Writing Tips

  • Good Books and Dull Books: Study tips on how to read both
    By Jasmine Bennett Can you force yourself to read a bad or uninteresting book? Not really. But what if you’re compelled to read it? Maybe it’s a book that a friend wrote, or one that was recommended for you by a friend. I’ve heard of a lot of people that told me their friend urged […]
  • How to Beat Writer’s Block
    It’s the bane of every writer, and it has taken the lives of countless books throughout history. Writer’s Block. That dreaded foe we, as writers, must face in our daily storytelling pursuits. However, we must not face this beast alone. I’ve compiled a list of my best strategies for when writer’s block threatens to crush […]
  • My Plotting Method
    As writers, we write. We create worlds and the characters that live in them. We weave together storylines into thrilling adventures that keep readers hooked. To do this effectively, we must build a compelling plot! However, over the years I have learned that there are two very distinct ends of the plotting spectrum. I have […]
  • Types of Fiction
    Novel. Novella. Short Story. Flash Fiction. No doubt you have heard these terms before. You might have an understanding that a novel is a long book, such as Harry Potter or Twilight. The novella and short story are shorter, but by how much? What exactly do all of these terms about books mean? As readers […]
  • Writing Tips: Creating Believable Characters
    If you spend much time at all on this blog, you will soon come to find that characters are my very favorite thing about…well…anything! Whether I’m reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or trying a new video game, the characters are what I love the most. All of the different personalities and development you see intrigues […]
  • Writing Tips: Avoiding the Clich├ęs of Description
    The coffee shop might seem like the perfect place to work on your novel, short story, or poetry, but it does not always lend inspiration for description. Often, consciously or unconsciously, we write regurgitated description in our books that we have already read elsewhere. That causes the same sentence to reappear in many different books. […]