This is the hub of all articles of writing advice and tips.
Advice and tips for writing fiction. Topics include world-building, omniscient point of view, how to get started, being original, editing, critiquing, etc.
- I’ve been scammed: A Lesson to Writers (Don’t be a gullible writer.)
- How to Write Poetry – MAYBE There’s a Solution???
- 11 Remedies for Getting Back into Writing
- How to Write an Original Story (Hint: It’s a mindset thing.)
- You vs the Ugly Things (When you are a writer, some things might get you down. Advice for that.)
- Can’t please everyone? What Writers Can Do (Worried you can’t please everyone? Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions.)
Pros & Cons
It’s good to know pros and cons to decide what is best for you 🙂
Tips for Writing Fiction
- Starting a New Story
- How to Start a New Story (Learn how you can start a new story or your first story.)
- How I started a new story and failed. (Learn from my mistakes.)
- From Nothing to Novel: How a story is born (Learn from my experience, how a writer creates a story)
- The First Chapter
- 6 things you MUST HAVE in your first chapter (Must, more or less.)
- How to come up with character names (A variety of ways to name a character.)
- What to do with character backstory
- How to develop your character (What to do when people say, “Develop your character.”)
- 6 Ways to do Scene Jumps (Scene jumps within the same chapter.)
- 4 Ways to End Your Story (Types of endings.)
- Good Sequel, Bad Sequel: What can writers learn? (Tips for writing a good sequel)
Specifically on World Building
- Ultimate Species Wiki Template (Build your own Wiki for your fantasy species)
- Have you thought about this for your fantasy world? (Topics you may not have thought about when world building)
- Research is for writers, too (About doing research for your story)
A Study on Omniscient Point of View
Since a lot of information online confuses what omniscient is, and people tend to give conflicting advice, I’ve had to figure out through trial and much error how to write omniscient. Here are some of my findings which I hope will help others.
- Omniscient Discoveries 1: Commentary
- Omniscient Discoveries 2: Head Hopping
- Omniscient Discoveries 3: vs Multiple Point of View
- Omniscient Discoveries 4: Dialogue
- Omniscient Discoveries 5: A Story About Who…?
- Omniscient Discoveries 6: Double or Single Quotes?
Editing Your First Draft / First Chapter
How to edit your story? Where to start? When to end? While there are a lot of resources on editing and there are even professionals you can pay to edit your story, you as a writer must first do some on your own. From my own experience, here are some tips, advice, suggestions, and personal anecdotes using my stories as examples.
Critiquing and Being Critiqued
I also critique on Wattpad. I have some advice and suggestions.
- 5 Part Structure for Critiquing Others’ Stories
- Be A Sponge: How to be critiqued gracefully
- Critiquing in Wattpad Culture
Not only am I a writer of fiction, I also write blogs. Here are some tips.
- A Spoonful of Selfishness (on being a blogger)
- Next Stop, Procrastination Station (on basic topic ideas)
- Catching Fish Mafia Style (on how I find topics)
- 5 Blogging Steps: Personal vs Professional (contrasting how to blog)