You all know I like memes.
Well, recently I started making them.
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.
Because gifs and Doctor Who is amazing.
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’
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.
Writing is hard work and we all need inspiration sometimes.
Today I give you writing affirmation for every occasion, from Aragorn, to William Wallace, to hobbits.
Writing is a funny thing. It can be exhausting. It can be lonely. And you also get to do the most random things or have an excuse to think the most random things, all in the name of your craft.
So today, with the help of a number of friends from Realm Makers, I present to you a non-exhaustive list of ‘you know you are a writer when…’ complete with my own sarcastic responses when I feel the need.
Kirin, umm, acquired a handbook not long ago. More like a pamphlet, giving tips to assassins both about their jobs and of what to do to occupy the times in between.
Disclaimer: if you’re reading this, you’re probably some young idiot who thinks he can take on the world and get paid to do it. Or you’ve some sort of broken past with nothing to lose. Or maybe you just like the money (which is decent, I admit. If you can keep it). All this to say, if you’re serious about being an assassin, chances are you’re going to die. Not yet, unless you’re really stupid. Maybe not for years. But sooner or later you’ll start a fight you can’t win. Or some vengeance stricken family will hunt you down. Or you’ll become so dangerous your own kind turns on you. If you can enjoy life with that shadow on your future, read on. If not, go find some other occupation, like candle-making or wool-carding.
As writers, we suffer (or laugh) our way through a number of questions, comments, and looks.
So I decided to grace a number of questions with my own sarcastic answers.
Things I’ve been asked (in various ways):