Welcome to Scribes & Archers. I’m Ariel, and I’m a Christian homeschooled teenager with a dream to become a best-selling indie author (or something like that). I’ve been writing for about ten years now, blogging consistently for close to two years, and reading for as long as I can remember. If you need a heap of new book recommendations, come talk to me. It’s quite likely I’ve read something that’ll fit whatever you’re looking for.

With this blog I try to help out my fellow young writers by providing practical, easy-to-use tips on character development, worldbuilding, and other parts of the craft. I also share about my own writing, which is primarily fantasy. I frequently work on multiple projects at once, and you can read about my main works-in-progress here.

I usually post two to three times a week: writing tips on Tuesday, character interviews on Wednesdays, and book reviews on some Thursdays, but I’m taking a hiatus until the beginning of August. If you’d like to get updates whenever I post something new, you can enter your email there to the right and subscribe. You can also subscribe to one of my newsletters right here:

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Top 5 posts since the beginning of 2019:

5 Details to Bring Your Character to Life

Wildlife in Worldbuilding

How to Write Families & Siblings

Deep Worldbuilding Project Part 2: Landscape and How it Affects Culture

6 Ways Your Fantasy World Isn’t as Idyllic as You Think – Guest Post by Kate Flournoy


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