One of my favorite shops to visit is the bookstore. It is super easy to get lost inside the scenery of shelves and words. It is nearly unbelievable how many different stories surround all at once. Recently, I went to my nearest Barnes & Noble in seek of new authors and stories. Thankfully, I had … Continue reading My Barnes & Noble Book Haul
How can we write timeless stories? How can we create stories people want to read over and over again that never seem to go out of style? One of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen, strives for timeless stories by excluding modern inventions and technological advances from storyline. Other than her most recent addition of text … Continue reading How Should Text Messages Be Written In Books?
One of the perfect settings for a summer romance is the beach. The sand, ocean waves, and sunscreen scent is a landscape that marvels in the months of June, July, and August. A lot of possibility lives on the coast. It hides itself inside of curled seashells and dances in the jet stream wind of … Continue reading What Should The Setting Of Your Story Be?
Verbs help a story progress and enables the character to move from one scene to the next. Verbs enter all storylines, many of them developing into overused language. With a few verb updates and swaps, your writing can improve and supercharge with a shimmering energy. English and writing websites have posted the lists of the … Continue reading The Best Verbs To Use In Writing
Infographics provide an excitement and "newness" factor that a paper and pencil list simply can't exceed. Today, I will be sharing with you a carefully crafted list of infographics that writers should make a priority to read before they outline and write their next book. These infographics do not consist of the typical tossed tricks … Continue reading Infographics To Read Before You Write Your Next Book
Before I write the first word of my novel, I have to know the names, both first and last, of each character. At least of the immediate characters who will play the most prominent roles. It is almost as if my character is not fully developed and "born" without a name. Ask yourself, are you … Continue reading What Should I Name My Character?
October has come and gone, but its spookiness lives and thrives in published stories and novels throughout the other eleven months. Ghosts and goblins are never afraid to present themselves in the middle of February or through the nights of June. Each story genre comes with its own set of rules, standards, and writing technique. … Continue reading The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller
Christmas lights make the month of December glow in nostalgic ways. It is the most luminous and beautiful 31 days of the year. Lights are a common scene to see as you drive down the street or walk through your neighborhood. As popular as holiday cheer and lights are this time of year, the ways … Continue reading Creative Ways To Describe Christmas And Its Lights
Composed in this blog post are thirteen frequently asked questions in which I have been asked personally, have witnessed others ask, or have unveiled during research. Taking each question, I answered each one based off careful consideration and my own writing experiences. Frequently asked questions are common amongst many subjects. From cooking to clay sculpting, … Continue reading 13 Writing Questions: Asked & Answered
Song writing and inspiration go hand in hand. The written word is one way that can influence song writing. Poems about love can inspire love songs, while poetry that yearns for something can create music that also features a sense of loss and wishing. In this blog, I will feature a variety of classic poems … Continue reading Poems To Inspire Song Writing