There’s writing rules, and then there’s Chuck Wendig

In my first big edit of my current WIP, I was keeping an eye out for simple spelling and grammar mistakes and glaring plot holes. Now that I am doing another more thorough edit of my novel, all I had to do was look up ‘Words to avoid while writing’, and I uncovered a whole new, confusing web of knowledge that makes my brain ache. I’ve identified flabby words to … Continue reading There’s writing rules, and then there’s Chuck Wendig

Killing off a favourite character

In one of my previous posts I wrote that one hallmark for good teenage angst is this: Either chooses original first love, or the first dies and he/she chooses the second (can be reversed) I’ve written my novel in such a way that it could be either. I feel that either situation could work (and both would be emotionally painful as intended for the reader), but … Continue reading Killing off a favourite character

A ‘very’ long list of words to avoid when writing

I’m in the editing phase for a novel right now and I have been searching through my first draft (thanks Ctr+f) and deleting and editing certain phrases. I already knew to avoid words such as ‘suddenly’ and ‘a lot’. But there are so many more I had no idea about The general consensus from all the writers (in the resources listed below) is that certain words need to … Continue reading A ‘very’ long list of words to avoid when writing