Book review – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 3 (Spoiler Free)

"Power does not inhabit a blade without bravery." Title: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 3Author: Akira HimekawaGenre: Fantasy, manga/comic bookPages: 200 pagesPublication date: March 13, 2018 I found The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 3 at a store in Florida, and I picked it up without looking at it much. Only after … Continue reading Book review – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 3 (Spoiler Free)

Common writer mistakes #19

#19 — Starting sections with pronouns When writing longer works, it's good practice to start each chapter or scene with the character's name instead of their pronoun. For example: Rose saw the fire hissing in the distance. vs She saw the fire hissing in the distance. This is for two reasons. 1) The character(s) referenced … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #19

How does a book become a book? – part two

If you missed part one, here's a link. #3 - Editing your manuscript Don't panic, but this can take many rounds. Editing a book is difficult, and sometimes minds will disagree. You're about to dig deep into your work. How is your dialogue? Believable? Does your character's motivations seem valid, true to character? How is … Continue reading How does a book become a book? – part two

What I noticed after 5 sessions at an editing conference

It's strange when you think about how words matter the most to us, but yet we don't talk. We sit still by ourselves. Where's the best place to see without people nearby? We pull out our laptops, phones, and anything else we can distract ourselves with. I mean, we're surrounded by our people yet we … Continue reading What I noticed after 5 sessions at an editing conference

Waiting forever

After writers send their work out to be critiqued, it can feel as if forever stands in front of them. Time has stopped. Even as life goes by, nothing happens. They wait, filled with butterflies. Days and months and years all feel like lifetimes. Perhaps it's because they're nervous. They sent their work - their … Continue reading Waiting forever