Writing Tips and Tricks

What Does the Gecko Say?

So You’ve Started Writing, but You’re Hitting some Road Blocks….

And that’s just fine! Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, memoir, screenplay, or poetry, nothing gets accomplished in a day. There’s a lot of writing advice out there, so I’m going to keep it simple. Fiction and non-fiction writing have two very important components, characters and plot. Everything else- setting, dialogue, you name it- can be organized into these two categories. What you do before and after you write the story, can make or break it. Click the links below to learn how to get started on your writing journey.

Character Development

How do you write well rounded and interesting characters? Check out this list of questions that forces you to create a better understanding of your OCs before you get down to business.

Plot Development

What do you want to write about? And how do you make it a story? You have lots of things to consider, and lot’s of research to do, so let’s get started. (Coming Soon.)

Outlining and Editing

Writing may be the meat of your project, but what you do before and after is essential. How do you plan out your story? And how can you perfect it? (Coming Soon.)


Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.

Stephen King


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