Relating to writers

Sometimes, writers need something to relate to. Here's a list of relatable writer-ness: "My imagination is so wild and vivacious that I often find reality to be quite disappointing." -from an unknown Whisper user "The one time you actually feel like writing, you have no clue what to write." -writingproblems #68, Tumblr user "Writers see the world differently. … Continue reading Relating to writers

Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)

“If stubbornness were all that was needed to be a good queen, I'd rule the world.” ― Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire Title: Ice Like Fire Author: Sara Raasch Genre: YA fantasy Pages: 478 Publication date: October 13th, 2015 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers After a great book with a good complete ending called Snow Like Ashes, Sara comes back … Continue reading Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)

Why I write

there's no greater movement inside of me than when their faces shine bright from something I've created from nothing the something may make me cry make me fall into self-doubt but there's beauty from the pain the beauty brings smiles onto people's faces the smiles give me a rushed feeling the rushed feeling beckons me … Continue reading Why I write

Real life in fiction

“Hey,” Jenny asked me one day, “isn’t this character doing like what we talked about the other day?” I glanced over, looking down at the laptop. It had one of my recent stories. I was thinking about expanding it more, but I wasn’t sure at the time. I did recognize the character’s actions though. “Yeah,” … Continue reading Real life in fiction

A fake unknown lie to writers

‘Your stories are amazing,’ Jacob texts me one afternoon. ‘There’s no way it can get better. I tried to find a way and I couldn’t.’ Liar. ‘Send some more stories my way!’ I bite the inside of my bottom lip, trying not to show too much emotion. Even if he’s not in the room to … Continue reading A fake unknown lie to writers

Deadliest phrase for creative people

“Next, let’s critique Robin’s piece.” My college professor smiled as everyone in the class pulled out my piece, except me. I felt their eyes turn to me. It didn't help that we all sat in a circle, facing each other. I had nowhere to hide. My teacher might have said the title of my story … Continue reading Deadliest phrase for creative people

Sneaking around to write

For the last few days, I've been sneaking around. Or at least I feel like it. I have everything I need: iPhone, iPad, and a Mac laptop. Trading between them, I always have something to write on even when I'm supposed to do something else. Nothing can stop me from writing. Writing isn't something I … Continue reading Sneaking around to write

Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Every writer needs critiques. As I’ve posted here before, critiques from beta readers help writers improve their work. But that doesn’t mean that every critique a writer gets is helpful. Critiques point out what may not be working well in a story. But they’re all suggestions. No one has to follow word-for-word with what every … Continue reading Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

My major writing problem

Whenever I write a novel, I come across a major problem. I’ve created this entire world down to the smallest detail. I know where the mountains end and become the flat lands that will meet a river. I can picture where all the enemy camps are. I know the history of many different families for … Continue reading My major writing problem