Hey, everyone! I’ve recently started a blog, The Teenage Lexicon, for my writing. Because I love writing dialogue and have acquired lots of ideas and methods … Continue reading The Dialogue Diaries: Eavesdropping is Okay
Rejection is a big topic in the writing world. Getting over the fear of your writing being rejected. Rejected by your friends, family, publishers, critics, … Continue reading Own Your Words: How to Deal with Being Embarrassed by Your Old Writing
As you near the end of that draft or near the end of that round of edits, you want nothing more than to plow through … Continue reading The Importance of Taking Things Slow
Hey, everybody! I’m new to the TAJ team (and to blogging in general…) so bear with me here, and I hope you enjoy the post! … Continue reading The Miraculous Plot Schedule and How to Use it Wisely
If you’re not having fun, then you’re doing it wrong. I cherish my time working on a first draft because honestly, anything goes. Do you … Continue reading First Drafts Should Be Fun
We all know that the Internet has quite a few benefits when it comes to writing. But researching and blogging are not the only ones … Continue reading How to Correctly use the Internet as a Writer
I’m just returning from a vacation, so this post will be a quick one 🙂 Obviously, one method of brainstorming blog posts can be to … Continue reading My New Method of Brainstorming Blog Posts
I’ve seen this question come up several times. Since I’ve made it to the other side of editing once with my published novel Martin Hospitality, and … Continue reading How Do You Know When To Stop Editing?
Okay, I’ve been meaning to do this post for awhile, but I’ve been putting it off because, well, it’s a bit embarrassing that I ever … Continue reading The Perils of Basing Characters on People
and how to deal with it. The thing I have struggled with the most during the process of writing my story is constantly feeling discouraged. Losing … Continue reading Being Discouraged.
If you are like me, and you’re creating a long complex series with a lot of different plot points, characters, and settings to keep track … Continue reading Creating A Series Bible
It is something that every writer wants to achieve: Evoking our audience’s emotions when they are reading our books. Especially having actual tears run down … Continue reading How To Perfectly Write Emotional Scenes