Reveries Co. is Closing Its Doors

Reveries Co. is closing its doors! After a lot of thought and consideration and other synonyms for deep ponderings, I decided to close Reveries Co. At this time, we’re not getting a lot of business – and I am not able to continue finding several hours a week to maintain the blog, social media channels,…

Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Your “Boring” Prose (Guest Post by Rachel Scheller)

Hello writers! Today we have a post by Rachel Scheller. Rachel is sharing about why you don’t have to worry about writing “boring” prose. 😀 Let’s get right into it! When I first started writing, I had a story that I wanted to tell. It was a fanfiction, actually. I found the idea fascinating, and…

Using MBTI to Develop Characters, Part 3

Heyyo! Here we are, folks — at the last blog post in the MBTI mini series. I’ve got 4 more points for you, and then I’ll let you go back to your daily lives. Let’s start before I forget what I was doing and get lost in a staring contest with my betta fish. (His…

Using MBTI to Develop Characters, Part 2

Hey there! Welcome to part 2 of my MBTI mini-series! Today we’ll pick up where we left off last week, explaining 4 more ways to use MBTI to develop better characters AND giving real-life examples*. *meaning real-life examples from my fictional world—but the examples are real because a real author went through this—meaning me ……

Using MBTI to Develop Characters, Part 1

Today is part one of my three-part series on using the Myers-Briggs Typing Indicator to develop complex characters. If you’re not interested in using MBTI, well, that’s okay. It’s not for everyone—just skip these blog posts! However, I find that the pros far outweigh any cons I’ve heard. Today will be a shorter part because…

If you’re writing fast, does that mean you’re writing badly?

One of the things I think is important as a writer is to learn to write fast. Early on in your writing career, this is not necessarily vital; however, as time goes on, and especially if you begin to write professionally, you will probably need to write fast. Now, granted, not everyone wants to learn…

Chapter length, story length, and more: the ultimate guide to how long you should be writing

How many words!? This is a question I’ve heard repeated over and over again in every writing forum I’ve ever visited. Writers just want to know how long their chapters and their books in general should be. The problem is, there’s not a solid answer. “How many words!?” Most the time I find myself saying,…

Does writing for money make you a sell-out?

Let me just start by saying … no. But I’d like to be more detailed than that, of course! 😉 Over the years, as I’ve worked with various authors on various communities, I’ve heard just about everything. One of the things that makes me roll my eyes the hardest is that judgmental claim: “You’re a…

3 Tips to Work Your Way through a Writing Slump

Today we’ve got a blog post that is applicable for all shapes and sizes of writers because all shapes and sizes of writers experience the phenomenon of a writing slump at one point or another. In my opinion, it doesn’t mean “time to give up.” It means time to push forward. And here’s how! #1:…

Pros and Cons of Rapid Releasing

Have you ever heard of rapid releasing? Rapid release is a book launch strategy for authors who are able to put out a lot of high-quality books in a hurry. The theory behind it is that if you can publish a book every time the last book you published starts to drop off in engagement…