The Countdown to NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Outlining, and Learning My Characters

The Countdown to NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Outlining, and Learning My Characters

"The time is almost here to begin my favourite, and most fulfilling month (usually), and to embark on a new writing journey for myself. I have been working on my outlines, having frequent brainstorming sessions, all to prepare for NaNoWriMo. I am certainly looking forward to having a much more consistent writing schedule this year, as [...]

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Vast Were Her Writing Dreams: Why I Started and What I Hope to One Day Accomplish

"I speak on why I began writing quite a bit here on my blog, but I never did divulge too many details on what it is that happened, what it is that led me to where I am today, and all that I still want to accomplish one day. - "There will always be more to write," [...]

Plot Thoughts: 5 Ways to Fill Plot Holes Effectively

"You're halfway through a chapter and you start to notice that something seems to be a bit off - a bit contradictory perhaps. "Wait, this doesn't make any sense if ____ just happened a while back." Trust me, I've been there, and sometimes you have an idea you want to incorporate so much that you forget [...]

Write The Novel: Increasing Impact and Channeling Experience

"My current project has kickstarted the urge to write stories that make the reader wholeheartedly feel something. When I began writing this novel, it was the first time I was beginning anything without seeing the end in sight. Usually, I'd have an idea of what the story progression or the ending would be like before I [...]

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

"I've learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me - for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it [...]

Utilizing Personal Experience and Letting it Feed Your Work

"For some time now I had been separating my writing from experience, and this resulted in feeling as though my work was turning out inauthentic. Recently, I've been allowing myself to check my fears, to utilize them, draw from them, and not apologize for what they've taught me. The question always remained, "What would people think when they [...]

An Inspiring Start to the Week and Redefining Writing Constraints

"Progress is an incredible feeling. The true start to a new project can redefine the way in which you respond to what you're putting out into the world. I remember when I first began thinking about starting anew earlier this month, and I knew that it had come a time now for me to just let go of any potential [...]

An Update on Life and My Experience Writing From My Antagonist’s Perspective

"Here's to hoping for yet another productive week. I've noticed that I've gotten rather good at making sure everything that I need to do is thoroughly planned, but when it comes to actually sitting down to execute all of those to-dos, I tend to shift too much off to be done on an upcoming day. (That [...]

A Cup of Tea, a New Moleskine, and Endless Possibilities

"Nothing feels better than cracking open a new notebook to start planning out your next great adventure, and it feels even better to be pages deep into it. I've been mapping out the possibilities of a new piece, falling in love with character traits and intense plot lines that have begun to emerge. It is certainly harder [...]

“Play With Your Narrative and Take a Chance on the Unexpected.”

"There will always be a few impending risks with every new piece of writing. This usually results in a turn of events we never expect, a fresh perspective, something that sparks our interest continually, keeping us writing. It is hard to get a grasp on everything that you want your piece to accomplish, but what [...]