Confession time: I love writing dialogue. It's probably my favorite aspect of writing fiction and I live for dialogue that's well-written and rife with character development. But that doesn't mean writing dialogue isn't hard... it most certainly can be. Which is where this easy peasy dialogue tip comes in! https://youtu.be/ybYOj2xuL7A Honestly, I could do so … Continue reading An Easy Dialogue Tip For When You’re Stuck on a Scene
The Last Celestials Cover Reveal!
It's finally here, the cover reveal for The Last Celestials by Becca Mionis... which, yes, is me. It feels weird to say it like that, but it's for SEO, okay?! Not too long ago, I announced that I was publishing a book, and now we are exactly a month out from publication day! So much … Continue reading The Last Celestials Cover Reveal!
Plotters vs Pantsers: Which Are You?
If you've been around the writing community for a hot minute, you may have heard people compare plotters vs pantsers when they talk about writing stories. The terms themselves are pretty self-explanatory (and we'll get to them in a minute), but how do you know which one you are? And more importantly, in the battle … Continue reading Plotters vs Pantsers: Which Are You?
How to Write Good Romantic Subplots
bring out the sparkly noise and five seconds of uninterrupted eye contact, it's time to write a romantic subplot!
Guest Post: What Does It Take to Get Published?
A guest post by Larissa Lopes, author of the Alec Brock series!
Short Story 101 When You Don’t Like Writing Short Stories
Listen, I'm gonna be honest here: this one wasn't that interesting to talk about. Sixteen is a collection of--you guessed it--sixteen short stories by young adult authors from the 80s. It had some good ones, it had some not-so-good ones. I enjoyed reading it but it also brought back a lot of... interesting memories about … Continue reading Short Story 101 When You Don’t Like Writing Short Stories
Book Review: Dale Carnegie’s Public Speaking Book
*ahem* I would like to make a speech...
Sea Glass: A Short Story
I posted another short story on the blog because that's a thing people do. It's about a mermaid, kind of.
Fake It ‘Til You Make It: Why Plotting Stories is a Lie
"The plot is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules."
Table For One: Writing For Yourself
that moment when you realize that your ideal reader is actually you.