How Fiction Writers Find Their Audience // Make an Actionable Plan and Create Compelling Content

The reader profile. Essentially a character sheet that lets you envision the person you’re actually writing your book for. It could be anyone, maybe even someone very similar to you. I thought I knew my target audience inside and out, being that they are essentially a younger version of me. I thought this old businessContinue reading “How Fiction Writers Find Their Audience // Make an Actionable Plan and Create Compelling Content”

Dissecting Query Letters That Get Your Manuscript Read!

I’ve been very fortunate to receive three custom responses from publishers on my first manuscript World War Marlow. So today I wanted to share the structure and ideas behind how I broke mine down. I’ll be writing this mostly for people who were in my shoes last year- having only the base knowledge of whatContinue reading “Dissecting Query Letters That Get Your Manuscript Read!”

How to Write Someone’s New Favorite Character

How do you create a character some is obsessed with? You see it in movies, tv, and anime all the time. If you’ve ever been to a anime/comic con then you’ll know how obsessed people can get over characters they are passionate about. So what is that one thing that lovable characters have in common?Continue reading “How to Write Someone’s New Favorite Character”

How to Create Your Perfect Writing Space (and a Video)

Creating a spot that you use only for writing has many benefits. I’ve trained myself that whenever I sit in this one chair, I get in a writing mood. I’ve had a specific writing spot in every place I’ve lived. You can see my current set up here if you want some inspiration. Tip 1Continue reading “How to Create Your Perfect Writing Space (and a Video)”

What Makes a Hero and Why Is It So Hard to Write One?

This article is written off of an idea presented in The Art of Subtext by Charles Baxter page 115. Please enjoy. Why do writers find it so hard to write certain conflicts? Have you ever known what scene needs to be written next but just can’t seem to write it? Or maybe you have aContinue reading “What Makes a Hero and Why Is It So Hard to Write One?”

How to Write Transgender Characters (4 questions to ask yourself)

Writing transgender characters is the same as writing normal characters just with a few extra thinking points. 1. How far along in the transition is this person? You might think that having your character come out to their parents, get kicked out of the house and then pass enough to be taken in by someoneContinue reading “How to Write Transgender Characters (4 questions to ask yourself)”

How to Set Up Your Writing Space

First Pick a space that is calming to you. Maybe the corner of a room where the sun shines in the window. Somewhere that you can hear the birds chirping or your music playing. A space that you can really claim as your own. That may be a coffee shop with sweet smells and cheapContinue reading “How to Set Up Your Writing Space”

The publishers spreadsheet

So you want to get published and you’re doing your research; good for you! I just wanted to give you a quick simple guide to lay out information about all the publishers you’ve been collecting emails for. When I was first trying to figure out who to submit to my list of 35 people whoContinue reading “The publishers spreadsheet”

What is the Plot of the Story of YOUR Life?

Why leave anything to chance? I think you can shape the plot of your life and completely plan it out. If you want to know how read on. This is the notepad I use in this post but it is not required: Accomplish Knock Knock Pad Stop for a moment and write down things that youContinue reading “What is the Plot of the Story of YOUR Life?”

Get Determined! At the Garfield Conservatory- Video

I wanted to talk a bit about determination while I was at the Garfield Conservatory. This is part of my ‘become the main character of your life’ series. If you want see the the blog post that goes along with it, here it is: https://wp.me/p5y43M-yl