Kimberly Tate-Louie

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Writing hacks: 10 rules to keep up writing motivation

It’s difficult to keep writing when motivation wavers. Persistence is a key characteristic that separates prolific authors from writers who never …

Creative Writing

Character description: 7 ways to avoid weak imagery

Strong character description is key to creating vivid and realistic characters. We may be tempted to reach first for obvious elements of physical …

Creative Writing

6 conflict types in fiction: Man vs self

One of the oldest and most compelling types of conflict we encounter in stories is <i>man vs self</i>. Man vs self – or person vs self – is a staple of …

World building tips: Writing engaging settings

World building tips often focus on fantastical genres such as fantasy and sci-fi because they entail creating worlds wholly other to our own. Yet …

Books

7 Steps to Creating a Flexible Outline for Any Story

Mention the word outline in a room full of writers, and you’re sure to ignite a firestorm of passionate debate. Writers either love outlines, or they …

Writing

Your Ultimate First Chapter Checklist, Pt. 1: Hooking Readers

Your story’s first chapter is one of the most important pieces of your story. Not only does it provide the foundation for a solid storyform to come, …

Building Characters Layer by Layer

About a month ago Mrs. B noticed a nest starting to form under the eaves outside our front door. We began to keep an eye on things and saw a couple …

The Two Scenes in Your Novel That Will Need the Most Rewriting

How to Skillfully Use Subplots in Your Novel

Photo credit: Theen … on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SAToday’s guest post is excerpted from <i>Plots and Plotting</i> by UK author Diana Kimpton.Subplots help …

Writing

When to Hire an Editor: 3 Professional Editors Weigh In

Want to write the <i>best possible</i> book? You need an editor.<p>Editors are critical for making your writing “tight” and immersive.<p><b>But before you hire one,</b> …

Writing

Redesign Your Life To Prioritize Writing With David Kadavy

Podcast: Download (Duration: 57:03 — 46.5MB)<p>Subscribe: Android | RSS<p><b>Many of us wish we had more time to write, but few of us are willing to redesign</b> …

Why Genre Mashups Are Not Just for Music

Everyone loves a good genre mashup. Taking two (or more) different songs and seamlessly blending them together to create an entirely new song turns …

How Dramatic Irony Can Heighten Tensions and Strengthen Plots

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><i><br>Dramatic irony is a fun way to create tension in a story while building a strong plot.</i> <br>Dramatic irony is a wonderful …

16 August 1819: Militia massacres protesters at ‘Peterloo’

Dominic Sandbrook explores this big day in history<p>When the people of Manchester awoke on Monday, 16 August 1819, it was already shaping up to be a …

Egyptian mummy in Turin museum proves embalming predates the Pharaohs

In the Egyptian Museum since the 1900s, the mummy affectionately known as Fred has provided scientists with the recipe used for ancient embalming. It …

Archaeology

How my Lack of Discipline Made Me a Better Writer

just own your method!I’ve been thinking about my mental restlessness and, finally, I’ve learned something basilar about my creative process: <b>writing</b> …

Creative Writing

Writing Prompt: Send Your Characters Back to School

It’s back to school season, and students everywhere are returning to classrooms after weeks away. With all this transition, it’s the perfect time for …

Creative Writing

50 Must-Read Erotic Fiction Novels, Anthologies, And More

What do you know about erotica? If your only answer is “books about sex” then you’re actually…well, kinda right! The erotica category covers all …

Books

10 must-visit independent bookstores around the world

Do you love to read as much as you love to travel? According to a recent Pew Research Centre survey, the average American reads 12 books a year. Yet …

Books

Why was mummification used in Ancient Egypt, and why did they leave the heart in the body?

Have you ever wondered why Henry VIII had six wives, or why World War One was called the Great War? As part of our 'History Extra Explains' series, …

Ancient History

So, you want to study history? Top tips from a graduate

As thousands of A-level students prepare to receive their exam results, we explore the highs, lows and daily reality of studying for a history …

Study Skills

Between Plotting and First Drafting

How I Used Scene Outlines to Strengthen My Story Before I Began Writing ItI recently finished plotting my second novel…yay! But while I was eager to …

Writing

H.P. Lovecraft And The Shadow Over Horror

H.P. Lovecraft's stories are among the foundations of modern horror. He has an entire subgenre named after him (Lovecraftian horror, also called cosmic horror). His stories can still wring shivers from the modern reader; his gods and monsters are cloned, adapted and mutated by new authors every …

Horror

13 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books By POC That Could Be The Next 'Game Of Thrones'

I will be the first to admit that I am trash for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. I love the world-building, the intricate …

Game of Thrones

Self-publishing News: How Writing is Changing

Writing gives us freedom. Being indies gives us even more freedom. But new research asks how much freedom we really have in this marketplace.The post …

Writing

Lincoln’s funniest jokes

Abraham Lincoln told jokes as a tonic, an ice-breaker and a political weapon. From biting put-downs to bawdy quips, Richard Carwardine celebrates the …

Jokes

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As balmy summer nights give way to brisk autumn evenings, we're breaking out our woodsy-scented candles, filling our glasses with full-bodied red …

Books

Secrets of the Morality Genre

Do you want to write a story that satisfies your audience by delivering a righteous outcome? Or what about a story that evokes pity from the audience …

Philosophy

Don’t Let Anybody Tell You How to Write (or 8 Tips for Learning Responsibly)

My mom tells me I’m going to put myself out of business with that title.But, seriously, I mean it. Don’t let anybody tell you how to write. Not me. …

Nail That First Line! by Laura Drake

Tweet<i>How many times have you rewritten the first line of your manuscript? Ten, maybe twenty times? Author Laura Drake returns with a different</i> …

Books