Naming a book character is the equivalent to naming a baby or pet. Selecting the name comes with a thought process and plenty of lists to sift through, crossing off the lesser choices but keeping the best options. In the outlining process, I give each character a name before I begin writing. Otherwise, they remain … Continue reading Tips, Infographics, & Idea Generation For Naming Your Next Book Character
The Cut On July 6, 1907, a talented artist was born. Mexican-native, Frida Kahlo's history, stories, and art are continuously celebrated today. Her paintings were influential and many famous pieces of work are found in galleries across the world. During my junior year of college, I spent approximately two months researching and studying Frida Kahlo. … Continue reading What Frida Kahlo’s Art Can Teach Us
I just finished reading Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. In addition to the delicious, cute appeal of heart-shaped waffles on the cover, there are some great sentences tucked inside this story. I gathered and compiled some of the greatest. Keep in mind, this post does contain spoilers. Side Note: Follow me on Goodreads … Continue reading The Best Lines In Book ‘Tell Me Three Things’ By Julie Buxbaum
Closing your laptop and sliding your phone away might be part of your writing routine. Avoiding distractions and leaving you to the words that spill from mind to paper is how many people like their stories to unfold. Not every writer strives for the quick succession of keyboard taps. No matter your writing surface, writing … Continue reading Keep These Websites Bookmarked During Your Next Writing Session
Students and writers alike have heard it before. Even glossy posters inside classrooms have boasted the phrase. Cue the hand movements and air quotes because - "Said is dead!" Creative writing instructors have taught that "said" is overused and to avoid the speech tag. Some use of it is allowed, but an over abundance can … Continue reading Said, Declared, Exclaimed – Sharpen Your Speech Tags & Dialogue
pmstudio.com Listening to music while writing (and even sometimes editing,) can help me to stay focused. Any lyric sung can unexpectedly inspire an idea. If you are also an avid music listener while writing, then this post is perfect for you. "There's no goodbyes, only usSo I will followHold you close standing on the edge … Continue reading Poetry Prompts Inspired By Zayn’s Discography
One of my favorite things about each season are the types of scenery and photo-worthy moments the time of year offers. Autumn is perfect for capturing colorful leaves, winter is best for snowy landscapes, spring is great for flowers, and summer is amazing for all things sunshine, travel, and outdoors. Today, June 15th, is National … Continue reading Photography Prompts On National Nature Photography Day
At nightI envision my houseFloating,Attached to a cometBy silver string,Silver like a spider's web,But more beautiful,Charming,ExquisiteLike stars and diamonds.Tethered toExpensive threadI'm attached to a comet,My home's foundationTucked in an unknownGalaxyAs silence prevailsAnd refuses to beTainted with.Dark wraps my windowEnveloped,Like a love letter.
Metallic eclipse,Roaming across the sun.They think it is the moon.Shadow grass,Rays scoop awayLike a lensTwisting from aTelescope.A junebug rain.
A storyline will shift and change as you begin writing and dive deeper into the story. Switching your perspective and the protagonist can produce an entirely different narrative. Just imagine if Harry Potter was written in first person point of view or even from the mind of Voldemort. While outlining a piece of writing, deciding … Continue reading Establishing The Best Point Of View For Your Story