Yes, the rumors are true! Late in 2020, my good friend Tabitha asked me to join the Inkitt advice team. I’ve been loving it ever since! If there’s ever an opportunity for me to help others in their writing journey, you know I’m so there. So today, I’m sharing my most recent FIVE FAVORITE articles that I’ve written for Inkitt. Read on for all that and more, below!
Writing Advice I Didn’t Listen to When I Started
These are the things that plagued my brain when I started writing, and I hope to keep other aspiring authors from the same fate. It’s all well-meaning advice of course, but nothing that fit my vision for what I wanted my books and experience writing to be like. And that’s totally okay!
What to Do When That Slump Hits: Fixing the Middle
The middle part of the book is ALWAYS the part that gives me the most trouble, without a doubt! So I’ve shared the tips and tricks I’ve learned that help you work through that without pulling out too many hairs in the process. You got this, just stay with it!
Writing Fight Scenes: Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Okay, I’ll level with you here: I usually outsource my fight scenes to my friend who is naturally way better at writing them than I am. That’s not saying that I don’t know what makes a fight scene good though – I just have trouble executing them effectively sometimes. So read this article with that in mind, and if you want to check out my friend’s writer blog, I highly recommend that HERE.
What Makes Young Adult Novels So Appealing?
YA is my specialty! I read almost exclusively YA, and that’s largely because I have pink hair and a Peter Pan complex. Well, kind of – point is, I’m having trouble feeling like a real grown-ass adult, so these books allow me to escape a little bit from real life and all the stresses that come with it.
Modern Romance: When Mundane Becomes Magical
I may be a hopeless romantic, but I do love writing and reading romance. In this article, I shared what I think are the pillars of a good contemporary romance. Of course, this is all super subjective, but if you want one writer’s opinion, here it is for you.
Gigs like this writing for a publication I know and trust is such a rare treat, and I look forward to my weekly column every single time. But most of all, I love knowing that I’m helping others break through their struggles and bring their story to life.
If you enjoyed any of these articles, feel free to let me know in the comments – I would love to hear what resonated with you!