Very Young Writers: What Characters Do

Hello again, VYWs (and all other writers)! This is totally unrelated, but  do you remember Ship's Log by Brandis, that little Alen's War fanfic I wrote (except it's canon because I wrote it and I'm the author)? Well, school is done, and I finally wrote part two on Figment. Go check it out. Now, let's talk for a minute about characters. You probably … Continue reading Very Young Writers: What Characters Do

Very Young Writers: Break All the Rules!

I'm starting a new series of sorts. Yeah, I sound like a Bible-belt preacher. But my little sister has been asking me all sorts of questions about what she should and should not do with the story she's writing. At last, she asked me to write a blog series for writers her age who just can't handle all this … Continue reading Very Young Writers: Break All the Rules!

Why I Wrote an Encyclopaedia (and Maybe You Should, Too)

Okay. I promise we will have a real post in a few seconds, but first things first. I have gotten this question way too many times, and now I have to clear it up: Yes, Elkay and Kylo have the same surname. No, that was not intentional on my part. I don't know about J.J. Abrams. Get … Continue reading Why I Wrote an Encyclopaedia (and Maybe You Should, Too)

MBTI: The Good Kind of Four-Letter Words

I feel that the time has come for an explanation. Characterization is a strong suit of mine, as you might have guessed from reading my very first post, and even beyond my writing, I have a fascination for how people think. Therefore, when I discovered a tool called MBTI that shows how different people are … Continue reading MBTI: The Good Kind of Four-Letter Words