Hello hello! Writing the first draft of a novel is quite difficult. Completing a full draft is even harder! In my time talking to other writers through online communities and other places, it seems that a very common problem new writers have is struggling to complete that first draft of a story idea. Perhaps they … Continue reading How to Complete Your First Draft (and Fast!)
Hello hello, reader! I hope you are having a fantastic day, but I also hope reading this blog post makes it better! Today, on popular request, I'll be sharing a few snippets from my sci-fi novel I completed not long ago, Under the Blue Sun. Now, a quick disclaimer before we jump into it, this … Continue reading Snippets from My Sci-Fi Novel!! (Under the Blue Sun)
The Last Quest, by Samuel Robbins Tales of Lysandria: Book 1 Pages: 167 Genre: Fantasy My Rating: 4 stars About the Author: Samuel Robbins is a young Christian fantasy author who writes to glorify God in everything he does. He takes a vacation to Lysandria every once in a while. He is a member of … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Quest
Writing characters can be one of the most difficult things you'll come across while writing a story. Well, maybe characters aren't the hardest thing. But creating a character who seems authentic and life-like, a character your readers care about? That's a different story! Writing great characters is very difficult. I honestly feel like my characters … Continue reading Writing Characters Your Readers Care About
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
Hello there! I hope you're all having a good day! Today I thought I'd share with you a little about my new novella, and my other WIPs. 😀 So yes, it's official, I wrote a brand new novella! It is the second book in the Mail Chronicles, the sequel to Raid of the Krames. Introducing...Travel … Continue reading Announcing My New Novella! + WIP Update
I think most of every writer reading this can agree that editing is not the most fun part of writing a novel, book, article, poem, etc. Now, I know that some people love editing, and to everyone who is like that...congratulations. I am not like that, and I don't really like editing. I've warmed up … Continue reading A Very Cool Editing Technique for Writers!
Hello hello, everyone!! Today I have a really exciting announcement which you all ready know by now because you definitely read the title of this post. That's right! I'm returning to my WIPs I was working on before NaNoWriMo!! Woohoo! I'm super pumped to get back into editing Frostbite and Raid of the Krames. I … Continue reading Coming Back to My WIPs!
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
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?