You should go out into the world and proudly proclaim that you are a writer. Why? Let's talk about that.
Hello friends, newcomers, etc. It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. Rather, it's been a long time since I felt I had something worth blogging about. Recently, I've had a spurt of poetry submissions flying from my desk. As I've said time and time again, I never thought of myself as … Continue reading I’ve Been Rejected
Not too long ago, I wrote a post on how to format a manuscript. Then, I wrote a post on things you need to know to traditionally publish. Now it is time to learn how to actually go about getting published. The number one thing you need to learn to land an agent or publishing deal … Continue reading 9 Things you need to know before you start to query.
WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. First a little background on the game Catherine, as described on the Catherine Wiki: Catherine is an M-rated horror/romance/puzzle/adventure video game from Atlus USA, released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is developed by the same team that created Persona 3 and Persona 4: Katsura … Continue reading 4 Things Catherine taught me about writing
It's been a long time since I wrote a post about what I've learned from video games and how that can be applied to writing. I've actually written two others, one about Minecraft another about Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. As it has happened with so many other gamers, life has snuck up and … Continue reading What I learned about writing from Animal Crossing: New Leaf
When I am asked this question, I like to refer back to one of my favorite picture sets of all time: But anyway, I know this is a serious question. I'll give it a serious answer, but first let me reflect on something I've recently been toying with. Have you ever thought about writing something … Continue reading How to Write Female and Male Characters
There are plenty of guides on how to do this. Plenty to be found on the internet, but a lot of them, I have found, don't have examples, which I will be sharing with you all today. If you didn't already know, there is a general consensus on how to format a manuscript, and this … Continue reading How to Format a Manuscript
I'd rather fail doing what I love, than succeeding at something I hate. Call me an idiot, but I'm just telling you the truth. Writing is a life of rejection. The moment you decide to start on the path of professional writing, you are setting yourself up for a certain amount of failure - some … Continue reading Dealing with Rejections, and Knowing When to Quit
What is a beta reader? A person who reads a work for context, plot, and continuity. Not to be confused with an EDITOR who looks for mechanical errors as well as context, plot, and continuity. Is usually not paid. Can be done for any piece of writing, including, but not limited to: blog posts, short … Continue reading Beta Readers – The Ultimate Guide for Writers
As we all know, I'm a huge proponent of outlines, lists, etc. including during the writing process. As such, I thought it would be cool to take it one step further and let you all in on a new process a friend of mine has for mapping out her stories. Unlike me, she is a … Continue reading How to Map Your Plot