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
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
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
Ready to start querying that manuscript? Or should I say – ready to start thinking about when you will be querying that manuscript (even if you haven’t actually started that book yet – but hey, you know you WILL start, you WILL finish, and you WILL be querying in your future). One thing you may want to do… Continue reading Literary Agents Every Aspiring Author Should be Following on Twitter
If you’re like me then you write a lot of fight scenes – I mean A LOT. I write YA epic fantasy that takes place in a world of warriors, wizards and villains. There is going to be a lot ass kicking going on. And if you’re like me you spend a lot of time… Continue reading Writing Fight Scenes – Helpful Info.
While I think ‘said’ doesn’t quite deserve its sometimes problematic reputation, I do admit that it can get overused. Overused a lot and overused quickly. Sometimes I find myself struggling with whether I should use said, something else, nothing at all, or let an action describe that they’re talking/holding a conversation. All writers struggle with it,… Continue reading He Said, She Said, We all Said – Words to use instead of SAID…
The answer for me is yes – and no. With NaNoWriMo in full swing I decided to post some helpful writing tips, grammar help, etc. The first one is a nice big graphic I found on misunderstood words and phrases. For the most part, you think you’d know all of them. I thought that. I thought that… Continue reading Misunderstood Words and Phrases…is it really a big deal?