Done with the story?

Just when you finish typing the last sentence of your story an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction comes over you. You’re done. Finished. Another story in the books… At least that’s what you thought. Just because you wrote the last sentence doesn’t mean you’re actually done. When I first started writing that’s what I thought. I’mContinue reading “Done with the story?”

Time to Write

There are 24 hours in a day. We use 6-8 hours to sleep . Then out of those remaining hours, we have to work. So if I already have a full time job, how am I supposed to find time to write? Do any of you find it difficult to find free time to write?Continue reading “Time to Write”

Description is hard

When I read, there are a few things that I am looking for in general. Everyone reads for a different reason. These are the reasons I read: I want to be transported to a land far away from where I currently am. I want to escape. I want to be someone else for a while.Continue reading “Description is hard”

Which POV to write from?

Staring at a blank page isn’t fun. But neither is writing a story and midway through you realize it’s garbage, because it’s not as good as what you were expecting. All because you need to change your point of view. This happens to me quite often because I like to dabble in third person, butContinue reading “Which POV to write from?”

Creating Your Character

One of the things that can make or break a book, is the main character. Can you imagine if you read the first few pages of a new novel and you completely hated the main character OR worse felt absolutely nothing for them? I’ve actually come across this, while trying to find other series toContinue reading “Creating Your Character”

Critical Reading

Is ignorance bliss? Seriously, I really want to know. Is it really nice moving through life not really knowing what makes a story good or great – bliss? I only ask because after I’ve taken my writing class, I feel as if a veil has been taken off my eyes. As I read I amContinue reading “Critical Reading”

In a corner

I’m just typing away. The story is flowing and I’m in a fantastic mood, but danger lies ahead within the next few pages. I write a scene, but there is nowhere to go? Like literally I don’t know what to do to move it along. What do I do? Have you experienced this? I knowContinue reading “In a corner”

How to keep writing

My writing class has been over for about a month. It was pretty intense. There were deadlines, brain fog, temper tantrums, and frustration. Is it just me or is it pretty upsetting when you have high hopes for a story and then it just crashes and burns on you. It ends up being a storyContinue reading “How to keep writing”

Why writing friends are a must!

Those that write together, stay together! At least that’s what I think. It’s always great when you have a few writing friends that get you and understand what you are trying to create. We need that! It helps foster a sense of safety while your stories may be at their infancy stage; nothing more thanContinue reading “Why writing friends are a must!”

Getting Better at Writing!

I am at the end of my 16-week writers class and I have to say, I’m a little sad. I’ve really enjoyed my time with the instructor and the seven other students. There were many writing techniques that our instructor has introduced to us along the journey with him. Some of the techniques I stillContinue reading “Getting Better at Writing!”