I saw the reply to my submission email. Anxiously, heart fluttering in my chest, I clicked it open. I was rejected. They thought my theme was nice, but the writing was too much telling and not showing, and the characters needed development. YAY!! You may not think this is the time to celebrate. I mean, … Continue reading How I Dealt With My First Rejection + Rejected Short Story
Haha okay I’m not going to go as in depth as Marsh-Mella-Man in my cartoon, but today I just wanted to talk about the subject of how to flesh out a novel idea into a chapter by chapter outline. Ready? (This idea is going to be really cringy but I’m not going to take forever … Continue reading In-Depth Outlining
Hey, ya'll. You know how in most stories you always here about the amazing hero that always survives his battles and kills many foes? Well I was thinking, what is it like to be the single random soldier that is in the fronts lines of a massive battle? What is it like to be the … Continue reading Short Story: To War
Trust me, in my six years of seriously being a writer, I’ve felt down. Real down. And it doesn’t feel good. So here are some things that I’ve found have been helpful when I’ve been going through things such as writer’s block, waiting for someone to finish critiquing your work, not sure where to go … Continue reading What to do When You’re Feeling Down as a Writer
Oh my goodness guys! I just found even more poems, but these ones go really far back!! So here are three: COBWEBS: When the old spiders get tired, Of their little webby home, They just up and walk away, Leaving it all alone. The webs turn into cobwebs, Old and a bit dry, Inside are … Continue reading Some Really Really Really Really REALLY Old Poems!!!
1: When someone gives you a book you’ve always wanted for your birthday/Christmas. 2: When you meet a fellow bookworm and you get to chat about your favorite characters and books. (Don’t you just get that happy little wriggling feeling in your stomach when you get to talk about books with a like-minded person? That’s … Continue reading Top 10 Happiest Bookworm Moments
Hey guys! This wasn't super recent but this is the first mock cover I made for A Silence in the Shadows. In fact, it's the first mock cover I've made EVER! 😛 I am only ever so slightly proud of it. 😉 I also made several variations... Well, that's it for this week! Just wanted … Continue reading My First Mock Cover! (Which I am Slightly Proud Of)
1: When you are holding the book with one hand, riveted to the story,and then one finger slips and the book shuts, thus loosing your page and bringing you out of the story. 2: When someone knocks on the door of your room and calls you for lunch. 3: When you reach for your beverage … Continue reading Top 10 Saddest Bookworm Moments
The fighters on the other team began to walk forward, and seeing them, the group of the underground army stepped forward, weapons raised, ready to fight. Branden moved forward, Talitha and Jake flanking him. Three other fighters broke from the crowd of other fighters, and moved to confront them, eagerness and happiness visible on their … Continue reading Novel Snippets: Mexlor Tournaments: Mysterious Warrior
You’ve finished your novel, you’ve taken a break from it, and then you come back and see it is one awful mess. Okay. Step back, take a deep breath, and scream. This always helps. Then read through it. Is it as awful as it first looked? Is it worse? Okay, so now to the question. … Continue reading Should I Re-Write My Novel?