Why taking notes is a good idea

Taking notes while writing a book is an essential step that many writers overlook. Note-taking can be a significant contributor to the success of your writing project. It can help you organize your thoughts, keep track of your research, develop your characters, and plot your story. One of the primary benefits of taking notes whileContinue reading “Why taking notes is a good idea”

Why fantasy is for everyone and how to tell your story

Written by: Tia Eley For my birthday my boyfriend took me to one of my favorites places on earth— a book store. But, this wasn’t just any bookstore. It was a bookstore that primarily carried titles by African American authors. You would have thought I was a kid in a candy shop. I bounced aroundContinue reading “Why fantasy is for everyone and how to tell your story”

National Novel Writing Month: Tips and Tricks

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual event where writers from all over the world come together to write a novel in just one month. It’s a challenging task, but with the right mindset and tips, anyone can participate and succeed. I’ll never forget the first time I participated. One ofContinue reading “National Novel Writing Month: Tips and Tricks”

How to be a Relentless Writer

Relentless means to never give up in your pursuit. This is important for everyone pursuing a dream, especially aspiring authors. It is crucial to stay motivated and determined when working on your book or any writing project because writing can be a challenging and sometimes frustrating task when you’re faced with a blank page andContinue reading “How to be a Relentless Writer”

The Power of Perspective: Experimenting with Narrative Voice and Point of View

Have you ever pondered over the distinction between writing in narrative voice and first person point of view? When I first started writing books, I had a basic understanding of the two concepts, but I was eager to learn the correct method for using them in a novel. I quickly developed a fondness for writingContinue reading “The Power of Perspective: Experimenting with Narrative Voice and Point of View”

The Fundamentals of Storytelling

Writing a story can be an intimidating task for many. People often wonder where to start, what important elements are required to tell their story effectively, and how to make it interesting enough to keep their audience engaged. All of this can create instant pressure. To feel more prepared, it is essential to learn theContinue reading “The Fundamentals of Storytelling”

Storytelling helps change lives

When you hear a story about someone who has overcome challenges similar to your own, it can help you see your situation in a new light. Read more!

How to become a known author in your community

Establishing your presence in the community as an author is an essential step to gaining recognition and building a loyal reader base. When I first became serious about getting published, one of the first pieces of advice I received was to start blogging and connect with other writers. I wasn’t afraid of this recommendation. InContinue reading “How to become a known author in your community”

Interview: The Collected Podcast

I am thrilled to share with you an episode of the Collected Podcast where Jes Biondo from Collected Ministries interviewed me. We had a wonderful and refreshing conversation. During the interview, I shared my experiences of hardship, such as five miscarriages and two assault encounters, and how the enemy tried to keep me walking inContinue reading “Interview: The Collected Podcast”

How to locate writing conferences

When I was an aspiring author, one of the first recommendations I received was to attend a writing conference. I hadn’t heard of them before, so this was certainly something new I’d have the opportunity to explore. I couldn’t attend right away because most weren’t in my area. However, I did look for a localContinue reading “How to locate writing conferences”