Should You Write in Other Genres?

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?

6 Ways to Blow the Ending of Your Book

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

Christmas Hiatus and 6 Writing Resolutions for the New Year

HEY WHAT'S UP EVERYONE I'M BACK. DID YA MISS ME?? I hope so. I apologize for the unannounced hiatus (though I don't apologize for the hiatus. It was Christmas and that's just what happens during the holidays). I think there are still comments I haven't replied to yet....(Is it too late? So sorry guys.) BUT … Continue reading Christmas Hiatus and 6 Writing Resolutions for the New Year

Should You Write Everyday??

If there is one maxim that haunts the life of every writer, it is this one. You should write everyday. The saying has been around since - well, not since the dinosaurs roamed the earth, but it has been around for a while. Since it's been around for a while, it has gathered a bit … Continue reading Should You Write Everyday??

Nanowrimo: the Aftermath

Um. Hi. Nanowrimo is over and well - I did not succeed *bum da tisss* I ended at 34,000 (which is better than last year). What did I write? Could I have done anything better? Am I still alive? (answer: debatable). What was the novel that I worked on? Well -  it's a fantasy novel … Continue reading Nanowrimo: the Aftermath

What to Buy that Writer in Your Life for Christmas

It's near the end of November, which means it's almost December, which means it's almost Advent and Christmas is not far off I'm REALLY NOT trying to stress you out here. If you're like me, you have started to think about Christmas presents (well, I've started thinking about them back in August so whatever). Like … Continue reading What to Buy that Writer in Your Life for Christmas

When you read the first draft

You write the infamous word THE END. Your first draft is done. Maybe it took a year. Maybe you knocked it out in a week. Either way, it's a great feeling to see your work finished TIME TO PARTY!!!!!  Well - there's one, tiny, tiny thing. You still have to edit. *sighs heavily and crawls … Continue reading When you read the first draft

How to not lose your mind while editing

Editing a novel. How shall I describe it? Editing is like polishing silver, except with a blindfold, and the blindfold is on fire, and you are banging your head against a wall trying to put the flames out while still polishing the silver.   But it's all worth it. I promise. (I really, really, really … Continue reading How to not lose your mind while editing

How to make your writing space AMAZING

A while back I posted a thing on why you need a writing space. Today I am going to show you how to do it. Well, I'm not going to show you how to do, just give you some tips And PICTURES!!!!!! Every great work of art starts with an idea (and yes, home decor … Continue reading How to make your writing space AMAZING