Love triangles are common in books. Especially YA books with romance (duh). Just because they’re common, lots of people argue that they’re cliché. While I agree … Continue reading Why I Don’t Hate Love Triangles
A few weeks ago, when I began binge-watching Daredevil, a couple episodes in they introduced a character named Wilson Fisk. Being a pretty big superhero … Continue reading Grey Villains are Good Villains
Okay, I’ve been meaning to do this post for awhile, but I’ve been putting it off because, well, it’s a bit embarrassing that I ever … Continue reading The Perils of Basing Characters on People
On my personal blog, The Left-Handed Typist, I have shared some of my favorite books so that others can enjoy them the way I have. … Continue reading Books That … I Will Love Forever
and how to deal with it. The thing I have struggled with the most during the process of writing my story is constantly feeling discouraged. Losing … Continue reading Being Discouraged.
This past week, I have gotten the best feedback-slash-compliment that one of my readers has ever given me: “Your writing is very genuine.” It took … Continue reading The Secret to Authenticity
Naming your characters can be one of the hardest decisions a writer needs to make when they’re working on their projects. To non-writer folk, it … Continue reading Online Tools To Help You Name Your Characters
Nothing is as magical, nerve-wracking, and overall alluring as meeting a new person for the first time. A first impression equates to vivid memory of … Continue reading The First Interaction of Characters
One phrase I see spattered across writing blogs is ‘Unless your character is sympathetic, readers won’t care!’ I nodded and went along with it. However, … Continue reading What Makes A Sympathetic Character?
Often us writer folk will want to write about something that interests us, but we have next to no knowledge on the topic. Whether we … Continue reading HOW TO: Write About The Things You’re Clueless About
Ah, the bane of every writer’s existence: naming your characters. An extensive plot and coinciding subplots, subtle symbolism, and quirky dialogue may come extremely easy … Continue reading The No-Stress Naming Process
Creating and designing characters has to be my least favourite part of writing a novel, but unfortunately it’s also one of the most important parts … Continue reading Creating Characters Made Easy