5 YEARS OF BLOGGING. Wow. It feels very surreal to be writing this post. I can't believe that it's officially been five years (to the day!!) since I started my blog! From being a thirteen-year-old editing his very first novel, all the way to being an eighteen-year-old with the same dreams, still blindly chasing his … Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary + Q&A for Beginner Bloggers
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!
I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!
I recently reread my old, 2019 self-published novel, A Silence in the Shadows. And I thought it'd be a fun idea to roast it in a blog post! 😂 Now don't get me wrong, self-publishing this novel was such an awesome experience, especially for a 14-year-old kid who'd dreamed of holding his own novel in … Continue reading I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!
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
Cringing at My Old Writing!
Well hello there! Glad to see you here. I was randomly brainstorming some blog post ideas one day and this one popped into my head. I thought it would be entertaining if I dug up a few ancient stories in my labyrinth of LibreOffice Word Documents and see if I can't cringe at some old … Continue reading Cringing at My Old Writing!
Can’t Stay Motivated With Your Writing Project? Try This!
Running out of motivation halfway through a novel, short story, or any writing project is extremely common! I've seen many ambitious young writers start a novel, stoked to write and motivated to draft the entire thing. Then, partway through, all of that drive seems to die away and get lost in the dull words and … Continue reading Can’t Stay Motivated With Your Writing Project? Try This!
3 Awesome Books I Read in 2021
I read quite a few books in 2021. Admittedly, the majority of them were rereads of some of my favorite books. I'm a sucker for rereading great stories! However, I did get around to reading quite a few new novels I'd never read, and there were some in particular that I thoroughly enjoyed! Today I … Continue reading 3 Awesome Books I Read in 2021