Tag: writing process

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. […]


by Ari Augustine Posted September 15, 2017 in #Writing, Home / 3 Comments

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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 […]

3 Apps for Writers

by Ari Augustine Posted June 12, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
3 Apps for Writers

Gone are the days when writing was an affair strictly between pen and paper; fingertips and the keys of a typewriter. As technology advanced, so have the methods of writing. Today you can find a myriad of applications to use, whether on your laptop or smartphone, to enhance and compliment your writing experience. Here are […]

Wordy Wednesdays

by Ari Augustine Posted May 31, 2017 in #Writing / 6 Comments
Wordy Wednesdays

As I was writing PCSR, I struggled because I wanted to use words that brought my world to life. I felt myself resorting to words like “rough” or “glowing” to describe what I was seeing in my head but I felt these words were lacking. This is why it’s important, in my opinion, for every […]

3 Fears Every Writer Experienc..

by Ari Augustine Posted April 5, 2017 in Blog / 0 Comments
3 Fears Every Writer Experiences

Writers are people, too. We, like many humans, experience fear, and anxiety when it comes to stringing our souls across the page in sentences. There’s an uncertainty that inherently comes with being a writer and it’s born out of our humanity. Here are three fears we writers must face: You have zero talent. I’m guilty of […]

6 Ways To Improve Your Writing

by Ari Augustine Posted March 29, 2017 in Blog, Home / 0 Comments
6 Ways To Improve Your Writing

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer Write. Write more. Write even more. Write even more than that. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do. Write when you have something to say. Write when you don’t. Write every day. Keep writing.” ― Brian Clark I  recall a conversation I had with an […]

6 Ways To Be A Better Beta Rea..

by Ari Augustine Posted March 26, 2017 in #Writing, Blog / 2 Comments
6 Ways To Be A Better Beta Reader

When I finished PCSR, I went on the grand adventure of seeking beta readers and the process was not without its flaws. For one, I didn’t know much about beta readers or their purpose and I didn’t know where to find them. After this whole process, I made a beta reader wish-list. During the beta […]

The End of Another Draft

by Ari Augustine Posted March 17, 2017 in Blog / 2 Comments
The End of Another Draft

It’s official. I can say with certainty that I understand how Frodo felt when he destroyed the ring and declared,”It’s over. It’s done.” Am I proclaiming I saved the world from an evil overlord thirsting to regain power? Hell to the no. I wouldn’t want the pressure and I’d rather get into trouble with Pippin. Sorry, Middle […]