Streetlight Musings

Decided to start a blog dedicated to my writing. I've written a lot over the last six years and I know I have a lot of work to do, but I figured this might be a great outlet. I would also love it if you could fill my ASK with book recommendations, writing exercises or anything related to writing and reading. Challenge me.

Just some tips that may or may not be useful

sarahsharpwrites:

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so I figured might as well.

  • Your characters need to be dynamic. They need to seem like they could be real people and not walking, talking drones. Make them cruel. Make them compassionate. Make them individuals. Make them real.

hello095:

Day 11: Affect and effectAs shown in the picture, “affect” is used with a verb and “effect” is used with a noun.
 Incorrect:

“The affects of the picture were stunning.”

Correct:

“The effects of the picture were stunning.”

Incorrect:

“It was effecting my ability to think.”

Correct:

“It was affecting my ability to think.”

 Get the picture?

hello095:

Day 11: Affect and effect

As shown in the picture, “affect” is used with a verb and “effect” is used with a noun.


Incorrect:

“The affects of the picture were stunning.”

Correct:

“The effects of the picture were stunning.”


Incorrect:

“It was effecting my ability to think.”

Correct:

“It was affecting my ability to think.”


Get the picture?

(via simplewritingtips)

Writing Masterpost: Part One

clairesreferenceblog:

I suggest using ctrl+f (for windows) / command+f (for mac) if you’re looking for something specific. Otherwise, this reference post is separated into a few different categories, which are also crtl+f’able (o - o)

  • General
  • Vocabulary & Stuff
  • Music for Writing
  • Help…

Are You Having Trouble with Characterization?

bells4639:

I was talking about characterization with my roommate earlier (we’re both writing majors) and I thought I might put this out there for aspiring writers who might need a little help giving depth to their original characters - use personality types, tropes, archetypes, etc. to your…

Writing Young Adult Fiction - Tips from a Young Adult

kendies-and-allison:

How To: Write YA Fiction

So I was reading through some blogs (written by ADULTS, might I add) trying to give tips on writing YA Fiction. Oh “teens want this” and “teens want that” and “slang is cool” and I was just like… “What?” Take it from me. I read YA. I write YA. I…

how-to-become-a-good-writer:

10 Steps To Becoming A Better Writer
Write
Write more
Write even more
Write even more than that
Write when you don’t want to
Write when you do
Write when you have something to say
Write when you don’t
Write every day
Keep writing

how-to-become-a-good-writer:

10 Steps To Becoming A Better Writer

  1. Write
  2. Write more
  3. Write even more
  4. Write even more than that
  5. Write when you don’t want to
  6. Write when you do
  7. Write when you have something to say
  8. Write when you don’t
  9. Write every day
  10. Keep writing

(via simplewritingtips)