NaNoWriMo is Coming!
NaNoWriMo is an event that keeps getting larger and more popular each and every year. And it's no wonder. There's something romantic and wonderful about writing a novel. Most of the times I've told people that I've written novels, the conversation inevitably turns toward how they have an
I've always been a responsible person. I was a conscientious student from preschool, completing extra worksheets at home with my mom just because I wanted to. This personality train persists today, and is essential for my success as a writer. After all, no one is telling me I have to
“The subconscious mind is amazingly efficient – it wants to work your story out – and while I’ve never experienced it myself, my guess is that writer’s block is the result of the conscious mind having gotten too involved in the process.” ― Alistair Cross
Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light
Avoid "Permanent Writer's Block"
One of the most difficult tasks concerning writing any piece of considerable length is staying organized. The typical long-form story has multiple characters and story arcs to keep track of at all times. When I ask people why they give up on their story before they finish
Stop worrying and finish your first draft
This article is for all of you who are worried you might quit on your first draft. This is your pep talk. I want to relate some of the hard lessons I've learned about novel writing in my limited experience. If my simple advice
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When embarking on the editing process with my first novel, it became apparent that some of my holdover habits from working as a freelance writer for most of my
Writing a novel is like running a marathon
When I tell people that I have written a novel, the response is usually positive. I like to compare the general reaction to that of telling someone you've ran a marathon. This is a fair comparison, because no one really cares about how
We've all been there...Writer's Impostor Syndrome is real...
You've worked hard to achieve what you have to this point as a writer/author. Whether you are just finishing your first draft, manuscript, or you've already published dozens of books, you've felt it. It lingers in the back of your mind, and on your