If you've seen my YouTube mini series of Author Interviews, you'll know that I'm a firm believer that there is more than one writing process and no writer writes the same way. With that being said, let me introduce you to a new exercise I've been trying out that's been working really well. It's called … Continue reading The Fast Draft
Don't stop writing to do research. Getting all of your research out of the way before you start your writing session is essential to the flow of your book. Once you start writing, you don't want to break up your concentration with doing something as tedious as researching a fact. You could get lost in … Continue reading Research First
The best way I get started with my writing everyday, is to write about writing. You know everything needed to write, so write about it. This will get you started with your flow of words, so you can easily switch topics at some point to write your book, blog, article, ect. Start writing about writing … Continue reading Write About Writing
Characters are people. They have feelings and dreams. Developing characters that are complex can be difficult, but if you ask yourself if your characters meet all the humanistic checkpoint and can answer yes, then chances are you have a well-rounded character. What are the humanistic checkpoints for a character? I’m glad you asked. When creating … Continue reading What is a Character?
You hook your readers in the first three seconds of your book. Or you don't. The beginning of your story is what sets the tone for the whole book and the way your reader relates to it. If they're bored in the beginning, they probably won't bother to finish the book. To avoid that, your … Continue reading Start in Action
It can be difficult to start writing. Once you get started, it can be hard to stop. So how do we , as Writers, make the blank page a little less daunting? We can have creative juice for breakfast! To kick-start your creative juices first thing in the morning, you have to wake up your … Continue reading Creative Juice for Breakfast
If you want writing to be your career, you have to treat writing like your job. Would you go to work in sweatpants with your hair messy? No. You get dressed, do your hair, brush your teeth, put your makeup on, drink your coffee and mentally get ready for the day. Writing should be no … Continue reading Dress for Success
If you want to be a Writer, write. Best-Selling Author's all have one thing in common. They all considered their writing as their job and made it a priority. Just like paying bills, cleaning the house, and making dinner are all essential tasks to the day, they made writing essential too. If you want to … Continue reading Prioritizing Your Writing
There is a well-known theory that everything has already been written. This can be discouraging to writers, especially if they are relatively new to the field. However, I have good news! Everything has not been written. Not everyone knows what you know. Everyone sees the world differently based on their experiences, personality, perception and their … Continue reading Everything Has Not Been Written
What do you consider a good book? One that you can't put down? So, like every writer alive, you're probably wondering "how do I make my writing that good?" Here are ten tips for writing a good, can't-put-it-down book! Take a brief lesson in Psychology. Whether this sounds boring or exciting to you, it will … Continue reading What is “Good” Writing?