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? These definitely don’t cover everything that comes with editing, but it’s still a lot. A lot…

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 in your writing that you don’t like, that you don’t want others to read because you…

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 how to tell it more effectively. I was originally going to focus on developing my characters…

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 world for others to see. It can be about you learning and experiencing something new. But…

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 way to go back and check on all of our stories. By looking at things in…

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 tips. Now, I see how genius it is and actually want to reread it. This is…

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 habit of making mental notes about writing while I pleasure-read. It’s a writer thing. And a…

The Hunger Games

Hey Reader, Yes, I picked┬áThe 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 entire trilogy in three days, not stopping to do anything else. The story was amazing, of…

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 from the beginning and I loved the development of the characters and world. I actually am…

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 well written. And not just well written, the┬ástory. Oh my god, it’s such a great story.…