Chapter titles! When I was a kid, I loved reading chapter titles. I also loved putting them in my own stories--but my chapter titles were garbage! 😛 Some people love chapter titles, others hate them! So today I thought it would be a fun idea for a blog post to weigh the pros and cons … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Titling Your Chapters
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!)
Hey there! A very common question I've seen in the writing community is beginning writers (or even some intermediate writers!) asking, "How do I find the right genre for me?" It seems that they enjoy bouncing around between multiple genres, or just can't find one they really really like. I'm not beating up on any … Continue reading 3 Ways to Find Your Genre
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)
Hello hello, everyone! Because I wasn't currently working on a large project for a while, I was getting a little tired of simply writing short stories, poetry, and blog posts. I wanted to write another novel, just for fun! And, because this one was simply for fun, I decided why not stretch my boundaries a … Continue reading I’m Writing a Sci-Fi Novel??
When I was younger, I enjoyed jumping into writing a brand new story with no plan. I didn't have character names figured out, nor what they were doing, nor where they were. Exploring the story I was writing without knowing what would happen was what I enjoyed, and I thought that if I took time … Continue reading Don’t Make This World-Building Mistake in your Writing!
Hello, fellow human! I hope you're having a wonderful day! The other day I wasn't sure what I wanted to write, so I decided to try out a couple of writing exercises that had been stirring in my mind for a while. These turned out to be a ton of fun and quite helpful, so … Continue reading Two Fun Writing Exercises You Need to Try
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