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Knowing what makes your work unique

I realized that for a long while, the best thing I could sell myself was the fact that I made my work my own. At this point I know that almost no one else will think the same way that I did. No one will write the story in the same way that I will.… Continue reading Knowing what makes your work unique

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The thing about writing websites

Writing websites are plentiful that many authors have many many choices. And even what sort of end goal they have in mind at the end of the day. Are you trying to get published, or simply writing for fun? Are you looking for ways to improve your novel or to simply get readers. There is… Continue reading The thing about writing websites

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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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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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Does a dark story mean a deep one?

No, I can say that these two do not always go hand in hand. You have stories that is dark but have no depth and stories which are light and have plenty of depth. What makes a deep story is how the author uses the themes, the setting the characters to give out depth. To… Continue reading Does a dark story mean a deep one?

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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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Requesting For A Beta

I have been a recent beta, but as luck will have it I saw some very interesting things happen during the time. And here are some of them. #1 Posts are meant to be read Although it becomes easier for me to narrow down requests if I ignore those who simply don't bother looking through… Continue reading Requesting For A Beta

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How Important Is Execution?

In recent months, reading changed from how interesting and fresh the characters and story is to how brilliant the execution is. And I wonder what made the switch to this. Other than the truth that nothing is new under the sun. It's all about how you do it that is. And that brings me to… Continue reading How Important Is Execution?

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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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How Useful Is Studying To Write?

A question that is on my mind, how useful it is to have to learn how to write in school. I don't because well I found that writing isn't just personal for me, but at the same time it also has been something that I have to explore myself. No one can tell me how… Continue reading How Useful Is Studying To Write?

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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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The True Definition Of Strong Female Characters

I don't like them. I never did. Despite all feats of badassery they do, I rarely like them. Because they seem to always be cut from one mold, always being physically strong, sometimes outshining the male characters. But they often fail to be real characters that I can relate to. To me, the definition of… Continue reading The True Definition Of Strong Female Characters

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Writing A Long Series

Anyway, since I mostly write insanely long series, and the fact that I don't really get tired from them, I decided to write a blog post about them. And mostly my tips to not feel overwhelmed by writing long series. #1 Plan I don't mean planning the entire story out, but it is a very… Continue reading Writing A Long Series

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Should We Appeal To The Market or To Ourselves?

My answer is always to ourselves. Write what you want, write how you see the world. There is no one who can say whether your world is unrealistic, unless of course the people do not really face any consequences from their actions, nor any effects come from it. And well, I dislike those who appeal… Continue reading Should We Appeal To The Market or To Ourselves?

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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?