Month: December 2015

59 Revising Questions

Hey Reader, This is kind of a different post… a good different. I think. So I felt like writing out some questions for myself when editing. I thought I would share these revising questions with you all, too. That’s what I’m here for, right?…

Writer’s Instinct

Hey Reader, Have you ever written something that just makes you cringe? And not in a good way, I mean. Not like a good fight scene or the anticipation of something bad happening. Those scenes should be worthy of a cringe. I mean something…

Organizing the Story

Hey Reader, This is something that I’ve put a lot of thought into in the second draft of my novel. This draft was mainly about fixing a lot of the problems and plot holes that I could find in the story, and figuring out…

Life Experience

Hey Reader, You know when you don’t know what to write and people say, “Write what you know”? Yeah, I’m kind of starting to understand that. But writing doesn’t have to be about getting what you know and what you’ve experienced out into the…

Fahrenheit 451

Hey Reader, Merry Christmas! Today’s the last day of our book review and tips… day ten of ten. I like writing things like this, but I think I’m better at going into more relatable problems in writing. Since I’m editing, this was sort of…

Parallel Journeys

Hey Reader, I read Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer in middle school as a summer reading assignment, and back then I didn’t really appreciate it as much as I should have, but now I can see how this is a prime example for writing…

13 Reasons Why

Hey Reader, Can you believe that this is book 8 out of 10 for writing tips? We’re almost done, and then back to normal writing posts! I’ve had so much fun reviewing these books and pulling tips from them… I’ve actually gotten into a…

The Hunger Games

Hey Reader, Yes, I picked The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It has a ton of great writing tips in it, and even four or so years after it came out, it is still extremely popular. When I first read it, I actually read the…

The City of Bones

Hey Reader, Today’s book for writing tips is The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This book is young adult fantasy, but it isn’t overdone. It isn’t some kind of repeat of every vampire love story or magic school. Honestly, the story captivated me…

The Fault In Our Stars

Hey Reader, Today’s book for writing tips is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. If you haven’t read this book, you need to. This book is one of the ones that have a unique part in my heart because it is so…

Interview Info

Hey Reader, Don’t worry. I’ll still post a book review and writing tips today. This is a special kind of post:) So a fellow blogger named Jim Vines recently posted his interview with me on his blog. I’m extremely excited to have gotten the…

Divergent

Hey Reader, Thank you so much for all of the positive feedback in the comments and on twitter! I love all of you so much for the support and words of wisdom. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve not felt like writing…