the960writers: allegedgreywarden: I see a lot of writing advice, particularly about giving characters flaws. The main advice is “everyone has flaws! make sure to give your character flaws or else it’s not realistic!” And after thinking about it… I would like …

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homesteadhorner: ava-burton-writing: instead of dignified last words and quiet sigh as your characters pass, consider: make scream, plead, cry not to go. have snot drip down their face. strip away their pride. leave them sobbing, vulnerable, scared, human. :)) (obviously this …

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artattemptswriting: No no, you haven’t failed at all! I worked on a story for eight years and never made it past six chapters of a first draft before giving it up last year. I’m not proud of giving up, and …

Hello. I’ve been working on my story for 9 years now, and during these years I have rewritten the story 2 times already. The latest draft is 120k words long and, despite having re-read it 4 times already, I feel like it doesn’t satisfy me. There are weird character arcs and some cringeworthy scenes. I want to work on it again and improve it. Although it kinda makes me feel like I failed. I did a lot in order to write this story and it’s still not okay. I don’t know how to feel. Read more »

mcfrankauthor: I received this quetion on Writer to Writer, where I answer writerly related asks weekly. Answer: 1. Said Do not be afraid of the “said”. Use it again and again, as often as necessary, because our mind usually skips …

Writer to Writer (2) : I have some trouble with dialogue! I always feel like I’m using the same “he said, she said,” how do you vary your wording to make it more interesting? Read more »