"The Girl Who Frosts The Cakes", Personal Essays

Well, That Didn’t go as Planned: Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Know What She’s Doing

I literally just wrote a few weeks ago how my book is “wrapping up” and “almost done” and “final editing” blah blah blah. What happened?! I was so sure of myself! I had such a great plan laid out. It was gonna be perfect! Here’s the thing, though: sometimes – most times – my own plans don’t work out. And that’s okay!… Read More Well, That Didn’t go as Planned: Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Know What She’s Doing

Writing Tips

Writing a Prologue Your Reader Won’t Skip

Fun fact: writers love writing prologues. But readers hate having to read them! So what are you, a writer who loves prologues, going to do? Most advice you’ll find will tell you to avoid them at all costs. But there are better solutions, writers! Which is why I’ve written down my top 4 tips & ideas on how to write a good, un-skip-able prologue. Your book deserves it!… Read More Writing a Prologue Your Reader Won’t Skip

Writing Life

Why Taking Breaks from Your Writing is Beneficial

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

Writing Life

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

Writing Life

OUCH – How to Turn Criticism & Insults into Motivation to Write

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