Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're all having a delightfully exquisite day! As some of you may know from my last newsletter (follow my email list to receive that if you are not yet following!!) I wrote a short fantasy adventure novelette in early August just for fun and to stretch my writing muscles. Well … Continue reading Snippets from Novelette: The Hunter’s Son
So some time ago, I wrote a snippet series on the Young Writer's Workshop Community. But it was not just a series of snippets from a story. It was a Choose Your Own Adventure style snippet series! Basically I would write a snippet of the story every single day, post it to the community, and … Continue reading Snakeblade: A Choose Your Own Adventure Short Story
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!
The ring of the thundering hammer blocked out all other noises in the blacksmith shop. Hensan turned to Rison, his partner in the shop. Hensan's old eyes, still sharp as ever, flicked to and fro along the anvil, surveying Rison's skilled fingers pressing down on the clamps that held the red hot bar of iron … Continue reading Short Story: Master of Patience
What's up, everyone? I'm really excited about today's post, because I am officially announcing something exciting! Well, I've kinda all ready announced it by the title of this post. 😉 Yep, you guessed it! I'M PARTICIPATING IN NANOWRIMO 2020!! Yeee! I'm so excited! Ever since I started writing seriously I've heard of NaNo, but I've … Continue reading I’m Doing NaNoWriMo!!
Hey, everyone! Today I wanted to talk about the differences between Tropes and Cliches. I feel like some people don't take the time to figure out exactly what these are, and assume that they're the same thing. That is definitely not true. So let's jump right in! What is a Trope? A trope is a … Continue reading Tropes and Cliches: Which to Use in Writing?
For a long, long time, words have been spoken, written down, and have transferred meaning and emotions to people all over the world. Writing is powerful. Writing can break someone down, or build someone up. Even a paragraph of words could resonate with one person and change their perspective on life forever. Even though there … Continue reading Words are Powerful
It was dark. When Cillan opened his eyes, he felt like nothing had changed. He breathed in stuffy, humid air and let out a quiet groan. Are there hammers pounding my head? He pushed himself painfully onto his elbows and looked around. All was pitch-black. “Where in the kingdom...” Cillan began, but stopped abruptly. A … Continue reading Short Story: Prisoners of the Dark
I was reading when I was pretty young, and, well, I don't think I would've started writing if I hadn't read some really cool stuff first. So here are 5 book series that really inspired me to start writing and have inspired me throughout my writing journey. #1: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy The … Continue reading 5 Books That Have Inspired My Writing
Hello, everyone! Welcome back! Today I have something very exciting--my first ever book review! I have never done one of these so please forgive me if I mess anything up. Okay, got it? Then let's move on! Adorning the Dark, by Andrew Peterson Pages: 224 Genre: Non-Fiction Review: 5/5 Stars When I heard Andrew Peterson … Continue reading Book Review: Adorning the Dark