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Category: Tips and Tricks
Twisted Tales: 5 Tips for Writing a Fairy Tale Retelling
Creating your own fairy tale retelling, or "twisted tale", is fun and exciting! Here are five tips to help from my own experience.
Five Great YA Book Series To Get Lost In
I love a great written series of books where I get to follow the characters, fall in love with them, and see a much larger journey than any stand alone book can give. BUT, I hesitate to start series I don't know much about because they can be some big time commitments and, by the… Continue reading Five Great YA Book Series To Get Lost In
Quick Tip #10
Video game music and soundtracks have some epic instrumental music that is also meant to be motivational. Listen to that to get you in the writing mood. Check out more Tips and Tricks for your story!
Quick Tip #9
If you need to re-read your story to remember exactly what has happened, don’t re-read more than three to five pages. Instead, try to write descriptive headings for your chapters or section breaks (you can make them clever later). Read the headings and don’t get sucked into your own story or the desire to edit… Continue reading Quick Tip #9
Quick Tip #8
If you have a story idea and you want to write on it, start first with a summary. It doesn’t need to be long, but get the idea out on paper first or else you risk it disappearing or getting jumbled before you finish writing it. Check out more Tips and Tricks for your story!
Quick Tip #7
Worried your characters might sound too much alike? Each character should have a way of speaking, phrases or words they use specific to them. They need to be distinctive because in a novel, their words are one of the main things readers have to understand their personality. You don’t want five of the same characters… Continue reading Quick Tip #7
Quick Tip #6
If you’re suffering from writer’s block, try this tactic. Take a break for a few days (3-5) from your specific story. Each day write for 10-30 minutes about anything but be descriptive. No distractions, no phones, nothing but you and your keyboard or journal. Write about the way the light is coming through the window,… Continue reading Quick Tip #6
Quick Tip # 5
Don’t just tell us what eye color they had. That won’t give us very much insight into the character. Instead tell us if their eyes are shifty, soft, wrinkled, deep, watery, bloodshot, or other descriptors. This will let us know more about them as a character and leads you into an easy way to either… Continue reading Quick Tip # 5
Quick Tip #4
If you get stuck in your story, ask yourself three questions. 1) “What does my character want?” 2) “How can I make that difficult to achieve?” 3) ”What are the consequences if they don’t get it?” Proceed to make each answer more intense than the last time you asked and go from there.