plot a story

How to Plot a Story from Beginning to End

A story is a bunch of incidents and scenes put together, but…

A story is a bunch of incidents and scenes put together, but you already knew that. What you’re here for is how to plot a story. How can you create an entire novel from beginning to end? It seems intimidating when you are starting out as a writer; however, it can be done, as the numerous published writers have already proven.

Who vs. whom

Who vs. Whom: A Simple Trick to Remember

I am going to be honest and admit that I have struggled…

I am going to be honest and admit that I have struggled with this rule myself. Who vs. whom is abstract to foreigners learning English, and it is even hard for English native speakers. I was once a foreigner, and although I am an American author now, I can still understand why people have a hard time with this rule. Nonetheless, I have mastered this grammatical rule along the years, and I am happy to share my knowledge.

writer's block

3 Steps to Get Rid of Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a writer’s worst nightmare. You sit at your desk…

Writer’s block is a writer’s worst nightmare. You sit at your desk without ideas or motivation. Who’s going to write your novel if you’re not? Dread sets in, gives you an existential crisis. You think, I am a failure. But this is where you need to tell your inner critic that it is wrong and to shut up and act. Here’s how you can get rid of writer’s block:

NaNoWriMo

What to Do at the End of NaNoWriMo

With November nearing its end, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is also…

With November nearing its end, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is also nearing its end. The good news is that you do not have to worry about the 20,000 words you have yet to write by the deadline. Instead, you can continue working on your story, because, after all, writing a book should be a yearly endeavor and not just a one-month activity.

NaNoWriMo

Should You Do NaNoWriMo Or Is It a Bad Idea?

For those who do not know, NaNoWriMo stands for National November Writing…

For those who do not know, NaNoWriMo stands for National November Writing Month. This event urges all writers to write 50,000 words or finish their novels in just 30 days. Why November? Who knows, but this month has been the month for writers to get their acts together and start working. The only question is, is NaNoWriMo a good idea or will it only give you an awful first draft?