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
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
Sun Castle: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Hey everyone!! I enjoyed writing the original "Two Picture-Prompt Flash Fictions" post so much, I decided to do it again!! This flash fiction is called "Sun Castle", with this picture as the prompt: (I hold no ownership of this image. All rights go to the creator.) Without further ado, enjoy!! Throughout all of Bethsorda the … Continue reading Sun Castle: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
I’m Writing a Sci-Fi Novel??
Hello hello, everyone! Because I wasn't currently working on a large project for a while, I was getting a little tired of simply writing short stories, poetry, and blog posts. I wanted to write another novel, just for fun! And, because this one was simply for fun, I decided why not stretch my boundaries a … Continue reading I’m Writing a Sci-Fi Novel??
Writing Characters Your Readers Care About
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
5 Great Ways to Create Character Names
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
Frostbite Character Art!
Hey there, everyone! I had some time on my hands a while back and so I decided to draw my characters from my newest WIP, Frostbite! Now I didn't take a whole lot of time on them, and they're a little rough, but here you go. Enjoy! Gonden More This is Gonden, the main character. … Continue reading Frostbite Character Art!
5 Ways to Craft Your Characters With Your Themes
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
How to Craft a Good Flaw for Your Character
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
Top 5 Embarrassing Writer Moments
Yes. This time it’s embarrassing writer moments. Let’s go. 😉 1: When someone is talking to you normally and then you get a writing idea. You leap straight into the air, yelling in excitement, and rush away to find a piece of paper to write it down on, leaving the other person confused in mid-sentence. … Continue reading Top 5 Embarrassing Writer Moments