I am not a finance blog, but (I have experience in paying off these damn loans and I might as well pass it on to the youngins who could benefit from this.) Firstly, go through the work to make your own long-term plan for payment. The plans offered by loan servicers are extraordinarily underwhelming if… Continue reading Paying Back Your Student Loans
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Ebooks VS Print: What’s The Difference?
A book is a book, some might say, but no two books have the same design considerations — and that goes for the same book when designed for different mediums! A book that will be laid out in ink and slotted on a shelf will not have the same design considerations as one stored on… Continue reading Ebooks VS Print: What’s The Difference?
Redemption Arcs: Atonement Over Punishment?
So, you've picked out a promising character for a redemption arc and you're excited to explore their emotional journey. Doing their story justice is of the utmost importance to you... but how do you do it "right?" How do you make the audience want it as much as you do? Since you're on the internet… Continue reading Redemption Arcs: Atonement Over Punishment?
Redemption Arcs: What Makes A Character “Redeemable”?
Redemption arcs are both much-beloved and much-reviled narrative arc. Audiences like rooting for people who actively try to do good in the world! This applies to protagonists who seem naturally inclined to virtue, but it applies just as strongly to characters with a spotty past, who struggle through their vices to improve anyway — because… Continue reading Redemption Arcs: What Makes A Character “Redeemable”?
How To Write Multiple Love Interests
Writing one believable love interest can be tricky enough on its own — writing more than one at once is an even more delicate balancing act. Whether you're writing the traditional love triangle, a more complicated series of potential suitors, or a polyamorous union, it takes time and care to make sure that each one… Continue reading How To Write Multiple Love Interests
Why You Want To Publish Should Change How You Publish
We're often taught that, if you complete a written work of anything at all, you have exactly two choices ahead of you. Do everything yourself and self-publish, or go big and aim to impress the big names. But you have more options than that in reality! And which option you should take should naturally follow… Continue reading Why You Want To Publish Should Change How You Publish
How To Get Yourself Writing Again
Last week, I wrote about how writing at your own pace can be more effective than rushing yourself, and at the beginning of that article, I promised to address how to get yourself writing again if you haven't for a while. Because even when you're not pushing yourself to write constantly every day, making a… Continue reading How To Get Yourself Writing Again
Writing At Your Own Pace: Better Than Rushing
Recently, I've brought up the fact that my progress on my novels went up significantly when I ignored that "true authors write every day" advice and stopped trying to make myself write in every spare moment that I had. Now, this article is not here to say that you can just shrug your shoulders and… Continue reading Writing At Your Own Pace: Better Than Rushing
Beta Reading: How Do I Get Useful Feedback?
I've written a couple previous articles on beta reading — specifically on how to be a good beta reader yourself, and on figuring out what feedback is the most useful and relevant to you. Giving and taking feedback are both good and necessary skills to have. But once you're ready to show off your story,… Continue reading Beta Reading: How Do I Get Useful Feedback?
7 Tips For Self-Publishing
There are a lot of things I wish I'd known before I'd jumped into self-publishing for the first time. While I can't give advice to my past self, I can definitely give it to other people who are still working out the process for themselves. So here are seven things I've learned about self-publishing over… Continue reading 7 Tips For Self-Publishing