Fun fact: the majority of my blog posts are totally unedited. I don’t even proofread!
Any time I think I’m not confident enough in my writing, I remember this fun fact. Because if I really despised my writing so much, why on earth would I be plastering this online for the whole world to see? And why would I restrain myself from disowning my least favorite stories? Why would I go through the trouble of setting up social media to get my writing noticed?
Another fun fact: I love Post-It Notes. Absolutely love. You could ask my family about it, and they’d say “Oh, yeah, she says she’s going to write her autobiography on a Post-It Note.* Not sure what’s up with that.” So in today’s post, we’re going to go over 8 ways to be more confident in your writing, by means of Post-It Notes!… Read More 9 Ways to be More Confident in Your Writing
Why has something as simple as Pinterest helped me grow as a writer? What are the real benefits of it? That’s exactly what we’re gonna talk about. I’ve written a few articles about Pinterest already, but those zero in on specific topics. Today we’re going to zoom out a little and take a look at the bigger picture, while answering this question: How can I, as a writer, benefit from Pinterest?… Read More Why Every Writer Needs to Have a Pinterest
I love writing fantasy. In all honesty, it’s probably my favorite genre (as far as writing goes, anyway). It’s the genre in which I always wrote when I was younger, so going back to it is like holding an old stuffed animal to your chest. It’s ragged, worn, and off-colored, but it smells like home.… Read More 25 Fantasy World-Building Questions to Deepen Your World
Hey, writers! I’ve spent the last few days constructing this hodgepodge of miscellaneous tips and advice. These are basically topics that aren’t expandable enough for their own posts just yet, but are still totally worth mentioning. This list is geared toward young writers, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with an adult using it as… Read More My Best Advice to Young Writers – Publishing, Rewriting, & More
Okay, so it’s not summer quite yet. But we’re just a couple months away, and I’m beyond ready to start drinking iced tea by the pool. I’ve been meaning to post some summery prompts lately, but I came up drier than my parched mouth in the sun. And, though this sounds irrelevant, I have been particularly into bright colors these past few days. Why not combine them?… Read More Writing Prompts Inspired by Spring & Summer Colors
It’s incredible how real our characters begin to feel after a while, isn’t it? I created the characters in question eight months ago, at a dining table in Seattle. They’ve changed and grown so much since then, and I feel I know them from the inside out. Inspired by that thought: here are 20 fun questions you can ask your characters.… Read More Even MORE Character Development Points – 20 Fun Questions to Ask Your Characters
A confession: I have nine Pinterest boards for The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes. Yes, nine. Of those, there are 2 storyboards, one board for articles that would help me in editing, one “setting” board, and a whopping five character boards. The latter of those is what we’re going to be discussing today!… Read More How to Make Character Boards on Pinterest
There are a few writing rules that you should know. They aren’t like the typical rules you see in guidebooks, or on the Internet. These rules are simple, basic guidelines that will help you unleash your inner boss writer.… Read More The Only Writing Rules You’ll Ever Need – Being a Boss Writer
Wouldn’t it be nice to have synonyms, antonyms, definitions, rhymes, translations, pronunciations, names, and more, right at your fingertips? Well, look no further! Wordhippo.com fulfills all your needs, and more. . . .… Read More 4 Marvelous Resources for Writers (Camp NaNoWriMo Begins!)
A brief, action-packed prologue is sure to bind your reader to the story. Sarah-Jane Stratford’s historical novel, Radio Girls, has a one-page prologue in which the main character is running for her life, four years after the first chapter. It drew me into the book with a question: what did she get herself into?… Read More Writing a Prologue Your Readers Won’t Skip – 4 Tips & Ideas