Happy July, Dreamers! In this week’s life update: I just got back two weeks ago from the amazing blessing of a vacation with two of my best friends in the magical land of Florida. This vacation was everything I hoped … Continue reading Life Lessons Learned At Disney World
Have you ever walked into a room and thought “…I can’t write here?”
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
One of the big advantages of editing a bunch of my stories back to back is the ability to see what my recurring elements are – personal favorite scenarios that show up again and again in my stories.
I decided to do something a little different for the blog this month: I’ll be posting on Thursdays instead of Sundays and including weekly roundups of how NaNoWriMo is progressing! You’re all welcome to join in and post a comment letting everyone know how it’s going or whether you need encouragement, etc!
So let’s dive in!
Heads up, readers! MARCH 2019 WILL SEE THE PUBLICATION OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, THE CHAOS CIRCUS! I have been so excited to share this news for a long time. 😍 For those who follow me on social media, you probably … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: PUBLICATION NEWS!
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a cut-and-dry rulebook that writers could follow in order to produce the perfect product? As a perfectionist, that would be a dream come true for me! But the longer I write and the more writers I meet and talk to, the more I’ve become aware that even the guidelines we think are guaranteed to make our craft better, easier to accomplish and more accessible to readers often come with a catch or two.
This week, I want to look at four of the most popular writing tips I’ve encountered that have had personal exception. Note that this is not to say these are all wrong, all the time. They’re just not all right all the time, either, no matter what writer workshops and how-to books say – which was something of a wakeup call for me not long ago.
For many writers, drafting is the easier part. Revising can seem daunting to the extreme. Once you’ve got the words on the page, how do you actually go about editing them to achieve the vision you had in your head when you started out?
This post is here to help the uncertain reviser to set themselves up for success. Read on for 5 tips and tricks on how to revise your completed draft!
I guess writing a blog post about it makes it official – after months of consideration, lots of prayer, and deep discussions with my incredible writing group and family, I’ve decided to pursue self-publishing over going the traditional route.
This has been both the hardest and most liberating decision of my writing career.