Good advice for all writers
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Writing inspiration: What Sylvia Plath Taught me graphic from Summer Pierre- write, journal, work, always learning, keep trying, be details, believe in yourself, tell your story
I found this amazing drawing, uncredited, on Pinterest, but I recognized the style and knew it was by Summer Pierre (an amazing artist/writer who I love!): If you’re a woman with an English degree (i.e., me), you probably love Sylvia Plath. I used to write long, overdramatic journal entries and quote her poems to describe... Read more »
Well, *this* is awesome: What Sylvia Plath taught me (about writing). #writing #authors #SylviaPlath #notdepressing
What Sylvia Plath Taught me graphic from Summer Pierre- write, journal, work, always learning, keep trying, be details, believe in yourself, tell your story. I have yet to read anything from her. I think that I'll give it a shot. Let's expand that pubescent brain of mine.
What Sylvia Plath Taught Me. Love her poetry and books. Just not so much the way she went down...
Sylvia Plath Hoping to inspire my kiddos to be more enthusiasts writers this year!!
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Good advice for all writers about how to write a book from Sylvia Plath
Good advice for all #writers about how to write a book.
Crafting Stunning Character Arcs: The Lie Your Character Believes
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The Change Arc is all about the Lie Your Character Believes. His life may be horrible, or his life may seem pretty great. But, festering under the surface, is the Lie. // I LOVE this article. She narrows down the character arc to the Lie, and shows how the symptoms and the Lie itself affect the story.
Have the main character, and therefore the reader, fully believing in something. Then, break it. Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes - Helping Writers Become Authors
OHMYGOSH, THIS IS AMAZING!!!! One of the BEST character studies I've ever seen!! Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes - Helping Writers Become Authors
"The Lie Your Character Believes" - Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: - Helping Writers Become Authors @K.M.Weiland (blog and podcast) #fiction #characters
Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes - Helping Writers Become Authors// read later
This is an excellent way to build characters! Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes - Helping Writers Become Authors
Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes - Helping Writers Become Authors -to be important or worthwhile equals power /prestige/ glory
"The Lie Your Character Believes" - Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: - Helping Writers Become Authors
Creating Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes
True...so all the voice people say i'm talking to are just people i wrote about...which are in my head...so i guess i am talking to the voices in my head, but you never know maybe I made a book character after you, so then I'm really talking to you in my head...YES.
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I guess this means I should actually write stuff down then, otherwise I'm just talking to imaginary people without an excuse
Glad I am not the only one!! I'll admit, I still have 'imaginary friends'.. I talk to my book characters, okay?! But I'm not sure this is an ONLY A WRITER thing...
Marie's comments of 03-04-13: Total truth. Since I, as the writer, create the characters, they're so real they sit next to me while they write their own scenes. Disturbing? Sometimes.
Truth. And it's frustrating when the characters from a book that isn't even started yet are getting more demanding when you don't have time for them yet and you sit there arguing with them in your head.
Only a writer... #writing #reading #lit #books #bookshelf @bookcountry
This is so true, see I'm not crazy just a writer.
Only a Writer... #TRUTH!
Writing Quote #7
You know you're a writer when ~
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You know you're a writer when... you sit at your desk writing and suddenly pull an expression just to make sure you've described it correctly.
Yup all the time, I do it both as a writer and as an artist, it is one of things, you must always make the expression of the character you are drawing.
Yeah... I've done this a time or two... or three... I make strange faces or ball a fist or scratch my chin a certain way when I'm writing to mimic a character. It's how we authors roll!
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All the time! There's this one i've been trying to figure out how to describe, it's that one face kermit the frog makes sometimes...closest i've come is "grimace" But it's more comical than that...
And then your mom looks at you and asks, "Why are you making that face?" and you make something up...
The looks I get from people. "What are you doing? You were going like :twists face in odd way:"
You know you're a writer when ~ Faces.
Make your characters want something right away
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When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away even if it's only a glass of water. - Kurt Vonnegut
Started my SF novel with my character wanting to hit on a girl in cafeteria--then I blow up his planet by about page 3, so I think that works...because, you know, wants to stay alive. (Saves the girl too, but she still won't date him.) Runte: Flight of the Illynov
It really does make your characters more likable. And the more desperate the situation, the more you connect with them.
