Unique Gifts For Fiction Writers (and 10 best books on writing)

So you’ve made friends with the ever illusive introverted fiction writer. As it gets ever closer to Christmas we need to start thinking about what the best gifts would be. Here are some ideas and places to get started. 1. Etsy Customisable Artists love supporting other artists, that’s why Etsy is the first one I’ll…

Life After College

Hey guys. Today I wanted to talk about what I’m doing with my life after I graduate. I talk about finding an apartment in Chicago, deciding where to live, finding a job in film, and the future of this youtube channel. I ramble quite a bit in this video but I recorded almost 30 minutes…

A Writer’s New Year’s Resolution:

I will try to people watch every hour I will try to learn something every day I will try to write a blog post every week I will try to send out an email every fortnight I will try to read a well-written book every month I will try to speak with an industry professional…

Writing characters with Dyslexia

Growing up dyslexic I can confirm that the hardest part is learning to spell dyslexia. For you writers out there, let me condense some of your research and give you a good starting point. Let’s start with the physical changes to the brain. There are lots of different kinds of dyslexia that effect different parts…

This years writing books

“No Plot No Problem” in now in my top two nonfiction books. I had never picked the book up because I love to plot out me books, but now that I started reading it, I relies that the title is misleading. The book is not about not having a plot, it’s about having fun writing….

Characters with dominant emotions

When you look at a character you have written for, do they jump off the page? Do your own little people interest you? If they don’t, you’re not alone.  A lot of people list character traits, and that’s not wrong; Knowing who your characters are and what they stand for is very important. It is,…

Should I finish this short story?

Snow and ice make this area almost barren of life. Humans nest near the frozen forest. Only a large stone wall separates the two. On one side, smoke rises into the night air, on the other golden yellow eyes rival the stars. It appears as if it were a blue moon that night. That is,…

Exciting project!

So I recently began working on a brand new book. I started working on it with out thinking about trying to write it in 30 days. Surprisingly, I have been able to keep up my word count every day I worked on it. During NaNoWriNo I struggled to reach the number of words each and…

Enough of my long posts

Instead of giving you another 5 pages of text, how about a short book recommendation. I just finished reading Wild Ink (success secrets to writing and publishing in the young adult market) by Victoria Hanley. I really enjoyed the content and writing style. Each section of information was concise and I learned a lot. Not…

Completion of NaNoWriNo

Well yesterday I got back from my celebration. That’s right. I completed 50,000 words almost 100 pages. This first draft is looking pretty good but the completion of my project has inspired me and my writing career so look out for more stuff by yours truly. I hope you all try to write a draft…