FAQ (Frequently Accused-Questions) to Fiction Writers

Evil judgeHave you, as a fiction author, ever been asked by people pretended to know everything about work of writing and publishing? Were you boxed into a corner by those questions? I was. I have ever faced few “judges” like that. But I never give a damn, ha-ha. I have a list of what did my friends negatively say about work of fiction. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to translate those into English. But I bet you already knew things like: all fiction writers are liar, a words waster, ones who live in imagination without seeing the real world, blah. Insignificant accusations that can be easily countered.

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Mind Mapping for Fiction Writing

Mind mapping exampleDo you make a skeleton before writing your work of fiction? I do. It is important for me. The skeleton is like a railroad that makes the machinist saves his time from thinking all the time, “Where do I go after this station?” You can say, skeleton for a novel is the same as scenario for a movie. The audience does not need it, but the storymakers do.

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Growing Pains

When you were a toddler, you had probably ever cranky about the pain on your foot. There was no injury or wound, but pain happened. When your teeth started to grow and your gums ached. Or, when your last molar was about to appear. Those are few instances of growing pains, the pain due to …

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Ideas to Fill Your Idea Bank

IdeaAs a writer, we know how important is an idea (sorry, I think it’s not only writers). Bad news is, it comes whenever it wants, randomly. Good news is, you can always catch it through a simple tool called idea bank, be a note or a handheld gadget. And these are activities to fill that idea bank:

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