Now, I know I did a similar list to this a while back about teenager clichés to avoid. But, seeing as I’m STILL a teenager, I thought I’d bring up a couple tropes that I, and many other authors, use when writing about teens. (Warning, comedy ahead.) HORMONES, HORMONES, HORMONES! “I was walking in the…

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Hey writing fellows! I know that, after reading tons of fantasy stories and the comics and the movies and the fanfictions (wait, was that last part just me?) we all believe we have an idea of what fantasy stories look like. But it’s easy for our subconscious to insert one or two (or twenty) bad…

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Here are some winter writing prompts, ten of them to be exact, for any writers who feel like they need some inspiration or just a way to get out of that writing funk. You wake up married to your worst enemy. You are trapped in an eternal winter, but then you discover you are the…

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Writers always tend to be crunched for time, whether it be looming deadlines or a very small writing window between lunch and picking up the dog from the kennel. Writing is hard enough, but should you take that extra step and block out a set time to read? And when you do choose to read,…

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