Good characters can carry a mediocre plot through a whole book.
And by good characters, I don’t mean that they’re all saints…I really mean the opposite.
Characters need to be flawed. The good guys, the baddies, and everyone in between.
This makes them relatable—human. Flaws can turn a two-dimensional character into a living, breathing person. Read More
In this post, the first in a mini-series on character flaws, I’m defining the four kinds of character flaws, and showing you what they might look like!
And you don’t want to miss out on the worksheets that will help you craft your own characters’ flaws and traits!
It’s 2018. It seems kind of crazy that anyone would choose to write by hand, not on a computer.
And yet…here I am. Read More
So you want to share your writing…or at least talk to someone about it…but you’re terrified to do that?
You know that you’ll be a part of that amazing writing community online!
You know it could give you some great new ideas!
You know that it’s important.
But you just can’t do it.
I was this way, too! For…a really long time.
I still am, sometimes.
So I want to help you through it, too! Because being on the other side of it is such a beautiful thing! Read More
It’s time to think up ways you can stay creative even when you aren’t writing!
Some of these activities might even help you find that creative mood again!
I’ve taken the work out of it for you, so now all you have to do is sit down and read this list! :D Read More
You might be in school right now. Or maybe you have your own family. And a job!
BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T WRITE YOUR BOOK!
Whaaaat??! Read More
It takes intention and work, but you can do it!! And here are a few tips for you!
Writers can never have too many resources! I’ve already shared five of my favorite writing resources, but I have more for you! :) Read More
I’ve talked about naming characters twice already, and I still have more to say!
Here are a few things you’ll want to think about when searching for that perfect name for your perfectly flawed character. Your readers will thank you for it! Read More
Music is a must when I’m writing.
Think about it! Movies wouldn’t be the same without the music in the background, subtly (or not so subtly) telling you how to feel about a particular scene.
A writing playlist can totally help you get into your novel. Let’s make one! Read More
Today I want to share a few handy tricks that will make this naming process easier…hopefully.
Do you think that you’re a slow writer? That it just takes so long to get the words onto paper.
You’re not alone.
In fact, there’s a hashtag I see all the time over on Twitter.
So there are many other writers just like you out there! Does that mean that it isn’t frustrating? No. But that’s why I have some encouragement here for you to keep in mind. Read More