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.
Read more "Writing Advice Masterpost Part 1: Plotting, Characters and World-Building"
Characters are a big thing for me. I mean, duh—I’m a writer. But I’ve always had a special spot in my heart for character. Above all else, I’ll go for a good character. I don’t care if the plot’s crap and the drama is juvenile—if I love the character, I can waste hours of my […]
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I finished my second novel a little over a week ago. It took me four months, in which I stressed myself out to the max by trying to juggle NaNoWriMo, senior year midterms, and losing two chapters five hundred words from the end, but finally, I finished it. I went through this once before with […]
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The book recommendations return, just in time for the end of NaNoWriMo!
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“Oh, you’re a writer? What do you write about?” Answer: THINGS.
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I’ve been down this writerly road several times. Revisions aren’t not easy. You might think it’ll be easy and you’ll be done in a few days, but yeah, no. Inevitably, there will be a lot of junk food consumed and tears shed, but you don’t have to let it take over. Here are a few ways to make sure revising doesn’t make you lose your marbles.
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I’ve got 99 problems and all of them have to do with me being a nerd.
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So, last week, this hashtag, #VeryRealisticYA, was created by @ABoredAuthor (aka John Hansen), and it caught the online writing community by storm. The tweets people sent in were hilarious. (I’m too lazy to embed them, but if you want to see some of them you can go here, here or here.) But although the hashtag […]
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I’m a feminist. This might be very obvious to the (few) people who follow me, but I’m a feminist. Yeah. I know someone somewhere will sigh when they read this and shake their head, so I’m going to start off by giving you a few definitions of feminism. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary: noun (fem·i·nism \ˈfe-mə-ˌni-zəm): […]
Read more "Writing Strong Female Characters: Feminism in Fiction"