Villains: 6 Tips How To

So how do you create that classic villain. The one that will send a chill down your reader’s spine and stand the test of time? Well Book Geek has done it again with some killer tips for creating your villain. Subjects covered include:

  1. Have the villain get personal with the heroes.
  2. Make sure they have a believable motive or agenda.
  3. Either have your villains learn from their mistakes or the mistakes of their peers, or dispose of them quickly.
  4. Don’t make your villains Nazis with the serial numbers filed off.
  5. Remove the following words and phrases from your villain’s regular vocabulary.
  6. Wipe that smirk off your villain’s face.

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Are You Funny Enough? 8 Tips on Writing Comedy

Even in the most serious of fiction you will, at some point need some comedic relief to break it up and make it seem more real. Writing stuff that is actually funny though can be hard. How do you get your readers to actually laugh out load? Today’s link covers eight tips on how to get the chuckles flowing. Subjects covered include:

  1. Go for the unexpected.
  2. Don’t deny anything.
  3. Have both leaders and followers.
  4. Variety is the spice of life.
  5. Use the callback.
  6. Amuse by omission.
  7. Break the format.
  8. Don’t try to be funny.

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Punctuation: Hows Yours?

Found a great page on Grammar this morning. This evening it is punctuation. Do you punctuate properly and would you even know? Punctuation is imperative in getting our message across. Check out this page. Subjects covered include:

  1. Punctuation – sense and sensibility
  2. Three main uses of commas
  3. Link and separate – the only two uses for the semi-colon
  4. The three main uses for colons
  5. The two main uses of the apostrophe
  6. Sentence endings, question and exclamation marks.

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