I write space adventures and spend way too much time talking about words. Writing is a hobby for me. I’ve been crafting stories, dreaming up worlds, & making characters for so long I decided to share what I have created with the world.
Combatting Writer's Block
Writers will undoubtedly face writer’s block during their creative process and career. And it’s the worst. Writer’s block can leave us feeling trapped, drained, and just overall burnt out from the craft. Totally understandable. Wanting to create, but not having the direction, ideas, or a general barrier between you and your art is a horrible feeling. If that’s you right now, or if you relate, you are not alone. Writer’s block can stem from dozens of different places and it isn’t always just about the writing. Sometimes when we don’t feel good, we don’t feel up to writing. Similar to other tasks, writing costs us energy, and when we’re low on energy, it can be a colossal task. Other times, it may be because we’re afraid of something, often rejection, or imposter syndrome. Like it or not, our health plays a role in our ability and enjoyment of writing. And of course, writer’s block can also stem from a lack of direction or planning with the story, or overall creative inspiration or motivation. It’s almost like writer’s block can come from anywhere. Ugh.
Worldbuilding 101 - Where to even start?
Have you ever sat down to work on your story’s world only to feel completely overwhelmed? It's natural. Creating an entirely new world is a massive undertaking! Even knowing where to start can be daunting. So, we’re going to break down some great tips to get over the fear of too much, and on to creating the world of your dreams. Or, at the very least, of your story. Here, I break down seven tips to help get you going :)
Character Flaws - Tips for Character Development
Character Flaws By: J.E. Keys In reality, nothing and no one is perfect. Therefore, the same reasonable expectations apply to your story and characters. Your characters need to have flaws to make them feel believable. Otherwise, you risk your readers not connecting with your characters, or worse, your story. And that’s certainly something to avoid.
When a Sword is More Than a Sword - Writing Tips for Fantasy Authors
When a Sword is More Than a Sword - Writing Tips for Fantasy Authors By: J.E. Keys So your character carries a sword, eh? Right nice swords are. A very versatile weapon that plenty of prominent characters have found extensive ways of mastering the blade. But while unique fighting styles are wonderful, they’re only a portion of what makes up your character’s combat persona. Commonly, the blade itself carries every bit as much importance as another character’s magic system. Really? Yes — really.