One of my main goal in my stories, as an author, is to show that heroes are found in the mundane. I think it’s a typical portrayal of heroes nowadays. In most fictional pieces, we try to show that the simple man…
Okay, you know how hard it is to make those side characters in your writing? There is a website that allows you to create different random identities for all types of characters.
This website literally generates an identity for a fictitious person and makes up…
The thing about symbolism is that everything can be a symbol. Think of a symbol as anything that has a deeper meaning beyond its appearance. Symbolism is common in classical books, but its usage has increased as writers understand it can be a powerful tool for passing their…
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world with an estimated 50 to…
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We love stories that take us to alien planets and let us explore whole new environments. But not every alien planet is totally realistic, especially given how much we’ve learned about exoplanets lately. So we asked six experts to tell us the biggest mistakes they see in fictional habitable worlds — and here’s what they told us.
Interesting read for any budding sci-fi writers out there.
The main purpose of satire is to criticize a certain concept, ideology, person, group or event through humor. This often involves characters or plotlines matted with the idea in question and the usage of irony, sarcasm, parody, analogy, hyperbole and general exaggeration…
Do you have anything on creating riddles? Both solvable and unsolvable ones.
think about these things when you’re making a fictional place; even a developed city has its roots in how easy it was to settle in the first place!
- this site has additional info, diagrams, worksheets, and models, as well as information on things like coasts, volcanoes, and populations
- look at real life sources for climates. Consider the way that your continent(s) lay in relation to their equator, and the weather and types of flora and fauna and peoples that adapted to it.
- think about pangea. If you have multiple continents, do they fit together like a jigsaw?
- when in doubt, look at the natural world around you and think about what would change if something was drastically different. Look at the reactions between parts of our world and change them.
- play civilization games and think about the things that go into making decisions there
More great advice here.(via 1000wordseveryday)
Do you have anything on writing a character with schizophrenia? I want to make sure I'm writing it in a way that's realistic. Thanks!
Also, do you have any tips on staying focused when writing?
- Find a workplace. Some people can only work efficiently in certain places. Certain environments will boost your productivity, while others will completely ruin it. Find the places where you’re the most…
Learn the right way to end dialogue to keep your books punctuation-perfect.
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