Writers BlockSo a lot of people have been suffering from writers block, so I thought I would put together a list to help.Writers Block11 months ago in Writing More Like This
Writers Block flow chart: http://madwomanintheforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tumblr_mr2uw3RUqv1rb04t1o1_500.png
Interactive help: http://www.webook.com/911writersblock/
23 tips: http://www.writingforward.com/writing-tips/got-writers-block-23-writing-tips-that-dont-involve-writing
50+ ways: http://www.authormedia.com/50-things-to-blog-about-when-you-have-writers-block/
Mix some relaxing noises: http://soundrown.com/
coffee shop noises: http://coffitivity.com/
Forest sounds: http://www.forestmood.com/
Summer sounds: http://augustambience.com/
This awesome playlist: http://8tracks.com/malfoymannor/epic-songs-to-write-to
seventh sanctum: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-writ.php
Some Prompts: http://creativewritingprompts.com/
Title generator: http://mdbenoit.com/rtg.htm
Writing Forum: http://www.writingforums.org/
Plot PointsSome have asked me what I do to create what I write out. Well, I decided to give some outlines to those that wish to write as well.Plot Points1 year ago in Writing More Like This
Now, before I begin, the tools I do use that help tremendously, are Scrivener (because it is wonderful for the organization that is needed to plot out stories, create your characters), as well as great resource books, such as one that I refer you to read; it's where I was able to learn and draw up Plot Point Outlines, and the Goal, Motivation and Conflicts outline as well. It's called Rock Your Plot, by Cathy Yardley. It's extremely useful and helpful! Now, below, you can use the outline, or create your own!
1. The Inciting Incident
(A “tease” within the opening. Something within the first chapter of your book that will make the reader want to find out what is going on. Knowing your first plot point will help you establish this.)
2. Plot Point 1(Establishing Story Question)
-End of Act 1: (
Writing Tips - DialogueWriting Tips - Dialogue6 years ago in Writing More Like This
If youre writing fiction, the dialogue is arguably one of the most important parts. And its the bit thats the easiest to mess up, if were strictly honest. And why not? Theres so much going on in that single sentence that any number of them can go wrong; voice, character, tone, point of view, punctuation. Well start with punctuation, because Ive already written that bit.
Go here. I was originally going to copy and paste that part of the lesson into this lesson, but then the thing wound up being ten pages long. So, read that, and then come back to this if you feel you might need help with the mechanical bits.
When to use Dialogue
Right. So, youve got a story all set up in your head (or on a piece of paper if youre inclined to pre-write), and its great. Your hero is blasting through space with a whole heap of misfits, and you
A Guide to InspirationDo you ever sit at your computer, staring at a blank screen? You want to add a chapter to your novel, add another verse to your poem, or draw a beautiful landscape, but you can't get yourself to do it. Your hand won't sweep that pencil over the paper. The words won't flow from your keyboard to your computer screen. It happens to everyone.A Guide to Inspiration1 year ago in Other More Like This
But fear not! I will share the many ways to gain inspiration and battle artists/writers block.
Music is good for the soul, and therefore one of the key ingredients to gaining inspiration. Whether it be Mozart or Lincoln Park, your favorite music can send you to different worlds if you let it.
But don't be boring and just listen to songs you've already heard! Experiment! Take a look at the suggested videos on Youtube (but be careful). Maybe listen to a song you've never heard, but that was written/performed by a favorite band of yours. Chances are, you'll run into a song you adore.
Once you've done that, just listen to i