How to Write a Book – Finding Inspiration and Generating Ideas to Write a Compelling Novel
Finding inspiration is a magic, of sorts, but just because it’s surprising doesn’t mean it’s impossible to recreate. How to Write a Book – Finding Inspiration
31 Writing Prompts to Get You Inspired (May 2023)
Whether you are a seasoned wordsmith or just starting out on your writing journey, inspiration can be hard to come by. To that end, I’ve prepared 31 writing prompts that will get you inspired to write, if not your next novel, then a few scenes or micro story to keep you in the writing habit.… Continue reading 31 Writing Prompts to Get You Inspired (May 2023)
30 Writing Prompts to Get You Out of a Rut (April 2023)
Writing prompts are a great way to jumpstart your creativity. And for beginner writers, they’re an excellent practice drill.
How to write a book — Understanding the 5 Stages of the Writing Process
In this post, we’re going to go over the five stages of the writing process that makes writing a novel much easier.
How to Write a Book – A Comprehensive Guide to Start Writing a Novel
In this post, we’ll delve into the writing process and explore practical strategies for generating ideas, developing your story, and outlining your book
5 Ways to Get Started Writing Book Reviews
Readers and authors alike benefit from more people writing book reviews, and can enrich the reading experience for the community, and support authors, traditional and indie alike.
8 Best Writing Apps and Software (2023)
In this list, we’re going to be looking at the best writing apps and software that makes the writing process easier, as well as tools that are, in my opinion, must-haves for any writer out there, amateur or not.How
Let’s Get Lit Fest: Panelist Author Interviews with Alechia Dow, Rena Barron, Namina Forna, and Jordan Ifueko!
Welcome to the panelist interview portion of the Let’s Get Lit fest Black authors week! I had the pleasure to interview these incredible authors, and I’m still reeling from being able to work with them! Check out their great advice for aspiring authors everywhere. Me: Introduce yourself and explain what experience you have in the… Continue reading Let’s Get Lit Fest: Panelist Author Interviews with Alechia Dow, Rena Barron, Namina Forna, and Jordan Ifueko!
Let’s Get Lit fest: Featured Books for #Black Authors Week
Check out the awesome featured books for the Let’s Get Lit fest Black authors week! Remember! For every confirmed purchase of a featured book, you get a Lit badge, which gives you an extra entry in the giveaway at the end. All you have to do is take a snapshot of your receipt and DM… Continue reading Let’s Get Lit fest: Featured Books for #Black Authors Week
Let’s Get Lit Fest: Author Interviews with Porsha Deun, Roseanne Brown, Talia Aikens-Nuñez, and Ivanna Sanders
Get ready for the next round up of interviews for the Let’s Get Lit fest! Check out these incredible authors and their encouraging answers to my interview questions. Again, it’s so amazing to be able to have these conversations with them, they’re so talented and inspiring. So let’s get right into it! Me: Please introduce… Continue reading Let’s Get Lit Fest: Author Interviews with Porsha Deun, Roseanne Brown, Talia Aikens-Nuñez, and Ivanna Sanders
Author Interviews with C.C Uzoh, Blair Cousins, Kalynn Bayron, Nandi Taylor, L. Penelope
Hope you guys have been enjoying the Let’s Get Lit online fest so far! Natalia did an amazing job hosting Latinx authors week and now it’s time for my turn around the tour for Black authors week, so be sure to check back here for updates during this week. I had the honor to interview… Continue reading Author Interviews with C.C Uzoh, Blair Cousins, Kalynn Bayron, Nandi Taylor, L. Penelope
Black Authors Week: Featured Authors Showcase!
I’m so excited to be interviewing these wonderfully talented authors for this week’s showcase, so without further ado, let’s get right to them! Author of RAYBEARER. Fan of revolutionary girls, 4c curls, & Jesus. Will work for fried plantain. Author of Maya and The Rising Dark. Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories… Continue reading Black Authors Week: Featured Authors Showcase!
Let’s Get Lit Book Fest Authors Showcase!
The day is officially here for the Let’s Get Lit online book festival! We have so many authors featured that we can’t wait to introduce you to. Everyone one of these authors are extremely talented and coming out with some exciting books, and you shouldn’t miss a single one of them. But before we get… Continue reading Let’s Get Lit Book Fest Authors Showcase!
Introducing the Let’s Get Lit Online Book Fest!
