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Writing Tips: Action Scenes, Part IV

It’s Saturday! Time for some writing tips! Today I go over some basic stick fighting (escrima Filipino stick fighting) that you may want to use in your next action scene. I hope you enjoy it! Advertisements

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Writing Action Scenes, Part III

So yeah, I made this and forgot to post it here. Alas, I am human. 😉 This video goes over how trained folks move versus untrained. Take a look if you want to make your characters believable with regards to … Continue reading

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InstaLove Exists

currently playing on my laptop: You Should Know Where I’m Coming From by Banks You know the term Insta-Love or maybe instalove. It’s when two characters see one another and either immediately or pretty shortly thereafter fall completely in loooovvveee. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Fan Art

currently playing on my laptop: Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums I LOVE fan art inspired by my favorite reads. But in addition to simply enjoying the beauty of the sketches, paintings, photographs, and more, I value what the pieces … Continue reading

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The Darkling, Gansey, Elias, and Kaz: What Makes Them Magnetic?

currently playing on my laptop: Til My Heart Stops by Too Far Moon Fantasy novels take me down roads I’d never travel via contemporary tales. The otherworld aspect gives me distance to objectively examine sacrifice, abuse, desire, selfishness, addiction, lust, … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate on Your Crit Partners

currently playing on my laptop: Tibetan Singing Bowl music (yeah, you read me right) Writers, isn’t it awesome when your critique partners/betas sing your praises? But when they ask The Question You Didn’t Even Realize Needed Answering, it is less … Continue reading

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I Am Story

currently playing on my earbuds: Into the Sun by Bassnectar (I needed something really HAPPENING on this agonizingly hot day) As both reader and writer, I love analyzing why I get so attached to certain characters. What about them feels true … Continue reading

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