Interview with Stephanie Morrill

Hello everyone! I haven't done a writing related post for a while (besides my many posts about my new YA novella, Dear Jackson), so I thought that you all deserved something special. A few months back, I contacted Stephanie Morrill (author of 'Within These Lines,' 'The Lost Girl of Astor Street,' the 'Ellie Sweet' series…

How to Write a Book ASAP

If you're like me, you often wish that writing a book was MUCH faster. While I'm fairly patient in most areas of my life, writing is one of those things that easily frustrates me. Oftentimes, I'll spend a month or two working on a book, then I'll get bored and move on to the next…

Destroying Writers Block

Sometimes, Writers Block is really bad. Notice that I capitalized it? That's because it's a monster of entirely its own species. It feeds on writer's weaknesses and keeps their dreams from becoming a reality. But who is the culprit? If Writers Block isn't a physical being, what is it? It's you. Maybe you're bored with a…

Writing Tips Livestream!

Hey everyone, I'm super excited (if you couldn't tell by the exclamation points) to announce that my cousin and I (HG Warrender, author of The King's Decree and a number of short stories) will be hosting a livestream intended for writers. We will be answering questions, and covering a few writing topics that we've chosen.…

Looking Rejection In The Face

Let's face it, writing is a hobby that makes us naturally susceptible to rejection. Sure, there are the writers like Jack Gilbert, who published world-renowned poetry and then disappeared for years at a time before coming out with his next piece of writing. Or writers like Walt Whitman, who stood against the boundaries set by…

Clichés: Pros and Cons

Clichés are a common thing that writers try to stay clear of- but what is it that makes them so bad? In this post, I'll be going over some pros and cons to help you decide to what extent you must avoid these reader-judged expressions and plotlines. Before I get onto the pros and cons,…