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The Use of Adverbs in Fiction Writing
Adverbs are dying.  Over the barren wasteland of Adverbia, a cold sun sets over the crest of tangled, bony branches on gunmetal-gray trees, silhouettes of mountains in the distance, and long shadows stretched over cracked, curling pads of parched clay.
Why?  Why are adverbs relegated to the path of the dinosaur in fiction writing?  What's so doggone wrong with adverbs, anyway??
Well, there's a few simple reasons for it -- and maybe there are a lot of reasons for it, but I've identified a few simple ones.
The goal here, of course, isn't to make you feel foolish or inadequate if you're one of those adverb-happy writers, but to demonstrate a better way for you to improve your writing.  For those of you still in school below the University level, think about this: you can blow your English or creative writing teachers out of the water with this information, and won't you be the envy of the rest of your adverb-reliant classmates?
I know,
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7 Tips for Creating an Antihero
7 Tips for Creating an Antihero
Chapter 5 “Characters” – Section 2.2 “Antiheroes
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0

"I'm drawn to the classic antihero, the guy who's probably made a bunch of mistakes and really has the capacity to go either way. That's the most interesting type of character for me to watch, to see what decisions they'll make. There's a lot of gray area there for a writer to explore."
-Kurt Sutter
 
One of the most trending and most debated archetypes in modern storytelling is the antihero. As with most fictional conventions, people have different opinions about what constitutes an antihero—ranging from a hero who is dark and brooding, to a villain who is the main character of the story. But
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Readymades: Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
Readymades
Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate's Prose Basics Week. I decided to tackle "lazy writing" as a topic, because they always say "write what you know" and boy, do I know laziness. Then I realized there were dozens of ways to be a lazy writer, so I heroically narrowed the scope of my article down to one broad topic: readymades. After talking about what a "readymade" is, I'll explain why they should be avoided in writing prose*,  and I'll finish with some tips to help you avoid using them yourself.
Before we go any further, I should note that the term is not a technical one. It is the word I was taught to use to identify a set of common problems with weak writing, so it's the word I use. I hope you'll find this article helpful, but it's not a textbook.
*I say "prose" because it's Prose Basics Week, but readymades infect poetry as well. If you're more a poet than a prose
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Are We There Yet? - Pacing and Character Arc


