Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

Writing Styles: Part 2

Hello all, and Happy Mother's Day! Today's post in courtesy on my friend Tanner, about his thoughts on pantsing a novel. Enjoy! First, I want to thank Claerie for having me on the blog. She is an amazing writer and I always look forward to reading her posts. It was especially interesting to see how… Continue reading Writing Styles: Part 2

Outlining and Structure

Writing Styles Part 1

This is a two-part blog series extending on previous posts I've done about outlining. This one is going to focus on my outlining process for my current WIP, The Trinketeer, and then my friend Tanner is going to post about how he writes his novels. Most of my regular readers probably know that I am… Continue reading Writing Styles Part 1

Beta Readers/Critique Partners, Writing Tips

How to Find The Best CP for You

Last week, I talked about the difference between Beta Readers (Betas) and Critique Partners (CPs) when it comes to the editing portion of the writing process. This week, we're going talk about how to find those partners. Since CPs tend to come into the picture before Betas, we're going to address them first. Things to Know… Continue reading How to Find The Best CP for You

Beta Readers/Critique Partners, Writing Tips

Critique Partners v. Beta Readers

This week's topic, and the series to follow it, is thanks to my friend Tanner Childs, and some of the information is inspired by Kim Chance’s Youtube video on the same topic. Beta Readers (Betas) and Critique Partners (CPs) are two groups of people who are essential to the author’s editing process. They typically come… Continue reading Critique Partners v. Beta Readers

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

Chapters: How Do I Write One?

Last week we talked about why I think chapters are important to a longer work. While any and all of those reasons are valid, knowing that you should have chapters is an entirely different animal than actually writing them. Today I'm going to give you my top tips for creating engaging and meaningful chapters. Decide… Continue reading Chapters: How Do I Write One?

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

Chapters: Why Are They Important?

There are many components to writing a book, but few as daunting for over-writers like me as figuring out how in the world to divide your book up into chapters- either once it’s written, or during the drafting process. This post and next week’s are inspired by author Kim Chance’s recent video. "But, Claerie,” you’re… Continue reading Chapters: Why Are They Important?

Writing Techniques, Writing Tips

Showing vs. Telling: When Should You Do It?

Last week, I talked about what it meant to “show not tell” in your writing. To recap: I think of telling as giving the straight facts of a situation, and showing as painting a picture of the situation for the reader. I explained how I believed showing to be a more immersive form of writing… Continue reading Showing vs. Telling: When Should You Do It?