Writing Battles (Besides Stabbing ) Part 2

Back in the ancient times of 2017, I wrote a blog about writing battles. Back then I said: "There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. I thought about doing one myself… But then I remembered another kind a fight. ..... Battle. That’s the word. A full blown … Continue reading Writing Battles (Besides Stabbing ) Part 2

Should You Set a Daily Word Count Goal?

We like to get stuff done. Nothing better than checking something off a list, shutting a computer with everything finished, or collapsing on the couch after getting all that stuff you needed to get done, done. Writers like to know that they are finished for the day. The edits that needed to be made were … Continue reading Should You Set a Daily Word Count Goal?

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

Plotters VS. Pantsters: the Great War

Plotters and Pantster. Those are the two kinds of writers. I'm a pantster. (Well,  I'm a hybrid. A lot of times it just depends on what I'm working on. But generally I'm a pantster). (am I spelling pantster right?? I hope so). Plotters plot the story before they write it, and Pantsters just take a … Continue reading Plotters VS. Pantsters: the Great War

In which I rant about coffee shops

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

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