*Knock, Knock* Metaphors Begin Inside A Character’s Home

If someone took a step inside your home, front porch to foyer, what would a visitor see? What colors would be noticed first and what is the primary interior style? What is the most significant part of your house that makes it home? Without knowing who you are, a lot can be assumed by one's… Continue reading *Knock, Knock* Metaphors Begin Inside A Character’s Home

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No Matter The Weather: Integrating Nature’s Forces Into Your Story

Using the weather, its elements, and conditions isn't something new. Our beloved writers from the beginning of time have taken inspiration from cloudy skies, thunderstorms, and blizzards. Remember to get the weather in your damn book - weather is very important."Ernest Hemingway Weather captures the environment and illustrates the mood and tone, relating to the… Continue reading No Matter The Weather: Integrating Nature’s Forces Into Your Story

The Best Articles & Takeaways From The Writer’s Chronicle Magazine

There are many writing magazines a literature enthusiast can subscribe to. One type of writing magazine I enjoy is The Writer's Chronicle, a publication packed with publishing opportunities, interviews, tips, discussions, ideas, and more. I managed to get my hands on ten copies of The Writer's Chronicle which gave me a taste of the amazing… Continue reading The Best Articles & Takeaways From The Writer’s Chronicle Magazine

My Barnes & Noble Book Haul

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

Use Songs To Help Name Book Characters

Songs are known for hiding meaning within lyrics. Meaning can be interpreted through word-play, emotion, descriptive language, metaphors, similes, and more. But music can also feature something extra, becoming a resource for writers when it comes time to name book characters. Think about the types of music you have been listening to recently. Some songs… Continue reading Use Songs To Help Name Book Characters

How Should Text Messages Be Written In Books?

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?

How To Write From The Male Perspective

Perspective is a bizarre thing. Its range and context shifts from one pair of eyes to the next. With eyes like cameras, we capture and digest the images that flash and dash in front of us. The balance of light and shadows develop in our mind and remain with us forever. It is a human… Continue reading How To Write From The Male Perspective

What Should The Setting Of Your Story Be?

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?

The Best Adjectives To Use In Writing

Adjectives are words with attitude and personality. Adjectives offer insight into the scene that is expressed. Through the right selection of adjectives, something once fictional can seem very real, very logical, very true. A range of emotions can be produced through adjectives. As a writer or even a student, you may have been instructed into… Continue reading The Best Adjectives To Use In Writing

The Best Verbs To Use In Writing

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