Your character is almost done! You’ve figured out their looks, what they like and dislike, their friends, their enemies, how they talk, their sense of humor, but something...feels flat. Well, they might not have a flaw yet. “What?” you might say, “But I don’t want my awesome character to have a flaw!” Well, if you … Continue reading How to Craft a Good Flaw for Your Character
Yep. I've been there too. All those ideas for awesome books and every single one so good that you want to write it right then and there.Actually I still haven't gotten over it but this is beside the point. What I'm saying, is that us writers always have new ideas popping into our heads, and … Continue reading How to Deal With the 1,274 Book Ideas You Have Right Now (And Counting)
Writing is hard. I am not going to deny it. We writers have a really hard job. And sometimes, we feel like it’s too hard. I have. But here are some points I always come back to when I feel like being a writer is an impossible task. 1: Words are Powerful What? You may … Continue reading Why Writing is Hard—But Worth It!
If you are a beginning writer, welcome to the writing club! You are awesome! Keep at it! Don’t give up. Yeah, so this is kind of a post for beginning writers, but even if you have been writing for like 3+ years, that’s okay. You can keep reading. Who knows, you may still pick up … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Feel Pressure as a Beginning Writer
This post is not going to be a funny post. Well, maybe it is. My point is, it’s not going to be as funny as the bookworm ones. So don’t be sad about that. Okay, moving on… Reading is IMPORTANT. It’s important for writers as well as important for non-writers. Unfortunately, I don’t have time … Continue reading Three Reasons Why Reading Great Books is Important as a Writer
Yes. The title explains all. For this weeks post, I am going to rant about the clichés common in fantasy novels that I find are highly irritating. Oh boy this is gonna be fun! Alright let’s get down to business. Cliché #1: The Orphan Taran from Chronicles of Prydain, Will from Ranger’s Apprentice, Rey from … Continue reading Three Clichés Common in Fantasy Novels That I Absolutely Hate
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
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
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?