Author: Emilia Dashfire

  • Multiple Project Disorder!

    I have a wild imagination and vivid dreams that always lead to some literary project whether it be flash fiction, a short story, or an entire series of novels. This is both amazing for an aspiring writer to have so many ideas, but also conflicting in which projects I’m more focused on.  I spent two […]

  • New Year, New Perspective!

    As it’s New Year’s Day, I thought I’d talk about introducing new POVs in a story and when’s best to do it. Now, you can keep characters to separate chapters or switch for different scenes. That’s going to be another post on the pros and cons of that. But both of my top favourite authors […]

  • What Is in a Pronoun?

    Why do people automatically think that 1st POV delves deeper into a character than 3rd? I’m sure many of you wonder what I mean. Well, I’ve been scouting the big wide web for opinions on POVs. 1st or 3rd? Past or present… etc. But one thing I found in comparing 1st and 3rd is that […]

  • Fantastic Inspiration and Where to Find it!

    Real life. Write what you know, right? If you have your own story to tell, or someone else’s, then do it. There might be some issues on telling other people’s stories so be sure to check out how to go about it like changing names, locations, minor details for example. But people can inspire in […]

  • Whose Secret Is It Anyway?

    In real life, people only know what they see or experience or what someone tells them. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about 1st POV or 3rd POV since 1st can have multiple POVs with chapters for different characters. And I’ll rant on that another time. So let’s not get confused.  Here, I’m […]

  • Hi. My Name Is…

    I’m currently writing in 1st POV which is new for me. My Starlighters and Elemental Storm is 3rd POV, so dropping the name in sentence one should be pretty easy to do or at the very least the first paragraph. It’s vital. I’ll talk more on my reasons for changing to 1st POV another time. […]

  • Criticism vs Critique!

    If you’ve shared your writing online, you’ll know that tense feeling you get the moment you click “submit” or the morning your work is about to go up for review on an automatic site. It’s scary and brave and exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time. Then you get that first critique. And […]

  • Collaborative Writing!

    Firstly, it’s fun. Secondly, you might learn something from working with someone beyond just giving your opinions and suggestions. And thirdly, it’s fun. That last one was worth mentioning twice. I’ve been lucky with one particularly critter I met last year. She’s become my best friend even though we’ve never met. But we think so […]

  • Writing in Style!

    One reader will enjoy a simpler prose while another, me, will enjoy a more colourful and descriptive style. Sure, this risks falling into the category of purple prose. Why is purple prose so bad? What’s so terrible about pushing the English language to its limits. I’m guilty of a little purple prose so I’m bias. […]

  • For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday.

    Introducting the With Love collection. It’s going to be fluffy and cute and adorable and sappy and full of the things that we should appreciate more. Enjoy… For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday They say good things come in small packages, but your heart is forever growing. Your heart can hold immeasurable love and […]