Withered writing hand, but I’ll extend it anyway

I’ve been writing-deprived for some time. I wanna get back in the groove, share, flow, pour out whatever this imagination can come up with. But I have some serious frienemies (friend/enemies), these Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3’s: my precious children. I adore them. They’re far more important than writing, but my sleep deprivationContinue reading “Withered writing hand, but I’ll extend it anyway”

Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests

Hunter aesthetic!  Coryn Aesthetic! Chapter 5 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves is here! Check it out on Wattpad! “I shivered, despite the summer heat. What if something happened to me? What if the Blood Thieves got to me? What would that do to my daughter, losing the person closest to her? She barely knewContinue reading “Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests”

WIP JOY: Should You Share Your Work-In-Progress?

I have a current WIP that I’m so excited about, I just want to share it with someone! But, there’s a few things holding me back: 1.) What if I Wattpad it, adding each chapter, but then when I revise it, the story changes a lot? Or if I encounter something later on that wouldContinue reading “WIP JOY: Should You Share Your Work-In-Progress?”

Killing Your Characters

So killing off characters in your story: is it fun for you, or torture? I’ve been on both sides of this fence, and I can say that now, it’s leaning toward more fun. For me, there’s something about the shock of it, the later oh-so-hoped for justice, the real-ness it adds to the danger andContinue reading “Killing Your Characters”

Writing Tip Wednesday: Two Creative Writers Are Better Than One

If you think your idea is original, think again. No matter how original your idea may seem to you, someone’s probably already come up with it. That happened with me and a novel I started with a teen whose paintings could become real. Surprise, surprise: someone already wrote a novel with a MC who hasContinue reading “Writing Tip Wednesday: Two Creative Writers Are Better Than One”

Make Your Protagonist Problematic Tip 1: Fear

Your protagonist has to have at least one fear that needs to be squashed throughout her journey. Whether it’s the fear of failing, or the fear of losing a loved one (like Katniss from Hunger Games), the fear needs to be real, relatable, and a reminder to her and your audience at crucial moments. TheContinue reading “Make Your Protagonist Problematic Tip 1: Fear”