Posts Categorized: Writing Ruminations

Words for Young Writers

I don’t often do “writing advice” sorts of blog posts because I don’t perceive myself as having too much to offer, as I know I’m still learning. I definitely don’t have this writing thing all figured out. But I have learned a bit over the past few years, and though it’s weird to me to realize… Read more »

The End

Last night, I typed “The End” on the manuscript I’ve been working on for the past year! It is an odd feeling, finishing a rough draft. There is a mixture of elation, accomplishment, relief, satisfaction, and happiness… but it also comes with a strange feeling of being at loose ends. Whenever I finish a manuscript, I… Read more »

Research and the Things You Learn

It’s amazing how much research can go into writing a book. Especially a fantasy novel. You would almost be inclined to think that fantasy would require less research than other genres, because, after all, the entire world in a fantasy novel is usually completely made-up! And yet, there is a kind of “Old World” sort of… Read more »