Wuthering Heights: A Ghost Chapter and Review

I recently finished Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte for a class. While reading it, I had to compose a “ghost chapter.” What I mean is, I wrote a chapter about something in that novel (perhaps a character’s mysterious leave or … Continue reading

The Most Important Thing When Writing a Novel (Yes, the Most Important!)

Did you ever think there was such a thing? When I think of setting out to write a novel, I think of these things: Plot, Characters, Planning, Long Hours, Pinterest Board, Passion, Endurance, Drawing Characters/Scenes, And Research. Which of those … Continue reading

How to Spend National Writing Month (If You’re Not Doing NaNoWriMo)

Well, Halloween has passed and November has come. You know what that means. Now, don’t jump the messenger. You may be thinking, “What writer doesn’t do NaNoWriMo?!” Please, don’t. I’m not going to try do deter you from doing your … Continue reading

The Opening Line

The stage is set. You’ve researched for hours or maybe weeks. You have a Microsoft document full of character backgrounds and your chapters are planned thoroughly (or loosely). Now, you’ve cranked up your favorite music and sit down to write … Continue reading

“The Neverending Story” Book Review

Recently, I finished the 396 page book titled The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, and I decided to write a book review for it. This is my grading scale: 1=Terrible 2=Barely Bearable 3=Good potential but bad presentation 4=Wonderful read, but has a … Continue reading

Focus… It’s the Key

Can you find the i in this: IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiIIIIIIIIIIII Found it? Well, that takes focus. In writing, focus can be a key point to success. Keep in mind, my method does not work for everyone. Some are better multi-taskers. However, many writers take … Continue reading