Making your Reader Care

"Why should I care about the main character?" This is a comment I received a few weeks ago on one of my stories. It was for Clan of Ash to be precise. For a while, and even now, the comment still lingers in the back of my head. I've read plenty of articles and blogs, [...]

NaNoWriMo – Skipping Scenes

Day three and 5k words down, 45k to go. For some reason, it's getting harder and harder to write those 1,600 or so words each day. It probably has to do with the fact that I don't usually write the same amount of words each day. I guess it doesn't help that I'm still working [...]

Consequences and Plot

In my last post, I wrote about consequnces. In this post, I'll expand on what I mean and what that means going forward with writing the second installment of the Half-Blood series. I'd like to think that the ending of the first book set up the premise for the second book. Not only did an [...]

Writing Admiration

While rewriting a portion of Crimson Queen, I came to a realization that the relationship between the main character and her deceased father wasn't good enough. Sure, I had some flashback moments added before said point, but it was only at that moment when it really hit me. The relationship between the two is the [...]