Superhero stories can be fun but also incredibly difficult to write—think Marvel or DC movies but in book format. You need to be able to balance a lot of things: character development, plot, realistic technology/powers, and a believable conflict. Here are the basic elements you need in order to craft a superhero story.
Diversity in writing is incredibly important—it allows for everyone to feel seen and represented in stories they love. It can get murky and often controversial, so here are a few things to remember when writing a diverse cast of characters. Research This is so incredibly important. If you're writing diverse characters, they have to be … Continue reading Writing Diversity
Poetry Writing Prompts, Part Two
Part two of a previous post! Here are five writing prompts to write poetry.
Mystery is a large genre, and like fantasy has subgenres inside of it. Here is a quick overview of some of the subgenres.
Sci-Fi Character Names
Here are some names for a futuristic sci-fi story! They're divided into feminine and masculine names for organization, but they can always be used for any and all genders.
i. roses and roses, that’s all you see. you laugh at the way the moon rises— so romantically. letters and sweaters, dreams and cloudy streams. you look like the sunrise— you look like the sea. ii. i lost you on a sunny day. the clouds parted, and you flew away. floors of daisies and handfuls … Continue reading tangerines
Tips for Writing a First Draft
Starting to write a novel can be a daunting task, and many writers stress about first drafts. Here are a few reminders to keep in mind while writing.
5 Methods of Plotting
Plotting is a mystery to many writers. There are many ways you can go about it, and more than discussed in this post, but here are 5 methods of plotting you can use.
Tropes: to include or to avoid?
Tropes have always been a part of the writing world, but with the introduction of TikTok and the rise of BookTok/Bookstagram, they've become very common, and oftentimes a selling point for a lot of books. People have mixed opinions on their usage; some think they're unoriginal and boring, while others love them. So: should you include tropes or should you avoid them?
How to Turn an Idea into a Story
Do you have a certain story vibe in your head, or some characters or scenes that you want to write but don't have a full plot for? Here are some tips to help flesh out your idea into a story!