Hey all! Oceane here. As someone who is just beginning to figure out her own self-publishing journey, I've come to realize one thing that all self-publishers should know: Editing is extremely important! Maybe you already know this, maybe you don't, but it is important to understand. I myself have gone back and forth on whether… Continue reading Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers
Elaborate title, right? If you couldn't already guess, I'm not a huge fan of romance. Sure, I love a good ship, I will melt a little during an adorable scene, and occasionally I won't roll my eyes at a "first kiss." But the thing is, romance in books today is sadly lacking in quality. Instead… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer
I'll be honest, I'm terrible when it comes to organizing my time and life. I let the things I care about the most get pushed to the side in my zealous pursuit of success in life. But, success isn't always everything. Far too many times I've missed out on a wonderful memory because I wasn't… Continue reading Prioritizing Writing Despite Stress and Life
The young woman yawned softly, her golden curls cascading down her shoulders. She blinked slowly, not wanting to rise from her massive and expensive bed. It was the first day at a new school and she was certain no one would like her, especially not the tall, blonde, blue-eyed, and slender girl with an enviable… Continue reading Typical Cliches and How to Avoid Them
I love reading YA. It was always my dream as a little kid to finally be able to browse through the Teen section of the library and pick a book from there. Unfortunately, that dream still hasn't quite become a reality. What is it with the romance? Honestly, I want to know. Every YA novel… Continue reading The Young Adult Genre and How it Has Changed
I'll be honest here, I'm not the patient type. As a writer, that's not a good trait to have. It's the main reason I have yet to finish a full length novel actually. I've always gotten too impatient with how slow the story was going and I'd eventually discard it. Here's a quote I found… Continue reading Just Write!
My first piece of writing advice, and an important one, at least to me. The love triangle If I were to list all the stories where a love triangle was present, we'd be here all day. Why does everyone see the need to add one? We all know how they always end. Either the rejected lover… Continue reading Avoiding the Love Triangle