I’ve learned a few things over the years that have helped me become a better writer. Here are six of them.Read More 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing
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 the interrogation room. She does remember saying that it was an accident, that it was dark and she was alone and when he snuck up on her, she’d […]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.Read More Plot Outline Template: A Novel Deconstructed
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.Read More How I Balance Writing and Blogging in University
“Sometimes,” he said heavily, testing the words on his tongue. When she looked at him, his eyes were far away. “When you grow up in a place like that, your head never truly leaves it.”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 have helped me become a better writer as well. Since my ‘writing’ bookmark folder is huge, that masterlist of links ended up being split into two parts, the first […]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.Read More Writing Advice Masterpost Part 1: Plotting, Characters and World-Building
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 with @tapas_app called HUMAN! It launched yesterday and I’m so proud of it. Check it out here: https://t.co/4eeYGEnLrx — A. C. Wyatt (Alex) (@alexisabooknerd) June 11, 2017Read 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 ol’ rants, but I’ve also written a lot of posts to share what I’ve learned about writing novels. I already a category for writing drop-down menu at the […]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 the door closes behind them. Audrey glances into the kitchen. Past the yellow police tape, she can still see the blood if she looks close enough. Why. She’s […]Read More Story Snippet: March