Sometimes when we write the themes to our stories, we don’t consider the vast subject of crafting our characters to fit our theme. Many times we craft them separately, first creating the theme, and then creating the characters (or vice-versa). That is a big mistake. Whenever you’re crafting your characters, you should always have the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Craft Your Characters With Your Themes
There are times when something is making you not want to write. It might be procrastination. It might be writer’s block. It might be sheer stress, or discouragement, or timidness, or world-building problems, or...anything! Whatever it is, it always feels like there’s just this weight on you whenever you think about writing. That happens a … Continue reading How to Write on a Consistent Schedule
Hello everybody! Today I have some exciting news for you! For a while now I've had two short stories available when someone subscribes to my email list. Well, it's been a while since I wrote those and I wanted to update them and rewrite them. Well, I did. Introducing the completely rewritten short stories, Where … Continue reading Two New Short Stories!
The outline of your story is done! You’ve planned all the chapters! It should be long enough to hit 50,000 words and be officially called a novel. Maybe it will even hit 60 or 70 thousand! You sit down, excited, and start writing. You write and write and write, day after day, working hard, putting … Continue reading What to do When You Can’t Hit 50,000 Words
Your character is almost done! You’ve figured out their looks, what they like and dislike, their friends, their enemies, how they talk, their sense of humor, but something...feels flat. Well, they might not have a flaw yet. “What?” you might say, “But I don’t want my awesome character to have a flaw!” Well, if you … Continue reading How to Craft a Good Flaw for Your Character
Hello everybody! I was nominated by Lydia to do the Tell the Story Challenge! Rules: Pick an image out of the choices. Write a short story, poem, or whatever that applies to that image. Choose some other bloggers to do the same challenge. Give your nominees a few more images to choose from. This is … Continue reading Tell the Story Challenge
Yep. I've been there too. All those ideas for awesome books and every single one so good that you want to write it right then and there.Actually I still haven't gotten over it but this is beside the point. What I'm saying, is that us writers always have new ideas popping into our heads, and … Continue reading How to Deal With the 1,274 Book Ideas You Have Right Now (And Counting)
Writing is hard. I am not going to deny it. We writers have a really hard job. And sometimes, we feel like it’s too hard. I have. But here are some points I always come back to when I feel like being a writer is an impossible task. 1: Words are Powerful What? You may … Continue reading Why Writing is Hard—But Worth It!
If you are a beginning writer, welcome to the writing club! You are awesome! Keep at it! Don’t give up. Yeah, so this is kind of a post for beginning writers, but even if you have been writing for like 3+ years, that’s okay. You can keep reading. Who knows, you may still pick up … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Feel Pressure as a Beginning Writer
This post is not going to be a funny post. Well, maybe it is. My point is, it’s not going to be as funny as the bookworm ones. So don’t be sad about that. Okay, moving on… Reading is IMPORTANT. It’s important for writers as well as important for non-writers. Unfortunately, I don’t have time … Continue reading Three Reasons Why Reading Great Books is Important as a Writer