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
Well hello there! I hope you're having an incredible day. For this post I wanted to share 3 writing exercises you can do while you're outside! That's right--away from your computer, or your writing closet, or wherever you normally write! "Caleb, whaaaat? Why would you ever write outside? What are you talking about?" Well, hear … Continue reading 3 Outdoor Writing Exercises You Need to Try
Hello, fellow human! I hope you're having a wonderful day! The other day I wasn't sure what I wanted to write, so I decided to try out a couple of writing exercises that had been stirring in my mind for a while. These turned out to be a ton of fun and quite helpful, so … Continue reading Two Fun Writing Exercises You Need to Try
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?
There are times when something is making you not want to write. It might be procrastination. It might be writer’s block. It might be sheer stress, or discouragement, or timidness, or world-building problems, or...anything! Whatever it is, it always feels like there’s just this weight on you whenever you think about writing. That happens a … Continue reading How to Write on a Consistent Schedule
The outline of your story is done! You’ve planned all the chapters! It should be long enough to hit 50,000 words and be officially called a novel. Maybe it will even hit 60 or 70 thousand! You sit down, excited, and start writing. You write and write and write, day after day, working hard, putting … Continue reading What to do When You Can’t Hit 50,000 Words
I saw the reply to my submission email. Anxiously, heart fluttering in my chest, I clicked it open. I was rejected. They thought my theme was nice, but the writing was too much telling and not showing, and the characters needed development. YAY!! You may not think this is the time to celebrate. I mean, … Continue reading How I Dealt With My First Rejection + Rejected Short Story
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!)