10 Tips for Writing Socially Awkward Characters
"Hey there! What's up?" "Oh, uh. Good, thanks!" "...." Oh dear. It looks like Socially Awkward Character has done it again. He was going to be so careful about not being awkward today. He even came up with standard responses to small talk. But he overthought it and now it looks like he has yet another event to add to his list of Awkward Moments that he'll be losing sleep over. Socially Awkward Character is a favorite of mine. He/She shows up in many novels, floundering his way through life…
Dropping Clues and Hiding Secrets Like J. K. Rowling, Part 5: Discrediting the Witness — The Writing Kylie
One of the biggest reasons J. K. Rowling turned the fans of her Harry Potter series into fanatics were—besides from the exceptional characters and rich world building—the clues and hidden secrets that were sprinkled through each book. These things had the fanatic fans searching the stor
Bullet Journaling for Fiction Writers
Picture this: a magical notebook that collects your lists of character names, rough draft progress meters, and memorable feedback from readers all in one place. Imagine being able to organize it and add new things as you go, without needing to allocate perfectly spaced sections ahead of time. There’s even a special page that helps you find whatever you’re looking for in seconds. That, my writerly friend, is the magic of a bullet journal.
How to Start and End Flashbacks Like a Published Author ~ The Writing Pal
Flashbacks are essential to any story. They develop character and strengthen plot. Flashbacks can be hard to start and end smoothly. Click here to learn how to start and end flashbacks effectively.