writing

A Campground Tale

A childhood terror, you ask?  Well. I don’t know about terror. But I have this memory that doesn’t quite line up with… reality?  I was probably seven or eight at the time. I was with my family on vacation at… Read More »A Campground Tale

More Editing Tips

We’re on to the next set of editing tips.  I would be lost without ProWritingAid.  This editing software helps fine-tune a document of any kind. It also helps you become a better writer. Since I’ve started using this software, my… Read More »More Editing Tips

Horror Prompt 3

Marien Reed brushed her hair off her forehead and smeared flour on her nose before returning her focus to kneading the dough on the countertop. Her seven-year-old son, Stuart, dashed past her and bumped her leg. “Slow down!”  “Sorry mom!”… Read More »Horror Prompt 3

Shadow People

So, I’ve been thinking about creepy things, as usual. And I stumbled across this lovely woman on TikTok who talks about folklore and mythological beasties. And she really makes ya think. A recent video she posted talked about the shadow… Read More »Shadow People

Editing Tips #4

Continuing with my tips for the second round of edits. After I get storyline worked on, I rework description and dialogue. And after I know all these details of my book, I work on my pitch.  Starting with description. Each… Read More »Editing Tips #4

Q1 Rollup

I created a learning plan for this year and broke each quarter down by topic. The first quarter, I focused on the basics. Plotting, outlining techniques, and character development. Going back to the basics was really fun. I worried there… Read More »Q1 Rollup

A Busy Sunday

Hey, I’m on tiktok @kylieraewriter If the video doesn’t load for you (it was giving me problems trying to embed) you can click here instead 🙂 Just a little clip of all the things I do when I need to… Read More »A Busy Sunday

The Bridge

They say no one’s been to the other side. They say no one knows where it leads. They say it’s impossible to cross, and many have fallen to their death. They say I shouldn’t even think about it… But I… Read More »The Bridge

Editing Tips #3

My second round of edits focuses more on the big picture; the developmental edit stage. I look at the story as a whole and make sure, first and foremost, that it makes sense. I make sure every character has a… Read More »Editing Tips #3