Writing tips: On struggling to get started with a new story

Building an historicaly acurate world is no piece of chocolate cake with creamy chocolate icing. Hou, but chocolate cake with creamy chocolate icing... Anyway, back to the struggle at hand. I started the research for an histoire fantastique while finishing *struggling with the the tween novel title*, I have been working on from January to … Lire la suite de Writing tips: On struggling to get started with a new story

How to write a novel in 3 months Wait, but… why?

When your doing research about writing a book, it seems like we have to write a novel in 3 months. I totally did it, by the way. Wrote a novel in 3 months. It's a middle-grade/tweens novel, 52 000 words long, or it will be when I am done with the second rounds of revisions. … Lire la suite de How to write a novel in 3 months Wait, but… why?

How to trash your first draft without crying your heart out

At University, I had my first creative writing class. Many would follow, but in the first one, I learned one precious tip. The teacher, a best-selling author who happened to wrote really good novels, sparked a passionate debate when he shared that tip with the whole class. " Work hard on your first draft, take … Lire la suite de How to trash your first draft without crying your heart out