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30 January 2017 @ 10:00 am
hello my fellow writers,
to another dose of writing info you might not need, desperately want, or never even expected to be there!


  • Stop putting off writing is a short but juicy article witch not only spoke to me about why i put writing off in the first place, but also hammered home in 9 tips (some of them already well known, some of them just to think about it) how we can stop from avoiding to write. i must reread it a couple of times for it really to stick, but i think this has the power for an impact


  • Suspense in your story shows the writer another way to create - as promised- suspense in stories. the thing that stood most out for me, was not what was really said- though the technique sure sounds intriguing but what was not said and only hinted on: as writers we depend way to much on red herrings and secrets we conceal: and as a reader that frustrates me. never mind finding myself to do the exact same thing i was frustrated at as a reader. what i really want you to take away from reading this article is: that even with having a big secret and wanting to reveal it later (and honestly in some cases - snape loving lilly as example - this works amazing, but never without a grain of salt. who's with me on the: "how was i to know she was his love from the beginning- you never even hinted on this-squat"?)
    just food for thought there, i guess


  • A Soul Shattering Tip How to Plot the End of Your Novel, Memoir, Screenplay is a quick and easy read (with loads of advertisement that you will please ignore) but what i find good is that as an easy read it tells you exactly what you need as a writer when close to the last quarter of the book! and it has of course again some food for thought i will gladly talk to you about, if you feel the need- just drop a comment ;)



all the best! see you again next month!
may the muses be with you!
and remember all words are good words (even the words that are gone due to edition!)


do you want more tips on one certain topic that i so far completely ignored? (i am posting here what catches my fancy in hope to motivate you to get words down- so if you have something you need to know or read or be motivated on, let me know and i shall dig around the net trying to find something for you)
do you have a tip you want to share, but are thinking: "meh"- just pm me or write me a mail smirkingcat[at] yandex. com and i shall check it out and include it in a future post [with your name or without it]
 
 
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09 January 2017 @ 11:11 am
hello my fellow writers,
welcome to 2017! good luck and good words to you all and a good year ahead!
so let's get straight to the first dose of writing info for the year, which you might not need, desperately want, or never even expected to be there!


  • 5 tricks for getting into the writing zone seems to be a good start to kick of the new writing year right?
    it's a quick read, and you might probably have heard most of the 5 or even all of them before, but it's always good to recoll them and try to apply them. hope it will get you more easily into your zone!


  • 4 Ways to Verify Your Story Concept Is Strong Enough is a nice read and a very interesting and helping advice. the author gives nice examples and makes very clear what she means, i found it helpful for a story on my mind, that somehow wouldn't come out- now i know where i was missing the mark for it to develop further. hopefully this may jiggle some of the same helpful thoughts in you! however, i think it's best to warn you, that the author has a small vendetta against cowboys and aliens going- maybe she regretted reading it, and cant get over it now? who knows


  • 3 Tactics To Make You A More Productive Writer! that is what i wish for all of us for 2017 and her 3 tips are rather helpful- especially the first and the third, i have to give the 2ed a real try, so far i just cut the net, so that i can't access anything but chatzy when i'm in real writing mode- why chatzy you ask? because having someone there who gets shit done in 30 min helps me getting shit done in 30 mins! so thanks for all of you being there, getting me through my stuff <3




may the muses be with you!
and remember all words are good words (even the words that are gone due to edition!)





do you want more tips on one certain topic that i so far completely ignored? (i am posting here what catches my fancy in hope to motivate you to get words down- so if you have something you need to know or read or be motivated on, let me know and i shall dig around the net trying to find something for you)
do you have a tip you want to share, but are thinking: "meh"- just pm me or write me a mail smirkingcat[at] yandex. com and i shall check it out and include it in a future post [with your name or without it]
 
 
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26 December 2016 @ 10:00 am
hello my fellow writers,
to another dose of writing info you might not need, desperately want, or never even expected to be there!


  • Proofreading 101 - The ultimate List of Things to Edit For is a nice short article, giving you an overview for sort of stuff to look out. i don't see it as a have to but more like guidelines that may actually help- i at least hope they may help you.


  • Master List: Medieval Names from England because i needed that for a fic and so i though maybe you can need it too, and so here I am sharing it. check it out, i find some of the names wicked and yes we all agree mrs donovan's smile in that picture is rather frightening

  • 25 things about creating characters
    this is also a quick list, but with the new year around the coiner i think there might also be quite some new characters, and maybe this list will help you assemble them and find a good story that befits them too!




A MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!
i hope you will have a great time and a fantastic day!
i wish you all the best and a happy 2017 to come!
see you in the next year! i still have quite some sites left to share with you ;)
best of luck and all the writing mojo to us all!

may the muses be with you!
and remember all words are good words (even the words that are gone due to edition!)





do you want more tips on one certain topic that i so far completely ignored? (i am posting here what catches my fancy in hope to motivate you to get words down- so if you have something you need to know or read or be motivated on, let me know and i shall dig around the net trying to find something for you)
do you have a tip you want to share, but are thinking: "meh"- just pm me or write me a mail smirkingcat[at] yandex. com and i shall check it out and include it in a future post [with your name or without it]
 
 
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12 December 2016 @ 10:00 am
hello my fellow writers,
to another dose of writing info you might not need, desperatly want, or never even expected to be there!


  • 7 tips for writing sarcastically is an entertaining read, that will make you think, and probably laugh, I enjoyed reading it, and i hope you might too.


