Writing Tips

My Top 5 Writing Advice Posts for 2017

This year I started blogging more actively. I post every Tuesday, writing tips mostly, but also updates on my epic fantasy series, Wardens of the Crystallis. I decided to get back into posting tips because I have a lot more experience now. Not only that, I think I can provide some really helpful advice to writers.

Since it’s the end of the year I wanted to share my top 5 writing advice posts for 2017. The results are based on the number of views + reblogs/likes on Tumblr and this blog.

1. 5 Tips for Writing Magic & Superpowers

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Magic/Superpowers are awesome and can be fun to write for, but there is a lot of room for problems if you don’t plan ahead of time. I provided some tips to help you avoid this.

I still cannot believe the amount of reblogs/likes I got for this post on Tumblr. 1500 and counting!! I’m so happy that people have found it helpful. I had NEVER expected any of my posts to get so many views. In case you missed it, you should really check out this post!

 

2. 6 Tips on How to Write Effective Blind Characters

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I’ve read some complaints people have about blind characters in books. They’re flat or not portrayed properly. If you plan on writing for a blind character, please do your research. I’ve provided 6 tips to help.

I get at least one view a week for this post. I don’t know if people really want to write blind characters or I’m just getting bots. Nonetheless, it has almost 200 views. I had written this post because one of my point of view characters is blind and I wanted to help other people portray them better.

 

3. 8 Ways to Write Better Fight Scenes

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Fight scenes can be difficult to write. Here are 8 ways to help you write better and more impactful fight scenes.

This post mainly made it on the list because it is linked on the number 1 post on this list. Fight scenes can be a bitch to write. If you struggle with them, checking out my post might help.

 

4. 4 Reasons Why Diverse Characters Should be in Books

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Not only should, diverse people be in books, it’s what readers want. The problem is that the publishing industry is still very much one sided. So much more could be done to represent minorities, and the best way to do that is to put diverse characters in your books. Ones that are portrayed correctly and aren’t stereotypes. Here are 4 reasons why more diverse characters should be in books.

I’m so happy that this post made it on the list! It’s so important to include diversity in your books and you can find out more as to why by reading this post.

 

5. Top 10 fight Scene Pet Peeves

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If you have ever seen action movies, I’m certain you’ve come across at least one or a few clichéd fight scenes. I don’t know about you, but it’s gotten way past the point to where I’m sick of them. They have become like a constant nightmare that haunts me every time I watch a new movie/TV show or read a book. I’m always afraid I’m going to end up disappointed, which I usually am. To vent my frustrations, I’m breaking down my top 10 fight scene pet peeves. So you know, maybe…just maybe you’ll consider not putting them in your book.

Despite the fact that this post is about my pet peeves, it’s still contains writing advice. It has all those clichéd fight scenes that would be wise to avoid.


Those are my 5 writing advice posts that got the most love in 2017! Here’s to hoping my  2018 posts will be useful to all you writers.

Happy New Year!

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