LOVE this for getting kids to think about their writing!!! .... Follow for more FREE 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools  other fun teaching stuff :)

Reading This Is So Satisfying

LOVE this for getting kids to think about their writing!!! .... Follow for more FREE 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools other fun teaching stuff :)

I hand write all my first drafts and then re-write/edit wholly within the typing out of my second draft. Please excuse the swears

Your villain plays the most important role in your story. Yep, more important than your hero. That means you must go beyond the cliches when developing your villain, because generic platitudes such as maniacal laughter, minions and monologues are standard issue. But don’t panic if your villain possesses these stock traits. Even the most celebrated villains are littered with cliches. Look no further than Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series and The Joker from The Dark Knight.

How to Create a Remarkable Villain (Beyond the Clichés!)

Your villain plays the most important role in your story. Yep, more important than your hero. That means you must go beyond the cliches when developing your villain, because generic platitudes such as maniacal laughter, minions and monologues are standard issue. But don’t panic if your villain possesses these stock traits. Even the most celebrated villains are littered with cliches. Look no further than Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series and The Joker from The Dark Knight.

And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D .... Follow for "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools, tricks & other fun FREE stuff :)

And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D .... Follow for "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools, tricks & other fun FREE stuff :)

18 Things All Writers Wish They Could Say #writing #authors #lol

"I actually enjoy chopping up the first draft of my novel into pieces. It doesn't make me anxious at all."

"It's called a "book." Prior to Earth's Eugenics Wars, humans used them for entertainment, information exchange, and as coasters upon which to set cups of a beverage called 'coffee'."  ~Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock

"It's called a "book." Prior to Earth's Eugenics Wars, humans used them for entertainment, information exchange, and as coasters upon which to set cups of a beverage called 'coffee'." ~Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock

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