HOWDY, Y’ALL! Life has been crazy lately – to put it lightly! In April, I was editing books, beta-reading books, working with industry professionals on next steps with self-publishing, going to writing workshops and spending every waking hour talking to … Continue reading UPDATE: The Work/Life Balance
Recently, I began working on edits for a project I’ve spent a ton of headspace in for the last two years. But I’m never content with just rereading my work – I want to find new experiences and new insights each … Continue reading Four Questions for Your Romantic Pairing!
I tackled this subject in my Instagram Stories and received a lot of positive feedback – this is a subject writers want to know more about! Editing to reduce word count is HARD. But across the spectrum, it’s also really … Continue reading EDITING HACK: Fluff Words!
Wow! March already? When did that happen? 2019 feels both eternal and like it’s moving lightning fast so far. This is adulthood, right? The cool thing about this month for me is that it’s the first one in a while … Continue reading March Goals + Content Posting Schedule
On Wednesday, February 20th, I finished the third book in the core trilogy of The Curse of the Blessed, a series I’ve been working on since December 2018. So first of all, CONFETTI! BALLOONS! JOY!! This isn’t the first series … Continue reading THE CURSE OF THE BLESSED Updates – And Why It Matters
Show of hands if you feel this: one of the hardest things to balance in life is the relationship between writing and eating. A lot of times I get super involved in writing to the point where I forget to … Continue reading WRITING FUEL: Power Protein Recipe!
O thou typo, small and crafty Surviving every single drafty How you make it through each round – a mystery What we share – a violent history – Ode to a Resilient Error I just finished the last round of … Continue reading EDITING HACK: Visual Platforms
Yep. That’s where I’m going this week. Because I need to hear it and I know some of my fellow writers do, too. Short recap: It’s been a rough week of late nights and early mornings for me. Couple that … Continue reading Stop Bullying Yourself
That’s right, folks! ReneeDuganWriting has found another outlet – this time in the visual platform! I’ll be repurposing a lot of the old content from this site with a fresh perspective spin on things, as well as doing giveaways, challenges, tags, YouTube-exclusive content and more! You can watch my debut video, subscribe, and ring the bell HERE! Continue reading I’ve Joined Authortube!
Hard to believe we’re already one week into 2019! How’s everyone doing? I’ve seen a variety of reports from other writers across social media so far. Some charged out the gate with their goals in hand, hit their stride immediately, … Continue reading It’s Okay to Have a Bad Start