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?
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!
Hello, everyone! Last week, multiple people said they would enjoy a writing snippet from my new WIP, Frostbite. So, here you are! I hope you enjoy! It was still dark as Gonden trudged through the streets of Hawlden, the snow coming down thick, fast, and silent. He turned onto main street and hurried down the … Continue reading Frostbite Snippet: Soldier Life
Hello, there! As some of you may know and some of you may not, I have decided to step back from some of my old projects for a while and start a new one. You can read more about why I chose that decision and what's going on in this post here. But anyway, I'm … Continue reading Announcing My New Project!!
Hello, everyone. One day I just wanted to take a walk to a park nearby where I live and write about it. Not just the park, but about the world. The earth. They sky. The trees around me. So I decided to go and write a piece of observation writing and see what I came … Continue reading The Landscape: Observation Writing
After I learned that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) was a thing, I've always felt a sort of pressure each year November comes. I feel like, "Well, everyone else is doing it, and it makes you a better writer, so I should be participating this year and writing 50,000 words in thirty days." But, the … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Do NaNo 2019 (And Why It’s Okay Not To)
The following is another snippet from my current WIP, Raid of the Krames. Hope you enjoy! 🙂 Cullen took his customary seat next to the other generals at the table in the knight’s meeting hall, illuminated by many lanterns set onto the walls. Sir Flynn, commander of the entire knight order, sat at the very … Continue reading Writing Snippet: Raid of the Krames
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
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