Well hello there! I hope you're having an incredible day. For this post I wanted to share 3 writing exercises you can do while you're outside! That's right--away from your computer, or your writing closet, or wherever you normally write! "Caleb, whaaaat? Why would you ever write outside? What are you talking about?" Well, hear … Continue reading 3 Outdoor Writing Exercises You Need to Try
When I was younger, I enjoyed jumping into writing a brand new story with no plan. I didn't have character names figured out, nor what they were doing, nor where they were. Exploring the story I was writing without knowing what would happen was what I enjoyed, and I thought that if I took time … Continue reading Don’t Make This World-Building Mistake in your Writing!
One of the most popular pieces of advice a lot of people say is "Read widely!" or, "Read good books and bad books, so you can learn the difference between them." Now, I'm not disagreeing with those pieces of advice at all. I think that reading lots of books in lots of different genres is … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Read Books in Your Genre
I'm not going to lie, when I started blogging in 2017, at the wee young age of 13, I was only going into it with the goal to create a platform so that people would buy my future books. That was it. My view of blogging, platform, and marketing has changed a lot in the … Continue reading 3 Wonderful Benefits of Blogging!
Writing characters can be one of the most difficult things you'll come across while writing a story. Well, maybe characters aren't the hardest thing. But creating a character who seems authentic and life-like, a character your readers care about? That's a different story! Writing great characters is very difficult. I honestly feel like my characters … Continue reading Writing Characters Your Readers Care About
You've come up with a great idea for a character. They have a background, a flaw, a strong personality, and a great part to play in your new, epic novel! You only have one problem. Whenever you were plotting out this new character, you titled them "CHARACTER NAME HERE" or "NAME". And now you're stuck. … Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Create Character Names
I think most of every writer reading this can agree that editing is not the most fun part of writing a novel, book, article, poem, etc. Now, I know that some people love editing, and to everyone who is like that...congratulations. I am not like that, and I don't really like editing. I've warmed up … Continue reading A Very Cool Editing Technique for Writers!
Hey, everyone! Well, the new year has come. We made it through 2020! I'm not the person to set New Year's resolutions. I feel like they're kind of silly and also bound to fail. Generally, you get all hyped beforehand, promising yourself you'll change and become a new person in the year to come. You … Continue reading Do You Have Goals for 2021?
So you're writing a novel. Or maybe you're simply planning your novel. But you can't figure out the right name for it. There could be so many titles! Should you use a short title or a long one? Should it incorporate the made up names you've created or would that be too confusing? How do … Continue reading How to Title Your Novel
Failure hurts. You attempt something, and you don't successfully complete what you tried. But I just want to say--that's okay. Failure is one more step to success. You tried, you didn't complete what you tried, which means you can now learn from your failure and try again. Here's a quick secret (which isn't actually even … Continue reading Embrace Failure