1 December

After a month of ignoring my social life so I can write everyday I have completed my rough draft of 50150 words.
This was my first NaNoWriMo, it was spectacular.
I love the saying, “if you want to write sit down and write.”
NaNoWriMo forced me to keep writing even when I felt like my story was horrible or when I ran out of words. It forced me to fall into the habit of writing everyday and thought me not to edit while writing the first draft.
What stood out the most was that I got to meet writers in and around my town who even though they age older then me doesn’t think I ask stupid question.
So this is me saying thank you NaNoWriMo.

“Write”she said.

Who has heard the phrase said is dead?

Well there is two sides to this and it can create arguments in discussions between writers. Are you allowed to use the dialog tag said?

Yes you are, and you should.

When writing dialog it is in fact better to use no dialog tags. dialog tags are to add to dialog and characters themselves. The way your character said something should not distract your reader from what your character said.

Dialog tags such as, shouted, whispered, sobbed and so forth should simply be used once to set the tone of how the character is speaking after which you should not use any dialog tags that isn’t said until the tone in witch the character is speaking changes.

More than two characters.

In cases where there are more then two characters you will have to use the tags more often so the reader doesn’t get confused with who is speaking, in these cases it is better to simply say said.

Keep it simple.

the reason you should preferably use no tags is because it all becomes a bit much. Ask yourself, does the reader know who is speaking?and does the reader know how it  is said?

As long as the reader knows these two thing you should keep the dialog tags to a minimal and simply focus on what is being said, there is no need to add to much.

 

 

 

Writing, it’s a job

This past weakened we had two big party’s and three extra people sleeping over, one of whom doesn’t respect my writing one bit.
But still every time there was even a small break in party planing or guest entertaining I sat down and I wrote. It is the fastest I have ever written. On Saturday alone I wrote 2670 words in two hours.
My point is get serious about your writing and sit down and write, don’t tell yourself excuses like “but you need to get ready” especially if its still two hours before whatever you’re planning. Even if you’re not working on a deadline protect your writing times and whatever you do write every day.

Writing prompt Villain

Villains aren’t naturally born evil they grow evil and usually they don’t even notice so my prompt is write a day out of your villains everyday life before he became a villain. After all I have never met an evil five year old.

Write in

Last night I went to a NaNoWriMo write in and it was really worth it.
A write in is where a bunch of writers come together and write.
We did two words prints and had lots of coffee but the best reason to go to a write in is to meet the other writers in your local area.

Me being the youngest there was quite a few jokes thrown my way and even a gift voucher but it was tons of fun we traded email addresses and arranged for another write in.
It was great and I’m loving the people I met.

3 tips on adding romance to your novel

I am not comfortable with the thought of any of my family members reading about romance in my writing. Unfortunately for me the two main characters of the story I’m writing seem to be flirting behind my back.
Although I’m still trying to stop this it made me realize that at some point romance will have to be a part of my story’s.
So here is 3 short tips on adding romance to your story.

1. Romance doesn’t just come from nowhere, make sure it develops smoothly so that kissing scene doesn’t throw your reader out of the story.

2.  Intimate moments isn’t just about what they’re doing, add what they feel beneath their fingers, what they smell, what they hear and so on.

3. Girls like guys who make them laugh. Make your couple funny when their together.

Writing prompt: your day.

Pick a moment out of your day any moment and rewrite it in first person.
Where you in an argument? where you laughing at dinosaur jokes with your friend? where you writing a test? What ever you were doing today pick the most outstanding moment and write about it in as much detail as possible.