Setting the Setting (get it?)

Another, much later, installment of my writing series: how to write setting. It's actually quite simple, really. This is the where of your novel. Setting is actually the thing I have the most trouble with - not so much figuring out the setting on a large scale but the details. I've been better (and I'm…Read more Setting the Setting (get it?)

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My Writing Process

Writing is different for everyone. Some people are pantsers (as in people who write through the seat of their pants) while others are plotters and plan everything before writing. I consider myself a mix of both - dubbed plantser by the writing community. Putting it straight: I write, then I plot some, then I write…Read more My Writing Process

How Not To Start a Story

His alarm went off, waking him with a jolt. Don't start your story with some guy waking up to an alarm clock, or waking up at all, unless it is incredibly vital to your story. Like, there is actually an exciting reason for you to write about this guy waking up. [Insert dream sequence here].…Read more How Not To Start a Story

Writing Scene vs Summary

I'm a writer, if you haven't figured that much out. I write screenplays, short stories, poetry, song lyrics, and I'm also writing a novel. I've been writing since I was eight years old and since then I've been perfecting my craft. My writing still isn't perfect, mind you. At least, not until after rounds and…Read more Writing Scene vs Summary