Tag: writing

Showing vs Telling

A lot of writers ask about this one. What is showing, and what is telling? This is a quick guide you can use on your finished manuscript. Let’s start: Search for words like Scared, Hungry, Sad, Happy, in Love, Excited, Devastated, Cold, Angry. Now if you find you have used these words to describe a […]

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Dialogue tags – a quick guide

A lot of writers now a days are concerned about the fact that they use ‘said’ a lot in their story, and for a good reason, it is normally used a lot! I am here to tell you it is not only okay to use ‘said’ – it is recommended – but there are ways […]

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Creature creation

One of the most exciting parts of writing fantasy is the creatures! Of course, you can write fantasy without them, but this post is dedicated to all creature lovers out there. Inspiration Some great inspiration can be found in video games like Warhammer, Dragon Age and Divinity Original sin (to name a few). But I […]

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World building

Want to be the God of your very own world? World building is to many the most fun part of writing a fantasy novel. To others, it is a dreaded task. Here’s a guide on how to build a realistic world for your story. Start off First things first, you decide how many countries, kingdoms […]

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