I don’t want to write sometimes.
I don’t want to write a lot of times if I’m honest. I love the idea of writing, but actually sitting down in a chair and focusing on words is another matter. It’s not that I’m stuck and can’t write. I’m just lazy and don’t want to.
A letter from the archives of the Realm Leapers, following up on a post years ago about villainous complaints.
To whom it may concern,
Thank you kindly for your willingness to speak up on the wrongs done to villains everywhere. All the stuff against wearing black, hiring incompetent minions, resorting to brooding as a pastime, and indiscriminate killing holds as true today as it does then.
Words are powerful. Pictures even more so.
I was going to write a nice, clever article about how I can coach you in writing and offer all this cool stuff.
I woke up this morning and decided that was boring and no one cares anyway
So here’s a post about how to write a novel according to Avengers: Endgame.
Nothing major, but if you haven’t seen Endgame, view at your own risk
The dramatic opening
Trying to explain your story without info-dumping
Discovering your characters
When you are try to explain something using characters who already know the information
Your characters at the first plot point
Telling them it will get worse
Moping before the midpoint
Ready or not: the midpoint
Striding away from the midpoint
When your characters start liking each other
Facing characters after the third plot point
Gearing up for the climax
In the middle of the climax
Add a touch of humor
And ‘the end’
I’ve told you all about Realm Makers. I’ve mentioned it’s amazing to be among ‘your’ people and wear costumes. I’ve mentioned it is inspiring. I may not have mentioned that a common theme of several speakers this year was depression.
I always swore I’d never do it.
But I did.
I can’t say I’m sorry, even though I’ll probably never do it again.
I wrote a story without an outline.
Everyone talks about not writing cliche stories. Not writing tropes or things everyone else does.
Want to go against the wind and do it anyway? Look no further.
If you apply everything in this article, you’re sure to have a *coughs* masterpiece.
Here goes everything:
I did one of these a while back and decided to do another one.
Gifs and writing humor and all the rest. So buckle up. Here is an account of the author interaction with characters according to Loki.
Okay, so there are plenty of scientific answers for what life is. Beating heart. Brain activity. The little things that keep people who look dead from being buried alive. Seriously, it’s freaky. There’s a reason they put bells over graves long ago, so if someone happened to wake up they could pull it. Ever wonder where the term ‘saved by the bell’ came from?
As writers, do we really want to make our readers cry?
Well yes. Of course. Why else do you write except to harvest those precious tears?
Or maybe not.