I just want to say, before I start, that I'm sorry I didn't post last Friday. I was sick. Also that this post turned out - ah, controversial, maybe? It's a sensitive topic, is what I'm trying to say, and my intention was merely to educate, not to offend. So, yeah. Enjoy. OH boy. Hi … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tropes – The Strong Female Character.
Hi all, As much as many of us would like to not admit, we cannot help but find ourselves drawn to tropes - similar, recurring themes, elements, and plot devices in the stories we watch, hear, and read. I'm surprisingly (or not) a fan of tropes, as the familiarity can draw in readers who like … Continue reading Writing Tips – Utilizing Tropes
Hi all, I constantly find myself writing morally complex characters - characters that don't always do the right thing. And I want to talk about why I think you need these kinds of people in your writing. We all can think of hero-type characters. You know, people who do things for the greater good. Plenty … Continue reading Writing Tips – On Character Morality
Hi all, If there's one thing I love, it's writing style. Most people hate the nitty-gritty of writing - sentence structure, syntax, diction, grammar. But that stuff is my jam; I mean, I have very early memories of filling out grammar worksheets back in elementary school and being excited to do that homework. As if I weren't enough of … Continue reading Writing Tips – Immersive Writing
(I was going to put a gif of someone really intensely writing, but this seems more accurate) Hi all, Though I'm not participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I have been staring longingly out the window, wishing I could join. I've decided to try my best to write every day, though I'm not setting a word … Continue reading Writing Tips – NaNoWriMo
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.