Tips Archive








Being a Writer:
5 Ways Classic PC Adventure Games Trained Me to Be a Writer
10 Realities of Being an Artist
12 Things I've Learned as a Writer I Wish Someone Told Me Sooner
The Book of Encouragement
Do You Lack Passion in Your Writing? A Guest Post by Lauren Claire
Finding and Taming Inspiration Part 1: I Just Can't Come Up With A Good Idea!
Finding and Taming Inspiration Part 2: I just got this new idea now I can't concentrate on my current work in progress!
From Lemons to Book Experiences
Harnessing Pain for Your Writing
How to Be a Proper Brainstorm Buddy
How to Prevent Writers Block and How I Cope with Lack of Motivation
Nine Ways to Meet Writer Friends: A Guest Post by Lauren Claire
On Putting a Cap on Your Creativity
What Being an Editor for a Website has Taught Me
What Being an Editor for a Website has Taught Me Part 2
What Being a Social Media Manager for a Magazine Has Taught Me

What Being a Staff Writer has Taught Me
Why a Writer Should Travel: Quell Your Fears and Embrace Inspiration
Why Reading Regularly is Essential to Being a Good Writer

Characters:

6 Questions to Ask Yourself if a Point of View is Necessary for Your Novel
9 Non-Character-Related Obstacles to Make Your Characters' Lives Harder with Avatar: The Last Airbender
10 Superhero Tropes and How My Hero Academia Blows Them Out of the Water
Antiheroes 101: What is an Antihero and How do you Write a Successful One?
Basing the Protagonist on Yourself: The Pros and Cons
Comic Relief Characters 101
Elderly Characters 101
Character Chatting: How to Do It and How it Benefits Your Writing
Five Tips on Writing A Good Main Character'
Good Parents 101
Henchmen 101
How Drawing Can Help You Write
How to Write a 3D Villain Part 1: How Did a Factor Cause Your Villain to Become a Villain?
How to Write a 3D Villain Part 2: What Event(s) Made Your Character Evil?
How to Write A Good Character Interview
The Psychology of Writing: Villain Motivation and the CANE Model: A Guest Post by Casey Lynn Covel 
Necrologies and Debacles: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra Edition
Necrologies & Debacles: King's Quest Edition
Not-As-Much-of-a-Jerk-as-You-Could-Have-Been Award Characters 101
The Significance of Names in Stories
The Significance of Nudity in Stories
Villain Necrologies and Debacles: Christmas Edition
Villain Necrologies & Debacles: Disney Animation Edition
Villain Necrologies and Debacles: Disney Live Action Edition
Villain Necrologies and Debacles: The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit Edition
Villain Necrologies and Debacles: DreamWorks Animation Edition
Villain Necrologies & Debacles: Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition
Villain Necrologies & Debacles: Pixar Edition

Villain Necrologies and Debacles: Studio Ghibli Edition
When Your Heroes Could Become Villains
Why Comic Relief Characters Often Don't Make Good Main Characters

Writing Pets 101

Editing:

Extending Your Novel: How to Make the Story Longer Without Just Adding Fluff
How I Do Betas: Tips on Efficiently Testing Your Book on Willing Test Subjects
How Sentence & Paragraph Structure Can Boost Your Book
How to Handle Critique
How Writing Chapter Summaries Can Help With Editing
Six Tips For Line Editing
3 Things to Note While Writing First Drafts to Make Editing Easier
Twelve Rookie Writer Mistakes and How to Mend Them
Why I Love Writing Second Drafts

Why the Editor Isn't the Bad Guy
Writing vs. Editing: The Different Mindsets

Elements of Story: 

How to Make Your Fantasy World Feel Real
The Significance of Hair in Stories
Tone Down But Don't Water Down
Writing Humor Into Your Story
Write What You Know ... And What You Don't Know

Miscellaneous:

