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Below you'll find a few links to some of my latests post in Fiction 101.
From a small argument to a full out brawl, the fight scene is the accumulation of a lot of hard work. You put a lot of time and energy into pulling your reader to a point of heightened emotions along with your characters. Without proper care all of that hard work will fall flat along with the fight itself.
You have to let your MC be a little villainous
Important elements to keep in mind when writing about a character/characters who need to travel from Point A to Point B without boring your reader.
The Omniscient POV is perhaps the only POV that is not an actual character in your story, but is in itself an outside persona witnessing the events taking place in your story world.
Is SAID dead? "No", she shouted!
If you're anything like me you spend hours, days, and maybe even months building what you hope will be believable "real life" characters.
And what would a person be without flaws?
In previous posts I have covered some thoughts on plotting a trilogy and a series.
As I was re-reading those posts, I thought it might be helpful to list the steps by book to give you all (and myself) a quick reference guide.
Todays post is designed to help you decide if the character you're choosing for POV is the right one.
How many is too many when it comes to point of view characters?
Naming characters can be hard. Taking a look at some of the names J.K. Rowling used in Harry Potter might be just the thing we need to find some fresh inspiration.
But that's not all. I also host a blog called Journeys where other authors quest post by sharing their writing stories. (below left) And a blog titled Reference filled with topics designed to give writers the most accurate information to add realism to their work. (below right)
I am super excited to get to post the second entry in Journeys today. And it's doubly exciting to announce that the author of todays post is none other than MaryLu Tyndall.
Mrs. Tyndall is the bestselling author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series (and others) and a huge fan of all things buccaneer.
In this post we will be hearing from Gabrielle Massman, a teenager with a heart for God and a calling to write. She runs a website/blog called Write for the King, a blog I visit frequently for writing advice and encouragement for my own journey.
Journeys is a blog dedicated to the stories of writers.
Fall a great enough distance and hitting a body of water will feel exactly like hitting the concrete.
So how far can someone fall into water without getting hurt?
Here you will find a breakdown of the armor used by knights during the middle ages.
I have compiled a list of what I believe to be the most common misconceptions about knights and knighthood.
This series will focus on plant life and the ways it can be used. From edible plants, to medicinal uses, and finally a post on the poisonous properties, I will be covering it all. These posts will be divided by region (desert, forest, etc.) and further divided by use of the plant (medicine, edible, poison, etc.).
Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in America.
It's strange that there aren't a lot of posts out there about deserts. Especially considering that one third of the earths surface is classified as arid or semi arid.
As promised here is the final installment of my writer's guide to travel. I do plan on updating these posts if I ever learn any new information about the topics I have covered or think about any new ones. So, if you have any suggestions or new information, feel free to leave them in the comments.
As promised here is part two of my Writer's Guide to travel.
Pretty much every story out there has some form of travel in it. Whether you're writing a western adventure or a romantic comedy, chances are your characters are going to get around a bit. And if you're like me, you want that travel to ring true.
Today's topic is ammunition and the study of terminal ballistics. (Terminal Ballistics is the study of how a projectile behaves when it hits its target and transfers its kinetic energy to the target.)
If you would like to contact me about possibly guest posting on my blog "Journeys" you can through the contact page. But be sure to head to the "About" page and read my guest post policy first. Thanks!