Dissecting Dialogue

Dialogue; for some it is an absolute joy to write but for others, the bane of their existence.  Primarily dialogue helps move the story forward, it gives realism to your characters and their relationships and helps to convey some information, a useful tool in foreshadowing or enhancing the perception of a scene. Writing effective dialogueContinue reading “Dissecting Dialogue”

Breaking Through the Battle Scene Writing Barrier

Hi everyone, I have finally returned from a short hiatus, having battled with my health over the past few weeks. In light of my fight, I felt it appropriate to center this week’s blog around writing battle scenes. Building up to a battle scene and keeping the momentum is something I have noticed many strugglesContinue reading “Breaking Through the Battle Scene Writing Barrier”

Character Roles and Archetypes in Fiction

Hi everyone. Previously we have spoken about the development of characters, but we have not yet spoken about the character roles and archetypes that you may find. I will begin with the more familiar; character roles. It is generally accepted to be seven character roles in a narrative: The Protagonist This is the main character ofContinue reading “Character Roles and Archetypes in Fiction”

Character Development in Novels

Welcome back. So far we have journeyed through the joys of world-building and plotting and continued with the creation of magic systems. Today, I will discuss one of my favorite parts of writing, creating characters and character development.  Think about your favorite books. What is it that drew you to them and cemented them inContinue reading “Character Development in Novels”

Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.

Beta readers. Those wonderful people that we love and dislike immensely in equal measure. Let’s face it, there comes a point where you have seen your work so much that you have become cross-eyed. You know it so well that you gloss over large swathes of text, briefly, simply fact- checking. You need new setsContinue reading “Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.”

World- Building, the Foundations of a Fantasy

It is true, there is a lot that needs to be considered when writing a fantasy. From plot to characterization to magic systems, the list seems never-ending. I find, however, that one of the most integral parts of a good fantasy, a believable fantasy, is the world that it is set in. Is the worldContinue reading “World- Building, the Foundations of a Fantasy”

Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?

So you have written a book, now what? You want to get published, but what route do you take, traditional publishing or indie/ self publishing? Let’s begin with traditional publishing. A lot has changed in the traditional publishing realm and yet there is much that has stayed the same. It is true, getting published byContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?”

New Beginnings

Welcome to my new website and blog! I decided that it was about time that I updated everything so that as I grow, so does my ability to keep in touch with all of my readers and followers more efficiently. A short introduction for those that are new. I am 29 years old and liveContinue reading “New Beginnings”