When I was in high school, my twelfth grade writers’ craft teacher told me that majoring in psychology for undergrad was one of the best decisions she made for her writing. The school she had gone to at the time… Read More »Want to Write Good Fiction? Study Psychology
Aspiring authors have often come to me asking how it’s possible to write honestly, while at the same time, not being afraid of their own words and what others think of them. I understand the struggle of speaking your truth.… Read More »Afraid to Write? Try Writing Outside Yourself
Being a writer means writing is my passion. And as a fiction writer, there’s nothing else I would rather be doing with my time than weaving together intricate plots in my mind, creating colourful settings and lively relatable characters, and… Read More »Best Tools for Writing Fiction
Maybe you’ve decided to take the leap and create your own ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book. You might have read my article Would Your Novel Work as a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Story? and mapped out exactly what the plot… Read More »How to Self-Publish Your Own ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Ebook
As I was scrolling through editing a novel I had recently finished writing, I came to a section in the plot where the protagonist has to think about whether to duck into a sketchy alleyway and hide from the villain… Read More »Would Your Novel Work as a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Story?
After browsing through and experimenting with free software currently available to build your own ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’, I narrowed the list down to a small number of programs. I list them below, along with the benefits of each. I… Read More »Alternatives to Inklewriter to Use for Your Interactive Novel or Text-Based Game
1. Take a story idea you have It can be anything, as long as you know you can expand on it enough to be a full novel. 2. Set aside a month Take a month off work and your daily… Read More »Your Brain on Writing: How to Write a Novel Every Other Month