While NaNoWriMo is chugging along, I thought I’d introduce you all to the tiniest of sneak peeks into the project I’m working on. Can’t give away too much, but . . . 😉 Title: N/A Genre: Fantasy Subgenre: I’m not telling 😉 And a little aesthetic because I love them: EEPP! I love aesthetics! AndContinue reading “Sneak Peek into Project: NaNo”
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Three, Two . . . NaNoWriMo
GUYS! IT’S ONE WEEK TILL THE START OF NANOWRIMO!!! If you don’t know what NaNo is, it’s a challenge for writers to write 50k words in 30 days (in one of the busiest months of the year, no less). If you already know and you are a fellow word warrior, then hail to thee! IContinue reading “Three, Two . . . NaNoWriMo”
That Story That Changes Everything
Most of us have had some encounter with a story that challenged and changed us, even just a wee bit. But I think for writers, experiences such as this are even more important. In-person meetings, a character in a book, a movie, all of these are tools we can use to fashion our craft –Continue reading “That Story That Changes Everything”
Tips to Edit on a Budget
Every book should have a professional editor – perhaps even more than one. But when you’re a new author or you write for a hobby, your budget is probably not accommodating to most editors’ costs. Though I would encourage you to search extensively to find somebody within your price range, you do have options forContinue reading “Tips to Edit on a Budget”
What Makes You a Writer?
What makes you (or me) a writer? News Flash: It’s not the number of followers you have on Instagram. It’s not the amount of sales you’ve made on Amazon. It’s not the reviews you plead with readers to leave, or the glowing report from your grandmother. It’s not the comments on your blog. It’s notContinue reading “What Makes You a Writer?”
Caption Challenge WINNERS!
We had our first (in a while) Caption Challenge two weeks ago with this picture: And the winners are . . . . Flash Fiction: Kate! A ship sailing far awayCan’t see through the stormA shining light, beautiful and brightShining far awayTurn of tidesThe wind may slowWhen they turn their boat towards home,The light leavesContinue reading “Caption Challenge WINNERS!”
When You Write Two Books in One Year . . .
Friends! I come bearing a book update! (Because I know you were all white-knuckled at the edge of your seats waiting for one….of course. 😂) So, yes, the title of this post is deliciously accurate. In about a week, I will be able to say I have officially written not one, but TWO books in aContinue reading “When You Write Two Books in One Year . . .”
Never Have I Ever Tag – Writer Edition
Hailey recently tagged me for this terrific tag, which I’m so excited to do. Thanks, Hailey! Graphic from Bree at The Long Voyage: Rules: Link and thank the blogger who tagged you. Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!) Answer the questions truthfully and honestly. Tag 3 bloggers. NEVER HAVE IContinue reading “Never Have I Ever Tag – Writer Edition”
The Caption Contest Continues . . .
You guys absolutely killed me on the last Caption Contest. Why? Because there were so. many. good ones! Whew. It was so hard to choose. In fact, I had to pick TWO winners from the six-word story category. (We didn’t have any flash fiction entries.) So congrats to both of the winners and, honestly, congratsContinue reading “The Caption Contest Continues . . .”
How to Write Characters With Trauma
There is nothing I like more as a reader than finding a book that does a good job of portraying mental illness in fictional characters (looking at you, Blade of Secrets), but if you haven’t actually experienced the trauma or mental health challenge you’re writing about, it can be hard to do. To help yourselfContinue reading “How to Write Characters With Trauma”