So today I’m going to be talking about my editing process, or, to put it in simply, how I edit my books. First of all, of course, a disclaimer: I am not a professional in this field whatsoever, these are just the things that I have found to be problematic in my writing and wish to fix. This is only my opinion. Secondly, the books mentioned below are not extra ordinary or flawless in any way; I wrote them when I was still nine and eleven and I personally wish to remove them from existence, if I could (that’s part of why I created my ‘Carleton’ identity) but, however, if you wish to learn more about these in depth, feel free to click here. But with that being said, continue reading for some bonus editing tips and also, do what I say, not what I do. GOALS First things first,…

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So you want to start writing a book. However you go about your story, what will really need to capture is a good start – a good first impression. The start is the most important thing – whether it’s a blog post, a movie, a tv show, a book, whatever, if it doesn’t have a good start, people won’t be compelled to go on reading/watching/listening to it. It’s kind of like a blog. Once you’ve driven traffic, you need to sustain it and that will come from the first impression. And that first impression for your book will come from the start. Before you start thinking I’m talking about something I don’t know, I have actually written three books. The third is on its way to shelves. I included this in my about page because I knew I’d need to write about writing, so I’d need to disclose this, but…

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Creativity Slump. So today we’re going to be talking about creativity and productivity and how to get going when you’re feeling demotivated, aka how to get out of a creativity slump. First of all, creativity is something you have to keep at a steady pace, because if you do too much you burnout and if you do too little, you get carried away. Are you ready for a grandma sentence? Creativity is an ember that you need to keep on igniting again and again, but put it out it every time it it starts to spread. Today I’m going to be sharing some tips on how to get back in the mood. I’m also going to later do a post on how to avoid creativity slumps (I’m not even sure if that’s an actually term, but we’re just going to go with it). MY DEFINITION OF A CREATIVITY SLUMP In…

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Hi guys! So today I’m going to be doing the writer tag. I’ve only seen this once before, and I thought this would be a good way to share my overall experience of writing. If you don’t know I already have two posts on writing, one of how I started writing and the second one of the struggles of writing. I saw VivaTramp do this over on her blog, which I highly recommend checking out. So anyway, the writer tag is basically a list of questions writers have to answer about writing. So without further ado, let’s get into it. WHAT DO YOU WRITE? WHAT GENRE? ANY REOCCURRING THEMES? I mostly write in fantasy. I’ve been obsessed with Harry Potter and Percy Jackson since I was eight, so I’ve definitely been most experienced with fantasy, but since grade eighth, I’ve started to shift my focus and reach out farther and…

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Hey guys! So today I’m back with another book – related post. Today I want to talk about annotating your books. When I say this, I not only mean story books, but I am talking in general about books – text books, magazines, zines, newspapers, your old diaries or journals – anything you read a lot. I personally do this in storybooks and magazines.I also think this can be a great tip for organising a diary or journal. And it has changed my life. When I was a kid I used to be very paranoid about cracking my spines and turning corners of my books – I was so paranoid about it that I barely was able to make out the words on the pages – reading was literally difficult. However, recently I have had a complete shift of opinion. Because now, it’s not fun anymore. It’s not fun to read – to…

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