What to Do When Writing Sucks

Let's face it... All writers eventually hit a point where writing just isn't fun anymore.  Even if it only lasts a few minutes (lucky you!), every writer has had a moment (or two? three? fifteen-hundred?) where they just simply didn't want to write.  That moment when writing sucks and we wonder why we ever decided to do... Continue Reading →

Should You NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo... National Novel Writing Month. Sounds fun, right? It can be.  It can also be stressful, overwhelming, and way more than you may have bargained for. So how do you know if NaNoWriMo is right for you? Here are some things to consider before committing to the crunch of 50,000 words in November.   NaNoWriMo... Continue Reading →

How to Succeed at NaNoWriMo

Last year I won NaNoWriMo.  (Yay me!) However... I also had a REALLY intense, stress-laden, less-than-a-minute-til-the-deadline-and-I'm-still-not-done month of November.  I ended up exceeding the word count, but as you can see in the graph below, I really had to push the last few days to get up to the 50k minimum. SO... I just thought... Continue Reading →

How to Self-Edit Your Writing

A good self-edit can make a huge difference in your writing, but only if you know how to do it well.   Even if you're planning to use a professional editor or Beta Readers (which I highly recommend), self-editing beforehand can save your editor/readers a lot of frustration and make the process way less work for... Continue Reading →

I’m Not a Stalker E-BOOK LAUNCH!

I'm Not a Stalker is now available for purchase as an e-book on Amazon! A paperback version is also coming to Amazon soon. You can find out more about this book on my website... I even have reader testimonials! I'm so excited!!!! The e-book is FREE for a limited time, starting tomorrow (October 10th)!   Pick up a... Continue Reading →

Titles and Blurbs

A quick bullet-point list of tips for choosing a title and writing a blurb! TITLES *First of all, THE TITLE MATTERS! (Let’s just get that out of the way.) *Know your audience (“straightforward” Wattpad title v. literary title for academics/high-brow readers) *A good title won’t make your book do well, but a bad one WILL... Continue Reading →

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