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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Book Review: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Nicole J Simms/ April 12, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Last year I started watching writers on YouTube (AuthorTubers), and that’s when I discovered the Save the Cat! Writes a Novel book. Many of the AuthorTubers recommended the book to help with planning a novel, so I decided to buy the book to help me plan my next novel. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is a novel-writing book that

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10 Ways Writers Can Make the Most of Social Distancing / Self-Isolation

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

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Are you tired of staying in the house? Do you fear you’ll lose your mind like Jack from The Shining? Fear not, for I have some tips to help you survive the COVID-19 Lockdown. While being on lockdown can be stressful, it can be beneficial to writers. And even if you have to work from home, you’ll still have more

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Exploring AuthorTube – My 10 Favourite Writers on YouTube

Nicole J Simms/ February 2, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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‘Wow, I got to check out these writers on YouTube.’ This is what I said when I found The Write Life’s ‘YouTube Channels for Writers’ article. I found this article at the perfect time. I was too ill to work, write or go to my writing group meetings, so I was bored and lonely. Then I found this list of

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