If you’re like me, you have more important things to do than scrub your face twice a day. Your characters are in mortal peril every single freaking day. And if they aren’t, then you have to come up with new ways to torture them. It’s a lot of work and takes a lot of your … Read moreAriobry: For Writers With NO Time For Skincare
I’m a bit overwhelmed lately, so I thought writing about it in a blog post was a great idea. As everyone probably already knows (read: I refuse to shut up about it), I’ve chosen to self-publish the REM World trilogy. There’s more about my reasoning behind that here, but today I want to talk about … Read moreBook Ideas, Writing, & The Day Job
Writing a book takes a lot of time and energy. You pour your own emotions and experiences into your characters, twist the world you live in to create something new and complex. It takes years of brainstorming, writing, editing, brainstorming some more, rewriting…and eventually you have a 100,000+ word book. And you may have written … Read moreSelf-Publishing VS Traditional Publishing
If you’re taking the traditional path to publish your novel, you’ve probably revised it beyond recognition before querying. You might think, as you send it off to the editor, that the next revision will be the last. It won’t. When you send it out to an agent who decides to accept it and rep you, … Read morePSA: Your Novel’s “Last” Revision
Hey there, Travelers & Dreamers! Today we’re gonna talk about pacing your novel and why it’s important! Let’s say you’re writing your novel, or reading one, and halfway through the characters confess their undying love for each other. Or your MC develops a major super power, something so strong and skilled that only masters have … Read moreHow To Keep Track Of Time In Your Novel
Hey there, Travelers & Dreamers! Outlining your novel is a super fun exercise, actually. There’s no hard-and-fast rules for how to do it, as long as it makes sense to you. Nobody else is going to see your outline. Plus it’s a great way to prepare for the synopsis you’ll eventually have to write. (A … Read moreHow To Outline Your Novel
Who You Are You are not a full time writer. You have to work a non-writing related job in order to afford luxuries like food and running water. Gasp! You don’t make enough money to live on from your writing? You haven’t made any money from your writing? Cue the Impostor Syndrome! Maybe you even … Read moreImpostor Syndrome: When Writing Isn’t Your Main Gig
Writing emotions is a challenge for many authors. We all know how we want our readers to feel during a hard-hitting scene. The problem is knowing whether or not we’ve hit our mark. In this article, I’m going to give you a few general tips on how to translate emotions onto the page. 1 Emotion Is … Read moreWriting Emotions: Bringing Your Characters To Life!