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

When You Find out You’re a Writer (and Arsenic and Old Lace)

Next week is Halloween ("All Hallows Eve" is what I celebrate but for the general public's sake, I'll just go with Halloween). In honor of it being so close to that night (AND NANOWRIMO. Calm down, this has nothing to do with Nanowrimo, I'm just REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT) of candy and pixies, I am … Continue reading When You Find out You’re a Writer (and Arsenic and Old Lace)

Nanowrimo 2017

It's BACK! NANOWRIMO IS BACK!!! Nanowrimo is "National Novel Writing Month" which is in November. It's a challenge hosted by Nanowrimo to write 50,000 words (a novel) in the month of November (that averages out as 1,667 words a day). Writers scream, pull their hair out, and turn into raging word monsters (or so I've … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017

5 things to do when you don’t connect with your characters

Characters. Our novels would be nothing without them, just a bunch of trees and abandoned neighborhoods and castles. There would be no plot and hence no story and hence no novel. We need characters. But more importantly we need fleshed out, amazing, multi-dimensional characters who jump off the page with pzazz and splendor. Yeah. That's … Continue reading 5 things to do when you don’t connect with your characters