I'm having a crisis. A mental break down or something. Nothing makes sense anymore. What is my book? What is a book? What is life? What am I doing here? I have no idea. I've re-read this project so many times, it doesn't make sense anymore. I feel like I'm in a time warp. My … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Six: Time Warp
Let me guess, you're writing a fight scene and your character seems to be able to brush off every punch without so much as an "Ouch." Hey, don't worry! We've all been there. Being a writer is hard. Especially when you characters are feeling something that you can't relate to. I was struggling just like … Continue reading 40 Things your character can do when in Pain
To celebrate finishing my first draft, I want to share a little bit about my book with you! And by a little bit, I mean the bare minimum that you probably already know. Sorry, I've had a lifetime fear of being plagiarized, but that's another story for another time. Like any good project, it needs … Continue reading Book in progress: part five — A little bit about my book & dealing with doubt
Heidi ho readers, and welcome back to the mini-series on the adventures of a nerd where I explain the four character arcs as simply as possible. I am finally back with part two and today we are going over Negative character arcs. Character arcs are the inner journey the character takes over the story. If … Continue reading The Character Arcs: Negative
You know the writers who will finish their book with almost 200,000 words? Yeah, that's not me. Currently my novel is a novella. But, hey, I finished!!! This is the first time I've ever finished a project of this size! I started my second draft June 13. There's something so special about being able to … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Four: I think you are know what this is about
Hey there! Long time no read! I had my posting schedule for May all worked out, and then I decided the Adventures of a Nerd needed a makeover. Inside and out. So if you notice that a post or two is missing and a few things are rearranged, that would be why. I am also … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Three: Clock’s ticking, dude.
Hello and welcome back to the book in progress series! This is the series where I talk about what I'm writing, the challenges I'm facing, how I plan to overcome them, but overall, I complain about everything that's going wrong. The reason I have been MIA for the past month is because I have been … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Two: Too Much Inspiration?
A character's arc is the inner journey the character takes over the course of the story. There are four different types of character arcs: Positive, Negative, Flat, and Redemption. In this four-part series I am going to take you though how each of these arcs work, starting with the most common which is a positive … Continue reading The Character Arcs: Positive
Are you facing writers block? Going through a creative dry spell? Here are some of my favorite prompts and challenges for getting our of a slump! Parodies I love parodies! It's so easy, all you do is rewrite your favorite book or movie in a different genre. Like Treasure Planet or Pride and Prejudice and … Continue reading Writing Prompts Guaranteed to get you out of a Slump
Hello, readers and writers, and welcome to the new and improved 'Book in Progress'! Last year I had started this series but it was really unstructured and random, but that was at a time where I was struggling to get back into writing after a short break (btw, never do that. It is almost impossible … Continue reading Book in Progress – Part One: A new-ish start.