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Life Cycle of a Book Infographic

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*Courtesy of Publishing Trendsetter.

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the-right-writing: Character Questions

(via the-right-writing)

  • What would completely break your character?

  • What was the best thing in your character’s life?
  • What was the worst thing in your character’s life?
  • What seemingly insignificant memories stuck with your character?
  • Does your character work so that they can support their hobbies or use their hobbies as a way of filling up the time they aren’t working?
  • What is your character reluctant to tell people?
  • How does your character feel about sex?
  • How many friends does your character have?
  • How many friends does your character want?
  • What would your character make a scene in public about?
  • What would your character give their life for?
  • What are your character’s major flaws?
  • What does your character pretend or try to care about?
  • How does the image your character tries to project differ from the image they actually project?
  • What is your character afraid of?
  • What is something most people in your setting do that your character things is dumb?
  • Where would your character fall on a politeness/rudeness scale?

These are all solid questions that we should ask ourselves whenever we are creating our characters. To discover more top notch writing advice, tips and examples from the-right-writing’s blog then visit their website. They are a phenomenal resource with a fun interesting posts for writers. 

Link to the-right-writing blog: 

http://the-right-writing.tumblr.com/

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American Gods Trailer

American Gods Trailer. Definitely excited to see this, can’t wait to see more of Mr. Wednesday by Ian McShane and I also really want to see Mr. Nancy by Orlando Jones. Great casting for this show. I can’t believe HBO passed on this.

via American Gods Trailer. — The Clearing at the End of the Path.

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Bookriot: World’s Oldest Library

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Bookriot recently ran an article about Khizanat al Qarawiyyin in Fes, Morocco. This is (as the title suggests) the oldest library in existence. The article itself is filled with beautiful pictures and interesting facts about the library.

One fact I found amazing: a woman founded this particular literary haven. Her name was Fatima al Fihria. She created the library in the 9th century. The 9th century! Pretty radical for a woman to do. Such knowledge has definitely inspired me as a bibliophile and also as a woman.

If you would like to learn more about Khizanat al Qarawiyyin or Fatima al Fihria then please click the link below. The article was lovely.

http://bookriot.com/2016/07/18/a-sneak-peek-into-the-gorgeous-oldest-library-in-the-world/

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Kirsten Dunst to Direct The Bell Jar

Actress Kirsten Dunst will make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which deals with a young woman struggling with mental illness Dakota Fanning is set to play protagonist Esther Greenwood, and we hope she can really capture her slow yet inevitable breakdown. In addition to directing the upcoming film […]

via Kirsten Dunst Will Direct an Adaptation of ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning —

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Check this Out: 10 Killer Chapter Breaks

  • The website helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com has provided an insightful article about how an aspiring author may want to consider breaking up their chapters. Not only is this article easy to read, but it’s short and to the point. You can also watch a video about the article too! So, what are you waiting for? Get to clicking the link below. You won’t regret it. Trust me. 😉

Link:  http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/11-killer-chapter/

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The Pull List:4/13/16 — Funk’s House of Geekery

Buzz-worthy books of the week Constantine The Hellblazer #11 Haven’t checked in on this book in awhile. Apparently Neron is trying to take over Los Angeles and put a lot of the resident magic users in a funk, Constantine included. Good old Deadman is showing up to give the John the push he needs. Harley […]

via The Pull List:4/13/16 — Funk’s House of Geekery

Nerdist: A Ghost Story for Christmas

And you guys thought I wasn’t going to post anymore scary stories. Ha! The joke is on you because this is an article about scary stories. Scary stories shared in Britain during Christmastime no less.

Kidding aside, I thought this was an interesting read. I like hearing about how other countries celebrate holidays and the origin of certain traditions as well. The link to the article is below.

http://nerdist.com/a-ghost-story-for-christmas-britains-scary-holiday-tradition/

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