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 made the impulsive decision to turn it into a novel that… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: In Lieu of Underwear Through the Macro Lens AKA: What the Hell Is the Genre??
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 start writing a story, how you make decisions regarding the methods… Continue reading My Writing Ritual and Process
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 in the writing community, in the cabin of people I'm hosting,… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: How to Write MORE by Lowering Your Word Count Goal
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, the easiest line in the book to say "no" to. A… Continue reading 20 Prompts to Help You Start a New Story
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 up, the harder it became to do anything at all. I… Continue reading Coping with Poor Executive Function and Perfectionism
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 of the post to get your hands on a free tool… Continue reading Writers’ Biggest Fears Revealed #1: What’s Your Book About?
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 could have hoped for. Here's a quick list of tips to… Continue reading Survival Skills for Camp…NaNoWriMo