HOW TO PACE SCENE PROGRESSION
By :iconC-A-harland:
C-A-Harland
The pace of your novel will have a huge impact on how your readers interpret events that are happening, and it will also determine how engaged they are throughout the story’s progression. If your pace is too slow, readers may feel that the story is dragging on, and they could become bored. If the pace is too fast, readers become disoriented and mentally exhausted as they try to keep up.
What Is Pacing?
The pace of your story is the rhythm of events, the speed at which the action and plot of your story unfold.
It’s important to understand that there is no set standard for pacing. The length, style, tone, and genre of your story will all help determine what pace is right for you.
Controlling the Pace of Your Outline - The Road Trip Edition
The pace of your outline is the overall speed that your novel progresses at. An easy way t
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Literature
Writer's Tip: Show, don't tell.
Show, don’t tell (SDT). It’s one of the few consistent pieces of advice that all writers have heard at one time or another. Even the most amateur of writers parrot it back, but knowing the phrase doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand it, or how to implement it.
So what does “Show, don’t tell.” really mean? SDT is the idea that instead of telling your readers what’s happening in a story, you show them. This seems like an abstract concept to most of us, but what it boils down to is this: using words to give your readers an idea without having to directly state it. There are many ways good writers do this. It can be as simple as adding a scene for when your character walks down the street to the corner market rather than saying “she went to the store.” but it can also be as complicated as weaving subtext into dialogue and editing entire character personalities to prove a point down the line. I want to look at two example
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Awesome Storytelling Tips from a Screenwriter
I was going through some of my old tumblr posts today and came across a bunch of fantastic storytelling tips from a screenwriting blog. It's no longer active, sadly, but the advice is spot-on for all types of storytelling. Here are some of my favorite tips:
Tip #957
Know what moves you. Then step back from it, analyze it, and learn how to recreate it.
Tip #1008
It doesn’t matter how crazy an idea is. If it makes you more excited about the work, it’s a good idea.
Tip #1017
Before anything else, find the emotion in your concepts. Every good story idea will suggest one or two strong, emotional relationships. Identifying them should be your first task when breaking (plotting) a new idea.
Tip #1003
When you get right down to it, all you really need for a story is two people and an argument.
Tip #1187
A great idea is nothing without great characters.
Tip #1096
Know what your protag
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Literature
Writer's Tip: Writing Effective Sentences
Sentences—if the plot is the backbone of a story, then sentences are the muscles and tendons keeping it glued together. Unfortunately, writing solid sentences isn’t easy for everyone. As Human beings, we don’t speak the same way we write. Unless you do a lot of writing, you may have trouble putting together even the simplest of sentences. The last time you took a good look at a sentence and broke it down into its individual parts was probably around 3rd grade. Don’t worry—I’m here to help.
There’s More Than One Type of Sentence
There are (roughly) four different types of sentences, and we’re going to get into each of the different types (with examples!).
Simple Sentences – This is a sentence in its truest form. A simple sentence is the statement of a single idea in a direct, clear way. Most simple sentences contain less than 20 words, but it is best if you keep your word count aver
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.:Writer's Tips On How To Stay Creative:.
Overview of maintaining character/story creativity:
• The first and most important thing to understand is that originality in the world as a whole isn’t dead, and creativity can only be lost in you if you let it. Sure it may seem like nothing’s original anymore due to the fact that most people are too lazy to even try. And this trend continues to discourage creativity in the sense of making it seem impossible to come up with something memorably original. So I’m here to encourage and to remind you that not only does originality exist, but it is very possible to keep coming up with new and creative things as you get older; it'll just be a little bit harder.
• When you’re young, creativity can seem in abundance as your brain is still developing, trying to figure out all the little details of processing and assessing information. But as you become an adult, your brain specializes, and loses brain cells. To avoid falling into a monotonous rut of unorigina
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Taking Your Fanfiction to the Next Level
Fan Fiction Week
Hi, I’m Mothbanquet
As an author of fanfiction I always feel the need to be brutally honest about my craft, and about myself. So let’s start with the latter.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to become a writer, and it was the one go-to hobby that outlasted all others. Later on, I eventually became so passionate for a particular canon (my avatar should give that away!), that I just picked up my laptop and started mashing keys. And I’ve been writing ever since, including a couple of novels. I’ve also worked my damned hardest to improve and help others along the way in their own personal battles to become better writers.
Yet there was definitely a middle point where I had confidence in my skills thanks to my fanfic work but still had that final, indefinable barrier to overcome - that last Rubicon to cross before taking the plunge into the professional world.
This article is written for those who nodded to yoursel
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How do I get people to look at my work?
This is a question that pops up every now and again, so I decided to accumulate pointers and tips in a journal for easy reference. You'll notice that this unabridged how-to focuses on literature, but visual artists need not worry: some if not most of these notions deserve your attention, as well.
The advice below is on a take it or leave it basis, and obviously you follow as much of it as you want. Just don't let me catch you complaining about low exposure afterwards, or I'll have another thing to tell you.
Now then, let us move right on to business, shall we?
Fail [ OTL ] 1. Keep improving
First things first: there's no reason why you shouldn't keep honing your skills and aim to improve, so you might as well. And if it turns out your audience was just waiting for you to get a little better at what you're doing, then hey - bonus!
... Neither do you need to wait for feedback to get better. (Don't wait for someone answeri
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Hey everyone I love my fanfic life coach and I already have so many rough draft lines in my hands right now but I need to write out some more so wait a little!!
ANYWAYS!! My head was thinking and thinking and I suddenly got another idea for a fanfic and yes it involves negan and rick as my main pairing.
Not including fem rick in there but I had this other idea in my head. As you all know I am now in archive of our own and I am writing a whole lot of stuff! So I just wanted to know one thing is it ok to continue this! I kinda grew fond of typing my dirty* imagination and it just makes me want to draw (sketch) a lot more ideas!! anyways if I finish a oneshot ever I may be able to draw it as a doujinshi to! lol that's if! anyways how does that sound.

also I need help I am so new to the writing in fanfiction I need tips and tricks, and how to become a good writer!! any fanfictioners or pros out there able to help me with that I really be grateful!!

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Hey! Thanks for the favourite :D (Big Grin) 
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hey hey no problem friend!!
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Thank you so much for the favourite :aww: I really appreciate it =)
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You are so welcome keep up the great work my friend!
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