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How Does Your Character Feel? Part Two

Your character will need to come from somewhere, and will be strongly influenced by family, friends, national agendas, religious leaders, and so on. In short, your character is, to some degree, partly a product of a much larger milieu.

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How Does Your Character Feel? Part One

When you’re describing a setting, it’s important to bring the scene to life. Part of bringing a scene to life, though, is to explore how your character feels about the setting.

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Become a Brainstorming Genius

Every so often, I will be writing along on a tale (often with a new novel), and suddenly find myself “stuck.” I can’t seem to write another word.

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Powerful Endings Part One

The newest video series from NYT Bestselling author David Farland is Powerful Endings! Learn how to write that last 40% of your story. Why does Lord of the Rings have so many endings? Find out in this video series!

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Many new writers struggle with characterization. If you’re trained in the literary mainstream, you’re taught that stories are about characters. In other words, the character is the “focus” of the story. That’s simply not true. Some stories do focus on characters, but many of the best tales don’t.

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How to Write a Book

Keeping it Fresh

When you’re writing a long novel, sometimes as a writer you feel that you are getting stuck in a rut, that your prose has become repetitious, so it is important to find little ways to vary your work.

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4 WAYS TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK

Many writers never have a problem with writer’s block, and so we sometimes say, “There’s no such thing.” But that’s not quite right. The truth is, there are various reasons why people feel “blocked,” which makes it hard sometimes to figure out why a writer is having problems.

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Creative Writing
David Farland

How Does Your Character Feel? Part Two

Your character will need to come from somewhere, and will be strongly influenced by family, friends, national agendas, religious leaders, and so on. In short, your character is, to some degree, partly a product of a much larger milieu.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

How Does Your Character Feel? Part One

When you’re describing a setting, it’s important to bring the scene to life. Part of bringing a scene to life, though, is to explore how your character feels about the setting.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

Become a Brainstorming Genius

Every so often, I will be writing along on a tale (often with a new novel), and suddenly find myself “stuck.” I can’t seem to write another word.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

Powerful Endings Part One

The newest video series from NYT Bestselling author David Farland is Powerful Endings! Learn how to write that last 40% of your story. Why does Lord of the Rings have so many endings? Find out in this video series!

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

MICE

Many new writers struggle with characterization. If you’re trained in the literary mainstream, you’re taught that stories are about characters. In other words, the character is the “focus” of the story. That’s simply not true. Some stories do focus on characters, but many of the best tales don’t.

Read More »
How to Write a Book
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

Keeping it Fresh

When you’re writing a long novel, sometimes as a writer you feel that you are getting stuck in a rut, that your prose has become repetitious, so it is important to find little ways to vary your work.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

4 WAYS TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK

Many writers never have a problem with writer’s block, and so we sometimes say, “There’s no such thing.” But that’s not quite right. The truth is, there are various reasons why people feel “blocked,” which makes it hard sometimes to figure out why a writer is having problems.

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Latest Writing Tips

Apex Writers Presents Joanna Penn

Over at www.apex-writers.com, we have special guests that join us biweekly to share their expertise. Today’s special guest clip comes from Joanna Penn who speaks

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How to Critique Another Writer

“How should I critique another person’s writing in a writing group?”

In this video, I’ll talk to you about how to give proper criticism and how to receive it as well!

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