Descriptions are so hard. It’s hard enough getting all the important details down (including the ones I just take for granted as being there), let alone drawing my audience into the setting, making them feel like they’re in the world with my characters, caring for the same things. And once I feel like I’ve finallyContinue reading “A Lesson in Vivid Descriptions from Captain Phoebus”
I have to admit, I feel unqualified to be giving writing tips. I’m struggling to think of some (and this seemed like such a good idea two weeks ago…) and feeling called out by each of them XD. But these are the tips that have, I think, helped me the most so far. I hopeContinue reading “Five Writing Tips for Newbies”
To commemorate starting the fourth draft of my novel, An Experiment in Time and Memory. Every time I work on my novel, I learn something new about my characters, my world, myself, and, most of all, the writing and editing processes. Editing is painful, but it’s worth the effort. The first draft of this bookContinue reading “Four Things I’ve Learnt While Editing my Novel”
Staring at a blank page for hours, trying to think of what to do with it, is discouraging. But if we don’t have inspiration, should we even try? And how can you create without being inspired?