Until we know what a character wants, we don't know what the story is about. Until we know what the stakes are, we don't care.

ivyblossom: “ jeffstokely: “ Solid advice for any writer, found on a middle school bulletin board. Via Vladimir Verano ” Yesssssss! Exactly this! ” Here’s a mote of truth.

Write and take your soul into letters of each word

A Writer's Manifesto by Natasha Lester. Words to help inspire, motivate and encourage all aspiring writers to keep writing, no matter what.

uh huh. SO you have to make room for them. :) Revise, revise, revise.

Writing problems Your browser history would not look good were it checked during a criminal investigation. (Oh, dear.

In honor of a great writer who recently passed away, here are 17 of his rules for writers. 1. Begin writing before you put the coffee on. 2. Never open a book with weather. 3. Avoid prologues. 4. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.... #writers #writing #ELeonard

Elmore Leonard: 17 Rules for Writers – Never use a verb other than said to carry dialogue.

J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers

Writing tips from Tolkien. I've never read any of his books but this is great advice. I take number 8 to heart all the time. Everyone in my life is going to end up in a novel at some point.

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The Power of the Quirky Detail

To all the writers out there: YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH

READ 12 Reasons Why You are Good Enough to Write a Book. Everyone tells my husband that he should write a book! Even though I have a journalism background, he is a much better writer than I. My funny honey is very witty!

#motivation In case you were feeling down about writing. To cheer up, encourage

How to find your writer's voice: 20 writers weigh in (+ an awesome infographic

How to find your writer's voice: 20 writers weigh in (+ an awesome infographic) - Daniela Uslan In case you were feeling down about writing. To cheer up, encourage

Pixar’s 22 rules to phenomenal storytelling.

Some Helpful Life Hack Tips, Let's Make Life Great Again!

There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?! Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.

How Many Obstacles are on the Hero's Journey?

There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey? Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harr

Amazing Facts on Writing and How it Affects Our Brain [Infographic]

Educational infographic & Data How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain? Image Description How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping

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