“625 Words To Know In Your Target Language”: Clever Language Learning Hack Goes Viral
Learning a new language is tougher and less romantic than we’d like. But it doesn’t have to be.
The 7 Elements of a Great Protagonist | Seeking Stories
Creating unforgettable characters can be mind-numbingly challenging, but there are 7 tried-and-true elements that all great protagonists have.
How to know if you’ve done a good job with character development
by Stephanie Morrill Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and the Ellie Sweet books (Playlist). You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and check out samples of her work on her author website. We are so excited to share that there were 204 entries to the 100-word contest that closed on Friday! Finalists should be announced later this week. A writer emailed…
7 Tips For Choosing Your Character's Appearance
Let’s talk about character appearance. This is an aspect of descriptive writing that I never really considered up until a few weeks ago. In a film class I'm taking this semester, we just finished learning about character makeup, costume, hairstyle, and how all of these elements are carefully designed to add to our perception of the character. I was blown away by the amount of care that goes into these decisions, and even more blown away by the fact that they make complete sense. All I could…
How to Create Villains Who Are Actually Intimidating
Readers want to see determined heroes fight diabolical villains. When beloved characters battle their worst nightmares, we’re terrified alongside them, and the conflict pulls us in. However…
How to Become a Screenwriter: 6 Starting Points • Any Possibility
What can you do right now to put yourself and your work out there? Here are 6 starting points on how to become a screenwriter.
The 4-Step Checklist for Your Story’s Opening Scene - Helping Writers Become Authors
Put these four tips to use in crafting a slam-bang opening scene that hooks readers by, first and foremost, introducing a fascinating main character.
5 Books You Should Read If You Want To Write - Erin's Inside Job
To write you need to read. Check out my top 5 books you should read if you want to write.
How to Show rather than Tell in writing
What writer hasn’t heard the advice “Show, don’t tell.” However, I have noticed that some people just use this as the advice itself. As if saying to a new writer “sh…
Four Easy Ways to Brainstorm Screenplay Ideas
Why wait for inspiration to strike? Here are four easy ways to genenerate new screenplay ideas whenever you need them.
45 Literary Magazines To Submit To - Let's Write a Short Story!
Have you ever wanted to publish a short story in a literary magazine but didn’t know where to start. According to Duotrope.com, there are over 4,800 literary magazines today. Which ones are the best? How do you find the right for your story? In this resource, I have handpicked 45 literary magazines that are among
How to Storyboard Your Novel on Pinterest — Jenny Bravo
Feeling the inspirational lull? Today, we're going to talk about how to storyboard your novel on Pinterest. As part of our Writerly series, it's important to talk about how to visualize your novel with all of its characters and elements. The more creative you are with it, the more you get