Hello again, readers! Today I am sharing the first post in a blogging series I'm doing about outlining your novel. Today I'm covering the topic: should I outline? This is for all the pantsers (people who don't outline) who are reading this. (Yes, that does include me.) We typically find ourselves not outlining because we … Continue reading Should I Outline my Novel?
I have known so many writers, including myself, who struggle with writer's block. As a writer, being in a position where you can't think of anything to write about is not exactly a good thing. I have gone through this problem, too, and it's not fun. You get frustrated, tired of trying to come up … Continue reading Writer’s Block and How to Overcome It
God created each human being uniquely, with different personalities. No one person is the same. Therefore their actions, thoughts, and especially their ways of speaking, reflect who they are. They each have distinct character voices. Each and every one of your book characters has their own unique personality, just like people in real life. In … Continue reading How to Write Distinct Character Voices
I recently had someone ask me about my blog and if it was hard at first when I had no followers except friends and family. My answer to the second question was yes. Blogging was, and is, hard, and keeping up with it is even harder. But with faith and persistence (and the four other … Continue reading 4 Things You Need to Know When Starting a Blog
Being a writer isn't just about writing: it's about improving your skills and learning along the way. But some writers struggle with reading. Why should writers read books? One great way to start writing better is to read more. Reading automatically shapes your ability to write and helps you learn how to write better. But … Continue reading Why Should Writers Read Books?
I recently read a book called Gulliver Wimple and the Gems of Dara Mhor by Gary Bower (who, by the way, lives here in Michigan). I highly recommend the book, and to read more about it, you can visit my Book Recommendations post. Gary Bower actually uses a very interesting technique to write this book: he … Continue reading Using Real-Life People as Characters in your Story
Creating relatable characters is one of the most vital parts of writing your story. If readers aren't able to relate to your characters, then the story will be boring for them and then they won't want to read it. So here are a few tips on how you can make your characters as realistic and … Continue reading How to Create Relatable Characters in your Story