5 Books I Recommend

I’ll probably do one of these posts every once in awhile just to give you some interesting ideas for books I really like and think are of high literary quality. My goal is to mention the ones that people may not read as much and don’t get quite as much attention as they deserve. 5) Another […]

Five Tips for Beating Writer’s Block

Hi there, my lovely literaries! It’s been a while, sorry about that. But with finals and my last semester finally behind me, I should be able to get back into a regular routine of uploads. This weeks main focus is writer’s block; we’ve all experienced it, we all hate it, but it just keeps coming […]

Update!

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Organization

First thing’s first: Organization is not the same for everyone! I cannot emphasize this enough. Just because Jimmy Joe hates flow charts, doesn’t mean that Billy Jean has to hate them too. Types of Organization: Obviously there’s going to be some missed but these are just a few ways to help you organize your novel. Flow […]

Random Writing Prompt #1

A hundred miles from any life or village, there is a perfect circle burned in the forest. Tell the story of how it got there and why it’s important.

Random Writing Prompt #2

The main character in an adventure story has been cursed by a witch. Now, they must continue on their path and save the world…as a literal cat.

Editing is A Process

Editing doesn’t mean reviewing it once and calling it done. In fact, it’s best if you edit multiple times. The first time I edit, I try to look at the big picture. I pay attention to ebb and flow of the story or essay and make note of the push and pull. Is there too […]

Getting a First Draft

There is one thing everyone needs to understand about first drafts: it doesn’t need to be good, it just needs to exist. No one else has to see your first draft, you can be selfish with it and never let it see the light of day–that’s okay! The first draft is your draft. That said, if you […]

This is Me

It’s an age old story of a girl and her blog, sitting alone in her room, writing feverishly, praying some anonymous reader will understand her… This is not that story. My name is Mary Knutson (pronounced Kuh-noot-sun) and the truth is, I am not a girl sitting alone in her room praying to be understood. […]

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.