Characters… the Fingerprints of a Novel – Plus an interview with the cast of “The Others”

It’s often said that characters can run away with a novel, and I totally agree. That’s because real people have opinions and personalities, and if you have a diverse novel, then you shouldn’t be agreeing with your characters all the time. They’re going to do things you don’t want them to, and your novel will […]

Editing 101

Post number two in my ‘Tips for Getting Published’ series. This one is huge. Editing. If you already have a super polished manuscript, and are very confident in your editing skills, then feel free to skip this post. However, if you are like me and could always learn more tips, I hope some of the […]

A Review of The Lunar Chronicles

Just finished these books… and stars, they’re a lovely world full of action, rebellion, romance, sarcasm and more goodies. I’m going to keep this review as spoiler free as I can (and if I end up adding a spoiler, I’ll let you guys know before hand).   Without further ado, let’s get into it.   […]

Distancing Yourself from Your Writing, and Why this is so Important

Part 3 of my writing series is on the relationship between authors and their readers! And…. well… the extent of this relationship should be very very little. And this is why… Readers want to get into a book. They want to see the world, live in it for a few hours… meet the characters, and […]

Show and Tell

You’ve probably heard the age old warnings about showing vs telling at least somewhere along the way. But this issue really is a huge one, and it’s important to stress, so I thought I’d post 2 in my writing tips series on showing and telling. Without further ado…   I’m not talking about show and […]