Month: January 2016

Organize and Keep Organized

Hey Reader, I’m sure I’ve mentioned this tip at least once already, but I’m finding that it’s one that I have trouble with. I’m one of the most organized people I know. I’m not bragging or kidding about that either. My book shelf is…

Don’t Let Reality Block You.

Hey Reader, I recently came across a quote that made me stop and think. “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ― Ray Bradbury Okay, so you all know that I’m crazy about Ray Bradbury’s writing, but I’m not going…

Connotation

Hey Reader, Today in my English class we had a discussion about connotation and denotation. That and the thought that goes into sentence structure. It’s a lot to explain, but I know that some of this will help you in your writing. Okay, there…

Invest In Your Characters

Hey Reader, I’m going to give you a great piece of advice. Seriously, this is one of the most important things for a writer to do. There is a time in the writer’s process where they have to distance themselves emotionally from the story….

Imagine the After

Hey Reader, This is going to be kind of short, but it is something that helps me. I thought I would share it with you. Maybe it can help you, too. I like to think that there are a few parts to writing and…

Warnings for New Writers

Hey Newbie Writer, So you want to write a book. That’s awesome. That’s great. Writing is rewarding and inspiring and one of the most accomplishing things you can do for yourself. You can share your ideas with the world through writing. You can dream…

Tools for Writers

Hey Reader, Writing is awesome. We all know that already. But sometimes, and kind of a lot of the time, writing can get hard. Right now, I’m trying to figure out how to rewrite the beginning of my novel, rewriting how the characters meet…

Finish What You Started

Hey Reader, So here’s the thing. I talked a lot on Tuesday about how there isn’t a second to waste when you are writing. About how writing is that thing that fills the cracks and holds us writers together like crazy glue. I talked…

Not a Second to Waste

Hey Reader, There was something that came to me today that I thought would really relate to writing. And now that I think about it, it does. Today I took my last two midterms for the semester (Yay!). For my psychology course, we had…

Picking Your Main Character

Hey Reader, Is it just me, or do main characters always seem to be the right one to tell the story? I mean, there is a reason for that. You want your reader to like your main character. You want it to be relatable….

Writing Quotes

Hey Reader, So I’ve found a few great sources of inspiration that help to keep me writing, and thought I would share one with you. I really love reading quotes about writing from successful writers. I mean, they know what they are talking about,…

Unique Characters Part 2

Hey Reader, So I’ve been doing something pretty fun with my characters in order to get to know them better. I think it will help you too, and will be beneficial to your writing as well. Remember how when you are in the middle…