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  1. W

    Psychological horror/thriller (but not super horror-y) but feel good at the same time?

    Is this possible? I’m trying to write a story about a little girl who‘s trapped in a creepy place, filled with creepy people (so like a metaphor for the female life 😂, it’s fantasy though, the creepy peeps are more creepy creatures) and it’s kind of connected to the human mind, and also dreams...
  2. ishouldbewritingmybook

    Exposition Help

    I'm currently in the process of writing a series but when it comes to writing exposition, I feel stuck. It always seems to go off track and slow down the tension in the story or dialogue. How do I fix this?
  3. P

    Did I get bad advice?

    It is a fanfiction and is an AU based on 2 villains. I know fanfiction is sometimes considered not real writing but it did get me back writing after a few years and got me through the pandemic. The original idea starts with the two in a middle of a divorce. Let's call these people D & J and they...
  4. Stormcat

    Crafting a magic system

    I wanted to post a "magical" smiley to grab your attention, but this was the closest I could get: :albino: So I'm writing a fantasy story with magic. I've just gotten to the part where the magic is revealed, but I'm still not sure if I want to make it a hard or soft magic system for the story...
  5. Mikeyboy_esq

    How to Write Good :)

    Sounds legit... :cool2:
  6. P

    Working on more than one story at a time: good or bad.

    Maybe the answer depends on the writer.. I have more than one story in me, and while they’re obliquely related, one is not a rehash of the other..not even close. Could it be helpful to my stories for me to work on two or more concurrently? My idea/wish is that: Working on one, then another...
  7. Mikeyboy_esq

    10 Lessons from Writing/Self-publishing my 1st Book

    Writing and self-publishing my first book took 4 long years and countless hours of staring at a computer screen. Alas, my hard work is not yet done as I continue to try a variety of marketing activities to promote my new book. I’m happy to report that it was well worth the time and effort to...
  8. count58

    Do Poems Necessarily Have to Be Rhyming in the End?

    I have read a lot of poems and mostly deliver a good message to readers. Some poems rhyme; there are those that don't but have meaning to each lines. So may I ask what is the right way to write a poem? Does it really have to be long ... does it really have to be meaningful? ...:-k
  9. L

    Well hey there, Sunshine

    Hi, my name is Lise. and I live in Canada. I started writing in college. I wrote the first draft of a novel for credits, back in the day when you could get credits for making yogurt. It was a long, rambling fantasy based on a dream about killing my father with a soul-sucking sword. (By the way...
  10. MJCaan

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is M.J. Caan and, like many here, I am venturing into the world of writing for the first time. Well, I shouldn't say the first time...I've always written, but just as a hobby. Now I'm seeing what I can do if I really want to concentrate at it and have a go at my first novel. I started...