3 Novel Planning Tips


I’m what’s known in the writing world as a “plotter”.

Basically, I plan my novels in advance before I start writing them. I do outlines, character sketches, and detailed synopses before I ever type out “CHAPTER ONE”. This is just what works for me; it prevents me from losing focus halfway though the story. Extensive plotting keeps me from being overwhelmed after I finish the rough draft, since I was able to (mostly) avoid needless subplots.

Throughout the years, I’ve come up with some fun ways to make story planning easier. Here they are:

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5 Novel Trends I’m Tired Of

As if this wasn’t totally obvious…I love books.

And I’ve read quite a few of them.

The more I’ve read, the more I’ve noticed trends that just drive me crazy! Some things were clever the first few times, but after a while I realize I’m seeing them everywhere. And some things I’ve always found irritating.

So¬†here it is…


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Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Genre: Dystopian

Divergent .

One of the biggest fandoms alongside¬†Twilight¬†and¬†The Hunger Games.¬†It has all the elements of the typical YA novel: tough heroine, mysterious hero, a bit of rebellion, and a whole lot of action.¬†All of my friends read it and loved it, so I decided to give it a try. After reading it, I decided it wasn’t the worst thing I’d ever read…but I also didn’t think it was the best book I’d ever read.


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