7 Ways to Help You Get Back Into Reading
How I Write and Got Into Writing Articles AND Get Paid for It
How Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Does Fan Fiction Right
How Movie Trailers Can Help You Write Back Cover Copies

MomoCon and Fans!
Tori’s Life Juggling Tips: How I Juggle Two Jobs, Writing, Editing, Social Media Managing, and Actually Having a Social Life

Prose:

100+ Blocking Ideas for Your Characters
Description: It's Gotta Be Just Right

Short Stories and Flash Fiction:

7 Tips on How to Give Your Shorts Stories the Power of a Tornado, A Guest Post by Cassia Taylor

Structure:

Attack on Titan and Mystery: How to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages (Or Clicking on the Next Episode)
Harry Potter and Pacing: Why I Believe the Movies Did a Better Job
Inciting Incidents 101
My Top 5 Favorite Series Endings and Why They're So Satisfying
Pixar and Standalones: When Sequels Work and When They Don't

Reeling In Your Reader: A Guest Post by Lauren Claire
Roadmapping Your Tales

Worldbuilding:

15 Natural Healing Materials to Help Your Ailing Characters
Creating Classifications for Your Stories
How to Create Iconic Props
How to Get the Most Out of Your Writing Research Trip
Let's Talk About the Punks: Four Ages of Technology
New Vs. Old Dystopian Regimes

Robots 101
The Significance of Food in Stories
Utopian versus Dystopian: A Look at Two Societies
Writing Accents with Milo Thatch


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A Bug's Life
Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy (Coming soon!)
Anime
Anime: Characters
Anime: Interior Monologue
A Quiet Place
Assassin's Creed II
Attack on Titan
Avatar
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Beauty and the Beast
Conquest of the Longbow
Doctor Strange
The Emperor's New Groove

Erased: A Town Without Me
Ever After
Fate/Zero & Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks
Final Fantasy XV
Firefly
The Godfather

The Greatest Showman
How to Train Your Dragon
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunger Games
The Incredibles
Iron Man
Jumanji
The Jungle Book
King's Quest
King's Quest VI
Ladyhawke
The Lion King

The Lord of the Rings
Mulan
The Muppet Christmas Carol
My Neighbor Totoro
Noragami
Once Upon a Forest
Patema Inverted
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pocahontas
The Prince of Egypt
Princess Mononoke

Ralph Breaks the Internet
RWBY
Sherlock
Shelter
Skyrim
Split
Star Trek: Into Darkness 
Stranger Things

Summer Wars




How Participating in Other Blogs' Activities Can Drastically Improve Your Blog
6 Tips for Writing Movie Reviews
Twelve Tips for Writing Blog Posts




Dear Christian Writers ...

Happy Endings: They Do Exist
How Can Characters be Powerful If They're Not Real?
Keep Calm and Don't Stereotype White People
Keeping Morality in Fiction: Are We Tired of Good Characters and the Good Winning?
Keeping Morality in Fiction: Are you sacrificing your role models for character conflict?
Keeping Morality in Fiction: Perfect and Good Characters Aren't Synonymous
My Rant About Loki: Why I’m Morally Against What He’s Become in the Fandom
On Putting a Cap on Your Creativity
On When Books Are Made Into Movies
Sass versus Subtly: A Discussion about the Popularity of Snark 
Why We Should Still Write Good vs. Evil
Why You Should Read--and Love It!




Sometimes a writer is researching a character and doesn't know where to start. Sometimes a writer wants to interview someone but they can't find anyone to interview. I aspire to interview people around the world and people with various disabilities to create a massive resource for writers. My dream is to interview someone from every country across the world and as many people with disabilities as I can. If you'd like to volunteer to help with this project please email me at howellvictoriagrace(a)gmail(dot)com. This project isn't possible without interviewees!


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Adopted 
Adopted 2
Broken Bones
Christian
Cyberschooled
Goth

Homeschooled
Hunter 
(Has) These Various Injuries
Synesthesia
Twin

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