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
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
One of the most popular pieces of advice a lot of people say is "Read widely!" or, "Read good books and bad books, so you can learn the difference between them." Now, I'm not disagreeing with those pieces of advice at all. I think that reading lots of books in lots of different genres is … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Read Books in Your Genre
The Last Quest, by Samuel Robbins Tales of Lysandria: Book 1 Pages: 167 Genre: Fantasy My Rating: 4 stars About the Author: Samuel Robbins is a young Christian fantasy author who writes to glorify God in everything he does. He takes a vacation to Lysandria every once in a while. He is a member of … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Quest
Hello there! I hope you're all having a good day! Today I thought I'd share with you a little about my new novella, and my other WIPs. 😀 So yes, it's official, I wrote a brand new novella! It is the second book in the Mail Chronicles, the sequel to Raid of the Krames. Introducing...Travel … Continue reading Announcing My New Novella! + WIP Update
Hello hello, everyone!! Today I have a really exciting announcement which you all ready know by now because you definitely read the title of this post. That's right! I'm returning to my WIPs I was working on before NaNoWriMo!! Woohoo! I'm super pumped to get back into editing Frostbite and Raid of the Krames. I … Continue reading Coming Back to My WIPs!
The end of November. It is ending. Pens, pencils, computers, and laptops down. NaNoWriMo 2020 is over. Now the big question you've all been asking. Did I win NaNoWriMo 2020? When I started planning for NaNoWriMo, I was really nervous. I had never done NaNoWriMo before, and never felt like I would be able to … Continue reading Did I Win NaNoWriMo?
Hello hello everyone!! Goodness, I can't believe its all ready week 3 of NaNoWriMo!! It still feels like I just started! Once again, this post is going to be really short, because I don't have much energy to write anything else besides my novel. 😀 Speaking of the novel, progress has been going extremely well!! … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week #3: Progress and Writer’s Block
Sorry that this post is going to be so short, everyone. I just want to say that yes, the rest of the posts in November are going to be much shorter and not quite as fun as my usual posts, due to the fact that I'm spending most of my writing time on my NaNoWriMo … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week #2: Updates and a Cover!
November 1st. It began. I was really nervous to start NaNoWriMo. 2,000 words a day? But not just 2k a day. 2k a day for THIRTY WHOLE DAYS?? However, I've been writing for several years, and written several novels. No, I've never written a novel in a month, but I felt confident that I could … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week #1: First Timer