It's that time of year again! October is coming to a close, and soon writers all around the world will pick up their pens and start the exciting adventure of NaNoWriMo, attempting to complete a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time two years ago, and … Continue reading 3 Things You MUST DO Before NaNoWriMo!
No matter where you are in your writing journey--whether you've been penning stories ever since you could remember, or just started writing your first one, I think it's safe to say that we all want to improve our writing prose. Those pesky descriptions you try piecing together to place your reader in a beautiful scene, … Continue reading 3 Tips to Improve Your Writing Prose
I recently reread my old, 2019 self-published novel, A Silence in the Shadows. And I thought it'd be a fun idea to roast it in a blog post! 😂 Now don't get me wrong, self-publishing this novel was such an awesome experience, especially for a 14-year-old kid who'd dreamed of holding his own novel in … Continue reading I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!
When some people start writing, their intention is to have a little fun, create a cool story to pass around to family and friends, then quit. And that's perfectly fine! However, others fall in love with the process, the impact of what a truly well-told story can have, and want to create stories for people … Continue reading The Key to Becoming a Strong Writer
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
Writing is a hard hobby...or career...or school project. I don't judge why you're writing--it's hard no matter why that pen (or keyboard) is in your hands and that empty piece of paper (or writing document) is sitting empty in front of you! 😜 But learning how to write, or putting in the work to improve … Continue reading 3 Fun Challenges to Improve as a Writer
Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Yes, similar to a couple weeks ago when I redid the picture-prompt flash fiction challenge, I have done another one!! Today's flash fiction is called "Relentless", with this picture being the prompt! (I hold no ownership of this image, all rights go to the creator.) … Continue reading Relentless: 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
Well hello there! Glad to see you here. I was randomly brainstorming some blog post ideas one day and this one popped into my head. I thought it would be entertaining if I dug up a few ancient stories in my labyrinth of LibreOffice Word Documents and see if I can't cringe at some old … Continue reading Cringing at My Old Writing!