When writing a large cast, you have to know your characters really well. More importantly than that, however, you have to know how they interact with one another. Here are two exercises you, as an author, can do to ensure your characters are rounded and fully-developed before they ever hit the pages of your book. Continue reading Two is Company, Six is Ensemble Writing
Why on earth would you do that? How much of a story can you possibly tell in that short amount of space? Well, for anyone who has read the six-word story by Hemingway, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” you’ll know an awful lot can be said with an awful little.
Here are just a few reasons to give microfiction a try. Continue reading Thinking Big, Writing Small
I’m a firm believer that the original medium is always the best medium. If a book is turned into a film, there will be something lost in translation, and vice versa. But while it might not always resemble the original story to the letter, I still enjoy many books-turned-films. Here are some of my favorites. Continue reading The Book Was Better, But I’ll Still Watch It
My favorite genre is binge reading stories from the library, spending all day in bed swearing I’ll stop after one more chapter, developing massive, unhealthy crushes on fictional characters. My favorite genre is whatever I can get my hands on. Continue reading What’s on Your Shelf?
I’ve seen a lot of people wondering about book challenges, so I thought I’d cover the benefits of a big book challenge and why I do them! Continue reading Why I Do Book Challenges
But many years have passed and my love for the romance audiobook has grown out of control. Here are some of the reasons I swear by audiobooks. Continue reading What’s the Deal With Audiobooks?
I went to the book sale today. Should I have gone to the book sale? The answer is an unequivocal no. But I went, knowing I am a weak, and I returned with bounty. Continue reading The Ever-Expanding TBR Pile