Category Archives: Writing “Advice”

A Writer’s Guide to Understanding English Grammar

Firstly, you can’t understand English grammar. Like all languages, English is constantly evolving. Many hundreds of years from now, English as we know it will have changed beyond recognition. That being said, you probably came here to learn the standard … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing an Invented Culture

What is culture? Those of us in the anthropological community may define culture as a common set of practices, beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyles within a group of people that is passed on through generations. Many writers, especially fantasy writers, will take … Continue reading

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Writing BDSM (For People Who Aren’t in the Community)

If you aren’t into BDSM, chances are your best understanding of it comes from 50 Shades of Grey. The only thing 50 Shades exemplifies is how NOT to write BDSM. So strap in (pun intended) because I’m going to lay out how to … Continue reading

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When You Need to Revise Heavily

There are very few writers (arguably none) who can write a perfect first draft. Some of us revise just a little. And some of us revise so much we end up with a story completely different from the original. Wherever … Continue reading

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Bizarre Prompts No One Should Use

Whenever someone asks me for a prompt, I just blurt the first thing that comes to mind, which ends up being a bizarre scenario no one should ever use. Naturally, my writer friends have insisted I put up some of these … Continue reading

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Tips on Worldbuilding

For those who are inclined toward the fantastic and utterly absurd, writing has extra challenges. Fantasy requires worldbuilding to a level that many people don’t care to try–more so for those of us who write high fantasy. Not only do we … Continue reading

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Giving and Taking Criticism

Criticism is a vital part of any writer’s career. We depend on editors and friends and strangers to give us feedback on our writing, so that we may improve and develop our craft. But every once in a while we’ll get … Continue reading

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