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
The One Thing Your Characters are Missing
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
I Tried Writing the Same Poem in 3 Styles!
Well hello there, dear reader! I have a very fun blog post for you today. Assuming you read the title, you know exactly where this is going! I tried writing the SAME POEM in 3 DIFFERENT, UNIQUE STYLES! I can't remember how I originally got this idea, but as soon as I thought about it … Continue reading I Tried Writing the Same Poem in 3 Styles!
Relentless: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Yes, similar to a couple weeks ago when I redid the picture-prompt flash fiction challenge, I have done another one!! Today's flash fiction is called "Relentless", with this picture being the prompt! (I hold no ownership of this image, all rights go to the creator.) … Continue reading Relentless: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Moments || an encouraging story
Hey everyone! This post is a little different than my normal ones! It's not a fiction story or an article on writing. It's something I experienced in real life and was just stunned at how incredible this was. So I tried writing it down, and I want to share it with you all, in hopes … Continue reading Moments || an encouraging story
Sun Castle: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Hey everyone!! I enjoyed writing the original "Two Picture-Prompt Flash Fictions" post so much, I decided to do it again!! This flash fiction is called "Sun Castle", with this picture as the prompt: (I hold no ownership of this image. All rights go to the creator.) Without further ado, enjoy!! Throughout all of Bethsorda the … Continue reading Sun Castle: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Cringing at My Old Writing!
Well hello there! Glad to see you here. I was randomly brainstorming some blog post ideas one day and this one popped into my head. I thought it would be entertaining if I dug up a few ancient stories in my labyrinth of LibreOffice Word Documents and see if I can't cringe at some old … Continue reading Cringing at My Old Writing!
5 Activities to do When You Need a Writing Break
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
Two Hopeful Haikus
Dawn The sun sets at night and darkness falls, but don’t fear, for dawn must follow. A Kind Word When you look around and see others struggling too, one kind word can help. Thank you so much for reading my haikus! I really hope you enjoyed and were encouraged by them. I always love writing … Continue reading Two Hopeful Haikus
Can’t Stay Motivated With Your Writing Project? Try This!
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!