4 Basic Story Building Blocks: Stories About Events #WriterWednesday

It’s perfectly reasonable to say that every story is an event story considering the fact that “something” happens in every book. Technically, that is true. However, just like the other three story building blocks, stories about events make the story’s central concern. Every story built around a specific event follows a specific pattern: the world [...]

4 Basic Story Building Blocks: Stories About Character #WriterWednesday

Let’s talk about my favorite kind of story—the character-driven story. A story that puts emphasis on your main character is a story that focuses on a person attempting to change their role in life. A character’s “role” is their relationships with other people in the book and the world that you have built for them. [...]

I’m just going to come out and say it… #NaNoWriMo

I’m not great at NaNoWriMo. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve competed three times and won twice. Last year, I used NaNoWriMo to write the second book in The Truth Duet and I managed to write 84k+ words. I won! So “winning” NaNo isn’t the problem, but writing a publishable book is where I struggle. I’m [...]