TWP – Developing Your Characters

Developing characters is an important thing to do before you start writing so that your characters feel real and fleshed out. Sometimes characters come to you fully formed but other times you have no more than a vague feeling. Here is a list of things that are good to consider when developing your characters, and [...]

TWP – Finding Ideas and Inspiration

I've been missing for a while, but now I'm back with this new series on writing called 'The Writing Process' or TWP for short. I don't know how long this series will last, but I'm looking forward to sharing all my knowledge and experiences. So what's the first step in writing? An idea of course. [...]

Picking a Daily Writing Goal

Setting a daily writing goal is a great way to keep yourself writing and form a habit, however it can be a tricky thing to decide. Here are some things you should consider.   Think Big I don't know about you, but when I choose a daily goal I tend to meet it but never [...]

Write what you Know

I don't know about you, but I've heard this saying more times than once. And I have to say I agree. It is easier to write things you know about. However I don't think that we should stick in our comfort zone. Writing can be a good way to learn new things and explore topics you [...]

Writer’s Block? More Like Writer’s Indecision

I have noticed that once I start writing I don't actually get writer's block. I don't find it that difficult to think of what could happen next, and if I honestly have no clue then I leave a line and get onto a part that I know what is happening. I then go away and brainstorm or [...]

Camp Nanowrimo July

Camp Nanowrimo July is coming up in just over two weeks. For those of you who don't know, camp nanowrimo is a month where aspiring novelists can band together and write a certain amout that they choose. I am aiming to participate with a goal of 40 000 words. I have won camp nano once before, [...]

Writer’s Block – Not a Problem

I have recently been suffering from writer's block which is so annoying. I want to wrap up the piece I am working on before Camp Nanowrimo July rolls around. I am currently down to those few scenes that I just don't know what to do. When I can choose my scene, the writing comes easily. [...]

Standing out from the Crowd

Recently some of my friends had a disagreement and seeing them argue really helped me to see the differences in how they thought and responded to situations. This got me thinking about characters in novels and how we get an individual understanding of them. When writing a group of characters it is easy for them [...]