Hey guys! A week ago it was my One Year Blogaversary. Yep! It’s Me, Lizzie! has been around for a year now. Due to some unfortunate health stuff, today is the first day that I’ve been able to celebrate, but I really do want to celebrate. So let’s do it!
When it comes to writing, less is so often more. Whenever I look at a piece and think, “Right, that’s done,” I force myself to try and cut a tenth of the word count. It makes me evaluate what’s really needed, and what’s sticking behind as self-indulgent fluff. I was told once that adding constraints can really help your writing, and I believe that’s true.
With that in mind, let’s look at Doctor Who‘s “Blink.”
Let’s face it: We all know that Dumbledore knew a hell of a lot more than he let on, and he knew plenty of it from day one. He could have saved Harry a lot of time if he’d just been honest about some of it. Continue reading “3 Things Dumbledore Should Probably Have Told Harry”
In my writing posts, I’ve talked a lot about different types of antagonists. Today, I’m going to talk about a few more. It took a while because I had trouble defining these three, but I think I’ve got it down. So let’s begin.
Every fan of the Harry Potter books has gone through the pain of witnessing the movies butcher the story—and the characters. One of the characters most harshly treated by the movies is Harry’s best friend, Ron Weasley, who is so thrashed that fans have no choice but to draw a great chasm of a line between book!Ron and movie!Ron.
However, there’s some good that can be taken from this. Writers and readers can learn something from the way that the movies chose to treat Ron. So, that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 Problems With Movie Ron Weasley.
Fight scenes are tricky to write. Not only are they difficult to choreograph, to make believable, and to finish without accidentally making them funny, but it can also be difficult to simply find the words to make a fight scene strong. There are so many things that go into writing a good fight scene.
Today, though, I’ll be focusing on one.
In my last post, I spoke about 5 types of antagonist and how to keep them compelling. One of the types I discussed was the villain. So today I’d like to expand on that post by discussing 4 Types of Villain and how they can be used in your story. Continue reading “4 Types of Villain and How to Use Them”