It has come to my attention that there are too many different character roles when writing a book. Protagonist, main character, side character, love interest, villain, bad guy, antagonist etc etc. While most are pretty obvious roles, there are some whose roles aren't as clear cut. Today I'm going to be talking about the villains… Continue reading Villain VS Antagonist
Welcome one and all, to my new series located on my (also new,) writing channel! As per my writing goals for this year, I aim to read at least 12 books. In order to have some form of accountability, I give you Sarah Does Books. Where I review/rant about the books I read this year.… Continue reading Sarah Does Books
When you first start writing, you quickly realise there is a lot to learn. And with so many different variations on writing/revising techniques it can get a little confusing. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to plot my novels, to revise them once their written, and to organise CPs and beta readers-… Continue reading 10 Quick Writing Tips
I've been on an unannounced hiatus since October, mostly due to late pregnancy symptoms and an unwillingness to do any work. But it's 2019, I'm back, and I'm ready to work! It has come to my attention, (not that I didn't already know this,) that I like to plan. Like, a lot. I plan so… Continue reading Writing goals 2019
You've probably heard this somewhere during your writing journey: 'If there's no conflict, there's no story.' It's one of the main elements of story telling. It's easy enough to come up with a character and a goal, but if that goal is easily achieved it makes for a rather boring story. It's important- and often… Continue reading 5 ways to create conflict in your novel
Revision seems so simple when you first think about it. Take that awkward sounding sentence and make it not sound awkward. The three times my MC has rolled their eyes in that one scene? Make it one. Need to add some tension? Kill someone. But revision isn't as easy as you first think it is.… Continue reading Revision Woes, or why the Hell is Revision so Difficult?
Writing advice. One things all writers are more than ready to dish out. But there are certain pieces of writing advice that you always hear- you can never seem to get away from it. I'm always in two minds about writing advice, especially ones I see frequently. Because while they can be useful, they can… Continue reading Writing advice debunked