When To Turn The Monsters Loose According to Stephen King

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.

The best writers keep their heroes (or heroines) in peril throughout their story. Seems like a good recipe to for success. Nobody wants to read about happy and safe characters…especially not in the darker fiction genres. But creating pitfall after pitfall can be exhausting and I’m never quite sure if I am overdoing it. If this is a problem you have come across, this quote from Stephen King might be helpful to you, too.

What aspect of writing are you struggling with today? Let me know in the comments below and have fun turning the monsters loose on your characters. 

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Here’s What It Takes to Be a Great Writer!

Hello

This cheered me up and I thought you might like to see it, too. I made this my screensaver and when I feel down it makes me feel better.

Keep battering your keyboards – no excuses!!!

…OK the occasional good cry is allowed. 🙂

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Quadruple Your Wordcount in 4 Simple Steps

Writing faster has been a major concern for me this weekend. I often feel frustrated at limitations placed on my fiction writing (mainly time, typing speed, and focus). So, this weekend, I have enlisted the help of Cady Vance‘s video taking us through 4 simple steps that can help you write faster today. I managed to quadruple my wordcount for today by focusing on improving focus and planning. Happy writing and if you have any other tips about how to write faster, please make sure to leave a comment so others can benefit from your suggestions, too.

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