Writing Wednesdays: 20 Character Motivations

Writing Wednesdays - 20 Character Motivations

One of the reasons why a story can seem flat is because the characters lack motivation. To help you with that, I’ll be listing twenty things that can serve as character motivation.

Positive motivations: Continue reading

Writing Wednesdays: Reigniting Your Passion for a Project

Writing Wednesdays - Reigniting Your Passion for a Project

Someone recently asked me about writing motivation tips and I realized that – even with one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips posted – I haven’t shared with you one of the most simple pieces of advice on the topic.

What’s that tip? Continue reading

My Wattpad Block Party Post is Up! (Tips + An Exclusive Sneak Peek)

Hey, kittens!

Do you know what day it is today?

If you said “Saturday”, you are right; if you said “February 24th“, you are also correct. But… It’s also the day my Wattpad Block Party post goes live!

Wattpad Block Party - My 5 Favorite Motivation and Productivity Tips + A Sneak Peek by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on Wattpad)

The Wattpad Block Party is hosted online by USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount. In it, Wattpad authors post guest pieces and host giveaways. My post is separated in two parts: My 5 Favorite Motivation and Productivity Tips and a sneak peek from a work-in-progress (Contemporary M/M Romance) that is not available anywhere yet. You can read my post here.

As for my giveaway

I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter.

I hope you’ll enjoy the sneak peek and find the tips useful. Good luck if you enter the giveaway!

A Little Bit of Everything: Wattpad & Writing Tips

A Little Bit of Everything Wattpad & Writing Tips

As some of you know, the Wattpad Block Party is an online event, held on the Wattpad profile of its host – USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount. Due to her participation in a program called Wattpad Futures, she had to remove the posts from the older Wattpad Block Parties from her profile.

That includes the post I’m sharing here today.

It has several tips on cover design, titles, blurbs, writing in general, Wattpad and creativity and motivation, and I think it will be useful to those of you who want to read up on these topics, but don’t want to jump from one blog post to another in order to cover them all. Some of these tips will only be useful to wattpadders, but others can come in handy for non-Wattpad writers as well.

Now let’s get started Continue reading

100 Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips – A List of ALL Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips

100 Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on Wattpad) - A List

Last week I posted the hundredth tiny tip on my blog. It will be the last of a series that’s been going on for two years.

Does that mean there will be no more writing advice on my blog?

Of course not!

I’ll keep posting tips, just not in the TTWT format. The posts will be a bit longer and more detailed. But we are not saying goodbye to the shorties just yet. Today I’m posting a list of ALL one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips, sorted in categories so it will be easier for you to find the topics you need help with. The categories (in alphabetic order) are: Blogging, Characters – Names (tips only on naming your characters), Characters – Tips (tips on creating and developing characters; everything but naming them), Creativity/Productivity/Motivation (for the days you don’t know what to write about), Editing (editing and proofreading), Fans/Readers (how to connect to them, how to get feedback from them, what not to do to your community), General Writing Tips (tips that don’t fall into the other categories), Marketing, Titles, Wattpad (these might apply to other similar apps/websites). Some of the tips will only be present in one category and some will appear in several categories.

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9 Wattpad Block Party Summer Edition III Posts That Are a Must-Read

Wattpad Block Party - Summer Edition III (August 2017)

Hello, everyone!

It’s been over a week since the end of the Wattpad Block Party – Summer Edition III, hosted by Kelly Anne Blount (@KellyAnneBlount) and as I promised you, here’s a list of my favorite posts, divided in two groups: educational and entertainment. In no particular order:

EDUCATIONAL Continue reading

The Productivity Project: How Did the First Month Go

The Productivity Project - How Did the First Month Go

In the beginning of this month, I posted The Productivity Project, a.k.a. my plan to boost my productivity, live healthier and save more money for books and geeky goodies; I also promised you to update you on how it went when we reached the end of June.

Well, here’s me, making good on my promise.

In this post, I’ll not only sum up whether this worked for me, but also Continue reading

The Productivity Project

Hello, everyone!

How are your word counts?

Mine have been okay lately, but I want to up my game and make them better than just okay so I decided to follow my own advice (Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #44) and create a rewards system for myself. The more I want the reward, the more productive I’ll be, right?

So, how does it work?

CatMint5´s Productivity Project - Rewards System

Simple: I’ll be Continue reading