Category: Writing Tips

Silencers: Outside Hollywood Movies, Not Everything Can Be ‘Silenced’

Silencers. The movie industry seems to believe one can use a silencer on everything. Another peeve for many who are in the know about guns.

Firearms: The Writer’s Guide to “Knowing Your Weapon!”

Firearms are obviously most commonly used in thrillers, but they can be used in mystery, suspense and that varied kissing cousin genres.

Fight Scenes: Deep Cover & How to Write the Good Fight

If we can stab with it, it’s a weapon. If we can jab with it, it’s a weapon. If we can use it to hit someone, it’s a weapon. If we can throw it, it’s a weapon.

Finding TIME: Five Simple Ways to Finish a Book

finding time, time management, time management for writers, how to finish a novel, Kristen Lamb

Finding time has always been a challenge. While the modern world keeps promising to help us with this ‘finding time’ thing…it’s ALL LIES.

Plot Twists: Types of Twists & Why They’re AMAZING for Stories

Plot twists are a way of ‘shaking things up’ with the unexpected to keep the audience engaged. Also, since people have inhaled so much media (books, series, movies, serial podcasts, etc.) they’re much better at predicting the plot points and guessing the ending.