Writing

7 Reasons I LOVE to Write (and 2 Reasons Why You Should, Too)

…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)

"The Girl Who Frosts The Cakes"

Very First, Super-Exclusive Excerpt from “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” – Updated 5/11/18

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 I’m in the middle of the third draft, with at least one more afterward.  My goal is… Read More Very First, Super-Exclusive Excerpt from “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” – Updated 5/11/18

Writing

Yes, Pinterest Sub-Boards! How We Can Take Advantage of Them as Writers

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

NaNoWriMo

How to OWN NaNoWriMo Like a Boss (2017 EDITION)

This article is just as it sounds: it’s a simple, hopefully easy-to-follow guide to successfully “owning” NaNoWriMo this November. As the anticipated month in question is only a few weeks away now (!), I’m trying to quickly release some more NaNo posts between then and now; namely a post that isn’t a rewrite of last year’s. But if it doesn’t happen: that’s okay! You can still check out my old posts, all of which I’ll continue to share on our Facebook page.… Read More How to OWN NaNoWriMo Like a Boss (2017 EDITION)

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Prep – How I Plan My Novels & Why it Works (2017 edition)

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole journey that way.” – E.L. Doctorow

That quote describes my “plantsing” style perfectly: I have an idea as to what I’m doing, but I also like to be surprised by my own story. That latter part is just the reader in me.… Read More NaNoWriMo Prep – How I Plan My Novels & Why it Works (2017 edition)