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The importance of conflict

Without conflict, I can say there will be no story. Conflict raises all the stakes, is the one which keeps me hooked, excited and curious just where to see it. It is what keeps people reading, as I don't want to know every detail of the character's life before they start. What I do want… Continue reading The importance of conflict

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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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Choosing Between A Plot-driven, or charater-driven story. 

Personally, it's not just about the style or the nature of the story. It's not really up to choice, as without either of them the entire story would fall. Even if it leans to be a bit more on either side, I still expect a decent plot or relatable characters who have some depth.  And… Continue reading Choosing Between A Plot-driven, or charater-driven story. 

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Clichés, should it be used or avoided at all costs? 

Personally, I'm fine with clichés that are few and far between the entire story. Notorious or not, I don't really judge it as long as it has a reason to exist in that particular novel. Or a reasonable explanation why. Or a good plot twist with that cliché.  Personally, clichés are fine when they are… Continue reading Clichés, should it be used or avoided at all costs? 

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Having Expectations As Writers 

This is something that bothers me a lot yet rarely ever does now. Because I'm accepting that I'm just honing my craft, and a lot of my writing isn't that good, and maybe I would not have learned to improved if I gotten too famous.  And that I prefer feedback over anything. Anything that gives… Continue reading Having Expectations As Writers 

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Criticism: How do I deal with them? 

I mostly deal with criticism through this method, I just deal with it offline. And with a little analyzing before I just put it behind me and move on.  Because really, it's tiring if every little bit of criticism gets to me, and most of them is tearing apart my writing and grammar. And if… Continue reading Criticism: How do I deal with them? 

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Are Themes Important?

Despite what many authors think, I think it's important to have a theme deep inside the book? Whenever I get a premise, a theme is something that I think is most important.  Otherwise, then deciding how the main character acts can be pretty difficult. I don't really like to preach about a certain theme down… Continue reading Are Themes Important?

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On Writing Strong Female Characters 

I believe that this characters don't need to know how to fight, neither do they need to be extremely powerful. They just need to display strength in the best way possible, when in peril, they choose to be strong rather than just whine endlessly about how life was unfair to them.  And 'strong' doesn't mean… Continue reading On Writing Strong Female Characters 

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What makes a compelling protangonist 

I think my only answer to this would be: to have agency. That's the only thing a protagonist really needs, and a goal that they would strive to succeed.  I really dislike books where the characters seem to have almost nothing going for them. And no reason why they should be the centre of it.… Continue reading What makes a compelling protangonist 

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Letting Yourself Make Mistakes 

This is really very very important. When you first write never harp on the writing that is either something you worry about when you reach the end . But just letting yourself make them is important.  As all behind with a lackluster first effort, I started with a general fiction story that I have no… Continue reading Letting Yourself Make Mistakes 

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Reading Books As A Writer 

This is very very important. Yes, I'm using bold for this. It is never better than to do this, because you need to read to learn, to be able to get ideas as well as helping you perfect your craft.  Reading is learning, and the basics of writing. Why do you want to write, it… Continue reading Reading Books As A Writer 

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Writer’s Block 

A dreadful thing? It always is. Be it for me or anyone else, this is always hated. But there are always such days, where writing seems just so hard. I have many methods to avoid this, but interested to know.  1. Start Another Project  This is the best advice I can give, write two projecs… Continue reading Writer’s Block 

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The first chapter 

The difficulty of this is always the first sentence, and even the entire chapter. The best thing to overcome this imminent fear is to just write or start the first chapter with something important.  But it has to have some great importance with the main character. A prologue can be necessary when it is needed,… Continue reading The first chapter 

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The Headache Of Choosing A Genre 

I would say this sometimes happens to me. When I'm working on a novel, I do know the genre it is in. And the type of story I'm aiming for from the beginning. Then comes subgenres, where there are many, many of them. It is the more difficult to classify rather than fantasy.  I have… Continue reading The Headache Of Choosing A Genre 

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Is there a need to keep to a genre 

I would say:no. There are many writers who would write in a multitude of genres and publish in it. As not all can be cookie cutted into one genre or fitted. There are times when another genre suits it best. And it's always good to branch out. Various genres reach you to focus on different… Continue reading Is there a need to keep to a genre 

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Undecided On The Beginning 

If you're still stuck at the beginning, write it the best way you can write it. Because only once you have completed and understood your story then can you focus on polishing it.  It's always the way for all writers, even planners, as there is no way to truly see the mistakes in some parts… Continue reading Undecided On The Beginning 

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When Is An Idea Good? 

There are really no words for this. But what I might deem a bad concept would have been a great concept when I first began. Where everything was linear and easy to think of. And when I write it, when everything needs to come together it either will bore you or it becomes way too… Continue reading When Is An Idea Good? 

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Keeping An Interest 

This can be an issue for most, and even me. For me, I guess the best way to say about this is that writing can quickly drive away the interest. For me, it never happens or only happens when the plot is leading truly to nowhere then I would place it.  My one advice to… Continue reading Keeping An Interest