The fantasy genre may be a vast, magical landscape, but there are always three core areas of any fantasy story that are key – worldbuilding, magic systems, and themes. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at writing a fantasy story, these areas are a great place to begin your fantasy journey – check … More The Basics of a Fantasy Story
Where can you find inspiration? Well, I’ve got some top tips on how you can find inspiration when you can’t find any – you can check out my guest blog on Inspired Lines Editing right here! Photo Credit: Shelby Miller on Unsplash
Yes, other people might have written stories before, but yours is your story. No one else’s. No one else can write like you can. Create your own story, and people will read it.
I know, the finish line looks so far away, but you can finish it. You can get to the closing pages of your novel. You can type that final line. You can end on a bang and leave readers wanting more. I know you’re in the middle of the story right now. You’re in the … More You Can Finish (Monday Inspiration)
Get a hobby, people say. Normally roughly around the time when you’ve sighed about work and not having much to do at the weekend. But then, finding a hobby is easier said than done. Especially when you’re in the middle of a slump and staring down the barrels of existence wondering how on earth life … More Why writing is a good hobby
It might feel like you have an impossible mountain to climb this week, and that’s okay. Show up. See what you can do. You might surprise yourself in the process.
Create the future you want to believe in. Make it possible. Trying to follow a dream is more than just creating the thought. It’s digging deeper in yourself and finding a way to make it possible. Even if you know there will be pitfalls, even if you know it will be hard. You can create … More Make It So (Monday Inspiration)
Editing is hard because you are far away from the new-ness of the beginning and still far away from the end goal you hold in your mind. Everyone has this. Everyone has tough days, hard days, days where nothing is achieved. It’s okay when you’ve had tough days. Keep going. Keep editing.
Your writing doesn’t have to be good to be worthwhile. It doesn’t need to be published, or read, or edited. The fact you chose to sit down and create today is enough.
Only you can believe in yourself. No matter whose else believes in you too, you know you can do this. You wouldn’t have tried otherwise. It’s nice to have other’s believe in your vision. It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling that what you are trying to create is meaningful. But external validation is just … More Believe In You (Monday Inspiration)