How to Create Your Writing Playlist

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 →

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My 5 Favourite Parts of the Writing Process

Hey, everybody! Now that OUTLIERS is out, I wanted to share my top five favourite parts of the writing process! These are in no particular order—let’s get started! #1: Outlining Yes, yes, I know. Cue the gasps of shock and disbelief. But, I actually love outlining. It really gets me excited about all my ideas... Continue Reading →

Should Writers Use the Internet?

A lot of writers swear against having internet connection at all when writing, but personally, I'm all for it. Should you use the internet while you write? These are my 3 reasons fr using it, so hopefully they'll help you decide. #1: Music I love listening to music when I write, and Youtube makes it... Continue Reading →

Opening Your Editorial Letter

Deep breathes. It's all going to be okay. If you've got that editorial letter sitting in your inbox, just remain calm, and read these tips for opening it. Before You Open It The most important thing to remember is that this is all about improving your story. The hardships of editing are the sacrifice you... Continue Reading →

Self-Publishing: Pros & Cons

As I've begun the process of professional editing, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my reasons for self-publishing. I'm not self-publishing because I'm lazy or impatient--I've been working on this book for five years, so trust me, I want what's best for it. I'm not self-publishing because I'm worried about... Continue Reading →

Outline Your Novel & Stay Creative

To outline or not to outline? There's a big debate between writers. Some argue that it takes away the creativity of writing. Personally, I love outlining. It creates a tighter story and characters, which means less work revising. But, aside from those benefits, I actually--gasp--enjoy outlining. I outline in a way that still makes me... Continue Reading →

Setting the Scene

Setting the scene is something many writers struggle with. Alas, it must be done. Characters can't just be running around in white space, right? Here are some tips to help you conquer scene-setting. Why Set the Scene? In order for readers to visualize your story, your characters need to clearly be somewhere. Your readers need to be... Continue Reading →

How to Write Realistic Friendships

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.... Continue Reading →

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