WIP Wednesday: Two steps forward, One step back

I honestly can't be upset about this week... but I know I did a bad thing. Lets start at the beginning though. I got hit with some intense nostalgia cravings this week; see, when I started writing I joined Booksie, a writer community / website that predates Wattpad (I think?). I loved it, and I … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Two steps forward, One step back

On Microfiction

Microfiction is such a fascinating form of story telling. With a finite number of words, every syllable is vital. In my post Story Classifications, I discuss typical length of microfiction and the 6 word story. In reality, we see microfiction all the time. You see, microfiction is rarely (if ever?) a complete start-to-finish story - … Continue reading On Microfiction

Characterization and Diversity

I think one of my greatest struggles in writing is creating entirely unique characters - especially when it comes for supporting characters. My main characters aren't quite as big an issue; they have background and context that lends them their own unique traits and habits. However, I have noticed I can tend to lean towards … Continue reading Characterization and Diversity

The Main Characters – 10 points

LJB Novels

Here are 10 points that you need in every main character, something to turn them from two-dimensional to three-dimensional. Bringing your characters to life and making your readers feel for them.

Weaknesses

Characters need to be flawed. Your story is no the just the plot, it is also character growth. Your character can become a better person from your story as well. This is normally shown by a moral flaw or a psychological flaw. A moral flaw is when the characters hurts other, weather it is pushing people away or physically hurting them. A psychological flaw is when the character hurts themselves, weather it is by self-sabotage or another way. Your character will always have a weakness for someone to exploit, if they don’t, your character becomes to ‘perfect’, they become unbelievable.

Goals

The whole reason characters exist is for something they want. It doesn’t always have to be the…

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What is the appropriate heat level for YA romance?

Discussing the steaminess of YA Fiction.

Aussie Writers

We’re loving the monthly themes here at AO&R and we really hope you are too. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover, please suggest away in the comments or on our facebook page. We’re always open to ideas. Anyways, the month of June is all about romance. So hold on tight so as not to get swept away in the swoon-fest!

It’s a widely known fact that many readers of YA are more ‘young at heart’ than actual young adults. Not speaking for myself of course … 😛 Okay, okay, so I’m totally a mum to one, almost two, real young adults. My little bookworms’ emergence into teenhood has brought with it an unexpected element and a new way of looking at YA books. Where I once devoured anything with so much as a sniff of romance, turning pages until I reached that happily…

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Tell Me Your Favourite Tags

This is aimed at all the writers and readers out there blogging about the written word. I want to know what tags you follow and most use to find and connect with other writers / authors. #Writers, #authors #novel-writing #Books Let me know in the comments below; I'm dying to expand my Reader horizons and … Continue reading Tell Me Your Favourite Tags

Writing Prompt: A Seasonal Concept

Writing Promt Span: 4 weeks Length: Flash Fiction / Sketch Story Difficulty: Moderate For my writing papers at university, we have to produce short stories to be assessed. Being a novelist, I've always found short stories, that are of any nature other than autobiographical, near impossible to write. I don't know how to smoosh the … Continue reading Writing Prompt: A Seasonal Concept

Story Classifications

I'm sure you are probably well familiar with novels, novellas, and short stories, but I wanted to write a post elaborating and expanding on these story types. In school, I don't think this was ever separated out or clearly defined, so wanted to share what I've come to understand about writing classifications. Keep in mind, … Continue reading Story Classifications