When writing characters, it can sometimes be difficult to bring them to life and make the reader feel as though these characters are real. This article will explain character flaws, so you can effectively write characters and integrate them into your plot. Character Traits and Character Flaws Character traits are personalities, values and qualities that… Continue reading What are Character Flaws?
Sometimes as writers, we naturally lean towards characters similar to ourselves, our family or friends, and other people around us. As creators, however, I believe we owe it to our readers to show an accurate portrayal of real life, from angles that aren't our own, and submerge our readers in ideas and perspectives that challenge… Continue reading How to be Diverse and Inclusive in Your Writing
'Secret' [Definition: Something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others.] Every week, Forever Endeavour is here to give you a word, picture or song lyric to ignite your imagination and get you writing your next piece. Whether it propels you back to a vivid memory or sparks a whole… Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt #16
Sometimes, your mind might overflow with fantastic, creative ideas and an incredible energy to get started on writing something, but the actual writing is your biggest barrier. If you are struggling with constructing your story, crafting your characters or perfecting that punctuation, here are our book recommendations to help. Click the pictures below to find… Continue reading Great Books to Help New Writers
I meet people every day who tell me they can’t write a story. The truth, however, is that we’ve grown up writing stories, creating make-believe worlds and imaginary scenarios. No one has lost the ability to write a story, in fact, I’m a firm believer that anyone can write a story. But, if you’re struggling… Continue reading Never Written a Story? Here’s how to Get Started
Many people have heard of short stories, but less have heard of, or tried to write flash fiction. We're here to tell you the difference and inspire you to give both a go! Short Story A short story is exactly what it says on the tin - a whole story created and written in a… Continue reading The difference between Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Creating a character which is real, life-like and believable becomes easier the more you treat your character like someone you know and someone who is real. Great characters have personalities, like and dislikes, values and flaws. Here are 10 great questions you can ask your character to help develop their personality and bring them to… Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Your Characters
Creative Non-Fiction defines this category of writing as 'true stories well told'. And this is an apt description as you'll find. Non-fiction, at its core, is simply facts. It becomes creative non-fiction when you inject a story with energy, character, and personality. For example, describing a trip as a narrative, writing about a real travel experience… Continue reading What is Creative NON-Fiction?
For creative people, the thing that inhibits us the most, is ourselves. This can come in a lot of forms; lack of ideas, no motivation, feeling uninspired, prioritising other things. Here are some top tips to rekindle your creativity, and get yourself creating again. Fill your life with other creative things. Art, books, films, videos,… Continue reading How To Stay Creative
"The scariest moment is always right before you start." - Stephen King "And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes and gives them airy nothing A local habitation and a name." - William Shakespeare "My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important… Continue reading 10 Inspiring Writing Quotes