Characterizing Tips

Hey Reader,

I have a couple of tips for you today… I’ve seen that these are things that a lot of writers don’t even think about for when they are characterizing their characters. So I thought I’d share it with you:)

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Quick Update

Hey Reader!

I’m working for hours each day with this Beta Reading, so I’m sorry if I miss some posts. However, if you are interested in reading a book that I am posting a lot of¬†everyday, you can click here. I’ll try my best to keep up with these posts, though! I’ve been posting five days a week for…five months? Don’t worry, I’m not going to stop now. And I have some new stuff coming, too!

XO, Kelli.

Editing Partner

Hey Reader,

I’m a writer. You’re probably a writer. That’s what we do… If there is anything in the world that we know how to do, it’s write. That’s awesome, since we can do great things with our words. We can do anything, really.

But there is a sort of downside to being a writer. (You know, other than the crazy habits that go along with it)

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Quick Editing Tips

Hey Reader,

This is going to be really short. I have an AP test tomorrow and I’ve been studying (Oh, the inconvenience of education).

I have two quick tips for you that I’ve come to appreciate in the process of editing. While editing HMB, I’ve atually realized how important these are, and how much it can open your eyes to the problems in your story. Especially when you know there is a problem, just not quite what it is.

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Practice Makes… well, better.

Hey Reader,

I hated writing dialogue. Not because I hate dialogue in books, just because I suck at writing it. I usually have to go through a few rounds of editing before my dialogue even looks remotely realistic. In first drafts, I tend to focus too much on the character’s facial expressions and body movements. It’s hard for me to think about what they are saying.

Everyone has something in writing that they don’t like to write as much as other things. Description. Dialogue. Building characters. Introducing the setting. Beginning chapters. Ending chapters. There’s always¬†something that gets you down as a writer. And it’s not because it is boring or terrible. It’s because you struggle with it, so you don’t want to write it as much as other things.

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Flash Fiction

Hey Reader,
I wrote another chapter this week about how to come up with good ideas. That post was more along the lines of how to gather and collect and combine these ideas to develop them into great stories. Tonight’s post is going to be kind of similar, but better. There’s a great way for you to come up with good ideas that doesn’t involve all of the planning and searching.

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Easy Writing Tips

Hey Reader,

So there are few good writing tips that I’ve found along the way in my journey of writing and editing… and these are things I’ve found out the hard way, too. Most of them are tiny, but make a huge impact on the quality of your writing. But since they are tiny, I can’t write a full post about each of them. Instead, here they are, all in one post: three quick and easy edits to improve your writing.

And if you’re writing now, not editing, keep reading. These tips are going to help you, too, and probably save you a monster-load of editing in the future.

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