5 Tips for Young Writers Seeking Success (and how to start developing your writing)

5 Tips for Young Writers Seeking Success (and how to start developing your writing)

Since starting this website and my YouTube channel, I’ve realized that a large portion of my audience is under 18. (At least that’s the demographic where most of my interactions come from…so there’s probably a portion of my audience that’s underrepresented on that front. I digress!) This led to a realization that a young teenager’sRead more about 5 Tips for Young Writers Seeking Success (and how to start developing your writing)[…]

How To Permanently Defeat Your Writer’s Block (a formula anyone can follow)

How To Permanently Defeat Your Writer’s Block (a formula anyone can follow)

Do any of these sound like you? You’re sitting at your desk and waiting for the words to come, but they just don’t. You may know how you want your story to end but you have no idea how to get there. You think you’re a pantser but can’t actually seem to “pants” your novel.Read more about How To Permanently Defeat Your Writer’s Block (a formula anyone can follow)[…]

Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it’s my favorite tool!)

Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it’s my favorite tool!)

This post was originally going to be all about “writing tools” that I’ve used along the way, but instead I found myself going overboard about one tool in particular: Scrivener. Check out my YouTube video on this post if you’re a fan of watching rather than reading! (But let’s be honest, we’re all readers here)Read more about Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it’s my favorite tool!)[…]

9 Tips to Writing Better Dialogue (that brings your novel to the next level)

9 Tips to Writing Better Dialogue (that brings your novel to the next level)

This is sometimes my favorite part of a story – the words that the characters say to one another. They’re usually the most quotable things in a book, and are the heart of your novel (don’t worry, narrative is the brain…just as important!). But a lot of people have some difficulty with making their dialogueRead more about 9 Tips to Writing Better Dialogue (that brings your novel to the next level)[…]

How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)

How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)

Recently, I’ve been surprised by the number of questions I’ve gotten pertaining to the structure of a chapter. I’ve already gone over how to write an awesome first chapter, but I had a few people (okay, maybe one) asking about how to break your novel down to the chapter level. Want to hear my beautifulRead more about How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)[…]

How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)

How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)

What do we want?! To be published! When do we want it?! Yesterday! How do we get it?! *crickets* So you’ve finished your first draft and you’re super duper excited. What now? How do you dive back in with the mindset of polishing this jumbled mess of words? First off, I think it’s important toRead more about How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)[…]