Helpful advice for a successful beta reading process!
Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →
Bake on high for the rest of your life! This dry erase board will heat up your passion to accomplish your goals. Every day, every week, you will get it all done.
As a writer, I am sure you have received plenty of advice on how to become a better writer. There are many ways to improve, but I have boiled it all down to three tips--the best and simplest tips I have learned so far. I hope this helps you in your writerly life! Want to... Continue Reading →
For many people outside of the marketing realm, social media sometimes has a negative connotation. For us writers, that is definitely not the case. It's far more than scrolling through newsfeeds for hours or catching up on what celebrity broke up with their long-time boyfriend (gasp!). I would go so far as to say that... Continue Reading →
You've dusted off your first draft of your novel after abandoning it for weeks or even months, and it's time for the first read. Maybe you are printing it and your heart is pounding as the printer spits out each page that you wrote. Maybe you are opening its saved document and you can't start reading until you... Continue Reading →
A challenge I have always faced in writing is trying to be less wordy. Whether it was academic or creative writing, I always wrote too many words, and sometimes still do. This was a major focus for me during grad school: say more by writing less. Listen to the full discussion here: Some tips for... Continue Reading →
Other than plot, your characters play a major role in your stories. Without characters, there wouldn’t be much of a story, right? And without believable characters, there may not be much of a good story. And we’re all here to take a stab at good--great--writing! For the full discussion, listen below: Whether you are a planner... Continue Reading →
This is a pretty scary title for those of you like me who wouldn't dream of giving up on your WIP. But what I want to talk about today is less about giving up and more about how to maintain a healthy and sustainable writing routine. Want to listen instead? Check out my audio for... Continue Reading →