Category Archives: Writing Tips

Dialogue Tags Part 2: 3 Alternative Options

So last week you read my rant claiming the only dialogue tags you should frequently use is “said” and “asked.” But that gets repetitive, doesn’t it? Look, even if you got creative and started using tags like “chirped,” your dialogue … Continue reading

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Dialogue Tags Part 1: The “Said” Debate

Nothing makes me angrier than seeing an infographic full of words someone suggested you should use instead of “said.” Alright, so nothing is a bit strong here, but still. If I’m browsing a Pinterest board and see an infographic like … Continue reading

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Too Many Story Ideas? 5 Ways to Solve It

Writer’s Block is famous (or infamous). Everyone has heard of it and it’s probably the most common problem that plagues writers (other than simply not having the drive/concentration to finish a story). But what about the other issue? What about … Continue reading

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4 Reasons I Look Weird Things Up When I’m Writing

Ever typed into Google search “how does poison effect the body?” or “where can you stab someone so it won’t kill them, and preferably they can get over it in ten minutes and get in another fight, but will injure … Continue reading

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What Does “Active” Character Really Mean?

Which one would you want to read more about? A: A villain enters the room, their sword drawn. Our hero is cornered. The villain attacks, the hero pulls out his/her weapon and fights back. B: A villain enters the room, … Continue reading

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World Build What You Love

I remember sitting down and world-building for the first time. I was probably around 10, sitting at the kitchen table with my crayons and paper and drawing Magical Horse world. By the time I could work Microsoft Word, I used … Continue reading

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The Value of a Bad Story

Have you ever read a book and said, “that’s how I want to write!” or maybe “that’s how I want to write dialogue/fighting/setting/etc . . .” I have too, countless times. Not only did I get value as a reader, … Continue reading

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