As writers, we all strive to create stories that captivate and engage our readers. One of the most powerful tools at our disposal is the use of symbolism. Symbolism is the art of using objects, events, or characters to represent abstract ideas or concepts. When used effectively, symbolism can add depth and complexity to a… Continue reading Symbolism in Story Writing
How Do People Write a Book in 30 Days?
Writing a book can be a daunting task, but it is by no means an impossible feat. Many authors have successfully completed their works in 30 days, including NaNoWriMo participants. But how do they do it? Here are some tips on how to write a book in 30 days. Plan ahead: Before you start writing… Continue reading How Do People Write a Book in 30 Days?
Overcoming Writer’s Block
Here are 10 tips to help you overcome writer’s block: Freewriting: Start by writing anything that comes to mind for a few minutes without worrying about grammar, punctuation, or structure. This can help you break through any mental barriers. Take a Break: Trying to force writing when your mind is exhausted can do more damage… Continue reading Overcoming Writer’s Block
15 Signs It’s Time for Your Character to Change
Change is difficult but necessary for growth and success. Whether you're a fictional character or a real person, recognizing the signs that it's time for a change is crucial. Here are 15 signs that indicate a time for change in your character's journey. Boredom: If your character is bored with their current situation, it's time… Continue reading 15 Signs It’s Time for Your Character to Change
Defeating the Inner Critic
How to Overcome Self-Doubt as a Writer As a writer, the creative process can be both exhilarating and challenging. Unfortunately, an all-too-familiar obstacle that writers face is the inner critic, a relentless voice inside their heads that constantly berates their work and sabotages their self-confidence. This nagging voice can manifest in many different ways, from… Continue reading Defeating the Inner Critic
How to Foreshadow the Ending
Foreshadowing is a powerful literary tool that can elevate any story to become a masterpiece. It involves dropping hints and clues throughout the story that give the reader an idea of what to expect in the ending. Foreshadowing is a key technique in creating a sense of anticipation and making the story more engaging. It… Continue reading How to Foreshadow the Ending
We All Have That ONE word
As a professional writer, you know the power of words and how one word can convey so much meaning. However, we all have that one word that we love to use, sometimes a little too much. Here are 10 popular words that writers tend to overuse and some alternatives to help expand your vocabulary: Amazing… Continue reading We All Have That ONE word
Why Write Fantasy?
The decision to choose fantasy as your genre is amazing. From Lord of the Rings to The Game of Thrones, fantasy has been around and will stick around long past our days. Though, writing fantasy can be a bit of a challenge. Heck, just choosing the writer's life is a challenge, but worth the calling.… Continue reading Why Write Fantasy?
Change Can Be Difficult
Challenges come with change. Our tendency to come at things as problems rule over our ability to see opportunities. We adapt, as uncomfortable as it may be, and once we adapt, we do not want to have to adapt again. Change is inevitable, no matter how unfavorable it may be. Recently, I've been helping a… Continue reading Change Can Be Difficult
INTRO TO A BOOK
So, I've been needing to rework my fantasy series and it's been difficult to say the least. Not the 'writing' so much as just getting back into the writing habit. I've only done an hour or two of the writing. It felt good, but I think it's overwhelming me that I have to rewrite everything.… Continue reading INTRO TO A BOOK