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Body Language Reference Sheet - Writers Write: good reference for writing characters Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Essay Writing, Writing Courses, Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay

Body Language Reference Sheet | Writers Write

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

DONE 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. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Reading Comprehension, Writing Tips, Comprehension Strategies, Teaching Writing, Teaching Resources

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. (Also 10 examples and ideas for good story openings on the same website) :) Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Fiction Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Ideas, Writing Notebook

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. Pin now, read later. But it had me at Myers Briggs. Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Fiction Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writer Tips, Writing Ideas

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.

Writing Dialogue: 50 Things Characters Can Do WHILE They Talk to write a novel Useful for creative writing classes Writer Tips, Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Fiction Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Dialogue Writing

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…

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Clevergirlhelps

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.

to Write a Novel: 50 IHigh Stakes Plot Ideas!How to Write a Novel: 50 IHigh Stakes Plot Ideas! Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Fiction Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Ideas, Writing A Novel

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 …

Writing tips for different character types that help writers pull off a surprising plot twist. 7 Unreliable Narrators to Twist Your Next Plot. Writing Quotes, Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills

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 […]

 This is some of the best character-development advice that I have ever read. // Know Your Character Deeply in One Step: The Backdoor Book Writing Tips, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Fiction Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Ideas, Writing Services

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.