Quest 1: Decide if you're Pantsing or Plotting Have an idea. Then choose: Want to just start writing and figure out as you go? Pantsing! Want to plan out every detail and then write? Plotting! Quest complete. Quest 2: Finish First Draft. Figure out a writing schedule. Stick to your writing schedule. ??? (usually … Continue reading 10 Quests to Write and then to Publish / General Steps from Writing to Publishing
This is a post I've posted on Reddit recently that I thought I'd put on the blog as well for extra views because it got decently popular for archival reasons. I'm definitely not recycling content. In the end, I'll add on additional thoughts I have regarding the topic. https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/aqma1k/how_to_write_a_character_with_x/ Alright. I'm hoping that showed … Continue reading Writing Workshop: “How to write Characters with ‘X'” [X-Post from Reddit]
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A clumsy, tacky question. It's not a question that many people ask writers but a question I imagine many writers have asked themselves at some point. Why do you write? Why do you write even though your work is shit? Why do you write even though it makes you miserable? Why do you write even … Continue reading Why Do You Write?
Happy New Year! 2016 is almost over (thank god) and 2017 is right around the corner (for some of you it's already 2017)! I thought it might be fun for me to do a quick & dirty review of all the movies/TV I watched this year! Just a head's up, not all of them are … Continue reading Happy New Year! Quick Review of Movies / TV Series I saw in 2016!
Merry Christmas! Jingle bells are ringing! Uncles are drunk and raging! I'm outside with a bat and sending snowmen's heads flying! And the neighborhood children are crying! The police are coming? Hope everyone's having a lovely holiday and if you're in Japan hope you got your bucket of KFC. My first novel, Black Halo: the Witch … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2016!
Hi, it’s me. Your average writer. You might have heard of me from my past works such as… who are we kidding? You have never heard of me. I’m a nobody. But I’m a nobody with some experience. Last time, I posted a blog about 4 Same Stupid Questions I See All the … Continue reading Explaining the 4 Common Answers & Advice Given to Beginner Writers
Let's begin by murdering the elephant in the room with a buckshot, skinning her with a rusty knife, and harvesting her ivory for pristine piano keys--I'm against it. Review trading is a blatant hush-hush among indie writers that some participate without much thought, some with the belief that it's just part of the game, and some with guilt that'd make … Continue reading Walking the Fine Line: Review Trading
Did you ever hear the cries of a blue jay? It sounds like a drunken Tinkerbell screaming for her life. I'm starting out with that because that's apparently how I'll be starting out this morning. On a goddamn Saturday morning no less. You see in my mind, if I wasn't so lazy, I already went … Continue reading a Date with Emily Wolf
These are the 7 things I've learned about writing ever since I decided to pursue a writing career with my first novel! Bet you already knew that because you read the title. 1. Less is Almost Always More Be the guide to your audience's imagination and not the commandant. This is the shortest one of the … Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned About Writing While Writing My First Novel