I’ve written about Pinterest story-boards a lot, and how much I enjoy making them. But all of those posts covered making boards for novels that already exist, or books you’d started planning beforehand. And it occurred to me: why not make a story-board for a story that hasn’t been written yet? That’s what we’re going over today: using story-boards to form stories out of nothing. Not only is this so much more fun than the other types of story-boards I’ve made, it’s a super-simple way to get yourself a new novel in less than an hour, and it could become a hobby or pastime because it’s so easy. So let’s get into it!… Read More How to Build a Story from Nothing Using Pinterest Story-Boards
…Which is why I’m sharing this good news with you: I am doing so much better on my novel now. In the past 2-3 days, I’ve written thousands of words! That’s a pretty darn big deal for me. So, for the first time in months, I’m on track again!
Right now, my goal is to have the novel released on Amazon in October 2017.
I think this calls for a cupcake. Later.
For now, I want to tell you how I became so productive. Because it’d be wrong of me to keep all of this success to myself, huh?
So here’s the basics of what I did to become more productive… Read More Sweet Tea and Rain – How I Became More Productive in My Writing
A super-special thanks to my supporters, followers, and friends – without whom, I wouldn’t be here. Your support means the world!
I’d also like to thank my dad, who manages my blog with me, for his patience. All those times you tried to convince me to turn off comments entirely because of the amount of spam we get, and I said no; and those times I annoyed you about helping me fix website bugs, and you did. Thanks so much!
Happy anniversary, Writing like a Boss!… Read More Happy Anniversary, WLAB! – Giveaway Winner Announced!
Hiya, writers! I can hardly believe it’s June already. We’re halfway through 2017. Isn’t that crazy? It seems like only last week I was making plans for WLAB’s anniversary. Yep, it’s upon us again: I’ll be celebrating my blog’s second anniversary on June 14th! It’s kind of weird to think that I launched WLAB in… Read More “Writing like a Boss” Anniversary Giveaway: June 14th!
This is a rewrite of last year’s Plot Twist Ideas to Shock Your Reader. I referenced the original post for my own story (once my posts get old enough, I forget what I’d written 😉 ), but I didn’t find it very helpful. And thus, this rewrite was born!
Not everything in this post is necessarily a “plot twist” – some of them can just be referenced during your “Well, now what?” moments. Which is why I’ve sorted them from most to least drastic, so you can find just the right “twist” for your story!… Read More Even More Plot Twist Ideas to Shock Your Reader
Hi, writers! Happy Sunday. 🙂 This is a new series I’ve been prodded to do for a while. I figured now is as good a time as any to finally start it! So here is the gist of it. You probably know already that I love grammar; it isn’t hard to guess. Ending a sentence… Read More English, According to Mom – #1: The Meaning Behind Ellipses & a New Word for “Terror”
Fun fact: the majority of my blog posts are totally unedited. I don’t even proofread!
Any time I think I’m not confident enough in my writing, I remember this fun fact. Because if I really despised my writing so much, why on earth would I be plastering this online for the whole world to see? And why would I restrain myself from disowning my least favorite stories? Why would I go through the trouble of setting up social media to get my writing noticed?
Another fun fact: I love Post-It Notes. Absolutely love. You could ask my family about it, and they’d say “Oh, yeah, she says she’s going to write her autobiography on a Post-It Note.* Not sure what’s up with that.” So in today’s post, we’re going to go over 8 ways to be more confident in your writing, by means of Post-It Notes!… Read More 9 Ways to be More Confident in Your Writing (as told in Post-It Notes)
I walked up and down the book aisles of Target. Back and forth. Scanning the shelves with remarkable care, even though every title is familiar by now.
Give me some credit: I don’t have a real bookstore near me. Books-A-Million is a half hour away, McKay’s is further, and Barnes and Noble is even further. So, I go to Target. Oddly enough, it’s one of my favorite stores anyway.
I’m having some Book Struggles. It’s capitalized because it should be a real thing by now, if that makes sense.… Read More Irritation in the Book Aisle – Writing the Book You Want to Read
Why has something as simple as Pinterest helped me grow as a writer? What are the real benefits of it? That’s exactly what we’re gonna talk about. I’ve written a few articles about Pinterest already, but those zero in on specific topics. Today we’re going to zoom out a little and take a look at the bigger picture, while answering this question: How can I, as a writer, benefit from Pinterest?… Read More Why Every Writer Needs to Have a Pinterest
I love writing fantasy. In all honesty, it’s probably my favorite genre (as far as writing goes, anyway). It’s the genre in which I always wrote when I was younger, so going back to it is like holding an old stuffed animal to your chest. It’s ragged, worn, and off-colored, but it smells like home.… Read More 25 Fantasy World-Building Questions to Deepen Your World