I recently hit 250,000 views on my blog, so to celebrate I decided to do a Q&A! I received some really interesting questions, and I had a lot of fun responding to them. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Canada! I’ve moved around a lot in my life, but I’ve always lived in the…
I recently hit 250,000 views on my blog, so to celebrate I’ve decided to do a Q&A! I’ve always loved Q&As and have wanted to do them so many times, so feel free to ask me questions about anything you’d like.Once I have enough questions to make a post, I’ll do one with answers to…
Okay, so this isn't my everyday nighttime routine. This is more my ideal nighttime routine, or what my routine is when everything goes to plan. I'm human, meaning that I mess up like everyone else, so I can't always follow this routine to a T. However, sharing my routines with others helps keep me more…
Before I begin, I would like to clarify that this is my ideal morning routine. I'm only human, so unfortunately I'm not able to follow this routine everyday. This has been especially true lately, as a lot of stuff has been going on in my life, so I'm not in the best head space. But…
There are small things that we can do to make ourselves better, but just because they’re small, doesn’t mean they’re easy. The main reason why we don’t do these things is because we need to form them as habits in order to reap their rewards. The process of building up a habit takes time, but…
Welcome to the sixth week in my art course! After this week there will be a middle of term break, which will give you a nice opportunity to rest, or catch up if you’ve fallen behind. If you haven’t had the chance to participate yet, don’t worry. You can jump into the course at any…
Choosing a point of view, point of view characters, and tenses, can be a rather difficult thing.
Apart from my point of view characters, I find that I usually can’t choose these until I start writing my novel and experiment with them, which leaves the first few thousand words a jumbled mess.
This happened to me because, while I knew the technical differences between tenses and point of views, I wasn’t able to grasp how they would influence the way the story was perceived.
If you’re experiencing the same difficulties I was, I hope that this post will help you understand the narrative and emotional differences, so that you can choose the perfect tense, point of view, and POV characters for your story.
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There are many different ways to outline a novel, and what works for another writer might not work for you. It’s important to try out different methods, or hybrids of different methods, in order for you to figure out what works well for you.
To get you started, here are are 8 ways to outline a novel:
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One of the most frustrating things that happens to me as a writer is having a bunch of ideas in my head with no clue how to get them out.
I once heard that feeling described like this:
It’s like having a lake in your head. And you want to get that lake out, but all you have is a teaspoon to help you.
This feeling can be especially frustrating if you’re trying to plan out a story. So here are 7 ways to get those ideas out of your mind and into something tangible:
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All stories start with an idea. That idea then grows and becomes a setting, a plot, and characters. But if you don’t have the initial spark then you don’t have a story.
This can be quite frustrating when you really want to write something. Your mind is gearing itself up to create, but it doesn’t have anything to create from.
So how can you come up with ideas? Here are 5 ways:
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