The Editing of Rise of the Wicked Part Two

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I’ve posted this gif before, but it seems appropriate again.

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Balancing Writing and Life

Hello fellow writers,


I’ve been dealing with a lot of things these past couple of weeks. I just started a new job, and it’s leaving me a little stressed. I’m trying to find another job at the moment. I also started classes in getting my Master’s degree in English. It’s been very hard to find time to write and edit my works. I know plenty of people are dealing with the same thing. You have work and family, and sometimes it gets hard to find the time.

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A Villain is (Usually) the Hero of His Own Story

A really good post on villains.

Build a Villain Workshop

Why is a videogame like that such an exciting idea? Really, why does that merit a Stephen Colbert meme? I want you to think about that question, not just read it, assume it’s rhetorical, and move on to the rest of the article.

Did you think about the question? Goodness, minion, go back and think about the question like I told you to! (By the by – I’ve actually played such a game. I can’t tell you what game because obviously that would spoil the ending. But I was kind of left staring at my computer screen wondering what I had done. WHAT HAD I DOOOONE!?)

We’ve already said, quite a few times, that motive is everything. This is so much the case that if your villain’s motive is stupid, chances are good that your villain is, too. If his motive is cliche, chances are that he’s cliche too. So…

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Do You Need An Author Website?

Hi friends,

The answer is that it is basically up to you and what you want to get out of it.

I’m going to talk a little bit about having an author website and what that entails. I’ve been doing a lot of research about this because I was curious. I was already advised by my career advisor in college to start this blog, so that I would have a place to talk about my writing, the process, and to meet other writers. I’m glad she suggested it to me because it has been a great way to meet fellow writers but to also give me the motivation I needed. Anyway, as I did research about whether an unpublished author needed a website, I came across this article by Jane Friedman, 3 Reasons to Have a Website If You’re Unpublished.  She is a must to follow for future writers. I have spent many a time, reading through her articles.

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