Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Some say the beginning of a book is the most difficult to master. Others say it's the end. I say it's the middle. Though I can't find any statistics on this, … Continue reading Don’t Lose Readers Halfway Through a Book
Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Fragments. We've been taught that they're evil from our very first class in school. But are they really as bad as everyone says? Writing rules nowadays are more lax than … Continue reading Grammar Guide: Are Fragments “Cool” Now?
It seems like everyone is coming out with a new method to write stories nowadays. Do a quick search on the web and you'll get millions of results, all telling you that one way is best. Hero's Journey is the tried and true method, focusing on the main character. Save the Cat! is perfect for … Continue reading Save the Cat! and Hero’s Journey and 5 Commandments, Oh My! – Which Story Method Should You Use?
Well, I might as well just come out with it: I'm pushing back my finishing date for Project Pea. Again. Sometimes, it seems like this WIP has been nothing but headaches. I can't seem to get a firm grasp on it, like it just keeps slipping through my fingers. I keep wanting to get frustrated … Continue reading A Setback…but With a Bright Side
Writing a novel is hard. We probably all know this, and yet, many of us set out to accomplish this mighty feat. Isn't it amazing? But when you're in the middle of writing a book, sometimes it doesn't feel so amazing. I've been on a rollercoaster with my WIP, "Project Pea," over the past 15 … Continue reading The Art of Never Giving Up
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
Where have I been, you may ask? Writing a book, I will answer. On December 1st, I finally began writing an idea for a book I’ve had for 4-5 years now. I’ve been calling it Project Pea—both because I want to keep the title a secret, and most likely my original title is going to … Continue reading Project Pea Update
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