Writing Tip Time–Why, Lip Bite?

Are you familiar with the whole “lip biting=flirting, wants to kiss” idea? Well. It’s ruining my writing. When I bite my lip in real life, I do it because I’m nervous. Not because I’m flirting with someone. Body language experts and science back this up too. I mean, check out American Psychological Association, saying lipContinue reading “Writing Tip Time–Why, Lip Bite?”

Chekhov’s Gun: How I figured out a backwards concept

The basic principle of Chekhov’s gun: if you show a gun hanging above a fireplace in the first act, it sure better get used by the conclusion of the story. It’s a clear illustration of foreshadowing, and using all elements of a story for a precise purpose, and not giving false promises to the reader.Continue reading “Chekhov’s Gun: How I figured out a backwards concept”

Thus Goeth Writing (according to a non-plotter)

How I sit down and write a novel: Step 1–sit down. Step 2–open laptop. Step 3–go to google docs. Step 4–write a novel. Ta-da! Hundred thousand word novel now complete, yay! …but for reals, let’s talk about writing process. *** I hope you’re familiar with plotters vs. pantsers. If you’re not, then…are you curious? IContinue reading “Thus Goeth Writing (according to a non-plotter)”