Writing

92 Pins
 3y
Collection by
Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Writing Life, Writing Quotes, Writing Process, Writing Tools, Novel Writing, Writing Help, Writing Skills
44 Perfect Songs To Listen To While You Write
Writing Advice, Reading Writing, Writing Prompts, Book Worth Reading, Agatha Christie, Writer Quotes
Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) (@IndieAuthorALLI)
You’ve probably heard that, to keep your reader’s attention, you need to keep raising the stakes. This is sound advice, but it’s also pretty vague. What does it mean to keep raising the stakes? Should you start with dismally low stakes so you have somewhere to go? If you start with life-and-death stakes, do you have to end with save-the-world stakes? #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration Fiction Writing, Life And Death, Writing Inspiration, Stakes, Writing Tips, Raising, Heard, Readers, Sound
How to Raise the Stakes in your Writing
You’ve probably heard that, to keep your reader’s attention, you need to keep raising the stakes. This is sound advice, but it’s also pretty vague. What does it mean to keep raising the stakes? Should you start with dismally low stakes so you have somewhere to go? If you start with life-and-death stakes, do you have to end with save-the-world stakes? #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration
Julie
Julie
Book Editing, Editing Writing, Writing Words
Collection of how-to’s
Conflict is essential to good storytelling. However, not all conflict will have the same impact on a story. It isn’t enough to just throw progressively more challenging obstacles at your characters. Meaningful conflict is conflict that resonates with your readers.
#writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration Conflicted, Obstacles, Chess Board, Storytelling, Impact
How to Create Conflict that Resonates in your Writing
Conflict is essential to good storytelling. However, not all conflict will have the same impact on a story. It isn’t enough to just throw progressively more challenging obstacles at your characters. Meaningful conflict is conflict that resonates with your readers. #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration
Julie
Julie
Line editing is the step in the publishing process that focuses on a line-by-line examination of the text of a novel. As you can imagine, very little escapes such a close read of a manuscript. I shared the following post on publishingcrawl.com after my editor and I had recently gone through the line editing process with Ivory and Bone. Here’s what I learned from my first experience with the line editing process. #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #editing Close Reading, Manuscript, Lessons Learned, Professions, Editor, Line, Texts
Lessons Learned Line Editing with a Professional Editor
Line editing is the step in the publishing process that focuses on a line-by-line examination of the text of a novel. As you can imagine, very little escapes such a close read of a manuscript. I shared the following post on publishingcrawl.com after my editor and I had recently gone through the line editing process with Ivory and Bone. Here’s what I learned from my first experience with the line editing process. #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #editing
Julie
Julie
Why is it important to create active characters? The writing world likes to talk a lot about Strong Female Characters. These conversations have gotten me thinking about strong characters in general, regardless of gender, age, or abilities. What attributes define a strong character? After much thought, I’ve concluded that, in general, a strong character is one who is Active. #writing #characters #writingtips #fictionwriting Strong Female Characters, Strong Character, Talk A Lot, Writing Characters, Attributes, Abilities, Active
Creating Active Characters
Why is it important to create active characters? The writing world likes to talk a lot about Strong Female Characters. These conversations have gotten me thinking about strong characters in general, regardless of gender, age, or abilities. What attributes define a strong character? After much thought, I’ve concluded that, in general, a strong character is one who is Active. #writing #characters #writingtips #fictionwriting
Julie
Julie
Creative Writing Tips, Writing Ideas
Plot Bones: Make a Plot Skeleton to Write Your Story on
Writing Plot
Why You Need To Set Up Your Novel Ending In Your Opening Scene
