Hiya, writers! I can hardly believe it’s June already. We’re halfway through 2017. Isn’t that crazy? It seems like only last week I was making plans for WLAB’s anniversary. Yep, it’s upon us again: I’ll be celebrating my blog’s second anniversary on June 14th! It’s kind of weird to think that I launched WLAB in… Read More “Writing like a Boss” Anniversary Giveaway: June 14th!
This is a rewrite of last year’s Plot Twist Ideas to Shock Your Reader. I referenced the original post for my own story (once my posts get old enough, I forget what I’d written 😉 ), but I didn’t find it very helpful. And thus, this rewrite was born!
Not everything in this post is necessarily a “plot twist” – some of them can just be referenced during your “Well, now what?” moments. Which is why I’ve sorted them from most to least drastic, so you can find just the right “twist” for your story!… Read More Even More Plot Twist Ideas to Shock Your Reader
Hi, writers! Happy Sunday. 🙂 This is a new series I’ve been prodded to do for a while. I figured now is as good a time as any to finally start it! So here is the gist of it. You probably know already that I love grammar; it isn’t hard to guess. Ending a sentence… Read More English, According to Mom – #1: The Meaning Behind Ellipses & a New Word for “Terror”
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 (as told in Post-It Notes)
I walked up and down the book aisles of Target. Back and forth. Scanning the shelves with remarkable care, even though every title is familiar by now.
Give me some credit: I don’t have a real bookstore near me. Books-A-Million is a half hour away, McKay’s is further, and Barnes and Noble is even further. So, I go to Target. Oddly enough, it’s one of my favorite stores anyway.
I’m having some Book Struggles. It’s capitalized because it should be a real thing by now, if that makes sense.… Read More Irritation in the Book Aisle – Writing the Book You Want to Read
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