The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

Here we are for the 5th installment in this writing tips miniseries! As usual, if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can read them here. I do apologize in the pause between updates, life happened. But anyway, one of the most crucial aspects to any story is your cast. Your plot and your setting and your … Continue reading The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

First Leg ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 3

Long time no see! I've been crazy busy with editing my book and school and haven't had time to write the next installment, so I do apologize! But anyway. This is similar to the last post, which was talking about the importance of first lines. If you've missed the previous installment, you can read it … Continue reading First Leg ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 3

Going on an Adventure ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 1

"Start a novel is like opening a door on a misty landscape; you can see very little, but you can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing." Iris Murdoch Writing a book—or a short story—is very much a challenging process, especially if attempting it for the first time. Generally, any story starts with an … Continue reading Going on an Adventure ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 1

Self-Evaluation of Writing

In light of some comments and thoughts expressed during #PitMad on Twitter yesterday, I wanted to share some lessons I've learned through the writing and querying process. I've seen a lot of people, not just during this recent pitching session, but in general, speaking of how discouraged they feel about their writing when they see … Continue reading Self-Evaluation of Writing

Becoming a Master Puppeteer — From Writer to Published Author

Writing is a long and complicated process. Most people think that you just have to sit at a table with a notebook and pen/pencil, or a typewriter, or a laptop and just word away the hours. And then get published. But in reality, it's so much more than that. I never realized how much work … Continue reading Becoming a Master Puppeteer — From Writer to Published Author