If you are at the stage where you are looking for an idea you can develop into a novel, I have a post on How to Generate Ideas. But what does a writer do once they have a kernel of an idea? How does a one-sentence seed grow into an 80,000 word novel? If you have a concept for a novel—a premise or a “hook”—how do you start to expand that and take the first steps to writing your book? #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration Short Stories, True Stories, Expanding Sentences, Beginning Writing, Online Event, Take The First Step, Prose
Brainstorming an Idea into a Novel
If you are at the stage where you are looking for an idea you can develop into a novel, I have a post on How to Generate Ideas. But what does a writer do once they have a kernel of an idea? How does a one-sentence seed grow into an 80,000 word novel? If you have a concept for a novel—a premise or a “hook”—how do you start to expand that and take the first steps to writing your book? #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration
Julie
Julie
Creating conflict isn’t just about creating obstacles. Conditioning forces are one kind of obstacle that writers can use to challenge their characters. (Photo by Kristin for Unsplash.) #writing #characters #writingtips #fictionwriting Conditioning, Writers, Force, Challenges
How to Challenge your Characters Using Conditioning Forces
Creating conflict isn’t just about creating obstacles. Conditioning forces are one kind of obstacle that writers can use to challenge their characters. (Photo by Kristin for Unsplash.) #writing #characters #writingtips #fictionwriting
Julie
Julie
The Quiet Writers' Desk: Creating a Realistic Rebel Resistance For Your Story | PART 3 Meaningful Defiance
Creating a Realistic Rebel Resistance For Your Story | PART 3 Meaningful Defiance
The Quiet Writers' Desk: Creating a Realistic Rebel Resistance For Your Story | PART 3 Meaningful Defiance
What are language clichés, and why should writers avoid them? This post will focus on clichéd language, show how purging your writing of tired expressions can infuse it with clarity and power, and also tell you when you can leave clichés in! #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration http://www.julieeshbaugh.com/forwriters/2020/9/21/avoiding-cliches In Writing, Purging, When You Can, Cliche, Tired
How to Avoid Clichés in Writing, (and When to Leave Them In!)
What are language clichés, and why should writers avoid them? This post will focus on clichéd language, show how purging your writing of tired expressions can infuse it with clarity and power, and also tell you when you can leave clichés in! #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #writinginspiration http://www.julieeshbaugh.com/forwriters/2020/9/21/avoiding-cliches
Julie
Julie
11 Things to Consider if You Want Distinct, Unique Characters
11 Things to Consider if You Want Distinct, Unique Characters
Here's an incredible tool for writers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality tool that savvy writers use to create deeply complex and startlingly realistic characters. * Writer Tips
The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) - Mandy Wallace
Here's an incredible tool for writers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality tool that savvy writers use to create deeply complex and startlingly realistic characters. *
A simple but poignant list: 'What Causes Creativity' The Words, Words Of Wisdom, Art Quotes, Motivational Quotes, Life Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes Images, Typography Quotes, Daily Quotes
Dan McCabe on Twitter
A simple but poignant list: 'What Causes Creativity'
When is it okay to break with writing conventions? Should you always follow established norms? Some “rules of writing” are so well established we hardly notice them, until a writer upends our expectations by taking a risk and breaking a rule we’ve taken for granted. Then, as readers, we all decide whether we feel it “worked” or not. (Keep reading for examples.) #writing #writinginspiration #fictionwriting #writingtips Writing Conventions, Is It Okay, Taken For Granted, Take Risks, Rules
Taking Risks in your Writing
When is it okay to break with writing conventions? Should you always follow established norms? Some “rules of writing” are so well established we hardly notice them, until a writer upends our expectations by taking a risk and breaking a rule we’ve taken for granted. Then, as readers, we all decide whether we feel it “worked” or not. (Keep reading for examples.) #writing #writinginspiration #fictionwriting #writingtips
Julie
Julie
You have an idea for a story—but how do you know if it’s worth writing? I'm going to show you two ways to test out your story idea before you start writing!
How to Test an Idea Before Writing the First Draft
You have an idea for a story—but how do you know if it’s worth writing? I'm going to show you two ways to test out your story idea before you start writing!
