Writing can often seem like a solitary occupation, and for a new writer this can be discouraging. Sometimes it feels like you’re writing in a
I’m directing a play at school and have been at rehearsals every day this week until late. Please enjoy this ever-popular post from NaNoWriMo 2016.
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Ever since my eyes were opened to the importance of Point of View (POV), I’ve paid close attention to narrative voice whenever I write as well as read. I’m happy to share my observations, with a focus on books that dare to push POV boundaries.
When I first got into this industry, I didn’t even realize that author/illustrator school visits were a thing! I had so much to learn about
I am always looking for new and exciting tools to help with my writing. While editing my latest novel I came across the Hemingway Editor.
“The writer has to take the most used, most familiar objects — nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs — ball them together and make them bounce.” —
The school year is upon us, folks! As some of us gear up to get our kids ready again, let’s sharpen our structure skills with
One aspect to world building which is crucial in any speculative fiction is deciding on the magic system of the world. This expands beyond the
Even if you don’t have as much BIC time or that laser focus, there are still many valuable ways to be productive during these summer months.
One of my favorite world building tips comes from Victoria Schwab. In her “On Worldbuilding” video she says that as an author, we are only
Guest Post by Rebecca Crockett A few months ago I had an incredible opportunity to discuss my work with a high-level editor at a well-known