Tag: writers

I’m Terribly Lazy at Plotting

I’m lazy. I don’t want to write more than I have to, and when I write, I’m hoping things will work out eventually… Not so! At least not when you are developing your backstory – everything that happened before the novel starts. In my… Continue Reading “I’m Terribly Lazy at Plotting”

Wasting time writing

What is the story about? It was about something, now it’s something else… Why can’t there be an easy story to write? Why do I need to do a trial and error to nail down what the story is about? I can’t… I just… Continue Reading “Wasting time writing”

Kill your Darlings… Ain’t that the truth…

Why is it so hard narrowing down your ideas into a cohesive story? If you are anything like me, your mind is bombarded with ideas all the time, which is no exception when you write. You want to explore everything; everything is interesting, until… Continue Reading “Kill your Darlings… Ain’t that the truth…”

LoTR and Info Dumps

The biggest problem with writing fantasy stories is that we have to present a whole new world organically without overwhelming readers with names and places. Tolkien has an interesting way of presenting his world which I don’t think many have tried to emulate since.… Continue Reading “LoTR and Info Dumps”

Writing Simply is for Children?

Finding a style that works for you and for the readers is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I dream of a future where I can write something smoothly, meaning my style is set, I know what I can… Continue Reading “Writing Simply is for Children?”

Show or Tell, Both.

There is no doubt that you have to write down everything that happens to a character, whether it’s in the past or the present, because you, the writer need to have a clear idea what lead the character from point A to point B.… Continue Reading “Show or Tell, Both.”

Let me Indulge!

I have so many ideas it’s crazy… I’m super excited when I have them but I feel like I cannot start on a new project before I finish the first. But exploration is what I love about writing… And I’m wondering if maybe I… Continue Reading “Let me Indulge!”

To the End, from the Beginning, and Back Again.

*I wrote this a while back but it still holds true. I’m glad that I’m getting closer to understand my own process. When I write a fantasy story, I start with a concept and go by instinct. Everything unfolds as I put words on… Continue Reading “To the End, from the Beginning, and Back Again.”

Who Carries the Plot?

Is it the characters that carry the plot or is it the plot carries the characters? I’m not sure. Perhaps there isn’t a simple answer to that, at least not for me. For me, stories never start with a character. My mind is so… Continue Reading “Who Carries the Plot?”

Dreamland

Have you ever had a story so vivid play out in your mind only to disappear once you start thinking about it? The story was so clear and masterful that I wanted to write it down, but in that instance, it’s gone… All I… Continue Reading “Dreamland”

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