The first line of a story. Many writers agonize over it, spending hours, days, sometimes month trying to come up with the perfect first sentence. But how important is it really? Some authors believe its perfection is essential. Some believe it matters, but not as much as a lot of writers believe. And some believe… Continue reading Writing That Perfect First Line – How Important Is It?
Most of you may not know, because I’ve never mentioned it before, but Tolkien is one of my all time favorite writers. Lord of the Rings is one of my ‘inspiration’ books. One of the books I read as a kid (I say kid, but I was really like 18) that made me want to… Continue reading Tolkien’s Writing Tips
Querying (for me) is like a layer of hell. You’re taking a piece of your fragile soul, cutting it out of you and sending it off for others to judge. It’s painful! Way way way back when I finished my first book in The Protectors Saga, I dipped my toe into trying to get it… Continue reading Querying – Or Should We Call it Slow Torture?
Wouldn’t it be great if writing was like a normal 9 to 5. You go to work. You get done what needs to get done. And then you go home. But writing isn’t like that – it’s not like that at all. Writing (for me) is based on whim and emotions and environment and a… Continue reading It’s Okay To Step Away
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