I’m often asked about narrative: How do I know what tense to use to tell my story? In whose POV (*Point Of View) should I tell it? Should it be in first-person or third person…or second-person? (Wait, is there such a thing as second-person??) Choosing a narrative isn’t as easy as some are maybe led… Continue reading How Do I Tell My Story? Choosing the Best Narrative
~ The photo featured with this post is by Marina Blaze Photography! Check out more of her photos on Facebook. ~ Since a lot of people know I’m a marketing genius into marketing, I’m often asked the question, “Alright, Smarty Pants, so where would you market my novel?” Okay, minus the “smarty pants”. The point… Continue reading Does it Really Matter Where I Market My Novel?
When I was in high school, I secretly wanted to be a young, published author. I think every teenage writer does. What else can we expect of our young writers when, as a society, we’re constantly throwing the likes of J.K. Rowling’s explosive Harry Potter success story in their faces? I mean, for a couple… Continue reading I Want to Be Published, NOW! Obliterate the “Get Rich Quick” Mentality: Be Brave, Start Small
I’m not gonna lie, sometimes writing dialogue sucks. (Especially when I’m writing a script. At least with a novel, you can make the narrative carry the weight of your words even if your dialogue is less than witty. But that’s a topic for another post.) So where was I? Oh yes. Dialogue sucks. If you… Continue reading My Guide to Writing Awesome Dialogue
Once a week in a while, I share generalized writing tips from my beta reading experiences with the aim of helping you better yourself as a writer. Recently I found myself breaking down the Young Adult (or YA) genre, mostly to focus my own thoughts and figure out just what makes a novel YA in… Continue reading Don’t Be Lazy with YA: What Makes the Genre Fly?