What is Theme?

What is Theme?

Theme is one of those ‘writerly’ words that people sometimes talk about, and say is important, but don’t actually have that much to share about it. It’s one of the most underrated parts of storytelling. This is the first post in a series about...
Elements of a Good Critique

Elements of a Good Critique

I’ve been critique reading for a fair while now, but when I first started off, I was absolutely clueless of what I was meant to do. Basically all I said was “I like this part” and “I like that character” and I didn’t say anything...
How to Make Time for Reading 101

How to Make Time for Reading 101

We all should know by now that reading is an essential part of being a good writer, but finding the time to actually read can be a challenging process. All you crying book dragons out there—this post is just for you. Spare a moment from your busy lives and read...
The Dying Art of Strong Female Characters

The Dying Art of Strong Female Characters

Strong female characters are one of the hardest sorts of characters to write realistically. Harder than writing a realistic POV character from the opposite gender. Harder even than not killing off your mentor character. šŸ˜› Now, before we go any further, I should...

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