Not all stories are told from just one point of view. There may be multiple characters, which shift in perspective, or multiple characters in different, distinguishable settings and circumstances. These stories have what's called dual timelines. Even though there is more than one perspective, these are not two different stories put together. They work together … Continue reading How to Write Dual Timelines
I recently read this awesome article by K. M. Allan about how to reduce word count. As someone who never writes concisely and always ends up with tons of details and extra words that aren't necessary (probably like now), this was super helpful. Happy reading! 5 Ways To Reduce A Big Word Count - K. … Continue reading Reblog: 5 Ways To Reduce A Big Word Count – K. M. Allan
Hello everyone! As you might know from a previous post, I spent some time in Cambridge, England and I am now home. I am partaking in the Masters of Studies in Creative Writing. This will serve as a special post, and a shoutout to some of the amazing poets who lectured there this week! J. … Continue reading Hello from Cambridge!
No matter what type of world you're creating for a story in mind, whether it be an alternate history or an epic high fantasy or the Next Great American Novel, you have to incorporate at least some aspects of worldbuilding. Even genres such as literary fiction require a distinct setting and characteristics, and careful outlining … Continue reading Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)
I'm excited to announce that my guest post "Pros and Cons of Using Fiction Writing Platforms" will be published on the Orange Blossom Publishing blog soon! When it's put up, I'll be sure to include the link in my next post coming up this weekend. In the meantime, here is the website and the blog … Continue reading Guest Post with Orange Blossom Publishing Coming Up!
Photo by Kei Scampa on Pexels.com Young Adult (YA) literature has definitely become a booming industry. And with all the YA books coming out, I've seen a lot of blogs dedicated to reviewing these books, navigating the genre and its tropes, or writing YA in general. And in the spirit of this series where I … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (YA Edition)
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com While in college, I took a creative writing minor that required me to workshop my work a lot. I'm grateful the experience, even if it was nerve-wracking at first to showcase my work. But throughout all of my classes, we would often talk about what makes writing good. If you've … Continue reading Here’s Why These Factors Make Good Fiction Writing
Rejections Aren't Reflections Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Life, especially a writer's life, is filled with rejection. If you're not reading the tons of blog posts talking about facing rejection as a writer and how to deal with it, you're probably reading the posts that talk about writers who faced the same rejection before succeeding. … Continue reading Why Great Books Are Rejected