Self-Evaluation of Writing

In light of some comments and thoughts expressed during #PitMad on Twitter yesterday, I wanted to share some lessons I've learned through the writing and querying process. I've seen a lot of people, not just during this recent pitching session, but in general, speaking of how discouraged they feel about their writing when they see … Continue reading Self-Evaluation of Writing

Becoming a Master Puppeteer — From Writer to Published Author

Writing is a long and complicated process. Most people think that you just have to sit at a table with a notebook and pen/pencil, or a typewriter, or a laptop and just word away the hours. And then get published. But in reality, it's so much more than that. I never realized how much work … Continue reading Becoming a Master Puppeteer — From Writer to Published Author

GENRE ~ What Christian Writers Should Be Aware Of

  As Christians, we are called to glorify God in all that we say and do. As Christian writers, this calling extends into the work that we create, whether it's fiction or nonfiction. As someone who hasn't written nonfiction, I will not be discussing that branch of literature—though I'm sure it's obvious how one could … Continue reading GENRE ~ What Christian Writers Should Be Aware Of

Why Christians Should Not Read Smut

If you're reading this, I'm already surprised. Why? Because most people will probably a) not read because they're afraid I might get explicit because of the title, b) don't want to be preached at, c) already think they know what I'm going to say and not read it anyway. However, if you are reading this, … Continue reading Why Christians Should Not Read Smut

Writing Tropes Part 6: Secret Princess

Here we come to the second to last installment in this writing mini-series! Today, let's talk about another of the minor writing tropes: Secret Princess. The Secret Princess is either one of the main characters or is one of the secondary characters in the story that interacts with the main character at one point during the … Continue reading Writing Tropes Part 6: Secret Princess

Writing Tropes Part 5: The Hero

And we're back with another installation in this mini-writing help series! May I present one of the most common character tropes in writing: The Hero The Hero: They're the protagonist. Almost always right, are friends with all the good guys, and a perfect person with little flaws. Usually have good skill sets (though they're usually … Continue reading Writing Tropes Part 5: The Hero