I always end up listening to people's words and writing them down. It's worse when I'm in class. I'll be sitting down, writing notes or a blog down, and somehow I hear a great line to write down. My margins are filled with other people's words. They're diagonal and lopsided. I can't even remember where … Continue reading A writer habit
Sometimes the world may be against you. Everything may seem to fall apart as if you can’t get anything done. But even writing down three words is progress towards a goal. Three more strokes of a painting. Three more pages of a book. A little bit a day can go a long way.
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” - Stephen King Adverbs have become some of the most hated words in the English language, especially for writers. Although, it's hard to see how adverbs slow stories down sometimes. Popular adverbs include: particularly usually simply quite little finally accidentally fast As a tip, duplicate the story … Continue reading Writing adverbs
Sometimes a good story doesn't come nor get written quickly. It can seem as if we're sitting for days, waiting for something to happen. But - remember - that something good never pops up instantly. It takes time. After some time passes, you'll see how brilliant your story is and so will others.
Overworking is easy for a writer. Writers are constantly thinking of poetic lines and/or story developments. After a while, our stories can get mixed up and everything written comes out forced. But is it even possible for a writer to take a break? Kind of. We can psychically stop writing down stories or ideas. We … Continue reading Writing breaks
As a writer, story ideas always flow in and out of me. They sometimes come at inconvenient times like showers when I can’t write anything down. I memorize the words, repeating them over and over until I can get some written down. Those words are never as good as the originals. Some ideas flow out … Continue reading The Best Ideas for Stories
Sometimes I think it's good to look back at where you came from. For me, I started as a small girl in Dallas. I tried writing a novel about puppies with super powers in a Captain Jack Sparrow journal. I handwrote many chapters that took up about half the journal before I quit. I had a … Continue reading Writing origins
I'll let you in on a secret: You’re going to be someone’s favorite author one day. One of your characters will be someone’s favorite character. Someone’s going to debate the best way to cosplay as one of your characters. Someone’s going to quote you. Someone will have a tattoo of your words. Someone’s going to … Continue reading Writer Motivation
“No, it's not, Holmesy. You pick your endings, and your beginnings. You get to pick the frame, you know? Maybe you don't choose what's in the picture, but you decide the frame.” ― John Green, Turtles All the Way Down Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Genre: YA fiction Pages: 304 Publication date: October … Continue reading Book review – Turtles All the Way Down (Spoiler Free)
Over the past year, I read almost fifty books. Thanks to college, I probably read more than that. With so many great stories, it was difficult to choose one to look back on for 2017. So, instead, I chose a whole list of them. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) - Ransom Riggs This … Continue reading Books of the Year (2017)