Marion: The Importance of Feeling Seen

For this week’s Musings post, I wanted to kick off a new blog series I plan on writing over the next few months: Tales of Nottingham Character Reflections.

Basing Fictional Characters Off of Real People

Today I wanted to discuss a widely controversial topic in the writing world — basing fictional characters off of people you know. While at first glance writers (and even readers!) may think that it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, there are definitely some cons to this method of characterization that writers should be aware about…

Tumblr Aesthetics & the Villager Cast

So C.S. Taylor gave me the idea to use Tumblr aesthetics to describe my characters.  I’ve always wanted to try this but just never had the time to do it.  And then I thought — what better place to do it than in a blog post?

My Editing Process

Hi, everyone!  Today I’m going to be talking about my editing process.  I briefly discussed this in an Instagram post when I was posed the question not too long ago, but I thought it might be neat to recap it here and possibly go into a little bit more depth…

What’s in a Name?

For some people, the biggest struggle—aside from titling a story and actually writing the
story—is naming their characters.  Admittedly, this is a difficult process, because it’s never the same…

On Characters

Here are the topics we’ll be discussing in today’s post: Character Development, Keeping Character Voices Distinct, How to Manage Multiple/Differing Point of Views.

My Pre-Writing Process

When coming up with the topics for this blog event, I was asked to share about my outlining methods.  It’s a wonderful topic, but I’ll admit that at first I felt pretty confused.  How would I go about discussing my outlining methods?  Did I even have methods?  And the more I thought about what goes into my outlining process, the more I realized that my outlining methods encompass more than just the outline for my story…