Category Archives: General Writing

Coming up with story ideas.

7 ways to come up with story ideas: Your local, country, or world newspaper Song lyrics Reinvent a scene from a book Know your history and set your romance, thriller, etc, with a post era theme Eavesdrop on a conversation Learn how to ask yourself, what if? Visit Reddit at r/showerthoughts As all writers know, […]
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5 STRONG CHARACTER MOTIVES AND OBSTACLES

These following motives and suggestions can give you ideas for sub plots, or branch into a full story plot. From the motive, to the obstacle, you then need to think: how is my character going to handle this obstacle? And what does this obstacle mean for the outcome? MURDERING SOMEONE AND WANTING TO KEEP IT […]
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50 + CLICHES TO CONSIDER AVOIDING

The number one complaint a writer will receive with his or her novel is having too many clichés. They are quite destructive to your novel, are considered lazy, and can give away plots and endings. And a reader doesn’t want to read a book they’ve read 100 times before. If you spot any of the […]
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100 + STREET NAME SUGGESTIONS

Boulevard, Glen, Way, Isle, Mountain, Road, Heights, Street, Drive, Ridge Byway, River, Yard, Service Road, Forest, Glen, Aisle Terrace, Mount, Toll Road, Highway, Alley, Oval, Parade,Village Turnbull Congo DeWitt Gilbert Nevada Doris Sommer Broken Keith Westervelt Bavaria Compton Surf Giles Glencrest Benson Wales Prince Kimberly Lotus Rainbow Cliff Bedford Tumbleweed Church Bishop Fox Hill Wheat […]
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WORDS EDITORS TELL US NOT TO USE

I read a lot of books written by editors so that one day (now) I am able to edit my own work. At least through to its final revision. I’ve kept a mental list (and one on paper) of all the naughty words authors use too much. Apparently we’re to stop it. From A to […]
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