I’ve decided to put off what is ramping up to be a major apartment cleaning endeavor. So while life feels cluttered and frazzled, here are a few crisp and clean tech backgrounds that can help with feeling organized. Hopefully, August will be more productive than July! Cheers!
Author Archives: L. P. Savage
Five Reasons why Sequels are Better than Book One
I will start with this disclaimer: not all sequels are better than the original. This is especially true in the film industry. A lot of sequels are made as a fan service and don’t receive quite the same love and care as the original content. When it comes to my love of sequels, I’m referringContinue reading “Five Reasons why Sequels are Better than Book One”
Ways that Help Me Craft Better Characters
Raise your hand if you agree that no matter how good the premise or the plot of a story is, you don’t care about it if you don’t like the characters. I’ve been told that every character should believe that they are the hero of their story. Well-developed characters will engage a reader’s interest, andContinue reading “Ways that Help Me Craft Better Characters”
Keeping Yourself on Track When No One is Holding You Accountable
Due to COVID19, I have been furloughed from my job for the past few months. Besides the financial stress of being out of work and dealing with the state’s unemployment website, my furlough brought up a lot of questions about what I really wanted out of life. If this blog is any suggestion, I decidedContinue reading “Keeping Yourself on Track When No One is Holding You Accountable”
Moving Forward After Finishing the First Draft
As a Newbie Novelist, I often hear that the biggest challenge for most new writers is seeing a project to the end. Last week, I hit a personal achievement by reaching the end of my current WIP, The Uprising: Kingdom in Shadow. At 125,000 words, this is my longest novel written to date. Two typesContinue reading “Moving Forward After Finishing the First Draft”
Free, Downloadable Calendars for July 2020
Summer is here! This month, you are going to positively crush your July goals and hopefully have some fun in the sun along the way. Enjoy these July calendars to help keep you on track and can be saved as either a desktop or mobile wallpaper.
The Prestige Theory of Plot Twists
I love a good plot twist. If a writer can suck me into a story and subvert my expectations with a surprise punch to the gut, I’m a pretty happy camper. If you are going for that “ah snap, I didn’t see THAT coming” moment, it is important to artfully create your plot twist. YouContinue reading “The Prestige Theory of Plot Twists”
When Is It Okay To Cliché?
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One trap that writers, especially Newbies, fall into is writing clichés. These generally tend to cause readers to roll their eyes, at best, or throw their book against the wall, at worst.
Developing A Writing Process
Do I need an outline? Do I have to develop a character questionnaire? Where do I start? So many questions, so many conflicting answers out there. I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I don’t have a correct answer for the above questions. The good news is that it doesn’tContinue reading “Developing A Writing Process”
Free, Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for June 2020!
Say hello to summer as we welcome June 2020 with these free, downloadable wallpapers. Keep accountable for your June goals with a handy calendar and make the most of this month! Stay inspired, friends!