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Writing Tip: 7 Ways to Write about Love

Ah, love; a dreadful bond, and yet, so easily severed.

So says Davey Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, after having his own heart ripped out to remain buried in a chest.

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#Am Writing - The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing: Wrath

Writing can be a very isolating experience. It can also be full of community and encouragement. It all depends on the writer and their situation. 558 more words

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Writer Wednesday: 3 Persons in One

Character development is critical for an easy to read book. I absolutely love building my characters.

I always think of which celebrity I think most looks like my character… And I use Pinterest a lot to just pin what I see in my minds eye based on the characters essence. 71 more words

The Writing Journey

How to Write Technobabble

I’m not sure who originally came up with the term “technobabble,” but I first encountered it in reference to Star Trek. Technobabble is a staple of a lot of science fiction: the “babbling” on about fictional science and fictional technology to get characters into and out of their fictional scrapes. 521 more words

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Enter The New FABO Competition Now!

Kathy White is the next FABO judge, and her story starter has just been posted!

INSTRUCTIONS

Finish the story. Send it in by Friday August 5th (so don’t rush – you have heaps of time). 432 more words

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Language: Past, Present and Future Tense

When I start writing something new, I tend to default to the past tense automatically. In my opinion, this is the easiest tense to write in, and that’s why I tend to revert to it. 707 more words

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Three Tips for Writers Making the Transition From FanFic

Oh, so simple.

  1. Do not substitute the word orb for eye. Just don’t. It’s horrible. Saying you looked into a person’s orbs is equal to saying you have little experience with perceiving or understanding any emotions besides your own.
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