Tag: writers

I get Carried away

So, back story is important right? It fleshes out the characters and we get to know them better. I guess back story doesn’t happen on the first draft, but on the second, when you try to make the story more coherent.  I have a… Continue Reading “I get Carried away”

Dream Scenario

Confused, is the word I’d use for writing so far. I’m the very definition of ‘winging it’ and I have to say, it haven’t gone that well. I’ve abandoned several stories and now I’m putting all my efforts into learn my craft. Writing isn’t… Continue Reading “Dream Scenario”

Creative VACUUM

When I first moved into my small studio apartment I was on top of the world! I wrote everyday for hours. Having an apartment was exciting, but as of late, writing have become a chore, and I suspect my environment is part of the… Continue Reading “Creative VACUUM”

When you learn how to write

When learning how to write, I didn’t do it the right way. I started with flowery words and I just wrote from the heart without knowing what made a story. Though, honestly, that’s probably the only way to start because the basics are boring.… Continue Reading “When you learn how to write”

My Relationship with Backstory

Many of the stories I make have a long-ass backstory. At first I thought it was the main character that needed an indepth backstory, but that’s not true at all. He should have some baggage, sure, but the history shouldn’t necessarily be explored. All… Continue Reading “My Relationship with Backstory”

I’m lazy, and so are you! Probably…

When writing, I’d much rather ignore a problem, hoping that it would solve itself, rather than tackle it head on. That is not to say I won’t do it eventually, but I’ve found it better to do it sooner rather than later… For instance,… Continue Reading “I’m lazy, and so are you! Probably…”

I’m Terribly Lazy at Plotting

I’m lazy. I don’t want to write more than I have to, and when I write, I’m hoping things will work out eventually… Not so! At least not when you are developing your backstory – everything that happened before the novel starts. In my… Continue Reading “I’m Terribly Lazy at Plotting”

Wasting time writing

What is the story about? It was about something, now it’s something else… Why can’t there be an easy story to write? Why do I need to do a trial and error to nail down what the story is about? I can’t… I just… Continue Reading “Wasting time writing”

Kill your Darlings… Ain’t that the truth…

Why is it so hard narrowing down your ideas into a cohesive story? If you are anything like me, your mind is bombarded with ideas all the time, which is no exception when you write. You want to explore everything; everything is interesting, until… Continue Reading “Kill your Darlings… Ain’t that the truth…”

LoTR and Info Dumps

The biggest problem with writing fantasy stories is that we have to present a whole new world organically without overwhelming readers with names and places. Tolkien has an interesting way of presenting his world which I don’t think many have tried to emulate since.… Continue Reading “LoTR and Info Dumps”

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