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 […]
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?
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 […]
Doesn’t sound very glittery, does it? If you’ve written much at all, you’ve probably run into it: staring back at your own writing and absolutely grimacing. I grimace and cringe at practically anything more than a year old. Especially the 2012 fanfiction. [ No, I definitely didn’t spend 2012 crying over a TV show’s cancellation […]
NaNoWriMo threw us all for a loop, probably. If you participated, you probably got thrown through something. An obstacle course made of ridiculously hard complications, with far too few places to take a breath, and all of the struggles imaginable: uncooperative characters, plot holes aplenty, things that made no sense at all, stuff that you […]
Hey pals! It’s officially been two weeks of NaNoWriMo! Of course, not everyone’s participating, but I most definitely am. Have been since 2012, and I’ve loved it ever since. This month, I’m aiming to post a couple care packages! Posts full of good things as little boosts to your inspiration and good things to make […]
NaNoWriMo! If you haven’t heard of it before, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month— which takes place every November. The goal? Write a novel in a month! …Needless to say, that can be absolutely terrifying.
Words. You really don’t ever think about how powerful they are, do you? The words you say have the power to be something much greater than just a few symbols on a page. They can spread something important— words can connect one person from one end of the globe with someone on the other, and […]