I know the events of the past few months have been difficult. This Covid-19 has rocked the world off its axle. I, myself have had a few upsets: Before lockdown, my computer crashed and I lost tons of material. My family is always around so I barely have time to write as well as remake … Continue reading Discover a New World
Planning A Novel: Are Storyboards Right for You?
There are different ways for people to plan out a novel. Some people write an outline. While others play it by ear. Some authors can write their characters so well that they let the story drive them. With these methods, questions come up like: What’s this minor character’s last name again? Where did the backstory say this character was travelling … Continue reading Planning A Novel: Are Storyboards Right for You?
Why I Use Music in My Writing
I listen to my music as I clean the house. Soulful R &B blasts while I'm doing my hair. I perform dance sequences and sing along to my favourite Hip Hop joints in the shower. Alternative rock music wails as I'm driving. Motown hits swirl through my mind with the story ideas I'm typing on to my laptop. Pop … Continue reading Why I Use Music in My Writing
Could You Be a Writer? 10 Ways to Know If You Are a Writer.
People have dreams of being a firefighter, a famous actor or singer. They imagine the enjoyment of being excited to work every day, instead of slumping out of bed to do a job they have no interest in. A job that pays the bills. Not everyone gets their dream job. Not everyone knows what they … Continue reading Could You Be a Writer? 10 Ways to Know If You Are a Writer.
How to Write a Review in 5 Minutes
Reviews are important. Most people read reviews to help influence their decision. Should I buy this type of iPad or stay in this hotel? How have others felt about this movie or restaurant? Is this product of entertainment worth spending my hard earn money on? Seeing others' viewpoints towards the desired item can weigh in on a purchasing … Continue reading How to Write a Review in 5 Minutes
13 Story Ideas that are RARELY Used in Novels and/or Films
Coming up with story ideas can be nerve racking. You may have tried looking at pictures or listening to music, etc. Perhaps, you've read my previous blog on story ideas, but still cannot get inspired. (Click on story ideas to read the previous blog.) Want something fresh? Something new? Are you desperate to have a different take on a story that will get readers talking? I have some awesome story ideas about topics rarely written about. When a writer spins a story about a subject which people … Continue reading 13 Story Ideas that are RARELY Used in Novels and/or Films
Foreshadowing: Why Using It is So Important?
One great creative trick in writing is the use of foreshadowing. If you were going to a barbeque, think of foreshadowing as the savory, charcoal smell that hits you as you walk towards the grill. It's faint at first. Then it becomes stronger, the closer you get to the grill. Foreshadowing is a tiny hint of what is to come. … Continue reading Foreshadowing: Why Using It is So Important?
Why Supporting Other Writers´ Novels Can Be Extremely Useful
One big aspect of improving your writing craft is by reading other authors´ works. Preferably, the genres you write about, or at least are interested in. Seeing your craft through the eyes of others helps develop your own skills. Maybe, you have trouble with characterization or dialogue. Reading the examples from fellow successful authors can … Continue reading Why Supporting Other Writers´ Novels Can Be Extremely Useful
Turning Your Story Ideas into a Novel
Now you have a story idea. Your excitement grows while you wait for the computer to load the word document, where you will type your new story. The white page pops up and it is as blank as your mind. You have an idea but you don't have a clue on how to develop it into a story. This can be … Continue reading Turning Your Story Ideas into a Novel