To writers who fear the first draft

Dear writers who are afraid of the first draft, It's all right. As cliché as it might sound, we've all been there with a blank page hovering in front of us. Uneven plot lines. Characters with blue eyes one page and brown eyes twenty pages later. Ideas swarm around in our heads, but none make … Continue reading To writers who fear the first draft

15 questions to build stronger characters

Strong characters—main and side characters—can bring your story to life. They're hard to write but worth it to help readers stay immersed in your story. Here are fifteen questions to help build your characters: What is the second thing your character wants the most?What social media would be your character's favorite? How would they use … Continue reading 15 questions to build stronger characters

Happy 4-year anniversary!

Happy four years! This last year has gone by so fast. So far, I've published 430 posts on this blog, which seems like so much. When I first started, I never expected my blog to make it this far. I also didn't expect to still be doing it for so long. I want to thank … Continue reading Happy 4-year anniversary!

Dear California

Dear California,I can’t get you out of my mind.What is it like with all thatgreen and opportunities to spare? Dear California,Are the constellations still in your eyes?Or have you fed us enough lies?Am I really a no one to the moon? Dear California,Reality is not all what it seems.But I hear your laughter three states … Continue reading Dear California

POV talk: 3rd person

There are many POVs with questions surrounding all of them. I want to break them all down and discuss the biggest concerns in different posts. Today, I'll talk about 3rd person POV. 3rd person 3rd person has the most variety out of all POVs. There are three types: 3rd omniscient, 3rd objective, and 3rd limited. … Continue reading POV talk: 3rd person

POV talk: 2nd person

There are many POVs with questions surrounding all of them. I want to break them all down and discuss the biggest concerns in different posts. Today, I'll talk about 2nd person POV. 2nd person 2nd person is one of my favorite POVs to read. When it's done well, it creates a powerful story. It addresses … Continue reading POV talk: 2nd person

Ghostly goodbye

I whispered to the wind because there’s nothing left.No words I could sayto bring your soul back around. I mumbled goodbyeand pretended you said it backbecause that’s easier than the truthof hearing silence. Copyright © Robin LeeAnn

Book review – Rage is a Wolf (Spoiler Free)

"You know, I think I've always thought that it'll be okay. Someone will save us. I'll still go to college, get some job, and have some life. Someday we'll stop fighting each other. We'll stop chopping down the rainforests and filling the water with chemicals. Girls won't have to get home early and never walk … Continue reading Book review – Rage is a Wolf (Spoiler Free)

POV talk: 1st person

There are many POVs with questions surrounding all of them. I want to break them all down and discuss the biggest concerns in different posts. Today, I'll talk about 1st person POV. 1st person 1st person is intimate between the reader and the main character (MC). You get front row seats through the MC's eyes. … Continue reading POV talk: 1st person