So. You have finished your first draft. HIP HIP HORRAY!! Good for you! *pat on back* So you have your beautiful, gleaming - confusing, junk filled, messy, first draft. Time to fix it and write the 2nd draft. And now I present to you an illustrated guide to the stages of writing your 2nd draft, … Continue reading Stages of Writing a 2nd Draft (as told by gifs)
(I GOT A NEW iPHONE GUYS!!! ) Ignore the above. It's completely irrelevant. So. 1st Person or 3rd??? I tend to write in 3rd person myself (not omniscient though.) Though sometimes I'll write 1st. But usually I'll write so deep into 3rd person that I'll forget which I'm writing and accidentally start writing in 1st.... … Continue reading The REAL question: 1st Person or 3rd?
Like nope, there ain't nothing there. Got no thoughts about writing. I mean I've been writing a lot - just not thinking about writing I guess?? I came here to say I have nothing to talk about. I considered pulling the "since I don't know what to write about I'll write about what to do … Continue reading I CAN’T THINK OF A BLOG POST (and 2 month recap)
Most little girls sit in their princess costumes, watching princess movies, singing along and wishing that they were a princess too. And though I did enjoy watching the dashing prince slay the dragon, I was also watching something else. I was the little girl watching Agony and the Ecstasy, aspiring to be the next Michelangelo. … Continue reading Sometimes the Best You Can Do is “Delete”
(Yes, I am calling it St. Valentine's Day, because we all still call it St. Patrick's Day so why should St. Valentine be left out???) On this most romantical day of the year (though it's also Ash Wednesday peoples) I am here to give an "ode" to Writing, which is obviously the most romantic thing … Continue reading What I Love About Writing (since it’s St. Valentine’s Day)
Back in the ancient times of 2017, I wrote a blog about writing battles. Back then I said: "There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. I thought about doing one myself… But then I remembered another kind a fight. ..... Battle. That’s the word. A full blown … Continue reading Writing Battles (Besides Stabbing ) Part 2
Right now I am sitting in my bed, surrounded by tissue, bottles of vitamin water, and blankets. I'm sick. I've been sick for five days now. You know what I've done in those five days??? Well, not much, least of all: write. I wrote down some plot ideas in a journal and jotted down a … Continue reading What to Do When You Can’t Write
We like to get stuff done. Nothing better than checking something off a list, shutting a computer with everything finished, or collapsing on the couch after getting all that stuff you needed to get done, done. Writers like to know that they are finished for the day. The edits that needed to be made were … Continue reading Should You Set a Daily Word Count Goal?
Note: I am not talking about publishing in other genres. That's something different that a lot of hoo-hahs get to talk about because I'm not quite there yet. The first story I ever wrote was a horse story (what else does a six year old who collects breyer horses write about may I ask?) May … Continue reading Should You Write in Other Genres?
Beginning your novel can be one of the most challenging moments of your life (repeated over again and over again). Ending your novel however....there is always that gleeful moment when you get to pound out the words THE END. But the ending of your book is more complicated. It will make it or break it. Readers can … Continue reading 6 Ways to Blow the Ending of Your Book