Writing Inspiration: Tips

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Body Language Reference Sheet - Writers Write. This was written for comic artists but will probably work well with kids who have a hard job reading emotions. Wonder if anyone has ever made a game matching facial expressions and the words describing them?

Body Language Reference Sheet | Writers Write

Use this infographic on body language to help you write your stories.

Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

Teaching about character traits

As we have entered the month of August, every teacher, whether she likes it or not, starts thinking about school. Some of us have dreams (or nightmares). Some of us go on a Pinterest spree. We walk through Target and ask ourselves "What do I 'need' from the dollar section?" You don't do this? Okay, maybe it's just me. Anyway, we are also thinking about what were some of our students' challenges last year, and how we will address them this year. My third and fourth graders had difficulty with…

The 10 Worst Story Openings {how not to start your novel} Adresses some of the most common *facepalm* moments that writers and readers face.

The 10 Worst Story Openings

*disclaimer* I did not come up with all this all by my lonesome, it kind of evolved from things I read by other people when rese...

Here's an incredible tool for writers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality tool that savvy writers use to create deeply complex and startlingly realistic characters. Yes, it’s a...

The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) | Mandy Wallace

This personality type makes up more fictional villains than any other. Yet in real life, they're often do-gooders. Write them better with these tips.

50 Things Your Characters Can Do WHILE They Talk

The wonderful movie Warrior has a great lesson in how to write good dialogue. In one scene, a science teacher who moonlights as a fighter talks with his wife late at night while he repairs his girl…

I always have trouble thinking of jobs for my characters... which would explain why right now my protagonist is unemployed...<<< Same here! I made mine emotionally unstable just so she could remain jobless, and I ended up changing the plot.

I always have trouble thinking of jobs for my characters... which would explain why right now my protagonist is unemployed...<<< Same here! I made mine emotionally unstable just so she could remain jobless, and I ended up changing the plot.

How to Write a Novel: 50 IHigh Stakes Plot Ideas! #writing #nanowrimo

50 THRILLER PLOT IDEAS (and Other High-Stakes Story Ideas)

This post was originally titled “50 High-Stakes Plot Ideas,” but I realized that most of these were thriller novel plot ideas. However, some of them could be used in other genres, such …

7 Unreliable Narrators to Twist Your Next Plot | Mandy Wallace

It’s an encouraging thought. There are more unreliable narrators in literature than we could discuss in a single article. That’s great news for you because your options as the all powerful creator of dastardly characters (or “writer” if you’re into being humble) just blew wide open. Here are the best of the infinite to get […]

IMPORTANT AND USEFUL!!! This is some of the best character-development advice that I have ever read.

Know Your Character Deeply in One Step: The Backdoor

So there’s this stubbornly bland character smack dab in the middle of your cast. You need him, but you can’t get into his head. Time to try the backdoor.