World-building

7 Tips to Use When You Don’t Know How to World-build

How can I set my book's world apart from all the rest out there? There are some awesome worlds built up by writers out there, and they all have a very distinct world feel. And why is that? What makes them so special? What makes them stand out against all the rest? Today, we'll be looking at 7 different things you can include in your world to make it super definable. Let's get started! *Note: Some of these tips are tilted more towards fantasy writers rather than other genres, as that is the genre I most specialize in. Still, I know that these tips can be used and tweaked to your own genre, so it's still super beneficial for other genre writers to read on!

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World-building

How to Create A Unique Magic System: 15 Important Questions (Ray’s Blogging Days – Blog Magazine | issue one)

Guys. I got asked to write an article for a blog magazine!
If you want to learn how to create a unique magic system with just 15 important questions, then read on! (It might take some scrolling, but just download the magazine and you’ll find it!)

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Ray is Writing

Hey, guys! I have some exciting stuff for you today:
MY MAGAZINE!!!!
Yeah, I meant to publish it five days ago buut I had a couple other posts I needed to do and I just didn’t get time. Anyway, it’s attached right here. I think you’ll need to download the PDF, then open it with your browser : )

Feel free to give me your feedback in the comments! Ideas, suggestions, etc. are always welcome 🤗
If you would like to write something for the magazine, make sure to send a message through my contact page.

Also, huge thank you to everyone who helped out! Some of you guys gave me name ideas, some of you helped me figure out the design thing, and some of you wrote amazing things for the magazine! I really appreciate it :)))

Enjoy!
~Ray out~

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Characters

How to Craft Sibling Relationships That Feel Real (In Just 6 Ways)

Have you ever read a book where the siblings' relationship in it felt...kind of fake? A little...odd? Or maybe you've even written one like that before.

Today, I'm going to be proving 6 different type of general facts that happen between siblings.

Let's get started!

*Note: I'm only experienced in the ways of sister-sibling relationships, as I have no brothers. I'm sure a lot of this stuff probably is accurate to having brothers, but just know that this post is ever so slightly titled towards sisters more than brothers. Also, after awesome discussion in the comments, I realized that this post is more directed towards younger siblings, not young-adult siblings or full adult siblings as a shift happens between siblings when we mature.

My Book

17 Things You Probably Don’t Know About My Book + Snippets!

Heyyyy, everyone!

So, as many of you have probably realized already-whether you've been hanging out with me for a tiny bit or way longer-is that...I'm horrible at knowing how much to reveal and how much not to reveal when talking about my book.

But.

I've managed to pull out 17 facts and things (and 4 big-ish snippets!) that you probably didn't know about from my WIP. So, let's get started!

Writer Tips

Top 10 Writing Resources You Need to Check Out

HEY GUYS!

Have you ever had a writing problem that you couldn't fix and didn't know where to turn to for help? Today I'm going to be recommending to you 5 writing websites, and 5 writing books which will up your writing game like nothing else.

Let's get started!

*Also, a HUGE thank you to Tori for requesting this post!!! (I'm not sure if you have a blog-if so, let me know and I will 100% link to you!)

Tags

I Was Nominated Twice for the Liebster Award!

Okay, I will admit to ya'll...I have done the Liebster award before. But when two bloggers are calling me to do the same tag, it feels like you guys really want me to do it. *wipes dramatic happy tear away about being so loved*

SOOoooOooOooo prepare yourself for lots of gifs and cheating on the rules-I mean *coughs*...you didn't hear that.

Thank you to the Arbitrary Fairy for tagging me! And thank you to Mia for tagging me! 

Scenes

Is Your Emotional Dialogue Falling Flat? Here’s How to Fit It!

Have you ever written a deep scene that happens between characters that just...falls flat? All the dialogue is corny, mushy, and incredibly cheesy.

Not the most appetizing combo for second breakfast (or for reading, for that matter).

So, today, I'm going to be sharing with you 4 solid steps + an example scene on how to build up a structure for the deep conversations your characters have in a way that won't make it sound so cheesy!

*Also, a HUGE thank you to Joy from her blog, Joy Caroline, for requesting this post!!! I totally enjoyed writing this!