Just now I was editing a chapter and as I was reading it, I felt my eyes well up with tears. I'm at work so I had to rein it in but... Just shows how invested I am in this story. Anyone else bring themselves to tears with their own writing?
Write a haiku from the perspective of your main character about an important event in their life.
In the case that you need a refresher on haikus:
Line 1 - 5 syllables
Line 2 - 7 syllables
Line 3 - 5 syllables
Here is an example for you:
The king of the sky,
by darkness fully swallowed,
triumphs with the morn.
Hi, I'm working on a few different stores, but my main issue right now is about a character that I call Mab.
She's set in the 1920's and she is a thief, she has a mental break down (due to a traumatic event) that makes her obsessed with the things she's stolen and I'm trying to decide if she is going to be cured by this and if falling in love should help her at all. Thoughts?
Pick up the book closest to you. Turn to page 20 and take the first five words of the second paragraph. Use those so start the beginning of a story to share below.
Hey writers, I've got a character exercise for you! Who is game?
Your main character is at the grocery store and only has ten minutes to shop before the store closes. What are the five most important things that they race to grab?
Even if your character is an elf, king, or ghost, feel free to participate. Knowing the kinds of choices your character makes in a pinch, and the things that matter most to them, can really help with character development!
Hey virtual writers and readers! I'm looking for advice on how to world-build, and tips on how to "show not tell". Thanks:)
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Hello! I'm new to Inkitt...
I have two questions today. As a current wattpader, I already write a lot, but how do you overcome writers block?
Two, how do you get a pic 4 ur story? My pics are always to small and I can't find anything big enough. Can u post without a pic? (Three questions!)
Hello everyone! What is the best way to make sure your book is up to par with grammar? I can write to bring people in, but I feel as if I lack in the grammar department, does anyone have any pointers?
Quick question: where do you draw the line between an original story and fanfiction? I bring this up because there's a story called "Shattered" (which is terrific, by the way) and it's a retelling of Snow White, with elements of different fairy tales mixed in. However, it's not placed under the fanfiction category, even though it is based on an previous work and is written by someone familiar with the story. At the same time, it has a new different spin and doesn't fall into the similar tropes
and cliches you'd might find in fanfiction.
This isn't an argument saying fanfiction is better than original stories (both sides can schlock), it's just something I'm curious about, since fanfiction does (and sometimes rightfully so) get a bad rep, even though there are some brilliant gems (maybe not as much as original stories, but still). Thanks.
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