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??
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
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
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
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
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
Writer's need routine because...well, routines are just helpful in general. When we talk about routines for writers, the question usually comes up "when is the best time of day to write?" There is a theory (meaning: I have read a few "prestigious writers" that have said this) that the best time of day to write … Continue reading When is the Best Time to Write?
Quick rant today guys. Everyone likes to talk about female characters and how to properly write them. I've stayed out of the conversation because honestly I'm sick of it. It's a constant back and forth of is she strong enough, is she feminine enough, is she too feminine, is she too pretty or too ugly. … Continue reading The Strong Female Character NO ONE TALKS ABOUT.
A writer. A writer goes to their local Starbucks or artsy coffee shop. They get the usual, blonde roast or maybe a latte. They sit down at their usual spot and begin to work on the next bestseller, inspired by the atmosphere, scent of coffee, dim lighting, uncomfortable seating, music they don't like, and people … Continue reading In which I rant about coffee shops
This post is kinda a lie and I'm totally cheating by using that title to drag you in here. But hear me out. I did write a novel in three months, my newly finished urban fantasy Silver. It's 63,000 words, but 27,000 of those I wrote during November for Nanowrimo when I was going at … Continue reading How I Wrote a Novel in Three Months