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The Mediator by Mynuet

Everyone has an opinion on fanfiction. I personally believe that good fanfiction should be a new developing story within an established work. Popular "new" stories aim to save characters from an established death in a heroic fashion that exposes mary-sue characteristics. Popular characters (aka damsels in distress) for fanfic writers include Severus Snape and the Marauders … Continue reading The Mediator by Mynuet

Characteristics of an Abused or Neglected Child

While children can be traumatized in the same ways as adults, the way each child reacts differently to abuse and neglect. Mental Characteristics/Signs of Abuse ♠  They seem afraid of their parents. If the abuse is from one certain parent they may subconsciously associate the danger with that particular gender, and become withdrawn in that … Continue reading Characteristics of an Abused or Neglected Child

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Finding a Suitable Literary Agent

Identifying Bogus Agents  Before you begin searching for an agent, here's a list of things you should know about bogus literary agents Legitimate agents won't "specialize" in short stories or poetry. Real literary agents work off commission, and represent an author for free. Bogus agents charge writers upfront costs or fees. Be wary of costs … Continue reading Finding a Suitable Literary Agent

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Writing Horses in Fantasy & Historical Fiction

Written by Kaitlin Hillerich, BA in Creative Writing/History.  Read the total guide here Kaitlin's research includes the physical descriptions.... Here is a chart of the parts of a horse (the ones you will likely reference most in your writing will be the flank, hoof, hock, withers, and crest). Here is a guide to horse colorings, … Continue reading Writing Horses in Fantasy & Historical Fiction

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Anti-Hero

Anti-hero: The hero who didn’t ask to get involved but does. Obviously the anti-hero has more depth than the traditional hero or an upstanding counterpart. Anti-heroes can be useful, exhibiting flaws your audience can identify with. The standard anti-hero’s flaws lie in their personality, such as greed or violent tendencies. The most popular characteristic for the anti-hero … Continue reading Anti-Hero

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Marching For Freedom, Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary (2009)

Marching For Freedom, Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary Author: Partridge, Elizabeth Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers, a Division of Penguin Young Readers Group Year Published: 2009 Plot: This story covers the events of Selma, Alabama, where young children and teenagers risked their lives in protests for their parents’ right to vote. … Continue reading Marching For Freedom, Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary (2009)

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Historical Fashion, Make-Up, & Hair Styles

legit-writing-tips has created a massive fashion reference post, listing everything from Prehistory times, Medieval times, the Renaissance period, the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century! (I particularly love the Medieval clothing and Flapper era). What makes it a real treasure is legit-writing-tips separated things by continent too! I love the eye for detail! Check … Continue reading Historical Fashion, Make-Up, & Hair Styles

A Collection of Tips and Symptoms for Writing about Fainting

Somethings Writers Tend to Get Wrong: Originally, I wrote this post under the assumption that most fainting experiences are relatively similar. Yet, I have discovered that fainting happens and feels differently depending on what causes the faint. However, here are four general rules to follow: Source: A Collection of Tips and Symptoms for Writing about … Continue reading A Collection of Tips and Symptoms for Writing about Fainting