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.
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