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?
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, 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
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. 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
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)
You’ve finished your novel, you’ve taken a break from it, and then you come back and see it is one awful mess. Okay. Step back, take a deep breath, and scream. This always helps. Then read through it. Is it as awful as it first looked? Is it worse? Okay, so now to the question. … Continue reading Should I Re-Write My Novel?
On December 3rd 2017, Caleb E King A Young Writer's Blog was created. Now it is December 3rd once again. This time it is 2018. Okay, okay, I know it's only December 1st, but I only post on a Saturday and December 3rd wasn't on a Saturday so forgive me, alright? Anyway, it's here!! My … Continue reading My Blog’s 1 Year Anniversary + Q&A