Starting to write a novel can be a daunting task, and many writers stress about first drafts. Here are a few reminders to keep in mind while writing.
Plotting is a mystery to many writers. There are many ways you can go about it, and more than discussed in this post, but here are 5 methods of plotting you can use.
Tropes have always been a part of the writing world, but with the introduction of TikTok and the rise of BookTok/Bookstagram, they've become very common, and oftentimes a selling point for a lot of books. People have mixed opinions on their usage; some think they're unoriginal and boring, while others love them. So: should you include tropes or should you avoid them?
Do you have a certain story vibe in your head, or some characters or scenes that you want to write but don't have a full plot for? Here are some tips to help flesh out your idea into a story!
While writing is a great hobby to have, it's also important to establish some boundaries while studying in order to maintain focus. School is ultimately your top priority and writing shouldn't get in the way of it. Here are a few reminders/tips to help.
Masterclass defines a cozy mystery as a story that "embodies the key components of classic mystery novels—suspense, misdirection, intrigue, and some degree of criminality—while eschewing the graphic violence and profanity that is often embedded in pulpier mysteries." It has become a popular sub-genre of many crime novels, and if you're looking to write a more family-friendly mystery it's the perfect way to go.
Medieval Europe is a common theme for many novels or short stories, especially in the fantasy genre. But it's also important to stick to the historical facts, so here are a few aspects of history to stay mindful of while writing a story set in medieval Europe. Geographical Europe is bordered by two oceans: the … Continue reading Writing a Story Set in Medieval Europe
A lot of siblings in novels...aren't very realistic. There are exceptions, such as the March sisters in Little Women and the Weasley family from Harry Potter. Here are a few tips to keep your siblings realistic.
Fanfiction has become increasingly popular, especially on the writing platform Wattpad. Oftentimes, fanfiction writers are looked down upon by other writers or publishing industries. But that shouldn't be the case—fanfiction actually can be an incredible tool for writers.
1. Give them a goal Everyone wants something, and it's especially true for characters. Why else would the reader want to stick with them for an entire novel (or short story)?