Emily Oberton, Author
Emily Oberton, Author
10 Warning Signs of Amateurish Writing & How to Fix Them – writing like a boss Essay Writing, Creative Writing Inspiration
10 Warning Signs of Amateurish Writing & How to Fix Them
10 Warning Signs of Amateurish Writing & How to Fix Them – writing like a boss
Where do great ideas come from? What idea generation techniques work best? This can be a difficult question to answer, since usually, an idea for a novel seems to come out of nowhere. One day you're driving in your car or washing dishes and an idea starts to glow in your mind like the sun coming up, or maybe it glares down on you all at once, as if dark clouds were suddenly blown away and there it is – hot and bright and obvious. #writing #fictionwriting #writinginspiration #writingtips Thomas Merton, Podcasts, Writing Pictures, Blog Readers, Learning Websites, Freelance Writer, Resume Writer, Stanford University, Being A Writer
How to Generate Ideas for a Novel
Where do great ideas come from? What idea generation techniques work best? This can be a difficult question to answer, since usually, an idea for a novel seems to come out of nowhere. One day you're driving in your car or washing dishes and an idea starts to glow in your mind like the sun coming up, or maybe it glares down on you all at once, as if dark clouds were suddenly blown away and there it is – hot and bright and obvious. #writing #fictionwriting #writinginspiration #writingtips
Julie
Julie
English Writing Skills
What is an Inciting Incident? a How To Guide - The Art of Narrative
The Art of Narrative
The Art of Narrative
Why You Should Intentionally Write Messages Into Your Stories
Why You Should Intentionally Write Messages Into Your Stories
E.M. Welsh
E.M. Welsh
Writing Genres, Writing Aids, Writing Worksheets
Contact Support
M.L. Keller
M.L. Keller
Script Writing, Writing Dialogue
4 Tips How to Write your Character Hitting Rock Bottom
Felicity Baubo
Felicity Baubo
One technique I use to help me create realistic characters with distinct personalities is to write letters from my characters. It helps me discover the character’s voice, as well as the intimate details about their inner life—their goals, motivations, and fears—that can be hard to discover with character profiles and worksheets alone. #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #characters Character Profile, Character Creation, Worksheets, Fear, Inner, Characters, Goals
Character Creation: Letters from your Characters
One technique I use to help me create realistic characters with distinct personalities is to write letters from my characters. It helps me discover the character’s voice, as well as the intimate details about their inner life—their goals, motivations, and fears—that can be hard to discover with character profiles and worksheets alone. #writing #writingtips #fictionwriting #characters
Julie
Julie
As an author of three traditionally-published books, I know getting published is generally a challenging, frustrating road. It can break your heart, as most writers need to wade through lots of rejection before they reach their first publishing success. Many people quit before they get there. I wrote this post to help writers who might be tempted to quit. #writing #writingtips #writinginspiration #fictionwriting Rejection, Help Me, Book Publishing, Quites, Success, Author
Getting Published: How I Kept Writing (Even When I Wanted to Quit)
As an author of three traditionally-published books, I know getting published is generally a challenging, frustrating road. It can break your heart, as most writers need to wade through lots of rejection before they reach their first publishing success. Many people quit before they get there. I wrote this post to help writers who might be tempted to quit. #writing #writingtips #writinginspiration #fictionwriting
Julie
Julie
Singles Community, Writing Groups, Diverse Books, Disability Awareness
A Disabled Author and Reader's Thoughts on Sensitivity Reading
10 Tips for Writing Characters with Anxiety
10 Tips for Writing Characters with Anxiety
What books did Hemingway recommend? How about David Bowie? What are the books Neil DeGrasse Tyson suggests everyone should read? Here are their lists of recommended reading (along with a bonus link to Marilyn Monroe's personal library!) #books #bookstoread #writinginspiration #writing #fictionwriting #writingtips Neil Degrasse Tyson, Recommended Reading, Personal Library, What Book, Hemingway, Reading Recommendations, Library Books
Reading Lists and Book Recommendations
What books did Hemingway recommend? How about David Bowie? What are the books Neil DeGrasse Tyson suggests everyone should read? Here are their lists of recommended reading (along with a bonus link to Marilyn Monroe's personal library!) #books #bookstoread #writinginspiration #writing #fictionwriting #writingtips
Julie
Julie
Info-dump. Just the name of this writing mistake telegraphs that it’s something to be avoided. For purposes of this post, “info-dump” refers to a section of narration inserted into a story that explains important backstory essential to understanding the current action. Here’s an example: #writing #writingtips #characters #fictionwriting First Draft, Dumped, Explained, Reveal, Example, Avoid
How to Reveal Back Story Without the Info-Dump
Info-dump. Just the name of this writing mistake telegraphs that it’s something to be avoided. For purposes of this post, “info-dump” refers to a section of narration inserted into a story that explains important backstory essential to understanding the current action. Here’s an example: #writing #writingtips #characters #fictionwriting
Julie
Julie