Posts Tagged With: Keep Writing

Theme’s Important

Fantasy-forestYes, when reading the title of this post it sounds like a kid with a really bad lisp saying seems important. But that doesn’t take away from the fact: Theme is important!

The theme helps focus the story and what you want the readers to learn. Without a theme to the story there is no reason for the reader to follow the story. There is nothing a reader can take away from the story.

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Writing Believability

Night-Watch-BlogCharacters and the worlds created for them need to be believable.

No matter what types of stories you write characters cannot have skills they didn’t have in the beginning. Such as, a FBI agent who suddenly realize she knows kung fu even though it was never mentioned in the book prior to them having to fight off an army of ninja’s and the agent has lost her gun.

This is especially true in speculative writing. The worlds of sci-fi and fantasy still need to have rules. Continue reading

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Creatures of Trend

Vampire-SmokeI’m a huge fan of the paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and all the subgenres underneath. I love reading about worlds with alternative realities and creatures hidden in the shadows. I’m also a huge fan of what the future could be like and exploring space, even the darkest regions. The visions of creatures created by authors and artists are so intriguing and I find myself getting lost in those worlds.

 

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Reading While Writing

Woman-crumple-with-bookI have heard the argument for both sides on whether or not to read while we are completing our stories. Does reading help influence us to write? Or influence us to write like our favorite authors? Is reading a good idea when we are writing?

Let’s look at the arguments against and for reading while writing your book or short story.

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Favorite Writing Books

RobotCreating Worlds

Some of my favorite writing books are on creating the world for your characters. This can become especially complicated when trying to create fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, and futuristic type worlds. I find myself asking things such as: Is my magic too powerful? Is the world I created believable?

In every genre there are rules to follow to make the story believable. The last thing you want as a writer is for your readers to pull away of the story and think, “That doesn’t seem right.” You want your readers to forget that they are reading and believable worlds are the best way.

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Let’s Introduce Ourselves

Hello world! Hands on KeyboardI’m here to help you write and keep writing! I love reading books as much as I love writing them so I decided to start my blog with the hopes to attract more writers like me. I wanted a happy place filled with great writing tips and tricks to keep us writers going. I love stories, how they come together and watching the words fall into place is fascinating to me, hence this blog. A blog to build a writing community where we help each other write the best stories in the known universe!

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