In the midst of the current pandemic, many authors, especially debuts, have been affected by the cancellations and lack of ability to travel to promotional events. Which is why my friend Em and I have gotten together our blogger friends to arrange for a fun online book fest we call Let’s Get Lit! To make… Continue reading Introducing the Let’s Get Lit Online Book Fest!
My Review of Gilded Wolves
Okay, before I get into the review, I’d like to first state something. Ever since I’ve decided to be more forthcoming on the blog and on social media, I’ve been confronted with the problem of trying to encapsulate everything I like to do in a way that makes it easier to share with you all.… Continue reading My Review of Gilded Wolves
THEY’RE HERE! Illustrations for the Main Characters of CONQUEST!!!!
It feels kind of weird posting art here on my writing page, admitting it was me that did it. But it feels so good. So I did this. I drew the characters of my story, and it was so much fun, finally bringing my imagination to life. I’m always drawing for other people, and I… Continue reading THEY’RE HERE! Illustrations for the Main Characters of CONQUEST!!!!
Halp. (Also, Plans for Dragon Bones Character Drawings!)
I wish I could tell you I’ve been magnificent progress on all facets of my life, but that would be a lie. My entire life is Dragon Bones right now. I only know how to answer questions in terms of Jashi or Kahmel. I need help. I’m working overtime to make sure the next Dragon… Continue reading Halp. (Also, Plans for Dragon Bones Character Drawings!)
DRAGON BONES: CONQUEST COVER REVEAL
The day is finally here!!!! I started writing this story April of 2018. I never would have guessed it would have come all this way by February 2020. I can’t wait for you guys to see what I’ve been working on this whole time, carefully editing, crafting, and preparing everything to fall in line together.… Continue reading DRAGON BONES: CONQUEST COVER REVEAL
WE HUNT THE FLAME review!
I finally got the chance to read WE HUNT THE FLAME and here’s my review on it! I’m new to this whole reviewing thing so bear with me! The system I’ve decided on for reviewing is as follows: ♥️ Did not enjoy ♥️♥️ Had some winning points, but over all, didn’t like it. ♥️♥️♥️ Someone… Continue reading WE HUNT THE FLAME review!
Languages I’m Excited About Learning Right Now!
Hey guys! So as I persevere to talk more about myself, haha. I thought I’d share the languages I’m learning right now and how I’m learning them! If you’re just here for great language learning methods, I’ll list that first! I’m learning Korean and Chinese right now, so here are my sources and my language… Continue reading Languages I’m Excited About Learning Right Now!
Why I Also Go by Rebecca Brown, and Why I Never Told You
Hey guys. Most likely, you all know me as Celeste Harte, the writer and author of DRAGON BONES: CONQUEST. However, a few of you may also (or exclusively) know me as Rebecca Brown, an artist and illustrator of book covers, character drawings, and all things artsy. However, if I really chose to open up for… Continue reading Why I Also Go by Rebecca Brown, and Why I Never Told You
DRAGON BONES NEWS
Hey, you guys, we’re getting closer! Things have been happening!! For one, Dragon Bones: Wedded has had a name change. The new title is now Dragon Bones: CONQUEST. Got a nice ring to it, right? Secondly, I have seen some things in my inbox and it is colorful and beautiful and something I can’t WAIT… Continue reading DRAGON BONES NEWS
CC Gossip Corner #4: Best Dare Costumes, Tiger Heists, and More
Welcome back to CC Gossip Corner! Miss me? Lol I was sick last week so it was reaaaally hard to even look at my phone, much less write a blog post, but I’m all better now and back with some of the funniest shit from two weeks ago 🤣. That week was wild, so let’s… Continue reading CC Gossip Corner #4: Best Dare Costumes, Tiger Heists, and More
Prepping for NaNoWriMo, Are You Ready?!
I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for NaNoWriMo this year! Do I have enough projects to work on as it is? Of course I do. Is that stopping me? NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST. I’ve decided to work on this epic-fantasy idea that’s been nagging me for a while. It’s got a… Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo, Are You Ready?!
