Fellow Writers: The Thing about Backstories

When you are developing characters for your story you need to know them inside and out. What is their favorite color? What is their favorite food? Do they like video games? If not, why? What is their biggest fear—logical or not? What is their goal in life? What was their fondest childhood memory? Who are …

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Fellow Writers: Nothing New Under the Sun

There is nothing new under the sun. We've all heard that saying, and as writers we hate it. A lot. We want to write something new, fresh, inventive. We want to be original. We want to write something the world has never seen. Tell that story that's never been told. Or has it? It is …

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Fellow Writers: Six Ways to Stay Motivated

How do you stay motivated while writing/editing your work? Here are a few tips that I've found help me stay motivated while writing/editing: 1) Set a weekly goal and reward yourself if and when you complete said goal. I told myself I could buy myself THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater if I edited up …

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