Alina Popescu, Writer

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    How to Avoid Writing Slumps – Practical Tips for Authors

How to Avoid Writing Slumps – Practical Tips for Authors

Are you staring at your computer screen and can’t bring yourself to type one single word? If you’re in a writing slump or have a serious case of the writer’s block, you’re in safe hands. There are dozens of articles covering tips and tricks on how to get out of

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    YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

Appearance is an important part of your characters. Sure, their personality, the situations they are put in and how they react, their relationships, all lead to their character development, but what they look like is equally important. How do you know what people in your world look like without putting

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    Research & Ideas for Authors: Where to Find Inspiration to Write Synopses?

Research & Ideas for Authors: Where to Find Inspiration to Write Synopses?

Call them blurbs or synopses, they absolutely suck. If you hear an author wailing and complaining outside of editing season, this wild creature is definitely upset about having to write synopses. What are these synopses or blurbs I’m talking about? It’s that short thing that summarizes your story in a

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    Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration is something authors always need more of. The muses are fickle by nature and we do our best to chase them down and squeeze the inspiration and ideas out of them. My Writing Inspiration We all have different writing processes, and inspiration comes from the most unusual sources.

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    Research Spotlight: Of Swords and Swordplay

Research Spotlight: Of Swords and Swordplay

Until very recently, when it came to fights that involved swords, my inspiration (and sadly, research), came from other books, movies, mangas, animations, and video games. Well, I did go to Karate classes for a few years way back when, and played Airsoft where a guy from the Romanian version

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    The Darker Side of My Writer Life

The Darker Side of My Writer Life

This is not really me whining, just me being honest. There are days when I do think I should give up this writing thing and find something else to do. Nothing I write or have written so far seems good enough, and some opinions tend to reinforce that. Those are

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Music to Inspire: Brutal Hearts

Most songs I love catch my eye (or my ear) right from the start. I listen to them and get instantly addicted. Some… I either don’t really like or I just ignore. Of those songs, some eventually make their way into my “favorites” playlists and I’m left wondering why exactly

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