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Creating Compelling Characters • Writing A Novel

One of the most important aspects of a good book is properly developed, compelling characters. This is arguably more important than plot when it comes to success (case in point: Twilight) and characters that a reader connects with will stick with them long after the details of a plot has faded. 1,145 more words

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Despite the fact that it feels more like a merry-go-round than a tilt-a-whirl, my head is spinning after these first four days at University. I’m happy, that has to be put out of the way first; I’m very happy with what’s happening around me. 357 more words


Tatiana White's "Hand Me Down Heroes or Progression?"

I’m just going to share this link for your reading enjoyment and to hopefully, inspire many POC authors and readers to create and demand diverse stories readers can relate to. 154 more words

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The 5 Stages of Receiving Negative Criticism

A while ago, my creative writing professor said although he liked the first part of a story I had handed in to him, the last two parts seemed gimmicky. 342 more words


Monday Funday Musings

Yesterday I was traveling home from Florida and was unable to get my usual Sunday Funday post up. I was naive enough to think I’d have time to get it written over the weekend but I should have known better. 1,116 more words

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Roses Bleed Red

In a pale puddle of moonlight, Scarlett padded her way over the sand towards the water’s edge. The waves lapped gently, sending volts of electric cold shooting through her feet and up her legs; chilling her bones to the very core. 2,125 more words


Tongues Touching: On Writing In Another Language

My tongue usually betrays me after the first three sentences.

‘Ssänk you’ it hisses, hiding behind my teeth.

It mixes up worse and worth. It freezes mid-word when I want to say particularly or irregular. 558 more words