I was originally going to call this post "Lee is always depressed and anxious and crying and a complete useless wreck who wants to die," but that title was too long. So instead, I decided to keep it pretty simple. Stress! What's more relatable than being stressed? What author hasn't experienced the nail-biting, lip-chewing, lying-awake-at-night-staring-at-the-ceiling-in-a-panic … Continue reading Stress
I know that the general tendency of authors is to write too much on a first draft. It's entirely understandable; you want to get all of your thoughts down on paper, so you just pour out all of the words that come into your head and then pick out the good ones later. However, there … Continue reading Help! My Book Is Too Short
There's been a lot of talk in the writing community in particular and the world in general about how to keep going when things get miserable and the world as we know it starts to crumble against the repeated assaults of authoritarian fascism and the increasing courage of racist, misogynistic bigots. (Yes, I'm one of … Continue reading Keeping Going
This piece is going to be a little more intense and a little less polished than I usually like to make my posts, but I think this is something that it's important to talk about. It's also going to be talking a lot about my personal experience in specifically history classes, and the way white privilege influences … Continue reading Learning “History”
I mean, it's not like there's anyone who reads my blog to care, but I'm back from my one-month hiatus that I forgot to publish the post telling you all about. I'll be back with another proper post soon. Thanks to anyone who stuck with me, and whatever happens, just keep writing.
How do you tell your readers what they need to know about your world and story and characters without just dumping all of the information on them in one long paragraph of boring? That is a very good question. Oftentimes, writers fall into a trap called info-dumping, which is exactly what it sounds like; throwing … Continue reading Exposition
Hey everyone! This is my first proper post, and so I figured that I would tackle that eternal struggle faced by just about every writer I've ever met at one point or another; writer's block. In this post, writer's block is going to be defined as when you have a work in progress and you … Continue reading Writer’s Block
Hi. My name is Alindra Lambert. I write under A. S. Lambert, and at this point in time have very few publications with which to back up all of the unsolicited writing advice that I'm going to post on this blog, which to be quite honest I will probably forget about in two days anyways. Ideally, … Continue reading Hello