If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’m a Rennie – involved in the local Renaissance Fair, and some of my work this week has proved to be fruitful.
I’m writing a blog for them about our adventures and also to help newcomers. (My first year, I felt like I had NOTHING to go on when I was working out my character, and it sucked.) I’m also keeping Pinterest boards for us as well – some humor, garb help, accent help, etc. I was looking up extra pins to add to our board, and while I was there, I stumbled on some pins that help
Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing prompts. I only dance along the edge of writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but I like prompts, so this is cool
A chart of character ideas for an “epic tale.” Just looking at a few of these together gives me ideas about people to write and scenes into which to put them.
Keeping dialogue authentic – I need a lot of help with dialogue, so this helps.
What do you think? Have you stumbled upon any pins or blog posts that have inspired you in some way?
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Too many writers seek to inject deep meaning into dialogue. Listen to how real people converse, and how they dilute their message. I think sometimes editors are unnecessarily cruel to dialogue: in their efforts to keep it concise they strip it of acceptability.