Make Your Characters Flawsome — A Writer’s Path

16 11 2018

by S.E. White As in: flawed, yet awesome. No one wants to read boring perfection. I’ll list my top two favorite female literary characters, straight off the top of my head, to start making my point:

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How Drew Carey Learned Comedy Writing from a Book (Back When He Waited Tables in Ohio) — Screenwriting from Iowa

29 10 2018

When comedian, actor, and game show host Drew Carey was starting out he tried doing standup “as a goof” while in college and it didn’t go well. After a few failed attempts, he was glad he gave it a shot and get it out of his system. After he dropped out of college, he joined […]

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Why Are Men So Terrible at Writing Female Characters? — K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

24 08 2018

Please, please, someone show me a man who can write a good female protagonist.

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How to Prepare to Work with Beta Readers — Writing Forward

21 08 2018

Beta readers are people who read your manuscript before you polish it for publication or submission to a literary agent or publisher. Unlike editors, beta readers are unpaid volunteers who provide feedback that you can use to make improvements to your work. 1,339 more words

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2018 New Sci-Fi and Horror Novels to Look For Part 2 — Sci-Fi & Scary

28 07 2018

It’s time for us to give you a look at our list of upcoming 2018 new science fiction and horror novels that we’re excited about. It takes quite a while to compile this list because we don’t put anything on here unless we’re genuinely hyped about it (which means a lot gets considered and rejected). […]

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Book review: Drabbledark – An Anthology of Dark Drabbles. —

24 07 2018

My previous experience with drabbles left me a little underwhelmed. The book I read certainly wasn’t a bad book, but it didn’t set my pulse racing either. Drabbledark is my second attempt and I had a little more success with this anthology. With the stories only being 100 words in length, you’re going to get […]

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Writing Your Way Out of Writer’s Block — Manga/Anime Essays

16 07 2018

We’ve all been through a phase where we simply cannot think of anything to write about. Writer’s block is a very real problem that can be caused by a whole host of factors, ranging from simple lack of inspiration, to full-on depression. With this article, I hope to help you guys overcome writer’s block by […]

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5 Main Benefits of Creative Writing Workshops —

14 07 2018

Originally posted on A Writer’s Path: ? by Sara Kopeczky ? Joining a creative writing workshop can be scary, especially for beginners, because allowing others to read your writing means also allowing them to criticize your work as well (hopefully in a constructive way). However, I think that the pros by far outweigh the…

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Five horror novels to read now — Shelf Talk

7 07 2018

Why wait until everyone else is looking for ghost stories and horror to enjoy the gothic, the ghoulish and the ghastly? We see a big uptick in horror readers in October, but YOU can get ahead of the curve by diving into horror novels right now, mid April, when the days are getting longer (sunset […]

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Which Would Be The Better Vampire?

1 06 2018

There’s a vampire who has existed for centuries. He is fluent in a dozen languages. He has traveled the world. He has been present at all major historic events. He is expert in the humanities and sciences. He plays several musical instruments so well he can move you to tears. He is suave, unflappable, and incredibly smug.

Would it better if he fed by ramming his head up his victim’s butt, or for his butt to expand cartoonishly to engulf his victim?

Update: I got one vote for each so far.








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