Last weekend I was fortunate enough to dive into the world of books in a different way than I normally do. I attended BookCon in NYC. BookCon is basically a giant convention complete with publishers, fandom, best-selling authors and all … Continue reading bits of writing advice from bookcon 2018
It’s safe to assume that if you are a writer you are going to purchase books about writing. I don’t think I know a writer that doesn’t have at least one! Sure, some writers may take it a bit too … Continue reading 5 writing books I love
There are so many different ways to be a writer. Each one of us is unique in our processes. Sometimes the things that you’ve been doing forever work well, and other times everything falls flat. Today I found myself pressured … Continue reading is an outline right for your novel?
Many years ago, I finished a young adult, paranormal-romance novel. It was my first completed manuscript and I was pretty new to that level of the writing world. When it came time to start editing, I felt a little lost. … Continue reading how to track character emotions
We all talk about it…that thing that most people see as an excuse. That thing that many suffer from. That demon that whispers distractions in your head. That feeling when the words are just…not…coming. I’m talking about writer’s block. I’m here today to tell you that I believe it is very real. I am currently in a pre-writer’s block phase with my novel. I’ve been working on a big fight scene for three days now. The words are coming slow, but they are coming! Normally, at this point, I may confuse the slow speed of ideas with writer’s block and … Continue reading writer’s block emergency kit
Sometimes it’s hard to admit, but we all have them. I’m talking about bad writing habits. Have you ever noticed something in your writing through editing or perhaps a critique group that made your head spin? Recently, I was lucky … Continue reading breaking bad writing habits
“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” -Neil Gaiman I’ve been pondering how often … Continue reading the art of brainstorming
Does anyone else feel like February just flew by? Yep, we are already five days into March! I hope your month is off to a fantastic start! I’m happy to report that I’m filled with a lovely amount of inspiration … Continue reading Shoot for Neverland: Spread Some Writing Magic
I’m reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and it is changing my life. ✨🌛 Continue reading what are you reading?
I joined #5amwritersclub this morning and I am feeling great. Starting my day off by focusing energy towards my passion = a fantastic start to the week. I hope you’re following your dreams too…even if you have to wake up … Continue reading Monday Motivation.