Sometimes when we write the themes to our stories, we don’t consider the vast subject of crafting our characters to fit our theme. Many times we craft them separately, first creating the theme, and then creating the characters (or vice-versa). That is a big mistake. Whenever you’re crafting your characters, you should always have the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Craft Your Characters With Your Themes
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
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
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
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?
Ever having trouble knowing just how to write those blog posts so that they look nice and fun? Now, I’m dealing with this too. I don’t know how much decoration I should have in it, how much serious stuff I should have in it, and how much humor I should have in it. But it's … Continue reading My Process of Writing a Blog Post (in a Blog Post!)
You’re hands fly across the keyboard, and then you stop. You sigh and feel like you never want to write the story again. You read back the last chapter and realize that it’s because it’s the most boring chapter in the novel, it’s not really needed, and it really just slows down the story. You’ve … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Sagging Plots
Editing. Just editing. Lately I’ve been editing my first novel, A Silence in the Shadows. How fun! Actually no, I’m being sarcastic. Editing is just the worst. I hate it. It is by far my least favorite thing about writing. So today I’m going to share some tips that I have found helpful for when … Continue reading Editing. Just Editing.