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notfadeaway said: I'm working on a script for a comic I'm creating. My cast is primarily female and I'm worried I have too many women. When you're writing CM (since your cast is largely female) do you ever think, "there should be a guy in here somewhere?" And if so, what do you do? I'm really comfortable writing women, and I love my characters... I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I'm afraid it won't appeal to a large enough audience. 3 prominent women to 1 supporting male? Too much?

wilwheaton:

kellysue:

>too many women

I’m sorry, I don’t know what those words mean in that order. 

>do you ever think, “there should be a guy in here somewhere?”

No. 

>I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I’m afraid it won’t appeal to a large enough audience.

STOP IT. 

You’re trying to sell a thing you haven’t even written yet.  Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.  

Write the story you want to read. 

"You’re trying to sell a thing you haven’t even written yet. Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.

"Write the story you want to read. "

I think that, at some point, all of us who write forget this, and I’m so grateful to Kelly Sue for reminding us.

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“And if we won’t burn together,
I’ll burn alone.”
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chapter 15 preview

The muscles in Kili’s jaw twitched. He should leave, the quicker and quieter the better. He shouldn’t trust himself to stand idly by for the gale that was about to strike. But something held him in place; something nosy, or something selfish, or the fear sewn in his stomach, so tightly that the seams puckered.

"You’re talking about how he got that scar." Clearly, Bilbo had meant to arrive here all along.

Fili nodded. “It started as a barfight…”

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hungryhufflepuff replied to your post: do i publish a shorter chapter with le…

nooooo, you’re a great writer, even in the “SO TERRIBLE, GIVING US CLIFFHANGERS”—and for me, always cliffhangers~

ahahahahaa thank thank thank.

yes i am leaning toward the cliffhanger. but everything is kind of a cliffhanger at this point!!!!!!!!!!!

thejoelofus:

HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboard which is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!! 
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!

thejoelofus:

HEY WRITER FRIENDS

there’s this amazing site called realtimeboard which is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!! 

this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!

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do i publish a shorter chapter with less action, or a longer chapter with a cliffhanger

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the queen mab scherzo is on one of my upcoming auditions