Writing Prompts: Scene Starters


Writing Prompts

The next few lines are the opening lines for a scene. It’s up to you where you take it. Have fun. “You said you loved me.” The one thing I hadn’t counted on, was dying. When in doubt, pick the gun. “Why do you smell like death?” If only I was better at keeping secrets. […]

June 30, 2019

Dealing with Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

Getting feedback on your novel is a terrifying gift. Always be grateful that someone took the time to read your work and provided you with feedback. It is incredibly valuable, assuming the feedback was constructive. Dealing with feedback is unavoidable in the writing business. And life. There are a few things to keep in mind […]

June 23, 2019

How To Give Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

If you’re a beta reader or ever helped a fellow writer out, then it’s unavoidable to give feedback. But what do you have to keep in mind when giving it? I regularly hear complaints from writers who have gotten feedback that just wasn’t useful, or even offensive. So what is the best way to give […]

June 16, 2019

General Query Tips


Writer's life, Writing tips

Querying is a daunting task in itself. It feels like you’ve just braved the epic climb of a mountain and now you’re about to face the fire-breathing dragon. The most difficult thing about this journey is the rejection and self-doubt. That is why it’s important to make sure you query when you are ready. When […]

June 2, 2019

The Plotting Stage


Writer's life, Writing

Usually I am a combination of a plotter and a pantser, but lean more towards pantsing. That’s because I usually find that my characters know where to go. All I have to do is watch them and write it down. The plotting stage can be incredibly fun, because this is when you decide all the […]

February 10, 2019

How To Celebrate Finishing a Book


Writer's life, Writing

Okay, so you’ve finished a book. You’ve poured sweat, blood, and a lot of coffee into it and it’s now marginally presentable. Great. Don’t slip into a temporary coma just yet! CELEBRATE your hard work, the victory over writer’s block, the battle with the muse. It may not be clear what your option are, or […]

November 17, 2018