Tactless definition: having or showing a lack of skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues This is largely bringing often controversial topics into play and not dealing them with the knowledge that it may destroy friendships and relationships.This can be when they bring up an uncomfortable event in the past, or… Read More Character Traits: Tactless
Research is part and parcel of an author’s life. No matter where we are we would always be doing some research regardless of what we’re writing. Even if they say we should write what we know. There are always gaps in our knowledge, and that writing is largely about the experience. And that means that… Read More The importance of research
Resourceful definition: having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. From the definition this can be a really good trait to have. Depending on the main character and the nature of the story. This is largely something that is very very useful. And can make sense if it requires a bit… Read More Characters Traits: Resourceful
Editing is a fairly large process. An early writer is often overwhelmed by the things they have to do when they first finish the first draft. Except that their stories really really need work. And to me, there are many many different kinds of editing. And many different ways to do it. And here to… Read More The different kinds of editing
Ruthless definition: having or showing no pity or compassion for others. This is a trait often used in stories that talk a lot about politics, schemes and when of course it talks about running a country or a fight for power.But why is it so? Because being ruthless is sometimes necessary to be a good… Read More Character Traits: Ruthless
Show not tell is the advice all writers would give to new ones. And it is largely justified in why it is given.Showing enriches the story, allows for the writing to really make the readers care about what is happening. Showing is making our readers experience what is happening, while telling is simply giving a… Read More How do you show instead of tell?
Possessiveness definition: demanding someone’s total attention and love. Being possessed is something that we really dislike isn’t it? Which is the reason why this is largely negative.No one would really like the idea of being told to do something by someone else. Even if it someone we love.But the basis of possessiveness is the need… Read More Character Traits: Possessiveness
Ideas are always reused but how it is executed rarely is. The same way that even till now with many stories being rehashed in terms of their plot points, their notes.All that makes you stand out and feel amazing is how it is executed. And of course, including a bit of yourself in the process.… Read More Execution is everything
Impatient definition: having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked It is a trait which many would think of it as relatively negative. Or commonly used as a flaw, as it can be both positive or negative.A positive thing is when they choose to use it positively. And becoming proactive. Instead of… Read More Character Traits: Impatient
This is a question that doesn’t really come easy. It’s a fine line to tread between how much description is too much or when it is too little or just right. It depends on writer to writer, although there should be rough guidelines that there is too much or knowing how to cut it down… Read More How much description is too much?