I love reading writing advice and processes from all sorts of sources, so this week I'm sharing those that I regularly return to. This mostly consists of Youtube channels and blogs, with a few more general writing resources. There's a lot of helpful writing resources out there, so this is by no means an exhaustive... Continue Reading →
This past week I’ve gone back into the 4th draft of my manuscript and, using the notecard outline from that draft, plotted it onto the three-act structure. I did this because I knew the plot was lacking, and going back to the basics of planning a novel was the only way I could see... Continue Reading →
For the last several weeks I’ve been revising the fourth draft of my manuscript by hand. It’s a method I’m familiar with in theory, but one I’ve never done this extensively. After obsessively reading through author blogs and advice I realized I needed to try something new. I’d already done roughly two and a half... Continue Reading →
I’ve seen several posts already this year of people setting low or no reading goals for 2017 as a way of keeping the pressure off. I think that’s a great idea, but one I’ll be saving for personal use in future years. Right now, I have close to 50 or 60 unread books on my... Continue Reading →
NanoWrimo has been off to a disappointing start. It only took me two days to realize I’d started my story in the wrong spot and the first four chapters I was working on were going to have to be cut as soon as revisions start. However, in the spirit of fast drafting and not... Continue Reading →
The other day I was hanging out with Autumn and my best friend, Jordan for one of my last days in Stillwater until the New Year. We were eating at Boomerang Diner when I mentioned that I wanted to go window shopping. Turns out Jordan’s favorite store is the Antique Mall, which was... Continue Reading →
Hey guys! This week is finals week at my college, which means a lot of stress, tears and caffeine. Luckily for me, those things are actually being kept to a minimum, because I only have three tests, and after tomorrow I'll be done with my semester. After my American Literature exam this morning, I met... Continue Reading →
We may be identical twins, but we have completely different perspectives to offer the world. We have vastly differing hopes, and we dream in vivid colors that don’t match. Two people are not as simple as their physical appearance. Just as we are told not to judge a book by its cover, and to see every one we meet as a special person with something unique to offer, twins go deeper than matching faces.