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Here's a list of great online writing courses, some free, to improve your creative writing skills.
There's nothing akin to the agony of editing your book. This suffering goes beyond the whole "kill your darlings" because, at least for me, I'll gladly kill my darlings if it means saving my book.
A few months ago, I mentioned my book Mistlyn on Wattpad. In the last few weeks, I've been editing it and getting it ready to send out to beta readers, and then, to agents. The only way thirteen-year-old Mistlyn can bring her dead village back to life is by going with a conniving Jinn to … Continue reading Mistlyn Chapter One
Study reports we tend to prefer fictional villains who are darker versions of ourselves.
"...there are only two things you must do with your first fifty pages, only two large-scale tasks...:
Make your setting a character.
Here's a list of 7 books that have influenced my writing in terms of voice and tone, and have taught me how use the setting as a major character, the plot as a dreamy wonderland, and the characters as beautiful creatures that are so flawed, they're perfect.
I love atmosphere. Something about the feel of a place and the characters who live there draws me in and holds me tight in its grasp. There doesn't have to be dread, just mood and...atmosphere.
I'm working on a new book and want YOUR feedback! Each week, I'll post a new chapter, and want you to provide your thoughts, opinions, feeling, and feedback on the chapter.