TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 316-320

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It’s Tuesday, so here are some prompts to inspire your way to the end of the week.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

Looking for more? Check out the Prompt Library 1-100101-200201-300301-400

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#MondayMotivation – September 18, 2017

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“A villain is just a victim who’s story hasn’t been told.” – Chris Colfer

So this piece of motivation is more craft-based than getting-you-off-your-ass-and-writing-your-story-based.

When you’re writing, sometimes it’s difficult to do justice to characters you don’t like, because they are supposed to be unlikeable. I have that problem with some of the characters in the #WhoIsTalyaNightingale novel, in fact, it’s a normal problem to have.

What you need to do is remember that, likable or not, even your villains have backstory. It doesn’t have to be backstory that you overtly include in the story, but it does have to be backstory that you, as the author, know. The more you know about your character, be it hero or villain or that one character who pops up on one page early on and is never seen again, the more you’re going to be able to create a believable, rounded character who–in some cases–my exist in the real world.

You know how to do this with your favorite characters in your story, but sometimes you have to focus on the ones you don’t like as much, or you risk parts of your story falling flat, because you don’t KNOW your characters as well as you should.

And you never know what might happen once you do start getting to know some of the characters you may not have spent as much time on. There is one character in the #WhoIsTalyaNightingale universe who originally showed up in one scene, and now has aa backstory, an important role in the entire storyline, and has turned into one of my favorites (not that I don’t love say, 90-percent of the characters in the ‘verse).

Characters evolve, but they won’t if you don’t take the time to get to know them.

Here’s to a productive week of writing. Don’t forget to sign up for the #MondayMotivation Newsletter by clicking HEREThe next newsletter is slated to land in your inbox tonight!

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

*#MondayMotivation quote found on my Pinterest Board: Inspirational Quotes About Writing

TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 311-315

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Five prompts to kickstart a productive weekend of writing.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

Looking for more? Check out the Prompt Library 1-100101-200201-300301-400

Written yourself into a corner and need advice? Check out the Writing Tips page for more resources.

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

#OnePromptWed – Sept. 13, 2017

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One featured writing prompt that might or might not be from an upcoming ebook of writing prompts.

“You don’t remember the last twelve hours and I wish I didn’t remember the last twelve hours. What a pair.”

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 306-310

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It’s Tuesday, so here are some prompts to inspire your way to the end of the week.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

Looking for more? Check out the Prompt Library 1-100101-200201-300301-400

Written yourself into a corner and need advice? Check out the Writing Tips page for more resources.

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

#MondayMotivation – September 11, 2017

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“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour

I know I preach this a LOT (like, every week, it seems), but I do keep pointing this out because it’s SO important. You can dream about the perfect novel all you want, but if you don’t start writing, you’re never going to finish it. Sure, it’s intimidating, sure, you might be trying to write something that’s outside the current scope of your ability, but you never know until you try.

And if you DO start writing something and you realize that you, for whatever reason, can’t do the story justice or write it the way you want to, then table it for a while. There is nothing wrong with stopping for a while (keep reading, y’all) so long as you KEEP writing anyway.  Don’t stop because you run into a roadblock. Sure, it’ll suck to realize that you can’t get the story out there, but it’s not going to be like that forever.

The only way to get better at writing is to KEEP writing. My skills as an author are a FAR cry from what they were one, two, even five years ago. It’s a skill you need to nurture.

So, keep nurturing. Keep writing. Take a break and flip through some of the Writing Prompts in the Prompt Library 1-100101-200201-300 and get inspired. You never know what direction the story is going to take you.

Here’s to a productive week of writing. Don’t forget to sign up for the #MondayMotivation Newsletter by clicking HEREThe next newsletter is slated to land in your inbox next week!

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

*#MondayMotivation quote found on my Pinterest Board: Inspirational Quotes About Writing

TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 301-305

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Five prompts to kickstart a productive weekend of writing.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

Looking for more? Check out the Prompt Library 1-100101-200201-300301-400

Written yourself into a corner and need advice? Check out the Writing Tips page for more resources.

Like what you read? Want to see more?
Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead