Flash fiction is basically a short story under 1,000 words. They can be incredibly frustrating to write (after all, I find it hard to keep a story description under 1000 words), but they can also be really fulfilling. They’re a great writing practice tool and a great way to keep your writing skills fresh if… Continue reading Writing Help – 7 Places to Submit Your Flash Fiction Stories
Are you writing a book or story about gods and goddesses? I hope so because I would love a good book about ancient gods. There seems like there hasn’t been a really big one since Percy Jackson. If you can think of one let me know so that I can check it out…or maybe I… Continue reading Writing Help – Different Gods and Goddesses
For any fans of The Protectors Saga, I know the 6th book has been a VERRRRRRRY long time coming. I had a goal of putting out one or two books a year, but the real world came along and kicked my butt. Deaths in the family, job changes and illness sidetracked my writing. But time… Continue reading Protectors Saga Book 6 First Page!
Once again a Supernatural gif perfectly sums up my life. Writing is hard. It’s hella hard. There are days when I’ll literally be sitting at the computer for 5 hours straight and only a sentence will get written. Those days are terrible. They defeat you a little bit. I’ve somehow managed to write six books… Continue reading Writing Advice – Writer’s block tips that work for me
Back of the book summary – Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts… Continue reading Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Writer’s can obsess over their character’s names – I know I do. In my book series, The Protectors Saga, there’s about six “main” characters. I must have spent a good few weeks researching names, playing around with the sound of them being read aloud, then going back and changing the names multiple times before I decided… Continue reading What’s in a name…for a writer – A LOT
One thing I love doing before writing a story is creating storyboards for my characters. It allows me to get a real feel for them, like they’re coming alive (and not just in my head). If you’re struggling AT ALL with developing your characters – I wholeheartedly recommend doing this. Even if you don’t create storyboards,… Continue reading Character Storyboards