Author: Redfinding

The Bookstores

The Bookstores

The other day, I went to Barnes and Noble. All around me, I saw these new books with interesting covers and new ideas. I saw an entire section devoted to Harry Potter merchandise.  I browsed through new and upcoming authors, and all around me I saw the hopes and dreams of authors just like me, …

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Story Bouncers

Story Bouncers

I miss my friend EGL. I miss running around during easy runs or warm-ups at track practice and telling her my stories. I miss how she would listen intently and ask questions when she was confused. I miss her comments. I miss sitting around eating lunch as she’d tell me about her own characters and …

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Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts

  “After gentle persuasion your best friend since childhood finally agrees to seek professional help for serious mental problems. Much to your dismay, as she begins to improve you realize that you are her imaginary friend.” I was sent this writing prompt by a friend the other day. He sent me a bunch of similar …

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Fictionpress

Fictionpress

Fictionpress.com is a site that allows its users to upload their writing for the world wide web to read for free. It’s a sister sight to fanfiction.net, where many a fanboy/girl has uploaded their own personal take on anything from Harry Potter to X-Men to Fairytail. I personally like to browse the Fairytail stories. I …

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And Sharing Dark is Hard

And Sharing Dark is Hard

Continuation of last week’s post.  In one of the first versions of the story I wrote about in last week’s blog, the kidnapper had an addiction to porn. This was in one of the very early stages, where the protagonist was still a Christian me who helped him change his life for the better. The …

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I Write Dark

I Write Dark

In the post Evolution of a Story, I detailed the transformation of a plot from a dream. Those changes all happened in a relatively short period of time and show more about how one certain plot changed than how I have changed as a writer over time. To see my transformation over time, it’s better …

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Same Old Story, With New Twists

Same Old Story, With New Twists

I like werewolf stories, even though most of them are predictable. At the end, the shy girl and the big bad alpha will be in love and whatever enemies from the dark past will be vanquished. It’s the same plot, over and over, with practically no end in sight. Yet, it’s still entertaining. In writing …

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Little Hints, Big Surprises

Little Hints, Big Surprises

One of my favorite plot tools is foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a warning or indication of something that will take place in the future. In my experience, the most common example of this plot tool in use is the existence of prophecies within a story. Prophecies also give the character they refer to the “chosen one” …

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Finch’s Thoughts

Finch’s Thoughts

My favorite book to write so far has been A Curious Mask, the one I am currently editing in hopes of getting it published soon. Whilst reading through it, I noticed something that I did that in hindsight, I’m very proud of. Throughout the book, we see into the main character’s thoughts. His name is Finch, …

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The First Draft

The First Draft

A scene in A Curious Mask was bugging me, so I decided to rewrite it. In the original scene, Finch and Rianna were forced together on a raft on the underground river of Montevia. The underground river is the capital’s main source of water, since it’s built into a mountain and surrounded by dry savanna. I decided …

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