Category: #Writing

Writing Strong Female Characte..

by displacedcactus Posted May 23, 2018 in #Writing, Home / 0 Comments
Writing Strong Female Characters

I love reading, but I’m very particular about books. There are a lot of things that can make me dislike a book, but the number one complaint I have is when the female characters feel poorly written or lack agency. Because I want to enjoy more of what I read, I’m sharing my thoughts on […]


The Six Elements of Fiction

by Ari Augustine Posted October 16, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
The Six Elements of Fiction

Writing is born through instinct and practice. If you want the stories you write to be effective and structured in a consistent manner, it couldn’t hurt to review the basics. Obviously, grammar and spelling are important, but today, I’m referring to the basic elements of fiction: style, theme, character, point of view, plot, and setting. […]


Skin Deep: Five Prompts To Get..

by Ari Augustine Posted October 5, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
Skin Deep: Five Prompts To Get To Know Your Characters Better

#NaNoWriMo2017 is 27 days away. I’ve been informed by nano vets that plot and world-building should be top priority. Each tidbit of advice was eclipsed with a warning: Know thy characters. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,910 […]


Rejection Letter #6

by Ari Augustine Posted September 21, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
Rejection Letter #6

It’s a strange experience when I speak to non-writers about receiving rejection letters. To the outside world, hearing nothing at all is the greatest of news. Inside a writer’s world, it’s silent code for “no, we are not interested in your work.” Which, if I’m being honest, stings a little. No one likes being ignored […]


42 Days Until NaNoWriMo 2017

by Ari Augustine Posted September 20, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 4 Comments
42 Days Until NaNoWriMo 2017

If I could sum up 2017 in a single word, it would be intense. Arduous would be appropriate, too. In April, I moved to Seattle, Washington. Through May and June, I queried my novel, hunted for apartments, and enrolled in college. June through August heralded earning work as a freelance writer, attending summer classes, acclimating to […]


WRITE LIKE A HUMAN

by Ari Augustine Posted September 15, 2017 in #Writing, Home / 3 Comments
WRITE LIKE A HUMAN

The first poems I ever wrote were pitiful creatures. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,910 other subscribers Email Address


September 2017 Book Releases

by Ari Augustine Posted August 31, 2017 in #Writing, Home / 0 Comments
September 2017 Book Releases

Fall book releases are magical. They have the ability to make me tremble in my rubber wellies with excitement. I live to get my hands on a new adventure, one a world barely contained by covers. My fingers are all too eager to free it, word by word, one page at a time. This is […]



Rejection Letter #5

by Ari Augustine Posted August 21, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 3 Comments

If there is one consistent factor when it comes to querying, it’s the waiting game. It can take anywhere from weeks to months before you hear anything back. The phrase “No news is good news” is no longer a comfort. In the writing world, no news is the most commonly expressed NO. Two months ago, I […]


Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Sme..

by Ari Augustine Posted August 9, 2017 in #Writing, Blog / 0 Comments
Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Smell

Thanks to my love affair with Sleeping At Last’s latest releases, I’m inspired. This week, I want to explore the senses: smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing. I won’t overwhelm you with them all this week but I can promise interesting ways to say “smells nice” and “that’s stinky”. Aromatic (adj.) – pleasant and distinctive […]