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
They slipped out. Those simple words that were never meant to see daylight, let alone parade out in to it. Like a wet glass in a soapy hand, they slipped and shattered into a million pieces. There was no way to ever undo it and there was no way I could ever piece it back… Continue reading Diamonds: A Flash Fiction Romance Story
Long ago, two kingdoms reigned. One was full of snow and ice, the other full of flowers and sunlight. The people were distant from one another. But, on the border of the two kingdoms, things were just a little bit different... Please use this story prompt and photo to inspire your own creative short story.… Continue reading Story Prompt #17
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
As bloggers and writers, we have a few things we should keep in mind as we write about the coronavirus. Here are my five steps to writing about Covid-19.
Creating your own fairy tale retelling, or "twisted tale", is fun and exciting! Here are five tips to help from my own experience.
Feel free to check out the earlier chapters of Asena first. “What are you doing here?” I asked. My eyes were wide and my hands balled into fists. This could not be happening. Not now. “Can’t I just stop by?” he asked, his charming grin that had let him pull a thousand cons sliding… Continue reading Hero : Asena Ch. 13
The next chapter in Asena is here and the spunky detective has some surprises in store for her! It has been a while since the latest update so feel free to check out the earlier chapters of Asena first. My office usually felt like a second home. I had slept here many nights and… Continue reading Bluffing : Asena Ch. 12
Writing is a long and difficult process. So when you make it to the end and finally have a finished draft of your novel, there will be a huge sense of relief...and confusion. What does the next step look like? Now that you've got this done, how do you keep going? Most likely, you want… Continue reading Looking for an affordable and experienced editor for your novel?
“It hasn’t been an easy year.” “I thought it was great.” “We nearly died dozens of times.” “Yeah, great times.” Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site with a link to your page. Have fun writing!