Hey, everyone! It’s been a little bit since I have shared a vlog with you, but here I am. In honor of our blog tour we’re putting together over at The Short Story and Flash Fiction Society, I wanted to put together a video talking about why I enjoy short stories and flash fiction. We’re […]
If you’ve ever struggled creating characters, well… you’re in the same boat as the rest of us. It’s difficult to build good, believable characters, isn’t it? Thankfully, I have some tips for you to try. If you’re already an advanced writer, maybe these will seem too generic. In that case, skip to the end so you can see my cats. If you’re willing to try a few things though, have a watch 🙂
Okay, so I promised YouTube videos, and here is my first YouTube video. This is mostly just a vlogging thing… I will offer helpful tips and stuff, of course, but it’s much more relaxed and not as scripted as the podcasts are. I think there are a lot of people who like watching short, goofy […]
Join me in my first “Writerly Wit” podcast episode, where I discuss the things you need to do to become a writer. It always sounds so complicated… but it really doesn’t have to be.
It crept in and settled there, waiting, never leaving, not even if I was successful. That damn Impostor Syndrome. I felt like I’d always get turned down for everything, and if I didn’t, there must be some mistake or they couldn’t find anyone better, or it was just a one-time thing and I shouldn’t get used to feeling hopeful. If I wasn’t spending my time trying to convince myself to just get over my fears and make art already, I was chewing my fingernails because I’d made art but it probably wouldn’t be good enough.
It was bad. And sometimes, it still is. But I want to tell you how I improved–and how you can, too.
Photo courtesy of: http://www.rodneydodig.com/ As a follow-up to last week’s post about writing short stories, I was encouraged by a few of my Twitter followers to compose a guide on how to go about writing strong characters. It makes perfect sense–you write a solid story with careful planning, so of course you want strong characters to inhabit […]