Is My Prologue Worth Keeping? | How To Write Prologues Readers Will Love

Welcome back, dear readers,  There seem to be two mindsets about prologues– you either love them, or you hate them. One side avidly declares writers should never include a prologue, and the other staunchly defends their beloved introductory section. Both sides make valuable points, but they can’t both be right, since they vehemently contradict the … More Is My Prologue Worth Keeping? | How To Write Prologues Readers Will Love

Encouragement for Weary Writers | + The Liebster Award x 2

Hello, dear readers, These past two weeks have been exciting for me– I finished the first draft of The Fury of the Stars! To be frank, it’s messy and well under my original word count goal. Yet, when I compare it to my previous projects, the prose and the pacing are better by leaps and … More Encouragement for Weary Writers | + The Liebster Award x 2

3 Elements that Make a Story’s Ending Satisfying | The Dark Knight Rises

Hello, dear readers, Endings: the bane of any writer’s existence. Not only do they have the pressure of tying up countless threads elegantly and satisfyingly, they can also make or break a story. This is why I find conclusions daunting to write. But when all the right notes are hit, and the final chord strikes … More 3 Elements that Make a Story’s Ending Satisfying | The Dark Knight Rises

The “Perfect Zone” is Killing Your Writing

Everyone wants to discover how to consistently find that perfect writing zone. A cup of coffee at hand, a blank page ready to be filled, a keen focus, and most importantly, a steady flow of brilliant words and breakthroughs. Lovely, isn’t it? Unfortunately, the “perfect zone” is a myth. A dangerous one. Forget Perfectionism First … More The “Perfect Zone” is Killing Your Writing

The Best Way for Beginners to Improve their Writing

If you’re just starting to write seriously, it can be a little daunting to look at all the components of an excellent work. No matter the type of writing, it’s overwhelming to try to juggle realistic dialogue, transitions, solid sentences, character development, rhyme schemes, or keeping the reader’s interest. There are many suggestions for how … More The Best Way for Beginners to Improve their Writing

How to Bring Focus to Your Plots: May Quote Analysis

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” Alexander Hamilton We’ve all had the misfortune to read books that are confusing, scattered, and filled with irrelevant scenes, or in Hamilton’s words, books that fall for anything. As writers, recognizing these mistakes gives a call to action to prevent that from happening in our own work. … More How to Bring Focus to Your Plots: May Quote Analysis

The Mandalorian Reveals Two Keys to Great Storytelling

Even if you’re not a huge Star Wars fan like I am, you probably know The Rise of Skywalker debuted last December. Likewise, there’s a good chance you’ve heard something about The Mandalorian, the latest spin-off series. Let’s consider these two endeavors of Disney’s. Episode IX didn’t create much of a buzz as far as … More The Mandalorian Reveals Two Keys to Great Storytelling