One of the most popular pieces of advice a lot of people say is "Read widely!" or, "Read good books and bad books, so you can learn the difference between them." Now, I'm not disagreeing with those pieces of advice at all. I think that reading lots of books in lots of different genres is … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Read Books in Your Genre
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 ring of the thundering hammer blocked out all other noises in the blacksmith shop. Hensan turned to Rison, his partner in the shop. Hensan's old eyes, still sharp as ever, flicked to and fro along the anvil, surveying Rison's skilled fingers pressing down on the clamps that held the red hot bar of iron … Continue reading Short Story: Master of Patience
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
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!
It all began on December 3rd of 2017. I remember it so clearly: 13-year-old me, sitting at the computer, carefully setting up my blog for the very first time. I was so excited!! And now here we are. Posting every single week since that day in 2017. 8,000+ total views. 150+ total blog posts 175+ … Continue reading 3 Years of Blogging + Snippets From NaNo!!
The end of November. It is ending. Pens, pencils, computers, and laptops down. NaNoWriMo 2020 is over. Now the big question you've all been asking. Did I win NaNoWriMo 2020? When I started planning for NaNoWriMo, I was really nervous. I had never done NaNoWriMo before, and never felt like I would be able to … Continue reading Did I Win NaNoWriMo?
Hello hello everyone!! Goodness, I can't believe its all ready week 3 of NaNoWriMo!! It still feels like I just started! Once again, this post is going to be really short, because I don't have much energy to write anything else besides my novel. 😀 Speaking of the novel, progress has been going extremely well!! … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week #3: Progress and Writer’s Block
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?