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100 Themes Challenge: Various Prompts
1. Powers Combined
2. Song And Dance
3. Invisible Shield
4. Have A Taste
5. Former Lover
6. Tragic Downfall
7. Keep Quiet
8. Brace Yourself
9. Resounding Dreams
10. Virgin No More
11. First Strike
12. In The Wake Of Destruction
13. Over And Over Again
14. Corrupt Warfare
15. Slave To Desire
16. Sun And Moon
17. Endless Carnage
18. Pride Before Fall
19. Inner Demons
20. Crack Of Dawn
21. Come Forth
22. Less Protection
23. Following Orders
24. Plunge Into The Unknown
25. Ten Seconds
26. So Red
27. Welcome Home
28. To Be Human
29. Spice Things Up
30. Joy And Elation
31. Cursed Aura
32. Hidden Agenda
33. Might Have Been
34. Lucky Charms
35. All In One Go
36. Walk Away
37. Impressive Record
38. Last Day On Earth
39. Solid Ground
40. Unexplained Intentions
41. Opposite Direction
42. Kiss Of Death
43. Man's Empire
44. Trouble And Strife
45. Regain Composure
46. No Value
47. Watch Your Mouth
48. Give Over
49. Making Matters Worse
50. Unlimited Access
51. Beautiful Sight
52. Silent Screams
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20 Writing Tips
1. Write like crazy. Whether it's by hand or on a computer, just write, write, write, write, WRITE. The more you work at it, the better you'll get at it.
2. Be flexible. Don't just stick to what you already know. Dare to write something outside your comfort zone.
3. Never throw an idea away. Ideas are like fish: you never know when you'll catch a good one, and if you let it go, you most likely won't get it back. Keep a journal for your ideas and write down anything that comes to mind, no matter how silly or stupid it may sound.
4. Take your time. Don't expect to write a bestseller in a few months, or even a few years. (I learned this the hard way.)
5. Be prepared for a LOT of rejections and a LOT of criticism. Don't assume you'll hit it off with the first publisher you find, and don't expect everyone to like your book, or to bother reading it at all.
6. Be open to other people's suggestions, but write the story that YOU want.
7. Go easy on yourself. Don't expect your book
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6 Tips for Writing Dystopian Fiction
6 Tips for Writing Dystopian Fiction
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0

Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 8 “Dystopia”
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"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's
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15 Tips for Writing Horror
15 Tips for Writing Horror
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 6 “Horror"

Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0

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“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” 
― Clive Barker
Horror is a genre which plays upon the emotions of the audience, but it does so fo
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21 Tips for Writing Humor
21 Tips for Writing Humor
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 9 “Humor”

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“The secret to humor is surprise.”
There are many theories as to the nature, science, and reason for humor. It's an element of human behavior that seems objective in the skill that is requi
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5 Tips for Cultural Diversity in Writing
5 Tips for Cultural Diversity in Writing
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 4 “Diversity”
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Diversity—it almost seems a trap word meant for snaring unwitting people into a political debate. But why is it important to writing? Many will argue that it is a means of political correctness, popularity, and seeming hip to all your liberal friends at the coffee shop. While coffee shop creds are pretty important, the real reason for creating a diversity of religion, nationality, culture, ethnicity, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender, economic background, and any other sort, is that it gives a new layer of depth and realism to anything you write. By understanding the specific ways in which to apply diversity so that it adds this depth, we can also learn
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8 Tips for Writing Dialogue for your Characters
8 Tips for Writing Dialogue for your Characters
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 5 “Choosing and Designing Characters” – Section 4 “Dialogue”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Dialogue is a tricky topic, and for two key reasons. The first is that creating realistic dialogue is a difficult skill to master—even in day-to-day life—without speech coming out plastic, pointless, or otherwise unconvincing. The second problem is that the proper dialogue for your story is deeply rooted within the other elements—the characters, the setting, the genre, etc... Because of this, writing dialogue that is custom fitted to your story, requires adjustment and cannot stand up to any “one size fits all” set of guidelines. Today, I'm going to try to give some new approaches as well as some time-tested tips
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10 Tips for Writing Science Fiction
10 Tips for Writing Science Fiction
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 1 “Genres” – Section 3“Sci-fi”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Continuing on our series on genres, the next major story-type that needs to be covered is Sci-fi. Sci-fi is a very strong medium for stories. But as such, it's a medium that has been turned into a mix of cliches and commercial exploitation. Today, I am going to talk about some of the stren
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stamaria is the home land to the races of old and yet to come. In the heart of this land is the kingdom of the humans. it is known as the central citadel. it is renown for it's beautiful pastures and plains that have become farmlands and towns but it is also renown for it's beautiful city and namesake, the central citadel, this city has become a beacon of peace and harmony through the lands.
To the east of the citadel is the land of the Gorse and Lavean, the masters of stone and fire. the land they inhabit is dry with deserts and mountains. it is hot and mostly barren but the Gorse and Lavean have found sanctuary in the gigantic carved canyon that once a prison and mining operation to both of their races but have taken it from their slave drivers. this city provides them water from the ground and they have even found ways to grow food atop their city.
To the north of the Gorse city and northeast of the citadel lies the frigid land of the frost elves known as the Vorstie. this land is always covered with a thick blanket of snow and the frozen peaks of the mountains are encase in a thick sheet of ice that never melts. the Vorstie are elegant and masters of understanding the ways of ice. they have master the powers of ice so well that their cities are made of solid ice, this ice can never melt and is stronger than any steel. the vorstie are known for their elegance but also known for their extremely-honed skills.
To west of the Vorstie lands and northwest of the citadel is the forested lands of the wood elves, the Foersis, the kindred souls of the forest and nature itself. the Foersis have made their homes and even their cities from a special magic that allows them to manipulate the growth of plant life. they choose to make their cities and towns high up in their trees. these trees are colossal, they are so large that they look as if the tops of them reach the bottoms of clouds.
To the south of the Foersis forests and southwest of the citadel is the peninsula and islands of the moankai, the seafarers. the moankai are adventurers by heart and wish to see what lies beyond the sea. they are excellent craftsmen of ships and even magical jewelry. they constantly go out to sea and bring back fish and other trinkets that were found in the water. they believe that an ancient city lies below the waves and once worshipped an ancient deity of the ocean but the city one day sunk below the waves for unknown reasons.

(note: i was thinking about basing the different races and cultures on real cultures that exist, the Gorse are based on ancient norse cultures, the Lavean are based on ancient mongolian cultures, the vorstie are based around ancient Japanese cultures, the Foersis are based on either native american culture or maybe even hispanic cultures, and the moankai are based around Hawaiian cultures. I know a lot about norse cultures but i still need to do research on the other cultures. if you have any knowledge on these cultures or you have an interesting idea that i could add im all ears!)
practice on a story i'm making: Stamaria
i'm creating a landmass for a story i'm making and i'm just setting up the regions and different lands that will be there. the name of the lands may change in case if i come up with a better names for them. even the name of the landmass may change. if you have any ideas for names or ideas please let me know! 


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i just want to make stories and share some ideas i have for creating blades like knifes, axes, swords, etc.


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