Dear Captain, Thank you so much for your blog! This might be banal and is probably a case of Overthinking It. But it is something that I repeatedly seem to worry about recently. Do you have any tips/guidelines on how to deal with the situation where you have said something that could be taken the […]
via #1066: “About That Awkward Thing I said earlier…” — Captain Awkward
(Happy new year, y’all! I’m still not entirely back to regularly blogging since I have yet to build up a backlog of scheduled posts. However, this particular advice post from Captain Awkward spoke to me a lot and I thought I’d share. – Cinnia)
The question is how to go about writing characters who aren’t like you, not whether you are allowed to.
via #71: You Are Allowed to Write Outside Your Own Experience — Story Hospital
(Hey y’all, I’m bogged down with Life Stuff at the moment and don’t really have the energy to write an original post at the moment, so I thought I might share another Story Hospital response about a subject that’s very important to me as a writer. Hope you find it useful and insightful!)
Looking like a finished work isn’t what a first draft is for. It’s a tool to help you tell the story.
via NaNoWriMo: Why “Bad” First Drafts Are Great — Story Hospital
(I thought I’d share a link to this post now that we’re closer to the end of the month. It has many good pointers about not being disappointed in the first draft of a story. It also applies to the first drafts of many types of writing in general. Best of luck with everything this week! – Cinnia)