August 2020 — New Plans and New Goals

Nicole J Simms/ August 9, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Wow, I can’t believe we are now in the eighth month of 2020 — time sure flies when you’re procrastinating. So, what have I been up to since my last update? Well, I’ve not done as much as I had hoped, and as you can see from the title of this post, I have decided to make some new plans

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The 2020 Evergreen Writing Oasis Virtual Writing Retreat — My Thoughts

Nicole J Simms/ July 28, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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The weekend of July 17th to 19th held the first Evergreen Writing Oasis virtual writing retreat, which was broadcasted via YouTube. This retreat allowed writers across the world to participate in panels and workshops presented by AuthorTubers (Writers on YouTube). This writing retreat was created by AuthorTubers Tamara Woods, Dana Gaulin, Carrow Brown and Ka’Shay Warren. Together they planned a

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10 Tips to Help You Choose a Title for Your Story

Nicole J Simms/ July 5, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Ugh! Choosing a title for a story is my least favourite part of writing. I normally have a working title for my stories, but when it’s finally time to properly title my story, I’m left with a blank page waiting for me to find a title that makes the story shine. But, I must admit, a lot of my titles

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How I Use the MBTI Method to Create Realistic Characters

Nicole J Simms/ June 21, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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If you’ve read the title and said, ‘What’s MBTI?’ I wouldn’t be surprised because this time last year I would have asked the same question. But, I’m glad I found out about this because it has helped me to create realistic characters. I first heard about the MBTI when I was watching Abbie Emmons’ ‘How to Write Characters’ video. During

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