Character Tag

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I saw this tag on loren’s blog, and decided to try it myself.  The rules are as followed:

  • write 30 character names on pieces of paper
  • fold them up and put them in a bowl or whatever
  • pick two slips of paper and decide between the two for each question

I tried to use well known characters, but there may be a few weird ones. Continue reading

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Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Villains

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Okay, okay, it’s a weird post title, I know.  I’m NOT saying that if someone has a mental illness, they’re a villain.  But, I’m going to discuss how mental illnesses can affect your villain, for the better or the worse.

A word of caution:  I don’t recommend writing a villain with a mental illness unless you’ve had experience, done tons of research, or have talked to someone who is knowledgeable about the mental illness that you are considering giving to your villain.

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s see how mental illnesses affect villains.

Obviously, something is a little off in the head of a villain if they’re a villain.  But sometimes, it’s a little more than being “a bit off.”  Out of curiosity, I started researching Continue reading

7 of the Best Fictional Couples

Story Time: English class, with my wonderful teacher.  (It’s a homeschool class, with maybe 20 students.)  We were discussing poetry, and the topic of conversation was William Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  One girl (obviously a fangirl,) cried, “I ship it.”  

My poor teacher.  She was like, “what on earth are you talking about?”  So the girl repeated herself.  “I ship it.”  My teacher had no idea what she was talking about.  No one really wanted to try and explain our craziness to the world, so eventually, my teacher gave up, and turned back to discussing people that were like summer days.Image result for meme ship and fandoms pirate

Read on for ship worthy fictional couples. ❤ Continue reading

A List of Rare Mythological Creatures

Kelpie - a water horse from Celtic mythology thought to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland:

So, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that dragons are getting a little overused.  You know?  Every fantasy book has to have a dragon.  When did that become a thing?  Just because The Hobbit has the best dragon ever doesn’t mean everyone else has to copy…  

I’m guilty too.  Dragons are just plain cool.  But, there are other cool creatures out there too.  So, a small list of lesser appreciated creatures. Continue reading

A Little Thing Called Pinterest (And Why You Need it for Writing)

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Anybody heard of Pinterest?  I try not to spend my whole life on the site.  It’s seriously addictive.  I primarily began using it for writing.  Why Pinterest, you ask.  Isn’t that only for clothing and food?  I’m here to tell you that Pinterest is amaze for writing.  No this isn’t an advertisement for my Pinterest account, even though I might use some examples and I wouldn’t mind the followers.  😛

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Building Strong Characters

guest-postSo….  Wysteria from headintheclouds913.wordpress.com wrote a guest post on my blog, (Which you can find here) so I wrote one on her cool blog!  (Find that one HERE!)


Someone once told me: “Premise is what makes me pick up the book and start reading.  Plot is what makes me continue reading.  But the characters are the ones that make me pick up the book and read it over again.”  You could have an awesome plot complete with unicorns, a thieving dragon, high-tech computers, and coffee, but if you don’t have in depth characters, no one is going to care.  I wrote a little about this here.

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