Writing Advice & A Whole Bunch of Other Random Information.

The Last Two Years (2017-18) Have Been A Wild Ride,

For those beginning their lives. I am one of those people beginning their lives, and only recently have I done a lot of things for the first time:

  • Saw my first waterfall
  • Hiked
  • Drank
  • Drove 4.5 Hours Straight
  • Drove to the top of New York
    • Went to Lake Ontario
  • Received a Long Coveted Associates in Art
  • Published Some Books, with many more to come
  • Received a Speeding Ticket
    • Went to Court for it
    • Somehow Won the Case & It was Revoked
  • Applied for A passport
    • Bought a Suitcase
      • Random Tip: Make sure that suitcase is completely empty before you attempt your purchase
  • Jello Shots
  • Visited a VR Cafe [Man that was the time of my life]
  • Made Outlines for said books
  • Making plans for a mural
    • This one’s yet to come & it’s a big one, they’re expensive for a reason

This is an article I’ve been thinking about for a long time, I wanted to talk brag about the things that I had done for the first time. One of the major things on there, one of the reasons I find myself struggling to write this article is making outlines for the first time. I have many friends, co-workers, and family tell me how amazing it is that I wrote a book. I believe what they mean is finished a book.

I’m sure everyone’s written a time or two, a book, a fanfiction, a song, anything creative. While not always finishing them, they at least started them. I’m going to give the best advice that I can given that I had to figure out on my own:

Create An Outline.

The outline doesn’t have to be permanent, it’s more like a blind-person’s-cane, it’s a guide. What it says isn’t law but it’s quite helpful. And yes you can live & make it without it, but it wouldn’t  be as easy. I feel while the outline helps me complete where I’m going it helps by keeping writer’s block away since I know what’s supposed to be coming next and keeping the story together.

My advice might not work for you, you might enjoy the freedom of beating away at your keyboard with no lingering outline to check on or constrain you or it might help you finally move forwards. Either way, thanks for reading & enjoy your day/night!

It’s Been a Pleasure, come again,

Teal Naomi

Slip by Teal Naomi

The book begins with Shae who has been called into work to meet with his supervisor, always everybody’s favorite situation! But things take a dramatic turn when it turns out to be a job to kill his brother! And on top of that he must find and rescue his boss’ daughter which he’s been told his brother, Dimitri, has kidnapped!

Dimitri had been spending his days attempting to live in ignorant bliss before the organization that he was working for decided he should be part of the job tonight. Too bad majority of those jobs are assassinations. After finding a woman who will probably be dead in minutes, Dimitri’s world goes askew. And for the worse.

What would you do if everything you were raised to believe and had to believe for your own sanity was suddenly ripped away from you?