I am always looking forward to a different part of the writing process. Yet, when I get there, I find myself looking forward to the next part. I am popping in to your feed today to give you a quick message about this mentality.
Setting: we all know it. Some of us love it, and some of us hate it. Source Personally speaking, I have always struggled to remember to add in setting details when writing. 😂 I just tend to struggle to actually picture my settings in my head, and that leads to me forgetting about them. Besides, … Continue reading How to Write Setting – Even If You Don’t Know What it Looks Like
Working outside the box, ignoring the norm, and challenging my comfort zone is what I do. It's what I encourage you to do, as well. Today, I want to chat a little about the last one - challenging my comfort zone - when it comes to writing, as well as the idea of experimenting with your writing.
This post is sort of a follow-up to my post on suspense and tension, and one the one where I compared plot twists and suspense (and pitted Emma and Pride and Prejudice against each other...). I wanted to discuss one of the most powerful ways to create suspense, and show you the method I've been using personally while revising The Coffee Shop Book.
I have barely ever had a chance to collaborate with other bloggers, so it's pretty awesome that I get to do so not once, but twice in a single month! Please welcome Miss Victoria Lynn to the stage - and her upcoming novel's cover, called Once I Knew. It's the first book in a non-magical fantasy series, The Chronicles of Elira.
I'm an avid fan of Jane Austen's works. They're wonderfully written, witty, and interesting. Also, the language used is older English, so it's delightfully elegant. In grade 12, I read Pride and Prejudice for school; it was the first book by Jane Austen I'd ever read, and I fell in love with it. The next one I read was Emma. And as I read it, I noticed something that Pride and Prejudice managed to achieve that Emma didn't.
I have followed Kate Willis for a long time. She has lots of great book reviews, talks about life as an author, and even some of her life stuff. It's always such a joy to read her posts, and while some bloggers have come and gone in my inbox as they either stopped blogging or I unsubscribed, Kate has stayed constant. In fact, as inactive as I am on Instagram, she stands as one of my favourite people on there as well. Her posts are fun and relatable on there as well (no surprise there 😜). SO, when I saw she was doing a cover reveal, I jumped on board.
Have you ever been so hooked by a story that you couldn't stop turning the pages, even into the wee hours of the night? And have you ever been so bored by a book that you put it down for days, weeks, years... or even forever??? Yeah, me too, to both of those. What made these books so different? There are reasons books fall flat, differing from book to book. But today, I'm going to show you a core element of story that keeps a reader glued to the page with baited breath to see what happens next: suspense and tension.
Welcome back! Two weeks ago, we looked at how you can fill your cup creatively through mindfully starving yourself. Today, we're taking a look at the flip side of this. Filling your cup creatively by taking inspiration from other things.
In my yearly overview post for 2021, I talked shortly about how my word for the year was kindness. I also said that I would talk more about that later. And! Here we are! I'm kicking off my first writing post of the year with a bang: a two-part series on filling your cup as a creative. This is something that will influence you forever - not just this coming year. Let's do this.