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New Member – New Writer – New Beginnings (Hello from AZ)

Hello all, My name is Andrew, I’m a 20-something writer based out of the great state of Arizona.My life has always been in a state of flux, and I think this lends well to my artistic voice.I’m really excited to be here on this f...

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The big deal about prologues?

Contrary to all the buzz and vitriol on the Internet, there’s nothing wrong with prologues in and of themselves. I still see books with them all the time. What you describe having written sounds like a normal first chapter. Prologues ...

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How do you know if the dialogue is coming from the character’s mind and not yours?

When you write a dialogue do you wait a second to think “Mh, how would he say that here?” or just write without thinking about it too much and review it later? I love dialogue, and for conversations to flow I feel like I need to...

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Advice

Hey guys,I’m new to the forum, and I hope to gain some great insight from you all. Im looking for some advice on how to get back into writing. I studied journalism for the past 4 years at EIU but I haven’t had anything published in 2 ye...

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Spoiler alert! My plot idea and its outline. Crtique it!

Now I have the idea (and basic outline) for my plot. However, I’m unsure if the story is too cheesy. If the story is too obvious. So, I wanna ask you folks about your opinion. The set-up: The protagonist is a normal girl, who goes to high...

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I can’t decide which idea I shall write.

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How do I decide, who/which is the perfect villain for my story?

Originally Posted by Art3mis There is a big difference between a likeable villain and the perfect villain. But how do you write the perfect villain. I mean, in Hunger Games we got president Snow. He is perfect because he is the complete opp...

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Question about Accents and Cultural Sensitivity (how not to be an accidental racist jerk)

I’m writing a story, and two of the main characters are a 17-year old girl and her young mother, both Filipino immigrants. Some background: both characters were born in the Philippines, and are currently living in America. They came to Am...

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What do both Male & Females look for in Novels?

It is sexist, but that’s not a bad thing because men and women are different and look for different things. The following are generalizations, things I’ve observed throughout my life from personal experience. I’m open to i...

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Finishing a story

I can say that I, too, suffer from this. While I’ve written only two novels in my time, neither of which were really any good, I felt a profound loss, as if I had just ended a long friendship. Hell, I still think back to a few of the ...

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