I was 16 years old and sitting in a media studies class sitting next to my friend. My friend has nothing to do with this story, but I was sitting next to him. We were watching this teen movie — The Breakfast Club, and learning all about stereotypes. …

Another term for this is Introspection. Introspection is the art of understanding your inner thoughts. When you see a green leaf you and only you know exactly how you see that green leaf, if you like it or if you want. to set it on fire. Or both.

Here are…

Creating conflict can be hard when we love our characters and we want their lives to work out to be perfect. Having characters with no flaws and that get along great with one another is a sure way to make conflict non-existant in your story.

An easy way to create…

You’ve been told to show, show, show, but when is it okay to stop showing and tell moments in your story. People have different opinions on this but I think: Never.

Writing your story is about showing through introspection. If your character is numb, or they’re just watching the world go by with no thoughts, feelings, or opinions of their own, then it is okay to write “Lily walked over to the coffee pot and picked up a blue mug.” Why is it suddenly okay to write like that? Because this is still introspection. The character is not interested in the action, they may be distracted, or perhaps they are not feeling, they have no rections or opinions; perhaps they have just experienced something traumatic and they are just going through the motions of their life.

It is never okay to tell.

Editing isn’t fun, but it is a big part of getting your novel ready to show the world.

This is a list of editing tips from me:

1) Have a…

Breathe in 1…2…3… You’re staring at an empty page, it’s blank. Nothing but an abyss to suck you into the greatest story of all time or an invisible chain that is about to be tied around your ankles to keep you at the desk forever.

Honestly, it’s up to you…

You’ve all heard about showing instead of telling about a million times. But have you heard of the 6th sense? …

Breathe in 1…2…3… You’re staring at an empty page, it’s blank. Nothing but an abyss to suck you into the greatest story of all time or an invisible chain that is about to be tied around your ankles to keep you at the desk forever.

Honestly, it’s up to you…

When writing about setting writers often think about what colours to use or wheither or not the kitchen is next to the dining room but the key to writing setting is commonality.

Find what you and your target audience have in common.

When thinking about setting, the writer wants to…

To build confidence we first need to label what it is we are not confident doing. Is it simply showing your work to anyone? Maybe it’s to strangers or friends that you don’t want to show your writing to.

Do I have a secret for you: No one is perfect…

Livvy Skelton-Price

Novel Writer.

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