This week has been… generally very full. And the week ahead is also going to be very full. …for example, if you don’t mind me ranting for a moment, why did everyone have to schedule everything on Tuesdays? IS THERE SOMETHING ABOUT IT THAT JUST GETS PEOPLE GIDDY? Yeehaw, better schedule all the things on […]
Sometimes I feel like our novels have more control over the story than we do. Like, I feel as though our novels can totally just flip the tables at any given time– the characters can go on a rampage and completely replot the ending, for example. This has been especially true lately for me, in […]
If you’re around the NaNoSphere™ (yes, that’s a term I’ve just invented), you’ve probably heard about Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s coming up! Camp NaNoWriMo? Sound intriguing. You probably already know what that is, but, hey. For those who don’t: Camp NaNoWriMo is basically NaNoWriMo, except it takes place outside of November– in two other months of […]
Last week, I talked about how I was finally giving myself the permission to dream. So I’ve been busy working on it this week, but here’s a little something of a post for now as I continue to take the next steps in my writing journey! *throws glitter*
This week, I took my first step towards getting my novel published: I wrote a pitch for Pitchapalooza. It was… quite an experience, to say the least, and I wanted to share it with you so we can all learn a little bit via what I’ve learned about pitches and how this kind of thing goes!
For a long time, I refused to give myself permission to dream. But if writing is the sand on the beach of my life, why haven’t I ever pursued it?
Society makes us feel shameful over some things we like, and we call them “guilty pleasures”. Whether that’s a goofy song, a dramatic TV show, or a popular movie. But there’s actually nothing wrong with liking any of it. We just become worried about peer reactions, because they can be so negative and we can end up feeling horrible. But I think we should like what we want to like!
Realistic dialogue… is definitely not something I used to be able to write. If you glance at any piece of writing from my scary fanfiction archives, it was dreadful. I used to think I was all that, when I was 12 and wrote little fanfics. I thought my dialogue was pretty darn good, and I […]