Well if you made through all of those or just a few drop a line on what music started you on the path to writing and what music keeps you writing.
Obviously, my musical tastes have changed over the past twenty- six years, but I still look fondly back at these particular songs and bands because they were the force that shaped the seed that began to grow into my outlook on life, subtle disposition, and love of everything creative and those who create them.
These tips are invaluable to all writers, especially new writers. Avoiding these mistakes is crucial to your author’s credibility. The article below lays out the top ten mistakes in your writing that make you come off as a newbie and shows you how to fix them.
I hope you take what you learn and use it to sell more books.😀
What exactly is an anti-hero or anti-villain? If you have been mulling this question over in your head for a character idea, then you have stumbled upon the right article. The links below will take you to an exemplary explanation of these two character types.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. That noise you hear in the other room is coming your way. That dark figure who has followed you the last two blocks is getting closer. When you lay in bed tonight, just remember all those nightmares you had as a child and how real they felt. Did you forget about them? They never forgot you!
As you move through this all hallows eve remember that there IS evil in this world and that there ARE monsters in the darkness that carry it out. So be careful out there tonight for the veil is thin and inticing on this Halloween.
I found this article the other day, and it opened my eyes to some shady self-publishing companies. I have completely switched gears on who I am going to go with. ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) is a well-established group that dishes out the cold hard truth on companies and individuals offering their services. If you’re currently researching where to have your book edited, designed, or published give this list a thorough look.
So you have an idea for a story. You may have the tantalizing end twist in mind or even the grand opening scene that will hook your readers. You’ve probably even thought about some of the secondary characters. The mentor, the sidekick, or even the love interest have popped into your mind, and you have given them interesting quirks and little sayings but have you locked down your main character?
Is he/she the perfect match to carry your story? With a few answers to some well-placed questions, you will be on your way to locking down that all-important main character. The article that follows will help you fine-tune your main character into one that will withstand the weight of your prose and have readers pulling for them at every turn. I’ve included a short YouTube video on how to write great protagonists, which I hope will give you some indispensable advice on crafting unforgettable main characters.
Have you finished your manuscript? Have you decided on which path to publication you are going to take? The following video will walk you through the main avenues available to authors who are looking to get their book out into the world.
Hello everyone. Well late last night, my beloved laptop kicked the bucket. I now have to find a suitable replacement and quickly since I have joined camp NaNo in July. With that said my posts here on ‘A Writer’s Existence’ might take a hit for about a week. I’ll do what I can from my phone, so I hope you will forgive the brevity of my regular posts. If anyone has any suggestions on a good laptop for writing and Internet research feel free to drop a line in the comments section. Thanks and have great day.
Well, folks, I’ve decided to participate in the July Camp NaNo. It will be my first such attempt at this sort of writing marathon.
Has anyone else taken on this challenge before? I’ve heard from the Twitter community that it can be very daunting and challenging to accomplish. With that said, I need a kick in the arse to get my second novel going. I hope this is the answer. If you have any horror/success stories from your past experiences, please share them and if you are participating this July good luck to both of us!
Do you struggle to write engaging dialogue? Are you wondering how you can improve this all-important aspect of your writing?
The video below will give you ten essential tips for writing dialogue that will keep your readers turning the pages. The Youtuber video also has a new giveaway you can enter worth $799 towards a book cover design. I’ve already registered, will you win?
You’ve got your major scenes plotted, and each act is laid out. What about your smaller transitional scenes?
These small scenes may seem insignificant at the time but add up over the course of a novel and can become prime opportunities to add to your story. The article below will show you how to write and take advantage of these small scenes.
Self-insert is a new term for me, but the concept is wildly rampant among new writers, especially in first novels which I am currently finishing.
So am I guilty of using the self-insert? Absolutely! I think we all are to some extent every time we write. To some point it’s inevitable, but we can work our way towards improving this inevitability. The video below describes the good and bad of using the self-insert.
Does your scene have too much detail? Or is it underwritten to the point you’ve lost your readers? That fine line in between can be a hard one to walk.
Both scenarios offer their own problems, and both tend to turn off readers. So how can you tell if you’ve gone too far or not far enough? The video below offers some guidelines on how to find that happy medium.
Even if you’re not writing horror, you should know how to write fear. Fear is a universal feeling we all experience and your characters are no exception. To convey fear in your writing, you must first understand it.
What type of fear is being experienced? How does the body react to a certain level of fear? These are concerns that need to be addressed in your words as you write. The article below will explain the types and levels of fear and show you how to relate that to your readers.