Okay so today we're talking about Character Description Dos and Don'ts. There are some things that can really help enhance or kill of you characters when introducing them to you reader. Just because you love (or hate) a character, it's another matter entirely convincing your audience to do the same. So here are my handy hints to help you out in this matter.
So there you have it. Like I said, there are always situations where the rules don't apply. Remember that you're the author, the rules are yours to make up as you go. But from my experience, these things help a tonne with getting your reader to engage with your characters.
If you have any others to add thrown them down in the comments section and as always guys I hope that you have positive and productive weeks and I'll see you all very, very soon. Bye!
So today we're talking about realistic writing. There are a whole bunch of things you can expect when you start writing. Most of them good (ie theraputic, a sense of productivity ect) but some are weird and some are a little unnerving. So here are some of my top things to expect when you're writing your novel.
I really hope that you enjoyed this video. As always guys, the main thing to do when writing a novel is be kind and enjoy yourself. If you enjoy yourself then you will no doubt write a better and more engaging novel.
I hope you all have a positive and productive week and I'll see you all super soon.
Now obviously as I move into 2019 I have some rather big plans. But more on that later down the line. As you will know if you've seen my videos before, I will be officially launching my own publishing company. I will accepting submissions from other authors and working towards publishing them! How crazy is that? Not only other authors, but I intend to publish two of my own books this year and set up a notebook line for people working on multiple creative projects at the same time. It's a lot to get done in a year! Fancy coming along for the ride?
So that's how I did this month. I hope that you guys enjoyed this video. It was slightly different to normal, but if you liked that be sure the let me know. I hope you've all had a positive and productive start to 2019 and I'll see you all very soon.
Okay, so this week's post is about first chapters, because it's the beginning of a new year and the first chapter is the beginning of a new book.
Now obviously there is no hard and fast rules in writing, other than generally obeying good grammar and spelling - but even then there are times you can make exceptions (looking at Patrick Ness here). With that being said, there are things that I have noticed from reading other books that have made the first chapter's I've read there really engaging. Here are a couple of rules that I recommend people consider when starting of their masterpiece. But as always, there are going to be exceptions.
So those are a couple of my general guidelines for writing first chapters. I hope you agree with me on some of my points, if you don't then let me know why not. Let's start a discussion. Do you think I left something out?
So with 2019 I want to really focus on my YouTube channel and my content. You guys already know that I make monthly vlogs showing you my goals. You've seen how I plan my years and make my Aspiration-boards. What I really need from everyone is feedback! I want to grow, improve and show you guys what you want to see. So with that in mind, this year I may try a few new styles of video. If you have suggestions, you know how to reach me :)
I hope you all have positive and productive weeks this week and I'll see you soon for another video!
It's so important to learn the difference but it can be so hard to work it out. When you write a book, it's so personal that sometimes even getting little feedback can feel like unjust hatred. However sometimes it's hard to identify when those comments really are hate.
So that's my two penny's worth. Do you guys have any tips or comments to add? I am hardly an expert on the conversation, but I think we can all agree that it's important to learn the different and develop a thick skin to all the people that want to rain on your positivity parade!
I'm wishing all of you guys a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and so much more. I hope you have positive and productive weeks if you plan to write, if not don't worry. You no doubt deserve a nice relaxing holiday (I know I do!). Don't forget to check out my give away on YouTube!
So today I thought I would give you a little bit of a first-draft pep-talk. First drafts are not easy, they are a long run of dedicated work. So if you start feeling like all you're putting on the page is rubbish, here's the honest truth. That's what a first draft is for. It's not supposed to be good, it's supposed to be lumpy and bumpy and in need of several good edits. Shoot if you can write a first draft that's good, you've hit the jackpot!
So don't worry if your first draft is a little rough around the edges, they all are! Here are my tips to get through your first draft.
So you'll probably here me say again and again that with writing the key things are to be productive and positive. Approaching things with a positive mind set helps the productivity, and when you've had a productive day I know that I certainly feel more positive. It's a good cycle that feeds itself, which is why I think it's so important to keep that in mind during the writing process.
So as always guys I hope that you found this useful. Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel to learn more about my give-away! I'm so excited to bring this to you guys!
Wishing your all positive and productive weeks!
Now before we get started I want to prelude this by saying, yeah, these mistakes are common. I have seen them time and time again. But they also don't mean that your book is bad. In fact far from it! I means that you're focusing on other things, like your story and your narrative, like a lot of other writers before you!
So without more dithering, here are some common newbie writing mistakes.
So I hope you found that useful guys! I promise that with time and consious effort you can learn not to do these things. However, not doing them in the first place isn't an issue, it's learning to spot them in your initial edit. That's why editing and knowing how to do a good first edit yourself is so important!
I hope you all have positive and productive weeks and I'll see you all next week! Remember to check out my YouTube channel to learn more about my give away.
I personally think I did really well. Having battled viruses and frustrating shipping issues, I think I've done pretty well this month. Check it out below.
What do you think? Yes a lot has happened in November, namely *ahem* I RELEASED MY BOOK!! Thief Under Fire is finally on sale. I can't quite believe it, I'm so excited and bouncing off the walls! If you would like to go and show you're girl some love, the links are under the Books section here on my website.
I hope you guys all have fantastic, productive and positive weeks and I'll see you all again tomorrow for a Book Chatter Video.
See you then :)
Hi guys and welcome back to another book chatter blog! So today we're doing something slightly different than normal. We're talking about money.
Now I'm not a writer to make money. In fact, if you become a writer to make money then sweetie you're doing it for the wrong reason! Writing is absolutely not a get rich quick scheme. It's more a labour of love! However, that doesn't mean you have to be a poor, starving artists. So here are some methods other than book publishing to earn money as a writer.
I hope that you guys found that useful! These are just some of the ways that I have either attempted or learned about over my time as a writer (which is essentially forever). Publishing isn't the only route, it depends on the kind of things that you want to write. I am a novelist, I love writing novels. But sometimes I'll write articles or ghostwrite chapters or sections of novels for people. I pick my projects because they sound fun and interest me, and I think that's the most important thing to take away from this. There are kinds of writers, and exploring all the different kinds of writing can be fun and earn a little extra spending cash at the same time.
Well that's all from me this week. I hope you all have wonderful writing weeks and I'll see you all next time. Bye!
Hello again guys and welcome back to another Book Chatter Blog Post! Man it's been and interesting week for me! I hope you guys are having fun and interesting times too!
So this week I'm talking about thinking about publishing while you're plotting. Now that might seem like a totally alien concept at the moment. Which is totally fair enough, but there are numerous reasons why it's a good idea to think about the future of your book in the early stages of it's conception. It makes things a thousand times easier down the line!
So guys that was my take. If you know other reasons to do it then absolutely share in the comments section below! I hope that this gives you even just a little taste of all of the things that go into writing a novel. It's a complicated process, beyond the actual writing part.
I hope you guys have productive and fun weeks! Next week I'm going to talk about different ways that writers can make money without publishing. I know that is a little bit of a different topic that normal but I really think that it will help new writers gain experience and some extra cash for their efforts!
Wishing your wonderful weeks!
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