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Character description & name

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How to feel my way in the dark?

This is really subjective. It depends on who you are as a writer and what you’re about. I’ll give you my perspective, but you won’t necessarily follow that pattern. So what I do (sometimes) is to plan a general outline of ...

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Stalling on Chapter 1 (Kinda Long)

I wrote this because of another similar thread on here and having the same problem myself. I can give a pretty fair amount of information regarding the setting though. Main Character VictorHe’s 28 at the start of the story. Victor has...

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How much backstory to include…and how to work it in?

So, as a refresher, or for those who have no clue, my novel is a medieval fantasy type story with lots of mythological beasts and a sprinkling of magic. There is a lot of backstory I’ve written regarding the origin of the dragon my MC...

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Do old buildings really have incinerators in their basements?

Outmoded incinerators in 2,500 New York City apartment buildings pose a serious health risk – particularly in Manhattan where they are surrounded by new, taller buildings – and should be shut down, according to a petition to be ...

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Posting Etiquette for Longer Submissions?

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What should my stories be about, based on these characters?

It’s a murder mystery. Jaidyn has used her active aversion to conflict as the lure to real in Andy, who, let’s face it, is rather a milktoast. He’s currently her boyfriend, but the reader’s gonna’ have to give some latitud...

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In need of a writing partner! :)

Hi, I’m looking for a writing partner as I am wanting to write a specific book, that I feel would be better with two minds rather than the one. I’m wanting it to be a dark romance either teens, no younger than 18 to new adult no...

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Writing Partner

Hi, I’m looking for a writing partner as I am wanting to write a specific book, that I feel would be better with two minds rather than the one. I’m wanting it to be a dark romance either teens, no younger than 18 to new adult no...

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How do you know if your critique is good or not?

I try not to suggest rewording of sentences, unless there is a clear cut reason. For example, if a sentence is far too long, I might suggest breaking it up for greater impact, or joining up sentences for the opposite reason. What I don̵...

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