Behind the Scenes: In Lieu of Underwear Through the Macro Lens AKA: What the Hell Is the Genre??

I know this Satórday post is coming to you late, and it’s not a new chapter of In Lieu of Underwear. I had intended it to be, but I’m here to tell you why it’s not. When I started In Lieu of Underwear, I…

My Writing Ritual and Process

Anyone who writes has a ritual and a process, or is in the middle of finding a ritual and process that works for them. Your writing process is how you go about writing, such as whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, where you…

Camp NaNoWriMo: How to Write MORE by Lowering Your Word Count Goal

Hey, it’s July’s Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’ve been participating! Mostly. I feel like after the first week of Camp NaNo, the excitement of the new endeavor to write words tends to die down, and this month has been no different. I feel it both…

20 Prompts to Help You Start a New Story

First Lines The first line of your story— whether it’s a novel, short story, or work of nonfiction—must hook the reader. It’s probably the most important line in the entire book. It is the first impression, the easiest line in the book to find,…

Coping with Poor Executive Function and Perfectionism

I saw a post on twitter today about executive function and how it’s affected by mental illness. Essentially, what happens is you have trouble switching between tasks, often leaving things undone. For me, these were important things, and the more uncared for responsibilities piled…

Writers’ Biggest Fears Revealed #1: What’s Your Book About?

Writers’ Biggest Fears Revealed is a blog series where we commiserate about all the things that get writers tripped up, and I talk you through how to alleviate those fears so you can move on to the next one. Stick around to the end…

Survival Skills for Camp…NaNoWriMo

We are in the second week of Camp NaNoWriMo for July 2018. Homesick yet? I’m not! I am absolutely loving my noveling journey this month. I have written every day so far, and I am far exceeding my goal by more than I ever…

How to Be a Writer in 3 Easy Steps

Be a writer—the easy way!

Recommendation: Finish the Damn Book!

As it is currently July—AKA: Camp NaNoWriMo!—I thought it prudent to provide writers some assistance in cranking out a novel. Here’s what I have for you. BOOK SUGGESTION Area of Advice: Productivity Finish the Damn Book! by Martin McConnell I’ve been reading Martin McConnell’s…

Camp NaNoWriMo: Heard of It?

I know it’s Friday and the writing advice is supposed to be saved for Tuesdays, but Camp NaNoWriMo starts on July 1st, and it’s an awesome opportunity to get productivity on your writing project that only comes around a few months out of the…