Category: How-to

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…