Today you get to see the details of my interview with Wattpad author Amy Leow, also known as Miss Book Nut! Her book Constantine has reached #1 on the Wattpad Fantasy list, is currently a featured story, and has gathered over 500k reads. Continue reading
This is the second addition in my “DIY” character posts. Today, we’re going to focus a bit on character names. Here are a few questions to get you started: Continue reading
Ah, the title caught your eye, didn’t it? You may be asking what exactly a “DIY” character is.
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Character: An original character an author has created themselves, used only with the aid of their imagination.
This post is a quick “cheat sheet” on how to create your next great character. Let’s begin with a few questions: Continue reading
Recently I interviewed the published author Coco Nichole! Her book Sun Kissed is a featured story on the Wattpad Fantasy list. It has also been featured on two Diversity YA Lit blogs. She is currently working on the final addition to her Encante Trilogy: Tempestade. Here were the details of the interview: Continue reading
From the seasoned story boarders at Disney to the aspiring authors on Wattpad, there seems to be a high rate of orphan protagonists in stories. I understand the need to remove parental supervision (after all, who would willingly let their kid go on long adventures, gain questionable allies, and battle deadly villains?) but is there another way to go about this without making it a story trope? Since it’s a proven method, should another generation of tales continue on like this? Here are some possible alternatives: Continue reading
Continuing on with the interview trend, I recently spoke to the amazing Kristin Jacques. Her books have been highly ranked and praised in a wide variety of categories. Her story Zombies Vs Aliens has been featured by Wattpad, and her other tale Marrow Charm won a Watty this year. Here were the details of the interview: Continue reading
Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to interview my good friend and one of Wattpad’s prominent authors; Lina Hanson! Her works have been ranked in the top 20’s worldwide for multiple genres, and her book Cursed Times- What Now? has been a featured story on the site, as well as winning a Watty (the Wattpad, literary equivalent of an Emmy Award). Here were the details of the interview: Continue reading
I recently did a survey on how people edit their stories, and came up with this list:
Have you ever been stuck writing a scene you just can’t get into? I find that music often helps my writing and gets me into the mood. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here are a few examples: Continue reading
Every author needs social media. It’s a simple fact of modern life. But with so many platforms to choose from, which one(s) should you use? Below is a simple breakdown of a few popular social medias: