Can it be, a new post within a year of the previous one? What is this madness?
Wow. *looks around the empty room* Ladies and Gentlemen, it has been a long time since human beings stepped foot in these silent halls. In times of yore, this mansion was teeming with life. Human beings bustled to and fro, and children frolicked in the meadows outside the great gates. ... just me? The voices … Continue reading What Happened to the Flash Flood Typist?
I guess I'm writing the book that I wish I could read?
Writing middle-grade? Little siblings, kids you babysit, or friends' children could be a good ideal audience to keep in mind.
Fantasy? Think of your Lord of the Rings-obsessed friend.
Romance? We all have that one friend who's boy-crazy.
Take it! Use it to your advantage. (It's totally not creepy.)
In yesterday's post, I provided a worksheet for discovering your novel's genre. Today, we're looking at how exactly that process works, with one of my own WIPs, currently entitled Vixere.
Let’s face it, sometimes the genre boxes are just too constraining. Your novel doesn’t take place on Earth, so it can’t be realistic fiction. But it also doesn’t contain magic, so can it really be called fantasy? Calling it alternate-history implies a connection to Earth, but alternate-universe brings up connotations in readers’ minds to Game of Thrones.
Your romance doesn’t have a HEA (happily ever after). Is it still called a romance? Is it woman’s lit? Are you limiting yourself by calling it so?
In a totally opposite mood of the last few posts I've done, today we're covering The Writer's Tag - in GIFs. For other (more serious) examples of this tag, check out: J. W. Martin, Sophie's Corner, Orangutan Librarian, Life and Other Disasters, and more! That said, on with the tag! 1. What genres, styles, and topics do you write … Continue reading The Writer’s Tag – in GIFs!
Are you a new writer? Have you been writing for a long while but feel like you've lost your direction? (*raises hand* Hello, me.) You have come to the right place. *bows* In my last Back to the Basics post, I discussed my writing identity - how every memorable story contains the author's soul. This post? … Continue reading Back to the Basics: Discovering Your Writing Identity
The most memorable stories contain the author's soul.
A collection of love letters to creative souls. For your inspiration and encouragement. “There is a strange beauty in this lonely work; to create is to realize my connection with things greater than myself, and soon enough the work is not lonely at all, but blessed and beloved.” Featuring the words of sixteen writers, For … Continue reading For the Love of a Word