Category: Writing

Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Writing Prompts To Improve Your Writing

1. Keeps You Writing Consistently You may be at the beginning stages of a novel or in the editing phase. The great thing about writing prompts is they keep you writing, no matter what stage you’re at. All writers must practice their craft in… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Writing Prompts To Improve Your Writing”

Fiction Friday #3: Write the Prompt With Me!

The Prompt This week’s writing prompt is brought to you by Prompturarium.wordpress.com. They have a lot of great writing prompt ideas on their site that you should definitely check out if you’re interested. I tweaked this one a little (changed 23 years to 10… Continue Reading “Fiction Friday #3: Write the Prompt With Me!”

Writing Tips: Overusing Figurative Language In Fantasy Writing

I’ve been trudging through the book The Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid, a Fantasy children’s chapter book. So far it’s about a kid named Will who lives in a world where a lot of people, including his twin sister, are being kidnapped without… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Overusing Figurative Language In Fantasy Writing”

Fiction Friday #2: Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

The Prompt The prompt this week comes from author Tomi Adeyemi, who wrote Children of Blood and Bone. Fantastic book by the way. Definitely check it out if you haven’t. Part of the fun is writing a piece for yourself too! Challenge yourself to… Continue Reading “Fiction Friday #2: Flash Fiction Writing Prompt”

Writing Tips: Why You Should Write Down Your Dreams

After a night of crazy dreams, I wrote them in my journal and thought, Wow, this would be a really great story. This isn’t the first time I’ve had this thought, and it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve used my dreams and nightmares… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Why You Should Write Down Your Dreams”

Writing Tips: 5 Tips For Writing a First Draft

1. Keep Moving Forward (Don’t Edit Prematurely) The number one reason I hear when people talk about why they can’t write is, “I just can’t finish because I keep going back to edit what I’ve written.” Editing your book before finishing a full draft… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: 5 Tips For Writing a First Draft”

Writing Tips: 23 Questions For Character Building

Character building is more than just appearances. Here are a list of 23 questions to ask for every character you’re writing — for any genre. As well as some examples to help get your thought process flowing. 1. What Is Their Earliest Memory? with… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: 23 Questions For Character Building”

Fiction Friday #1: Flash Fantasy Writing Prompt

I thought it would be interesting to start doing a “fiction” Friday, where I freewrite from a creative prompt for 30 minutes. I’ve posted the prompt below. If you’d like to write one too, by all means do! Comment below where your imagination took… Continue Reading “Fiction Friday #1: Flash Fantasy Writing Prompt”

Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Ugly Character Descriptions

I recently read the lines, “she bit her cinnamon raisin toast with her large front teeth” from The Magicians by Lev Grossman. How visual! How simple! And yet I could picture the scene as both repulsive and annoying. This got me thinking. What if… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Ugly Character Descriptions”

Short Story Press Release: “Red”

The second installment of the Nightmare Series is now available for Amazon Kindle. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s also available for free! Background for “Red” “Red” takes place entirely on the train commute to work. Though originating from a dream, this story is… Continue Reading “Short Story Press Release: “Red””