Characters

The 1 Thing You Forgot to Give Your Characters

Crafting life-like characters can be incredibly challenging. From the basics of creating flaws and quirks to backstory to a full-fledged character arc, us writers are always trying to get our characters to become human-like. Today, I'm going to share with you 1 really neat trick to do for your characters that you've probably either a) never heard about or b) have forgotten to figure out. Let's get started!

My Book

17 Things You Probably Don’t Know About My Book (Pt. 2) + Celebrating 200 Followers!!!

AHHH, GUYS!!! I can't believe it: I hit 200 followers last week after posting. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE. Thank you to everyone who has been here since the beginning or maybe just joined. Thank you to everyone who comments and says my posts have helped them. You're all so amazing!!! *hands out cakes to everyone* And to celebrate further than just cake, I'm sharing with you all today the much requested Part 2 of Things You Probably Don't Know About My Book! Let's get started!!

Scenes, Super-Powers

4 Ways to Use Your Magic System During Fight Scenes

As fantasy writers, when we come up with our own magic systems, we're going to inevitably end up writing epic fight scenes with super powers in them. But...how do we do that? How do we write our magic systems into our battles properly? Today, I'm giving you 4 tips to writing to sliding in your magic system cohesively into epic fight scenes! Let's get started! *Note: I will be assuming you have a magic system in place while reading this post. If you don't, I highly suggest you check out this post I did here and at least start to feed in a magic system for your book before reading this post. **And a huge thank you to the awesome Victoria for requesting this totally cool post! Make sure you check out her blog!

Characters

Is Your Protagonist Right For Your Story? Here Are 3 Ways to Check!

Have you ever read a book before where you love the plot, the minor characters, the themes, the EVERYTHING...and yet the protagonist of the story just sucks? What in the world happened here? Why isn't the protagonist the favorite character? What went wrong? Today we're going to be looking at 3 really big ways that you can make sure your protagonist is the right protagonist so that readers will love your protagonist. Let's get started!

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!

World-building

How to Create A Unique Magic System: 15 Important Questions

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's Realm

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.