She doesn’t remember the ride to the station, or waiting in a stiff chair for them to call for her. She doesn’t even remember being led into…… Read more “Story Snippet: October”
I wrote my first two novels alongside a very detailed plot outline, and that worked for me; I finished the first draft of my second novel within four months. The thing is, I like structure. I like knowing where my story is going. But my new story is different from everything I’ve written before, and in turn, it requires a new approach to plotting.
And that’s where this comes in: a bare-bones mash-up of every plot outline you’ve seen.
As a busy college kid, I can tell you there’s not a lot of time for extracurricular hobbies. But along the way, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that I’d like to share with you.
“Sometimes,” he said heavily, testing the words on his tongue. When Kennedy looked at him, his eyes were far away. “When you grow up in a place…… Read more “Story Snippet: August”
About a month ago, I wrote a masterpost of all my writing-related blog posts, and then decided to put together a list of links from others that…… Read more “Writing Advice Masterpost Part 2: Revising, Editing and Querying”
A couple weeks ago I promised a list of all the writing resources I’ve come across that have helped me become a better writer. I hope these links can help you as much as they’ve helped me.
As you can probably guess from the title (or if you follow me on Twitter), I just launched a novel with Tapas Media! I created a story…… Read more “Announcement: I launched a story with Tapas!”
I’ve written a lot of posts about writing over the last two (almost three?) years. Some of them are silly and some of them are just plain…… Read more “My Writing Resources Masterpost (First Drafts, Revision, Querying and more)”
“Why?” It’s the first thing her mother’s said since she picked her up from the station. Nothing there, nothing in the car. Not a single word until…… Read more “Story Snippet: March”
Look, editing is hard. I’ve said it many, many times. When you’re starting, it can be incredibly confusing. One person tells you to do this, and another…… Read more “The Editing Style Guide”