How to Use Pinterest to Develop Vivid Characters

Pinterest has become a great tool for a lot of writers. I have several boards (some mine, some group boards) for writing tips and ideas. But Pinterest also has another purpose—helping you bring your characters to life.

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7 Tips to Help You Write Authentically (Without Putting Yourself in the Story)

Two of the most common pieces of writing advice you’ll get when you start out as a writer are write what you know and don’t insert yourself in the story. Essentially, you’re supposed to write about things you’re familiar with to keep your story authentic, but not too much, because then you’re just writing fanfic about yourself (or so I’ve heard). But finding that balance can be hard. Here are a few tips on how to toe the line a little more carefully.

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On Endings

I finished my second novel a little over a week ago. It took me four months, in which I stressed myself out to the max by trying to juggle NaNoWriMo, senior year midterms, and losing two chapters five hundred words from the end, but finally, I finished it. I went through this once before with […]

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Vindicta – Snippet #1

“I’m not done with you,” I say, voice low. “What the hell happened this morning?” “I told you already,” he says, irritated. “I thought I’d let you have some beauty sleep. You looked like you needed it.” My hand tightens around his arm. He doesn’t even flinch. “Don’t lie to me,” I snap. “You were […]

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