Thinking about writing your novel way more than actually writing it? Also known as the sophomore slump, the 35k-45k word drag, the “you’ve lost that loving feeling” phase of any story crafting, this monster loves showing up during a long haul story. You still think your manuscript is good, but you don’t want to spend … More The Murky Story Bog
I have noticed recently that most of my characters are an mixture of people I know in real life. I will have an idea for a character in my head, but I usually have more of an idea for the story than the characters when I start to write. As I write the story, personality characteristics from my … More How do YOU Create Believable Characters?
Write another one! You are on a roll now. (Hahaha just kidding– unless you have a really good idea….) Spend a lot of time in bed, catching up on various social media accounts and streaming Netflix. Do other things in bed…. like sleeping and eating snacks. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) Spend some … More What to Do after Finishing Your Novel
Happy writing Saturday!
First Draft of my current Mystery Novel is DONE on this day, March 28, 2016 @ 2208. And I am exhausted and going to bed. *I know the timestamp says 3/29/16— my computer is 3 hours ahead of me.*
I recently started using BookBub, an online (free to use) service that alerts you to special discounts on books. I have used it only for e-books. I recently read a post about the experience of the first time using BookBub as an author. It made me eager to try it as a reader, hoping to discover some new authors. … More My New BookBub Script
Preferably with Dove soap and patchouli / lavender bath salts. I just drained mine, and now I am ready to write!
If you are like me, you have your acquaintances, your friends, your close friends, and another group of friends entirely: your writer friends. I only have a few of the last category (I am working on expanding my circle). I have one in particular who sends me first drafts of her stuff, and I read it … More Beta Reading: A Sacred Trust
No, the title is not an ode to terrible copy editing. It is my blurb-word (made up word) to remind myself to keep it simple in my writing. If I get bogged down with a scene or bit of dialogue, I LOVE to excessively adjectavize: i.e. use to many freaking adjectives. But not today. Today my dialogue will … More Adjectavizing