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.
If you’ve read this column with any regularity, you’re probably aware that I’m a little “funny” when it comes to technical and procedural accuracy in fiction. There are few mechanisms by which an author can lose a reader’s respect and interest more rapidly than the use…
The latest generator, the random demon maker! Complete with horns, wings, and (mostly) unappealing personality traits, you can make your own demon in varying degrees of non-human-ness.
(Fun fact you can technically get my headcanon for demon!Dean on Supernatural [but that’s probably like a one in a million chance])
Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result! I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.
Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.
To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).
might look a bit weird in your search history, but it’s the most helpful and informative site i’ve found for naming characters. search by letters, meaning, nationality, and syllables, among other things. has intriguing name lists — from harry potter names…
Our stories are often plagued with these common story problems, but if we don’t know how to fix them, we’ll never improve our writing. It’s important that you remember you don’t need to scrap your novel if you keep having the same issues over and over again. Hopefully this…
What are some other world building or related blogs you would recommend?
do you think it's too unrealistic that a bunch of teenagers save the world? Like in so many YA novels adults barely exist unless theyre the useless single parent or villain. How can I bring more adults into it while still focus it as teenagers?
1. Do you ever doubt the existence of others than you?
2. On a scale of 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you?
3. The person you would never want to meet?
4. What is your favorite word?
5. If you were a type of tree, what would you be?
6. When you looked in the mirror this…
Recently I've had many great ideas that I've spent days, even weeks researching but whenever it comes to actually writing, I tend to just.. Shrivel up, so do you have any advice for how to handle this? Especially since the story I'm planning is quite complex.
Change the background colour of the pages to a mint green shade.
It is said that green is a calming colour, however, the main reason why I like this, is because I can write for a much longer period of time now, as a white background I used before…
To what extent do you have to fight self insertion in your characters and to what extent do you indulge it? In order to write a character, do you have to in some way empathize with that character, even if you don't agree with them in order to write convincingly from their perspective?
How would you write a character who is smarter than you are?
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