Barbara King is a first-time author of the new dark fantasy novel The Dark Gods. King is a recent college graduate from Southern New Hampshire University where she earned her BA in Creative Writing.
Writing Action Scenes
Action scenes are some of the most thrilling and exciting parts of a story. They can keep readers on the edge of their seats and create high-stakes drama and suspense. Whether you're writing a novel, a short story, or a screenplay, knowing how to write effective action scenes is essential to keeping your readers engaged and invested in the story. Here are some techniques for creating high-stakes drama and suspense in your action scenes.
9 Tips For Writing the First Draft:
Writing the first draft of a novel can be an intimidating and overwhelming task. However, it's an essential part of the writing process and one that every author must face. If there's only one thing about a first draft that you need to know - it's that it's going to suck - and that's ok. There's not a single author alive (Or dead) on this planet that write a perfect first draft. Spelling errors, plot holes, and all other sorts of things happen to everyone. However, the first draft is the most important because it's you getting the words onto the page. After that, editing can fix just about anything. Here are some tips and strategies for getting those first words on the page and starting your journey toward a completed manuscript.
Finding Your Writing Voice
Writing is a form of art, and like any art, it requires creativity, passion, and most importantly, a unique voice. Your writing voice is what sets you apart from other writers and makes your work distinctive. It is the way you express your thoughts and emotions on paper, and it reflects your personality and experiences. However, finding your writing voice can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to writing or struggling to establish your style. In this article, we'll explore some strategies for developing a unique writing voice that will help you stand out in a crowded literary landscape.
Creating Conflict in Your Novel
Every story needs conflict to keep readers engaged and invested in the outcome. Any I don't mean conflict as a big battle or some big space race. There's conflict in all stories - even Pride and Prejudice has conflict.. lots of it! Conflict is what drives the plot forward, creates tension and drama, and ultimately leads to a satisfying resolution. But how do you create conflict in your novel? Here are some techniques and tips to help you add tension and drama to your story:
Managing Your Writing Time
As a writer, finding time to write can be a challenge. Between work, family, and other responsibilities, it can be difficult to carve out the time necessary to write a novel. However, with some time management strategies, you can find the time you need to pursue your passion for writing, and well - there's no other way to say it, but you need to stop procrastinating and putting off your writing for reasons and reasons.
When writing dialogue, it's important to create authentic conversations that feel natural and engaging for the reader, or else your reader might get thrown out of your story faster than if they had dropped the book into a pile of something that comes out of the back end of a cow.
Motherhood in Literature
Motherhood is a complex and often challenging experience, full of highs and lows. It's a journey that has been explored in countless works of literature, both classic and contemporary. From beloved characters like Marmee in Little Women to modern-day mothers like Celeste in Big Little Lies, literature has offered us a diverse and nuanced perspective on what it means to be a mom. In honor of Mother's Day, let's celebrate some of the most memorable moms in literature.
How to Overcome Writer's Block and Get Back to Writing
Writer's block can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience, but it's important to remember that it's a common problem that many writers face at some point in their careers. The good news is that there are several effective strategies for overcoming writer's block and getting back to writing.
I Finally Reached 1000 Views On Vocal Media
Hey, exciting news! I have finally hit 1000 views on Vocal Media! It's been a journey filled with ups and downs, and along the way, I have learned quite a lot about what works and what doesn't. So, I thought I'd take a moment to share my experience and some tips that might help you on your own Vocal journey. Let's dive in!
Creating Twists and Surprises
One of the most satisfying things for a reader is to be caught off guard by a surprising twist or turn in a story. As a writer, it can be challenging to craft these unexpected moments while still keeping the story believable and engaging. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can learn to create twists and surprises that will keep your readers guessing until the very end.