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Below you'll find a few links to some of my latests post in Fiction 101.
As writers we often find ourselves wanting to create brand new worlds for our stories. We want these worlds to be as real as Narnia and Middle Earth, so we put a lot of time and energy into bringing them to life.
Plans are everywhere in writing.
The way we reveal these plans is almost as important to the pacing as the plans themselves.
English is a language that is built out of several other languages and it is constantly evolving. As such new words are always being added or altered making learning the language fully virtually impossible.
So, what does this mean for bilingual characters?
Have you ever talked to someone and gotten the feeling that you shouldn't believe what they are saying? Not because they are a bad person, but because of the way they tell the story.
Meet the Unreliable Narrator.
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?
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!