I really enjoy making up sayings for worldbuilding. But there are three aspects of it that are especially fun. What I Love about Creating Colloquialisms for My Book 1. Designing the Evolution of the Original Meaning Sayings change as culture changes. Either words get replaced by similar sounding words because the phrase is heard rather … More The Best Parts of Making Up Sayings for Worldbuilding
Writing about an in-progress romance novel is hard. Writing about it on WordPress is even harder. Here’s what I mean: 5 Ways Writing About My Romance Novel Is Hard 1. Avoiding Spoilers I’m still trying to figure out how to describe parts of the book without including too many spoilers. Even describing the main characters … More Why Writing About an In-progress Romance Novel Is Hard
I had Disney’s Sleeping Beauty playing in the background (like I do), and maybe it was because of a pensive mood or simply rewatching the movie as an adult, but I found myself thinking more deeply about Flora’s gift of beauty than I ever have before. And noticing some inconsistencies or strange details. How Did … More Flora’s Gift of Beauty in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
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You know I like writing to music, movies, tv shows, etc., but I never write to news. Why? Short answer: it would drive me crazy, and I’d get no work done. Long answer: news is distracting because… It’s like popup ads on your computer – it’s deliberately trying to attract your attention by changing topics … More Why I Never Write to News
I didn’t get much sleep last night, and I feel like it’s derailing my entire week – losing sleep affects so much! My brain is so off-kilter. 🥴 Like I’m playing catch-up or always a step behind, and that feeling lingers like a bad cold until I get a few full nights’ sleep under my … More Losing Sleep Affects So Much
I’ve seen and heard of readers accusing authors of taking things from other books (My personal favorite instances are someone accusing Tolkien of taking ideas from the Harry Potter series and someone accusing J.K. Rowling of taking ideas from the sparkling vampire books. *cough*). It makes me think that might just be one of the … More Taking Things from Other Books
I’m really struggling to wake up lately. And to stay awake afterward. I don’t know if it’s depression or something else (are there illnesses that only have exhaustion as a symptom?). When I get up, it’s like moving through a fog or wearing weights. Like every motion is extra hard to complete, and I have … More Exhaustion: Depression or Something Else?
What is a romance novel without euphemisms? Is that even possible? They’re such a standard part of the love scenes (even in the books closer to erotica) that I sometimes wonder if you could even write a romance novel without them. Of Euphemisms & Romance Novels What Is a Euphemism? In layman’s terms, a euphemism … More Can You Write a Romance Novel without Euphemisms?
I’m not feeling great, so there won’t be a full post today. In fact, as soon as I post this, I think I’ll go back to sleep. See you Monday!