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 →

Dealing With Negative Reviews

So, you've read some of your negative reviews or plan to. There's probably a big ball of emotions in your head right now, which is understandable--this book is your baby. How could somebody not like your baby? But how you deal with it matters most. That's why today we'll be talking about how to deal... Continue Reading →

Should You Read Reviews of Your Book?

A lot of authors struggle with whether they should read their reviews. Some authors read them, and the results are far from great. Other authors avoid reading any reviews, and suffer from a lack of feedback-based improvement. So...What should you do? Is there a middle ground? Personally, I think that reading at least some is... Continue Reading →

Writer & Reader Lingo

It can be difficult to understand all of the lingo for reading and writing communities and platforms. What on Earth is a WIP? What about an MC? What's bookstagram? I know I struggled with it at first. Here are some of the important words and abbreviations you need to know! Abbreviations WIP: Work In Progress... 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 Genre is Your Book?

Hey, everybody! How you categorize and promote your book is crucial to making it successful, so today we're going to talk about selecting that all-important genre for your book! Let's jump right in! Look At Similar Titles  What are some titles with a similar story/feel to your book? While I'm sure your story is fantastic... Continue Reading →

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 →

Writing Rituals (A Tag)

Hey everybody! Today I will be doing a writing tag that I really liked--It was started by Mandi Lynn and Kim Chance. We'll be talking about different writing rituals today, so let's dive right in! When do you write? I write whenever possible. Sometimes I'll write for a half hour if I have time in... Continue Reading →

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