CC Gossip Corner #4: Egg Fights, Family Reunions, and Demon Slaying
Hey guys! Today makes a month we’ve been doing CC Gossip!! It has been a lot of fun, I gotta tell you. Some threads just get too crazy to fit in snapshots, but I get what I can and it’s still insane. So let’s get right to it. True Friends I’m fairly sure @gladiusquintus’ Cress… Continue reading CC Gossip Corner #4: Egg Fights, Family Reunions, and Demon Slaying
Interview With Katerina King
Hey guys! I had the pleasure to interview the lovely Katerina King about her new novel coming out Oct. 31, Malediction! It’s the first in the series, and I’m so excited. Malediction follows the life of young witch Ophelia ‘Scarlette’ Petrova, and her objective to survive all of the chaos thrown at her at one… Continue reading Interview With Katerina King
CC Gossip Corner #3: Adoptions, Lies, and Lady Adventurers
It’s that time again! This week has had my sides hurting, and it’s a looooong story to try to understand it all, so I’m going to have to start with the one that will help you understand everything else (though even that’s not the beginning, the beginning was hard to find). The Third Father that… Continue reading CC Gossip Corner #3: Adoptions, Lies, and Lady Adventurers
NaNoWriMo, Friends Doing Awesome Things, and Finding Motivation
My friends are so inspiring to me. Like honestly, seeing them do the things they love always makes me feel inspired to keep doing what I do. With NaNoWriMo coming up, I know you know how important that is. There are some things coming up that I’m honestly SO excited for that you should be… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Friends Doing Awesome Things, and Finding Motivation
CC Gossip Corner #2: Relationship Drama, Museum Raids, and Tragic News
Hello and welcome to the second installment of CC Gossip Corner! Every Saturday I gather the best, worst, and ridiculous of Character Chaos and bring it all here, so without further ado, let’s get right into some of the mess that’s happened this week. Bones. I can’t even say that I completely understand this one,… Continue reading CC Gossip Corner #2: Relationship Drama, Museum Raids, and Tragic News
CC Gossip Corner #1: Character Confessions, Fun with Alcohol, and More
Hey everybody! I hope you’re as excited as I am about the first ever CC Gossip Corner. So without further ado, let’s just jump into some of my favorite moments from this week! I’ll also be including links to the individual threads in case you want to read even more context, but I’ve included screenshots… Continue reading CC Gossip Corner #1: Character Confessions, Fun with Alcohol, and More
The Time I Spent the Entire Summer With a Busted Laptop
Heyo! I know it’s been a good minute since I’ve last put up a post, but the reason why is actually very simple. My laptop broke 😂 Basically, the bottom of my computer was falling off, and it was taking forever to figure out where to get it fixed (think figuring out customer service advice… Continue reading The Time I Spent the Entire Summer With a Busted Laptop
How to deal with writing rules that annoys you
Show, don’t tell. Don’t use purple prose. The road to hell is paved with adverbs. Always use active voice, never passive! This is the kind of advice we’re always given as writers. But that kind of advice tends to come off, well, limiting. Especially when you’re trying to follow them all to the letter. I… Continue reading How to deal with writing rules that annoys you
The Plantser’s cheats to outlining
Some writers work best with a thorough outline that details everything from the opening scene to the last. Others work better with nothing but a blank page and fingers prepped to type away with whatever comes to mind. Some don’t do well with either approach. Planning can feel overwhelming, and writing without a plan makes… Continue reading The Plantser’s cheats to outlining
3 books to buy that help with writing
Sometimes when you’re writing, it can be easy to find yourself in a rut of repeating yourself over and over. To help break the cycle there are some very affordable books that I recently discovered through my editor! I’ve learned most of my writing techniques through researching articles about writing, but these books are really… Continue reading 3 books to buy that help with writing
I’ve been hit by the inspiration bug – so here’s a snippet of BoxersWIP
I’ve been hit by the inspiration bug, so I had to share a little of what I’ve been working on. Here’s a peak at the first chapter of BoxersWIP! – Solstice sighed. It didn’t look like she was going to find any promising Boxers today either. White lights basked the fighter in a way that… Continue reading I’ve been hit by the inspiration bug – so here’s a snippet of BoxersWIP
Apps that are now essentials for me as a writer
I actually use mobile apps a lot in my writing arsenal. And there are a few that are now necessities for finishing my novels. There are some that have worked really well for me, and then there were some that I had high expectations for but really ended up not working well at all. So… Continue reading Apps that are now essentials for me as a writer
How doing yoga has immensely helped my writing – self-care for writers
