I’ve got some hobbies that are pretty unusual. I love sewing doll clothes based on books, I work at a science museum in the summer … Continue reading Your Character is Too Different
Ah, childhood. The wonderful, peaceful, completely unstressful part of everyone’s life, right? Because, can you remember even one time in your early childhood that you … Continue reading Why Child Leads are So Misunderstood
To me, characters are essential to a great story. They make the story what it is. They drive the plot and create conflict. They need … Continue reading Creating Characters: Archetypes and Cliches
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
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
Okay, Iâ€™ve been meaning to do this post for awhile, but Iâ€™ve been putting it off because, well, itâ€™s a bit embarrassing that I ever … Continue reading The Perils of Basing Characters on People
That’s a good question. I wish someone actually knew the answer because I sure don’t. I’ve been revisingÂ Book OneÂ since the dawn of time. While that … Continue reading How Does One Revise a Novel?
So I participated in Camp NaNo for the month of April. Not only that, but I started two weeks early with some friends. Goal for … Continue reading I Failed NaNoWriMo (and I’m glad)
Camp NaNoWriMo is officially over. Iâ€™m writing this on the first day of May and Iâ€™m ready to look back on the last week of … Continue reading The End // Camp NaNo Entry #5
Did I just use a clichÃ© in my blog post title? Yes. Yes, I did. I am late posting this. It’s 3pm on Thursday, April … Continue reading Better Late Than Never // Your Words Matter
If you are a writer who has no problem giving trouble to your characters, then I applaud you. When I first began writing, I treated … Continue reading What I Learned About Character Obstacles From Pro Wrestling
Spring-boarding off Irma’s recent post “Should you count words,” I want to address ideal lengths for your writing. The standard break down by word count … Continue reading Lengthy Standards // How Long Should Your Manuscript Be?