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When is a manuscript ready?

This is something that is more or less debated time and time again. Whether the writer should debate over the placing of every word or just let it be.I feel as though there is a time where I simply should just let it go. Telling myself that nothing is perfect and my work will not… Continue reading When is a manuscript ready?

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Does a protagonist need to be a hero?

This had been on my mind for quite a while, seeing as a lot of books I rated low often happened to favour heroism over character. And books that did not favoured was vice versa. I liked being able to relate to the characters, for all their flaws, the strengths, their quirks, rather than their… Continue reading Does a protagonist need to be a hero?

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Storytelling VS Writing

I have a belief that these two are separate in the first place. Storytelling is all about the elements of the story, writing is how you use the medium to express it. Some people are a swordsmith others are masters at telling the story. And a writer, sometimes they are stronger in one than the… Continue reading Storytelling VS Writing

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Personality and Me

Recently, I took a personality test. I got an ENTP-A. Honestly, I thought that it was one of the most accurate even if I wasn't a complete fit. But for most part, it explained why I behave the way I do. This has never been clearer as to what kind of person I truly am.… Continue reading Personality and Me

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Should Writers Major In Other Disciplines?

My answer is yes. They should, they should make an effort to learn about anything that they exhibit an interest in. Mostly because of the fact that if you're going to just study writing, you're going to run out of ideas pretty soon. And the fact that for me, I just have plenty of other… Continue reading Should Writers Major In Other Disciplines?

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Having A Writing Style

Have you realised that after a while, you tend to have a certain style and touch. For me, I have came to realise that. My stories have a very strong feel of mystery in them, often paired with fantasy. Sometimes, I add in intrigue, other times it can be other things. But a mysterious and… Continue reading Having A Writing Style

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Why I won’t read Harry Potter?

I have never began Harry Potter, and really now as a teenager, and in a couple more years, an adult I just don't see the need anymore for me to read Harry Potter. And here are some of my reasons as to why it is. #1 I just never found it enticing enough I admit… Continue reading Why I won’t read Harry Potter?

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The Advice Of Starting Small

I'm not a fan of that advice. Not at all. I think that all writers should write what they want, and an amateur should not be made to feel bad about their lofty ambitions. Because that is what makes us unique as writers. The work that we dream up, no matter how big it seems… Continue reading The Advice Of Starting Small

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Writing What You Enjoy

To me this is important. Very important as all of us tend to be guilty of the fact that we try to fit into the industry, and well after so much failed attempts or thinking that I just did not do a good job in truly writing my stories in the way I intended it… Continue reading Writing What You Enjoy

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How Important Is Humor?

There are many series which I fell in love with just because of the jokes and the setting. Sometimes, when I simply want a break from all the seriousness I pick up something funny. Which I can simply laugh together with. And they often remain my most memorable books. To the degree that I'm also… Continue reading How Important Is Humor?

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What Do I Always End Up Writing?

It is one of the few things which I never understand about myself is that most of my works will have sequels before I say goodbye to them. And some of them are very very long, and turn themselves into sagas. And I have tried many many times to think of it as a single… Continue reading What Do I Always End Up Writing?

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Fanfiction: What Do I think of it?

It is a large debacle if you were to ask me about fanfiction. Some are bad, but some are well thought out, full of depth and takes a whole new spin on the original work. And at the same time, giving the vibe that most will see. So, I say that it is a place… Continue reading Fanfiction: What Do I think of it?

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What defines a good writer?

I believe the answer is nothing. Except the burning passion to write and continue to write no matter what. And that we constantly seek to improve yourselves as writing can never be a craft which someone is perfect at. Mastering it is in due time, but perfection is impossible. #1 All Of Us Have Different… Continue reading What defines a good writer?

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How do I do Nano

Anyway, this month I have decided to take part on Nanowrimo, you can find me here. For once, I have decided to do so because it just so happened to have coincided with an idea that I got on Oct 30, while I was writing a novel that was getting scrapped. But after almost ten… Continue reading How do I do Nano

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How Important Is Pacing?

Pacing needs to be just right, there is something that we cannot deny. I have read and dropped many books due to poor pacing, such as reveals happening too late in the story or something. Which tells me that pacing is important. The right kind of pacing does depend on the story. Here are some… Continue reading How Important Is Pacing?

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The Benefits Of Writing At Your Own Pace

I am a writer who does everything at my pace. I haven't taken part in Nanowrimo, and nor will I think it is necessary to do so. By doing everything at my own pace, there are some benefits which I have found out too. #1 A Better First Draft If I write it all at… Continue reading The Benefits Of Writing At Your Own Pace

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Developing A Character

For me, developing a character isn't about using character sheets. It is neither about using spreadsheets. Both those methods never worked for me and for me, if you are a writer who finds yourself doing badly at it, then this is a post for you.  When I write characters, to develop them, I usually use… Continue reading Developing A Character

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How I Do Foreshadowing?

On this topic, it has become a favourite of mine to write about. Why? Because I love to foreshadow, it seems as though certain aspects of a character being suggested from the very beginning was my favourite. Be it whether it was through a short one sentence description. But I prefer it to useless details… Continue reading How I Do Foreshadowing?

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What Inspires My writing?

Inspiration is what inspires us to write. Without it, we all wouldn't have picked up writing in the first place. It all comes down to this one thing: that crazy story idea which we cannot stop thinking about before pushing us to write.  A lot of things inspire my writing, but I will list them… Continue reading What Inspires My writing?

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What Makes A Fantastic Antagonist?

To me, a villain can make a book as much it can break it. A horrible villain is one whose motivations are nil, or are just plain horrible. Or if it passes the logic test, simply doesn't have any reason to why he would pursue it.  My favourite kind of villain are those who simply… Continue reading What Makes A Fantastic Antagonist?