When I travel, I get to see incredible sights. I get to experience history and breathe the air of brand new places. But I've found that some of the things I remember the most are the interactions I have with complete strangers. Why is this important? And why am I talking about it on a … Continue reading Human Kindness – As Told by Toilet Paper
Show, don't tell. Grammar. POV consistency. Don't make the first scene a dream sequence. Make your main character likeable. Sometimes, writing can feel like it's all about the rules. But are these rules that we can break? As many of you know, I'm working on a YA novel right now. I've been working on it … Continue reading Do you really have to follow “writing rules?”
Note: don't forget to vote for my 100 follower celebration by Friday! Right now, the vote is tied! It's very rare that I come across good writing books that are also short and concise. This book isn't necessarily a writing book, but it is a book that can certainly help to improve your writing, and … Continue reading Review: Good Writing Words by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
I'm not a publisher. I'm not a critic. I'm not even a bestselling author. But I still know what a good book looks like. This is a tough subject to talk about. While I don't want to be too critical - I have such an appreciation for anyone who has the guts to write anything … Continue reading Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
Hiss of samosas hitting the frying pan. Crackle from chips being wrapped. Vibrating boom from the record stall. This is our ends. The air alive with spices and smoke [...]THIS IS OUR TOWN – 3 MIN SHORT STORY/POEM – PROSE AND POSE This little short story really captured me this week. Not only do I … Continue reading Reblog: This Is Our Town by Prose and Pose
Yep, you read that right, and I'll say it again. Please, don't just write a book. This probably goes against so many things you've heard, all of the people saying, "Do it! Go for it!" And yes, while you should absolutely chase your writing dreams... ...that doesn't start with writing a book. Driving a Car … Continue reading Don’t Just Write a Book