Comfort zones: Nature, horror, supernatural, suspense.
- Always strive to improve my writing, weakness or not.
- Branch out and write anything I can.
- Detail- I love adding all the details that make writing come to life, making my work live and breathe on its own.
- Showing, not telling- This goes with detail in that I want to show you what’s happened, not tell you how it happened.
- Working within limits- I hate limitations, word counts, rules against what I can and can’t use or do. They can be good challenges, but I wouldn’t want to work like that everyday.
- Self criticism- I tend to be really hard on myself and my work because I know there’s always something that could be changed; that’s the nature of writing.
- Detail orientated- I want to paint a vivid picture, so you can be just as involved in the story as I am.
- No dialogue tags- I stay clear of them as much as possible unless they’re necessary, then said is all I need. My teacher once told me that a reader should be able to know how something is said by the words they say and the actions around it.
- No Adverbs- I avoid them at almost any cost; it goes with showing not telling for me.