How to Write a Story for the First Time

So, you want to write a story? Don’t know how? Well, here’s a simple tutorial that covers the basics. Of course, this is just how I do it personally. There is no right or wrong, this is just a simple explanation of how I try and plan my writing. Hope this helps! Figure out what…

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How to Prepare Before Starting a Story

How to prepare before starting a story Sometimes it can be daunting to look at a blank page before beginning a piece of writing, so here are some tips before beginning to help.  Research your topic If you’re writing about a topic you don’t know much about, research it. Research the life your character might…

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How To Create a Title

How To Create a Title When you buy a book, the title is a huge part of the decision. If the title is Revenge of the Monster Gorillas and you love romance books, you may not buy it. But if the title was Love Me, Please, you might decide that you want to try it. …

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15 Conventions of the Genre Science Fiction

So, a convention is a specific feature of a genre. Basically, it’s something that you often see in a genre. I will be showing some common conventions of science fiction to hopefully give you some inspiration for your science fiction story.  Science fiction conventions  Time travel  Supernaturals  Space/alternative universes Alternative timeline Advanced technology  Robots Aliens …

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Settings in Horror Writing

Settings in horror writing. Setting is really important in writing, and it can really set the scene. Here are some ideas of settings in a horror story. A haunted house A dark forest A dark room A pitch black corridor  A silent and deserted street A terrifying castle  An abandoned house A village left in…

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Genres of Writing

Genres of writing. There are many genres of writing and they all have different conventions, so I will cover some common ones in this post.  Romance Horror Science fiction  Fantasy  Fiction  Non-fiction  Comedy  Adventure  Action  Detective Historical Crime  Classical  Biography Autobiography  Thriller Mystery Folks tale Poetry Health  I hope this helped you with your understanding…

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Romance Writing Plot Inspiration

Romance writing plot inspiration. One common genre of writing is romance, and when writing, sometime I find that I need some inspiration. So, hopefully this will help you.  S/he has already decided against the other Perhaps one of the two firmly decided that they would never date a biker again, or a millionaire.  Their fate…

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How To Get Inspiration for a Story

How to get inspiration for a story  I get inspiration from lots of things; sometimes even just everyday objects. If I see a tree that I really like, I either study it and make a mental note to write it down when I get home, or I write it down in my mini notebook that…

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How To Avoid Character Stereotypes

How to avoid character stereotypes  Unfortunately, character stereotypes are quite common in writing. What are character stereotypes, you ask? A character stereotype is something like an cat-mad old lady or a grumpy teenager who never leaves their room. What can I do to avoid these stereotypes, you now ask? By adding interesting aspects to your…

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How To Set and Achieve Writing Goals

How to set and achieve writing goals  Setting writing goals is really important if you’re short of time and want to commit to your writing. Here are some tips! Set realistic goals!  Don’t be too ambitious otherwise you might lose your motivation and give up. If you feel that you can easily manage 15 minutes…

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