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)”

I Don’t Want to Be Me Remedy!

So I had a quarter life crises. I didn’t want to be who I was. If you want to wake up and be someone new tomorrow well… I can tell you what I did. 1. Start by making a list of people you want to be like I wrote down my favorite characters from TV, anime, games, moviesContinue reading “I Don’t Want to Be Me Remedy!”

The 5 Best Resources for Discovering Yourself

Hey guys! I wanted to give you my favorite resources for defining a personality type.  These are great to go through if you are confused about what you want to do with your life or if you want to express why you are different from other people. Let’s start off with the Myers Briggs types. Now I’m sure you’veContinue reading “The 5 Best Resources for Discovering Yourself”

Living with Dyslexia– What still trips me up after 20 years

If you came here from my other Writing Characters with Dyslexia blogs, welcome. This one might be slightly more personal but should still help you get a better understanding of how to write your characters. Dyslexia, as I have said, is different for everyone, but here is what I still have trouble with after yearsContinue reading “Living with Dyslexia– What still trips me up after 20 years”

Interview With Self-Published Author Annie Louise Twitchell

Annie Louise Twitchell used to be like the rest of us, an aspiring writer. But she was braver than the rest of us and took on the challenge of self-publishing. Her book Spinner of Secrets has been described as an “amazing retelling” and “an enchanting fairy tale retelling written with a lyrical hand.” She has been running herContinue reading “Interview With Self-Published Author Annie Louise Twitchell”

Why Publishers Will Only Read Your First Page!

I have always thought it was unfair that a publisher spends so little looking at people’s novels before sending the rejection letter. But recently I was able to talk with an editor about why that is. This is the most important thing she told me. When a READER picks up your book, makes it past theContinue reading “Why Publishers Will Only Read Your First Page!”

Books on Marketing your Writing and Building Your Platform

I’m currently reading two books about how to market your novel. These both mostly focus on building your platform. “Sell Your Book Like WildFire” and “Your First 1000 Copies” both have similar content but their approach is entirely different. Your First 1000 Copies is a very fun seemingly up to date book for having been written inContinue reading “Books on Marketing your Writing and Building Your Platform”

Do I Recommend Lynda.com to Writers?

We’ve all seen the ads for lynda.com where you learn skills for a small fee but I recently had the opportunity to try it out for free. My main goal when reading on there was to learn writing skills. When I went on there for the first time… I was Initially Disappointed When I saw theContinue reading “Do I Recommend Lynda.com to Writers?”

How to use Character Worksheet to its Full Potential

Last week I uploaded a character sheet but let me show you how I took it one step further. You can find all of the elements in this character background sheet. Writing it up in paragraph form will help you link ideas into a flowing format. Below I have a character bio base off ofContinue reading “How to use Character Worksheet to its Full Potential”

Questions to Develop your Characters Background

Here are some questions to think about when creating a new character. This is not an exhaustive list or character sheet, merely something to get you thinking. It’s primarily focused on their past with a little bit of current situation mixed in. I hope you find it helpful! Name: Age: Where they currently live: WhatContinue reading “Questions to Develop your Characters Background”