As a writer of fantasy, one must learn to understand how magic works and the different theories of its use. If you let the characters in your book or short story run around inventing magic out of thin air, their power will be completely boundless and it will become incredibly unrealistic, because, as we all … Continue reading Magic Theory
I wrote a novel! It took me one year, three months, and twenty days, but that is honestly shorter than I really thought it would take. It ended up being just over 60,000 words, and, while it is not a grand work or anything, I'm really proud of it, and I hope to revise and … Continue reading How to Write Your First Novel
This year, I decided to create a writing contest. I feel it's important to give growing writers a chance to submit their pieces to safe critique. Instead of keeping their writing to themselves so as to avoid harsh criticism, something like this can give them a chance to share their work and see how it … Continue reading How to Win the Writing Contest
About a year ago, I wrote a story that was meant to reflect many fantasy clichés. I think it ended up sounding hilarious, so when I discovered it today I decided to share it with you. Please bear in mind that it is consciously poorly-written. Also, I apologize for the use of zombies, I'm not really … Continue reading Key of Magic – a short story
I wrote a novel. This is how you can too! (Okay, actually, I wrote 76/77 of a novel, and I'm going to finish it soon, but we'll just focus on the starting today. Finishing can be talked about later.) Oh, and, a disclaimer: this is how to write a novel, according to today Levi. Your writing process or … Continue reading How to Write Your First Novel
Hello, blog readers! This Summer, I am not going to write at all. I'm just going to take a break for about three months. You can still read old posts, and I may re-publish a few good ones from the past two years, but as far as new content... I will be saying goodbye. Have … Continue reading Goodbye for the Summer!
I like to write. And I like to write fiction. One of my favorite parts of writing is creating a new character. This post will explain how this process happens for me. First Stage: A Plot is Formed For me, a character is usually born of a plot. Some writers are introduced to a character … Continue reading The Birth of a Character
I just wrote the 40,000th word on my book, The Fantastical Journey of Gavryn Wickert. I am super excited. I should finish that novel in less than a month's time. I shall 'keep you posted.'
If you know me in "real life," then you know that I'm writing a novel! But, if you only know me through this online platform, you wouldn't know that yet. Let me take a moment to tell you about that. About four-and-a-half months ago, under the encouragement of my writing professor, (I pronounced that in an … Continue reading Writing Fiction