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4 Elements to Write a Dystopian Fantasy

The roots of dystopian fantasy can be traced back to classic literature. Take, for example, A Wrinkle in Time, which masterfully blends the totalitarian control of IT, a dark force seeking to dominate the universe, with the presence of mystical beings like mediums and winged centaurs.(3 Rules for Writing a Better Dystopian Novel.)Timeless works such...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 23:59
Adam Borba: On Trusting Your Instincts

Adam Borba is the author of the middle-grade novels Outside Nowhere, The Midnight Brigade, and This Again? When he’s not writing, he develops and produces movies like Pete’s Dragon and Peter Pan & Wendy with his friends. He is a graduate of Palm Springs High School, the University of Southern California, and the William Morris Agency mailroom. Adam...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 18:52
2024 April PAD Challenge: Day 19

For today's prompt, pick an emotion, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem. Possible emotions might include happy, sad, grumpy, angry, scared, and more. In fact, here's a list of feelings to help spark some creative ideas.Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.Note...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:53
6 Ways to Be a Better Travel Writer

The best and worst thing about being a travel writer is that there is no clear pipeline to success. No two writers will follow the same path and the journey is universally and almost necessarily circuitous. At our hearts, writers are professional observers, and it takes time to cultivate our worldview.(How My Travel Writing Strengthened My Fiction.)As...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 03:36
4+ Tips for Building Suspense in Mysteries

I once spotted a woman reading a book while walking her dog down the street, her head bowed over a hardcover balanced in one hand and her dog’s leash in the other.Isn’t that what all writers want? To craft a book that holds our readers so enthralled they can’t bear to put it down either to go to bed or walk the dog? (Surprise vs. Suspense, and How to...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 00:37
3 Tips for Writing a Friendship Breakup

We often think of broken hearts and breakups as solidly romance genre topics, but the end of close platonic friendships can be just as tragic or explosive. Jealousy, betrayal, neglect, misunderstanding, or simply diverging interests can create distance in even the closest relationships, romantic or not, at any age. (How to Write Inner Conflict in Fiction.)Whether...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 19:37

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