  • how to write a kissing scene yeah i know recurring theme, but there is never so much as read too much about something, also i still struggle with it. also this one had me thinking about some ideas, and about the good, bad and mediocre kisses i read about and why i considered them that way. also it's a quick read! so if you feel like you are struggling with kisses too, do go and check it out.
    as a bonus how to write a kissing scene in a romance novel


  • 3 steps to write arguments with maximum punch it is a short read, and i found it interesting, i also try to keep it in mind, because lots of what is said here really makes sense!





may the muses be with you!
and remember all words are good words (even the words that are gone due to edition!



do you want more tips on one certain topic that i so far completely ignored? (i am posting here what catches my fancy in hope to motivate you to get words down- so if you have something you need to know or read or be motivated on, let me know and i shall dig around the net trying to find something for you)
do you have a tip you want to share, but are thinking: "meh"- just pm me or write me a mail smirkingcat[at] yandex. com and i shall check it out and include it in a future post [with your name or without it]
 
 
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28 November 2016 @ 10:00 am
greetings my fellow writers
and are you ready for the christmas frenzy to begin?
this year as a reward i will do slythindor100 25 days of christmas so i might not be able to keep my commenting with mini_fest, hd_owlpost up as much as i did in the last year, and well over at hd_erised, i still have fics from 14 to read *headdesks*
but NONETHELESS lets enjoy christmas time to the fullest!


  • first on todays post here you go with 7 tips for wrting great first person narrators. which not only has great tips with nice examples but also gets your brain thinking about the difference of narrators, in other POVs too.


  • next i have 10 Signs of Underdeveloped Characters in Your Novel for you. and boy that one is like a hit to my face, when i think about my owl, because some of the struggles i had and some of the very bad parts of my fic can be explained with this list *hides beneath the blanket*


  • and finally for this week i have for you How to Write Arguments with Maximum Punch. this is not only a quick read, but a real life saviour, as some conversations do come across as too styled, and with these 2 simply tricks you can check it very quickly. give it a try!




may the muses be with you!
and remember all words are good words (even the words that are gone due to edition!



do you want more tips on one certain topic that i so far completely ignored? (i am posting here what catches my fancy in hope to motivate you to get words down- so if you have something you need to know or read or be motivated on, let me know and i shall dig around the net trying to find something for you)
do you have a tip you want to share, but are thinking: "meh"- just pm me or write me a mail smirkingcat[at]yandex. com and i shall check it out and include it in a future post [with your name or without it]




for all those who have left me some very kind comments over at the fandom-love meme let me tell you again: THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
 
 
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14 November 2016 @ 10:00 am

  • writing fictions - 5 tips to get more creative is a very little article, and therefore perfect to start this new round of resources, that does exactly what it says: it lists 5 tips about fiction and what to think of, but the way it is written also makes you go: "ahhh - i havent thought about that" and lead me to actually note down quite some things i overlooked.


  • next i have this diamant in the rough for you: 20 things to give your character. it's not that much of a read (and honestly the layout is awful) but the ideas are amazing! and so inspirering and helpful, so you really should take your time, to check this one out!


  • and last but not least, today i have a classic plot design site for you, with useful graphic and useful text. i know in the past i showed you many styles about plot, so i thought it might be time to show you the classical way it is done




may the muses be with you!
and remember all words are good words (even the words that are gone due to edition!

Finally let me remind you:

smirkingcat dares you to challenge yourself and get rid of the long avoided tasks on your to do list in one month!
Click the Image to get to the Introduction Post.
Join anytime and get your stuff done!
it is never to late to join in!




do you want more tips on one certain topic that i so far completely ignored? (i am posting here what catches my fancy in hope to motivate you to get words down- so if you have something you need to know or read or be motivated on, let me know and i shall dig around the net trying to find something for you)
do you have a tip you want to share, but are thinking: "meh"- just pm me or write me a mail smirkingcat[at] yandex. com and i shall check it out and include it in a future post [with your name or without it]
 
 
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06 November 2016 @ 06:01 pm
OH HEY! so thanks for signing up for the WORD WAR and now it's time to CHECK IN with your FINAL COUNT.



I hope you've been super amazingly productive these last four days.

REMEMBER all words are AWESOME words... even if you write supposed 100 crappy words, you can edit those...b/c you can't edit 0 words! Right?

Please remember to let us know how you did overall with a comment on this post sometime by the end of day Sunday. Thank you to everyone who came out to play!

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05 November 2016 @ 05:33 pm
HD WRITERS


Saturday already done? Where did the week go? Don't worry there's still one more day left in our word war! Why don't you check in and let us know how you're doing?

Intermediary check-ins are completely optional, but if you want some extra encouragement come and tell us how you are doing and encourage your fellow writers also!

Remember you can always find encouragement here, in the chatroom or in Serious Business Writing Room.

It's not too late to join in the war! Just check in at the original post.
So... how's it going so far?

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04 November 2016 @ 05:01 pm
HD WRITERSDD

Have you reached the end of FRIDAY in your time zone? Then it's time to check in!

We're halfway through, which means you've been plenty productive, and still have loads of time to write!

Intermediary check-ins are completely optional, but if you want some extra encouragement come and tell us how you are doing and encourage your fellow writers also!

Remember you can always find encouragement here, in the chatroom, or in SRSBZNS Writing Room.

It's not too late to join in the war! Just check in at the original post.

SO, how are you doing?

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