Hey, everybody! Wondering how to create the perfect playlist for when you write? This is how I create mine! Multiple Playlists I don’t just have one playlist when I write—I make a bunch! I have playlists for various scenes and emotions. I have an angry playlist, a sad playlist, a combat playlist, a victory playlist,... Continue Reading →
The title is one of the most crucial things to your book’s success. It can draw readers in, or send them away, so it’s important you choose it carefully. These are the things to keep in mind when deciding the title of your book–the things I most considered when choosing the title for my novel, Outliers.
The title needs to mean something to your book. You aren’t going to name your book “Apple”, if it never mentions the fruit once, right? Choose a meaning that reflects your story well. Think about what important words, themes, and symbols are mentioned a lot in your book. For my novel, (to be published this summer!) one of the main reasons I chose the title Outliers, is that an Outlier is a number that stands out, and is often expelled from data. The protagonist and other characters with special abilities…
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Hello, everybody! One of the biggest complaints I hear about not being able to get writing done is distractions, so that's what we're going to talk about today! Here are some tips to help avoid being distracted and get your work done! #1: Music Now, I'll start by saying that I'm lucky enough to not... Continue Reading →
Hey, everybody! 2019 is here, and that means a whole new year of books! Here are the books I’m most excited to read this year (not necessarily that came out this year, but that I plan to read this year)! They aren't in any particular order, and with that said, let's get started! #1: THE... Continue Reading →
Most good books will feature at least one friendship, if not a few, so it’s important to learn how to write them well. Whether the friendship is your main plot or a sub-plot, it’s important to make it believable. Your audience can’t connect with your characters and relate to their friendship if it’s completely unrealistic. Today, I’ll only be talking about platonic relationships, because romantic chemistry and relationships deserves a post of its own, but some of the tips will still apply. Having said that, let’s get started!
It is important to have your characters share some common interests. You can’t be friends with somebody if you have absolutely nothing to talk about or do together. There should be a reason your characters enjoy each other’s company. These interests can be pretty much anything, from science, to boxing, to a love of certain T.V. shows. This can also…
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Hey, everybody! New Year's is only a couple days away and that means resolutions! Most of us make them, but how can we actually stick to our writing goals? Here's some tips! #1: Be Specific With Your Goals You don't just want to say, "I'll get lots of writing done this year." That sounds like... Continue Reading →
Hey, everybody! Christmas is almost here, and I believe I owe you a festive post! I've never done a Holiday writing tag before, so I was super excited to find this one! Thanks to Sophie @ Sophie's Corner for doing the tag (which inspired me to do it myself!) and thanks to Kat @ Life... Continue Reading →
Hello, everybody! I just read "In the Lurch" by Beth Martin recently, and I can't tell you how impressed I am! Goodreads Description: You've been replaced. Once a machine could do as much work as three men, the labor force was quickly replaced by much more efficient androids. As the number of robots grew, jobs... Continue Reading →
I’m sure you hear that writers need to read all the time—but why? Let’s get into the details! Input You can’t have good output without any good input. You won’t be able to write well if you don’t read well! Reading shows you how to form sentences, how stories are structured, how characters develop, what... Continue Reading →