27,300 words in a month. I'm one-third of the way through Project Pea - at least I think I am, if I'm right and it ends up being around 80k words - and I already can't believe I've gotten this far. If you've read some of my previous posts, you'll know that it's been a … Continue reading How my cats singlehandedly gave me the idea for my current WIP…
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?”
It's been five years, and I'm still trying to perfect my recipe for an earl grey latte. It sounds so easy. Tea. Milk. Sweetener (I like honey). Lavender, if you're feeling it (which I usually am). But it's the proportions that get me. Even after so many tries, I still haven't quite gotten it right. … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration Part 2: Seeking Memories
Characters. They're the most important part of the story, right? They are to me. I believe that for a story to be truly great, it needs to have great characters that the reader can relate to and enjoy reading about. Otherwise, you're left with a useless plot and no characters to reach out and bring … Continue reading Character Creation Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore
Many people don't think about tools when it comes to writing. All you need is a laptop or a pen and paper and you're good, right? As writers, we know that's wrong. If we want to be successful and efficient at our craft, there are certain tools that are good to have. With Christmas being … Continue reading The Write Stuff
If you read my post from Monday, you know that I'm writing a short story about a bonfire this week. But as I started writing, I started thinking that instead of just posting the finished product, I could walk you through the process of how I write! Why would I do this? Well, it's helpful … Continue reading The Writing Process (Part 1)
MONDAY!! Last week was an insanely busy week for me! Luckily, things are slowing down this week, but I have some really exciting things that I'm working on! What's on My Plate? Continuing edits on the second draft of Project Pea.Ghostwriting a clean romance novella. Editing a college and career book. Writing a short story … Continue reading You know what day it is!