Writer Tips

I Challenge YOU to Get Better at Writing in Just 5 Minutes!

I've been thinking recently about how anyone so rarely puts into practice what bloggers teach. For example, when I read a writing post I might skip through it, nod along with the facts, and comment how it was a great post, and then go about my day. But...that really didn't do anything, did it? I know, that sounds weird, but hear me out.

Writer Tips

Top 10 Writing Resources You Need to Check Out

HEY GUYS! Have you ever had a writing problem that you couldn't fix and didn't know where to turn to for help? Today I'm going to be recommending to you 5 writing websites, and 5 writing books which will up your writing game like nothing else. Let's get started! *Also, a HUGE thank you to Tori for requesting this post!!! (I'm not sure if you have a blog-if so, let me know and I will 100% link to you!)

Scenes

Is Your Emotional Dialogue Falling Flat? Here’s How to Fit It!

Have you ever written a deep scene that happens between characters that just...falls flat? All the dialogue is corny, mushy, and incredibly cheesy. Not the most appetizing combo for second breakfast (or for reading, for that matter). So, today, I'm going to be sharing with you 4 solid steps + an example scene on how to build up a structure for the deep conversations your characters have in a way that won't make it sound so cheesy! *Also, a HUGE thank you to Joy from her blog, Joy Caroline, for requesting this post!!! I totally enjoyed writing this!

Characters, Scenes, Writer Tips

3 Writing Distractions All Writers Have + How To Avoid Them

Every story has a point to it. There's always some sort of impending doom looming menacingly at the protagonist, which the entire story will lead up to.  And yet often times we find ourselves...well, getting distracted from it. It's way too easy to wedge a party in there ("For some excitement," we tell ourselves) or throw in a dance-off battle scene ("For epic-ness,") or even an entire new epic character half-way through the book ("For comic-relief,"). While on the outside these things seem fun, they're actually damaging your story.  Today we're going to be looking at 3 different distractions writers have, and how to avoid them! Let's get started!