Using foreign languages in stories

Not everyone in the world speaks one language, so sometimes your characters shouldn’t either. More books that I read these days mix languages into their stories. They don’t have descriptions of scenery in another language or so, because I might end up throwing the book across the room as I try to decipher letters mixed … Continue reading Using foreign languages in stories

NaNoWriMo saves me

I’ve had writing ambitions for almost my whole life. When I was in 8th grade, I finally had the choice to pick an elective class that wasn’t band and I picked creative writing. I wanted to take anything that had writing in it that year. I was going through a lot at home and writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo saves me

Writing and time

Writing is something I love, but not something I can always do. For a while, I’ve been working forty hours a week. By the time you’re reading this post, I’ll be about halfway through my semester at college with five classes, an internship, working, and keeping up with this blog. I might even be thinking … Continue reading Writing and time

55 Songs to Inspire Creativity

What are we? Writers! What do we need? Musical inspiration! Well, of course. Here’s some of the best songs I’ve found that have either sparked a story inside of me, motivated me to write, or inspired me in general. The ones that inspired me to write are in bold. (I know there’s a bunch of … Continue reading 55 Songs to Inspire Creativity

Writers = fan girls?

After writing the first draft of your book, you need to expand on it. The deeper the story goes, the stronger it will become. Plot holes need to disappear. Characters should develop more. Backstories must appear. There’s a quick way to do all of this too. Fan girl about your book. You read that right. … Continue reading Writers = fan girls?

Every writer needs this

As writers, we don't hear what we need to hear as often as we should. So, I shall tell you. It's amazing that you have an idea for a story. You sat down to write today? Great job! You wrote down a beautiful sentence? You go you! Wrote a paragraph? Fantastic! Wrote a page? Awesome! Wrote … Continue reading Every writer needs this

Positive writing times

There’s this negative aroma around the writing profession sometimes. So, in case you have forgotten recently, I shall enlighten you with some amazing writing facts. More people have been reading than ever before, especially millennials. Which also means more chances of your work being found, read, and liked. It’s all right if you’re writing more … Continue reading Positive writing times

Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Every writer needs critiques. As I’ve posted here before, critiques from beta readers are awesome at helping writers improve their work. However, that doesn’t mean that every critique a writer gets is helpful. Critiques are there to point out what may not be working well in a writer’s story. But they’re all suggestions. No one … Continue reading Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

What a writer needs

Being a writer is a tough job. There are times when we need to buy gifts for ourselves, let our friends get us gifts, or beg our friends and family until they get us something. Either way, there's some creative gifts out there that us writers nee- I mean want.  Writer's block - Every writer experiences … Continue reading What a writer needs