just randomly start
off somewhere or is there a specific reason you start it at a certain
point? Any tips on how to write the intro/beginning of a fiction? The beginning of your story is one of the mos...
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Ten Facts about Swords and Sword Fighting that Writers Get Wrong
Let’s face it, sometimes popular
entertainment stretches things for the sake of our enjoyment. Hollywood blockbusters,
adrenaline-laced anime, and button-bashing video games have all given us a
skewed, oftentimes downright wrong ,
impression of what a sword...
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Creative Writing: Tips for Naming Fictional Races
Our world is populated by a wondrous
variety of people from different cultural backgrounds; it’s this variety that
lends our planet such beauty and diversity. Our fiction is derived from our
reality, and one of the ways in which we seek this derivation is b...
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Character Development: Actors VS Reactors
“Your plot should not happen to
your characters. Your characters should happen to your plot.” Let that idea sink in for a
minute. It may sound like an unfamiliar way to approach fictional character
development, but it’s important that your main characters (...
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Four Steps to Create Gripping, Character-Centered Conflict
A story without conflict is not a
story.  Frodo must inherit the ring and
take it to Mordor. Simba must overcome his guilt and return to Pride Rock to
defeat his evil uncle. Dr. Frankenstein must escape from and destroy the
monster that he has brought to li...
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The Psychology of Writing: Character Development and Loneliness
One of the debilitating battles that your characters may
encounter is the struggle against their own, personal form of loneliness. While
it takes many forms, loneliness is a sense of hurt, sadness, depression, or
resignation that stems from strong feelings ...
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Writing Adice: 4 Tips for Effectively Naming Characters
One question I get asked rather frequently is: how do you
come up with names for your characters? Here are some of the techniques that I
use that I hope you will find beneficial. In this post, we’ll discuss these techniques: Pick a name with significant mea...
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The Psychology of Writing: Character Development and Fear
Whether it’s spiders, heights, socializing, public speaking,
deep water, patterns, or even themselves, most every character you’ll ever
write will face some debilitating fear or phobia. In today’s article let’s take
a look at what fear is, how it differs fr...
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The Psychology of Writing: Character Development and Sadness
From The Lion King to The Lord of the Rings , every great
story features characters that experience sadness. Grief is a natural part of
the human condition, and learning to write sadness believably is an integral
part of developing a fleshed-out character. ...
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