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Sometimes, you want to hide the bad guys in your story to fool your readers--and your characters! Learn 5 tricks for camouflaging your villain! Writing Quotes, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing A Book, Writing Ideas, Fiction Writing Prompts, Writing Fantasy

5 Ways to Hide Your Villain In Plain Sight - Ink and Quills

Sometimes the scariest villain is the one you didn't see coming. Use your reader's expectations of villains to hide your baddie right under their nose!

The Twelve Core Archetypes Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Picture Writing Prompts, Writing Notebook, Writing Ideas, Comics Sketch, Brand Archetypes, Jungian Archetypes

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The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers by Pop Chart Lab. "A taxonomic tree of over 100 wondrous powers and abilities, with over 200 superheroes and supervillains as examples thereof. Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, Creative Writing Inspiration, Design Inspiration, Magia Elemental, Super Pouvoirs, Super Fly

Superpowers Mega Chart: They Are ALL Here

It seems to be one of those days when everything we are writing about is on one single subject. I'll see if I can switch it up a little on my next

Dothraki and House Elves: Developing Fantasy Cultures Sociologist Hannah Emery discusses important considerations when developing fantasy cultures in novels.Dark elf Dark elf may refer to: Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing A Book, Writing Help, Writing Ideas, Writing Genres, Writing Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction

On Dothraki and House Elves: Developing Fantasy Cultures

Sociologist Hannah Emery discusses important considerations when developing fantasy cultures in novels.

World building - Resources - 10 Writing Resources: Fantasy Creative Writing Tips, Book Writing Tips, Writer Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Workshop

10 Writing Resources: Fantasy - Alyssa Hollingsworth

These ten resources will help you maximize your fantasy story's effectiveness. From worldbuilding to info dump, here's what you should and shouldn't do.

Today we have a guest post by Trisha Tobias, who has worked on books such as the award-winning Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J. Sullivan, and Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser: When it comes to writing, there aren’t many hard rules. Book Writing Tips, Writer Tips, Writing Process, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Editing Writing, Writers Notebook, Fiction Writing

Five Mistakes New Writers Make (Paperback Kingdom)

Today we have a guest post by Trisha Tobias, who has worked on books such as the award-winning Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan, and Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser: When it comes to writing, there aren’t many hard rules. It’s a...READ MORE

10 Fantasy Clichés and Ideas to Change Them Fantasy Cliches and Ideas writing fantasy fiction Picture Writing Prompts, Writing Prompts For Writers, Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Jobs, Writing Strategies

10 Fantasy Clichés and Ideas to Change Them

Walk into any book store, and you will find shelves and shelves of fantasy books. But the same clichés run through most of them, and many are so predictable that you only have to read the back cover to guess the entire plot. Now, while I don’t suggest getting rid of every fantasy clichés in…

How J. Rowling mastered every storytelling medium (Get Him Back Writing Prompts) Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Inspiration Tips, Writing Ideas, Fitness Inspiration, The Words, Writers Write

How J.K. Rowling Mastered Writing in Different Mediums — E.M. Welsh

Every winter when everyone begins to snuggle up by the fire and celebrate the holiday season, I always feel a strong urge to return to my worn, yet beloved Harry Potter collection. Harry Potter, in many ways, is what made me who I am today. When I was younger and one of the last in my class to learn to read, Harry Potter became the entertaining push to keep me going. Very quickly it became an obsession and one that I have sustained throughout my entire life. With that obsession I…

Get this quick and easy guide that goes through 10 things to do and not to do when writing in the fantasy and fairy tale genres. If you've been itching to start your next novel in either of these genres, but don't know where to start--consider this your s Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Ideas, Writing Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, Fantasy Authors

A Guide to Fantasy and Fairy Tale Fiction for Self-Published Authors - danieladorno.com

Fantasy fiction and fairy tales are often considered the same genre. But are Cinderella and the Hobbit the same? I don't think so. Read on to find out why.

10 tips for integrating worldbuilding into your writing to immerse the reader in the story and your imagined world. Indepth post for fantasy writers. Book Writing Tips, Writer Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Inspiration Tips, Novel Tips, Editing Writing

10 Tips for Writing Worldbuilding

10 tips for integrating worldbuilding into your writing to immerse the reader in the story and your imagined world.

Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world or universe Everything from geography to religion to culture to technology must be considered Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, Writing Guide, Writing Worksheets

An Introduction to World-Building — Well-Storied.

If there's anything I've learned as a writer, it's that building a fictional world is easier said than done. When well-developed, a fictional world feels realistic and approachable, even if it contains otherworldly elements such as magic or time travel. But behind the approachable facade lies the blood, sweat, and tears of the world's creator, who hand-crafted everything from its geography, religions, cultures, technologies, political systems, and more. Each of these elements affects…

I love world building - there's something magical about creating a whole world from scratch - but naming the places I create? That's not so easy. In this post, I take you through the exact steps I take to name fictional countries and cities. Creative Writing Tips, Book Writing Tips, Name Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Prompts, Writing Workshop, Writing Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction

World-Building in Fantasy Fiction - How to Name Countries, Cities, etc. - CookieBreak

Naming places in my WIP is hard. I don’t mean whole countries, I usually struggle alright through those (more detail in a bit), but towns…

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ICYMI here's toxicologist Megan Chaudhuri on poisons in SF/F literature: Creative Writing Tips, Book Writing Tips, Writer Tips, Writing Quotes, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, Persuasive Writing

Poisons in SFF - Dan Koboldt

Toxicologist Megan Cartwright Chaudhuri discusses toxins and poisons in sci-fi/fantasy literature.

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