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Types of Writers and 10 Tips For Joining A Writer’s Group

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
I’ve heard myths of writers who produce amazing works from within a vacuum. Writing can be very solitary work. You, the keyboard, and the depths of your imagination. It’s easy to feel like you’re locked away from the world (or perhaps escaping from the world) while you craft the story you want to tell. It doesn’t have to be that way. In…

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Paws and Prose: Creating Character

Building characters is one of the hardest steps of writing a story. Without a character in mind, you cannot tell a story and so it is an important step but what makes a good character? What makes the reader care about the tiny life you put onto a page? This post will discuss the sympathy, motivation and understanding of a character that needs to take place for the character to be strong and well-rounded.

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Paws and Prose: Chekhov’s Gun

Originally posted on It’s Me, Lizzie!:
Hello writers! I’ve got another piece of writing advice for you today. Specifically, Chekhov’s gun—but also, Chekhov’s gum. You should be familiar with both sides. Many writers will be familiar with the dramatic principle of Chekhov’s gun. Specifically, it states that if you introduce a gun in Act 1, then the gun must be fired by Act 3. If you say in the…

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Paws and Prose: 3 Types of Antagonist: Bad Guys that Will Interest the Audience

Originally posted on It’s Me, Lizzie!:
In my writing posts, I’ve talked a lot about different types of antagonists. Today, I’m going to talk about a few more. It took a while because I had trouble defining these three, but I think I’ve got it down. So let’s begin. Make sure that you check out 5 Types of Antagonist and 4 Types of Villain as well. 1. The Crowley…

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Paws and Prose: Writer’s Responsibility

This isn’t a book review as such, in truth, it’s an essay I wrote for coursework but there are elements of it that read like a book review. So I have decided to post it here as part of Berg’s Book Club with some edits. This essay/book review talks about the writer’s responsibility when representing disabled characters. The books mentioned have been reviewed by me previously. They are Good Kings […]

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Paws and Prose: Responsible Writing

One of my modules this semester is looking at whether an author is responsible for what they write and to what degree. It has been interesting so far, we have been looking at authors like Oscar Wilde who believe that writing is just beautiful, Faulkner who believed it was personal and universal and Orwell who believed it was political. This week, we looked at Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Look Who’s Back and The […]

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Writing and the New Semester

I know I haven’t been posting about my writing recently, but that means I have been busy – Right? I feel I have been busy anyway. In this post, I will give you an update my screenwriting, final draft and the new semester. Final Draft and Screenwriting I’m still using Final Draft and it is great. I have gotten to 30 pages of my 90-page script, so I am a third […]

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Paws and Prose: An Early Christmas

Some of you know that I am an aspiring screenwriter, this Christmas, I’ve received the best screenwriting gift: Final Draft. It’s the industry standard and as my independent study this year is to write and complete a ninety-page script, well this software is going to be a miracle worker. My dad has given me my Christmas gift early so that I can use it for my uni work and play […]

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Workshopping: The Writer’s Toolbox

A workshop is gathering with other writers to talk about your latest creative piece – often, spotting the obvious errors. But it touches upon many of the creative writing processes. Editing, developing ideas and getting detailed feedback are just a few things that workshopping provides but like everything, it has disadvantages. The disadvantages. This includes: Groups, Bad Feedback and workload Groups (Nuetral) Working in groups is great, especially at my university […]

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Superheroes and love

This one is an odd one for me. I enjoy Batman, but I wouldn’t really say I’m a superhero fan. Most of my fandoms are things like Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Merlin … all things like that. However, just under a  year ago I had to make a magazine for my coursework with classmates. Our magazine was called Prism and it was aimed at teenagers and young adults. For […]

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