A little bit of a more personal post, but I thought I’d share my experiences with doing yoga and how it has really helped with my writing, but really, a lot of other things, too. About three weeks ago, I started doing yoga as a way to help me with some lower back pain I… Continue reading How doing yoga has immensely helped my writing – self-care for writers
Why learning a language can help your writing
Learning languages is one of my not-so-secret passions. I speak Spanish and Catalan (a little known language in certain regions of Spain), as well as a little French, and I’m currently learning Korean (plus planning on learning Chinese in the future). As intimidating as learning a language can sometimes be, the investment is well worth… Continue reading Why learning a language can help your writing
Writing and life updates
Hey guys! So, Like I’ve said before, I’m enjoying setting time to myself to focus on my other projects! While I’m in the process of editing Wedded, I’ve been working on a new novel. I still don’t have a definite name for it, so I’m still calling it BoxersWIP for now. Like, there’s a really… Continue reading Writing and life updates
Why I’m not posting three times a week anymore
Hey guys. So, you may have noticed that there wasn’t a post this Friday, and I wanted to say something about it at the time, but at the same time, it actually felt good not letting myself worry about it. Posting to this blog three times a week has been pretty time consuming, and hasn’t… Continue reading Why I’m not posting three times a week anymore
How to go back to an old story idea
Once you’ve spent enough time from an old project, whether that be a few weeks or even over the course of a couple of years. However long it takes to come back to your project, the important thing is to approach it with the right mindset. You know there’s a lot of work that has… Continue reading How to go back to an old story idea
Story craft – the similarities between theater, acting and writing
You may not believe it, but acting, theater, and writing can actually have a lot in common. You all have to keep your audience engaged, you have to tell a story, and you all have your ways to do it. Finding out how those ways coincide is a great way to find more perspectives to… Continue reading Story craft – the similarities between theater, acting and writing
My favorite sources of inspiration for writing
The muse is a fickle mistress. She comes when she likes, and sometimes over the silliest of things. As as quickly as she appears, she can vanish in an instant. It can be hard to capture these moments of inspiration and bottle them up before they escape, but you can at least analyze when they… Continue reading My favorite sources of inspiration for writing
6 reasons to write free hand when you have writer’s block
Since we live so attached to our technological conveniences like keyboards and phones, it may seem strange at this point. But honestly, writing freehand is one of the best ways to solve writer’s block when I get it. It may not necessarily have you writing five hundred words in half an hour like a keyboard… Continue reading 6 reasons to write free hand when you have writer’s block
Juggling Camp Nano, edits, and blog posts this month has been interesting to say the least. So, Camp Nano didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, but I’ve already talked about that. I know where I went wrong, I think. Hopefully July will be better, if I decide to enter then. I’m not sure how… Continue reading Editing update
The importance of side characters
If a book doesn’t have strong side characters, no matter how much I like the main character, I’m probably not going to like the story. Otherwise, it tends to feel like the whole world revolves around that one character, and I’m not as connected to the story that way. Side characters shouldn’t just be part… Continue reading The importance of side characters
Finishing a novel is a practiced skill – so do it as much as possible
Writing is a profession that is often times not taken as seriously as it should be. Like a lot of creative jobs, if you’re not as good as the professionals that have been at this for decades, it’s easy to feel like you’ll never arrive to that level of professionalism (or even, gasp acknowledge once… Continue reading Finishing a novel is a practiced skill – so do it as much as possible
3 simple ways on to write realistic dialogue
Dialogue is one of my favorite parts of writing. It’s where I feel like characters really come alive, both in the words they say, and in the words they don’t say. Good dialogue should flow like a conversation, but as a writer, you also have to remember that you are a story teller, and an… Continue reading 3 simple ways on to write realistic dialogue
How’s Camp Nano Going? Well…
So, my Camp Nano isn’t exactly going according to plan. I only recently broke 8k when the par right now is above 20k, so not so great. But it doesn’t bother me, like I’ve said before, it’s a personal challenge. I’m still going to write my Boxers story regardless of if I do it within… Continue reading How’s Camp Nano Going? Well…
Writing and Life
I’ve been doing a lot of editing lately, and coincidentally, a lot of spring cleaning. And the two processes aren’t that dissimilar, it’s getting rid of what’s not necessary, cutting out what you don’t need, figuring out how to compact what you have in a better way. Both ended up being a sort of emotional… Continue reading Writing and Life