It's almost the end of January and I've had 28 days to start work on my second draft of Project Pea. I've only started rewriting Chapter 3 tonight (there are currently 21 chapters), but the great thing is that I've gotten a lot more done than just actually writing more content. Before I even started … Continue reading How To Do a Draft Two
I've always loved fairytales; that's what happens when you grow up watching (and rewatching, and rewatching, and rewatching...) Disney classics. I've been writing stories ever since I learned how to spell, so it was only a matter of time before I began adapting fairytales. Interestingly enough, my first adaptation was of Snow White. I'd never … Continue reading Adapting Fairytales
I have written many novels in my life. No really, I have! The only thing is that I'm never satisfied enough with how they turn out to actually do anything with them. Therefore, it's a constant struggle for me to decide whether to polish up old writings or work on new ones, as I'm always … Continue reading Project Pea and the Writing Process
You've heard me talk about how important characters are when you're writing a story, but the next question is how do you create those amazing characters that will sell your story to your readers/viewers/listeners? The first thing you need to know up front is that it's not easy to create good characters. It takes tons … Continue reading How Do I Create Good Characters?
Let’s stop writing half-hearted stories. I recently rewatched the Lord of the Rings trilogy and I’m currently rereading the books as well. It struck me towards the end of Return of the King: Why don’t people tell stories like this anymore? Obviously, Tolkien was a genius and poured his life and soul into Middle Earth. … Continue reading The Stories that Matter
There have been many times I've tried to write a story and it hasn't turned out anything like how I imagined it in my head. Can you relate? Out of all the questions I get asked as a writer, this is the most common by far: What do I do when I lose motivation while … Continue reading Getting It Right