Misconceptions about Pantsers

Good afternoon fellow writers. I have a question for you today. Are you a plotter or are you a pantser? Every writer is different. We all have different ways of preparing to write our books, and most of the time our way won't work for everyone. I am a pantser. My so-called "outline" consists of … Continue reading Misconceptions about Pantsers

What Happened to the Podcast and My Camp NaNo Projects!

I decided to kill two birds with one stone with this post. You may have noticed that the podcast didn't happen. As they say "everything that can go wrong will go wrong." And boy, did everything go wrong! Everything from equipment malfunctions, and problems with the software I was using, to things going on in … Continue reading What Happened to the Podcast and My Camp NaNo Projects!

How to write a Dystopian for an audience that’s over it

From the years 2012 to about 2018 ya dystopian fiction was a huge trend, and we all loved it. Look at your bookshelf right now and tell me you do not have at least one young adult dystopian novel. It's probably something like the selection, the hunger games, divergent, the maze runner, legend... I know … Continue reading How to write a Dystopian for an audience that’s over it

I’m On Instagram! + a mini Writing Update

Yep, you heard that right. I have conformed and joined my least favorite app. Instagram. I'm still trying to get the hang of it, but I would love for you to check it out! Show me some love and hit that follow button! You can find me at the_adventures_of_a_nerd I'm hoping to join the "bookstagram" … Continue reading I’m On Instagram! + a mini Writing Update

The time I almost gave up on Writing

And this is why I don't tell many people I'm a creative writer. I had a teacher back in my freshman year of high school, and during an assignment, I mentioned that I wanted to be an author. I don't tell most people this because I know most of them won't take me seriously. I … Continue reading The time I almost gave up on Writing

Book in Progress β€” Part Six: Time Warp

I'm having a crisis. A mental break down or something. Nothing makes sense anymore. What is my book? What is a book? What is life? What am I doing here? I have no idea. I've re-read this project so many times, it doesn't make sense anymore. I feel like I'm in a time warp. My … Continue reading Book in Progress β€” Part Six: Time Warp

40 Things your character can do when in Pain

Let me guess, you're writing a fight scene and your character seems to be able to brush off every punch without so much as an "Ouch." Hey, don't worry! We've all been there. Being a writer is hard. Especially when you characters are feeling something that you can't relate to. I was struggling just like … Continue reading 40 Things your character can do when in Pain

Book in progress: part five β€” A little bit about my book & dealing with doubt

To celebrate finishing my first draft, I want to share a little bit about my book with you! And by a little bit, I mean the bare minimum that you probably already know. Sorry, I've had a lifetime fear of being plagiarized, but that's another story for another time. Like any good project, it needs … Continue reading Book in progress: part five β€” A little bit about my book & dealing with doubt