NaNoWriMo – My Experience

So I haven't been very active here lately. That's ok because I've been busy. Very Busy, as in, I finished November and won NaNoWriMo! For those who don't know NaNoWriMo- standing for National Novel Writing Month, is a worldwide writing event that takes place throughout the month of November, where the goal is to write 50,000 words. That's 1,667…

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A World of Magic (part 2.) – Introducing your Readers to your Magic System

❝I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.❞ -R. A. SALVATORE, Streams of Silver. A good understanding of your Magic System is like the foundations of a…

Discovering a Character’s Voice

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”  - Ernest Hemingway. When reading a book we all want to connect to the characters. We want to feel their pain or their happiness, to relate to their relationships and respond to the way they act and…

A Gift of Love

Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought. ― Yip Harburg I once heard an argument between two musician friends of mine. Sitting at the cafeteria in the Music Academy, they were talking about famous pop and folk singers. One person was advocating for listening mainly to singers who…