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Rai Rants

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analpussydestroyer6969 asked: I always have trouble choosing names. What is your method for choosing character names?

fixyourwritinghabits:

  • Panic.
  • Glare angrily at name lists.
  • Chose names, realize I have too many names that begin with M, glare angrily at name list again.
  • Settle on some names, end up changing them later.
  • Wonder if naming every character ‘fuck you names are hard’ is acceptable.
  • Eventually find the right names.

In a nutshell, sometimes it takes awhile to find the right name, but you’ll get there.

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mama-bop:

I’m writing this scene and it’s dramatic and stuff they’re fighting and I typed “It’s all in the pasta.” It was supposed to be in the past, but I guess I want a little Italian stuff in there.

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1. Dismiss nothing.
2. Write, even when you don’t want to.
3. Write, but especially when you don’t want to.
4. Judging others’ writing will get you nowhere. Help them, and they can help you.
5. You’re going to forget your notebook in your dorm room more often than you’d care to admit.
6. Have a pen on you at all times.
7. Write on yourself, write on napkins, write on the bathroom stalls.
8. When inspiration hits you like an eighteen-wheeler, drop what you’re doing and write the thought down.
9. If your story won’t flow, try looking at it from a new perspective.
10. Write what you’re passionate about. If you don’t feel like there’s a storm brewing beneath your fingertips, then what’s the point?
11. Read your work aloud.
12. Voraciously consume the genre you write.
13. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help.
14. Someone will always be better than you. Accept that fact or it will destroy you.
15. Your friends might not understand why you’re still awake at two in the morning and scribbling into a notebook, but they don’t have to.
16. You owe nothing to anyone but yourself.
17. …Unless your project has a deadline.
18. The most important skill you ever learn is how to manage your time.
19. Don’t pass up on an opportunity to be published. Even if you don’t think your work will make the cut, you need to try anyway. Failure is essential to learning.
20. Finish what you start.
how to write like a broke college student, h.b. (via rudejolras)