Your Writing Area is More Important than You Think

I think most writers have a "spot" where they get their writing done. Maybe an office. Maybe a bedroom. Maybe on the couch in the family room. Maybe in the east wing of a magical palace (if so...share the love and let me move in?????) This "spot" is important. It's where you will construct a … Continue reading Your Writing Area is More Important than You Think

Editing Pains

So I started editing the brick/beast/giantstackofpapersthatismynovelandortrilogyIDK. The Green Crow, I mean, ahem. I kinda feel like I actually have no idea what I'm doing and I'm just wondering where that handbook for "an easy way  to edit your novel" is...Library maybe? JK  I don't think it exists. Anyway. The editing has begun and there is … Continue reading Editing Pains

How I Wrote a Novel in Three Months

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

A Word on Villains

Lately my posts have been all about the laughs (well, mostly at least). But...I have this thought...it's been bugging me...and I am fresh out of this month's "ideas for blog posts" (If you have any, send them over). *takes deep breath* (prepare for a rant guys) I feel like writers have been getting villains wrong … Continue reading A Word on Villains

So You Want to Be a Writer…

So you've decided that you want to be a writer. The career path of a wizened old hermit surrounded with stacks of paper and empty coffee mugs is the one for you. All you must do now, is sign on the dotted line. Oh wait! You haven't read the terms and conditions? Here, you'd better … Continue reading So You Want to Be a Writer…

Writing Battles (besides stabbing)

There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. I thought about doing one myself...(I believe writing fight scenes is one of my superpowers). But then I remembered another kind a fight. A fight that's like, a lot bigger? Battle. That's the word. A full blown battle between … Continue reading Writing Battles (besides stabbing)

Writer Quirks

Have you ever noticed that writers do/have well, weird things? Habits? "Quirks" that's the word I'm looking for. Yeah. We writers have quirks. Some are specific to us as individuals (like how I listen to all Hans Zimmer music basically on loop. All the time.) others are shared quirks. Shared quirks. These are fun to … Continue reading Writer Quirks

Writing is…Hard

I've been writing for what, eleven years now? (Not counting the days I couldn't write and just told stories to myself.) Five years since I started taking writing seriously (meaning: setting aside a part of the day and setting a word count). But like, not till now do I realize something. I knew it in … Continue reading Writing is…Hard

The Writer’s Dilemma

Every kind of artist has a different struggle. Writer's though, seem to have a unique struggle,and as of yet, I haven't heard of other artists having this same problem. I shall call it, the "Banging Your Head Against a Wall" syndrome. It is more commonly known as Writer's Block. For a lot of writers, Writer's Block is … Continue reading The Writer’s Dilemma

Hey Guys…I’m Still Alive

So I haven't posted in about three weeks. I got a job and have been working on Sundays. With this new schedule, Tuesday may become my new posting day. I am also redesigning my blog, for at least the five millionth time. This time I blame my sister, who just redid hers. Looks fabulous. Here's … Continue reading Hey Guys…I’m Still Alive