I found myself wondering whose story I had just written when I finished writing my omniscient story. On top of that, some of the main characters disappeared from the story so that meant more screen time for others. But then...whose story was this in the end? Let me reflect.
Coming up with character names may seem daunting, but be assured there are various methods you can use to. Also I asked "The Sci-fi & Fantasy Writer's Guild" on Facebook if they struggle with coming up with character names. You are not alone! Poll results inside 😀
A lot of people struggle with being original. "It's been done before." "Some TV show did it before I could do anything with my story." "It's so cliche I hate my writing."
It's all been said. Nothing is unique, and you sound like a copycat. So how do you find originality? How do you find something that is so unique not even the billions of people around you have ever thought about? Sounds so daunting...
After you've put yourself through hell and back to finish a story, how do you get back into your groove? You are exhausted and spent. You want to get on to another project, but bummer, you have nothing to work with. You try to write but "Oh! It's awful! It's horrible! I've lost my groove!"
Don't fret, here are some remedies that might help you or give you some idea on how to get back into writing.
...hooks are what reels the reader into your story. Usually, it's the first sentence... After reading many, many books, I've come across many, many hooks. I categorized those hooks so you can use them for your own books and I added some examples from successful, published works of fiction so you can get a better idea of the types of hooks.