How to Make Fantasy Creatures Not Cliché

Have you ever written a story about some epic dragon that fights a knight and steals treasure, and then you share it with someone and they say oh, that’s so stupid. Dragons are cliché! Well here are ten tips on how to make fantasy creatures NOT cliché! Tip #1: Add a Twist Dragon’s don’t always … Continue reading How to Make Fantasy Creatures Not Cliché

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Two Old Poems 2

Okay, guys! You all seemed to really enjoy the two old poems post, and so I’m going to do it again. I rustled up two more poems from my old school work which I am going to share with you today. Enjoy. Sun, glinting off cold steel, eyes, hard and brave, a sword, sheathed, in … Continue reading Two Old Poems 2

Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters

Before you want to write a novel, you're going to want to know your characters pretty well, right? I mean, you don't want to write bland, wooden characters at the beginning of your novel and then by the end you've got your character down. No, you want to have them nice and rounded already before … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters

Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 3: Beginning to Write the Plot

Alright, now that you have every thing you need to put together your plot, it's time to slide it all together. Your characters, theme, character arc, plot, story, goal, motivations, message, snippets and epic scenes are ready to be set down into a time line. 1: Set it Down To start, just...start. There isn't much … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 3: Beginning to Write the Plot

Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 2: Fleshing out the Theme

So now you've written down the main ideas of your story, you have the basic blocks of your novel outline complete. Now you want to begin fleshing out your theme some more. 1: Brainstorm Even though you have what the idea of the theme is, think about this: how do the different characters respond to … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 2: Fleshing out the Theme