Begin with action. This will also help me come up with my characters' motivations.
Make your characters want something right away, even if it's only a glass of water
Make your #characters want something right away. #amwriting #quotes #writetip
Dragon Writing Prompts: "Make your character want something right away..."
To this English teacher, this sounds like good advice.
hmm. Dragon Writing Prompts: "When I used to ..."
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"All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone." - Erica Jong. #writing #tips
All writing problems are psychological problems. - Erica Jong
"All writing problems are psychological problems."
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"Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon." -Ann Patchett
Love this... #quote #authors #writers which is why it's taken me so long to get it all on paper. Love my Rocket Girls, even if they're my imaginary friends.
Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head... #quote #authors #writers http://www.janetcampbell.ca/
@K. Sny Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head... #quote #authors #writers
Writing is a job #write #writer #writing #ecopywriting #copywriting
my imaginary friend and I drink wine.. #quote #authors #writers
More truth for writers to embrace... #quote #authors #writers
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Show don't tell.
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Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. - Anton Chekhov #writing #prompt
writing inspiration from Anton Chekhov & Figment - show, don't tell! Best metaphor for the technique I've ever seen!
Writing inspiration from Anton Chekhov and Figment - Show, don't tell! Best metaphor for the technique I've ever seen! Great example of "Show v. Tell"
Writing inspiration from Anton Chekhov and Figment... I need to read this everyday.
Writing inspiration from Anton Chekhov and Figment: Show, don't tell!
One of the greatest writers in my world, Chekhov
Character Development Worksheet
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Character development worksheet - What you need to know about your characters
Character Development Worksheet - awesome worksheet for writers.
Writer's Character Development Worksheet. Must for all writers.
Character Development Worksheet (for writers of fiction)
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Character Development Sheet #writingtips
Checklist for character development. Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions. See it in action: HERE It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background. A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. There’s nothing beneath the surface - KNOWING as much bout your character as possible, instrinsicly, in detail, intimately, can do nothing but help build believability and dimension to your character. Use only the things on this list that you feel are important, but I would like to remind you that the reader learns a lot about a character NOT through exposition (that’s kind of a cheat, and always feels , to me, like a rather clunky way of conveying knowlege), but through their actions, quirks, thoughts, and even through the things they own and carry with them. What kind of food they eat and how they eat it. What they wear. What they carry in their wallets. I encourage you, as writers, to consider these things when creating a character, and encourage you MORE to leave the exposition out and tell us about your character through these other means! If nothing else, this will give you a LOT to work with when writing with your character. Maybe it’ll spur you to write about the character’s parents. Or the relationship between them and their family. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired to write something about how they lost everything in a fire - and the importance each remembered lost item held. There is certainly no rule that says you HAVE to do it this way, but invariably, the most memorable characters are the ones that we as readers can relate with. It’s hard to relate with just words - but people - with beliefs and dreams and fears - that’s something we can get behind. I certainly hope you find this useful, and since so many have been inclined to reblog and like this, I shall endeavor to add more character creation and writing tips, lists and excercises up on this blog! Edit: Because there were requests for a Medieval and Fantasy version of this list, I have created one HERE. I hope you find it as useful as this one!
I am a writer. My characters are a part of me.
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I am a writer. The characters I create aren't me. They are a part of me. They are the part of me who is the adventurer, romantic, warrior, princess, hero, villain, the freak, the friend. They are the parts I hide, I wish to be, the parts I have been, and the parts I will be. Every story is based on a truth. Your truth.
I am a writer and my book is nearly finished. yay. It's called OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Every story is based on a truth; my truth. I am a writer, and this is my world.
I am a writer. And all my stories are based on a truth. My truth.
I am a writer. My characters are a part of me. - Writing Quotes
I am a writer. The truth behind this is insane!
I am a writer. My story is my truth.
