100 Day Challenge

100 Day Challenge

2017. We made it, you guys. We can all agree that last year was harder than most. Whether it's because we were so aware, so in sync, with everything that happened or it was really just that awful, the general consensuses on Twitter is that 2017 is a welcomed breath of fresh air. There hasn't [...]

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So you finished NaNoWriMo

So you finished NaNoWriMo

Congratulations! You've written a lot of words in a short amount of time that is a great first draft! I know, I know. You've heard first drafts are supposedly crap. They should never be seen by anyone, ever, and they're just garbage. A stream of consciousness that you're probably going to re-write at least five [...]

On Voice: Whose do you hear?

On Voice: Whose do you hear?

As a reader, you can tell when a voice feels real and authentic or not. You can tell from page one whether or not you're going to connect with the main character -- even if the character is unlikeable, or unreliable. You can connect with them because it feels like they're talking to you, that [...]

Why do you need to read?

Why do you need to read?

Writing advice is always subjective. It'll depend on the person giving the advice and the experience they had. There are rules you should follow, but if you're good enough you can get away with not following them. So people say write every day, some people say don't push yourself. Some say you need to outline books before [...]

#MondayBlogs: Patience in publishing and healing

#MondayBlogs: Patience in publishing and healing

Patience is something I've always had -- or at least I'd like to think I've always had. Waiting has always been a part of my life. Waiting my turn, waiting for the bus, waiting to get home, waiting to hear back from colleges, waiting for grades... well, you get the picture. These are just micro [...]