The Sumerian tale of Marduk versus Tiamat absorbed me one night during a months-long bout of insomnia. A few articles compared Tiamat to Echidna from Greek mythology. … More Where did you get the idea for your novel?
I’ve read a number of blogs sharing the advice bloggers would give their younger selves if they could travel back in time. I’m grabbing my laptop, shanghaiing a TARDIS and diving into the blogosphere time warp to post advice to my younger, even cuter, pigtail wearing self. … More Advice For My Younger Self
Here are my 2017 goals that by the grace of Gaia and the power of Thor’s abs I will complete by 12/31/17 … More 2017 Goals and How to Keep Them
Here are a few websites with great creative writing prompts. … More Where to Find Ideas for a Story
Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers … More Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers
There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?
What makes a character memorable is that they battled great external hardships, faced internal struggles, and had unique personalities. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Create Memorable Characters
Character profiles are helpful for novels that are part of a series, novels which involve several main characters and for stories which use multiple points of view. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Go Beyond Physical Description
Readers like to be given some physical description of a main character, in order to help create an image for themselves. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Character Description
The purpose of a character profile is: to help writers create characters that are as lifelike as possible and to help with continuity issues in the story. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Acquainting Yourself With Your Characters