5 Weird Tips for Figuring Out What Your Characters Looks Like! (and how to describe it)

Sometimes the hardest thing to keep consistent with your character is their physicality.¬† I often have a rough time trying to pin down exactly how to describe the overall feeling I want readers to get. Heres some of my favorite tips and tricks for figuring it all out. Dating Apps If you want to scrollContinue reading “5 Weird Tips for Figuring Out What Your Characters Looks Like! (and how to describe it)”

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’llContinue reading “Unique Gifts For Fiction Writers (and 10 best books on writing)”

The only tip you need to actually finish the draft of your novel.

So I’ve written about six novel-length manuscripts averaging about 80,000 words and started around 23 different projects in my lifetime. So what was the difference between the ones that were completed and the ones that were abandoned? This one change to my writing style did it all for me. Every novel I’ve started to writeContinue reading “The only tip you need to actually finish the draft of your novel.”

What Makes Anime Characters so Popular?

I am constantly struck by how Anime stands apart from other popular media presented to teens. It’s often not only something you need to be in the mood for, but also something that can bring people with no other common interests together in ways that books never seem to do. At conventions, thousands of peopleContinue reading “What Makes Anime Characters so Popular?”

Your Characters Aren’t in Enough Danger

In the age of video games where it only takes a click of a button for your favorite character to respawn, it’s easy for new writers to fall short when trying to create rising action. Lucky for us, there is one very simple thing to keep in mind to make sure your action actually risesContinue reading “Your Characters Aren’t in Enough Danger”

The One Thing All Writers Forget About When Creating Characters and Plots

What’s the difference between a page turner and a book you never finish? Well aside from the way it’s written and what the book is about, there’s one major difference you’ve probably never noticed. Does the character interact with the plot or do they shape it? I’m willing to argue that this one wording differenceContinue reading “The One Thing All Writers Forget About When Creating Characters and Plots”

Will There be More LGBT Best Sellers Like Love Simon?

With Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and it’s accompanying movie Love Simon hitting the mainstream I begin wondering if there will be any LGBT best seller books being released soon. This is one of the first novels with an openly gay main character that has reached such a wide audience. But will this triggerContinue reading “Will There be More LGBT Best Sellers Like Love Simon?”

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”

Can you see me, child?

Children tend to scare me. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing, their big glassy eyes find me. I’m always left introspective, wondering what it is they see? Do they see me? The real me. The one under my skin. Do children see a happy, charismatic me? The person who can makeContinue reading “Can you see me, child?”