Category: Book Writing

And Sharing Dark is Hard

And Sharing Dark is Hard

Continuation of last week’s post.  In one of the first versions of the story I wrote about in last week’s blog, the kidnapper had an addiction to porn. This was in one of the very early stages, where the protagonist was still a Christian me who helped him change his life for the better. The …

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Little Hints, Big Surprises

Little Hints, Big Surprises

One of my favorite plot tools is foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a warning or indication of something that will take place in the future. In my experience, the most common example of this plot tool in use is the existence of prophecies within a story. Prophecies also give the character they refer to the “chosen one” …

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Finch’s Thoughts

Finch’s Thoughts

My favorite book to write so far has been A Curious Mask, the one I am currently editing in hopes of getting it published soon. Whilst reading through it, I noticed something that I did that in hindsight, I’m very proud of. Throughout the book, we see into the main character’s thoughts. His name is Finch, …

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The First Draft

The First Draft

A scene in A Curious Mask was bugging me, so I decided to rewrite it. In the original scene, Finch and Rianna were forced together on a raft on the underground river of Montevia. The underground river is the capital’s main source of water, since it’s built into a mountain and surrounded by dry savanna. I decided …

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Coloring Breaks

Coloring Breaks

One test taking tip that I really liked using in school was reading a question thoroughly and then if I didn’t understand it, I would skip it. I was told that this gives the question to the subconscious, which works on it in the background until you go back to it. This helped me with …

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For Whom do I Write?

For Whom do I Write?

I create stories first and foremost for my own entertainment. They help me go to sleep and give me something to think about when I’m staring off into space. I write them down so I can remember them and enjoy them later. The second person I write for is the reader. This is why I …

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Never Get Rid of Old Writing

Never Get Rid of Old Writing

Sometimes I write stories that no one will ever read not because they don’t want to, but because I’m not going to share them. I have at least eighteen notebooks full of handwritten stories that are never going to be seen by anyone other than myself. Most of these stories are first drafts of stories …

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Rant on First Person Writing

Rant on First Person Writing

It’s been a while since I blogged, I know and apologize for that. I was having trouble thinking of what to write about for a couple weeks and then forgot about it until recently. Here is a rant. Writing the book in first person point of view (POV) seemed like a good idea at the …

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Stages of Rebekah’s Writing Process

Stages of Rebekah’s Writing Process

Pregnancy- The story only exists in my head. It exists solely to entertain me, myself, and I. It may be written down in a notebook with pencil and/or ink, but it’s not meant for anyone else to look at. It’s my baby, it must be perfect- My rapid writing stage where I basically want to …

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Compiled World-Building Notes

Compiled World-Building Notes

I tried to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2016, and on the website I found a fantasy forum titled, “You Know You’re a Fantasy Writer When…” A lot of the entries were along the lines of “your world-building document is an 100 page word document and the actual story is 3 pages …

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