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TNGtWF 1: Verbs, Part 1, Present Tense

Welcome to the Total Noob’s Guide to Writing Fiction!

Your first lesson will be on verbs.

“Wait a second,” you say. “I know what a stupid verb is. I don’t need to learn about verbs. I want to learn about how to create strong characters and vivid settings!”

Slow down there, skippy.

You must learn to crawl before you can fly, my young pupil. So strap on your helmet and zipper up your big girl pants. It’s about to get real.

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The Total Noob’s Guide to Writing Fiction

I used to play a lot of World of Warcraft.

I don’t know about other MMORPGs, but I assume they do a similar thing that Blizzard does for its new players. Every race has a little newbie zone where you can run around and stab bunnies and work on just getting a feel for the game overall. There’s virtually nothing that can kill you (unless you’re trying to die on purpose). These are referred to as “starter zones” or “newbie zones.” Continue reading