5 YEARS OF BLOGGING. Wow. It feels very surreal to be writing this post. I can't believe that it's officially been five years (to the day!!) since I started my blog! From being a thirteen-year-old editing his very first novel, all the way to being an eighteen-year-old with the same dreams, still blindly chasing his … Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary + Q&A for Beginner Bloggers
It's about that time again! Decorations are appearing in every window of every house, families are beginning to gather more and more frequently, and despite the days growing darker and the weather growing worse, a light is lit in people's eyes as we head into the joyous holiday months! From Halloween to New Years, two … Continue reading How to Write in the Holiday Season
No matter where you are in your writing journey--whether you've been penning stories ever since you could remember, or just started writing your first one, I think it's safe to say that we all want to improve our writing prose. Those pesky descriptions you try piecing together to place your reader in a beautiful scene, … Continue reading 3 Tips to Improve Your Writing Prose
Have you felt like you put a lot of effort into your blog, and yet every time you check your email to see whether or not someone left a like and comment on your new post, nothing shows up in your inbox? Or perhaps when you tap on the statistics page you stare in disappointment … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Receive More Blog Traffic
When I was eleven, I sat down at our family computer armed with nothing but an empty document in front of me and not a single outlined sentence to be seen, determined to begin (and eventually complete) my very first full-length, 50,000+ word novel. And I did it! The finished first draft was officially 50,026 … Continue reading 3 Ways to Shorten Your Novel
It can be hard to pinpoint the most difficult piece of writing. From descriptions, to editing, to world-building, to dialogue, to good prose in general, everyone has their own struggles and different pieces of writing they need to improve on. I certainly have quite a few! However, I think it's safe for me to say … Continue reading The One Thing Your Characters are Missing
The act of writing steals a surprising amount of mental energy! Sometimes it can creep up unknowingly. One moment you're deep into writing an emotional dialogue scene, and the next you're sitting at the blinking cursor on your screen, without a single sentence coming to your mind. When this happens, sometimes it's best to get … Continue reading 5 Activities to do When You Need a Writing Break
Running out of motivation halfway through a novel, short story, or any writing project is extremely common! I've seen many ambitious young writers start a novel, stoked to write and motivated to draft the entire thing. Then, partway through, all of that drive seems to die away and get lost in the dull words and … Continue reading Can’t Stay Motivated With Your Writing Project? Try This!
A very common fear for a lot of new (and even advanced) writers is the moment where you share your writing with other people. Maybe that's handing over the first couple pages of a novel to your parents or siblings, or submitting a short story for critique in a circle of fellow writers. I know … Continue reading Scared to Share Your Writing? Try These 3 Things!
Hey, everyone! I hope you're all having an incredible day. I was thinking a little while back about this subject and decided it would make a good blog post. So here it is! If you're a writer, please read this entire post! I think it could help you out. If you're not a writer...well, you … Continue reading Dear Writer, Don’t Forget to Look Around