7 days 16 hours 6 minutes 31 seconds That's the official countdown to November 1st as I sit down to write this blog post. But here's the thing: I should not be writing this right now. Why? Because I have next to nothing planned for this year. I know my genre, I know the basic … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep 2017
Can we all just collectively agree that writing prompts are the best? You're going along, minding your own business (definitely not writing that paper you know you're supposed to be working on), when you see that snippet of dialogue or that creative "Soulmates" scenario and a piece of that world just blossoms in your head … Continue reading Writing Prompts and One-Shots
Recently I had to write a short story for my writing classes. I had, of course, been looking forward to this assignment all school year. The story was based on a one-shot I had written two to three years ago, and was one of my favorite descriptive pieces. The opening is that one-shot, lightly edited. Anyway, … Continue reading Best Served Cold (A short story)
I know I have been slacking on this blog. I've been incredibly busy with school, making videos, writing 5+ stories (and starting more, because I'm just that smart), and also trying to have some form of a social life. I will be trying to upload a real post again soon, but for now, here's a … Continue reading Not Abandoned
Hello all. You may remember a post or two ago I told you all I had recently set up my Patreon account. Well, I have also set up several other various accounts over the past couple weeks, and it would mean a lot if you guys could go check them out for me. YouTube! This is … Continue reading Expanding the Horizon
One thing that is pretty much required for any good story is characters of any kind. Generally, when starting to organize your thoughts on a plot, you start with the general setting and course of the story line. You have a vague idea of how many main characters you want, generally you know what age and … Continue reading Creating a Character
Hey guys! I understand that I have not updated in a while. I've been fairly busy and I have started a draft that's actually about writing, but I have not finished. Hopefully I'll have it up soon. Anyway, I am going to ask you to click here: https://www.patreon.com/theravenwriter?ty=h I have posted very little of my … Continue reading Important!
As I mentioned in my last post, a friend of mine and I are doing monthly challenges. This month was her choice again (last month my choice was to rewrite separately something the two of us collaborated on a long time ago). We each created a playlist of 31 songs and gave it to to … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses
With writing, it's really easy to "forget" or "run out of time" to write. Sometimes, when you come back, it's good, because there are a ton of ideas and plenty of energy. Most times, it's bad. The gears are rusted and the creative valve tightly closed. To avoid the latter, one of my best friends … Continue reading Writing Challenges
Today I have accomplished the almost-impossible. Something I've seen so many people start and give up after a few days. Something that gets me surprised and impressed looks wherever I go (provided the topic comes up). Yes, that's right. Today I won NaNoWriMo 2015. And I'm pretty much brain dead. I'm also only about two … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Won!