TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 21-25

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Writing Tips Roundup

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Catch up on the last four weeks of writing tips.

6 Ways To Transition Out Of Writer’s Block
Tips include: writing, signing the heck off social media, abrupt transitions, getting out of MS Word, writing about writing, taking breaks, and a bonus!

2 Tips For Introducing Your Protagonist
For the love of all that is holy, show, don’t tell.

4 Ways To Ease The Angst Of Naming Your Protagonist
Naming characters can be a traumatic experience, so here are four ways to make it a little easier.

5 Tips For Better World Building
Building your story’s world is crucial to the advancement of your plot. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible

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Part Sixteen

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Part Sixteen of You Will Find Your Way
All things considered–see: the incident with Dallas–Tate College really shouldn’t be in possession of so many powerful books.

Somewhere Else, A Very Long Time Ago

Dallas returns to consciousness with a gasp.

Opening her eyes so quick is a mistake, so she slams them shut to hide from the spinning walls of drab gray and olive green. She groans and tries to move, but her arms are leaden, so heavy that she gives up and drops her head back on the pillow.

“Take it slow,” a woman says from somewhere probably nearby. “Would you like help sitting up?”

Dallas’ voice isn’t really working, but somehow she manages a nod, and then a pair of careful hands take her by the shoulders. She helps her sit up, and a second later a cup of cool water is pressed to her lips. She drinks down as much as she can stand, and croaks, “Am I dead?”

“I certainly hope not,” the woman says, and Dallas doesn’t know why she’d think that’s funny. “This world would make for a truly mediocre afterlife.”

When Dallas can finally bring herself to open her eyes, she blinks a few times to shake the blurry away before she looks down, takes stock of her body.

She feels the blood drain from her face.

Holy shit what did you do,” she gasp, and the world goes black.

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Special Collections

Six unedited sentences from the upcoming Part Sixteen of You Will Find Your Way

She’s been to a number of special collections over the years, courtesy of Giselle’s near-unfettered access by way of her three or for PhD.s, but for some reason, Tate College’s collection plays home to some of the most dangerous books in the country.

There is no way this is actually safe.

She’s living proof that it’s not safe.

“God, humans are so stupid,” she mutters under her breath when she passes yet another book that pulses with a power only she can feel.

Giselle hums as she looks up from her phone and the notes she took on what they need to copy out, “Did you say something Dallas?”

She rolls her eyes, “No. Not a thing.”

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Previous Sunday Sixes
January 22 and January 15 and January 8 and January 1

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5 Tips For Better World Building

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World Building

It should go without saying that world building is just as important as naming your protagonist (and everyone else in the novel).

While the thought of world building might actually be more overwhelming than figuring out someone’s name, it doesn’t have to be.

The easiest way to go about it?

Take it slow.

Going into your plot, hell, even before you write your first page, you don’t have to have every inch of your town/city/isolated wasteland/intergalactic cruise ship/alien rainforest already planned out. It’s great if you do, but it doesn’t have to be your first priority.

The way to start is to just write.

When I started the #WhoIsTalyaNightingale novel, I had a handful of specific locations figured out, but as I wrote the story, more and more of the town came to me. In fact, there is one specific location—someone’s house—that I never imagined including before I wrote the scene and introduced it.

But now that it exists, it’s going to have a much larger role in the overall series than I originally thought.

Storyline evolution is awesome.

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 16-20

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Five prompts to kickstart a productive weekend of writing.

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Part Fifteen

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Part Fifteen of You Will Find Your Way
Dallas really shouldn’t have gotten out of bed this morning.

The next morning, Dallas wakes to the sight of the wooden beams that make up the sloped ceiling of her attic bedroom. Sunlight slants through the window next to her bed, and Dallas groans, rubs her hands over her face, debates for a long time about whether or not she should roll out of bed.

For some reason, she woke with that uncomfortable feeling of something amiss, and she does not want to get up and face it.

But then her stomach growls.

With another groan, she rolls out of bed and pulls on a pair of sweats, shuffles into the kitchen. She finds Giselle sitting at the table, and stifles a laugh because she’s sipping coffee from a soup bowl as she reads an article in one of her more-recent science journals.

The journal, of course, is propped up against one of their coffee mugs. Continue reading “Part Fifteen”