Tag: writing fantasy

  • Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 2

    Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 2

    Writing may come naturally in some ways, but not necessarily in others. One writer might have the ideas for a fun story with a good structure. Another might have a knack for writing dialogue, while another is better at scene-setting or world-building. These are just a few aspects that make a good story.  Working with […]

  • Writing and Reading Ranting – Don’t Feel Bad I’ve Not Having Enough Time!

    Writing and Reading Ranting – Don’t Feel Bad I’ve Not Having Enough Time!

    Lately life has been getting to me, and I haven’t had much time or brainpower to write or read. It happens to all of us. I meant to post this yesterday but forgot.  Instead of huffing and getting frustrated about it, I’ve focussed on short posts for my writing blog which I’ve hashed out while […]

  • Writing and Reading Ranting – What’s the Point if You Don’t Follow Through?

    Writing and Reading Ranting – What’s the Point if You Don’t Follow Through?

    A writing and reading rant today since this both annoyed me as a reader but made me think about how I could avoid this as a writer.  I’m going to start off vague so as not to spoil a recently released best-selling fantasy series. I recently saw a video review of a widely-wanted scene from […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part Two!

    Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part Two!

    In my previous post, I mentioned a forum post on a writing website where a struggling writer was overwhelmed with their writing projects and hated their job. Firstly, I get it. I’ve had crappy jobs in the past that suck all my energy so I don’t feel like writing after a long and shitty day. […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part One!

    Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part One!

    Because I can’t imagine not writing, and if you ask yourself this too off, then something isn’t right.That doesn’t mean you should stop writing. But maybe it’s time to evaluate how writing fits into your life. In this post and the next, I’m going to be breaking down two of the most important things a […]

  • All Alone!

    All Alone!

    Characters might spend time alone, either before or after significant events. Preparing and processing is important for character motivation and consequential actions. It can also keep throughs out of busy scenes where it might distract from the moment. Here are a few things I like when reading or writing characters on their own.  Keep it […]

  • Random Update!

    Random Update!

    Don’t forget to check out my Reading Ranting for thoughts on reading and book reviews. Feel free to ask about my Writing Ranting Discord group @lovefantasy#0367. Follow me on Instagram and TikTok. Writing is going really well. I rewrote the intro the Out of Ashes, which is now with a couple of writing friends for […]

  • Writing a Series!

    Writing a Series!

    Writing a series can boggle a writer’s mind before you get things figured out. If you plan to write multiple standalones with overlapping characters and world-building, then you have more freedom with plots. But if you plan for your series to be one massive story with shorter installments in each book, then you need to […]

  • Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover!

    Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover!

    Writers go on about the first page or chapter of a book being a deal-breaker, and it is as far as the words go, but sometimes, the cover is what catches a reader’s attention before they even check the blurb or read a sample.  A dull or low-grade cover will put me right off. I […]

  • Work/Life/Writing Balance!

    Work/Life/Writing Balance!

    It’s ironic that my last post was about how writing is the same as running a small business, and then I go and do almost nothing writing related this month. Normally, I’d feel bad about that, and the lack of creative outlet would drag my mood down. But it’s done nothing of the sort. I’ve […]