The act of writing steals a surprising amount of mental energy! Sometimes it can creep up unknowingly. One moment you're deep into writing an emotional dialogue scene, and the next you're sitting at the blinking cursor on your screen, without a single sentence coming to your mind. When this happens, sometimes it's best to get … Continue reading 5 Activities to do When You Need a Writing Break
Maybe you have writer's block. Maybe you've pulled out a piece of paper and can't think of anything to draw. Or maybe you're lying on the couch playing video games because you haven't felt in that "creative mindset" for days! Well, you might need to fill your creative well! What's your creative well, you ask? … Continue reading Fill Your Creative Well With These 3 Things!
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
So you're writing a novel. Or maybe you're simply planning your novel. But you can't figure out the right name for it. There could be so many titles! Should you use a short title or a long one? Should it incorporate the made up names you've created or would that be too confusing? How do … Continue reading How to Title Your Novel
Picture this. There’s this book, sitting on your desk. You’ve managed to get through some of it, and you’d love to read more, but there’s just one problem. You just can’t read it. Maybe you’re always rushing from one activity to the next, or every time you pick up the book something distracts you, or … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You May Not Have Time to Read
Hey all. I really really need your help. So my blog has been running for almost two years now (which is AWESOME). I'm nearing my 2nd blogiversary!! Anyways, that's beside the point. Basically, my blog has been running for a while, and it's going pretty well, but I'm kinda facing something hard. I feel like … Continue reading Ideas, Anyone? (A Small Rant + I Need Your Help!)
Yep. I've been there too. All those ideas for awesome books and every single one so good that you want to write it right then and there.Actually I still haven't gotten over it but this is beside the point. What I'm saying, is that us writers always have new ideas popping into our heads, and … Continue reading How to Deal With the 1,274 Book Ideas You Have Right Now (And Counting)