‘Writing Magic’ Tips

‘Writing Magic’ Tips

I’m currently reading Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine, author of Ella Enchanted. It’s aimed at 10 – 12-year-old’s, but there’ve been some great writing tips so far that I wanted to share. The first is about beginnings, which apply to any...
The Value of Backstory

The Value of Backstory

What if there was a way you could innately understand how your character would react in every situation and show your reader than tell them? A conversation I had with a neighbour about this inspired this post because that’s what backstory does. It allows you to get to...
Your Creativity Thermostat

Your Creativity Thermostat

What if there was such a thing as a creativity thermostat, a creative zone you’re comfortable working within, like a usual genre or style of writing? I recently listened to a short training call from Peter Sage. In it, he said the number one thing that stops people...
There Is Meaning In The Ordinary

There Is Meaning In The Ordinary

I’ve been listening to Brene Brown’s audiobook The Power of Vulnerability. In it, she talks about how, in today’s society, no one strives to be ordinary; we all want to be extraordinary. How does that affect us as authors? It might be why you haven’t written your...