Tag: Writing

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”

10 Reasons You Need to Read Young Adult Fiction NOW (Even If You’re an Adult)

As someone who both loves to write and read YA literature, I thought it might be fun to explain the reason why as adult I still love the genre. There may be a lot more reasons to check out the section than you originally… Continue Reading “10 Reasons You Need to Read Young Adult Fiction NOW (Even If You’re an Adult)”

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””

Writing Tips: 3 Reasons You Should End Your Book Series

Maybe you’ve written just a single novel, and you consider that the ending leads to possible sequels. Maybe you’ve written multiple books in the same series and consider that you could continue writing about these characters forever. Maybe you’ve developed a fan-base and think… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: 3 Reasons You Should End Your Book Series”

Book Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

While I read this book a couple years ago, with the movie coming out recently, I considered this a great time to revisit my thoughts on The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicole Yoon. This book is a Young Adult Fiction/Romance, and was… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon”

Short Story Press Release: “Bottlenecked”

Nightmares Are the Gateway to Creativity When I was in my senior year of college, I woke up from nightmares several times a week. After months of this, I decided to do something different than I had done before. Usually I might journal the… Continue Reading “Short Story Press Release: “Bottlenecked””