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
Hey everyone!! You may already know this, but I just wanted to write an official blog post announcement that my novel, A Silence in the Shadows, has been published! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! It's been nearly 3 years since I started writing it, and now it is done! And something really cool: YOU CAN BUY IT RIGHT NOW!! … Continue reading My Book is Out!
Hey, everyone! I need your help. Okay, before you feel any sense of pressure, let me explain. My book, A Silence in the Shadows (click here to learn more about the book itself) is almost done. I’m turning from the editing stage of my novel to the publishing stage. EEEP! So exciting! But, beyond the … Continue reading Launch Team Call for A Silence in the Shadows!!
Just as Jered thought that the battle was complete and they had succesfully driving out the Ocpots from their home, a monstrous form walked into the building. It was cloaked and hooded, and power resonated from it. Some of the Ocpots followed it back into the building. For the majority of the battle Jered and … Continue reading Novel Snippet: A Silence in the Shadows: Ath’s Attack + Exciting Announcement!!
Yes. This time it’s embarrassing writer moments. Let’s go. 😉 1: When someone is talking to you normally and then you get a writing idea. You leap straight into the air, yelling in excitement, and rush away to find a piece of paper to write it down on, leaving the other person confused in mid-sentence. … Continue reading Top 5 Embarrassing Writer Moments
Yes. The title explains all. For this weeks post, I am going to rant about the clichés common in fantasy novels that I find are highly irritating. Oh boy this is gonna be fun! Alright let’s get down to business. Cliché #1: The Orphan Taran from Chronicles of Prydain, Will from Ranger’s Apprentice, Rey from … Continue reading Three Clichés Common in Fantasy Novels That I Absolutely Hate
Haha okay I’m not going to go as in depth as Marsh-Mella-Man in my cartoon, but today I just wanted to talk about the subject of how to flesh out a novel idea into a chapter by chapter outline. Ready? (This idea is going to be really cringy but I’m not going to take forever … Continue reading In-Depth Outlining
Hey guys! This wasn't super recent but this is the first mock cover I made for A Silence in the Shadows. In fact, it's the first mock cover I've made EVER! 😛 I am only ever so slightly proud of it. 😉 I also made several variations... Well, that's it for this week! Just wanted … Continue reading My First Mock Cover! (Which I am Slightly Proud Of)
The fighters on the other team began to walk forward, and seeing them, the group of the underground army stepped forward, weapons raised, ready to fight. Branden moved forward, Talitha and Jake flanking him. Three other fighters broke from the crowd of other fighters, and moved to confront them, eagerness and happiness visible on their … Continue reading Novel Snippets: Mexlor Tournaments: Mysterious Warrior