Story Wiki

Stories have SO MANY things to keep track of. Especially if you write fantasy. There’s character description and personality, locations, the history of your world, different races and what their capabilities are, etc. I could never hope to keep all that...

Outlining

Returning to my posts about my writing process, today I’m talking about what can be a surprisingly controversial topic in the writing community. And that is: To outline? Or not to outline? Inspiration There are authors out there who swear by having little to no...

Book Package

Last week I posted about how before I start writing a story, I do an in-depth study of the main characters to figure out what they want, why they want it, and what’s in their way of achieving it (particularly how they’re in their own way of achieving it)....

Character Study

Before I start writing a new story, I need to spend some pretty serious time with the main characters. Yes, I need to figure out their name, appearance, abilities (since I write fantasy), etc. But that’s not the really important stuff. To figure out what I have...

Exploring Reverse Harem Tropes

Before I began rewriting The Genie Whisperer, I heard advice from another author on the importance of writing to genre and meeting reader expectations. Her advice was to study the best books in your genre and take note of repeated themes and tropes that would be good...