Why I Don’t Outline

Hey, A. E. here. Today I want to talk about why I specifically, myself as my own writer, do not outline. This is not a post about why other writers should not outline, but why I personally do not. I think writers need to write in a way that is productive and conducive to getting…

On Writing: Worldbuilding Pt. 1: Setting

Hey there, A. E. here. Today is all about…worldbuilding! It is honestly my favorite part of the writing process, next to the actual writing of the book. I love to worldbuild and I like talking about it. Today’s post is the start of a new series on Worldbuilding. I’ll go over each aspect of the…

Fall In Love with Reading….Again

Hi, A. E. Costello here. Welcome to my blog! I know that it seemed like I had completely abandoned it without warning, and well, I’ve returned. I’ve been ill, and had surgery two months ago. Now fully recovered, I’m back to my blog and ready to continue on it. So with no further ado, the…

On Writing: Criticism

Hello, A. E. here. On this blog I’ve talked about how constructive criticism is better than praise. Today’s On Writing post is about criticism as a part of writing life. If you’re a writer, you need to get criticism. First though, what is a critic? A critic doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You’re…

Read A Lot, Write a Lot

A. E. here. I ask you, why do you have to read to write well?  The answer is quick and easy: Reading teaches you how to write. That’s the most simple clear cut way of putting it. If you don’t have time to read, then you don’t have time to write. You know who said…

On Stories: “End”

A. E. here. Today is one of my “On Writing” posts, where I talk about certain subjects and topics that deal with writing and the writing life. Today, I want to talk about the ending of stories, or rather, the fact that stories NEED to end. Let’s pretend you’re on book twenty-five of a series….