Hi all, When walking through a bookstore, genre is one of the first things that helps sell a book to you. I don't know about you, but I head straight for the young adult section, and how convenient that it's got a huge sign right next to the books that I so dearly enjoy? If … Continue reading Writing Tips – Finding Genre
Hi all, I'm been making quite a few writing tips posts recently, and now I'm finally getting around to my absolute favorite part of stories, period: the characters. For me, a story can have an awesome plot and world, but if the characters are boring chances are I'm going to put the book down or … Continue reading Writing Tips – Making a Main Character.
Hi all, Last post I talked about world-building in general, and I got to thinking of one part of world-building in fantasy that I love. In high fantasy, it's common to find a map in the front of the book to use as a reference for when you inevitably get lost in the world. Many … Continue reading Writing Tips – Making a High Fantasy Map with Rice
Hi all, A big part of the sci-fi and fantasy genre is the world that the creator makes - sprawling kingdoms filled with magic or galaxies crawling with floating ports and space pirates. It can get a bit overwhelming. I mean, create a whole world in your head? Besides being a bit odd, it's a … Continue reading Writing tips – World Building
Hi all, I come baring a small writing update, but mostly just a post related to the genre of my new work in progress. After delving into Space Opera, I've decided to go back to an old friend for my next project: high fantasy. I actually started out writing fantasy, and you all probably know … Continue reading Writing Tips – The High Fantasy Novel
Hi all, I've been chronicling my journey as a writer on this blog since NaNoWriMo of 2016, but I've been writing novels since I was 14 years old. That's a lot of time spent a the keyboard, and along the way I've picked up a few tools and tricks that have helped me a lot. … Continue reading Writing tips – Coming up with a Story Idea
Hi all, I recently wrote a post about reading slumps, and how to overcome them. It was a wonderful, inspiring post that motivated me out of my own reading slump. Well, now my brain has switched from reading slump to writer's block. Hooray. In case you haven't inferred it, yes, this is why I haven't … Continue reading *Headdesk* – On Writer’s Block