The Tip Cauldron: Ask Your Writing Questions Here! 🖋

I laughed too hard :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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The end of the year is getting dangerously close…

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:scream::scream::scream:

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OK, I’ll go…

I think I put this on the previous forum, but I absolutely suck at metaphors as I’m too literal when I write. I end up with really cringeworthy clichés instead of something that brings the scene to life so I mostly avoid them. Any tips?

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Ooh, excellent question, as that’s something a lot of people commonly struggle with. Me included, if I’m being honest. We’ll find a good answer for that, I hope.

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Less maths for you, young lady!

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Waits patiently for a more helpful answer.

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The answers will be in the Tip Cauldron, our monthly blog :slight_smile: These questions will go into there.

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The 4th Tip Cauldron is live! Check it out here and leave us a comment:

And I’ve just created a group if you’d like too be a @TipCauldronSubsriber and get notified about new posts going live or for reminders to ask us questions :blush: You can join and leave as you wish, we will only tag you a few times every month, to let you know that the column is up or to remind you that you can still ask us questions.

Happy New Year, everyone!! Let’s make it a good one! :champagne:

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We’ve still got a few questions from 2020 to fall back on, but does nobody want to break the ice in 2021? :eyes: We don’t bite! too hard

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  • Is adding a lot of ‘backstory’, too much?
  • How do I make sure I don’t overwhelm the reader?
  • How to write a perfect antagonist?
  • How to make a love story flow ?
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  1. How to write fight scenes, especially fantasy scenes where they’re just throwing fire and lightning instead of blades and fists?

  2. How do you quote titles of other books, movies, and songs? e.g. He found Ernst’s “The Last Rose of Summer” unplayable. vs He found Ernst’s The Last Rose of Summer unplayable.

  3. When writing titles, particularly in dialogue, do you spell them out (e.g. Doctor Karmozen) or shorten them (Dr. Karmozen)?

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Thank you both @xtayaxx @stella_vigo :beautifulheart: I shall chuck the questions into my bubbling cauldron and stir… :eyes:

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Tip Cauldron #5 is up and running, albeit one day late. Join the conversation here:

I just thought up a question: How do you write convincing characters that are older than you are? (Especially experiences wise; ie: a teenager writing a full time working adult or a 30yr old writing a 90yr old)

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Oh, my sweet summer child… :joy: I forgot to make this go away, lol, because we’re not really doing the Tip Cauldron anymore (yet), but I will think of an answer and get back to you!

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Cmon you know im never around :joy::joy::joy:

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Try to keep up, kiddo :joy:

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