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The Writer’s Guide to Creating Diverse Characters

So today I thought that we could talk about creating diverse characters, something that many people, myself included, struggle with. Well, here are some of my tips to create a wide variety of characters to make up your novel's cast. 1. Seeing Things Through Other Points of View This is a very important part of… Continue reading The Writer’s Guide to Creating Diverse Characters

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Exercises for Beginner Calligraphers

To improve in anything, you need to practice with lots of repetition. I know that doing tons of repetitions can be very tedious at times, but it really works. One tedious example of repetition I definitely can relate to is pushup repetitions in  P.E. class. I think everyone can relate to that, to be honest. On… Continue reading Exercises for Beginner Calligraphers

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What Does it Mean to be Original?

After the last few weeks' posts on Plot Structure, I wanted to follow up with this post on originality. This post is for those of you that are wondering how you are supposed to create an original story that people will want to read if you are using the three-act structure. So how do you… Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Original?

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Plot Structure: The Third Act

This week, we are finishing up our Plot Structure series. To catch up on the first two acts, either visit the archives or go here for the First Act and here for the Second Act. The 3rd Plot Point So at this point, our main character is feverishly preparing for the final battle between them… Continue reading Plot Structure: The Third Act

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Calligraphy // Adding Creative Borders

Adding borders to your lettering or calligraphy can make the piece seem more alive and a lot more fun. Even just a simple circle of flowers can look absolutely amazing. But, if you really want to add some uniqueness to your art then try making your border match the theme of your calligraphy. For instance,… Continue reading Calligraphy // Adding Creative Borders

Plotting · Story · tips · Writing

​Plot Structure: The Second Act

Oftentimes, writers loathe the second act of their story, the middle part. Perhaps it's when they start to lose hope in their story, or perhaps it just seems like their character is roaming around endlessly in the desert that is the second act. Well, I think not. The second act is where you get to… Continue reading ​Plot Structure: The Second Act