Backintherain

[BITR] Q&A with the author

I love Q&As with the author… except this time I’m the author!

(This Q&A will be about Back in the rain. I was asked these questions by my first beta reader)

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Inspiration

[Inspiration] Writing dialogue

Many people hear voices when there is no-one there. Some are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.

Ray Bradbury

Writing dialogue is tricky. You put in your book too little dialogue and characters won’t be developed properly; you put in it too much dialogue and you end up having unnecessary information. In both cases, the book turns out boring. Continue reading “[Inspiration] Writing dialogue”

Blogging, Writing Challenge

[My WIP] Oulining Plot & Story

A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality. “The king died and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. The time-sequence is preserved, but the sense of causality overshadows it.

E.M. Forster

The difference between Plot and Story is at the basics of writing, but it’s not always so easy to outline.

The simplest definition that I came up with for myself is that the Story is what I want to tell, and the Plot is how the things I want to tell happen. Continue reading “[My WIP] Oulining Plot & Story”

Character design, Inspiration, Quotes

Saturday Night Drawing #5

“Now you’re sweet… then you’re cold, sometimes you scream, then you smile… it’s confusing.”

“I’m a mess, I know.”

 

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Character design, Inspiration, Quotes

Saturday Night Drawing #2

Bill. Jim’s right-hand man and Dan’s ex-boyfriend. Toward Harry, he had always been an insufferable jerk, always teasing him and making fun of him. Harry never liked him.

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