Citadels and Coppices ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 6

One of the most crucial parts of any story aside from characters and plot is world-building. Now, this differs greatly depending on what you're writing. Naturally, you're going to handle world-building in a very different fashion if you're writing historical fiction versus fantasy. I'm going to address both methods since the biggest different only depends … Continue reading Citadels and Coppices ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 6

The City of Snow & Stars Book Review + Interview with Author

Trinia’s Gift is the ability to duplicate herself perfectly in mind and body yet, every time she uses it, she feels like she loses another piece of her soul. Her abusive and power-hungry father, Caderyn, wishes to exploit her gift to create an army that obeys his command and rebuild the Airgíd Empire that fell … Continue reading The City of Snow & Stars Book Review + Interview with Author

The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

Here we are for the 5th installment in this writing tips miniseries! As usual, if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can read them here. I do apologize in the pause between updates, life happened. But anyway, one of the most crucial aspects to any story is your cast. Your plot and your setting and your … Continue reading The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

First Leg ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 3

Long time no see! I've been crazy busy with editing my book and school and haven't had time to write the next installment, so I do apologize! But anyway. This is similar to the last post, which was talking about the importance of first lines. If you've missed the previous installment, you can read it … Continue reading First Leg ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 3

Going on an Adventure ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 1

"Start a novel is like opening a door on a misty landscape; you can see very little, but you can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing." Iris Murdoch Writing a book—or a short story—is very much a challenging process, especially if attempting it for the first time. Generally, any story starts with an … Continue reading Going on an Adventure ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 1

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