Tag: writing

  • Writing Update- The Fourth Wall Series.

    Writing Update- The Fourth Wall Series.

    Oops. I meant to give this one last check yesterday before posting it, since I post my writing ranting on Wednesdays. This week has been a bit weird with final prep for summer camp at work and family health stuff getting to me. Actually, this is perfect way to introduce todays post because it’s something […]

  • Writing Ranting – How Realistic Are Your Characters? Part 2

    Writing Ranting – How Realistic Are Your Characters? Part 2

    Warning: Spoilers of Zodiac Academy, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and The Dark Artifices ahead. Disclaimer: I don’t read a lot of LGBTQ+ books purely because I don’t come across that many recommendations from the sources I find new books from. That being said, quite a few books in my preferred genre include LGBTQ+ […]

  • 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 […]

  • Book Review – A House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – 3.5 Stars.

    Book Review – A House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – 3.5 Stars.

    Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. I really liked this story but didn’t make it to a high rating for me. It got my attention enough to keep reading each chapter. The world was very […]

  • Reading and Writing Ranting Advent Calendar!

    Reading and Writing Ranting Advent Calendar!

    Oops, I forgot to post these. The past couple of months have been super busy with more hours and responsibilities at work, a new writing project that I got to 38K for NaNoWriMo, and planning a Christmas camp at work. Luckily, I have some long weekends to relax and spend time with my family over […]

  • Killing Characters!

    Killing Characters!

    Someone has to die in fantasy fiction, right? But why? Two main reasons for me are… 1 – To have an effect on another character.  It could be an inciting incident near the beginning of the book.  It also works to weaken the character just as they’re close to their goals.  Or, it could send […]