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Creating the Perfect Protagonist: Three Things to Consider

When beginning your journey to craft a full-scale novel, you almost fail to realise just how mammoth the task ahead of you is. If it’s something you’ve never done before, you’ll likely not have a clue where to start and you’ll end up over-complicating things by thinking about too much at once. It’s all expected […]

Mastering the Art of the Dialogue Tag

  A guest-post by Ryan Lanz Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and make them stand out. In an effort to avoid that, let’s take a closer look at dialogue tags. […]

Micro-Poetry #37

      Hello all! I fear that this series is becoming a little stale now as it doesn’t seem to get much response, so please help me out. I want to create content that not only I enjoy producing but that you enjoy reading too. So please, if you enjoy my poetry and wish […]

Writing Tips/Insights #13: Create Relatable Characters

    When sitting down to read a book, readers like to read into the lives of characters who they can relate to on an emotional level. It gives them a personal attachment to the fictional world and makes them more hooked on the story. Forming this sort of attachment not only helps to better […]

Micro-Poetry #36

1: Engorged in solitude, Though loving the feeling; My mind is numb And my soul is dry, Though the outer shell Is painted in glory.   2: Just hearing your name sends a chill down my spine. Even from a stranger speaking of someone else. Because they may be talking about someone who shares that […]

The Keys to Success #13: Resilience Among Sheep

It may be an overused, generic expression, but the whole be a lion as opposed to a sheep metaphor holds on wholly powerful message. If it’s success that you’re after, then you must avoid being or becoming a sheep. Don’t have sheep as your friends, don’t let their sheepish views influence you, fuck it, don’t […]

Micro-Poetry #35

1: Scarred from the sun, Though also by the moon, Crafted in the light, Though also by the night.   2: They say that love makes the world go round, so does that mean that you and I are shortening the days with every love-filled breath we take?   3: A tumbleweed blows through my […]

Writing Tips/Insights #12: The Art Of Showing Vs. Telling

Showing Vs. telling is one of the most difficult things to get right as a fiction writer. So much so that even the best of the best struggle with this art-form, resulting in edit after edit to ensure that they have the perfect balance. What It Means: If you aren’t familiar with showing Vs. telling, […]

Micro-Poetry #34

1: Gone are the days, In which life costs a limb, Bring present the days, In which watching the wind And feeling the rain as it ends one’s pain; Cleansing the skin – Is enough.   2: If your love was the Pacific Ocean, I’d take the plunge into its depths and reemerge anew.   […]

The Keys to Success #12: Stand By Yourself

If there’s one thing that I truly believe in life, one value that I hold above all, it’s standing by what you believe in. Even if you’re the only person who holds that belief in a sea of many who wholeheartedly disagree – don’t let the waves overwhelm you. Simply stand tall, hold your head […]

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