Quick Tip #14: Stuck in a scene or chapter? Try this!
Writing Unique Characters
One of the most important aspects of a story, if not the most important, is your character creation. Characters provide the depth, connection, and relatability that readers are searching for within a book. Even the most intriguing plot falls flat if the characters don’t leap off the page. One of the easiest pitfalls when creating… Continue reading Writing Unique Characters
Little Women: A Book Review of the Classic Novel
Little Women is a classic for a reason. It has been on my to read list for years, especially since I adore the movie. Fierce Jo, sweet Beth, beautiful Meg, and refined Amy. These four girls captured my heart in the film and they did even more so in the book (which is really no… Continue reading Little Women: A Book Review of the Classic Novel
Writing Prompt #19
It was a dark and stormy night. She was thrilled. This was her favorite kind of weather. It was the sunny days you had to watch out for. She shivered at the thought. Interested in getting your short story published? Submit your short story from this prompt using my contacts page and have a chance… Continue reading Writing Prompt #19
How to Write Thrilling Suspense Into Your Novel
Suspense is one of the best ways to keep your readers hooked...but poorly done suspense can make your story fall flat or become way too predictable. Follow these five tips to write exciting and thrilling stories.
Author Spotlight: Ally Carter
Ally Carter is a fantastic author who has written some of my favorite series. I longed to be a Gallagher Girl or travel to Embassy Row or maybe even try stealing my own Monet (kidding). Still, she knows how to weave a story together, creating suspense and thrills within each novel and throughout the whole… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Ally Carter
Quick Tip #13
Quick Tip #13 Writing a novel? This tip is for you!
How to Write a Magic System
Writing a magic system can be fun, interesting, and challenging at times. Each magic system will have its own rules, patterns, quirks, and exceptions. A reader might never know all of them, but it is essential for the author to know each and every one so they can write from a place of knowledge, understanding, and authority.
Join the Wordsmith's NaNoWriMo challenge this November. This challenge will help get the writing juices flowing but hopefully set you up for a manageable pace to keep going.
Quick Tip #11
Writing a villain? Within the first meeting, include these three things to make them terrifying but utterly compelling to readers. A dangerous or “evil” conviction they hold and why Something they have lost as a result Something/someone they love (not obsessed, that’s different) or care about deeply (people are generally best but it still works… Continue reading Quick Tip #11