If you've been a writer for any amount of time and you've looked up YouTube videos and articles on your writing interests, you'll know that there is a vast ocean of writing tips for free everywhere you turn. From dialogue, to outlining, to world-building, to deciding whether it should be "than" or "then", everyone has … Continue reading People don’t talk about this writing tip enough…
Sacrificial War: A Flash Fiction
“Don’t go. I don’t want you to leave.” Little Maggy’s eyes burned into Carson’s. Their hazel complexion always reminded him of a sparrow’s wings, soaring high above the earth, sparkling and free. Now they were broken, defeated. Coated with the dull stain of dust. Carson knelt on one knee, lifting his calloused fingers to his … Continue reading Sacrificial War: A Flash Fiction
I Won a Short Story Contest!
Hello everyone! Back in November 2022, a fellow blogger hosted a short story contest on her blog! The short stories were only allowed to be 1,000 words or shorter, so just for fun, I thought I'd write something and submit it! Well, to my surprise, I actually placed first in the contest! My short story … Continue reading I Won a Short Story Contest!
How to Write in the Holiday Season
It's about that time again! Decorations are appearing in every window of every house, families are beginning to gather more and more frequently, and despite the days growing darker and the weather growing worse, a light is lit in people's eyes as we head into the joyous holiday months! From Halloween to New Years, two … Continue reading How to Write in the Holiday Season
3 Things You MUST DO Before NaNoWriMo!
It's that time of year again! October is coming to a close, and soon writers all around the world will pick up their pens and start the exciting adventure of NaNoWriMo, attempting to complete a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time two years ago, and … Continue reading 3 Things You MUST DO Before NaNoWriMo!
3 Tips to Improve Your Writing Prose
No matter where you are in your writing journey--whether you've been penning stories ever since you could remember, or just started writing your first one, I think it's safe to say that we all want to improve our writing prose. Those pesky descriptions you try piecing together to place your reader in a beautiful scene, … Continue reading 3 Tips to Improve Your Writing Prose
The Key to Becoming a Strong Writer
When some people start writing, their intention is to have a little fun, create a cool story to pass around to family and friends, then quit. And that's perfectly fine! However, others fall in love with the process, the impact of what a truly well-told story can have, and want to create stories for people … Continue reading The Key to Becoming a Strong Writer
3 Ways to Shorten Your Novel
When I was eleven, I sat down at our family computer armed with nothing but an empty document in front of me and not a single outlined sentence to be seen, determined to begin (and eventually complete) my very first full-length, 50,000+ word novel. And I did it! The finished first draft was officially 50,026 … Continue reading 3 Ways to Shorten Your Novel
My 18th Birthday + 10 Years of Writing!
I don't know the exact day I picked up the pen for the first time and wrote my first story. However, I can strongly remember that when I was eight years old I read both The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia series, and also wrote one of my most memorable … Continue reading My 18th Birthday + 10 Years of Writing!
The One Thing Your Characters are Missing
It can be hard to pinpoint the most difficult piece of writing. From descriptions, to editing, to world-building, to dialogue, to good prose in general, everyone has their own struggles and different pieces of writing they need to improve on. I certainly have quite a few! However, I think it's safe for me to say … Continue reading The One Thing Your Characters are Missing