Aww... thanks so much
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I would love this. Wish I could get it in Australia! The Storymatic Classic -- Tell Stories, Play Games, Make Art, and More
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Storymatic Classic - $29.95 - set of cards that can be used as writing prompts, as a game, etc. This sounds like it would be really fun and really useful!
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This seems REALLY COOL Just Saying. The Storymatic Classic -- Tell Stories, Play Games, Make Art, and More
The Storymatic: a writing prompt, a teaching tool, a parlor game, and a toy GOD! I SO WANT THIS O___o
The Storymatic Classic - Six trillion stories in one little box. Which one will you tell? I love this idea for a game! And they have a kids version, too! Very, very cool!
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Oh my word, I am so glad I'm not the only one! Because I totally do this every time.
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Oh my word, I am so glad I'm not the only one! Because I totally do this every time. in fact, it never bothers me that someone might peek in and see me naked--it bothers me that they might peek in and see me acting out a dramatic death scene!
I also do this on the walk to school, cause I generally go alone, so I'm just pottering along acting out a million different characters either in scenarios or just sort of commenting on things around me. It's useful for ideas ^_^
Oh gosh. i thought it was only me. Doesn't even have to be in the shower it's usually when I'm cleaning
Lol! I usually thank about my story and the characters dialogue when I'm in the shower. xD Or when I'm trying to sleep, or eating, or ANYTIME I have free time.
Oh my, I am so glad I'm not the only one, every time i get in the shower, i thought it was weird!!!
The ideas, inspirations and thoughts are continuous and come at random times.
You know you're a writer when... I still do this when I'm not in the shower.
I thought I was the only one...Thank God I am not!
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Daily Writing Prompt - Writers Write Creative Blog Each person "runs" the world for that day... Like the adjustment bureau
Daily Writing Prompt: describe each day of the week as if it were a person. Give each one a name, age, job, and address.
Daily Writing Prompt - Writers Write Creative Blog. This could be interesting...
Daily writing prompt. I might try this. Just to start up some crearive writing.
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Here’s a question you’d think would have no solid answer: How many characters should your story have?
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How Many Characters Should You Include in Your Story | Helping Writers Become Authors. How many characters should your story have? Read this to find out what novelist K.M. Weiland recommends. #book #fiction #novel #writing #writer #write #author #novelist #characters #number #story #tips
How Many Characters Should You Include in Your Story? - Helping Writers Become Authors (I actually have four in a supernatural book I'm writing now, I wonder if that's too many. xD)
Here’s a question you’d think would have no solid answer: How many characters should your story have? Pinning more to save this blog than for this article
How Many Characters Should You Include in Your Story? - Helping Writers Become Authors
How many characters should your story have? -- great article
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I love Anne Lamott's advice for writers in her book, Bird by Bird. And this quote is so true; first drafts are about discovering what the story is that you have to tell.
Very few writers really know what they are doing until they've done it. -Anne Lamott (Glad I'm not the only one.) #quote #writing #lit #books #bookshelf @bookcountry
How to Show Your First Draft Who Is Boss-- GoTeenWriters :D Awesome post :)
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Love this writing quote
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I used to journal but never really thought about myself as a writer until I got back into it. I'm currently writing a story and will eventually write a book... or two... or more. Who knows? Let's where this goes
Writers are forgetful, but they remember everything. They forget appointments and anniversaries, but remember what you wore, how you smelled, on your first date… They remember every story you’ve ever told them - like ever, but forget what you’ve just said. They don’t remember to water the plants or take out the trash, but they don’t forget how to make you laugh. . Writers are forgetful because they’re busy remembering the important things.
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You're a Writer - Quotes about Writing Will hang this saying in my office.
Writer's Manifesto...for that book I'll write someday
Writing Tip of the Day (June 6, 2014)
Claim the title. #write #quotes
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"Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can't forget..." -Natalie Goldberg | writing, quotes
"Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can't forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released." - Natalie Goldberg. True.
Writers writing about their obsessions. I Have recently realized I do this frequently
"Writers end up writing about their obsessions..." -Natalie Goldberg
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Writers obsession... ~ Natalie Goldberg
Writers writing about their obsessions
How to Write Your Character's Thoughts