Writing Tips

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A collection of writing tips curated by fellow writers! :) Please invite others! If you have a writing blog, feel free to post something from there! Message me if you would like to join! (If you comment on a pin I might not see it)

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DO NOT use these types of dialogue in your writing

DO NOT use these types of dialogue in your writing Too-Realistic Dialogue This is the type of dialogue that includes every “um,” “ah,” “like,” etc. that you hear from people in real life. Don’t...

3 ANNOYING types of description you need to cut from your writing

3 ANNOYING types of description you need to cut from your writing • Over-description. It seems like this should go without saying, but I actually see excessive description all the time. I’m not sure...

5 common pieces of writing advice that aren’t totally true

5 common pieces of writing advice that aren’t totally true Writing advice is everywhere. We hear it in grade school. We hear it in high school. Some of us hear it in college. It’s online. It’s in...

What it’s REALLY like to major (and master) in Creative Writing

What it’s REALLY like to major (and master) in Creative Writing First of all, let me say that this was my own personal experience with a four-year-long B.A. in Creative Writing and subsequent...

4 boring, cliché phrases to keep out of your writing

4 boring, cliché phrases to keep out of your writing When readers see a sentence that they’ve already read in many other books, the sentence starts to lose its significance. They may have thought...

One of the most important rules of writing: show, don’t tell

One of the most important rules of writing: show, don’t tell In my Writer’s Craft class in my senior year of high school, I had to write about a vacation I had taken. I know that sounds very...

Important things to know if you want to use folklore in your writing

Important things to know if you want to use folklore in your writing So you want to write a fantasy novel, and you’re thinking of basing it on some sort of folklore. Maybe you’re writing a fairy tale...

What it actually means to write a strong female character

What it actually means to write a strong female character The 2010s have seen a huge influx of so-called strong female characters: teenage girls who can kick any man’s ass on the battlefield and who...

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Naming Your Novel

*This is also helpful for other types of fiction and possibly even non-fiction.* Note: How careful you have to be naming your novel depends heavily o…

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Preptober and NaNoWriMo — Easy Reader Editing

National Novel Writing Month is kind of a big deal for writers all over the world. But true progress is all in the preparation.

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Lauryn April blogs about writing, reading, reviews and self-publishing. Supports indie authors, and writes YA and NA paranormal romance.