How to be a More Sustainable Writer

Last week we talked about how to live more sustainably as a reader, so today we're going to touch on ways you can do that as a writer! Little steps make a big difference, so let's get into the small changes we can all make as writers! Go Digital Wherever Possible So, I know I... Continue Reading →

Redeeming Villains: Why it Goes Awry So Often

We see a lot of redeemed villains, I think especially in younger or more uplifting stories. It can be great if it's done right, but...why is it done wrong so often? A villain can really make or break a book, and a poorly redeemed villain just sours the whole story for me. That being said,... Continue Reading →

Do You Need a Prologue?

Hey, everybody! I've been reading a lot of books that use prologues lately. Many writers include unnecessary prologues, or struggle with whether to include one. Here are some questions to consider when debating a prologue! Does it Add to the Plot? This one is probably the most important, so we’re going to talk about it... Continue Reading →

What Should I Write About?

A lot of people struggle with this. I have the drive to write, I've learned a bunch of writing techniques, I've made room in my schedule...But what should I write about? Getting a story idea is kind of important for writing a story, so I'm here to give you 5 tips for coming up with... Continue Reading →

4 Tips For Writing About Mental Health

Hey, everybody! Mental health issues impact a lot of people, and it’s important to represent them accurately in fiction. Here are some tips to help you write about mental health—let’s get started! Motivation What’s your motivation for writing about mental health issues? Is it to eliminate stigmas? Provide clarity? Be realistic to your characters and... Continue Reading →

5 Tips For Writing the Past

Last week I talked about the future, so I figured that it's only natural to talk about the past this week. These are my five most important tips for writing the past, so let's get started! #1: Do Make The Speech Robotic I notice this a lot in historical fiction, and it really takes away from... Continue Reading →

5 Tips For Writing the Future

Writing stories set in the future can be complicated, and you have to make sure you've done enough world-building. My novel, Outliers, (to be published this summer) is set a couple hundred years in the future, and a lot of the books I read are set in the near or distant future, so I was especially... Continue Reading →

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