For Christmas my wonderful partner surprised me with the tenth anniversary edition of the Mistborn series. I had heard of the series for a long time but was hesitant to tackle it for the sheer breadth of how large of a story it is. But having finished the first book in the series, I can … Continue reading Book Review: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Series #1)
Considering how much I LOVED the first book, Steelheart, I picked up Firefight without hesitation. I thought I would expect the same style of storytelling that was in the first book, more of David Charleston adorkable shenanigans. I was genuinely surprised at how different and questioning this story was but I loved it so much. … Continue reading Book Review : Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
It is something I often ask myself and I believe many rising authors do as well. But how do you determine if what you've written hasn't been done already? Is it still possible to be completely original when so much has already been written and explored? I honestly believe that yes, it is quite possible … Continue reading Is Originality Still Possible?
Character Development is a challenge every author faces when writing a meaningful story. The above is a picture of one of my characters of the story I’m currently working on. I find that drawing my characters helps me to see them better and help them grow. It took quite a long time for me to … Continue reading Writing Tips #2, Developing Characters for your Story
Possible one of the most painful yet rewarding experiences I've had, writing a novel has really helped with my own sanity. For the past couple years it has taught me some lessons in how to write a story that is entertaining to read (depending on your audience of course). Normally credentials are necessary to prove … Continue reading Writing Tips #1, Tips on Writing a Novel from an Aspiring Author