Tag: Fiction

Facing It | Keeping Away Author Envy

Have you been able to pinpoint exactly why your favorite authors are, in fact, your favorite? Is it their writing style? Their genre? How active they are on their social media? What they do looks easy when you’re reading it, doesn’t it? They can…

Research It | Item 3: Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania. The land of bridges. If you read my last post about the different kinds of maps, then you’ll know about topographical maps. If not, then the briefest definition of topography is the “detailed description or representation on a map of the natural and…

Facing It | 3 Temptations that Stem from Impatience

Patience is a virtue. Have your parents or grandparent or older figure in your life ever said that to you when you were younger and you threw a tantrum when you didn’t see immediate results? That’s what this Facing It post is going to…

Facing It | Publishing Scams

Scammers. They’re everywhere. They find something normal and work to exploit those who don’t pay attention to the fine print. Scammers especially exist in the publishing world and I’d like to share a few examples here without specifically calling anyone out. I get it. You…

Research It | Item 1: The Pen

September. Leaves are changing color, Fall fever is in the air, and students are returning to school. That means raking yards (yuck), pumpkin spiced everything a bit too early, and an influx of new school and office supplies to make every writer’s heart skip…

Facing It | Four Writing Personalities

I think that most of those who write, including myself, have dreamed of having their name included among the greatest authors of their time, from time to time anyway. So I’ve listed, down below, several things I tried and learned they’re things I just…

Facing It | Receiving the Advice

I’ve touched upon this topic a little bit already in an earlier post, how there’s a fine line between going back over a chapter you’ve already written ten times over without letting yourself just write the story. But now I feel like I’ve gotten far…

3 Pros to Outlining Your Novel

Stardate 96257.95 There are many things within the authoring world that confuse me, but there’s even more that just makes sense. What might be a necessity for one writer might not even be on the radar for another and vice versa. I didn’t even know…

#WQOTD: On Racism in Literature

Stardate 96178.85 With racism still present in modern society, there will always be that one person who will use a slur without a second thought. They think that it’s right because it’s what they’ve been brought up using. But when it comes to literature, there…

Apparently “Beta Readers” Are a Thing

Stardate 94955.95 When I first ventured into this new phase of my life I never knew there was such a thing as a “beta reader.” As I looked more into it the more I realized that maybe I should find a few of my…

Why You Should Research Your Historical Novel

Stardate 94766.96: #writetip Every writer has to start somewhere. Every potential author needs to know that they don’t know everything. That, quite honestly, is one of the cold hard truths of the fast-paced publishing world. When I started this book last September, all I…

Don’t Worry. Just Write.

Stardate 94269.84 If beginning the writing process has taught me anything it is that writing takes time. This has been a hard lesson to learn because I know that I never figured that out when I was a kid. I always wanted the story…