Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Preparing For Camp NaNoWriMo 2015! What We're Writing!

So, both Penelope Grace and myself are going to be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in April (which, if you've followed us for a while, isn't a surprise. I mean, we met through Camp NaNo (July) last year and we literally never stop talking about NaNo in general!)! Yay! Cue excitement!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Advice For Writers #30: Deciding What To Write Next

Sometimes it's pretty clear what you should write next. Maybe you just finished the first in a series and want to start on the next. Maybe it's a duology and you need to write the second half. Maybe you have an awesome idea for the companion novel to the book you just started querying! Either way, you know right away what you need to be working on next... Sometimes it's not so clear.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weekly Muse #30: Let's Talk TV

Different works of arts require different types of interpretations. In books, you can see a dragon in hundreds of different ways. We have those... adorable little dragons from YA Paranormal novels, "The Game of Thrones" dragons, and that dragon from the Book of Revelations. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Our Journey So Far #28: What I Want To Write

Alex Steele here today to talk about what I've been working on and everything.

So, Camp NaNoWriMo is coming! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!! Cue simultaneous excitement and panic because I have no idea what I am going to be writing!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Advice For Writers #29: My Schedule Is Full

Oh, yes. These dreaded schedules. Don't you hate them? Seriously. Monday, busy. Tuesday, busy. Wednesday, busy (got to save time to watch Supernatural). Thursday, busy. Friday, busy. Saturday, super busy. Sunday, DON'T BOTHER ME! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekly Muse #29: Music For Distractions

Alex Steele, here again, talking about some music! Now, you may be wondering, what does music, that distracts you, have to do with finding inspiration? Well, it's simple. Sometimes you're in a rut, you can't concentrate or you're just plain stuck and you need to distract yourself. Give your mind a break and time to come up with the thing that's on the tip of your tongue by itself. That's what the distracting music is for!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our Journey So Far #27: A Bunch Of Girl Problems

Do you know what I hate about periods? Periods. I hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it. And I can't really write when it is that time of the month. Grr!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Advice For Writers #28: Back To The Basics

Going back to the basics. Sometimes you get stuck. Maybe it's in your sixth draft or maybe your first. It can happen at any stage of your writing. And a lot of the time (in my experience) it's because you're missing something. Some piece of plot, some character, just a simple scene or two, but SOMETHING. That's when you go back to the basics.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Weekly Muse #28: A List Of Chapter Titles

I used to have a sarcastic list of chapter titles for TBQ (The Black Queen). (See it under this cut). 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Our Journey So Far #26 Alex Steele and Constantly Learning

Alex Steele here with an update on what I am working on. I thought that today I'd do something a little different. Our Journey So Far is supposed to be where we give you all an update on what we are currently working on. Instead, I'm going to talk about new things I've discovered about myself and my writing recently.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Advice For Writers #27: Writing As A Whole

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm bringing us back to ALMOST the very beginning. Writing. Writing the first draft. Writing the start, the first chapter, of the story. The prologue. Whatever is the first part of your first draft (I have to admit that I almost never use prologues). 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Beautiful People #4.

Beautiful People is a writers meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In! Every month there is a set of ten questions that they post for everyone to answer about their characters! It's both a way for readers to get to know your characters better and for you too. If you're a writer we highly recommend you check it out as it's all kinds of fun!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekly Muse #27: What Inspires Alex Steele

Alex Steele here again with some Weekly Muse. This week I thought I'd do something I've only done once(here) and that's to pick one of my books and list out a bunch of random things that inspired me to write it(or outline it as it may be). I did it back in November(I think?) with my book This World In Gray, this time though I'm going to be focusing on Goth Girl a book I am currently outlining.

The cool thing about this post is it includes all kinds of inspiration! Not just songs or quotes but pictures and feelings, anything and everything random!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Our Journey So Far #25: Penelope Grace

So what am I up to now? No. Not pranks. That is next month. (So I'm giving you all a head's up). What am I doing? And what will I be doing this week (and next week)?

Monday, March 2, 2015

6 Month Check In! Grace and Steele Interview Each Other!

So....Grace & Steele is officially 6 months old! And we're both really excited about it! This post is going to be just a little back and forth between Penelope Grace and I, similar to the first post we ever did, and just a little check in on all we've done in the last six months, sound fun?

Advice For Writers #26: Tips For Dealing With Rejection

Alex Steele here to talk a little bit about dealing with rejection.