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  • ThunderAngel
    Blog: ThunderAngel's blog. By ThunderAngel at 3:44 AM.
    A trend that I've noticed in my own writing is how I never create a "Normal" main character. I can't say exactly why. When I'm designing an MC my focus is on what makes him/her different, I don't focus entirely on making a relatable character, so this has to be balanced some way for the character to be enjoyed, and it's usually in the circumstances they face which makes them 'ironically'...
  • GrahamLewis
    Thinking about fiction and creating characters has shown me something unexpected. I never noticed until recently how little I know about real people in my life. I think I know them, but so much of that is actually either my projection or filtered by the narrow lens of my own life. How many rich stories are out there for the hearing -- or taking -- if I could only pay more attention. Or...
  • ILaughAtTrailers
    I don't know exactly where this is going to go but I hope you find it interesting nonetheless. The reason I'm writing this is because right now I'm stalling on a scene for my book series and I need to do something to reinvigorate my passion, drive, and test of will for writing again. Writer's block is a sickle bitch. So, like I said, I'm writing a book series. I've been working on it for...
  • O.M. Hillside
    Blog: O.M. Hillside's blog. By O.M. Hillside at 7:08 PM.
    What should I listen to? The voice of dissidence in my head that goes "Fuck college. Fuck college. Drop out. You can do better. You can find your own way. This is a detriment. It's a load of bs. Fuck college." Or should I listen to the voice drummed into my brain by society, speaking with a sense of cushioning around every syllable: "Put in your time. Follow the well-traveled road. The grass...
  • Iain Aschendale
    Blog: Iain Aschendale's blog. By Iain Aschendale at 2:30 PM.
    Just for old times' sake, mind you, I'm not in the market for this sort of thing. Anymore. Old men, eyes hidden behind shades glance quickly up and down, spot the locally made clothes, but most importantly the backpack, not right, not their clientele, puffing quickly, disapprovingly on their smokes and it's back to the conversation but see that one? They do, cigarettes fall and are quickly...