Entering year five of the blog (!!!) and with a lot of my history as a writer stored here, I'm always wondering how to change or update the blog to meet my life.
Tag: writing novels
How I Write: Spreadsheeting a Novel
One of my favorite steps in the writing, editing, and revising process is spreadsheeting my story. Spreadsheeting a novel is when a writer or editor takes a story and breaks it out into a spreadsheet summarizing the story on the scene level.
Writing Life Updates: May 2022
All about what I've been working on over the past month, including my recent sales to the Washington Post, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and so much more.
Oh! Look What I Found!—A Book at the End of a Tunnel
My process of writing a book in a week and a bit about the horror novella.
8 Stellar Outlining Techniques for the Smart Writer
Outlining processes for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer.
9 Tips to Writing Arguments in Fiction
The question and subject of this article is how do we use these gripping moments to deliver information, story progress, and motivation while not sapping all of the energy from the argument.
What is Dialogue in Fiction?
Tips and tricks for writing dialogue as a beginner.
Story Elements of Fiction
These are starter points for plotting out a story, but in no way are they rules. Most stories will however fall into these because these elements were taken from various forms of story whether in games, movies, short fiction, long fiction, etc.
How to Write a Scene Like a Pro
I’m going to simplify scenes by breaking them down into what I’ve noticed are elements of professionally published scenes across the board.
Books to Read Before Starting Your Novel
Before tackling that bestseller locked inside of you, read these books to set you up for success