J.A. Stinger

Words Can Inspire The World

The Digital Quill’s Writing Tips – Inspiration is Everywhere #wrtr2wrtr #amwriting

Making sure you remain as much of a reader as a writer is a basic I am pretty sure you already have heard a thousand times! I wholeheartedly agree with this but I am a firm believer that you can find inspiration everywhere. Keeping your eyes open, not only for your surroundings, but also to what you might be watching or playing, can help inspiration so much.

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Twenty Ways to Build Character #wrtr2wrtr #Amwriting

Do your homework.

Writing is a hell of a tough racket, and if you’re lazy about it, it will defeat you so fast it’ll make your head spin.

So before you type Chapter One into that virginal word processor page—and then sit for weeks wondering what to do next—do your homework for each one of your characters. Write a character outline.

Nota bene: I didn’t say, “write a description.” Color of eyes and hair, height, weight, and so on, are not important. What matters is the inner character, the mind, the soul, and the handful of values she holds dear.

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