Uncategorized, Writing Advice

Writing the Weather Pt. 2: Descriptive Words & Phrases

Hi, all. Last Thursday we touched on bringing the weather to life in your stories. As promised, today I have put together a few lists of words, phrases, and actions to help you describe the weather in your stories. This is by no means a complete list, and so I hope as you read through… Continue reading Writing the Weather Pt. 2: Descriptive Words & Phrases

Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized

10 Things to Do When You Aren’t Writing

Hey, guys! Hope your Summer has been enjoyable, inspiring, and productive. During Camp NaNo, one of my biggest struggles was to keep myself interested in my WIP. My plot changed a hundred times. My characters switched personalities. But I knew that deep down at the core of it all, I still had a fantastic story… Continue reading 10 Things to Do When You Aren’t Writing

Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized, Writing Advice

Plotting is Very Useful (yet sometimes pointless.)

Camp Nano is OVER! *wipes sweat from brow* The past four weeks have been a whirlwind of discovery for me as a writer (and creative person as a whole,) and over the next month, I intend to share with you some nuggets I've unearthed along the way. If you read my last post, you’ll know… Continue reading Plotting is Very Useful (yet sometimes pointless.)

Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized, Writing Advice

How To Start A Project (before you know plot, POV, or characters’ personalities)

Day 6 of Camp NaNoWriMo My writing sucks. The characters aren't behaving like themselves. My prose is flat, unimaginative, but worst of all? I can't figure out whose eyes I want the reader to see through. We've all been there. You've heard me say it before and I will say it again—perfectionism is a plague… Continue reading How To Start A Project (before you know plot, POV, or characters’ personalities)

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I Went To a Writers’ Group and Here’s What I Found

It's good to be back! (but now I must go...) This last week, I held off on scheduling my Thursday post in advance, counting on my Wednesday-night Writers' Group experiences to give me all the material I would need. . .but then Tuesday's storm hit like The God of Thunder himself struck his lightning hammer… Continue reading I Went To a Writers’ Group and Here’s What I Found

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Controlling the Camera of Your Narration (Introducing new angles)

For any of you who followed my last post (a writing prompt to base a short story on a song,) and were looking forward to my short story based off Hotel California by the Eagles, I wanted to mention that this last week has been very busy and I did not get around to putting the… Continue reading Controlling the Camera of Your Narration (Introducing new angles)

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How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting

Writers sometimes struggle with painting emotional depth and breadth into their work. They can picture the pain on someone’s features, feel their characters's agony. Then when they hand their precious words over to someone else, they might find themselves faced with the news: “Sorry, it's great but, I’m just not feeling it.” How do you… Continue reading How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting