What to do When You Can’t Hit 50,000 Words

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

How to Craft a Good Flaw for Your Character

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

Novel Snippet: A Silence in the Shadows: Ath’s Attack + Exciting Announcement!!

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!!

Three Clichés Common in Fantasy Novels That I Absolutely Hate

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

Novel Snippets: Mexlor Tournaments: Mysterious Warrior

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