While writing is a great hobby to have, it's also important to establish some boundaries while studying in order to maintain focus. School is ultimately your top priority and writing shouldn't get in the way of it. Here are a few reminders/tips to help.
How to Write a Cozy Mystery
Masterclass defines a cozy mystery as a story that "embodies the key components of classic mystery novels—suspense, misdirection, intrigue, and some degree of criminality—while eschewing the graphic violence and profanity that is often embedded in pulpier mysteries." It has become a popular sub-genre of many crime novels, and if you're looking to write a more family-friendly mystery it's the perfect way to go.
Writing a Story Set in Medieval Europe
Medieval Europe is a common theme for many novels or short stories, especially in the fantasy genre. But it's also important to stick to the historical facts, so here are a few aspects of history to stay mindful of while writing a story set in medieval Europe. Geographical Europe is bordered by two oceans: the … Continue reading Writing a Story Set in Medieval Europe
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there’s a subconscious genius etched in the curve of your shoulder blade.
Writing Realistic Siblings
A lot of siblings in novels...aren't very realistic. There are exceptions, such as the March sisters in Little Women and the Weasley family from Harry Potter. Here are a few tips to keep your siblings realistic.
Why You Should Write More Fanfiction
Fanfiction has become increasingly popular, especially on the writing platform Wattpad. Oftentimes, fanfiction writers are looked down upon by other writers or publishing industries. But that shouldn't be the case—fanfiction actually can be an incredible tool for writers.
Writing a Likable Villain
1. Give them a goal Everyone wants something, and it's especially true for characters. Why else would the reader want to stick with them for an entire novel (or short story)?
i got stung by a bee today & cursed in front of my grandpa. my finger swelled up to twice its normal size & i think my heart did too. i tossed the bee to the ground & stomped on it. i saw it twitching at its end. my heart broke.
6 Beautifully-Written Novels
Warning: almost all of these recommendations contain a lot of mature content. Please be aware of the trigger warnings and do additional research before reading.
Writing Character Descriptions That Aren’t Boring
A lot of character descriptions in short stories and novels will include basic things like a character's height, eye color, hair color, and age. And even though these can tell readers more about the character, people are more complex than what they look like. Here are a few ideas for including more interesting character descriptions. … Continue reading Writing Character Descriptions That Aren’t Boring