From April 22 – 28, we are hosting our very first book giveaway on Amazon! Entering is super easy. Everyone is eligible! At the end of the week, SIX randomly-selected winners will receive this 21,000-word YA fantasy short, The Undiscovered Tribe!… Read More Happy 3rd Birthday, The Undiscovered Tribe! – WIN A FREE COPY!
But how can we ensure we do well at Camp? What steps can we take to help us meet our goal? That’s what we’ll talk about today!… Read More How to OWN Camp NaNoWriMo & Set Yourself up for Success
Taking breaks from your writing is, in so many ways, highly beneficial to your health, motivation, and – believe it or not – your productivity! Today, I’m going to share my success in taking breaks and how it helped me write a better novel, as well as why you need to step away from the computer, notebook, tablet, or wherever you tend to write, every once in a while.… Read More Why Taking Breaks from Your Writing is Beneficial
…today I’m going to share some reasons why I love to write. Because it’s healthy to remind yourself why you do what you do! It keeps you focused, and helps you stay dedicated to your work. At the bottom of this post, there will be two more reasons to love your writing. The point of my list is to inspire your own, so you can finish your novel or screenplay ASAP!… Read More 7 Reasons I LOVE to Write (and 2 Reasons Why You Should, Too)
Not everyone will like your book, and that’s okay. It’s physically impossible to please everyone. So what if someone thinks your book is junk? There will always be someone who does love it, who does zone out at the dinner table thinking about your latest plot twist, and who does secretly pray for a sequel.… Read More OUCH – How to Turn Criticism & Insults into Motivation to Write
Happy belated holidays from Writing like a Boss! I trust your celebrations were magical this week, yes? It’s been almost a year since I announced my 1940s novel, The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes, and I’ve worked on it a ton since then. Shortly after my surprise announcement post, I started my second draft, and now… Read More Very First, Super-Exclusive Excerpt from “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” – Happy New Year!
All in all, I finished nine novels in 2017, while (roughly) three went back on the shelf. In truth, I started (and didn’t finish) way more than three books this year, but I only listed the most interesting. (It’s totally not because I couldn’t remember the rest. Trust me.)… Read More Every Book I Read in 2017 (AND THE 3 BOOKS I DIDN’T FINISH)
Am I disappointed? Yes. If I went back in time about a month, would I try again? Absolutely. But y’know what? I can come to terms with “losing” NaNo… Read More NaNoWriMo 2017 – Why it’s not Shameful to “Lose”
You have no idea how long I’ve waited for this update. (Here’s a hint: years.) As an organization nut, the thought of systematizing my Pinterest profile even further was magical. But unattainable. Think a unicorn. But that’s not a very good analogy, because unicorns weren’t added in a recent update. “Sections” were! So, based on that, we can logically assume the new Pinterest sections are better than unicorns. It’s quite a statement, but I won’t deny it.… Read More Yes, Pinterest Sub-Boards! How We Can Take Advantage of Them as Writers
Happy November first, writers! What a big, big day for us all!… Read More November 1st – All My Best NaNoWriMo Articles to Get You Started