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'Writing 101' - Finale - Lesson 3

2017-5-1 08:18| Publisher: PrincessKawaii| Views: 1786| Comments: 10|Original author: Juniper

Description: Hello everyone! Welcome to the last 'Writing101' lesson! If you've gotten this far, then you're well on your way to write a good book that people would at least bother to take a look at and maybe even ...

Hello everyone! Welcome to the last 'Writing101' lesson! If you've gotten this far, then you're well on your way to write a good book that people would at least bother to take a look at and maybe even read!

After I'm done writing this ( which means after I post this ), I'll be focusing on something else for the portal. For now, I won't say what and leave you hanging hehe :P

Now, let's get to it - Lesson 3 - the finale - can officially begin!


So, you've managed to get to Lesson 3 eh? Well, congratulations!

This finale of our guide will be shorter ( hopefully ) than the rest because there's really only one thing we'll be focusing on - and that is character development.

Now, firstly you all are aware that you need some sort of characters in your story. But, when you write you can't just simply present the character and leave it at that. You need to describe them, and here in this lesson we'll discuss briefly how to do so.

What you can do, which is by far the best option I've seen so far in my experience as an amateur - writer is use the 'breather' chapters ( see lesson 1 and 2 to learn what those are ) to describe a back story of one or more of the characters.

In this back story you can tell the world who the character is, and reveal some traits he/she has. Mind you though, you shouldn't reveal everything about the person in 1 'breather' chapter okay?

The best thing you can do is use the element of suspense here yet again and just deliver a piece of the information, if you wish for your readers to stick till the end of the story to find out the rest.

If you just reveal everything at once, the story will not be interesting and people won't really need to get to the ending now will they?

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Now, the next thing you also need to do when we're speaking of character development is describe the way they feel in story scenes - like for example when they argue and you write the direct speech aka what the person said, between that and the next direct speech - the reply of the other person you could write a feeling description like for instance:

"I told you already, I can't!"

She said, sighing and trying to not cry.

~ 2nd direct speech - reply here ~

See? That's a very good way to write. It makes the story that much more interesting.

But there is one catch. In order for you to use these things ( the emotion descriptions ) perfectly you'll need to know all the adjectives for the certain emotion description you're trying to write and the exact meaning. There's many adjectives in English which have a meaning you can't get just by reading it. You often need to look up an explanation and for this you just type in the adjective in Google like so: 'adjective name explanation' - then just hit the 'search' button and a bunch of explanations will show up - usually the one give by Google directly is given first in a white background area and is explained not only with definition but also with synonyms and there's also the writing of how it sounds when you say the word properly.
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So, not only can you find the result you get - the explanation useful but everything else as well - especially the synonyms. You can use these to avoid repeating yourself. Repeating yourself is a very bad thing, because your text would quickly annoy the reader, so using different words with the same meaning is a very good idea, not just for emotion description but also for other things where you can find synonyms.

All this will improve your story completely - combined with the first two lessons you'll be on your way to making your very first story shine among the rest.


1.) Describe the characters throughout parts in the story, not all at once.
2.) Google word meanings to make sure you use them at the right spot.
3.) Synonyms help you avoid repetition and make your story less annoying to read.

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Thanks so much for reading everyone!
I hope that this guide has been helpful and will
be of use to you in your future writing experiences.
If you require further help, I am always around so feel free to
ask me for anything, anytime.
Till the posting of the first article of the new thing I'm working on
this is Juniper saying goodbye!



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Quote Starreyes 2018-7-29 14:10
This series is sooo helpful
Quote ihaveausername 2017-10-12 17:40
Thanks for this awesome guide!
Quote pixiechic 2017-8-11 18:23
This is awesome!
Quote iRoaring 2017-7-28 18:09
just use Grammarly lmao
Quote Twili~ 2017-6-30 22:29
*Applause* Awesome work! It was full of very helpful tips and I enjoyed reading it! ~
Quote Dresses24 2017-6-13 22:31
hehe i did egg <33
Quote Meeso 2017-6-6 10:24
*applauses* awesome job Juni! Such a nice and organized guide for people who need help like me! <3333
Quote Pumpkin 2017-5-17 11:11
Quote PrincessKawaii 2017-5-13 11:39
pearlcuteshine: Great guide Juni! ^^
Thank you Pearlie, sorry I keep replying so late here but for some reason when you guys comment here i don't get notifications I don't know why :/
Quote pearlcuteshine 2017-5-1 16:16
Great guide Juni! ^^

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