Tips and Tricks, writing

“What Should I Write?” 5 Questions To Find Your Topic and Start Writing

What should I write? Use these questions to help bloggers, freelance writers, authors, students, those with writer's block, or anyone who wants to write find their topic.

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #12

When starting a story, write at least five small anecdotes about your main character that are not related to the plot and may never be used within your story.  This allows you to get to know your character better and they will come off the page as a much more well-rounded character even if you… Continue reading Quick Tip #12

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Interested in starting a novel, short story, blog, essay, thesis? But you're just not quite sure how? Or do you have a few questions about a piece of writing you're working on? Want to go over title ideas? Flesh out a character? Writing help of any kind? Thanks to the current state of things, I… Continue reading FREE Writing Consultations For a Limited Time

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Quick Tip #11

Writing a villain? Within the first meeting, include these three things to make them terrifying but utterly compelling to readers. A dangerous or “evil” conviction they hold and why Something they have lost as a result Something/someone they love (not obsessed, that’s different) or care about deeply (people are generally best but it still works… Continue reading Quick Tip #11

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5 Tips for Making and Maintaining a Writing Schedule

Writing isn't easy. I think most writers will agree with me. Some days, words seem to fly from your fingers and other times, you stare at the screen blankly. I get it. One of the best ways to combat that is to have some sort of writing schedule. Now, this should be extremely customizable to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Making and Maintaining a Writing Schedule

Book Review, Tips and Tricks, WordSmith Musings, writing

Five Great YA Book Series To Get Lost In

I love a great written series of books where I get to follow the characters, fall in love with them, and see a much larger journey than any stand alone book can give. BUT, I hesitate to start series I don't know much about because they can be some big time commitments and, by the… Continue reading Five Great YA Book Series To Get Lost In

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #9

If you need to re-read your story to remember exactly what has happened, don’t re-read more than three to five pages. Instead, try to write descriptive headings for your chapters or section breaks (you can make them clever later). Read the headings and don’t get sucked into your own story or the desire to edit… Continue reading Quick Tip #9