Ways to See Your Novel with Fresh eyes

You're deep in the well of editing your novel, slogging through the mud of run-on sentences and plot holes. The only problem is, you've been slogging through the mud for a year, or maybe years, maybe even EONS. You've read the book inside and out. You know there are problems, but you just can't see … Continue reading Ways to See Your Novel with Fresh eyes

What was October? Nanowrimo?

IT'S THE END OF OCTOBER. Actually, it's November now. Less than two months till Christmas. Santa's elves already have started showing up at my house, not that they're much help... October was - fall? Like it got chilly and brisk and rainy and windy and sunshine on green leaves (the leaves took a LONG time … Continue reading What was October? Nanowrimo?

How to Scare a Writer

You know what today is (or, tomorrow). All Hallows Eve. Pumpkins, candles, candy, costumes, and NANOWRIMO (shhhh). Here I will lead you in a step by step process of how to properly scare a writer. (WARNING: I cannot promise you how your writer will respond. They may scream and run away to Greenland, blast themselves … Continue reading How to Scare a Writer

Creative Journaling (or journaling for writers)

Me: sometimes I journal before bed, which can be helpful but sometimes I get inspired and - Mom: you know I could have told you that it wouldn't be helpful to fall asleep. Anywho, I started journaling last year. AND I LOVE IT. First off, I have two journals (though I have a lot more … Continue reading Creative Journaling (or journaling for writers)

Get to Know the Writing Industry When You Know Nothing.

One thing I'm truly grateful for? My mom. She was a creative writing major, so when I was a wee one and wanted to publish poems she handed me a copy of the Writer's Market and said, "go for it." (Ok we went to the library but whatever.) I am SO glad that I started … Continue reading Get to Know the Writing Industry When You Know Nothing.

MCU Movies as Specific Genres (why? I don’t know)

I was thinking the other day of how the MCU (marvel cinematic universe) movies kind of defy genres. They are their own.  The Superhero genre. Which - kinda isn't a genre yet maybe is but you might not find it on an agent or publishing listing. SO. I was thinking if I was pitching the … Continue reading MCU Movies as Specific Genres (why? I don’t know)

Do You Have to Finish Writing that Book?

Do you always have to finish what you're writing? First off, there are two kinds of finishing: finishing a draft, and finishing through the editing process.  Let's take a look at the first. 1 So you're in the throes of writing a first draft. You probably started out with a lot of hype and excitement … Continue reading Do You Have to Finish Writing that Book?

Bad Habits I Have Developed as a Writer (this is gonna be fun I swear)

Been doing this writing thing for a while now (like...a decade). And after you do things for a while you develop some habits. Some good (like writing every day) and some bad. Like these ones. 1 Thinking up blog posts and story ideas as I fall asleep. Or am trying to fall asleep. Just, is … Continue reading Bad Habits I Have Developed as a Writer (this is gonna be fun I swear)